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Joseph buyeth the land.
GENESIS. He visiteth his father. unto Pharaoh : and give us seed, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, that we may live, and not die, that and bury me in their buryingplace. the land be not desolate.
And he said, I will do as thou hast 20 And Joseph bought all the land said. of Egypt for Pharaoh ; for the Egyp- 31 And he said, Swear unto me. tians sold every man his field, be- And he sware unto him. And Israel cause the famine prevailed over bowed himself upon the bed's head. them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
CHAPTER XLVIII. 21 And as for the people, he re- Joseph with his sons visiteth his sick father, 2. Jamoved them to cities from one end cob strengtheneth himself to bless them. 3 He reof the borders of Egypt even to the
pealeth the promise. 5 He taketh Ephraim and
Manasseh as his own. 7 He telleth Joseph of his other end thereof.
mother's grave. 8 He blesseth Ephraim and 22 Only the land of the priests
Manasseh. 17 He preferreth the younger before
the elder. 21 He prophesieth their return to Cabought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh,
things, that one told Joseph, raoh gave them : wherefore they Behold, thy father is sick: and he sold not their lands.
took with him his two sons, Manas23 Then Joseph said unto the peo- seh and Ephraim. ple, Behold, I have bought you this 2 And one told Jacob, and said, day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto here is seed for you, and ye shall thee: and Israel strengthened himsow the land.
self, and sat upon the bed. 24 And it shall come to pass in the
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, increase, that ye shall give the fifth God Almighty appeared unto me at part unto Pharaoh, and four parts Luz in the land of Canaan, and shall be your own, for seed of the blessed me, field, and for your food, and for them 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will of your households, and for food for make thee fruitful, and multiply your little ones
thee, and I will make of thee a 25 And they said, Thou hast saved multitude of people; and will give our lives: let us find grace in the this land to thy seed after thee for sight of my lord, and we will be an everlasting possession. Pharaoh's servants.
5 And now thy two sons, Ephra26 And Joseph made it a law over im and Manasseh, which were born the land of Egypt unto this day, that unto thee in the land of Egypt, bePharaoh should have the fifth part; fore I came unto thee into Egypt, except the land of the priests only, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, which became not Pharaoh's. they shall be mine.
27. And Israel dwelt in the land 6 And thy issue, which thou begetof Egypt, in the country of Goshen; test after them, shall be thine, and and they had possessions therein, and shall be called after the name of grew, and multiplied exceedingly. their brethren in their inheritance. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of 7 And as for me, when I came from Egypt seventeen years: so the whole Padan, Rachel died by me in the age of Jacob was a hundred forty land of Canaan in the way, when
yet there was but a little way to 29 And the time drew nigh that Is- come unto Ephrath: and I buried rael must die: and he called his son her there in the way of Ephrath; Joseph, and said unto him, If now I the same is Beth-lehem. have found grace in thy sight, put, I 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and said, Who are these ? and deal kindly and truly with me; 9 And Joseph said unto his father, bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: They are my sons, whom God hath 30 But I will lie with my fathers, given me in this place. And he said,
and seven years.
Jacob blesseth the
troo sons of Joseph Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, 20 And he blessed them that day, and I will bless them.
saying, In thee shall Israel bless, 10 Now the eyes of Israel were saying, God make thee as Ephraim dim for age, so that he could not and as Manasseh: and he set see. And he brought them near Ephraim before Manasseh. unto him ; and he kissed them, and 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, embraced them,
Behold, I die; but God shall be 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I with you, and bring you again unhad not thought to see thy face: to the land of your fathers. and, lo, God hath shewed me also 22 Moreover I have given to thee thy seed.
one portion above thy brethren, 12 And Joseph brought them out which I took out of the hand of the from between his knees, and he Amorite with my sword and with bowed himself with his face to the my bow. earth.
CHAPTER XLIX. 13 And Joseph took them both, Jacob calleth his sons before him. 3 He foretellelk Ephraim in his right hand toward what will befall each of them in the last days,
and blesseth them. 29 His charge to them corte Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in cerning his burial. 33 His death. his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto A and said, Gather yourselves him.
