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Jacob's charge to Joseph. CHAP. XLVIII, XLIX. Blesseth Ephraim and Munasse). teen ycars: so the whole age of Jacob was alit from Ephraim's head unto Manasseli's head. kundred forty and seven years.

18 And Joseph said unto his fatber, Not so, my 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: father: for this is the first-born ; put thy right and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, hand upon his head. If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I 19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal my son, I know it : he also shall become a peuKindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray ple, and he also shall be great : but truly his thee, in Egypt :

younger brother shall be greater thau he, and 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt his seed shall become a multitude of nations. carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their bury- 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee ing-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as

3i And lie said, Swear unto me: and he sware Ephraim and as Manasseh : and he set Ephraim unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the before Manasseh. bed's head.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Beliold, I dir; CHAP. XLVIII.

but God shall be with you, and bring you again Joseph visits his sick father. unto the land of your fathers.

one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick : above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow'. and Ephraim.

CHAP. XLIX. 2 1 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy

Jacob blesscth his sons. son Joseph cometh unto thee; tland Israel AND Jacobo.called unto his sons, and saiali

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty you that which shall befall you in the last days. appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons and blessed me,

of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee 3 11 Reuben, thou art my first-bom, my miglii, fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee and the beginning of my strength, the excellency a multitude of people; and will give this land to of dignity, and the excellency of power : thy seed after thee, for an everlasting, possession. 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; be.

51 And now, thy two sons, Ephraim and Ma- cause thou wentcst up to thy father's bed; then nasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of defiledst thon it: he went up to my couch. Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt, are 5 11 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments mine: as Reuben and Simeon, they shall

be minc. of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou name of their brethren in their inheritance. united! for in their anger they slew a man, and 7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, in their self-will they digged down a wall. Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan, in the 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce: and way, when yet there was but a little way to come their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them unto Ephrath : and I buried her there in the way in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. of Ephrath, the same is Beth-lehem.

8 1 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of Who are these ?

thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are down before thee. my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto ine, son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he and I will bless them.

couched as a lion, and as an old lion: who shall 10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so rouse him up ? that he could not see :) And he brought them 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nar near unto him; and he kissed them, and embra- a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh ced them.

come: and unto him shall the gathering of the 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought people be. to see thy face: and lo, God hath shewed me 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his assis also thy seed.

colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments 12 And Joseph brought them out from between in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes : his knces, and he bowed himself with his face to 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his the earth.

teeth white with milk. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his 13 T Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manas- sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and seh in bis left hand toward Israel's right hand, his border shall be unto Zidon. and brought them ncar unto him.

14 1 Issachar is a strong ass, couching down 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and between two burdens: Jaid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the young- 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land ts, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guid- that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder ing his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the to bear, and became a servant un tribute. first-born.

16 IT Dan shall judge his people, as one of ilie 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, be-tribes of Israel. före whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac dia 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder walk, the God which fed me all my life long in the path, that biteth the horse-heele,

so that unto this day,

his rider shall fall backward. 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD: bless the lads; and let my name be named on 19 ? Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and shall overcome at the last. Isaac : and let them grow into a multitude in 2011 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and the midst of the earth.

he shall yield royal dainties. 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his 21 1 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased goodly words. bim: and he held up bis father's hand, to remove 2 1 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitfu

Jacob's charge and death.


Joseph's age and dcath. bough by a well, whose branches rues over the the elders of his house, and all the elders of the wall :

land of Egypt, 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, shot at him, and hated him:

and his father's house: only their little ones, and 24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of his hands were made strong by the hands of of Goshen. the mighty God of Jacob: (from thence is the 9 And there went up with himn koth chariots Shepherd, the Stone of Israel :)

and horsemen: and it was a very great company. 25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall 10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, Help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings with a great and very sore lamentation: and he of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the made a mourning for his father seven days Leasts and of the womb:

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of bove the blessings of my progenitors unto the Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to utmost bound of the everlasting bills; they shalls the Egyptians : wherefore the name of it was be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan. liead of him that was separate from his brethren. 12 And his sons did unto him according as he

27 11 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; in the commanded them : saorning he shall devour the prey, and at night 13 For his sons carried him into the land of Cabe shall divide the spoil.

naan, and buried him in the cave of the field of 28 11 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the and this is it that their father spake unto them, field for a possession of a burying-place of Eph:ind blessed thein: every one according to his ron the Hittite, before Mamre. ?blessing he blessed them.

