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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 huuse;

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; onto 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 bewed 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 come unto Epbrath; and I buried younger brother shall be greater than her there in the way of Ephrath; the he, and his seed shall become a mulEame 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 Ephraim giren me in this land.

before Manasseh. 15 And he said, Bring them, 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 thein.

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-He dieth. 18 And Joseph brought them out ND Jacob called unto his sons, from between his knees, and he bow

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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 Israel stretched out his strength, the excellency of dignity, right hand, and laid it upon Eph- and the excellency of power; raim's bead, who was the younger, 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not and his left band upon Manasseh's excel; because thou wentest up to head, guiding his bands wittingly; thy father's bed; then defiledst thou for Mana geh 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 l habitations.

60 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 thou 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 digged 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 bills; they shall be on and as an old lion; who shall rouse the head of Joseph, and on the crown hiin 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.

ibe 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 garment in father spake unto them, and blessed wine, and his clothes in the blood of them; every one according to lis 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 uo

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the ha- to my people; bury me with my faven of the sea; and shall be for a thers in the cave that is in the field baven of ships; and his border shall of Ephron the Hittite, 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, ing down between two burdens; in the land of Canaan, which Abra

15 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 bear, 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 Jo 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose; he

srph confortath his brethren-He prophegiveth goodly words.

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

I kissed him.

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 'is 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 bate us, Egyptians mourned 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- 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 be died, saying, bave 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 tberefore let me go up, I pray thee, unto him. and bury my father, and I will come 18 And his brethren also went and again.

fell down before bis 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 tbee swear.

not; for am I in the place of God ? 7 And Joseph went up to bury his But as for you, ye thought evil fatber; and with him went up all the against me; but God meant it unto servants 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. ebariots 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 ; Manaeseh 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 down to my grave with joy. 11 And when the inbabitants 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 Tbis is a grievous mourning to the Lord hath visited me, and I bare 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 upto 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 Messiah 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 whieh 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 Epbrun the Hittite, before Mamre. they shall be scattered again; and a

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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 shall 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 none 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 sball commandments that he shall do a bring my people unto salvation. work for the fruit of thy 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, saying, 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 smite the waters of the Red mine eyes, for he shall do my work ; Sea with his rod. and he shall be great like unto him 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 bouse 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 deliveriny 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 nursed by the king's the last days also, even as I have daughter, and shall be called her son.

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 unto 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 chall 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 reinembered the oath which of thy loins, and bringing them to a | they sware unto him.

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if it be a son, then yo shall kill him; The children of Israel, though oppressed, do but if it be a daughter, then she shall multiply.

live. Ow these are the names of the 17 But the midwives feared God,

and did not as the king of Egypt into Egypt; every man according to commanded them, but saved the men bis household who came with Jacob.

children alive. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

18 And the king of Egypt called for 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, the midwives, and said unto them, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Why have ve done this thing, and Asher.

have saved the men children alive? 5 And all the souls that came out of 19 And the midwives said unto the loins of Jacob were seventy souls : | Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women for Joseph was in Egypt already. are not as the Egyptian women ; for

6 And Joseph died, and all his they are lively, and are delivered ere brethren, and all that generation. the midwives come in unto them.

7 And the children of Israel were 20 Therefore God dealt well with fruitful, and increased abundantly, the midwives; and the people multiand multiplied, and waxed exceeding plied, and waxed very mighty. migbry; and the land was filled with

21 And it came to pass, because the themn.

midwives feared God, that he made 8 Now there arose up a new king them houses. over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his

9 And he said unto his people, Be- people, saying, Every son that is bold, the people of the children of born ye shall cast into the river, and Israel are more and mightier than every daughter ye shall save alive. we:

CHAPTER IT. 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with Moses' lsirth, adoption, flight, and marriage. them ; lest they multiply, and it ND there went & man of the come to pass, that, when there falleth house of Levi, and took to wife out any war, they join also unto our a daughter of Levi. enemies, and fight against us, and so 2 And the woman conceived, and get them up out of the land.

bare a son; and when she saw him 11 Therefore they did set over them that he was a goodly child, she hid taskmasters to afflict then with their him three months. barleps. And they built for Pharaoh 3 And when she could not longer treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. hide him, she took for him an ark of

12 But the more they alllicted them, bulrushes, and daubed it with slime the more they multiplied and grew. and with pitch, and put the child And they were grieved because of the therein; and she laid it in the flags children of Israel.

by the river's brink. 13 And the Egyptians made the 4 And his sister stood afar off, to ehildren of Israel to serve with rigour; wit what would be done to him.

14 And they made their lives bitter 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh with hard bondage, in mortar, and in came down to wash herself at the brick, and in all manner of service in river; and her maidens walked along the field; all their service, wherein by the river's side; and when she they made them serve, was with saw the ark among the flags, she rigour.

sent her maid to fetch it. 15 And the king of Egypt spake to 6 And when she had opened it, sho the Hebrew midwives, of which the saw the child; and, behold, tbe babe Dame of the one was Shiprah, and wept. And she had compassion on the name of the other Puah;

him, and said, This is one of the 16 And he said, When ye do the Hebrews' children. office of a midwife to the Hebrew 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's women, and see them upon the stools, I daughter, Shall I go and call to theo

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