together, that I may tell you that 14 And Israel stretched out his which shall befall you in the last right hand, and laid it upon Ephra- days. im's head, who was the younger, 2 Gather yourselves together, and and his left hand upon Manasseh's hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearkhead, guiding his hands wittingly; en unto Israel your father. for Manasseh was the firstborn. 3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn,
15 | And he blessed Joseph, and my might, and the beginning of my said, God, before whom my fathers strength, the excellency of dignity, Abraham and Isaac did walk, the and the excellency of power: God which fed me all my life long 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt unto this day,
not excel; because thou wentest up 16 The Angel which redeemed me to thy father's bed; then defiledst from all evil, bless the lads; and let thou it: he went up to my couch. my name be named on them, and 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; the name of my fathers Abraham instruments of cruelty are in their and Isaac; and let them grow into a habitations. multitude in the midst of the earth, 6 O my soul, come not thou into 17 And when Joseph saw that his their secret; unto their assembly, father laid his right hand upon the mine honour, be not thou united: head of Ephraim, it displeased him: for in their anger they slew a man, and he held up his father's hand, to and in their selfwill they digged remove it from Ephraim's head un- down a wall. to Manasseh's head.
7 Cursed be their anger, for it was 18 And Joseph said unto his fa- fierce; and their wrath, for it was ther, Not so, my father: for this is cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, the firstborn ; put thy right hand and scatter them in Israel. upon his head.
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy 19 And his father refused, and brethren shall praise: thy hand said, I know it, my son, I know it: shall be in the neck of thine enehe also shall become a people, and mies; thy father's children shall he also shall be great: but truly bow down before thee. his younger brother shall be great 9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from er than he, and his seed shall be the prey, my son, thou art gone up: come a multitude of nations. he stooped down, he couched as a
Jacob's predictions GENESIS.
respecting his sons. lion, and as an old lion; who shall | 26 The blessings of thy father have rouse hím up?
prevailed above the blessings of my 10 The sceptre shall not depart progenitors unto the utmost bound from Judah, nor a lawgiver from of the everlasting hills: they shall between his feet, until Shiloh come; be on the head of Joseph, and on and unto him shall the gathering of the crown of the head of him that the people be.
was separate from his brethren. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, 27 Benjamin shall raven and his ass's colt unto the choice wolf: in the morning he shall devine; he washed his garments in vour the prey, and at night he shall wine, and his clothes in the blood divide the spoil. of grapes:
28 T All these are the twelve tribes 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, of Israel: and this is it that their and his teeth white with milk. father spake unto them, and blessed
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the ha- them; every one according to his
unto them, I am to be gathered un14 Issachar is a strong ass couch- to my people: bury me with my faing down between two burdens : thers in the cave that is in the field
15 And he saw that rest was good, of Ephron the Hittite,
30 In the cave that is in the and bowed his shoulder to bear, and field of Machpelah, which is bebecame a servant unto tribute. fore Mamre in the land of Canaan,
16 Dan shall judge his people, as which Abraham bought with the one of the tribes of Israel.
field of Ephron the Hittite for a 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the possession of a buryingplace. way, an adder in the path, that 31 There they buried Abraham biteth the horse's heels, so that his and Sarah his wife; there they rider shall fall backward.
buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; 18 I have waited for thy salvation, and there I buried Leah.
32 The purchase of the field and 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome of the cave that is therein was from him: but he shall overcome at the the children of Heth. last.
33 And when Jacob had made 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be an end of commanding his sons, he fat
, and he shall yield royal dainties gathered up his feet into the bed, 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he and yielded up the ghost, and was giveth goodly words.
gathered unto his people. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even
CHAPTER L. a fruitful bough by a well; whose The mourning for Jacob. 4 Joseph getteth leave branches run over the wall:
of Pharaoh to go and bury him." 7 The funeral. 23 The archers have sorely grieved
15 Joseph comforleth his brethren,who craved his
pardon. 22 His age. 23 He seeth the third him, and shot at him, and hated him:
generation of his sons.
24 He prophesieth unto 24 But his bow abode in strength,
his brethren of their return to Canaan; 25 and
taketh an oath of them to carry up his bones. 26 and the arms of his hands were He dieth, and is embalmed.
face, and wept upon him, and is the shepherd, the stone of Israel;) kissed him.
25 Eren by the God of thy father, 2 And Joseph commanded his
mighty God of Jacob ; (from thence AND. Joseph fell upon his father's
and ene hall
rom up: IS &
Joseph burieth his father. GENESIS. His brethren comforted. those which are embalmed: and the he, and his brethren, and all that Egyptians mourned for him three- went up with him to bury his fascore and ten days.
ther, after he had buried his father. 4 And when the days of his mourn 15 | And when Joseph's brething were past, Joseph spake unto ren saw that their father was dead, the house of Pharaoh, saying, If they said, Joseph will peradventure now I have found grace in your hate us, and will certainly requite eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears us all the evil which we did unto of Pharaoh, saying,
him. 5 My father made me swear, say.
