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words of Joseph, which he had said noch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and unto them: and when he saw the Carmi. wagons which Joseph had sent to 10 And the sons of Simeon; Jecarry him, the spirit of Jacob their muel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jafather revived:

chin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son 28 And Israel said, It is enough; of a Canaanitish woman. Joseph my son is yet alive: I will 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, go and see him before I die.

Kohath, and Merari.

12 And the sons of Judah ; Er, CHAP. XLVI.

and Onan, and Shelah, and Pha

rez, and Zarah : but Er and Onan AND Israel took his journey with died in the land of Canaan. And all that he had, and came to Beer the sons of Pharez were Hezron and sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the Hainul. God of his father Isaac.

13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola,

and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. the visions of the night, and said, 14 And the sons of Zebulun;

Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. am I.

15 These be the sons of Leah, 3 And he said, I am God, the God which she bare unto Jacob in Padanof thy father: fear not to go down aram, with his daughter Dinah : all into Egypt; for I will there make the souls of his sons and his daughof thee a great nation :

ters were thirty and three. 4 I will go down with thee into 16 And the sons of Gad ; Ziphion, Egypt; and I will also surely bring and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, thee up again: and Joseph shall put and Arodi, and Areli. his hand upon thine eyes.

17 And the sons of Asher; Jim5 And Jacob rose up from Beer nah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Besheba : and the sons of Israel car riah, and Serah their sister : and the ried Jacob their father, and their sons of Beriah ; Heber, and Mallittle ones, and their wives, in the chiel.

18 These are the sons of Zilpah, carry him.

whom Laban gave to Leah his daugh6 And they took their cattle, and ter, and these she bare unto Jacob, their goods, which they had gotten even sixteen souls. in the land of Canaan, and came into 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. him :

20 And unto Joseph in the land 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with of Egypt were born Manasseh and him, his daughters, and his sons' Ephraim, which Asenath the daughdaughters, and all his seed brought ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare he with him into Egypt.

unto him. 8 And these are the names of the 21 And the sons of Benjamin children of Israel, which came into were Belah, and Becher, and AshEgypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, bel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Jacob's firstborn.

Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and 9 And the sons of Reuben; Ha- | Ard.


22 These are the sons of Rachel, ll when Pharaoh shall call you, and which were born to Jacob: all the shall say, What is your occupation? souls were fourteen.

34 That ye shall say, Thy ser23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. vants' trade hath been about cattle

24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jah from our youth even until now, both zeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shil we, and also our fathers: that ye lem.

may dwell in the land of Goshen; 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, for every shepherd is an abominawhich Laban gave unto Rachel his tion unto the Egyptians. daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob : all the souls were seven.

CHAP. XLVII. 26 All the souls that came with THEN Joseph came and told PhaJacob into Egypt, which came out raoh, and said, My father and my of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' brethren, and their focks, and their wives, all the souls were threescore herds, and all that they have, are and six;

come out of the land of Canaan ; 27 And the sons of Joseph, which and, behold, they are in the land of were born him in Egypt, were two Goshen. souls: all the souls of the house of 2 And he took some of his breJacob, which came into Egypt, were thren, even five men, and presented threescore and ten.

them unto Pharaoh. 28 And he sent Judah before him 3 And Pharaoh said unto his breunto Joseph, to direct his face unto thren, What is your occupation ? Goshen ; and they came into the And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy land of Goshen.

servants are shepherds, both we, and 29 And Joseph made ready his also our fathers. chariot, and went up to meet Israel 4 They said moreover unto Phahis father, to Goshen, and presented raoh, For to sojourn in the land are himself unto him; and he fell on we come; for thy servants have no his neck, and wept on his neck a pasture for their flocks; for the fagood while.

mine is sore in the land of Canaan : 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, now therefore, we pray thee, let Now let me die, since I have seen thy servants dwell in the land of thy face, because thou art yet Goshen. alive.

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Jo31 And Joseph said unto his bre seph, saying, Thy father and thy thren, and unto his father's house, brethren are come unto thee : I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and 6 The land of Egypt is before say unto him, My brethren, and my thee; in the best of the land make father's house, which were in the land thy father and brethren to dwell; in of Canaan, are come unto me; the land of Goshen let them dwell:

32 And the men are shepherds, for and if thou knowest any men of their trade hath been to feed cattle; activity among them, then make and they have brought their flocks, them rulers over my cattle. and their herds, and all that they 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob have.

his father, and set him before Pha33 And it shall come to pass, raoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, ll them with bread for all their cattle How old art thou ?

for that year. 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, 18 When that year was ended, The days of the years of my pil they came unto him the second year, grimage are an hundred and thirty and said unto him, We will not hide years : few and evil have the days of it from my lord, how that our mothe years of my life been, and have ney is spent; my lord also hath our not attained unto the days of the herds of cattle; there is not ought years of the life of my fathers in the left in the sight of my lord, but our days of their pilgrimage.

bodies, and our lands: 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, • 19 Wherefore shall we die before and went out from before Pharaoh. thine eyes, both we and our land ?

11 And Joseph placed his father buy us and our land for bread, and and his brethren, and gave them a we and our land will be servants possession in the land of Egypt, in unto Pharaoh : and give us seed, that the best of the land, in the land we may live, and not die, that the of Rameses, as Pharaoh had com land be not desolate. manded.

* 20 And Joseph bought all the 12 And Joseph nourished his fa land of Egypt for Pharaoh ; for the ther, and his brethren, and all his fa Egyptians sold every man his field, ther's houshold, with bread, accord because the famine prevailed over ing to their families.

them: so the land became Pha13 And there was no bread in all raoh's. the land; for the famine was very 21 And as for the people, he resore, so that the land of Egypt and moved them to cities from one end all the land of Canaan fainted by of the borders of Egypt even to the reason of the famine.

other end thereof. 14 And Joseph gathered up all 22 Only the land of the priests the money that was found in the bought he not; for the priests had land of Egypt, and in the land of a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, Canaan, for the corn which they and did eat their portion which Phabought : and Joseph brought the raoh gave them: wherefore they sold money into Pharaoh's house.

not their lands. 15 And when money failed in the 23 Then Joseph said unto the land of Egypt, and in the land of people, Behold, I have bought you Canaan, all the Egyptians came un this day and your land for Pharaoh : to Joseph, and said, Give us bread : lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall for why should we die in thy pre sow the land. sence ? for the money faileth.

24 And it shall come to pass in 16 And Joseph said, Give your the increase, that ye shall give the cattle; and I will give you for your fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four cattle, if money fail.

parts shall be your own, for seed of 17 And they brought their cattle the field, and for your food, and for unto Joseph : and Joseph gave them them of your housholds, and for food bread in exchange for horses, and for for your little ones. the flocks, and for the cattle of the 25 And they said, Thou hast saved herds, and for the asses: and he fed our lives : let us find grace in the

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem.

sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years : so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die : and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. . 31 And he said, Swear unto me.

.and he said And he sware unto him. And Is

in die rael bowed himself upon the bed's head.

CHAP. XLVIII. AND it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

and said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward

his left hand toward Israel's right thren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.


hand, and brought them near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upou his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it : he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great : but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh : and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy bre

AND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel : I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.

9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a law giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;

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