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19 Wherefore shall we die before / 30 But I will lie with my fathers, thine eyes, both we and our land? and thou shalt carry me out of buy us and our land for bread, and Egypt, and bury me in their burywe and our land will be servants unto ing-place. And he said, I will do as Pharaoh; and give us seed, that we thou hast said. may live, and not die, that the land 31 And he said, Swear unto me. be not desolate.

And he sware unto him. And Israel 20 And Joseph bought all the land bowed himself upon the bed's head. of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyp

CHAPTER XLVIII. tians sold every man his field, because

Joseph visiteth his sick father-Jacob blesseth the fainine prevailed over them; so

Ephraim and Manasseh- He prophesieth the land became Pharaoh's.

their return to Canaan. 21 And as for the people, he re- AND it came to pass after these moved them to cities from one end A things, that it was told Joseph, of the borders of Egypt even to the saying, Behold, thy father is sick; other end thereof.

| and he took with him his two sons, 22 Only the land of the priests Manasseh and Ephraim. bought he not; for the priests had a 2 And it was told Jacob, saying, portion assigned them of Pharaoh, Look, and behold, thy son Joseph and did eat their portion which Pha- cometh unto thee; and Israel strengthraoh gave them ; wherefore they sold ened himself, and sat upon the bed. not their lands.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, | Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in Behold, I have bought you this day the land of Canaan, and blessed me, and your land for Pharaoh ; lo, here 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will is seed for you, and ye shall sow the make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, land.

saith the Lord, and I will make of 24 And it shall come to pass in the thee a multitude of people; and will increase, that ve shall give the fifth give this land to thy seed after thee. part unto Pharaoh, and four parts for an everlasting possession. shall be your own, for seed of the 5 And now, of thy two sons, Ephraim field, and for your food, and for thein and Manasseh, which were born unto of your households, and for food for thee in the land of Egypt, before I your little ones.

came unto thee into Egypt; behold, 25 And they said, Thou hast saved they are mine, and the God of my faour lives; let us find grace in the thers shall bless them; even as Reusight of my lord, and we will be ben and Simeon they shall be blessed. Pharaoh's servants.

for they are mine; wherefore they 26 And Joseph made it a law over shall be called after my name. (Therethe land of Egypt unto this day, that fore they were called Israel.) Pharaoh should have the fifth part:! 6 And thy issue which thou begettest except the land of the priests only, after thein, shall be thine, and shall which became not Pharaoh's.

be called after the name of their bre27 And Israel dwelt in the land of thren in their inheritance, in the Egypt, in the country of Goshen : tribes; therefore they were called the and they had possessions therein, and tribes of Manasseh and of Ephraim. grew, and multiplied exceedingly. L 7 And Jacob said unto Joseph when

28 And Jacob lived in the land of the God of my fathers appeared unto Egypt seventeen years; so the whole me in Luz, in the land of Canaan; age of Jacob was a hundred forty and he sware unto me, that he would give seven years.

unto me, and unto my seed, the land 29 And the time drew nigh that for an everlasting possession. Israel must die; and he called his 8 Therefore, O my son, he hath son Joseph, and said unto him, If blessed me in raising thee up to be a now I have found grace in thy sight, servant unto me, in saving my house put, I pray thee, thy hand under my from death; thigh, and deal kindly and truly with 9 In delivering my people, thy bre. me; bury mne not, I pray thee, in thren, from famine which was sore in Egypt;

| the land; wherefore the God of thy

fathers shall bless thee, and the fruit which fed me all my life long unto of thy loins, that they shall be blessed this day, above thy brethren, and thy father's 22 The Angel which redeemed me house;

from all evil, bless the lads; and let 10 For thou hast prevailed, and thy my name be named on them, and father's house bas bowed down unto the name of my fathers Abraham and thee, even as it was shown unto thee, Isaac; and let them grow into a mulbefore tbou was sold into Egypt by titude in the midst of the earth. the bands of thy brethren; where- 23 And when Joseph saw that his fore thy brethren shall bow down unto | father laid his right hand upon the tbee, from generation to generation, head of Ephraim, it displeased him; anto the fruit of thy loins for ever; and he held up his father's hand, to