16 And they sent a messenger unto ing, Lo, I die: in my grave which Joseph, saying, Thy father did comI have digged for me in the land of mand before he died, saying, Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Now therefore let me go up, I pray Forgive, I pray
the tresthee, and bury my father, and I will pass of thy brethren, and their sin; come again.
for they did unto thee evil: and now, 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and we pray thee, forgive the trespass of bury thy father, according as he the servants of the God of thy father. made thee swear.
And Joseph wept when they spake 7 | And Joseph went up to bury unto him. his father: and with him went up 18 And his brethren also went and all the servants of Pharaoh, the el- fell down before his face; and they ders of his house, and all the elders said, Behold, we be thy servants. of the land of Egypt,
19 And Joseph said unto them, 8 And all the house of Joseph, and Fear not: for am I in the place of his brethren, and his father's house: God? only their little ones, and their flocks, 20 But as for you, ye thought evil and their herds, they left in the land against me; but God meant it unto of Goshen.
good, to bring to pass, as it is this 9 And there went up with him both day, to save much people alive. chariots and horsemen: and it was 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I a very great company.
will nourish you, and your little 10 And they came to the thresh- ones. And he comforted them, and ingfloor of Atad, which is beyond spake kindly unto them. Jordan; and there they mourned 22 T And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, with a great and very sore lamen- he, and his father's house: and Jotation : and he made a mourning seph lived a hundred and ten years. for his father seven days.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's chil11 And when the inhabitants of dren of the third generation : the the land, the Canaanites, saw the children also of Machir the son of mourning in the floor of Atad, they Manasseh were brought up upon said, This is a grievous mourning to Joseph's knees. the Egyptians: wherefore the name 24 And Joseph said unto his brethof it was called Abel-mizraim, which ren, I die; and God will surely visit is beyond Jordan,
you, and bring you out of this land 12 And his sons did unto him ac- unto the land which he sware to cording as he commanded them: Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
13 For his sons carried him into 25 And Joseph took an oath of the the land of Canaan, and buried him children of Israel, saying, God will in the cave of the field of Machpe surely visit you, and ye shall carry lah, which Abraham bought with up my bones from hence. the field for a possession of a bury | 26 So Joseph died, being a huningplace of Ephron the Hittite, be- dred and ten years old: and they fore Mamre,
embalmed him, and he was put in 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, a coffin in Egypt.
the more they multiplied and grew. CHAPTER 1.
And they were grieved because of The children of Israel multiply after Joseph's death. 8 The more they are oppressed by a new king, the children of Israel. the more they multiply. 15 The midwives fear 13 And the Egyptians made the God, and save the men children alive. 22 Pharack commandeth the male children to be cast children of Israel to serve with riginto the river,
our; TOW these are the names of the 14 And they made their lives bit
into Egypt; every man and his house and in brick, and in all manner of hold came with Jacob.
service in the field : all their service, 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Ju- wherein they made them serve, was dah,
with rigour. 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benja 15 T And the king of Egypt spake min,
to the Hebrew midwives, of which 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and the name of the one was Shiphrah, Asher.
and the name of the other Puah ; 5 And all the souls that came out 16 And he said, When ye do the of the loins of Jacob were seventy office of a midwife to the Hebrew souls : for Joseph was in Egypt al- women, and see them upon the stools, ready.
if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; 6 And Joseph died, and all his but if it be a daughter, then she shall brethren, and all that generation.
live. 7 And the children of Israel were 17 But the midwives feared God, fruitful
, and increased abundantly, and did not as the king of Egypt and multiplied, and waxed exceed- commanded them, but saved the men ing mighty; and the land was filled children alive. with them.
18 And the king of Egypt called 89 Now there arose up a new king for the midwives, and said unto them, over Egypt
, which knew not Joseph. Why have ye done this thing, and 9 And he said unto his people, Be- have saved the men children alive? hold, the people of the children of Is 19 And the midwives said unto rael are more and mightier than we: Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew wo
10 Come on, let us deal wisely men are not as the Egyptian women; with them ; lest they multiply, and for they are lively, and are deliverit come to pass, that
, when there ed ere the midwives come in unto falleth out any war, they join also them. unto our enemies, and fight against 20 Therefore God dealt well with us, and so get them up out of the the midwives: and the people mulland.
tiplied, and waxed very mighty. 11 Therefore they did set over them 21 And it came to pass, because taskmasters to afflict them with the midwives feared God, that he their burdens. And they built for made them houses. Pharaoh treasure-cities, Pithom and 22 And Pharaoh charged all his Raamses.
people, saying, Every son that is 12 But the more they afflicted them, I born ye shall cast into the river,