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Jacob's charge to Joseph CHAP XLVII, XLIX. Blesseth Ephraim and Manassch teen years: so the whole age of Jacob was afit from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head hundred forty and seven years.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: father: for this is the first-born ; put thy righe and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, hand upon his head. if now I have found grace in thy sight, put, 1 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 peo kindly 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 than 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 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the besore Manasseh. bed's head.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die ; CHAP. XLVIII.

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

ND it caine to pass after these things, that| 22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion

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, Manassehjof the Amorite with my sword and with any bow. and Ephraim.

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

Jacob blesseth his sons. com Josepha cometh untoa theer van bedsrael Anda ubac obocage des nobis sons, and said,

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 thec 31 Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will makc of thee and the beginning of my strength, the excellency a multitude of people; and will give this land to or dignity, and the excellency of power : thy seed after thee, for an everlasting, possession. 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; be511 And now, thy two sons, Ephraim and Ma-cause thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then nasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of defiledst thou 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 mine. 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 l'adan, 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 10 as 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-lehen.

8 ! 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 enemics; 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 Judalı is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my And be said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto mic, 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 ronise him up ? that he could not see :), And he brought them 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor near unto bim; and he kissed then, and cmbra- a lawyiver tronı 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 sce thy face: and lo, God hath shewed inel 11 Binding his foar unto the vine, and his ass's also thy seed

colturto the choice vine; he washed nie garments 12 And Joseph brought them out from between in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes his knees, 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 11 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 his left hand toward Israel's right hand, his border shall be unto Zidon. and brought them near unto him.

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

16 11 Dan shall judge bis people, as one of the 15 11 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, be-tribes of Israel. fore whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder walk, the God which fed ne all my life long in the path, that biteth the horse-heels, 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 97 Gad, a troop shall overcome hiin: but he them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and shall overcome at the last. Isaac : and let thein grow into a multitude in 20 s1 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 IT Naphtali is a hind let loose: he givella right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased goodly words. bim: and he held up bis father's hand to removel°22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitfu Jacob's charge and death.


Joseph's age and death. bough by a well, whose branches run 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 strengih, 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 him both 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. breasts 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 above the blessings of my progenitors unto the Alad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to ulmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall 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. head of him that was separate from his brethren. 12 And his sons did unto him according as he

27 4 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; in the commanded them : morning he shall devour the prey, and at night 13 For his sons carried him into the land of Cahe shali divide the spoil.

naan, and buried him in the cave of the field of 28 1 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: Machpelal, which Abraham bought with the and this is it that their father spake unto them, ficld for a possession of a burying-place of Ephand blessed them: every one according to his ron the Hiitite, before Mamre. blessing he blessed them.

14 1 And Joseph returned into Egypt, lie and 29 And he charged them, and said unto them, his brethren, and all that went up with him to I 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 Josephi'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 ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his thec now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their wise; 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 bad made an end of com- they spake unto him. Inanding his sons, hic 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 ? ANA Joseph fell upon his cather's face, and 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me;

as ? 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- 29 And Josepindwelt in Egypt, lie,and his father's ed: and the Egyptians mourned for hirn three-house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. score and ten days.

23 And Josephi saw Ephrain'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 Joo If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I sepli'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 oui in my grave which I have digged for me in the of this land, unto the land which he sware to land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. therefore let me go up, I pray thce, and buy 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 yo 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy fa- shall carry up my bones froni hence. ther, according as he made thee swear.

26 1 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 himn went up all the servants of Pharaoh, put in a coffin in Egypt.

The Sccond Book of Moses, called EXODUS.

6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all The children of Isracl increase. that generation. Israel, which came into Egypt; every man increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed and his sousehold came with Jacob.

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

them. 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

811 Now there arose up a new king over Egyp, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Ashcr. which knew not Joseph. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of 9 Anil he said unto his people, Behold, the peoJacob were seventy souls : for Joseph was in ple of the children of Israel are inore und miglio Egypt alreaay.

licr thau we.

Moses is born.


He Neelk into Midian 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lestjan

Egyptiansmiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 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, le slew 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, be11 Therefore they did set over them laskmas-hold, two men of the llebrews strove together : ters, to afflict them with their burdens. And they and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherebuilt for Pharaoh treasure-cities, Pithom, and fore smitest 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 thiou they inultiplied 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, he 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 Midiana 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 allcd

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 came 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 wonien, and see them upon 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; said, Ilow 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 commanded uliem, 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 hinn, that he may eat bread. Histhing, and have saved the men-children alive? 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the 19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoli, Be- man: and he gave Moses, Zipporah his daughter. cause the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian 22 And she bare him a son, and he called his 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 9 And it caine to pass, in process of time, and the people multiplicd, and waxed very mighty. that the king of Egypt died : and the children oc

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 uuto God, by reason
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 thcir groaning, and God re-
and every daughter ye shall save alive, membered his covenant with Abraham, with

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

25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, Andere wije minughter dönec of Levi, and God had respectanto them. 2 And the woman conceived and bare a son:

God appeareth to Moses. and when she saw him mont he was a goodly NINY Moses keresh e fack of Jethro his fatliera

3 And wh 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 danbed it the mountain of God, eden 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 1 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-sce this great sight, why the bush is not burned. ed along by the 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 sce, 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 where7 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 lo the maid went and called the child's inother. 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 aftliction of my people which are in Egypt, 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 up out 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 Aowing 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 went ont unto his breth- Amorites, and the Perizzitcs, and the Hivilce, ren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied land the Jebusites.

