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Jacob goes into Egypt. CHAP. XLVI, XLVII. Joseph goes to meet Jacob. CHAP. XLVI.

were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which AND Israel took his journey with all Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest

that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, of On bare unto him. and offered sacrifices unto the God of his 21 And the sons of Benjamin were father Isaac.

Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and 2 And God spake unto Israel in the vi- Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and sions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob : Huppim, and Ard. and he said, Here com I.

| 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which 3 And he said, I am God, the God of were born to Jacob; all the souls were fourthy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; teen. for I will there make of thee a great na- 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. tion :

| 24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. and I will also surely bring thee up again: 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, eres

and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba : were seven. and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their 26 All the souls that came with Jacob father, and their little ones, and their wives, into Egypt, which came out of his loins, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to beside Jacob's son's wives, all the souls carry hiin.

were threescore and six; 6 And they took their cattle, and their 27 And the sons of Joseph which were goods which they had gotten in the land of born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and souls of the house of Jacob, which came all his seed with him ;

into Egypt, were threescore and ten. 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, 28 1 And he sent Judah before him his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Go. all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. shen; and they came into the land of Go

81 And these are the names of the chil- shen. dren of Israel, which came into Egypt, Ja- 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, cob and his sons : Reuben, Jacob's first- and went up to meet Israel his father to born.

Goshen; and presented himself unto him: 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and he fell on his neck, and wept on his and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. neck a good while.

10 And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and me die, since I have seen thy face, because Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish thou art yet alive. wornan.

| 31 | And Joseph said unto his brethren, 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Ko and unto his father's house, I will go up, hath, and Merari.

and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and brethren, and my father's house, which Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Za- were in the land of Canaan, are come unto rah: but Er and Onan died in the land of me: Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were 32 And the men are shepherds for their Hezron, and Hamul.

trade hath been to feed cattle; and they 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and have brought their flocks, and their herds, Phovah, and Job, and Shimron.

and all that they have. 14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and 33 And it shall come to pass, when PhaElon, and Jahleel.

raoh shall call you, and shall say, What is 15 These be the sons of Leah, which she your occupation ? bare upto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons hath been about cattle from our youth even and his daughters were thirty and three. until now, both we, and also our fathers :

16 And the sons of Gad, Ziphion, and that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, for every shepherd is an abomination unto and Areli.

the Egyptians. 17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and

CHAP. XLVII. Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, their sister. And the sons of Beriah; He- 1 and said, My father and my brethren, ber, and Malchiel.

and their flocks, and their herds, and all 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom that they have, are come out of the land Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and of Canaan; and behold, they are in the these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen land of Goshen. souls.

2 And he took some of his brethren, even 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; five men, and presented them unto PhaJoseph, and Benjamin.

raoh. 20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren,

Joseph's dealing in the famine. GENESIS. He visits his sick father. What is your occupation ? And they said our herds of cattle: there is not ought left unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, in the sight of my lord, but our bodies and both we, and also our fathers.

our lands: 4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine to sojourn in the land are we come: for eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and thy servants have no pasture for their flocks, our land for bread, and we and our land for the famine is sore in the land of Ca- will be servants unto Pharaoh : and give us naan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy seed, that we may live, and not die, that servants dwell in the land of Goshen the land be not desolate.

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, say- 20 And Joseph bought all the land of ing, Thy father and thy brethren are come Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold unto thee:

every man his field, because the famine 6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in prevailed over them: so the land became the best of the land make thy father and Pharaoh's. brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen 21 And as for the people, he removed let them dwell; and if thou knowest any them to cities from one end of the borders men of activity among them, then make of Egypt even to the other end thereof. them rulers over my cattle.

