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change for horses, and for the flocks, and for HEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; and

and their flocks, and their herds, and all that that year. 18 When that year was ended, they came they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, Goshen. 2 And he took some of his brethren, even how that our money is spent; my lord also five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. hath our herds of cattle: there is not ought 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, left in the sight of any lord, but our bodies What is your occupation? And they said and our lands: anto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

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

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sokl 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, every man his field, because the famine Thy father and thy brethren are come unto prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's. thee:

21 And as for the people, he removed them 6 The land of Egypt is before thee: in the best of the land make thy father and bre-to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt thren to dwell; in the land cf Goshen let even to the other end thereof. 22 Only the land of the priests bought he them dwell and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them not: for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion rulers over my cattle. 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, which Pharaoh gave them; wherefore they and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob sold not their lands. blessed Pharaoh.

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?

23 1 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day, and your land, for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days 24 And it shall come to pass, ir the inof the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the crease, that ye shall give the fifth part unto days of the years of my life been, and have Pharach, and four parts shall be your own, not attained unto the days of the years of for seed of the field, and for your food, and the life of my fathers, in the days of their for them of your households, and for food for your little ones. pilgrimage.

To And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives; let us find grace in the sight of my 111 And Joseph placed his father and his lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. 26 And Joseph made it a law over the brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had com- should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Phamanded. raoh's.

12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

13 And there was no bread in all the Jand: for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt, and all the land of Canaan, fainted by reason of the famine.

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt in the country of Goshen; and they had pos and multiplied sessions therein and grew, exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

14 And Joseph gathered up all the money 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they die: and he called his son Joseph, and said bought and Joseph brought the money into unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, 1 pray thee, thy hand under my Pharaoh's house. 15 And when money failed in the land of thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: 30 But I will lie with my fathers; and th Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy pre-shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do sence? for the money faileth.

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and as thou hast said.

I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he

17 And they brought their cattle unto sware unto him. And Israel bowed him Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in ex-Jupon the bed's head



Jhand, to remove it from Ephraim's head un AND it came to pass after these things, to Manasseh's head. that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick and he took with him his two sons, Manasseb and Ephraim.

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

19 And his father refused, and said, I know

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee. And Israel it, my son, I know it: he also shall become strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed a people, and he also shall be great ; but tru 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Al-ly his younger brother shall be greater that mighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land he, and his seed shall become a multitude of of Canaan, and blessed me,

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and 1 will niske of thee a multitude of people; and wili give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

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 Fgypt, are mine: as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.


20 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 por tion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest af-with my bow. ter them, shall be thine, and shall be called CHAP. XLIX.


after the name of their brethren in their in- AND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may 7 And as for me, when I came from Pa- tell you that which shall befall you in the last dan, Rachel died by me in the land of Ca-days.

naan in the way, when yet there was but a 2 Gather yourselves together and hear, ye little way to come unto Ephrath: and I bu-sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your ried her there in the way of Ephrath; the father. same is Bethlehem.

8¶ And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see.) And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hatha shewed me also thy seed.

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

3 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 thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it. he went up to my couch. 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instru ments of cruelty are in their habitations.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their se cret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united! for in their anger they slew 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 di vide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

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 unto him. 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, 9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, the younger, and his left hand upon Manas-he couched as a lion, and as an old lion, seh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for who sl.all rouse him up? Manasseh was the first-born.

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.

15¶ And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father late his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, displeased him: and he held up his father's

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from 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 bis teeth white with milk.

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and ne shall be for anh ven of ships and Lis border shall be anto Z


14 Issachar is a strong ass couching physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. down between two burdens:

15 And he saw that rest was good, and the Jand that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto


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-heeis, so that his rider shall fall backward.

181 have waited for thy salvation, O LORD. 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last.

20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

1 Naphtali is a bind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall.

23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

3 And forty days were fulfilled for him for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians 1ourned 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 fand grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, ir. the ears of Pharaoh, saying,


5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there sialt 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 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.

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 is the Shepherd the stone of Israel :) 25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who snall bless thee with blessings of heaven 10 And they came to the thrashing-floor above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and there Blessings of the breasts and of the womb : 26 The blessings of thy father have pre-they mourned with a great and very sore vailed above the blessings of my progenitors lamentation: and he made a mourning for unto the utmost bound of the everlasting his father seven days. 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, hills they shall be on the head of Josephi, and on the crown of the head of him that the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous was separate from his brethren. mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great company.