11 For thou shalt be a light unto niy remove it from Ephraim's head unto people, to deliver them in the days of | Manasseh's head. their captivity, from bondage; and 24 And Joseph said unto his father. to bring salvation unto them, when | Not so, my father; for this is the firstthey are altogether bowed down under born; put thy right hand upon his sip.

head. 12 And therefore, as for me, when I 25 And his father refused, and said, came from Padan, Rachel died by me I know it, iny son, I know it; he in the land of Canaan, in the way also shall become a people, and he when we were yet but a little way to also shall be great ; but truly his eome unto Ephrath; and I buried younger brother shall be greater than her there in the way of Ephrath; the | he, and his seed shall become a mulsame is called Bethleheni.

titude of nations. 13 And Israel bebeld Joseph's sons, 26 And he blessed them that day, and said, Who are these ?

saying, In thee shall Israel bless, say14 And Josepb said unto his father, ing, God make thee as Ephraim and They are my sons, whom God hath as Manasseh; and he set Ephrain given me in this land.

before Manasseh. 15 And he said, Bring tbem, I pray | 27 And Israel said unto Joseph, thee, unto me, and I will bless them. Behold, I die; but God shall be with

16 Now the eyes of Israel were dim you, and bring you again unto the for age, so that he could not see well. land of your fathers. And he brought them near unto him; ! 28 Moreover I have given to thee and he kissed them, and embraced one portion above thy brethren, which them.

I took out of the hand of the Amor17 And Israel said unto Joseph, I ite with my sword and with my had not thought to see thy face : bow. and. lo. God hath showed me also

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Jacob blesseth his sms-le dieth. 18 And Joseph brought them out! AND Jacob called unto his sons, from between his knees, and he bow | A and said, Gather yourselves toed bimself with his face to the earth. gether, that I may tell you what shall

19 And Joseph took them both, befall you in the last days. Ephraim in his right hand toward 2 Gather yourselves together, and Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken his left hand toward Israel's right unto Israel your father. band, and brought them near unto 3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, bin.

my might, and the beginning of my 20 And Isracl stretched out his strength, the excellency of dignity, right hand, and laid it upon Eph- and the excellency of power: rain's bead, who was the younger, 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not and his left hand upon Manasseh's excel; because thou wentest up to head, guiding his hands wittingly; thy father's bed; then defiledst thou for Manasseh was the first-bord. it; be went up to my couch.

21 And be blessed Joseph, and said, 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; God, before whom my fathers Abra- instruments of cruelty are in their ham and Isaac did walk, the God habitations.

6 O my soul, come not thou into | 23 The archers have sorely grieved their secret; unto their assembly, him, and shot at him, and hated him, mine honour, be not thuu united; for 24 But his bow abode in strength, in their anger they slew a man, and in and the arms of his hands were made their self-will they diyged down a wall. strong by the hands of the mighty

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was God of Jacob; (from thence is the fierce; and their wrath, for it was shepherd, the stone of Israel ;) cruel; I will divide them in Jacob 25 Even by the God of thy father, and scatter them in Israel.

who shall help thee; and by the 8 Judah, thou art he whom thy | Almighty, who shall bless thee with brethren shall praise; thy hand shall blessings of heaven above, blessings be in the neck of thine enemies; thy of the deep that lieth under, blessings father's children shall bow down be- of the breasts, and of the womb; fore thee.

26 The blessings of thy father have 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prevailed above the blessings of my prey, my son, thou art gone up; he progenitors unto the utmost bound of stooped down, he couched as a lion, the everlasting hills; they shall be on and as an old lion; who shall rouse the head of Joseph, and on the crown hin up ?

of the head of him that was separate 10 The sceptre shall not depart from his brethren. from Judah, nor a law-giver from 27 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; between his feet, until Shiloh come; in the morning he shall devour the and unto him shail the gathering of prey, and at night he shall divide the people be.

the spoil, 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, 28 All these are the twelve tribes and his ass's colt unto the choice of Israel; and this is it that their vine; he washed his garments in father spake unto them, and blessed wine, and his clothes in the blood of them ; every one according to his grapes :

blessing he blessed them. 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, 29 And he charged them, and said and his teeth white with milk.

unto them, I am to be gathered un13 Zebulun shall dwell at the ha- | to my people; bury me with my faven of the sea; and shall be for athers in the cave that is in the field baven of ships; and his border shall of Ephron the Ilittite, be unto Zidon.

