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Their blessing in particular. CHAP. L.

The death of Jacob. 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from of the deep that lieth under, blessings the prey, my son, thou art gone up: of the breasts and of the womb: he stooped down, he couched as a 26 The blessings of thy father have lion, and as an old lion: who shall prevailed above the blessings of my rouse him up?

progenitors, unto the utmost bound of 10 The sceptre shall not depart the everlasting hills; they shall be on from Judah, nor a lawgiver from be- the head of Joseph, and on the crown tween his feet, until Shiloh come: and of the head of him that was separate unto him shall the gathering of the from his brethren. people be.

27 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf ; 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, in the morning he shall devour the prey, and his ass's colt unto the choice and at night he shall divide the spoil. vine; he washed his garments in wine, 28 | All these are the twelve tribes and his clothes in the blood of grapes: of Israel : and this is it that their fa

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, ther spake unto them, and blessed and his teeth white with milk. them: every one according to his

13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the blessing he blessed them. haven of the sea; and he shall be for 29 And he charged them, and said an haven of ships; and his border unto them, I am to be gathered unto shall be unto Zidon.

my people: bury me with my fathers 14 Issachar is a strong ass, couch- in the cave that is in the field of ing down between two burdens : Ephron the Hittite,

15 And he saw that rest was good, 30 In the cave that is in the field of and the land that it was pleasant; and Machpelah which is before Mamre, bowed his shoulder to bear, and be in the land of Canaan, which Abracame a servant unto tribute.

ham bought with the field of Ephron 16 ( Dan shall judge his people, the Hittite, for a possession of a buryas one of the tribes of Israel.

ingplace. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the 31(There they buried Abraham and way, an adder in the path, that biteth Sarah his wife; there they buried the horse heels, so that his rider shall Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and fall backward.

there I buried Leah.) 18 I have waited for thy salvation, 32 The purchase of the field and of O Lord!

the cave that is therein was from the 19 | Gad, a troop shall overcome children of Heth. him: but he shall overcome at the last. 33 And when Jacob had made an

20 Out of Asher his bread shall end of commanding his sons, he gabe fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. thered up his feet into the bed, and

21 | Naphtali is a hind let loose : yielded up the ghost, and was gatherhe giveth goodly words.

ed unto his people. 22 | Joseph is a fruitful bough,

CHAP. L. even a fruitful bough by a well, whose

1 The mourning for Jacob. 4 Joseph getleth branches run over the wall :

leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him. 7 The 23 The archers have sorely grieved funeral. 15 Joseph comforteth his brethren, him, and shot at him, and hated him:

who craved his parilon. 22 His age. 23 He

seeth the third generation of his sons. 24 But his bow abode in strength,

He prophesieth unto his brethren of their reand the arms of his hands were made turn. 25 He taketh an oath of them for his strong by the hands of the mighty God

bones. 26 He dieth, and is chesteil. of Jacob: (from thence is the shep- Ann Joseph fell upon his father's face, herd, the stone of Israel :)

and wept upon him, and kissed him. 25 Even by the God of thy father, 2 And Joseph commanded his serwho shall help thee, and by the Al- vants the physicians to embalm his famighty, who shall bless thee with ther: and the physicians embalmed blessings of heaven above, blessings Israel.


Joseph burieth his father.


Joseph's age and death. 3 And forty days were fulfilled for 14 And Joseph returned into him; for so are fulfilled the days of Egypt, he and his brethren, and all those which are embalmed: and the that went up with him to bury his faEgyptians mourned for him three- ther, after he had buried his father. score and ten days.

15 | And when Joseph's brethren 4 And when the days of his mourn saw that their father was dead, they ing were past, Joseph spake unto the said, Joseph will peradventure hate house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I us, and will certainly requite us all the have found grace in your eyes, speak, evil which we did unto him. I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, 16 And they sent a messenger unto saying,

Joseph, saying, Thy father did com5 My father made me swear saying, mand before he died, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have 17

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Fordigged for me in the land of Canaan, give, I pray thee now, the trespass of there shalt thou bury me. Now there- thy brethren, and their sin; for they fore let me go up, I pray thee, and did unto thee evil : and now, we pray bury my father, and I will come again. thee, forgive the trespass of the ser

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and vants of the God of thy father. And bury thy father, according as he made Joseph wept when they spake unto thee swear.

him. 7 And Joseph went up to bury 18 And his brethren also went and his father : and with him went up all fell down before his face : and they the servants of Pharaoh, the elders said, Behold, we be thy servants. of his house

, and all the elders of the 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fea land of Egypt,

not: for am I in the place of God? 8 And all the house of Joseph, and 20 But as for you, ye thought evil his brethren, and his father's house: against me; but God meant it unto only their little ones, and their flocks, good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, and their herds, they left in the land to save much people alive. of Goshen.

