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city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? - 5 is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing. 6 T And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to

this thing: - 8 Behold,the money which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silwer or gold? 9 W. whomsoever of thy servants, it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bond-men. 10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless. 11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. 13 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to

the city. 14 o And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:) and they fell before him on the ground. 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine ! 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath sound out the . of thy servants: behold we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also #. whom the cup is found. 17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so; but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as : you, get you up in peace unto your fa

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and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one: and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. £1 And thou saidst unto thy servants,

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Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. 24 And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food. 26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down; for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us. 27. And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two Softs : * 28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since : 29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my.ory hairs with sorrow to the grave. 30 Now therefore when I come to th servant my father, and the lad be not wit us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s iife; 31 . It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let th servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on

my father. CHAP. XLV. THEN Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him;

and he cried, Cause every man to go out rom me: and there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his o could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you : and the came near. And he said, I am Josep

your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Joseph's dealing in the famine.

household, with bread according to their families. 13 || And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt, and all the land of Canaan, fainted by reason of the famine. 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 o failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the tians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence 2 for the money faileth. {} And Joseph said, Give your cattle ; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 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 our herds of cattle: there is not aught left 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 revailed over them : so the land became haraoh'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 o: the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their É. which Pharaoh gave them; where

ore they sold not their lands. 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and

your land for Pharaoh: so, here is seed fo you, and ye shall sow the land. 24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that yeshall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones. 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us sind grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.


26 And Joseph made it a law over the

He visits his sick father.

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 #. in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years. 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die : and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have, found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and o, with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in É'. 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bu me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. CHAP. XLVIII. A\o it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, § father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2 T And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Also appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 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 T 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. 7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan, in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath, the same is Beth-lehem. 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these ? 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me i:1 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 Jacob blesses Joseph's sons: CHAP.

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 bath 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


XLIX. He blesses his own sons.

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

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

6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour,

in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, be not thou united ... for in their anger they

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, who was the upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. 15 of And he blessed Joseph, and said,

God, before whom my fathers Abraham

and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 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 grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from phraim's head unto Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the first-born ; put thy right hand upon his head. 19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be at: but truly his younger brother shall greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. 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. 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. 22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. CHAP XLIX. ND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. 3 * Reuben, thou art my first-born, my unight, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excel

slew a man, and in their self-will they

digged down a wall. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was

fierce : and their wrath, for it was cruel:

lf will divide them in Jacob, and scatter ounger, and his left hand

them in Israel. 8 "I Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion: who shall rouse him up ! 10. The sceptre shall not depart from

|Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his The mourning for Jacob.

feet, until Shiloh come : and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. 13 || Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a 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 scrvant unto tribute. 16 T Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horseheels, so that his ridershall fall backward. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord 19 || Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. 20 T. Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and be shall yield royal dainties. 21, "I Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. 22 || Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall: 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him : 24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by

lency of power:

the hands of the o God of Jacob: 49

{{...} thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of srael : 25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and §. the o: who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb : 26 The o of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting 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 T Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. 28's 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 o. in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite 30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a possession of a burying-place: 31 (There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac focal his wife; and there I buried ean. 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 of: up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was §o unto his people. HAP. L.

A\o Joseph 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;
for so are fulfilled the days of those which
are embalmed: and the §: nourin-
ed for him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the . of his mourning
were past, Joseph spake unto the house of
Pharaoh saying, If now I have found grace
in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the
ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear saying,
Lo, I die: in my grave which I have dig-
ged for me in the land of Canaan, there
shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let
Joe go up, I pray thee, and bury my fa-
ther, and I Wis come again.
6. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury
thy father, according ashemade theeswear.

7 : And Joseph went up to bury his

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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: onl their little ones, and their fiocks, 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 threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourn– ing 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 ptians : wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan. 12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them : 13 Forhissons 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 possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamré. 14 s And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father. 15 || And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16 And they sent a messen seph, saying, Thy father di before he died, saying, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18 And his brethren also went and sell down before his face: and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not : for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you,ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not : I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third so the children 6

runto Jocommand 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, sit you, and ye shall' visit you, and from hence.

. The death of Joseph.

also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

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25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely vicarry up my bones

26 || So Joseph died, being a hundred - embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

T The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.


OW these are the names of the di.

dren of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in t alreadw. 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 *s Now there arose o a new king over t, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they "...}}| and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. 11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters, to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew... And they were grieved because of the children of ssrael. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour. 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service wherein they made them serve was with rigour. 15 And the king of É. spake to the Hebrew midwives (of which the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah;) 16 And he said,When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved noi. alive.

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19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives : and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people saying. Every son that is born ye s aii cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive. CHAP. II. ND there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived and bare a son : and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5 is And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side: and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee ? 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away and nurse it for me and I will give thce thy wages. ...And the woman § the child and nursed it. 10 And the diligow, and she brought

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