30 in the cave that is in the field of 14 Issachar is a strong ass couch-Machpelah, which is before Mamre, en two burdens;

in the land of Canaan, which Abra15 And he saw that rest was good, ham bought with the field of Ephron and the land that it was pleasant; the Hittite for a possession of a and bowed his shoulder to hear, and burying-place. became a servant unto tribute.

31 There they buried Abraham and 16 Dan shall judge his people, as Sarah his wife; there they buried one of the tribes of Israel.

Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the there I buried Leah. way, an adder in the path, that biteth 32 The purchase of the field and of the horse heels, so that his rider shall the cave that is therein was from the fall backward.

children of Heth. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, 33 And when Jacob had made an O Lord.

end of commanding his sons, he ga19 Gad, a troop shall overcome thered up his feet into the bed, and him ; but he shall overcome at the yielded up the ghost, and was gatherlast.

ed unto his people. 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be

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The mourning for Jacob The funeral Jom 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose; he

seph cm fortith his brethren-He prophegiveth goodly words.

sieth-He dieth. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even! AND Joseph fell upon his father's a fruitful bough by a well; whose ! A face, and wept upon him, and branches run over the wall;

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2 And Joseph commanded bis ser- 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, vants the physicians to embalm his be, and his brethren, and all that father; and the physicians embalmed went up with him to bury his father, Israel.

after he had buried His father. 3 And forty days were fulfilled for 15 And when Joseph's brethren saw him ; for so are fulfilled the days of that their father was dead, they said, those which are einbalmed; and the Joseph will peradventure hate us, Egyptians tourned for him three- and will certainly requite us all the score and ten days.

evil which we did unto him. 4 And when the days of his mourn-1 16 And they sent a messenger unto ing were past, Joseph spake unto the Joseph, saying, Thy father did comhouse of Pharaoh, saying, If now I mand before he died, saying, have found grace in your eyes, speak, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass saying,

of thy brethren, and their sin; for 5 My father made me swear, saying, they did unto thee evil; and now, we Lo, I die; in my grave which I have pray thee, forgive the trespass of the digged for me in the land of Canaan, servants of the God of thy father. there shalt thou bury me. Now And Joseph wept when they spake therefore let me go up, I pray thee. I unto him. and bury my father, and I will come 18 And his brethren also went and again.

fell down before his face; and they 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and said, Behold, we be thy servants. bury thy father, according as he made 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear thee swear.

not; for am I in the place of God ? 7 And Joseph went up to bury his 20 But as for you, ye thought evil fatber; and with him went up all the against me; but God meant it unto

ants of Pharaob, the elders of his good, to bring to pass, as it is this house, and all the elders of the land day, to save much people alive. of Egypt,

21 Now therefore fear ye pot; I will 8 And all the house of Joseph, and nourish you, and your little ones. his brethren, and his father's house ; | And he comforted them, and spake only their little ones, and their flocks, kindly unto them. and their herds, they left in the land | 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, of Goshen.

and his father's house : and Joseph 9 And there went up with him both lived a hundred and ten years. cbariots and horsemen; and it was a 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's very great company.

children of the third generation; the 10 And they came to the threshing children also of Machir the son of floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; Manasseh were brought up upon and there they mourned with a great Joseph's knees. and very sore lamentation; and he 24 And Joseph said unto his bremade a mourning for his father seven thren, I die, and go unto my fathers; days.

and I go down to my grave with joy. 11 And when the inhabitants of the The God of my father Jacob be with land, the Canaanites, saw the mourn you, to deliver you out of affliction in ing in the floor of Atad, they said, the days of your bondage ; for the This is a grievous mourning to the Lord hath visited me, and I have Egyptians; wherefore the name of it obtained a promise of the Lord, that was called Abel-mizraim, which is out of the fruit of my loins, the Lord beyond Jordan.

