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Jació declareth his age : CnAP. XLVIII. He giveth directions to Joseph. 49 saying, Thy father and thy brethren are 11_20 And Joseph bought all the land of came unto thee:

Egypt for Pharaoh ; for the Egyptians sold 6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in || every man his field, because the famine the best of the land make thy father and prevailed over them: so the land became brethren to dwell ; in the land of Goshen Pharaoh's. let them dwell; and if thou knowest any 21 And as for the people, he removed men of activity among them, then make them to cities from one end of the borthem rulers over my cattle.

ders of Egypt even to the other end there7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his of. father, and set him before Pharaoh : and 22 Only the land of the priests bought Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

he not ; for the priests had a portion as8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How signed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their ald art thou?

portion which Pharaoh gave them; where9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The fore they sold not their lands. days of the years of my pilgrimage are an 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, hundred and thirty years : few and evil Behold, I have bought you this day and have the days of the years of my life been, your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed and have not attained unto the days of for you, and ye shall sow the land. the years of the life of my fathers in the 24 And it shall come to pass in the indays of their pilgrimage.

crease, that ye shall give the fifth part 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be went out from before Pharaoh.

your own, for seed of the field, and for 11 And Joseph placed his father and your food, and for them of your househis brethren, and gave them a possession | holds, and for food for your little ones. in the land of Egypt, in the best of the 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh lives : let us find grace in the sight of my had commanded.

lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and 26 And Joseph made it a law over the his brethren, and all his father's household, land of Egypt unto this day, that Phawith bread according to their families. raoh should have the fifth part ; except

13 And there was no bread in all the the land of the priests only, which became land; for the famine was very sore, so | not Pharaoh's. that the land of Egypt, and all the land of 27 | And Israel dwelt in the land of ECanaan, fainted by reason of the famine. gypt, in the country of Goshen; and they

14 And Joseph gathered up all the mon- had possessions therein, and grew, and ey that was found in the land of Egypt, multiplied exceedingly. and in the land of Canaan, for the corn 28 And Jacob lived in the land of E. which they bought : and Joseph brought gypt seventeen years : so the whole age the money into Pharaoh's house.

of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven 15 And when money failed in the land of years. Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, must die ; and he called his son Josepii, Give us bread: for why should we die in | and said unto him, If now I have found the presence? for the money faileth. grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle ; | hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and I will give you for your cattle, if and truly with me; bury me not, I pray money fail.

thee, in Egypt : 17 And they brought their cattle unto 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and Joseph : and Joseph gave them bread in thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and erchange for horses, and for the flocks, bury me in their burying-place. And he and for the cattle of the herds, and for said, I will do as thou hast said. the asses; and he fed them with bread, for 31 And he said, Swear unto me : and all their cattle, for that year.

he sware unto him. And Israel bowed 18 When that year was ended, they himself upon the bed's head. came unto him the second year, and said

CHAP. XLVIII. unto him, We will not hide it from my || 1 Joseph visiteth his sick father. 3 Jacob lord, how that our money is spent ; my 1 repeateth the promise ; 21 and prophelord also hath our herds of cattle; there 1 sieth their return. is not aught left in the sight of my lord, AND it came to pass after these things, but our bodies and our lands :

A that one told Joseph, Behold, thy 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine || facher is sick : and he took with him his eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. our land for bread, and we and our land | 2 | And one told Jacob, and said, Bewill be servants unto Pharaoh : and give | hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee : us seed, that we may live, and not die, and Israel strengthened himself, and sat that the land be not desolate.

upon the bed.

50 Jacob repeateth the promise. GENESIS.

He blesseth his sons. 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Al- || Not so, my father : for this is the firstmighty appeared unto me at Luz in the born ; put thy right hand upon his head. land of Canaan, and blessed me,

19 Ånd his father refused, and said, 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will || I know it, my son, I know it ; he also make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, shall become a people, and he also shall and I will make of thee a multitude of | be great : but truly his younger brother people ; and will give this land to thy seed shall be greater than he, and his seed after thee, for an everlasting possession. | shall become a multitude of nations.