14 11 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and : 29 And he charged them, and said unto them, his brethren, and all that went up with him to . am to be gathered unto my people: bury me bury his father, after he had buried his father. with my fathers in the cave that is in the field 15 11 And when Joseph's brethren saw that of Ephron the Hittite,

their father was dead, they said, Joseph will 30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, us all the evil which we did unto him. which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron 16 And they sent a messenger untoJoseph,saying, The Hittite, for a possession of a burying-place. Thy father did command before he died, saying, 31 (There they buried Abraham and Sarah his 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their wife; and there I buried Leah.)

sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we 32 The purchase of the field and of the cave pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of that is therein, was from the children of Heth. the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when

33 And when Jacob had made an end of com- they spake unto him. manding his sons, he gathered up his feet into 18 And his brethren also went and fell down bethe bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gath-fore his face: and they said, Behold, we be thy ered unto his people.

servants. CHAP. L.

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for The mourning for Jacob.

am I in the place of God? AND DJoseph fell upon his father's face, and oud But as elone

i ,nye bought evihagai patogen 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the it is this day, to save much people alive. physicians to embalm his father: and the phy- 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish sicians embalmed Israel.

you, and your little ones. And he comforted 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so them, and spake kindly unto them. are fulfilled the days of those which are embalm- 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he,and his father's ed: and the Egyptians mourned for him three house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. score and ten days.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the 4 And when the days of his mourning were past, third generation : the children also of Machir, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh saying, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon JoIf now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I seph's knees. pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die;

5 My father made me swear saying, Lo, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out in my grave which I have digged for me in the of this land, unto the land which he sware 10 land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of father, and I will come again.

Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye. 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy fa- shall carry up my bones from hence. ther, according as he made thee swear.

26 11 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten 7 11 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and years old : and they embalmed him, and he was with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh,'put in a coffin in Egypt.

1 The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS. CHAP. I.

6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all The children of Israel increase. that generation. OW these are the names of the children of 7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and and his household came with Jacob.

exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

them. 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

8 11 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. which knew not Joseph. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the pen Jacob were seventy souls : for Joseph was in ple of the children of Israel are more and mightEgypt already.

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le fleeth into Midian 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethree they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when 12 And he looked this way and that way, and there falleth out any war, they join also unto when he saw that there was no man, he slow the our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. up out of the land.

13 And when he went out the second day, be ji Therefore they did set over them taskmas- hold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: ters, to afflict them with their burdens. And they and he said to him that did the wrong, Where built for Pharaoh treasure-cities, Pithom, and fore sinitest thou thy fellow? Raamses.

14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more judge over us ? intendest thou to kill me, as thoni they multiplied and grew. And they were killedst the Egyptian ? And Moses feared, and grieved because of the children of Israel. said, Surely this thing is known. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, nie Israel to serve with rigour.

sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all man- and he sat down by a well. ner of service in the field: all their service where- 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughin they made them serve was with rigour. ters: and they came and drew water, and filled

15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew the troughs to water their father's flock. midwives (of which the name of one was Shiph- 17 And the shepherds caine and drove them rah, and the name of the other Puah ;) away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and

16 And he said, When ye do the office of a mid- watered their flock. wife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, die the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; said, How is it that ye are come so soon to-day? but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out

17 But the midwives feared God, and did not of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew as the king of Egypt cominanded them, but saved water enough for us, and watered the flock. the men-children alive.

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where 18 And the king of Egypt called for the mid- is he? why is it that ye have left the man ? call wives, and said unto them, Why have ye done him, that he may ea: bread. this thing, and have saved the men-children alive? 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the

19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Be- man: and he gave Moses, Zipporah his daughter. cause the Hebrew women aren as the Egyptian 22 and she bare him a son, and he called liis women; for they are lively, and are delivered name Gershom; for he said, I have been a stranere the midwives come in unto them.

ger in a strange land. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives : 23 11 And it came to pass, in process of time, and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. that the king of Egypt dicd: and the children of 21 And it came to pass, because the midwives Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they feared God, that he made them houses. cried; and their cry came up unto God, by reasoi: 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, of the bondage. Every son that is born yeshall cast into the river, 24 And God heard their groaning, and God reand every daughter ye shall save alive. membered his covenant with Abraham, with CÍiAP. II.

Isaac, and with Jacob.
Muses hid among the flags.

