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Jacob calleth his

father's hand, to remove it from Forum's head unto Manasseh’s ead. 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: , for this is the firstborn ; 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 great: , but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed sh become a multitude of nations. 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.

CHAPTER XLIX. 1 Jacob calleth his sons to bless them. 3 Their blessing in particular. 29. He §eth them about his burial. 33 He tein. ND Jacob Called unto his Sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last

dy: Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob ; and hearken unto Israel your father. 3 * Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excelleo of power: 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 * 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, be not thou uni : for in their anger they 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: I will divide them in Jacob, and seat; them in Israel.

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8 * 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 2

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from

all between his 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 servant unto tribute. 16 || 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 horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD. 19 || Gad, a troop shall overcome him : but he shall overcome at the

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Jacob's death.

with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb : 26 The blessings 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 's Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. 28 “ 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 my fathers 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 and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. 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 gathered .” his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

CHAPTER L. 1 The mourning for Jacob. 4 Joseph, getteth leave of raoh to go to bury him. 7. The funeral. , 15 Joseph, comforteth his brethren, who craved his rdon. 22 His age. §3. He seeth the third generation of his sons. 24. He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return. 25 He taketh an oath of them for his bones. 26 He dieth, and is chested. AN. o 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 embalm

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ed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

4 And when the days 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 *...*. made me swear, Saying, , I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury

me. Now therefore let me §: up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee Swear. 7 " And Joseph went up to bury his 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: only their little ones, and their flocks, 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 threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourn– inft for his father seven days. 1 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 o: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan. 12 And his sons did unto him acCording as he commanded them : 13 For his sons 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 burying place of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. 14 " And Joseph returned into o 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 re; quite us all the evil which we did unto him. 61

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ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. 22 " And Joseph dwelt in Egyp he, and his father's house: an Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph, saw Ephraim's children of the third generation : the children also of Machir the Son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and God will Sure§ visit you, and bring you Out of this land unto the land which he Sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25 And Joseph took an oath, of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

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of Israel are more and mightier than we : 10 Come oil, let us deal wisely with , them; lest they, multiply. 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 Israel. 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 Egypt Spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah : 16 And he said, When ye do the

Moses is born,

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 the men children alive. 18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? 19 And the midwives Said unto h, 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 o saying, Every son that is rn ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save

alive. CHAPTER II. 1 Moses is born, 3 and in an ark cast into the flags. 5. He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter. 11 He slayeth an Egyptian. 13 th a Hebrew. 15. He fleeth, into #. 21. He marrieth £P. 22 Gershom is born. G respecteth the Israelites' cry. ND there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 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 d 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 " 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 fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compas

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sion 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 thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him Out of the water. 11 " And it came to pass in those days, when MOSes was grown, that he went out unto his brethren. and looked on their burdens: and he spied an # sptian Smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Popo and hid him in the sand. 3. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Moretore smitest thou thy felOW 14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge Over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Moan: and he sat down by a Well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17 And the shepherds came and drove them away : but Moses stood up and helped them, and Watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel

to their father, he said, How is it EXODUS, III.

that ye are come so soon to day?

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, an. also drew water God 8endeth Moses enough for us, and watered the flock.

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. 22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom : for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. 23 " And it came to Fo in process of time, that the king of Egypt died : and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bon e. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God ha respect unto them.

CHAPTER III. 1 Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. , 2 God a peareth to him in a burning bush. , 9 He semdeth him to deliver Israel. 14. The name of God. 15 His message to Israel. No. Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back side of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the Angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 7 * And the LORD said, I have surely seen thecomiction of my

to deliver Israel.

Fo which are in Egypt, and ave heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; I know their Sorrows; 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand Of the Egyptians, and to bring them u out of that land unto a good lan and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and Ho: unto the lace Of the Canaanites, and the ittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression where with the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that


thou mayest bring forth o ple the children of Israel out of o: 11 * And Moses said unto God,

Who am I, that I should go unto

d Pharaoh, and that I should brin

forth the children of Israel Out o Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mount

allı. 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say untc them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM : and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the chikdren of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you : this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and 9f Jacob, appeared unto me, say: ing, I have i..', visited you, and seem that which is done to you in Egypt:

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