5And now, thy two sons, Ephraim 20 And he blessed them that day, sayand Manasseh, which were born unto thee | ing, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God in the land of Egypt, before I came unto make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh : thee into Egypt, are mine: as Reuben and and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. Simeon, they shall be mine.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest | I die; but God shall be with you, and bring after them, shall be thine, and shall be || you again unto the land of your fathers. called after the name of their brethren in 22 Moreover I have given to thec their inheritance.

one portion above thy brethren, which 7 And as for me, when I came from || I took out of the hand of the Amorite Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of with my sword and with my bow. Canaan, in the way, when yet there was

CHAP. XLIX. but a little way to come unto Ephrath : ||1 Jacob calleth his sons to bless them : 3 and I buried her there in the way of E Their blessings in particular : 29 His phrath, the same is Beth-lehem.

charge concerning his burial. 93 His 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and death. said, Who are these ?

AND Jacob called unto his sons, and 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They ll A said, Gather yourselves together, are my sons, whom God hath given me that I may tell you that which shall befal in this place. And he said, Bring them, I ll you in the last days. pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear,

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for 1 ye sons of Jacob ; and hearken unto Isage, so that he could not see:) And he |rael your father. brought them near unto him ; and he 3 | Reuben, thou art my first-born, kissed them, and embraced them. my might, and the beginning of my

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had strength, the excellency of dignity, and not thought to see thy face: and lo, God | the excellency of power: hath shewed me also thy seed.

4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not ex12 And Joseph brought them out from || cel ; because thou wentest up to thy fabetween his knees, and he bowed himself || ther's bed; then defiledst thou it ; he with his face to the earth.

I went up to my couch. 13 And Joseph took them both, E 59 Simeon and Leviare brethren: instruphraim in his right hand toward Israel's ments of cruelty are in their habitations. left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand 6 O my soul, come not thou into their toward Israel's right hand, and brought secret ; unto their assembly, mine bonthem near unto him.

our, be not thou united : for in their an14 And Israel stretched out his right ) ger they slew a man, and in their selfhand, and laid it upon Ephrain's head, will they digged down a wall. who was the younger, and his left hand 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands fierce : and their wrath, for it was cruel : wittingly ; for Manasseh was the first I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter born.

them in Israel. 15 | And he blessed Joseph, and said, 8 1 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethGod, before whom my fathers Abraham ren shall praise ; thy hand shall be in and Isaac did walk, the God which fed the neck of thine enemies : thy father's me all my life long unto this day, children shall bow down before thee.

16 The angel which redeemed me 11 9 Judah is a lion's whelp ; from the from all evil, bless the lads ; and let my prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stoopname be named on them, and the name ed down, he couched as a lion, and as an of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and old lion : who shall rouse him up? let them grow into a multitude in the 10 The sceptre shall not depart from midst of the earth.

Judah, nor a law-giver from between his 17 And when Joseph saw that his father feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him laid his right hand upon the head of E shall the gathering of the people be. phraim, it displeased him : and he held 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and up his father's hand, to remove it from his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washEphraim's head unto Manasseh's head. led his garments in wine, and his clothes

18 And Joseph said unto his father, ll in the blood of grapes:

His charge concerning his death. CHAP. L. The mourning for Jacob. 51

12 His eves shall be red with wine, and fl and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried his teeth white with milk.

Leah) 154 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of 32 "The purchase of the field and of the the sea ; and he shall be for an haven of cave that is therein, was from the chilships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. | dren of Heth.

14 Issachar is a strong ass, couching 33 And when Jacob had made an down between two burdens :

end of commanding his sons, he gathered 15 And he saw that rest was good, and up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the land that it was pleasant; and bowed | the ghost, and was gathered unto his his shoulder to bear, and became a ser- || people. vant unto tribute

CHAP. L. 16 f Dan shall judge his people, as one 1 The mourning for Jacob. 7 The funeral, of the tribes of Israel.

24 Joseph prophesieth to his brethren of 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, their return.26 His death. an adder in the path, that biteth the horse- || A ND Joseph fell upon his father's face, heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. \ n and wept upon him, and kissed 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O

him. LORD.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants 198 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: the physicians to embalm his father : and but he shall overcome at the last.

the physicians embalmed Israel. 20 € Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him : and he shall yield royal dainties.

