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years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their pilgrimage And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh. And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Ra-me'ses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

3. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years : so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years. 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, deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt; but I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

4. And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people : bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave that is in the field of Machpe'lah, which is before Mam're, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a'buryingplace. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried Leah. And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and

yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. . 5. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph' lived a hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation : the children also of Ma'chir the son of Ma-nas'seh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die : and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old : and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt

LESSON XII.
BONDAGE AND DELIVERANCE OF THE HEBREWS.

[Exodus i. iii., &c.] 1. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they inultiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. Therefore they did set over them task-masters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pi'thom and Raam'ses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

2. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor : and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigor. And it came to pass, in process of time, that the king of Egypt died : and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

3. Now Moses kept the flock of Je'thro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back side of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb, And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses ! Moses ! And he said, Here am I. And He said, Draw not nigh hither : put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover, he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

4. And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord : and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of GOD ALMIGHTY, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

5. Wherefore, say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments: and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD YOUR GOD, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am the LORD.

6. Now the soʻjourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the self-same day, it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the.land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

7. And the children of Israel journeyed from Ra-me'ses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victuals.

8. And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near ; for God said, Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: but God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea : and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him ; for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

9. And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from. serving us? And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with a high hand. But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea.

10. And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid : and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians ? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

11. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground : and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

12. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared;

and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and op their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.

13. Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song ụnto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath / The sea covered them : triumphed gloriously:

They sank as lead in the mighty waThe horse and his rider hath he thrown ters. into the sea.

Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among The Lord is my strength and song, • the gods? And he is become my salvation : Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, He is my God, and I will prepare him Fearful in praises, doing wonders ? a habitation

Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, My father's Gód, and I will exalt him. The earth swallowed them. The Lord is a man of war :

Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the The Lord is his name.

people Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he Which thou hast redeemed : cast into the sea :

Thou hast guided them in thy strength His chosen captains also are drowned Unto thy holy habitation.

in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them: | 16. The people shall hear, and be They sank into the bottom as a stone.. afraid :

Sorrow shall take hold on the inhab14. Thy right hand, O Lord, is be- itants of Palestina. come glorious in power:

Then the dukes of Edom shall be Thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed amazed; in pieces the enemy.

The mighty men of Moab, trembling And, in the greatness of thine excel shall take hold upon them; lency,

All the inhabitants of Canaan shall Thou hast overthrown them that rose · melt away. up against thee:

Fear and dread shall fall upon them; Thou sentest forth thy wrath,

By the greatness of thine arm they Which consumed them as stubble. shall be as still as a stone; And, with the blast of thy nostrils,

| Till thy people pass over, O Lord, The waters were gathered together ; Till the people pass over, which thou The floods stood upright as a heap, hast purchased.. And the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

17. Thou shalt bring them in,

And plant them in the mountain of 15. The enemy said, I will pursue, I thine inheritance, ad will overtake,

In the place, O Lord, which thou hast I will divide the spoil;

made for thee to dwell in, My lust shall be satisfied upon them; In the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy I will draw my sword,

hands have established. My hand shall destroy them.

The Lord shall reign forever ang Thou didst blow with thy wind,

ever!

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