27 Benjamin shall ravin 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.

12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

13 For his sous carried him into the land of Canaan. and buried him in the cave of the 29 And he charged them, and said unto field of Machipelah, which Abraham bought them, I am to be gathered unto my people: with the field, for a possession of a burying. bury me with my fathers in the cave that is place, of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre, 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, in the fieid of Ephron the Hittite;

30 In the cave that is in the field of Mach-jand his brethren, and all that went up with pelah, which is before Mamre, in the land him to bury his father, after he had buried of Canaan, which Abraham bought with his father. the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a possesion of a burying-place.

15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah will peradventure hate us, and will cer his wife; there they buried Isaac and Re-tainly requite us all the evil which we did kah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

unto him. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Jo 32 The purchase of the field, and of the eave that is therein, was from the children of seph, saying, Thy father did command be fore he died, saying, 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

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17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, pray thee now, the trespass of thy bre thren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy


AND Joseph fell upon his father's face, father. And Joseph wept when they spake

and wept upon him, and kissed him

2 And Joseph commanded bis servants the

unto him.

18 And his brethren also went and fell

down before his face; and they said, Behold, the third generation: the children also of we he thy servants. Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not ;(up upon Joseph's knees. for am I in the place of God?

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I But as for you, ye thought evil against die; and God will surely visit you, and ne; but God meant it unto good, to bring to bring you out of this land unto the lard ass, as it is this day, to save much people which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.


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

And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of


25 And Joseph took an oath of the clil dren of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

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

¶ The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.

CHAP. I. TOW these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every nan and his household came with Jacob. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 And all the souls that came out of the oins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

6 And Joseph died, and ell his brethren, and all that generation.

7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, ind increased abundantly, and multiplied, nd waxed exceeding mighty; 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, the eople of the children of Israel are more and nightier than we.

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; est they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also into our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land.

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 Pharaoh, 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 weil 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 people saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive. CHAP. II.

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 she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

3 And when she could not longer hide him, Therefore they did set over them task-she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and nasters to afflict them with their burdens. daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put And they built for Pharaoh treasure-cities, the child therein; and she laid it in the flags Pithom and Raamses. by the river's brink.

12 But the more they afflicted them, the nore 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 trick, 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 Shiphral, and the name of the other Puah ;)

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 to fetch it.

6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

7 Then said his sister to Pliaraoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. them upon the stools, if it be a son, then ye And the maid went and called the child's shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she mother. shall live.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto hes


Take this child away, and nurse it for me, burned with are, and the push was not con
And the sumed.
and I will give thee thy wages.

woman took the child, and nursed it.

3 And Muses said, I will now turn aside 10 And the child grew, and she brought and see this great sight, why the bush is no him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became burnt. her son. And she called his name Moses: and

4 And when the LORD saw that he turned the said, Because I drew him out of the water. aside to see, God called unto him out of the 11 And it came to pass in those days, midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. when Moses was grown, that he went out And he said, Here am I. unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an 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 Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. 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?

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place whercon 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 71 And the LORD said, I have surely seen face, for he was afraid to look upon God. the affliction of my people which are in E gypt, and have heard their cry by reason of 8 And I am come down to deliver them out 14 And he said, Who made thee a prince their taskmasters; for I know their sortOW3 and a judge over us? Intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. them up out of that land unto a good land 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: 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 trouglis 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.

honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and rizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Pe

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of

18 And when they came to Reuel their Egypt. father, he said, How is it that ye are come so Boon to-day?

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds,and also drew of Egypt? cater 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 inan? 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.

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

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers What is his name? what shall I say hath sent me unto you; and they shall say

to me,

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM 23 And it came to pass in process of unto them? time, that the king of Egypt died: and the cnildren of Israel sighed by reason of the THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou bondage, and they cried; and their cry came say unto the children of Israel, I AM bath up unto God, by reason of the bondage. 24 And God heard their groaning, and rael, The LORD God of your fathers, the God remembered his covenant with Abra-Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Is ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

sent me unto you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses,

25 And God looked upon the children of God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the Israel, and God had respect unto them.


NOW 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 de-
sert, and came to the mountain of God, even
to Horeb.

God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memo

rial unto all generations.

16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel to gether, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of I saac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, say 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared un-ing, I have surely vited you, and seen tha ad, I will bring you up to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a which is done to Egypt: bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush 17 And I nav


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