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CHAP. XLVIII.

hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head un A , to Manassele's head,

that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not is sick: and he took with him his ewo sens, so, my father : for this is the first-born ; purt Manasses and Ephraim.

thy right hand upon his head. 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, 19 And his fattier refused, and said, I know thy son Joseph cometh unto thee. And Israel it, my son, I know it: he also shall become strengthened himself, and sal upon the bed a people, and he also shall be greal ; but tru

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Al- ly his younger brother shall be greater that mighty appeared unto me at Luż in the land he, and his seed shall become a multitude of of Canaan, and blessed me,

nations. 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make 20 And he blessed them that day, saying tiee fruillui, and multiply thee, and I will In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God maha riske of thee a multitude of people; and will diee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh. And he give this land to thy seed after thee for an set Ephraim before Manasseh. everlasting possession.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Lehold, I 5 And now thy lwc sons, Ephraim and die ; but God shall be with you, and bring Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the you again unto the land of your fathers. land of Egyp, before I came unto thee into 29 Moreover, I have givev to thee ona por Egypt, are mine : as Reuben and Simeon, tion above thy brethren, which I took out of they shall be mine.

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 breuiren in their in- AND Jacob called unto bis sons, and said, heritance.

Gather , I 7 And as for me, when I came from Pa- tell you that which shall betall you in the last dan, Rachel died by me in the land of Ca- days. man in die 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 rien her tiere in the way of Eplirath; the father. same is Betli-lebem.

31 Reuben, thou art my first-born, muy 8 1 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and might, and the beginning o! my strength, ed, Who are these?

the excellency of dignity, and the excellency 9 And Josephi said unto his father, They of power: are my sons whom God liath given me in 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel, this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; thee, un!o me, and I will bless them. then defileist thou it: be went up to inycouck.

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were din for 5 $ Simeon and Levi are breiloren; instru. age, so that he could not see.). And bements of cruelty are in their liabilutions. trougat them near unto him; and he kissed 6 O my soul, come not thou into their sethem, and embraced them.

cret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not not thou united! for in their anger tl.ey slew thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hatin u man, and in their self-will they digged sbewed me also thy seed.

down a wall. 12 And Joseph brought them out from be. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce ; tween his knees, and lie bowed hiinsels with and their wratlı, for it was cruel: I will dia his face to the earth.

vide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. 13 And Joseplı took them both., Ephraim in 8! Judalı, thou art he wliom thy brethren bis riglit hand toward Israel's left hand, and shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's thine enemies: thy father's children shall right hand, and brouglit thein near unto liim.bow down before thee.

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 wus 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, web's head, guiding his hands willingly; for who sh.all rouse him up? Manasseh was the first-bern.

10 The sceptre shall not depart from JuAn: lie blessed Joseph, and sail, God, dalı, nor a lawgiver from belween his feet, befine whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the did walk, the God which fed me all my life gathering of the people be: long unto this day,

11 Binding his foal unto the rine, and his Is The Angel which redeemed me from all ass's colt unto the choice vine ; be wasbed evil, bless the lads ; and let my name heiliis garments in wine, and his clothes in the named on then, and the name of my fathers blood of grapes: Aluaham and Isaac; and let them grow in- 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, und to a multitude in the midst of the earli. bis teeth while with milk.

17 And when Josephı saw that his father 13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of Land his right hand upon the head of Eplıraiın, the sca; and ne siull be for aut ven of ships i displeused Lim: and he held up his Fallier's and his border shell be poto 2 po

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14 ! Issaclar is a strong ass couching physicians to enbalm his father: and the down between two burdens:

physicians embalmed Israel. 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the 3 And forly days were fulfilled for him, land that it was pleasant; and bowed his for so are fulfilled the days of those which shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto arc embalmed. and the Egyptians lourned tribute.

for him threescore and ten days. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of 4 And when the days of his mourning the tribes of Israel.

were past, Joseph spake unto the house of 17 Dan shall be a serpent hy the way, an Pharaoh, saying, if now I have find grace adder in the path, that bíteth the horse-lieeis, in your eyes, speak, I pray yo!, ir. the ears so that his rider shall fall backward. of Pharaoh, saying, 181have waited for thy salvacion, O LORD. 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo,

191 Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but I die: in my grave which I have digged for he shall overcome at the last.

me in the land of Canaan, there sialt thou 20 Out of Asher bis bread shall be fül, bury me. Now therefore lot nie go up, and he shall yield royal dainties.

pray thee, and bury my father, and I will 21 | Naphtali is a bind let loose: he giv- come again. eih goodly words.

