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48 Jacob goeth into Egypi. GENESIS. Josefih meeieth his father.

5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba : | Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their and she bare these unto Jacob : all the father, and their little ones, and their souls were seven. wives, in the waggons which Pharaoh had 26 All the souls that came with Jacob sent to carry him.

into Egypt, which came out of his loins, 6 And they took their cattle, and their besides Jacob's sons wives, all the souls goods which they had gotten in the land svere threescore and six ; of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, 27 And the sons of Joseph which were and all his seed with him :

born him in Egypt, were two souls: all 7 His sons, and his sons sons with the souls of the house of Jacob, which him, his daughters, and his sons daugh- came into Egypt, were threescore and ten. ters, and all his seed brought he with him 28 | And he sent Judah before him unto into Egypt.

Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; 8 | And these are the names of the and they came into the land of Goshen. children of Israel, which came into E- 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, gypt, Jacob and his sons : Reuben Ja- and went up to meet Israel his father to cob's first-born.

Goshen ; and presented himself unto him: 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and and he fell on his neck, and wept on his 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, beZohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaan- cause thou art yet alive. itish woman.

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

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

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

14 | And the sons of Zebulun ; Sered, 35 And it shall come to pass, when and Elon, and Jahleel.

Pharaoli shall call you, and shall say, What 15 These be the sons of Leah, which she is your occupation ?

his daughter Dinah : all the souls of his sons trade hath been about cattle from our and his daughters were thirty and three. youth even until now, both we, and also

16 4 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, our fathers: that ye may dwell in the and Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Erì, and land of Goshen ; for every shepherd is an Arodi, and Areli.

abomination unto the Egyptians. 17 [ And the sons of Asher; Jimnah,

CHAP. XLVII. and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Se 1 Joseph presenteth five of his brethren,7 rah their sister. And the sons of Beri- and his father before Pharaoh. 11 He ah; Heber, and Malchiel.

frizieth them habitation and maintenance. 18 These are the sons of Zilpalı, whom Tand said, My father and my breth

, Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen ren, and their flocks, and their herds, and souls.

all that they have, are come out of the 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife ; || land of Canaan ; and behold, they are Joseph, and Benjamin.

in the land of Goshen. 20 And unto Joseph in the land of E- 2 And he took some of his brethrer), gypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, even five men, and presented them unto which Asenath the daughter of Poti-phe Pharaoh. rah priest of On bare unto him.

3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, 21 9 And the sons of Benjamin were What is your occupation ? And they said Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, unto Pharaoh, Thy servantsare shepherds, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, both we, and also our fathers. and Huppim, and Ard.

4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which For to sojourn in the land are we come : were born to Jacob; all the souls were for thy servants have no pasture for their fourteen.

flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of 23 | And the sons of Dan; Hushim. Canaan : now therefore, we pray thee,

24 And the sons of Naphtali ; Jahzeel, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goand Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. shen.

25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph,

say, Thy servants

Jarná declareth his age : CnAP. XLVIII. He giveth directions to Joseph. 49 saying, Thy father and thy brethren are 20 And Joseph bought all the land of come unto thee:

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

ders of Egypt even to the other end there7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his of. father, and set him before Pharaoh : and 22 Only the land of the priests bought Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

he not; for the priests had a portion as8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How signed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their old art thou?

portion which Pharaoh gave them; where9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The fore they sold not their lands. days of the years of my pilgrimage are an 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, hundred and thirty years : few and evil Behold, I have bought you this day and have the days of the years of my life been, your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed and have not attained unto the days of for you, and ye shall sow the land. the years of the life of my fathers in the 24 And it shall come to pass in the indays of their pilgrimage.

crease, that ye shall give the fifth part 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be went out from before Pharaoh.

your own, for seed of the field, and for 11 9 And Joseph placed his father and your food, and for them of your househis brethren, and gave them a possession holds, and for food for your little ones. in the land of Egypt, in the best of the 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh lives : let us find grace in the sight of my had commanded.

lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and 26 And Joseph made it a law over the his brethren, and all his father's household, land of Egypt unto this day, that Phawith bread according to ti:eir families. raoh should have the fifth part ; except

13 And there was no bread in all the the land of the priests only, which became land; for the famine was very sore, so not Pharaoh's. that the land of Egypt, and all the land of 27 | And Israel dwelt in the land of ECanaan, fainted by reason of the famine. gypt, in the country of Goshen; and they

14 And Joseph gathered up all the mon- had possessions therein, and grew, and ey that was found in the land of Egypt, multiplied exceedingly, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn 28 And Jacob lived in the land of E. which they bought: and Joseph brought sypt seventeen years : so the whole age the money into Pharaoh's house.

of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven 15 And when money failed in the land of years. Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, must die : and he called his son Josepi, Giveus bread: for why should we die in and said unto him, If now I have found thy presence ? for the money faileth. grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle ; || hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and I will give you for your cattle, if and truly with me ; bury me not, I pray money fail.

thee, in Egypt : 17 And they brought their cattle unto 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and Joseph : and Joseph gave them bread in thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and erchange for horses, and for the flocks, || bury me in their burying-place. And he and for the cattle of the herds, and for said, I will do as thou hast said. the asses; and he fed them with bread, for 31 And he said, Swear unto me : and all their cattle, for that year.

he sware unto him. And Israel bowed 18 When that year was ended, they himself upon the bed's head. came unto him the second year, and said

CHAP. XLVIII. unto him, We will not hide it from my || 1 Joseph visiteth his sick father. 3 Jacob lord, how that our money is spent ;, my

repeateth the promise ; 21 and propheland also hath our herds of cattle ; there sieth their return. but our bodies and our lands :

told Behold, thy 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine || facher is sick : and he took with him his eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. our land for bread, and we and our land 2 | And one told Jacob, and said, Bewill be servants unto Pharaoh : and give hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee : 28 seed, that we may live, and not die, and Israel strengthened himself, and sat that the land be not desolate.

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50 Jacob repeateth the promise. GENESIS.

He blesseth his sons. 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Al- || Not so, my father : for this is the firstmighty appeared unto me at Luz in the born; put thy right hand upon his head. land of Canaan, and blessed me,

19 And his father refused, and said, 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will || I know it, my son, I know it ; he also make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, I shall become a people, and he also shall and I will make of thee a multitude of be great : but truly his younger brother people ; and will give this land to thy seed shall be greater than he, and his seed after thee, for an everlasting possession. shall become a multitude of nations.

5 And now, thy two sons, Ephraim 20 And he blessed them that day, sayand Manasseh, which were born unto thee | ing, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God in the land of Egypt, before I came unto make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: thee into Egypt, are mine: as Reuben and and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. Simeon, they shall be mine.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest I die; but God shall be with you, and bring after them, shall be thine, and shall be you again unto the land of your fathers. called after the name of their brethren in 22 Moreover I have given to thee their inheritance.

one portion above thy brethren, which 7 And as for me, when I came from I took out of the hand of the Amorite Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of with my sword and with my bow. Canaan, in the way, when yet there was

CHAP. XLIX. but a little way to come unto Ephrath : || 1 Jacob calleth his sons to bless them : 3 and I buried her there in the way of E- Their blessings in particular : 29 His phrath, the same is Beth-lehem.

charge concerning his buriul. 33 His 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and death. said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They said, Gather yourselves together, are my sons, whom God hath given me that I may tell you that which shall befal in this place. And he said, Bring them, I || you in the last days. pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear,

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for ye sons of Jacob ; and hearken unto Isage, so that he could not see:) And he || rael your father. brought them near unto him ; and he 3 Reuben, thou art my first-borni, kissed them, and embraced them. my might, and the beginning of my

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had strength, the excellency of dignity, and not thought to see thy face: and lo, God the excellency of power: hath shewed me also thy seed.