21 Now therefore fear ye not: ] 9 And there went up with him both will nourish you, and your äittle ones. chariots and horsemen: and it was a And he comforted them, and spake very great company.

kindly unto them. 10 And they came to the threshing 22 | And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, he, and his father's house: and Joseph and there they mourned with a great lived an hundred and ten years. and very sore lamentation : and he 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's childmade a mourning for his father seven ren of the third generation : the childdays.

ren also of Machir, the son of Maji And when the inhabitants of the nasseh were brought up upon Joland, the Canaanites, saw the mourn- seph's knees. ing in the floor of Atad, they said, 24 And Joseph said unto his breThis is a grievous mourning to the thren, I die; and God will surely viEgyptians: wherefore the name of it sit you, and bring you out of this land was called Abel-mizraim, which is be- unto the land which he sware to yond Jordan.

Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 12 And his sons did unto him ac 25 And Joseph took an oath of the cording as he commanded them : children of Israel, saying, God will

13 For his sons carried him into surely visit you, and ye shall carry up the land of Canaan, and buried him my bones from hence. in the cave of the field of Machpelah, 26 So Joseph died, being an hunwhich Abraham bought with the field dred and ten years old : and they for a possession of a buryingplace of embalmed him, and he was put in a Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. coffin in Egypt.


The Second Book of MOSES, called EXODUS.

name of the one was Shiphrah, and | The children of Israel, after Joseph's death, do the name of the other Puah;) multiply. 8 The more they are oppressed by a

16 And he said, When ye do the new king, the more they multiply. 15 The godliness of the midwives, in saving the men

office of a midwife to the Hebrew wochildren alive. 22 Pharaoh commandeth the men, and see them upon the stools; if male children to be cast into the river.

it be a son, then shall kill him ; but Now these are the names of the if it be a daughter, then she shall live. children of Israel, which came into 17 But the midwives feared God, Egypt; every man and his household and did not as the king of Egypt comcame with Jacob.

manded them, but saved the men 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, children alive. 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 18 And the king of Egypt called 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and for the midwives, and said unto them, Asber.

Why have ye done this thing, and have 5 And all the souls that came out of sayed the men children alive? the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: 19 And the midwives said unto Phafor Joseph was in Egypt already, raoh, Because the Hebrew women are

6 And Joseph died, and all his bre- not as the Egyptian women; for they thren, and all that generation. are lively, and are delivered ere the

midwives come in unto them. fruitful, and increased abundantly, and 20 Therefore God dealt well with multiplied, and waxed exceeding migh- the midwives : and the people multity; and the land was filled with them. plied, and waxed very mighty. 8 Now there arose up a new king 21 And it came to pass, because the over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. midwives feared God, that he made

9 And he said unto his people, Be- them houses. hold, the people of the children of Is 22 And Pharaoh charged all his peo rael are more and mightier than we. ple, saying, Every son that is born ye 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with shall cast into the river, and every them, lest they multiply, and it come daughter ye shall save alive. to pass, that, when there falleth out

CHAP. II. any war, they join also unto our ene | Moses is born, 3 and in an ark cast into the mies, and fight against us, and so get

flags. 5 He is found, and brought up by Pha

raoh's daughter. J1 He slayethan Egyptian. 13 them up out of the land.

He reproveth an Hebrew. 15 He fleeth into 11 Therefore they did set over them Midian.21 Hemarrieth Zipporah. 22 Gershom taskmasters, to afflict them with their is born. 23 God respecteth the Israelites' cry. burdens. And they built for Pharaoh And there went a man of the house treasure cities, Pithom and Raamscs. of Levi, and took to wife a daughter 12 But the more they afflicted them, of Levi. the more they multiplied and grew.

2 And the woman conceived and And they were grieved because of the bare a son: and when she saw him children of Israel.

that he was a goodly child, she hid 13 And the Egyptians made the him three months. children of Israel to serve with rigour. 3 And when she could not longer

14 And they made their lives bitter hide hin, she took for him an ark of with hard bondage, in mortar, and in bulrushes, and daubed it with slime brick, and in all manner of service in and with pitch, and put the child the field: all their service wherein they therein ; and she laid it in the flags made them serve was with rigour. by the river's brink.

15 And the king of Egypt spake 4 And his sister stood afar off, to to the Hebrew midwives (of which the wit what would be done to him.


Moses is found.


He fleeth into Midian. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh seven daughters : and they came and came down to wash herself at the river; drew water, and filled the troughs to and her maidens walked along by the water their father's flock. river's side: and when she saw the 17 And the shepherds came and drove ark among the flags, she sent her maid them away: but Moses stood up and to fetch it.

helped them, and watered their flock. 6 And when she had opened it, she 18 And when they came to Reuel saw the child : and behold, the babe their father, he said, How is it that ye wept. And she had compassion on are come so soon to day? him, and said, This is one of the He 19 And they said, An Egyptian debrews' children.

livered us out of the hand of the shep7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's herds, and also drew water enough for daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee aus, and watered the flock. nurse of the Hebrew women, that she 20 And he said unto his daughters, may nurse the child for thee?