(for so are fulfilled the days of those which 21 Naphtali is á hind let loose : he are embalmed :) and the Egyptians giveth goodly words.

mourned for him threescore and ten days. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a 4 And when the days of his mourning fruitful bough by a well; whose branches were past, Joseph spake unto the house of run over the wall:

Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found 23 The archers have sorely grieved grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in him, and shot at him, and hated him : the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

24 But his bow abode in strength, and 5 My father made me swear, saying, the arms of his hands were made strong Lo, I die : in my grave which I have by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob : || digged for me in the land of Canaan, from thence is the shepherd, the stone of there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore Israel :

let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my 25 Even by the God of thy father, who father, and I will come again. shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury shall bless thee with blessings of heaven || thy father, according as he made thee abore, blessings of the deep that lieth un swear. der, blessings of the breasts, and of the 7 9 And Joseph went up to bury his Womb :

father : and with him went up all the 26 The blessings of thy father have pre servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his vailed above the blessings of my progeni house, and all the elders of the land of tors unto the utmost bound of the everlast Egypt, ing hills; they shall be on the head of Jo 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his seph, and on the crown of the head of him brethren, and his father's house : only that was separate from his brethren. their little ones, and their flccks, and their

27 f Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in || herds they left in the land of Goshen. the morning he shall devour the prey, and 9 And there went up with him both at night he shall divide the spoil

chariots and horsemen: and it was a very 287 All theseare the twelve tribes of Is- | great company. rael: and this is it that their father spake 10 And they came to the threshingunto them, and blessed them ; every one floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, according to his blessing he blessed and there they mourned with a great and

very sore lamentation : and he made a 29 And he charged them, and said mourning for his father seven days. unto them, I am to be gathered unto 11 And when the inhabitants of the me people : bury me with my fathers in land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning the cave that is in the field of Ephron the in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a

grievous mourning to the Egyptians : 30 In the cave that is in the field of | wherefore the name of it was called AbelMachpelah, which is before Mamre, in mizraim, which is beyond Jordan. the land of Canaan, which Abraham 12 And his sons did unto him according bought with the field of Ephron the Hit || as he commanded them : tite for a possession of a burying-place.. 13 For his sons carried him into the

31 (There they buried Abraham and land of Canaan, and buried him in the Sarah his wife ; there they buried Isaac cave of the field of Machpelah, which

them.

Hittite,

52 The Israclites oppressed. EXODUS. The men-children saved. Abraham bought with the field for a pos-11 20 But as for you, ye thought evil asession of a burying-place of Ephron the gainst me; but God meant it unto good, Hittite, before Mamre.

to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save 14 | And Joseph returned into Egypt, much people alive. he and his brethren, and all that went up 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will with him to bury his father, after he had nourish you, and your little ones. And buried his father.

he comforted them, and spake kindly un15 | And when Joseph's brethren saw | to them. that their father was dead, they said, Jo-1 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and seph will peradventure hate us, and will || his father's house : and Joseph lived an certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children 16 And they sent messengers unto Jo of the third generation : the children also seph, saying, Thy father did command of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were before he died, saying,

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, 1 24° And Joseph said unto his brethren, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy breth || I die : and God will surely visit you, and ren, and their sin ; for they did unto thee bring you out of this land, unto the land evil : and now, we pray thee, forgive the || which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, trespass of the servants of the God of thy || and to Jacob. father. And Joseph wept when they 25 And Joseph took an oath of the chilspake unto him.

dren of Israel, saying, God will surely 18 And his brethren also went and fell visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones down before his face; and they said, Be- from hence. hold, we be thy servants.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear and ten years old : and they embalmed not: for am I in the place of God? ll him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. worrororonoamornomourronsorrorososorro THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED EXODUS. CHAP. I.

Il treasure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses. 1 The children of Israel multiply. 8 They | 12 But the more they afflicted them,

are oppressed by a new king. 15 The the more they multiplied and grew. And

midwives save the males alive. . they were grieved because of the children N OW these are the names of the chil- || of Israel. TV dren of Israel, which came into E 13 And the Egyptians made the chilgypt; every man and his household came dren of Israel to serve with rigour. with Jacob.

14 And they made their lives bitter 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, with hard bondage, in mortar, and in 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, brick, and in all manner of service in the 4. Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. field: all their service wherein they made

5 And all the souls that came out of the them serve, was with rigour. Toins of Jacob, were seventy souls ; for Jor 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the seph was in Egypt already.

