As each son approached, Jacob thought he beheld Joseph,
and so he was prepared gradually to see him face to face.[316]

Meantime Jacob had espied, from where he was seated, a
man in royal robes among the Egyptians, a crown upon
his head, and a purple mantle over his shoulders, and
he asked Judah who it might be. When he was told that it
was Joseph, his joy was great over the high dignity attained
by his son.

By this time Joseph had come close to his father, and he
bowed himself before him down to the earth, and all the
people with him likewise prostrated themselves.[317] Then
Joseph fell upon his father's neck, and he wept bitterly. He
was particularly grieved that he had permitted his father

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