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Joseph getteth all the Egyptians' money, &c. GENESIS.

The priests' land was not bought.


for thy servants have no pasture for their the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and flocks; for the famine is sore in the land said, Give us bread: for why should we of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let die in thy presence? for the money faileth. thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen. 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, say- and I will give you for your cattle, if mong, Thy father and thy brethren are come ney fail. unto thee:

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17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent ; my lord also hath

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, "How our herds of cattle; there is not ought left old art thou?

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14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all

gch. 43. 1. Acts 7. 11. h ch. 46. 34. i ch. 20. 15. k ver. 4. a Heb. How many are the days of the years of thy life? 1 Heb. 11. 9, 13. Ps. 29. 12. m Job 14. 1. n ch. 25. 7. 35. 28. o ver. 7. p Exod. 1. 11. & 12 37. g ver. 6. b Or, as a little child is nourish

in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.

21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

22" Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: where fore they sold not their lands.

23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your

ed. c Heb. according to the little ones. ch. 50. 21. r ch. 41. 30. Acts 7. 11. s ch. 41 t ver 19. d Heb. led them. u Ezra 7. 24. e Or, princes. ch. 41. 45 2 Sam. 8 18


Joseph with his sons visiteth Jacob.

CHAP. XLVIII. Jacob blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh. mighty appeared unto me at a Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

food, and for them of your housholds, and for food for little ones.


25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.

27 ¶ And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.


4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim ¶ and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years. 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel dan, Rachel died by me in the land of must die and he called his son Joseph, Canaan in the way, when yet there was and said unto him, If now I have found but a little way to come unto Ephrath: grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy and I buried her there in the way of Ephhand under my thigh, and deal kindly and rath; the same is Beth-lehem. truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, m Egypt:

7 And as for me, when I came from Pa


30 But 'I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bu5 || ry me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.

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1 Joseph with his sons visiteth his sick father. 2 Jacob strengtheneth himself to bless them. 3 He repeateth the promise. 5 He taketh Ephraim and Manasseh as his own. 7 He telleth Joseph of his mother's grave. 9 He blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh. 17 He preferreth the younger before the elder. 21 He prophesieth their return to Canaan. [BEFORE CHRIST 1689.]

AND it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat the upon


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8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? 9 And Joseph Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 10 Now the eyes of Israel were "dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.


11 And Israel said unto Joseph, ' I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself

with his face to the earth.

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head,

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Al-who was the younger, and his left hand

z ver. 11. a ch. 46. 3.
g Heb. the
b So Deut. 31. 14. 1 Kings 2. 1. c ch. 24. 2.
g ch 49. 29. & 50. 5, la n ch. 48. 2.

15 y ver. 22 fOr, princes. ver. 22 dass of the years of his life. See ver. 9. 1462 e So eh. 50. 25. f 2 Sam. 19. 37. King 1 47. Heb. 11. 21

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He calleth his sons to bless them

upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands I may tell you that which shall befall
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wittingly; for Manasseh was the first- in the last days.




2 Gather yourselves together, and hear,

15 ¶ And 1he blessed Joseph, and said, ye sons of Jacob; and God, before whom my fathers Abraham ||rael and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

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16 The Angel" which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them b grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father Plaid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.



hearken unto Is

your father. 3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

4 Unstable as water," f thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

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5¶ Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

6 O my soul,1 come not thou into their secret; munto their assembly, "mine honour, be not thou united for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

19 And his father refused, and said, I 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was know it, my son, I know it: he also shall fierce and their wrath, for it was cruel: become a people, and he also shall be great: PI will divide them in Jacob, and scatter but truly his younger brother shall be them in Israel.


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greater than he, and his seed shall become 8 ¶ Judah, thou art he whom thy brea multitude of nations. thren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, 'In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.




9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: "he stoop

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, ed down, he couched as a lion, and as an

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12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and

AND Jacob called unto his sons, and his teeth white with milk.

said, Gather yourselves together, that

k ver. 19. 1 Heb. 11. 21. m ch. 17. 1. & 24. 40. n ch. 28. 15. & 31. 11, 13, 24. Ps. 34. 22. & 121. 7. o Amos 9. 12. Acts 15. 17. b Heb. as fishes do increase: See Num. 26. 34, 37. p ver. 14. e was evil in his eyes. ch. 28. 8. q ver. 14. r Num. 1. 33, 35. & 2. 19, 21. Deut. 33. 17. Rev. 7. 6, 8. d Heb. fulness. s So Ruth 4. 11, 12. t ch. 46. 4. & 50. 24. u Josh. 24. 32. 1 Chron. 5. 2. John 4. 5. x ch. 15. 16. & 34. 28. Josh. 17. 14, &c. CHAP. XLIX. a Deut. 33. 1. Amos 3. 7. b Deut. 4. 30. Num. 24. 14. Isai. 2. 2. & 39. 6. Jer. 23. 20. Dan. 2. 28, 29. Acts 2. 17. Heb. 1. 2. e Ps. 34. 11. d ch. 29. 32. e Deut. 21. 17. Ps. 78. 51. a Heb. do not thou excel. f1 Chron. 5. 1. g ch. 35. 22, 1 Chron. 5. 1. Deut 27.20 b Or, my couch is gone. h ch 29 33, 34, i Prov. 18. 9. c Or, their swords



