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thine and shall be called after the ham and Isaad: and let them grow name of their brethren in their in- into a multitude in the midst of thes heritance.
earth. 87 And as for me, when I came u 17 And when Joseph saw that from Padan, Rachet died by me in his father laid his right hand upon the land of Canaan, in the way, the head of Ephraim, it displeased when yet there was but a little way him: and be held up his father's to come unto Ephrath: and I bu- hand, to remove it from Ephraim's ried her there in the way of Eph- head unto Manasseh's head. rath, the same is Beth-lehem. 18 And Joseph said unto his faf 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's ther, Not so, my father: for this is sons, and said, Who are these? the first-born; put thy right hand.
9 And Joseph said unto his fa- upon his head. ther, They are my sons, whom r 19 And his father refused, and God hath given me in this place. said, I know it, my son, I know it; And he said, Bring them, I pray he also shall become a people, and thee, unto me, and I will bless he also shall be great; but truly them.
his younger brother shall be greai 10 (Now the eyes of Israel were er than he, and his seed shall bedim for age, so that he could not come a multitude of nations. It see:) And he brought them near 6.20 And be blessed them that unto him; and he kissed them, day, saying, In thee shall Israel and embraced them.
bless, saying, God make thee as, d. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he I had not thought to see thy face : set Ephraim before Manasseh. and lo, God hath shewed me also r 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, tby seed.
Behold, I die ; but God shall be 12 And Joseph brought them with you, and bring you again un out from between his knees, and to the land of your fathers, he bowed himself with his face to 22 Moreover I have given 10 the earth.
thee one portion above thy bre-> f 13 And Joseph took them both, thren, which I took out of the Ephraim in his right hand toward hand of the Amorite with my Israel's left hand, and Manasseh sword and with my bow. in his left hand toward Israel's
CHAP. XLIX. right hand, and brought them near f ND Jacob called unto his unto him.
sons, and said, Gather 14 And Israel stretched out his yourselves together, that I may right hand, and laid it upon E- tell you that which shall befaú phraim's head, who was the young- you in the last days. er, and his left hand upon Manas 2 Gather yourselves together, seh's head, guiding his hands wit- and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and tingly; for Manasseh was the first- hearken unio Israel your father, born.
c 3 [ Reuben, thou art my first6.15 | And he blessed Joseph, born, my might, and the beginning and said, God, before whom my of my strength, the excelleacy of fathers Abraham and Isaac did dignity, and the excellency of walk, the God which fed me all power. my life long unto this day,
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt: t 16 The angel which redeemed not excel; because thou wentest me from all ovil, bless the lads ; up to thy father's bed; then defil. and let my name be named on them, edst thou it, he went up to my and the name of my fathers Abra- Icouch.
655 Simeon and Levi are bre-teth the horse-heels, so that his thren; instruments of cruelty are rider shall fall backward. in their habitations.
e 18 I have waited for thy salva6 O my soul, come not thou into tion, O LORD! their secret ; onto their assembly, r 19 T. Gad, a troop shall over mine honour, be not thou united ! come him : but he shall overcome for in their anger they slew a man, at the last. and in their self-will they digged 20 1 Out of Asher hig bread down a wall.
shall be fat, and he shall yield roy7 Cursed be their anger, for it al dainties. was fierce: and their wrath, for it fr 21 F Naphtali is a hind let loose : was cruel: I will divide them in he giveth goodly words. Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. fi 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, c'8 T Judan, thou art he whom even a fruitful bough by a well, thy brethren shall praise; thy hand whose branches run over the shall be in the neck of thine ene- wall: mies; thy father's children shall 23 The archers have sorely bow down before thee.
grieved him, and shot at him, and 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from hated lim : the prey, my son, thou art gone 24 But his bow abode in strength, up: he stooped down, he couched and the arms of his hands were as a lion, anıl as an old lion: who made strong by the hands of the shall rouse him up?
mighty God of Jacob: (from thence g* 10 The sceptre shall not depart is the Shepherd, the Stone of Isfrom Judah, nor a lawgiver from rael :) between his feet, until Shiloh 6 25' Even by the God of thy facome: and unto him shall the ga- ther, who shali help thee, and by thering of the people be.
the Almighty, who shall bless thee 11 Binding bis foal unto the with blessings of heaven above, vine, and his ass's colt unto the blessings of the deep that lieth onchoice vine; he washed his gar- der, blessings of the breasts and of ments in wine, and his clothes in the womb : the blood of grapes :
r 26 The blessings of thy father 12 His eyes shall be red with have prevailed above the blessings wine, and his teeth white with of my progenitors unto the utmost milk.
