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Israel multiply in Goshen. GENESIS, Joseph visiteth his father. of the borders of Egypt even to the

CHAPTER XLVIII. other end thereof.

1 Joseph with his sons visiteth his sick father. 2 Jacob 22 Only the land of the priests

strengtheneth himself to bless them. 3 He repeatetk

the promise. 5 He taketh Ephraim and Manasseh as bought he not; for the priests had a his own. 7 He telleth Joseph of his mother's grave.

8 He blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh. 17 He preportion assigned them of Pharaoh,

ferreth the younger before the elder. 21 He propheand did eat their portion which Pha sieth their return to Canaan. raoh gave them: wherefore they sold AND it came to pass after these not their lands.

A things, that one told Joseph, 23 Then Joseph said unto the peo Behold, thy father is sick: and he ple, Behold, I have bought you this took with him his two sons, Manasseh day and your land for Pharaoh : lo, and Ephraim. here is seed for you, and ye shall sow 2 And one told Jacob, and said, the land.

Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto 24 And it shall come to pass in the thee: and Israel strengthened him. increase, that ye shall give the fifth self, and sat upon the bed. part unto Pharaoh, and four parts 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God shall be your own, for seed of the Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in field, and for your food, and for them the land of Canaan, and blessed me, of your households, and for food for 4 And said unto me, Behold, I your little ones.

will make thee fruitful, and multiply 25 And they said, Thou hast saved thee, and I will make of thee a mul. our lives : let us *find grace in the titude of people; and will give this sight of my lord, and we will be land to thy seed after thee for an Pharaoh's servants.

everlasting possession. 26 And Joseph made it a law over 5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim the land of Egypt unto this day, that and Manasseh, which were born unto Pharaoh should have the fifth part; thee in the land of Egypt, before I except the land of the priests only, came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; which became not Pharaoh's.

as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be 27 | And Israel dwelt in the land mine. of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; 6 And thy issue, which thou begetand they had possessions therein, and test after them, shall be thine, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. shall be called after the name of

28 And Jacob lived in the land of their brethren in their inheritance. Egypt seventeen years: so the whole 7 And as for me, when I came from age of Jacob was a hundred forty Padan, Rachel died by me in the and seven years.

land of Canaan in the way, when yet 29 And the time drew nigh that there was but a little way to come Israel must die : and he called his unto Ephrath : and I buried her there son Joseph, and said unto him, If in the way of Ephrath; the same is now I have found grace in thy sight, Beth-lehem. put, I pray thee, thy hand under | 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, my thigh, and deal kindly and truly and said, Who are these? with me; bury me not, I pray thee, 9 And Joseph said unto his father, in Egypt:

They are my sons, whom God hath 30 But I will lie with my fathers, given me in this place. And he said, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and bury me in their buryingplace. and I will bless them. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. | 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim

31 And he said, Swear unto me. | for age, so that he could not see. And And he sware unto him. And Israel | he brought them near unto him; and bowed himself upon the bed's head. | he kissed them and embraced them.

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Jacob blesseth Joseph's sons. CHAPTER XLIX. He blesseth his own sons.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, | you, and bring you again unto the had not thought to see thy face: | land of your fathers. and, lo, God hath shewed me also 22 Moreover I have given to thee thy seed.

one portion above thy brethren, which 12 And Joseph brought them out I took out of the hand of the Amofrom between his knees, and he bow. rite with my sword and with my bow. ed himself with his face to the earth.

CHAPTER XLIX. 13 And Joseph took them both, 1 Jacob calleth his sons before him. 3 He foretelleth Ephraim in his right hand toward

what will befall each of them in the last days, and

blesseth them. 29 His charge to them concerning his Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his burial. 33 His death. left hand toward Israel's right hand, ND Jacob called unto his sons, and brought them near unto him. A and said, Gather yourselves to

14 And Israel stretched out his right gether, that I may tell you that which hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's shall befall you in the last days. head, who was the younger, and his 2 Gather yourselves together, and left hand upon Manasseh's head, hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken guiding his hands wittingly; for Ma unto Israel your father. nasseh was the firstborn.

3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, 15 | And he blessed Joseph, and my might, and the beginning of my said, God, before whom my fathers strength, the excellency of dignity, Abraham and Isaac did walk, the and the excellency of power: God which fed me all my life long 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not unto this day,

excel; because thou wentest up to 16 The Angel which redeemed me thy father's bed; then defiledst thou from all evil, bless the lads; and let it: he went up to my couch. my name be named on them, and 5 | Simeon and Levi are brethren; the name of my fathers Abraham and instruments of cruelty are in their Isaac; and let them grow into a mul- habitations. titude in the midst of the earth.

