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Jacob blesses Joseph's sons : CHAP. XLIX. He blesses his own sons. brought them near unto him; and be kiss- 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not exed them, and embraced them.

cel; because thou wentest up to thy fa11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had ther's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went not thought to see thy face: and lo, God up to my couch. hath shewed me also thy seed.

5 1 Simeon and Levi are brethren; in12 And Joseph brought them out from struments of cruelty are in their habitabetween his knees, and he bowed himself tions. with his face to the earth.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, be not thou united! for in their anger they and Manasseh in his left hand toward Is- slew a man, and in their self-will they rael's right hand, and brought them near digged down a wall. unto him.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was 14 And Israel stretched out his right fierce: and their wrath, for it was cruel : hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter who was the younger, and his left hand them in Israel. upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands 8 T Judah, thou art he whom thy brethWittingly; foș Manasseh was the first-born. ren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the

15 T And be blessed Joseph, and said, neck of thine enemies; thy father's chilGod, before whom my fathers Abraham dren shall bow down before thee. and Isaac did walk, the God wbich fed me 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the all my life long unto this day,

prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped 16 The Angel which redeemed me from down, he couched as a lion, and as an old all evil, bless the lads; and let my name lion: who shall rouse him up? be named on them, and the name of my 10 The sceptre shall not depart from atbers Abraham and Isaac: and let them Judab, nor a lawgiver from between his grow into a multitude in the midst of the feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him earth.

shall the gathering of the people be. 17 And when Joseph saw that his fa- 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and ther laid his right hand upon the head of his ass's coli unto the choice vine; he Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held washed his garnents in wine, and his up his father's hand, to remove it from clothes in the blood of grapes : Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not his teeth white with milk. so, my father: for this is the first-born ; 13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the haven put thy right band upon his head. of the sea; and he shall be for a haven

19 And his father refused, and said, I of ships; and his border shall be unto know it, my son, I know it: he also shall Zidon. become a people, and he also shall be 14 | Issachar is a strong ass, couching great: but truly his younger brother shall down between two burdens : be greater than he, and his seed shall be- 15 And we saw that rest was good, and come a inultitude of nations.

the land that it was pleasant; and bowed 20 And he blessed them that day, say- his shoulder to bear, and became a servant ing, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God unto tribute. make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh : 16 9 Dan shall judge his people, as one and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. of the tribes of Israel.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, I dje; but God shall be with you, and bring an adder in the path, that biteth the horseyou again unto the land of your fathers. heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

22 Moreover I have given to thee one 18 'I have waited for thy salvation, O portion above thy brethren, which I took LORD! out of the hand of the Amorite with my 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: sword and with my bow.

but he shall overcome at the last. CHAP XLIX.

20 | Out of Asher his bread shall be said, Gather yourselves together, that 21 1 Naphtali is a hind let loose : he

fatand I may tell you that which shall befall you giveth goodly words. in the last days.

22 † Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, fruitful bough by a well, whose branches ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel run over the wall: your father.

23 The archers have sorely grieved 3. J Reuben, thou art my first-bom, my him, and shot at him, and hated him: migbt, and the beginning of my strength, 24 But his bow abode in strength, and the excellency of dignity, and the excel the arms of his

hands were made strong by lency of power :

the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: The mourning for Jacob. GENESIS. Joseph comforts his brethren. (trom thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of father: and with him went up all the serIsrael :

vants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, 25 Even by the God of thy father, who and all the elders of the land of Egypt, shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his shall bless thee with blessings of heaven brethren, and his father's house : only above, blessings of the deep that lieth un- their little ones, and their flocks, and their der, blessings of the breasts and of the herds, they left in the land of Goshen. womb:

9 And there went up with him both 26 The blessings of thy father have pre- chariots and horsemen: and it was a very vailed above the blessings of my progeni- great company. tors unto the utmost bound of the everlast- 10 And they came to the threshing-floor ing hills; they shall be on the head of Jo- of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and seph, and on the crown of the head of him there they mourned with a great and very that was separate from his brethren. sore lamentation : and he made a mourn.

27 | Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; ing for his father seven days. in the morning he shall devour the prey,

11 And when the inhabitants of the and at night he shall divide the spoil. land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning

28 | Åll these are the twelve tribes of in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a Israel : and this is it that their father spake grievous mourning to the Egyptians : unto them, and blessed them: every one wherefore the name of it was called Abelaccording to his blessing he blessed them. inizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

29 And he charged them, and said unto 12 And his sons did unto him accord. them, I am to be gathered unto my people : ing as he commanded them : bury me with my fathers in the cave that 13 Forhis sons carried him into the land of is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the

30 In the cave that is in the field of field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the with the field for a possession of a buryingland of Canaan, which Abraham bought place of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. with the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a 14 | And Joseph returned into Egypt, possession of a burying-place.