4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not ex12 And Joseph brought them out from cel ; because thou wentest up to thy fabetween his knees, and he bowed himself ther's bed; then defiledst thou it ; he with his face to the earth.

went up to my couch. 13 And Joseph took them both, E- 5 Simeon and Leviare brethren: instruphraim in his right hand toward Israel's | ments of cruelty are in their habitations. left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand 6 () my soul, come not thou into their toward Israel's right hand, and brought secret ; unto their assembly, mine bonthem near unto him.

our, be not thou united : for in their an14 And Israel stretched out his right ger they slew a man, and in their selfhand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, will they digged down a wall. who owns the younger, and his left hand 7 Cursed be their anger, for it quas upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands fierce : and their wrath, for it was cruel: wittingly ; for Manasseh was the first I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter born.

them in Israel. 15 9 And he blessed Joseph, and said, 8 TJudah, thou art he whom thy brethGod, before whom my fathers Abraham ren shall praise ; thy hand shall be in and Isaac did walk, the God which fed the neck of thine enemies : thy father's me all my life long unto this day, children shall bow down before thee.

16 The angel which redeemed me 9 Judah is a lion's whelp ; from the from all evil, bless the lads ; and let my prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stoopname be named on them, and the name ed down, he couched as a lion, and as an of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and old lion: who shall rouse him up? let them grow into a multitude in the 10 The sceptre shall not depart from midst of the earth.

Judah, nor a law-giver from between his 17 And when Joseph saw that his father feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him laid his right hand upon the head of E shall the gathering

of the people be. phraim, it displeased him : and he held 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and up his father's hand, to remove it from his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washEphraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

ed his garments in wine, and his clothes '18 And Joseph said unto his father, ll in the blood of grapes :

His charge concerning his death.


The mourning for Jacob. 51 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and 1 and Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried bis teeth white with milk.

Leah) 154 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of 32 The purchase of the field and of the the sea ; and he shall be for an haven of cave that is therein, was from the chilships ; and his border shall be unto Zidon. | dren of Heth.

14 f Issachar is a strong ass, couching 33 And when Jacob had made an down between two burdens :

end of commanding his sons, he gathered 15 And he saw that rest was good, and up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the land that it was pleasant; and bowed the ghost, and was gathered unto his his shoulder to bear, and became a ser-people. vant unto tribute.

CHAP. L. 16 [ Dan shall judge his people, as one 1 The mourning for Jacob. 7 The funeral. of the tribes of Israel.

24 Joseph prophesieth to his brethren of 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, their return. 26 His death.


ND Joseph fell upon his father's face, heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. and wept upon him, and kissed

18 I have waited for thy salvation, Ohim. LORD.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants 195 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: the physicians to embalm his father : and but he shall overcome at the last. the physicians embalmed Israel.

20 € Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him ; and he shall yield royal dainties.

(for so are fulfilled the days of those which 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose : he are embalmed :), and the Egyptians giveth goodly words.

mourned for him threescore and ten days. 22. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a 4 And when the days of his mourning fruitful bough by a well; whose branches were past, Joseph spake unto the house of run over the wall:

Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found 23 The archers have sorely grieved | grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in him, and shot at him, and hated him : the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

24 But his bow abode in strength, and 5 My father made me swear, saying, the arms of his hands were made strong Lo, I die : in my grave which I have by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob : digged for me in the land of Canaan, from thence is the shepherd, the stone of there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore Israel :

let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my 25 Even by the God of thy father, who father, and I will come again. shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury shall bless thee with blessings of heaven thy father, according as he made thee abore, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the 7 And Joseph went up to bury his Fomb :

father : and with him went up all the 26 The blessings of thy father have pre- servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his railed above the blessings of my progeni- house, and all the elders of the land of tors unto the utmost bound of the everlast- Egypt, ing hills ; they shall be on the head of Jo- 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his seph, and on the crown of the head of him brethren, and his father's house : only that was separate from his brethren. their little ones, and their flocks, and their

27 f Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in herds they left in the land of Goshen. the morning he shall devour the prey, and 9 And there went up with him both at night he shall divide the spoil

chariots and horsemen: and it was a very 28 T All these are the twelve tribes of Is- great company. rael; and this is it that their father spake 10 And they came to the threshingunto them, and blessed them ; every one floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, according to his blessing he blessed and there they mourned with a great and them.