Mosas is sent to deliver Israel.

EXODUS. Aaron is appointed to assist him 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the child-Put now thy hand into thy bosom. And he put ren of Israel is come unto me: and I have also his hand into his bosom: and when he took it seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. oppress them.

7 And he said, Put thy hand into thy bosom 16 Come now therefore, and I will send thee again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. was turned again as his other flesh.

111 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that. 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not beI should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should lieve thee, neither hearken to the voice of the bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? first sign, that they will believe the voice of the 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; latter sign. and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have. And it shall come to pass, if they will not besent thee : When thou hast brought forth the lieve also these two signs, neither hearken unto people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of this mountain.

the river, and pour it upon the dry land : and 13 And Moses said unto God, Bchold, when I the water which thou takest out of the river come unto the children of Israel, and shall say shall become blood upon the dry land. unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent, 10 ! And Moses said unto the LORD, O my me unto you; and they shall say to me, What Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor is his name? What shall I say unto them ? since thou hast spoken unto thy servant : but I

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus or deaf, or the secing, or the blind ? have not shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The the LORD ? LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. sent me unto you: this is my name for ever,| 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, and this is my menorial unto all generations. by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, 14 1 And the anger of the LORD was kindled and say unto them, The LORD God of your fa- against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Lethers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Ja- vite thy brother ? I know that lie can speak well. cob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visit- And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: ed you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: and when he seeth thec, he will beglad in his heart. 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the affliction of Egypt, unto the land of the Ca- words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, naanites, and the lliitites, and the Amorites, and and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye the Perizzites, and the slivites, and the Jebu- shall do. sites, unto a land flowing with inilk and honey. 16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the pen

18 And they sliall hearken to thy voice; and ple: and he shall be, eden he shall be to thee in. thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, stead of a mouth, and thou sbalt be to biin in. unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto stead of God, him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thy hand, with us; and now let us go (we beseech thee) wherewith thou shalt do signs. three days' journey into the wilderness, that wc 18 ! And Moses went, and returned to Jethro may sacrifice to the Lord our God.

his !ather-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, 19 | And I am sure that the king of Egypt will I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which not let you go, no, not by a nighty hand. are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the 19 Aud the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, inidst thereof: and after that he will let you go. Go, return into Egypt : for all the men are dead

21 And I will givc this people favour in the sight which sought thy lile. of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, 20 And Moses took his wife, and his sons, and that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty : set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land

22 But every woman shall borrow of her neigh- of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God in bour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, his hand. jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: 21 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, When and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do your daughters: and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have CHAP. IV.

put in thy hand: but I will harden his heart, Moses' rod changed.

that he shall not let the people go.

, , they will not believe me, nor hearken unto the LORD, Israel is my son, even my first-born. iny voice: for they will say, The LORD hath nou 23 Aud I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he appeared unto thee.

may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, 2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in behold, I will slay thy son, even thy first-born. thy hand ? And he said, A rod.

24 11 And it canie to pass by the way in the inn, 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he that the LORD met hiin, and sought to kill him. cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent: 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cus and Moses fled from before it.

off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thy and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth 26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in husband thou art, because of the circumcision. his hand:

27 9 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the 5 That they may believe that the LORD God of wilderness to mcet Moses. And he went, and their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of met him in the mount of God, and kissed him. Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the thee,

LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which 6 1 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, he bad commanded him.

The Israelites' task intreased.

CHAP. V, VI. The genealogy of Moses and Aaron. 29 T And Moses and Aaron went, and gathered our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of PhaLogether all tne 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 slay us. LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs 22.1 And Moscs returned unto the LORD, and in the sight of the people.

said, Lord, wherefore 'hast thou so evil-entreat31 And the people believed : and when they ed this people? why is it that thou hast sent me ? 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 lieads and worshipped. hast thou delivered thy people at all. CHAP. V.

Pharaoh chides Moses.

God reneweth his promise.


VIEN the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt 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 inay hold a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a a feast unto me in the wilderness.

strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, at I 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto 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 hath and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' by my name JEHOVAH was f not known to them. journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the 4 And I have also established iny 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 pilgrimage, 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 into your burdens. I bondage : and I have remembered my covenant.

5 1 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I the land now are many, and ye inake ihen rest 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 laskmasters 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 ! 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 theinselves.

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 land, conmake heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; yecerning the which i did swear to give it to shall not diminishi aught thereof: for they be idle; 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 of 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 thein noi anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. regard vain words.

10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10 And the taskmasters of the people went oui,l. 11 Goin, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that and their officers, and they spakeio tlie 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 hearkened yet not aught of your work shall be diminished. unto me; how then shall Pharaoh liear 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 Pharaoli 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, Loth 15 T And the sons of Simcon; Jemuel, and yesterday and 10-day, as heretofore?

Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and 15 ! 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 Simcon. 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 their generations; Gershon, and they say to us, Make brick: and behold, thy and Kohäih, and Merari. And the years of the servants are beaten; but the fault is in thiue own life of Levi were a hundred thirty and seven years. people.

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, 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 Uzztel: and the years of the lito no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years. tale of bricks.

19 And the sons of Merari ; Mahali and Mushi: 19 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 froin your bricks 20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's of your daily task.

sister to wife ; and she bare hjm Aaron and 20 And they inet Moses and Aaron, who stood Moscs. And the years of the life of Amram were in the way, as they came forth froni Pharaoh: a hundred and thirty and seven years. 21 And they said unto them, The LORD look 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, upon you, and judge; because ye liave madeland Zichri


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