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Ib And he blessed them that day, faying, In thee (hall Israel bless, faying, God make thee asEphraim, and as Manesseh : and he set Bphrai ji before Matusseh.

n And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, Idle; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto (he land of your fathers.

i» Moreover, I have given to rhee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of die hand of the Amotitc widi my sword and with my bow.

CHAP. XL1X. I Jacob callcth his sons to bless them.

5 Their blefling in particular, 29 He

xharjreth them <onccrnin% hit burial.

35 His death.

A Nd Jacob called unto his sons, and Ji \ laid, Gather your selves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the list days.

» Gather your selves together, and 'hear, ye sons of Jacob j and hearken unto Israel your lather.

? T Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and ■the excellency of power.

4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel, because tbou wentest up to thy fathers bed: then defiledst thou it j he went up to my couch.

5 % Simeon and Levi are brethren: instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

6 O my foul, come not thou into their tsecret; unto their assembly, mine honoUT, be not thou united: for in their anger they flew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it vat fierce;, and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

8 ^ Judah,thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand still be in the neck of thine enemies: thy fathers children shall bow down before thee.

sjudahis a lions whelp; from dieprey, tny son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

to The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,nor a law-giver from between his feet, 'Until Shiloh come, and unto him shell the gathering of the people be,

Ii Binding his sole unto die vine, JSiii aslcs-colc unto the choice vide;

clothes in the blond of grapes.

12 His eyes stall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

i} ^ Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea: and he stall be for an haven os ships; and his border stall Be unto Zidon.

14 T Iflachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens.

j y And he (aw that rest teas good, and rhe land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

itf f Dan shall judge his people, as, one of the tribesof Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by rhe way, an adder in the path; that biteth the! • hm-se-heels, fo that his rider fliall fail 'backward.

18 I have waited for thy salvation, iO Ioxd.

! Is C Gad, a troop shall overcome 'him: but he shall overcome at the last.

20 Out of Astierhis bread stall be fat, and he (hall yield royal dainties.

21 % Naphtali w a hind let loose: he: givcthjoodly words, i 2 2 \ Joseph it a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well j nhoje branches run over the wall.

23 The archers have sorely grieved 'him, and (hot at him, and hated him.

24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong, fey the hands of the mighty God of Jaicob: from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel.

25 Even by the God of thy father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with bksfings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that ilieth under, blessings of the breasts, and *sthe womb.

i« The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my ipropenitors, unto the utmost bound iof 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 ^ Benjamin shall ravin *a wolf: the morning he (ha II devour rhe prey, d at night he shall divide rhe spoil.

28 <s All these the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father Ifpake unto them, and Messed them; ievery one according to his blessing he jblessed diem.

29 And he charged them,and said unto them, I am to be glchercd »nro my

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people: bury me with my fathers, in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, '»

to In the cave that is in the field of a mourning for his father seven days,

Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in1 -■ A_j ...u._ c

the land of Canaan, which Abraham

floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very fore lamentation: and he made

And when the inhabitants of the land, the Cayjaanites, saw the mourning bought with the field of Ephron the Hit- in the floor of Aud, they said, This is a

rite, for a posseflionof a burying-place,

] ■ ( 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.

Jj 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.

CHAP. L. I The mourning fir Jacob. 7 The funeral.

24 Joseph prophefuth to his brethren of

their return. 26 His death.

AU Joseph fell upon his fathers face, and wept upon him,and kissed him. 1 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

j And forty days were fulfilled for him (forsoare fulfilled chedaysof those which are embalmed ) and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore ana ten days.

4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, seying,If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

5 My father made me swear, saying,.

grievous mourning ro the Egyptians s wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

11 And his sons did unto him accord ing as he commanded them.

1 J 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 possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

14 Q And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

15 <s And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they! laid, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

16 And they sent messengers unto Joseph, Saying, Thy father did command before he died, laying,

_ 17 So shall ye fay unto Joseph, For

five, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy rethren, and their sin; for they did upto thee evil: And now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face: and they

Lo, I die: in my grave which I have j said, Behold, we be thy servants.

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 to bring to pass, as it is this day, to lave bury thy father, according as be made ] much people alive, thee swear. 1 q And Joseph went up to bury his

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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 j his brethren, and his fathers house) only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Gothen.

s> And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was > very great company.

to And they came to the thrc&Jog

21 Now therefore fear ye not: I wilt nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

22 1 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his fathers house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

2 3 And Joseph law Ephraims 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 surely visit you,and bring you out of this land, unto the lam' whiciihefwajetbAbraham>toIsaac,a 10 Jacob. Ca •« *

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I the children of Israel after Joseph's death dt multiply. 8 They are apprised by a new king. 1J Tlje godliness of the midwives in saving the men-children alive.

NOW these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, every man and his household came with Jacob. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, J Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan,and Naphtali,Gad,and Asher. j And all the fouls that came out of the loins of Jacob, were seventy souls: i>r Joseph was in Egypt already.

6 And Joseph died, and all his bre hren. and all that generation.

7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and nultiplied,and waxed exceedingmightj; and the land was filled with them.

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

9 And he said unto his people, Behold, he people of the children of Israel are no and mightier than we.

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with hem: lest they multiply, and it come :o pass, that when there falleth out any var, they joyn also unto our enemies, and fight against us, andJo get them up iirt of the land.

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh rcasure-citicsS Pithomand Raamscs.

it But the more they afflicted them, hemorecheymultipliedandgrew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour.