And where is he? why is it that ye 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to have left the man ? call him, that he her, Go. And the maid went and may eat bread. called the child's mother.

21 And Moses was content to dwell 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto with the man: and he gave Moses, her, Take this child away and nurse Zipporah his daughter. it for me and I will give thee thy 22 And she bare him a son, and he wages. And the woman took the called his name Gershom; for he said, child and nursed it.

I have been a stranger in a strange land. 10 And the child grew, and she 23 | And it came to pass, in process brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, of time, that the king of Egypt died: and he became her son. And she call- and the children of Israel sighed by ed his name Moses: and she said, Be- reason of the bondage, and they cause I drew him out of the water. cried; and their cry came up unto

11 | And it came to pass in those God by reason of the bondage. days, when Moses was grown, that he 24 And God heard their groaning, went out unto his brethren, and looked and God remembered his covenant on their burdens : and he spied 'an with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of Jacob. his brethren.

25 And God looked upon the chil12 And he looked this way and that dren of Israel, and God had respect way, and when he saw that there was unto them. no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid

CHAP. III. him in the sand.

1 Moses keepeth Jethro's fiuck. 2 God appear. 13 And when he went out the se

eth to him in a burning bush. 9 He sendeth cond day, behold, two men of the him to deliver Israel. 14 The name of God. Hebrews strove together: and he said

15 His message to Israel. to him that did the wrong, Wherefore Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro smitest thou thy fellow?

his father in law, the priest of Midian: 14 And he said, Who made thee a and he led the flock to the backside prince and a judge over us? intendest of the desert, and came to the mounthou to kill me, as thou killedst the tain of God, even to Horeb. Egyptian? And Moses feared, and 2 And the Angel of the Lord apsaid, Surely this thing is known. peared unto him in a flame of fire out

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this of the midst of a bush: and he looked, thing, he sought to slay Moses. But and behold, the bush burned with fire, Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and the bush was not consumed. and dwelt in the land of Midian: and 3 And Moses said, I will now turn he sat down by a well.

aside, and see this great sight, why the 16 Now the priest of Midian had l bush is not burnt.

God appeareth to Moses.


His incssage to Israel. 4 And when the LORD saw that he 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM turned aside to see, God called unto THAT I AM: and he said, Thus him out of the midst of the bush, and shalt thou say unto the children of Issaid, Moses, Moses! And he said, rael, I AM hath sent me unto you. Here am I.

15 And God said moreover unto 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for children of Israel, The Lord God of the place whereon thou standest is your fathers, the God of Abraham, holy ground.

the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja6 Moreover he said, I am the God cob, hath sent me unto you: this is of thy father, the God of Abraham, my name for ever, and this is my methe God of Isaac, and the God of Ja- morial unto all generations. cob. And Moses hid his face; for 16 Go, and gather the elders of Ishe was afraid to look


God. rael together, and say unto them, The 7 f And the LORD said, I have LORD God of your fathers, the God surely seen the affliction of my people of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, which are in Egypt, and have heard appeared unto me, saying, I have suretheir cry by reason of their taskmas ly visited you, and seen that which is ters; for I know their sorrows : done to you in Egypt :

8 And I am come down to deliver 17 And I have said, I will bring you them out of the hand of the Egyptians, up out of the affliction of Egypt,unto and to bring them up out of that land, the land of the Canaanites, and the unto a good land, and a large, unto a Hittites, and the Amorites, and the land flowing with milk and honey; un- Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the to the place of the Canaanites, and Jebusites, unto a land flowing with the Hittites, and the Amorites, and milk and honey. the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and 18 And they shall hearken to thy the Jebusites.

voice; and thou shalt come, thou and 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the elders of Israel, unto the king of the children of Israel is come unto me: Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The and I have also seen the oppression LORD God of the Hebrews hath met wherewith the Egyptians oppress with us; and now let us go (we bethem.

seech thee) three days' journey into 10 Come now therefore, and I will the wilderness, that we may sacrifice send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou to the LORD our God. mayest bring forth my people, the 19 | And I am sure that the king children of Israel, out of Egypt. of Egypt will not let you go, no, not

11 And Moses said unto God, by a mighty hand. Who am I, that I should go unto Pha- 1 "20 And I will stretch out my hand, raoh, and that I should bring forth the and smite Egypt with all my wonders children of Israel out of Egypt? which I will do in the midst thereof:

12 And he said, Certainly I will be and after that he will let you go. with thee; and this shall be a token 21 And I will give this people faunto thee, that I have sent thee: When vour in the sight of the Egyptians : thou hast brought forth the people out and it shall come to pass, that, when of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon ye go, ye shall not go empty : this mountain.

22 But every woman shall borrow 13 And Moses said unto God, Be- of her neighbour, and of her that sobold, when I come unto the children journeth in her house, jewels of silver, of Israel, and shall say unto them, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and The God of your fathers hath sent me ye shall put them upon your sons, and unto you; and they shall say to me, upon your daughters; and ye shall What is his name? what shall I say I spoil the Egyptians. unto them?

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