Hebrew midwives, (of which the name of 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, one was Shiphrah, and the name of the and all that generation.

other Puah :) 7. And the children of Israel were 16 And he said, When ye do the office fruitful, and increased abundantly, and of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; || see them upon the stools ; if it be a son, and the land was filled with them. then ye shall kill him ; but if it be a

8 Now there arose up a new king over daughter, then she shall live. Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

17 But the midwives feared God, and 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, I did not as the king of Egypt commanded the people of the children of Israel are ll them, but saved the men-children alive. more and mightier than we.

18 And the king of Egypt called for the 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with midwives, and said unto them, Why have them : lest they multiply, and it come to ye done this thing, and have saved the pass, that when there falleth out any war, | men-children alive? they join also unto our enemies, and fight || 19 And the midwives said unto Pharaagainst us, and so get them up out of the || oh, Because the Hebrew women are not as land.

the Egyptian women: for they are lively, 11 Therefore they did set over them and are delivered ere the midwives come task-masters, to afflict them with their in unto them. burdens. And they built for Pharaoh " 20 Therefore God dealt well with the

Moses is born.

CHAP. II, III. He keepeth Jethro's flock. 53 midwives: and the people multiplied, and 14 And he said, Who made thee a waxed very mighty.

prince and a judge over us? intendest thou 21 And it came to pass, because the to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? midwives feared God, that he made And Moses feared, and said, Surely this them houses.

thing is known. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses into the river, and every daughter ye shall fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt save alive.

in the land of Midian ; and he sat down CHAP. II.

by a well. 1 Moses is born, and put into the flags. 51 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven

He is found and brought up by Pha- || daughters : and they came and drew raoh's daughter. 15 He fleeih into water, and filled the troughs to water Midian.

their father's flock. AND there went a man of the house of | 17 And the shepherds came and drove A Levi, and took to wife a daughter of them away : but Moses stood up and helpLevi.

ed them, and watered their flock. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a 18 And when they came to Reuel their son: and when she saw him that he was father, he said, How is it that you are a goodly child, she hid him three months. come so soon to-day?

3 And when she could no longer hide 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivhim, she took for him an ark of bul- || ered us out of the hand of the shepherds, rushes, and daubed it with slime and with and also drew water enough for us, and pitch, and put the child therein ; and she watered the flock. laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit where is he? why is it that ye have left what would be done to him.

the man? call him, that he may eat bread. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came 21 And Moses was content to dwell down to wash herself at the river, and with the man: and he gave Moses Zipher maidens walked along by the river's || porah his daughter.. side: and when she saw the ark among 22 And she bare him a son, and he callthe flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. ed his name Gershom : for he said, I have

6 And when she had opened it, she saw been a stranger in a strange land. the child : and behold, the babe wept. || 23 | And it came to pass in process of And she had compassion on him, and said, time, that the king of Egypt died : and This is one of the Hebrew's children. || the children of Israel sighed by reason of

7 Then said his sisterto Pharaoh's daugh- the bondage, and they cried; and their ter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of cry came up unto God, by reason of the the Hebrew women, that she may nurse bondage. the child for thee?

24 And God heard their groaning, and 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto God remembered his covenant with Abraher, Go And the maid went and called ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. the child's mother.

I 25 And God looked upon the children 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto of Israel, and God had respect unto them. her, Take this child away and nurse it for

CHAP. III. me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the 1 Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God woman took the child and nursed it.

appeareth to him in a burning bush. 9 10 And the child grew, and she brought He sendeth him to deliver Israel. him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name his father-in-law, the priest of MidMoses: and she said, Because I drew him ian : and he led the flock to the back out of the water.

side of the desert, and came to the moun11 And it came to pass in those days, tain of God, even to Horeb. when Moses was grown, that he went out 2 And the angel of the Lord appearinto his brethren, and looked on their ed unto him in a flame of fire out of the burdens : and he spied an Egyptian smit midst of a bush : and he looked, and being an Hebrew, one of his brethren. hold, the bush burned with fire, and the

12 And he looked this way and that | bush was not consumed. Way, and when he saw that there was no 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him and see this great sight, why the bush is in the sand

not burnt. 13 And when he went out the second 4 And when the Lord saw that he turnday, behold, two men of the Hebrews ed aside to see, God called unto him out strove together: and he said to him that of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, and the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou Moses. And he said, Here am I. by fellow

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither :

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