J4 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in 3 rick, and in all manner of service in the field : all their service wherein they made hem serve, Vm with rigour.

i; And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives ( of which the name >f oac w<w Shiphrah, and the name of he other Puah-.J 16 And he said,V

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then ye shall kill him, but if it be a daughter, then (he 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 f

19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women: for they are lively , and are delivered tre the midwives come in unto them;

10 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

11 And it came to pals, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

ia And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is b«rn ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye (hall save alive.

C H A P. II. I Moses it 3 a?d cast into the flags.

S He is found, and brought up by Pha—

raohs daughter.

And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when (he saw him that he w« a goodly child, (he hid him three months.

3 And when (he 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 (he laid it in the flags by the rivers brink.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5 4 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash her self at the river, and her maidens walked along by the rivers side: and when (he saw the ark among; the flags, (he sent her maid to fetch i t.

6 And when (he had opened <r,(hc saw the child: and behold, the babe wCpt. And she had compaflionon him,indsaid , This is one of the Hebrews children.

7 Then said his sister to Pharaohs


daughter, Shall I go, and calf to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women) that flic may nurse*he child for thee i

8 And Pharaohs daughter seid unto her, Go. And the maid went and called the childs mother.

9 And Pharaohs daughter said unto her, Take this child a way,and nurse it for me, and I will giveifeethy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

loAnd the childgrew,and (he brought him unto Pharaohs daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

u f And itcametopasiinthosedays, when Moses wasgtown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he (pied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

ii And he looked this way and that way, and when he sew that (We »•*« no man, he flew the Egyptian, and hid him in the send.

13 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, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendeft thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? and Moses feared, and (aid, Sure ly thrs thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to flay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land qf Midian: and he Tat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew niter, and filled the troughs to water their fathers flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and' helped them, and watered their flock.

18 And whenthey came to Reuel their father, he seid, How is it that you are come so soon to day i

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and wateted the flock.

10 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he ? why is it that ye have

ChapTTT, iii.

Uci dppeart ft le Tnm". IcdTiis name Cershom: for heTaTd", 1 have been a stranger in a strange land.

1 j ^ And it came to pass in procefi of time, that the king of Etyptd:ed, and the children of Israel sighed by reasor of the bondage, and they cried; ami their cry came upunto God, by reasor of the bondage.

ii And God heard their groning, and God remembred his covenant with A" braham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

2; And God looked uponthechildrrn of Israel, and God had respect unto them..

CHAP. m.'

I Moses k,eepeth ^ethro's fioc^. 1 God ap~ peareth to him in a burninghujh. 9 He fendsth him to deliver Israel,

NOw Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, thepriestofMiitian : and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame ef fire ouc of themidstof a biisti : and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush Wm not consumed.

5 And Moses said, 1 will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the Loud saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of die 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,t\> holy


6 Moreover he seid, I am the God of thy father, die God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of jacob, And Moses hid his face: for he was afratd to look upon God.

7 H And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which ire in Egypt, and have heard their cry, by reason of their task-masters: for I know their sorrows.

8AndIamcnme down to deliver them mt of the hand of the Egyptians, and to xing them up out of that land, unto a ;oodland and a large, unto a land flow ng with milk and hony; unto the place jf the Canaanites, and the Hitrites, and left the man? Call him, that he may she Amorites, apd the Periraites, and cat bread. * ai And Moses was content to dwell

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10 Come now therefore, and I will; irTthefigntoTrheEgyptians: anJicTfiafl fend dice unto Pharaoh, that thou maystj come to pass, that when ye go, ye (hall wing forth my people the children or ■

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Ii ^ And Moses said unto God, Who tm I, that I st-.ould go unto Pharaoh, md that I fliould bring ford; the children of Israel out of Egypt?

la And he said. Certainly I will be with dice; and diis stull be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought form the people out of B< gypt> ye mall set ve God upon this moun tain.

15 And Moses said unto God, Behold, vhen I come unto the children os Israel, and shall lay unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you j and ibey shall say to me, What is his names j What (lull I fay unto them?

14 _And God said unto Moses, I AM]

not go empty:

11 But every woman (hall borrow oF her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and. jewels of gold,and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon youc daughters j and ye (hall spoil the Egyptians.


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AM hadi sent me unto you.

15 And God said moreover unro Meses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lo R D God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the Godl of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent! me unto you : this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unro all generations.

i* Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lo Rd God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt.

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land os the Canaanitcs, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Petizaites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and hony.

18 And they (ball hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders ot Israel, unto the king of Egypr, and

j you (hall say unto him, TheLo a D God of the Hebrews hath met with us; and now let us go (we beseech thee ) three days journey ihto the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lo R D our God.

151 ^ And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in die midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. I 21 And I will give this people favour

ANd Moses answered, and (aid, But behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unro my voice: for they will say. The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.

* And the Lord said unto him,What it that in thine hand? And he {aid, A

j And he said,Cast it on the ground! j and he cast it on die ground, and it became a serpent: and Moses fled from before it. '' , .

4 And the Lord bid unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and rake it by the tail. And he put forth his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand.

5 That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

6 % And the Lo Rd said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom i and he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand vas leprous as snow.

7 And he (aid, Put thine hand into thy bosom again: and he put his hand into his besom again, aud plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his ether fled).

8 And it (hall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither heatkento the voice of the first sic,n, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

$> And it (lull come to-pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry-land: and the water which thou takestoutof the river, (nail become blood upon the dry-land.

10 ^ And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I an slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

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