122 Only the land of the priests bought 7 And Joseph Crought in Jacob his fa- he not; for the priests had a portion assignther, and set him before Pharaoh: and Ja-ed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their porcob blessed Pharaoh.

tion which Pharaoh gave them; wherefore 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How they sold not their lands. old art thou ?

| 23 | Then Joseph said unto the people, 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The Behold, I have bought you this day and days of the years of my pilgrimage are your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for an hundred and thirty years: few and evil you, and ye shall sow the land. have the days of the years of my life been, 24 And it shall come to pass in the inand have not attained unto the days of the crease, that ye shall give the fifth part unto years of the life of my fathers in the days Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, of their pilgrimage.

for seed of the field, and for your food, and 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went for them of your households, and for food out from before Pharaoh.

for your little ones. 11 [ And Joseph placed his father and 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our his brethren, and gave them a possession lives: let us find grace in the sight of my in the land of Egypt, in the best of the lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh 26 And Joseph made it a law over the had commanded.

land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and should have the fifth part; except the land his brethren, and all his father's household, of the priests only, which became not Phawith bread according to their families. Traoh's.

13 1 And there was no bread in all the 27 1 And Israel dwelt in the land of land; for the famine was very sore, so that Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they the land of Egypt, and all the land of Ca- had possessions therein, and grew, and mulnaan, fainted by reason of the famine. tiplied exceedingly.

14 And Joseph gathered up all the mo- 28 | And Jacob lived in the land of ney that was found in the land of Egypt, Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age and in the land of Canaan, for the corn of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven which they bought: and Joseph brought years. the money into Pharaoh's house.

29 And the time drew nigh that Israel 15 And when money failed in the land must die: and he called his son Joseph, and of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all said unto him, If now I have found grace the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand unGive us bread: for why should we die in der my thigh, and deal kindly and truly thy presence ? for the money faileth. with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; Egypt: and I will give you for your cattle, if mo- 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and ney fail.

thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury 17 And they brought their cattle unto me in their burying-place. And he said, Joseph : and Joseph gave them bread in I will do as thou hast said. exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; sware unto him. And Israel bowed himand he fed them with bread, for all their self upon the bed's head. cattle, for that year.

CHAP. XLVIII. 18 When that year was ended, they came A ND it came to pass after these things, unto him the second year, and said unto that one told Joseph, Behold, thy fahim, We will not hide it from my lord, how ther is sick: and he took with him his two that our money is spent; my lord also hath sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

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Jacob blesses Joseph's sons : CHAP. XLIX. He blesses his own sons.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Bel 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not bold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: so, my father : for this is the first-born; put and Israel strengthened himself, and sat thy right hand upon his head. upon the bed.

19 And his father refused, and said, I 3 S And Jacob said unto Joseph, God know it, my son, I know it: he also shall Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the become a people, and he also shall be great; land of Canaan, and blessed me,

but truly his younger brother shall be great4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make er than he, and his seed shall become a multhee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will titude of nations. make of thee a multitude of people; and 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, will give this land to thy seed after thee, for In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make an everlasting possession.

thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he 5 And now, thy two sons, Ephraim and set Ephraim before Manasseh. Manasseh, which were born unto thee in 21 '? And Israel said unto Joseph, Bethe land of Egypt, before I came unto thee hold, I die ; but God shall be with you, and into Egypt, are mine: as Reuben and bring you again unto the land of your faSimeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy issue, which thou begettest 22 Moreover I have given to thee one after them, shall be thine, and shall be call- portion above thy brethren, which I took ed after the name of their brethren in their out of the hand of the Amorite with my inheritance.

sword and with my bow. 7 And as for me, when I came from Pa

CHÅP. XLIX. dan, Rachel died by me in the land of Cal AND Jacob called unto his sons, and naan, in the way, when yet there was but a H said, Gather yourselves together, that I little way to come unto Ephrath: and I bu- may tell you that which shall befall you in ried her there in the way of Ephrath, the the last days. same is Bethlehem.