he and his brethren, and all that went up 31 (There they buried Abraham and with him to bury his father, after he had Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac buried his father. and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried 15 | And when Joseph's brethren saw Leah.)

that their father was dead, they said, JoS2 The purchase of the field and of the seph will peradventure bate us, and will cave that is therein, was from the children certainly requite us all the evil which we of Heth.

did unto him. 33 And when Jacob had made an end 16 And they sent a messenger unto Jo of commanding his sons, he gathered up seph, saying, Thy father did command his feet into the bed, and yielded up the before he died, saying, ghost, and was gathered unto his people. 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, For. CHAP. L.

give, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy ND Joseph fell upon his father's face, brethren, and their sin; for they did unto 2 And Joseph commanded his servants give the trespass of the servants of the God the physicians to embalm his father: and of thy father. And Joseph wept when the physicians embalmed Israel.

they spake unto him. 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; 18 And his brethren also went and fell for so are fulfilled the days of those which down before his face : and they said, Beare embalmed: and the Egyptians mourn- hold, we be thy servants. ed for him threescore and ten days. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear

4 And when the days of his mourning not : for am I in the place of God ? were past, Joseph spake unto the house of 20 But as for you,ye thought evil against Pharaoh saying, If now I have found grace me; but God meant it unto good, to bring in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the to pass, as it is this day, to save much peoears of Pharaoh, saying,

ple alive. 5 My father made me swear saying, 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will Lo, 1 die: in my grave which I have dig- nourish you, and your little ones. And ged for me in the land of Canaan, there he comforted them, and spake kindly unto shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let them. me go up, I pray thee, and bury my fa- 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, ther, and I will come again.

and his father's house and Joseph lived 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury a hundred and ten years. thy father, according as he made thee swear. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's chil7 T And Joseph went up to bury his dren of the third generation: the children

The death of Joseph.

CHAP. I, II. Moses bornis laid in the flags also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were 25 And Joseph took an oath of the chilbrought up upon Joseph's knees. dren of Israel, saying, God will surely vi

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, sit you, and ye shall carry up my bones I die ; and God will surely visit you, and from hence. bring you out of this land, unto the land 26 So Joseph died, being a hundred which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and and ten years old : and they embalmed to Jacob.

him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

1 The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.

18 And the king of Egypt called for NOWE TOW these are the names of the chil- the midwives, and said unto them, Why

dren of Israel, which came into bave ye done this thing, and have saved Egypt; every man and his household the men-children alive? came with Jacob.

19 And the midwives said unto Phara2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, loh, Because the Hebrew women are not 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, as the Egyptian women; for they are live4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. ly, and are delivered ere the midwives

5 And all the souls that came out of the come in unto them. Joins of Jacob_were seventy souls : for 20 Therefore God dealt well with the Joseph was in Egypt already.

midwives : and the people multiplied, 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and waxed very mighty. and all that generation.

21 And it came to pass, because the 7 And the children of Israel were midwives feared God, that he made thein fruitful, and increased abundantly, and houses. multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, and the land was filled with them. saying, Every son that is born ye shalí

8 9 Now there arose up a new king over cast into the river, and every daughter ye Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

shall save alive. 9 And he said unto his people, Behold,

CHAP. II. the people of the children of Israel are

A more and mightier than we.

Levi, and took to wife a daughter of 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with Levi. them, lest they multiply, and it come to 2 And the woman conceived and bare pass, that, when there falleth out any war, a son : and when she saw him that he wus they join also unto our enemies, and fight a goodly child, she hid him three months. against us, and soget them upoutofthe land. 3 And when she could not longer hide

11 Therefore they did set over them him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, taskmasters, to afflict them with their bur- and daubed it with slime and with pitch, dens. And they built for Pharaoh trea- and put the child therein; and she said it sure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses. in the flags by the river's brink.

12 But the more they afflicted them, 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit the more they multiplied and grew. And what would be done to him. they were grieved because of the children 5 | And the daughter of Pharaoh came of Israel.

down to wash herself at the river; and her 13 And the Egyptians made the chil- maidens walked along by the river's side : dren of Israel to serve with rigour. and when she saw the ark among the

14 And they made their lives bitter flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. with hard bondage, in mortar, and in Ő And when she had opened it, she saw brick, and in all manner of service in the the child : and behold, the babe wept. field: all their service wherein they made And she had compassion on him, and said, them serve was with rigour.

This is one of the Hebrews' children. 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's Hebrew midwives (of which the name daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may other Puah ;)

nurse the child for thee? 15 And he said, When ye do the office 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to ber, of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and Go. And the maid went and called the see thein upon the stools; if it be a son, child's mother. then ye shall kill him; but if it be a 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto daughter, then she shall live.

her, Take this child away and nurse it for 17 But the midwives feared God, and me and I will give thee thy wages.

And did not as the king of Egypt commanded the woman took the child and nursed it. them, but saved the men-children alive. 10 And the child grew, and she brought

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