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Whath our herds of cattle: there is therein, and grew, and multiplied
ymot aught left in the sight of my exceedingly.
lord, but our bodies and our

-19 Wherefore shall we die beffore thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will sbe servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

ƒ 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 truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

g 20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his d 30 But I will lie with my fafield, because the famine prevailed thers, and thou shalt carry me out over them: so the land became of Egypt, and bury me in their And he said, 1 burying-place. Pharaoh's. will do as thou hast said. 31 And he said, Swear unto me: And Isand he sware unto him. rael bowed himself upon the bed's head.

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.


d 22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharach, and did eat their portion AND it came to pass after these

which Pharaoh gave them; where-
fore they sold not their lands.
k 23 Then Joseph said unto the
people, Behold, I have bought you
this day and your land for Pha-
ragh: lo, here is seed for you, and
ye shall sow the land.

24 And it shall come to pass in
the increase, that ye shall 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 find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Paaraoh 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 Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions


things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 ¶ And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

e 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

ƒf 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and maltiply 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.

r 5. 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


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thine, and shall be called after the ham and Isaac: and let them grow name of their brethren in their in-into a multitude in the midst of thes heritance. earth. g7 And as for me, when I came u 17 And when Joseph saw that from Padan, Rachel died by me in his father laid his right hand upon the land of Canaan, in the way, the head of Ephraim, it displeased when yet there was but a little way him: and he held up his father's to come unto Ephrath: and I bu- hand, to remove it from Ephraim's ried her there in the way of Eph-head unto Manasseh's head. rath, the same is Beth-lehem. f S And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom 19 And his father refused, and God hath given me in this place. said, I know it, my son, I know it: And he said, Bring them, I pray he also shall become a people, and thee, unto me, and I will bless he also shall be great: but truly them, his younger brother shall be great

10 (Now the eyes of Israel wereer than he, and his seed shall bedim for age, so that he could not come a multitude of nations. i cu see:) And he brought them near b 20 And he blessed them that unto him; and he kissed them, day, saying, In thee shall Israel and embraced them. bless, saying, God make thee as d 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he I had not thought to see thy face:set Ephraim before Manasseh. and lo, God hath shewed me also r 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, 1 tby seed. Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again un 13 to the land of your fathers.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy bre thren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. CHAP. XLIX.

f 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near f ND Jacob called unto his unto him. sons, and said, Gather 14 And Israel stretched out his yourselves together, that I may right hand, and laid it upon E-tell you that which shall befall phraim's head, who was the young-you in the last days.


er, and his left hand upon Manas- 2 Gather yourselves together, seh's head, guiding his hands wit- and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and tingly; for Manasseh was the first- hearken unto Israel your father. born. c3 Reuben, thou art my firstb. 15 And he blessed Joseph, born, my might, and the beginning and said, God, before whom my of my strength, the excelleacy of fathers Abraham and Isaac did dignity, and the excellency of walk, the God which fed me all power. my life long unto this day,

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t 16 The angel which redeemed not excel; because thou wentest: me from all evil, bless the lads; up to thy father's bed; then defiland let my name be named on them, edst thou it he went up to my and the name of my fathers Abra-couch.

5¶Simeon and Levi are bre-teth the horse-heels, so that his thren; instruments of cruelty are rider shall fall backward. in their habitations.

360my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united! for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall.

e 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD!

19 Gad, a troop shall over come him but he shall overcome at the last.

20 1 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield roy7 Cursed be their anger, for it al dainties. was fierce and their wrath, for itr 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: was cruel: I will divide them in he giveth goodly words. Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. i 22 ¶ Joseph is a fruitful bough, c8 Judan, thou art he whom even a fruitful bough by a well, over the thy brethren shall praise; thy hand whose branches run shall be in the neck of thine ene-wall: mies; 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?

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 the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: (from thence * 10 The sceptre shall not depart is the Shepherd, the Stone of Is from Judah, nor a lawgiver from rael:)

between his feet, until Shiloh b 25 Even by the God of thy fa come: and unto him shall the gather, who shall help thee, and by thering of the people be. the Almighty, who shall bless thee

11 Binding his foal unto the with blessings of heaven above, vine, and his ass's colt unto the blessings of the deep that lieth anchoice vine; he washed his garder, blessings of the breasts and of ments in wine, and his clothes in the womb: 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 Židon.

r 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 Jos seph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

c 14 Issachar is a strong ass, r 27 1 Benjamin shall ravin as a couching down between two bur-wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall



15 And he saw that rest was divide the spoil. good, and the land that it was plea-b 28 All these are the twelve sant; and bowed his shoulder to tribes of Israel: and this is it that bear, and became a servant unto their father spake unto them, and tribute. blessed them every one accord16 ¶ Dan shall judge his peo-ing to his blessing he blessed ple, as one of the tribes of Is-them.


rael. 29 And he charged them, and 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the said unto them, I am to be gather way, an adder in the path, that bi-led unto my people: bury me with

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my fathers in the cave that is in
the field of Ephron the Hittite,
g 30 In the cave that is in the
field of Machpelah, which is be-
fore Mamre, in the land of Ca-
naan, which Abraham bought with
the field of Ephron the Hittite, for
a possession of a burying-place.
31 (There they buried Abra-
ham 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 up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.


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. g 10 And they came to the thresh ing-floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. g 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 Egyptians: wherefore the

AND Joseph fell upon his fa- name of it was called Abel-miz

ther's face, and wept upon

him, and kissed him.

o 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

raim, which is beyond Jordan.
d 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 o 3 And forty days were fulfilled of Machpelah, which Abraham for him; for so are fulfilled the bought with the field for a possesdays of those which are embalm-sion of a burying-place of Ephron ed: and the Egyptians mourn- the Hittite, before Mamre. ed for him threescore and ten ƒ 14 ¶ And Joseph returned into days, Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

f4 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,

f 15 ¶ And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will cer tainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, say ing,

5 My father made me swear, saying. Lo, 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 go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and k 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, bury thy father, according as he Forgive, I pray thee now, the tresmade thee swear. pass of thy brethren, and their sing for they did unto thee evil; and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the

f7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the

God of thy father. And Joseph |
wept when they spake unto him.
a 18 And his brethren also went
and fell down before his face: and
they said, Behold, we be thy ser-upon Joseph's knees.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; the children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought up


19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

t 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.
c 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I
will nourish you, and your little
ones. And he comforted them,
and spake kindly unto them.
f 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt,
he, and his father's house: and Jo-
seph lived a hundred and ten years.


r 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and God will surely 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.

f 26 T So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

The Second Book of MOSES, called EXODUS. CHAP. I. TOW these are the names than we. of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

of Israel are more and mightier

c 10 Come on, 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

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Ben-land. jamin,

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 Egypt already.

t6 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.

f8¶ Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children

g 11 Therefore they did set over
them taskmasters, to afflict them
with their burdens. And they
built for Pharaoh treasure-cities,
Pithom, and Raamses.
f 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

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