13 ¶ Zebulun shall dwell at the haven

are weapons of violence. k ch. 34. 25. 1 Prov. 1. 15, 16.
m Ps. 26. 9. Eph. 5. 11. n Ps
16. 9. & 30. 12. & 57. 8. o ch. 34. 26. d Or, houghed oxen.
p Josh. 19. 1. & 21. 5, 6, 7.
1 Chron. 4. 24, 39. प
ch. 29. 35. Deut. 33. 7. r Ps. 18. 40. 8 ch. 27. 29. 1 Chron. 5. 2
t Hos. 5. 4. Rev. 5. 5. u Num. 23. 24. & 24. 9. x Num. 24. 17. Jer. 30. 21. Zec. 10. 11
y Ps. 60. 7. & 108. 8. or, Num. 21. 18. z Deut. 28. 57. a Isai. 11. 1. & 62, 11. Ezek. 21.
27. Dan. 9. 25. Matt. 21. 9. Luke 1. 32, 33. b Isai. 2. 2. & 11. 10. & 42. 1, 4. & 49. 6 7
22, 23. & 55. 4, 5. & 60. 1, 3, 4, 5. Hag. 2. 7. Luke 2 30. 31. 32
e 2 Kings 18. 32,
d Prov. 23. 29. e Deut. 33 18. 19 Josh 19 10, 11

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Jacob chargeth his sons about his burial. CHAP. L. of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

14 ¶ Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed 'his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

16 Dan shall judge his people, as ¶ one of the tribes of Israel.

The death of Jacob.

in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

28 ¶ All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

29 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,

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, 'an adder in the path, that biteth the horse 30 In the cave that is in the field of heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the 18 I have waited for thy salvation, Oland of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.


19¶* Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

20 'Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

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31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth.

33 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.



The mourning for Jacob. 4 Joseph getteth leave of Pha-
raoh to go to bury him. 7 The funeral. 15 Joseph com-
forteth his brethren, who craved his pardon. 22 His age.
23 He seeth the third generation of his sons.
24 He pro-
phesieth unto his brethren of their return. 25 He taketh
an oath of them for his bones. 26 He dieth, and is chested.


AND Joseph * fell
ND Joseph a fell upon his father's face,
and wept upon him, and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants
the physicians to embalm his father: and
the physicians embalmed Israel.


3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed and the Egyptians & mourned for him threescore and ten days.

26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of thy progenitors unto the utmost bound of the ever- for so lasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. 27 ¶ Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf:


1 Sam. 10.9. Deut. 33. 22. Judg. 18. 1,2. h Judg. 18. 27. e Heb, an arrowsnake. i Ps. &&113 168, 174, Isai. 25.9. k Deut, 33, 20, 1 Chron. 5. 18. 1 Deut. 33. 24. Josh. 19.24. act. 33. 23. f Heb. daughters. n ch. 37. 4, 24, 28. & 39. 20. & 42. 21. Ps. 118. 13. Jo 20. P. 37. 15. p Ps. 132. 2, 5. q ch. 45. 11. & 47. 12. & 50. 21. 2. 15.1 ch. 28. 13, 21. & 35. 3. & 43, 23. u ch. 17. 1. & 35. 11.

r Ps. 80. 1. x Deut. 33. 13. b Numb.

, 23. 15. Hah 3. 6. z Deut 33 16. a Judg. 20. 21, 25 Ezek. 22. 25, 27

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4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house


23.24. Esth. 8. 11. Ezek. 39. 10. Zech. 14. 1, 7. c ch. 15. 15 & 25. 8. d ch. 47. 30. 2 Sam
19. 37. e ch. 50. 13. fch. 23. 16. g ch. 23, 19. & 25. 9. h ch. 35. 29. i ver. 29.
CHAP. L. a ch. 46. 4. b 2 Kings 13. 14. c ver. 26.
Mark 14. 8. & 16. 1. Luke 24. 1. John 12. 7. & 19. 39, 40.
Deut. 34. 8. e Esth. 4. 2.


2 Chron. 16. 14. Mat 26, 12. a Heb wept. d Num 20 29

The funeral of Jacob.


Joseph comforteth his brethren. of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found that their father was dead, "they said grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will the ears of Pharaoh, saying, certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

5 'My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear. 7 ¶ And Joseph went up to bury his father and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen and it was a very great company.


10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and here they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called 'Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:



16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

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13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham 'bought with the field for a pos-to Jacob. session of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.


25 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.

14 ¶ And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had 26 So Joseph died, being an hundred buried his father. and ten years old and they embalmed 15 ¶ And when Joseph's brethren saw him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

f ch. 47. 29. g 2 Chron. 16. 14. Isai. 22. 16. Matt. 27. 60. h 2 Sam. 1. 17. Acts 8.2. il Sam. 31. 13. Job 2. 13. That is, the mourning of the Egyptians. k ch. 49. 29, 30. Acts 7. 16.1 ch. 23. 16. m Job 15. 21, 22. c Heb. charged. n Prov. 28. 13. o chỉ 49. ch. 37 10. q ch. 45. 5. r Deut. 32. 35. Job 34. 29 Rom. 12. 19. Heb. 10. 30.



2 Kings 5. 7. 8 Ps. 56. 5. Isai. 10. 7. t ch. 45. 5, 7. Acts 3. 13, 14, 15. u ch. 17. 12. Matt 5. 44. d Hob. to their hearts, ch. 34. 3. x Job 12. 16. y Numb, 32, 39. z ch. 30. 3 e Hleb. borne. a ch. 15. 14. & 46. 4. & 48. 21. Ex. 3. 16, 17. Heb. 11. 22. beh. 15. 14. & 26.3. & 35. 12. & 46. 4. c Ex. 13. 19. Josh. 24. 32. Acts 16. d ver. 2.

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