6 And Pharaoh said, go up and bury thy Joseph is a fruitful bough, eren a father, according as he made thee swear. fruitful bough hy a well, whose branches 7 And Joseph went up to bury bis fainer; run over the wall.

and with him went up all the servants of 3 Thc archers have sorely grieved him, Pharaoli, the elders of his house, and all the and shot at him, and hated him:

elders of the land of Egypl, 24 but his bow abode in strength, and the 8 And all the house of Josept and his arms of his hands were made strong by the brethren, and his father's house : only their hands of the mighty God of Jacob(from little ones, and their flocks, and their berds, thence is the Shepherd the stone of Israel :) they left in the land of Goshes.

25 Even by the God of thy father, who 9 And there went up with him both cha. shall help thee; and by the Almigbuy, who riots and horsemen; and it was a very great snall bless théc with blessings of heaven company. above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, 10 And they came to the thrashing-floor blessings of the breasts and of the womb : of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and there

26 The blessings of thy father bave pre-mey mourued with a great and very sore vailed above the blessings of iny progeni!ors lamentation : and lie made a mourning for unto the utinost bound of the everlasting his father seven days. hills : they shall be on the liead of Josephi, 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, and on the crown of the lead of lim da the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the was separate from liis bretliren.

Aoor of' Alad, they said, This is a grievous 27 ! Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf : in mourning to the Egyptians : wherefore the Ine morning liesball devour the prey, and al name of it wils called 'Abel-inizraim, which pight he shall divide the spoil.

is beyond Jorden. 28 Si All these are the twelve tribes of lo- 12 And his sons did unto bim according as rael : and this is it that their father sprake he cominanded them : unto them, and blessed them; every one ac. 13 For his sons carried lim into the land! cording to his blessing he blessed thein. of Canaan. and buried him in the cave of tha

29 And be charged them, od said unto field of Maciipelah, whichi Abraham bought them, I am to be gathered unto my people : with the field, for a possession of a larying. bury me with my falbers in the cave that is place, of Epliron the Hillite, before Manre. in the fieid of Ephron the Hittile ; 114 l And Josepla returned into Egypt, he,

30 Jo the cave that is in the field of Mach-land his brethren, and all that went up with pelah, which is before Mamre, in the laad him to bury liis father, after he had buried of Canaan, wlich Abrahain bouglit with his fallier. the field of Ephron the Hillite, for a posses- 15 | And when Joseph's brethren saw sion of a burying-place.

that their father was dead, they said, Josepha 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarali will peradventure hale us, and will cer: bis wise ; there they buried Isaac and Pie tainly requite us all the evil which we did Drkah bis wife ; and there I buried Leah. unto hiin.

3. The purchase of the field, and of the 16 And they sent a snessenger unto Jo eave that is tijerein, was from the children of seph, saying, "Thy father did command be Heth.

fore he died, saying, 33 And when Jacob had made an end of 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, commanding his sons, he gathered up his I pray thee now, the trespass of thy bre: feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, thren, and their sin; for they did unto thee aud was ga:dered unto his people evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the CHAP. L.

trespass of the servants of the God of thy A Napa Josepurfell upon his has learli face, cauber inAnd Joseph wept when they spake and wept him, and kissed him

unto him

down before his face; and they said, Behold, the third generution : the children also of we lie thy servants.

Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not;sup 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 lord mes, as it is this day, 19 save much people which he sware to Abraham, to Isanc, ant alive.

to Jacob. :1 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nou- 25 And Joseph took an oath of the cl.il. rish you, and your little ones. And he com-dren of Israel, saying, God will surely visit forted ther, and spake kindly unto them. you, and ye shall carry up my bones from

1 Aud Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and hence. his father's house : and Joseph lived an hun- 26 fi So Joseph died, being an hundred and dred and ten years.

ten years old : and they embalmed him, and 23 And Joseph saw Ephraimn's children of he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

1 The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.
CHAP. I.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did

them, Israel, which came into Egypt; every but saved the inen-cliildren alive. nan and his household came with Jacob. 18 And the king of Egypt called for the

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, inidwives, and said unto them, Why have 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, ye done this thing, and have saved the men. 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. children alive? 5 Aod ail the souls that came out of the 19 And the midwives said unto Pliaraoh, oins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph Because the Hebrew women are not as the was in F.gypt already.

Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are 6 And Joseph died, and all bis breidren, deliverederethe midwives come in unto them. and all that generation.

20 Thercfore God dealt weil with the mid7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, wives: and the people muliplied, and waxed ind increased abundantly, and multiplied, very mighty. ind waxed exceeding mighty; and the land 21 And it came to pass, because the mid"ras filled with them.

wives feared God, that he made theni houses. 81 Now there arose up a new king over. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people say. Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

ing, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the river, and every daugliter ye shall save alive. vecple of the children of Israel are more and

CHAP. I. Aightier than we.