bound of the everlasting hills ; g 13 Zebulun shall dwell at the they shall be on the head of Johaven of the sea; and he shall be seph, and on the crown of the for a haven of ships ; and his bor- head of him that was separate der shall be unto Židon.
from bis brethren. c 14 ( Issachar is a strong ass, 27 Benjamin shall ravin as a couching down between two bur- wolf; in the morning he shall dedens:
vour the prey, and at night he shall 15 And he saw that rest was divide the spoil. good, and the land that it was plea-6 28 All these are the twelve sant; and bowed his shoulder to tribes of Israel: and this is it that bear, and became a servant unto their father spake unto them, and tribute.
blessed them: every one accordgoi 16 Dan shall judge his peo- ing to his blessing he blessed ple, as one of the tribes of Is- them. rael.
29 And he charged them, and 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the said into them, I am to be gatherway, an adder in the path, that bi-led unto my people y bury me with
my fathers in the cave that is in elders of his house, and all the elthe field of Ephron the Hittite, «ers of the land of Egypt, & 30 In the cave that is in the 8 And all the house of Joseph, Held of Machpelah, which is be- and his brethren, and bis father's fore Mamre, in the land of Ca- house : only their little ones, and naan, which Abraham bought with their flocks, and their herds, they the field of Ephron the Hittite, for left in the land of Goshen. a possession of a burying-place. 9 And there went up with him
31 (There they buried Abra- both chariots and horsemen: and ham and Sarah his wife ; there it was a very great company. they buried Isaac and Rebekah his g 10 And they came to ihe thresh wife; and there I buried Leah.) ing-floor of Atad, which is beyond
32 The purchase of the field Jordan, and there they mourned and of the cave that is therein, with a great and very sore lamenwas from the children of Heth. tation: and he made a mourning s 33 And when Jacob had made for his father seven days. an end of commanding his sons, g 11 And when the inhabitants of he gathered up his feet into the the land, the Canaanites, saw the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and mourning in the floor of Atad, they was gathered unto his people. said, This is a grievous inourning CHAP. L.
to the Egyptians: wherefore the ther's face, and wept upon raim, which is beyond Jordan. him, and kissed him.
d 12 And his sons did unto him o 2 And Joseph commanded his according as he cominanded them: servants the physicians to embalm 13 For his sons carried him into his father: and the physicians em- the land of Canaan, and buried balmed Israel.
himn in the cave of the field o 3 And forty days were fulfilled of Machpelah, which Abraham for him ; for so are fulfilled the bought with the field for a possesdays of those which are embalm- sion of a burying place of Ephron ed: and the Egyptians mouin- the Hittite, before Mamre. ed for him threescore and ten f 14 | And Joseph returned into days
Egypt, he and his brethren, and f'4 And when the days of his all that went up with him to bury mourning were past, Joseph spake his father, after he had buried his unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, father. If now I have found grace in your f 15 I And when Joseph's breeyes, speak, I pray you, in the ihren saw that their father was ears of Pharaoh, saying,
dead, they said, Joseph will per5 My father made me swear, adventure hate us, and will cersaying, Lo, I die : in my grave tainly requite us all the evil which which I have digged for me in the we did unto him. land of Canaan, there shalt thou 16 And they seni a messenger bury me. Now therefore let me unto Joseph, saying, Thy father go up. I pray thee, and bury my did command before he died, say: father, and I will come again. ing,
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and k 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, bury thy father, according as he Forgive, I pray thee now, the tresmade thee swear.
pass of thy brethren, and their sin; f? 1 And Joseph went up to bu- for they did unto thee evil: and ry his father: and with him went now, we pray thee, forgive the up all the servants of Pharaoh, the trespass of the servants of the
God of thy father. And Joseph | 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's wept when they spake unto him. children of the third generation; a 18 And his brethren also went the children also of Machir, the and fell down before his face; and son of Manasseh, were brought up they said, Behold, we be thy ser- upon Joseph's knees. vants.