2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, 8 1 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel said, Who are these?

your father. 9' And Joseph said unto his father, They 3.1 Reuben, thou art my first-born, my are my sons, whom God hath given me in might, and the beginning of my strength, this place. And he said, Bring them, I the excellency of dignity, and the excelpray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. lency of power :

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not ex age, so that he could not see:) And he cel; because thou wentest up to thy father's brought them near unto him; and he kiss- bed; then defiledst thou it; he went up to ed them, and embraced them.

my couch. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had 5 1 Simeon and Levi are brethren; innot thought to see thy face: and lo, God struments of cruelty are in their habita hath shewed me also thy seed.

tions. 12 And Joseph brought them out from 6 O my soul, come not thou into their between his knees, and he bowed himself secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, with his face to the earth.

I be not thou united: for in their anger they 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim slew a man, and in their self-will they dig. in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, ged down a wall. and Manasseh in his left hand toward Is- 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; rael's right hand, and brought them near and their wrath, for it was cruel : I will diunto him.

vide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Is 14 And Israel stretched out his right rael. hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, 8 9 Judah, thou art he whom thy brewho was the younger, and his left hand thren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands neck of thine enemies; thy father's chilwittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. dren shall bow down before thee.

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, before whom my fathers Abraham and my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all he couched as a lion, and as an old lion: my life long unto this day,

who shall rouse him up ? 16 The Angel which redeemed me from 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Juall evil, bless the lads; and let my name be dah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, named on them, and the name of my fa- until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the thers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow gathering of the people be. into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his

17 And when Joseph saw that his fa- ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed ther laid his right hand upon the head of his garments in wine, and his clothes in the Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held blood of grapes : up his father's hand, to remove it from 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and Ephraimn's head unto Manasseh's head. This teeth white with milk.

The death of Jacob.


The mourning for Jacob: 13 9 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven 33 And when Jacob had made an end of of the sea; and he shall be for an haven commanding his sons, he gathered up his of ships; and his border shall be unto feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, Zidon.

and was gathered unto his people. 14 ( Issachar is a strong ass, couching

CHAP. L." down between two burdens:

A ND Joseph fell upon his father's face, 15 And he saw that rest was good, and h and wept upon him, and kissed him. the land that it was pleasant; and bowed 2 And Joseph commanded his servants his shoulder to bear, and became a servant the physicians to embalm his father : and unto tribute.

the physicians embalmed Israel. 16 { Dan shall judge his people, as one 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; of the tribes of Israel.

for so are fulfilled the days of those which 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an are embalmed; and the Egyptians mournadder in the path, that biteth the horse-ed for him threescore and ten days. heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. 4 1 And when the days of his mourning

18 I have waited for thy salvation, 0 were past, Joseph spake unto the house of LORD!

Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him; in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears but he shall overcome at the last.

of Pharaoh, saying, 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. I die : in my grave which I have digged

21 | Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giv- for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt eth goodly words.

thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, 22 | Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will fruitful bough by a well, whose branches come again. run over the wall:

| 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, thy father, according as he made thee swear. and shot at hin, and hated him :

And Joseph went up to bury his fa24 But his bow abode in strength, and ther: and with him went up all the servants the arms of his hands were made strong by of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: the elders of the land of Egypt, (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his Israel :)

brethren, and his father's house: only their 25 Even by the God of thy father, who little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who they left in the land of Goshen. shall bless thee with blessings of heaven 9 And there went up with him both chaabove, blessings of the deep that lieth un-riots and horsemen; and it was a very great der, blessings of the breasts, and of the company. womb;

| 10 And they came to the threshing-floor 26 The blessings of thy father have pre- of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and vailed above the blessings of thy progeni- there they mourned with a great and very tors unto the utmost bound of the everlast- sore lamentation : and he made a mourning ing hills; they shall be on the head of Jo- for his father seven days. seph, and on the crown of the head of him 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, that was separate from his brethren. the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the

27 | Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous the morning he shall devour the prey, and mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the at night he shall divide the spoil.

name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which 28 All these are the twelve tribes of is beyond Jordan. Israel ; and this is it that their father spake 12 And his sons did unto him according unto them, and blessed them : every one as he commanded them : according to his blessing he blessed them. | 13 For his sons carried himn into the land