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wenta man of the house of Levi 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with thein; est they multiply, and it come to pass, that, 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a then there falleth out any war, they join also son: and when she saw him that lie was a into our enemies, and fight against us, and goodly child, she hid bim three months. v get them up out of the land.

3 Am when she could not longer bide lim, i Therefore they did set over them task- she took for him an ark of hulrushies, and nasters to afflict iliem 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 is the fags Pithom and Raamses.

by the river's brink. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the * And his sister stood asar off, to wit what wore they multiplied and grew. And they would be done to him. were grieved because of the children of Israel. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh caine

13 And the Egyptians made the children down to wash hierself at the river; and her of Israel to serve with rigour.

maidens walked along by the river's side: 14 And they made their lives bitter with and when she saw the ark among the fings, hard bondage, in mortar, and in trick, and she sent her maid to fetch it. in all manner of service in the field: all their 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the service, wherein they made them serve, was child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she with rigour.

had compassion on him, and said, This is one 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the of the Hebrews' children. Hebrew inidwives; (of which the name of 7 Tlien said his sister to Pharaoh's daughthe one was Shiphrali, and the name of the ter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the other Puah ;)

Hebrew women, that she may nurse the 16 And he said, When ye do the office of child for thee? a midwife to the Hebrew women,

8 And Pharaoh's doughter said to her, Go. them upon the stools, if it he a son, then ye and the maid vent and called the child's shall kill him ; but if it be a daughter, then she mother. still live.

9 And Pharaoli's daughter said unto het

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Take this child away, and nurse it for me, hurned with nre, and the oasli ir is not con and I will give thee thy wages. And the sumed. woman took the child, and nursed it.

3 And Muses said, I will cow lurii aside 10 And the child grew, and she brought anu see this great sight, wliy the bush is no him auto Pharaoh'stlaughter, and he became burnt. her son. And she called his name Moses: and 4 And when the LORD siiw that he turned she said, Because I drew him out of the water. aside to see, God called uuio him out of the

11 L and it came to pass in those days, midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. when Moses was grown, that lie went out And he said, Here am I. unto his bretliren, and looked on their hur- 5 And he said, Draw not nigh bither : put ders : and he spied an Egyptian smiting an off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place Hebrew, one of his brethren.

whercon thou standest is holy ground. 12 And he looked this way and that way, 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy and when he saw that there was no man, he father,the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid bis

13. And when he went out the second day, fuce , for he was afraid to look upon God. behold, two ir 20 of the Hebrewsstrove toge- 71 and the LORD said, I have surely seen Nier: and he said to him that did the wrong, the affliction of my people which are in E Wherefore smitest thou thy fellou ? gypt, and have heard their cry by reason of

14 And he said, who made thee a prince their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows and a judge over us? Intendest thou io ki!! 8 And I am come down to deliver them (-ut me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses of the band 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, untoa land flowing with milk and sought to slay Moses. But Moses fed from honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land the Pittites, and the Amorites, and the Pe of Midian: and he sat down by a well. rizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jeburites.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the daughters : and they came and drew water, children of Israel is come unto me: and I and filled the trouglis to water their father's have also seen the oppression wherewith the flock.

Egyptians oppress them. 17 And the sliepherds came and drove them 10 Come now therefore, and I will send away: but Moses stood up and helped them, thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring and watered their rock.

forth my people the children of Israel oui of 18 And when they came to Reuel their Egypt. father, he said, How is it thai ye are come so Il' 1 And Moses said unto God, Who am boon to-day?

1, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us should bring forth the children of Israel out out of the hand of the elepherds,and also drew of Egyp: ? water enough for us, and watered the flock. 1. All he said, Certainly! will be with

20 And lie said unto his daughters, And lice; and this shull he a loken unto thee thal woere is he? why is it that ye have left the I have sent thee: When thou hast brought inan? call hiin, iliat he may eat bread. forth the people out of Egype, ye shall serve

21 And Moses was content to dwell with God upon this mountain. the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his 13 And Moses said unto God, Beroll, daughter.

when I come unto the children of Israel, and 22 And she bare him a son, and lie called shall say unto them, The God of your fathers bis name Gershom; for he said, I have been hath sent ne unto you; and they shall say a stranger in a strange land.

to me, that is liis name? what shall I say 23 1' And it came to pass in process of unto them? time, that the king of Egypt died; and the 14 And God said unto Moses, I A.11 coildren 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. sent me unto you.