25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, And there wenira nanof the bouse of Levi, and God had respect unto them. 2 And the woman conceived and bare a son:

God appeareth to Moscs. and when she saw him that he was a goodly Nin Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father

3 And when she could not longer hide him, she flock to the back side of the desert, and came to took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it the mountain of God, even to Horeb. with slime and with pitch, and put the child there- . 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared unto him in; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush ; and

4 And his sister stood afar' off, to wit what he looked, and behold, the bush burned with would be done to him.

fire, and the bush was not consumed. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and wash herself at the river; and her maidens walk- see this great sight, why the bush is not burned. ed along by ihe river's side: and when she saw the 4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the

6 And when she had opened it, she saw the bush, and said, Moses, Moses! And he said, Here child : and behold, the babe wept. And she had am I. compassion on him, and said, This is one of the 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off Hebrews' children.

thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place where. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, on thou standest is holy ground. Shall I

go, and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, women, that she may nurse the child for thee? the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he the maid went and called the child's mother. was afraid to look upon God.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take 7! And the LORD said, I have surely seen the this child away and nurse it for me and I will affliction of my people which are in Égypt, and give thee thy wages. And the woman took the have heard their cry by reason of their taskmaschild and nursed it.

ters; for I know their sorrows : 10 And the child grew, and she brought him 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them upout And she called his name Moses: and she said, of that land, unto a good land, and a large, unto Because I drew him out of the water.

a land flowing with milk and honey ; unto the 11 | And it came to pass in those days, when place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Moses was grown, that he wentout unto his breth-|Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the 'Hivites, ren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied and the Jebusites.

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Thc Israclites' task increased. CHAP. V. VI. The genealogy of Moses and Aaron.

29 And Moses and Aaron went, and gathered our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pliatogether all the elders of the children of Israel. raoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a

30 And Aaron spake all the words which the sword in their hand to stay ug. LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs 22.11 And Moses retur:ed unto the LORD, and in the sight of the people.

said, Lord, wherefore bast thou so cvil-entreat31 15 And the people believed : and when they ed this people? why is it that thou hast sentine ? heard that the LORD had visited the children of 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, name, he hath done evil to this people: neither then they bowed their heads and worshipped. hast thou delivered thy people at all. CHAP. V.

Pharaoh chides Moses.

God renewcth his promise. and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a strong hand shall he let thein go, and with a feast unto me in the wilderness.

strong and shall be drive them out of his laud. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said untu should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know him, I am the Lord: not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac,

3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hatli and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty, bui met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the 4 And I have also established my covenant with LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pesti-them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land lence, or with the sword.

of their pilyrimage, wherein they were strangers. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Where- 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the fore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in their works ? get you unto your burdens. | bondage : and I have remembered my covenant.

51 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I the land now are many, and ye make them rcst am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under from their burdens.

the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with taskmasters of the people, and their officers, a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments : saying,

7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I 7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out straw for themselves.

from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And the tale of the bricks which they did 8 And I will bring you in unto the lard, con make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye cerning the which i did swear to give it to shall not diminish aught thereof: for they be i ile; Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacri- it you for a heritage: I am the LORD. fice to our God.

9 And Moses spake so unto the children or 9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses, for that they may labour therein : and let them not anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. regard vain words.

10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 1) And the taskmasters of the people went out, 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, tha: and their officers, and they spake to the people,say- he let the children of Israel go out of his land. ing, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying,

ii Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it : Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkenci yet not aught of your work shall be diminished. unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who

12 So the people were scattered abroad through-am of uncircumcised lips? out all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble in- 13 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and unto stead of straw.

Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Ful- of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring fil your works, your daily tasks, as when there the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. was straw.

14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: 14 And the officers of the children of Israel, The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel ; which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have be the families of Reuben. ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both 15 || And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and yesterday and to-day, as heretofore?

Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and 15 T Then the officers of the children of Israel Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman : these came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore are the families of Simeon. dealest thou thus with thy servants ?

16 | And these are the names of the sons of 16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, Levi, according to thei: cenerations; Gershon, and they say to us, Make brick: and behold, thy and Kohath, and Merari. And the years of the servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own life of Levi were a hundred thirty and seven

years people.

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shini, 17 But he said, Ye areidle, ye are idle: therefore according to their families. ye say, Let us go, and do sacrifice to the LORD. 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar,

18 Go therefore now, and work : for there shall and Hebron, and Uzziel : and the years of the life no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver thc of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years tale of bricks.

19 And the sons of Merari ; Mahali and Mushi: 19 1 And the officers of the children of Israel these are the families of Levi, according to their did see that they were in evil case, after it was generations. said, Ye shall not minish aught from your bricks 20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's of your daily task.

sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh : a hundred and thirty and seven years.

21 And they said unto then, The Lord look 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, upou you, and judge ; because ye hav; madeland Zichri.


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