God will raise up a righteous branch 12 And his sons did unto him out of my loins : and unto thee, whom according as he commanded them my father Jacob hath named Israel,

13 For his sons carried him into the a prophet; (not the Messiab who is land of Capaan, and buried him in called Shilo :) and this prophet shall the cave of the field of Macbpelah, deliver my people out of Egypt in which Abraham bought with the field the days of thy bondage. for a possession of a burying-place of 25 And it shall come to pass that Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. I they shall be scattered again; and a

orunch shall be broken off, and shall knowledge of their fathers in the be carried into a far country; never- latter days; and also to the knowledge theless they shall be remembered in of my covenants, saith the Lord. the covenants of the Lord, when the 32 And out of weakness shall he be Messiah cometh ; for he shall be made made strong, in that day when my manifest unto them in the latter work shall go forth among all my days, in the Spirit of power; and people, which shall restore them, who shall bring tbem out of darkness into are of the house of Israel, in the last light; out of hidden darkness, and days. out of captivity unto freedom.

33 And that seer will I bless, and 26 A seer shall the Lord iny God they that seek to destroy him sball raise up, who shall be a choice seer be confounded; for this promise I unto the fruit of iny loins.

give unto you; for I will remember 27 Thus saith the Lord God of my you from generation to generation; fathers unto me. A choice seer will I and his name shall be called Joseph. raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, and it shall be after the name of his and he shall be esteemed highly father; and he shall be like unto among the fruit of thy loins, his you; for the thing which the Lord brethren; and unto him will I give shall bring forth by his hand shall commandments that he shall do a bring my people unto salvation. work for the fruit of thv loins.

34 And the Lord sware unto Joseph, 28 And he shall bring them to the that he would preserve his seed for knowledge of the covenants which I ever, savin, I will raise up Moses. have made with thy father; and he and a rod shall be in his band, and shall do whatsoever work I shall com- he shall gather together my people, mand him.

and he shall lead them as a flock, and 29 And I will make him great in he shall emite the waters of the Red mine eyes, for he shall do my work ; Sea with his rod. and he shall be great like unto himn 35 And he shall have judgment, whom I have said I would raise up unto and shall write the word of the Lord. you, to deliver my people, 0 house of And he shall not speak many words, Israel, out of the land of Egypt; for a for I will write unto him my law by seer will I raise up to deliver my people the finger of mine own hand. And I out of the land of Egypt; and he shall will make a spokesman for him, and be called Moses. And by this name his name shall be called Aaron. he shall know that he is of thy house; 36 And it shall be done unto thee in for he shall be pursed by the king's the last days also, even as I have daughter, and shall be called her son. sworn. Therefore, Joseph said unto

30 And again, a seer will I raise up his brethren, God will surely visit out of the fruit of thy loins, and unto you, and bring you out of this land. him will I give power to bring forth unto the land which he sware upto my word unto the seed of thy loins; | Abraham, and unto Isaac, and to and not to the bringing forth of my Jacob. word only, saith the Lord, but to the 37 And Joseph confirmed many convincing them of my word, which other things unto his brethren, and shall have already gone forth among | took an oath of the children of Israel, them in the last days;

saying unto them, God will surely 31 Wherefore the fruit of thy loins visit you, and ye shall carry up my shall write, and the fruit of the loins bones from hence. of Judah shall write; and that which 38 So Joseph died, when he was an shall be written by the fruit of thy hundred and ten years old; and they loins, and also that which shall be embalmed him, and they put him in a written by the fruit of the loins of coffin in Egypt; and he was kept Judah, shall grow together unto the from burial by the children of Israel, confounding of false doctrines, and that he might be carried up and laid laying down of contentions, and in the sepulchre with his father. And establishing peace among the fruit thus they remembered the oath which of thy loins, and bringing them to a they sware unto him.

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