24 And God heard their groaning, and 151 And God said moreover unto Moses, God remembered bis covenant with Abra- Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Isbam, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

rael, The LORD God of your fathers, the 25 And God looked upon the cliildren of God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the Israel, and God had respect unto them. God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: tiis CHAP. III.

is my name for ever, and this is my memofither-in-law, the priest of Midian; and 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel to he led the flock to the back-side of the de-gether, and say unto them, The Lorr God sert, and came to the mountain of God, even of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of I to Horeb.

saac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, say 2 And the Angel of the Lord appeared un- ing, I bave surely Ýmited you, and seen tha> to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a which is done to 3.000 , Egype:

rialuto all generations.

sul of the aMiction of Egypt unto the land Lord, I am not eiuquent, nei!l.er heretrforg of the Canaanites, and we Hittites, and the nor since thou hast spoken usw thy servant : Amorites, and the Perizzites, and he Hivites, but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. and the Jubusites, unto a land Aowing with 11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath milk and honey.

made man's mouth? or who maketh the 13 And they shall hearken to thy voive: dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? and thou shali come, thou and the elders of have not I the LORD. Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews mouth, and teach thee what thou shall say. bath mel with as: and now let us go, we be- 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray bech thee, tuee days' journey into the wil thee, by the land of him rohom thou wilt derness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD send. our God.

14 And the anger of the Lord was kind. 194 And I am sure that the king of Egypt led against Moses, and be said, Is not Aaron will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. the Levite thy brother? I know that he can

20 And I will stretch out my hand, and speak well. And also, behold, he cometh mute Egypt with all my wonders which 1 forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, will do in ihe inidst tereof: and after that he he will be glad in his lieart. will let you go

15 And thou shait speak unto him, and put 21 And I will give this people favour in the words in his mouth : and I will be with ihy might of the Egyptians: and it shall come to mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach pass, that, wien yego, ye shall not gv empty: you what ye shall do.

22 But every woman shall borrow of her 16 And he shall be thy spokesman into the peighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her people: and he shall be, een he shall be to house, jewels of silver, and je vels of gold, thee instead of a mouth, and H.ou shult be a ind raiment: and ye shall put them upon your him instead of God. tons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thino yil the Egypíans.

hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. CHAP. IV.

18 | And Moses went and returned to

, , , , kold, they will not believe me, nor Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my marken unto my voire: for they will say, breihren which are in Egypt, and see wlie. The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. ther they be yet alive. And Jethro said to

2 And the LORD said unto him, What is Moses, Go in peace. bat in thine hand? And he said, A rod. 19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Mi.

3 And he said, Cası it on the ground. And dian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men be cast it on the ground, and it became a are dead which scuglitiny life. bezpent; and Moses fled from before it. 20 And Moses took his wife and his sons,

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put and set them upon an ass, and he returned 10 fond thine hand, and take it by the tail. And the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod be put forth his hand and caught it, and il of God in his hand. became a rod in luis band :

21 || And the Lord said unto Moses, Wnra 5 Thal iney may believe that the LORD thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thing God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, do all those wonders before l'haruoli whichi le God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath have pu: in thine hand: but I williarden nis appeared unto thee.

heart, that he shall not let the pople ge, 6. And the Lord said furthermore unto 22 And thou shall say unto lleraon. Thus biin. Put now thine hand into thy bosom. saith the Lord, Israel is my sou, eren my And he put his land into his bosom; and firxl-born, when he took it out, behold, his hand was 23 And I say upto thee, I.et my son go, be porous as snow.

that he may serve ine: and if thou refusa in 7 And lie said, Put thine hand into thy let him go, behold, I will slay thy suh, 672n bus rin again. And he put his hand into luisthy first-born. kom again; and placked it out of his bo- 24 1 And it came to pass by the way in die toni, and, lreliuld, it was turned again as his inn, that the Lord met him, and suuglie ic ether fie h.

kili him. And it shall come to pass, if they will 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, an! Dit believe thee, neither hearken to the voice cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it ni of the first sign, that they will believe the his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband voice of the latter sign.

art hou to me. And it shall come to pass, if they will 26 So he let him go : then she said, A 004 helieve also those two signs, neither neark- bloody husband thou art, because of the cir. en urto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the cumcision. water of the river, and pour it upon the dry 27 $ And the Lord said to Aaron, Go inio landi: and uie water, which thou takest out the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, of the river, shall become bloud upon the dry and met him in the mount of God, and kiss. hind,

led him. 101 And Moses said unto the LORD, O m.;;28 Aud Moses told Aaron all the words of

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