^24 And Joseph said unto his + 19 And Joseph said unto them, brethren, I die; and God will sureFear not: for am I in the place of ly visit you, and bring you of God?
this land, unto the land which he t 20 But as for you, ye thought sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and evil against me ; but God meant il lo Jacob. unto good, to bring to pass, as it is 25 And Joseph took an oath this day, to save much people alive. of the children of Israel, saying, c 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I God will surely visit you, and will nourish you, and your little ye shall carry up my bones from ones. And he comforied them, hence. and spake kindly unto them. f 26 [ So Joseph died, being a f 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, hundred and ten years old : and he, and his father's house: and Jo- they embalmed him, and he was seph lived a hundred and ten years. I put in a coffin in Egypt.
The Second Book of MOSES, called EXODUS.
of Israel are more and mightier TOW these are the names than we.
of the children of Israel, c 10 Come on, let us deal wisely which came into Egypt ; every with them, lest they multiply, and man and his household came with it come to pass, that, when there Jacob.
falleth out any war, they join also 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and unto our enenies, and fight against Judah,
us, and so get them up out of the 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Ben- land. jamin,
g 11 Therefore they did set over 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and them taskmasters, to afflict them Asher.
with their burdens. And they 5 And all the souls that came built for Pharaoh treasure-cities, out of the loins of Jacob were Pithom, and Raamses. seventy souls: for Joseph was in f 12 But the more they afflicted Egypt already.
them, the more they multiplied + 6 And Joseph died, and all his and grew. And they were grieved brethren, and all that genera- because of the children of Israel tion.
13 And the Egyptians made the 7 And the children of Israel children of Israel to serve with riwere fruitful, and increased abun- gour. danily, and multiplied, and waxed 14 And they made their lives exceeding mighty; and the land bitter with hard bondage, in morwas filled with them.
tar, and in brick, and in all manf8f Now there arose up a new ner of service in the field; all king over Egypt, which knew not their service wherein they made Joseph.
them serve was with rigour. 9 And he said unto his people, "15 And the king of Egypt spake Behold, the people of the children to the Hebrew midwives (of which
the name of one was Shiphrah, at the river; and her maiden's and the name of the other Puah ;) walked along by the river's side :
16. And he said, When ye do and when she saw the ark among the office of a midwife to the He- the flags, she sent her maid to fetch brew women, and see them upon it. the stools ; if it be a son, then ye u 6 And when she had opened it, sħall kill him; but if it be a daugh- she saw the child: and, behold, the ter, then she shall live.
babe wept. And she had com, & 17 Bat the midwives feared God, passion on bim, and said, This is and did not as the king of Egypt one of the Hebrews' children. commanded them, but saved the 7 Then said his sister to Pha. men-children alive.
raoh's daughter, Shall I go, and 18 And the king of Egypt called call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew for the midwives, and said unto women, that she may nurse the them, Why have ye done this child for thee thing, and have saved the men- f 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said children alive?
to her, Go. And the maid went 19 And the midwives said unto and called the child's mother. Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew wo 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said men are not as the Egyptian wo- unto her, Take this child away men; for they are lively, and are and nurse it for me and I will give delivered ere the midwives come thee thy wages. And the woman in unto them.
took the child and nursed it. 20 Therefore God dealt well 10 And the child grew, and she with the midwives: and the peo- brought him unto Pharaoh's daughple multiplied, and waxed very ter, and he became her son. And mighty
she called his name Moses : and 6 21 And it came to pass, because she said, Because I drew him out the midwives feared God, that he of the water. made them houses.
11 T And it came to pass in 22 And Pharaoh charged all his those days, when Moses was people,' saying, Every son that is grown, that he went out unto his bom ye shall cast into the river, brethren, and looked on their burand every daughter ye shall save dens: and he spied an Egyptian alive.
smiting a Hebrew, one of his breCHAP. I.
house of Levi, and took to that way, and when he saw that toife a daughter of Levi.
there was no man, he slew the E2 And the woman conceived gyptian, and hid him in the sand. and bare a son: and when she saw 13 And when he went out the him that he was a goodly child, second day, behold, two men of the she hid him three months. Hebrews 'strove together: and he * 3 And when she could not long. said to him that did the wrong, er hide him, she took for him an Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? ark of bulrushes, and daubed it 14 And he said, Who made thee with slime and with pitch, and put a prince and a judge over us? inthe child therein; and she laid it tendest thou to kill me, as thou in the flags by the river's brink. killedst the Egyptian? And Moses
4 And his sister stood afar off, feared, and said, Surely this thing to wit what would be done to him. is known.
5 And the daughter of Pha- g 15 Now when Pharaoh heard raoh came down to wash herself this thing, he sought to slay Mo