29 ( And he charged them, and said unto of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of them, I am to be gathered unto my people: the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bury me with my fathers in the cave that is bought with the field for a possession of a in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

burying-place of Ephron the Hittite, before 30 In the cave that is in the field of Mamre. Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the 14 | And Joseph returned into Egypt, land of Canaan, which Abraham bought he and his brethren, and all that went up with the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a with him to bury his father, after he had possession of a burying-place.

buried his father. 31 (There they buried Abraham and Sa- 15 1 And when Joseph's brethren saw rah his wife; there they buried Isaac and that their father was dead, they said, Joseph Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.) will peradventure hate us, and will certainly

32 The purchase of the field and of the requite us all the evil which we did unto cave that is therein, was from the children him. of Heth.

| 16 And they sent a messenger unto Ja

The death of Joseph.

CHAP. II. Moses born-is laid in the flags. seph, saying, Thy father did command be- comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. fore he died, saying,

| 22 | And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, and his father's house : and Joseph lived an I pray thee now, the trespass of thy bre- hundred and ten years. thren, and their sin; for they did unto theel 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the of the third generation : the children also of trespass of the servants of the God of thy Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought father. And Joseph wept when they spake up upon Joseph's knees. unto him.

*24 | And Joseph said unto his brethren, 18 And his brethren also went and fell I die; and God will surely visit you, and down before his face; and they said, Be- bring you out of this land, unto the land hold, we be thy servants.

which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not; to Jacob. for Car I in the place of God?

| 25 And Joseph took an oath of the chil20 But as for you, ye thought evil against dren of Israel, saying, God will surely visit me; but God meant it unto good, to bring you, and ye shall carry up my bones from to pass, as it is this day, to save much peo- hence. ple alive.

| 26 | So Joseph died, being an hundred 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will and ten years old : and they embalmed him, nourish you, and your little ones. And he and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

The Second Book of MOSES, called EXODUS.

(the Hebrew midwives (of which the name N OW these are the names of the children of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the

I of Israel, which came into Egypt; eve-other Puah ;) ry man and his household came with Jacob. 16 And he said, When ye do the office

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, of midwife to the Hebrew women, and see 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, them upon the stools; if it be a son, then 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter,

5 And all the souls that came out of the then she shall live. loins of Jacob, were seventy souls : for Jo- 17 But the midwives feared God, and seph was in Egypt already.

did not as the king of Egypt commanded 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, them, but saved the men-children alive. and all that generation.

| 18 And the king of Egypt called for the 7 And the children of Israel were fruit- midwives, and said unto them, Why have ful, and increased abundantly, and multi- ye done this thing, and have saved the plied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and men-children alive? the land was filled with them.

1 19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, 8 Now there arose up a new king over Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

Egyptian women; for they are lively, and 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, are delivered ere the midwives come in the people of the children of Israel are unto them. more and mightier than we.

120 Therefore God dealt well with the 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them, midwives: and the people multiplied, and lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, waxed very mighty. when there falleth out any war, they join 21 And it came to pass, because the also unto our enemies, and fight against us, midwives feared God, that he made them and so get them up out of the land. houses.

11 Therefore they did set over them task- 22 { And Pharaoh charged all his peomasters, to afflict them with their burdens.ple, saying, Every son that is born ye shall And they built for Pharaoh treasure-cities, cast into the river, and every daughter ye Pithom, and Raamses.

shall save alive. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the

CHAP. II. more they multiplied and grew. And they! AND there went a man of the house of were grieved because of the children of A Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Israel.

Levi. 13 And the Egyptians made the chil! 2 And the woman conceived and bare a dren of Israel to serve with rigour. son : and when she saw him that he was a

14 And they made their lives bitter with goodly child, she hid him three months. hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and 3 And when she could no longer hide in all manner of service in the field: all him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, their service wherein they made them serve and daubed it with slime and with pitch, wonus with rigour.

and put the child therein ; and she laid it 15 | And the king of Egypt spake to in the flags by the river's brink.

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