and he decided to go away until a more propitious opportunity
presented itself, first, however, proving to his father
that his sons had been initiated in the covenant of Abraham.
Outside of his father's chamber, alone with his sons, he
threw himself down before God and besought Him to show
him mercy, and he bade his sons do likewise, saying, "Be
not content with your high station, for worldly honors are
but for a time. Entreat God to be merciful and let the
Shekinah descend upon my father, that he bless you both."
Then spake God to the holy spirit: "How long yet shall
Joseph suffer? Reveal thyself quickly, and enter into Jacob,
that he may be able to bestow blessings."
In the words of Jacob, "Ephraim and Manasseh, even as