very sore lamentation : and he made a 29 And he charged them, and said mourning for his father seven days. unto them, I am to be gathered unto 11 And when the inhabitants of the my people : bury me with my fathers in land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning the cave that is in the field of Ephron the in the floor of Atad, they said, This 18 å

grievous mourning to the Egyptians : 30 In the cave that is in the field of wherefore the name of it was called AbelMachpelah, which is before Mamre, in mizraim, which

is beyond Jordan. the land of Canaan, which Abraham 12 And his sons did unto him according bought with the field of Ephron the Hit- as he commanded them : tite for a possession of a buiying-place. 13 For his sons carried him into the 31 (There they buried Abraham and land of Canaan, and buried him in the Sarah his wife ; there they buried Isaac 1 cave of the field of Machpelah, which



52 The Israelites oppressed. EXODUS.

The men-children saved. Abraham bought with the field for a pos- 20 But as for you, ye thought evil asession of a burying-place of Ephron the gainst me; but God meant it unto good, Hittite, before Mamre.

to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save 14 | And Joseph returned into Egypt, || much people alive. he and his brethren, and all that went up 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will with him to bury his father, after he had nourish you, and your little ones. And buried his father.

he comforted them, and spake kindly un15 | And when Joseph's brethren saw to them. that their father was dead, they said, Jo 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and seph will peradventure hate us, and will his father's house : and Joseph lived an certainly requite us all the evil which we hundred and ten years. did unto him.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children 16 And they sent messengers unto Jo- of the third generation: the children also seph, saying, Thy father did command of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were before he died, saying,

brought up upon Joseph's knees. 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy breth- I die : and God will surely visit you, and ren, and their sin ; for they did unto thee bring you out of this land, unto the land evil : and now, we pray thee, forgive the which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, trespass of the servants of the God of thy and to Jacob. father. And Joseph wept when they 25 And Joseph took an oath of the chilspake unto him.

dren of Is saying, God will surel 18 And his brethren also went and fell visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones down before his face: and they said, Be- from hence. hold, we be thy servants.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear and ten years old : and they embalmed not: for am I in the place of God? him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.


treasure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses. 1 The children of Israel multiply. 8 They 12 But the more they afflicted them,

are oppressed by a new king. 15 The the more they multiplied and grew. And midwives save the males alive.

they were grieved because of the children Now these are the names of the chil- of Israel. dren

13 And the Egyptians made the chilgypt; every man and his household came dren of Israel to serve with rigour. with Jacob.

14 And they made their lives bitter 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, with hard bondage, in mortar, and in 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, brick, and in all manner of service in the 4 Dan, and Naphtali

, Gad, and Asher. field: all their service wherein they made 5 And all the souls that came out of the them serve, was with rigour. loins of Jacob, were seventy souls ; for Jo- 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the seph was in Egypt already.

Hebrew midwives, (of which the name of 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, one was Shiphrah, and the name of the and all that generation.

other Puah :) 7 And the children of Israel were 16 And he said, When ye do the office fruitful, and increased abundantly, and of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; see them upon the stools ; if it be a son, and the land was filled with them. then ye shall kill him ; but if it be a

8 Now there arose up a new king over daughter, then she shall live. Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

17 But the midwives feared God, and 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, did not as the king of Egypt commanded the people of the children of Israel are them, but saved the men-children alive. more and mightier than we.

18 And the king of Egypt called for the 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with || midwives, and said unto them, Why have them : lest they multiply, and it come to ye done this thing, and have saved the pass, that when there falleth out any war, | men-children alive? they join also unto our enemies, and fight 19 And the midwives said unto Pharaagainst us, and so get them up out of the l oh, Because the Hebrew women are not as land.

the Egyptian women: for they are lively, 11 Therefore they did set over them and are delivered ere the midwives come task-masters, to afflict them with their in unto them. burdens. And they built for Pharaoh 29 Therefore God dealt well with the

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