6 O my soul, come not thou into 17 And when Joseph saw that his their secret; unto their assembly, father laid his right hand upon the mine honour, be not thou united : for head of Ephraim, it displeased him : in their anger they slew a man, and in and he held up his father's hand, to their selfwill they digged down a wall. remove it from Ephraim's head unto 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was Manasseh's head.

fierce; and their wrath, for it was 18 And Joseph said unto his father, cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, Not so, my father: for this is the first- and scatter them in Israel. born; putthy right hand upon his head. 8 7 Judah, thou art he whom thy

19 And his father refused, and said, brethren shall praise: thy hand shall I know it, my son, I know it: he be in the neck of thine enemies; thy also shall become a people, and he father's children shall bow down be. also shall be great: but truly his fore thee. younger brother shall be greater than 9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the he, and his seed shall become a mul- prey, my son, thou art gone up: he titude of nations.

stooped down, he couched as a lion, 20 And he blessed them that day, and as an old lion; who shall rouse saying, In thee shall Israel bless, say.

him up ? ing, God make thee as Ephraim and 10 The sceptre shall not depart as Manasseh : and he set Ephraim from Judah, nor a lawgiver from before Manasseh.

between his feet, until Shiloh come; 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, and unto him shall the gathering of Behold, I die; but God shall be with the people be.

Jacob blesseth his sons. GENESIS,

The death of Jacob. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, / of the head of him that was separate and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; from his brethren. he washed his garments in wine, and 27 | Benjamin shall raven as a his clothes in the blood of grapes: wolf: in the morning he shall devour

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, the prey, and at night he shall divide and his teeth white with inilk. the spoil.

13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the | 28 | All these are the twelve tribes haven of the sea; and he shall be of Israel: and this is it that their for a haven of ships; and his bor- | father spake unto them, and blessed der shall be unto Zidon.

them; every one according to his 14 | Issachar is a strong ass couch. blessing he blessed them. ing down between two burdens: 29 And he charged them, and said

15 And he saw that rest was good, unto them, I am to be gathered un. and the land that it was pleasant; to my people: bury me with my faand bowed his shoulder to bear, and thers in the cave that is in the field became a servant unto tribute. of Ephron the Hittite,

16 | Dan shall judge his people, as 30 In the cave that is in the field of one of the tribes of Israel.

Machpelah, which is before Mamre in 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the the land of Canaan, which Abraham way, an adder in the path, that biteth bought with the field of Ephron the Hitthe horse's heels, so that his rider shall tite for a possession of a buryingplace. fall backward.

31 There they buried Abraham and 18 I have waited for thy salvation, Sarah his wife; there they buried O LORD.

Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome there I buried Leah. him: but he shall overcome at the 32 The purchase of the field and of last.

the cave that is therein was from the 20 | Out of Asher his bread shall be children of Heth. fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. 33 And when Jacob had made an

21 | Naphtali is a hind let loose : end of commanding his sons, he gahe giveth goodly words.

thered up his feet into the bed, and 22 | Joseph is a fruitful bough, even yielded up the ghost, and was gathera fruitful bough by a well; whose ed unto his people. branches run over the wall: 23 The archers have sorely grieved

CHAPTER L. him, and shot at him, and hated him: 1 The mourning for Jacob. 4 Joseph getteth leave of

Pharaoh to go and bury him. 7 The funeral. 15 Jo24 But his bow abode in strength,

seph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon. and the arms of his hands were made 22 His age. 23 He seeth the third generation of his

sons. 24 He prophesieth unto his brethren of their restrong by the hands of the mighty turn to Canaan; 25 and taketh an oath of them to God of Jacob; (from thence is the carry up his bones. 26 He dieth, and is embalmed. shepherd, the stone of Israel;)

AND Joseph fell upon his father's 25 Even by the God of thy father, A face, and wept upon him, and who shall help thee; and by the kissed him. Almighty, who shall bless thee with 2 And Joseph commanded his servblessings of heaven above, blessings ants the physicians to embalm his of the deep that lieth under, blessings father: and the physicians embalmed of the breasts, and of the womb: Israel.

26 The blessings of thy father have 3 And forty days were fulfilled for prevailed above the blessings of my him; for so are fulfilled the days of progenitors unto the utmost bound of those which are einbalmed : and the the everlasting hills: they shall be on Egyptians mourned for him three. the head of Joseph, and on the crown score and ten days.

His burial in Canaan. CHAPTER L. The death of Joseph.

4 And when the days of his mourn- | that went up with him to bury his ing were past, Joseph spake unto father, after he had buried his father. the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now 15 | And when Joseph's brethren I have found grace in your eyes, saw that their father was dead, they speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pha- said, Joseph will peradventure hate raoh, saying,

us, and will certainly requite us all 5 My father made me swear, say. | the evil which we did unto him. ing, Lo, I die: in my grave which I 16 And they sent a messenger unto have digged for me in the land of Joseph, saying, Thy father did comCanaan, there shalt thou bury me. mand before he died, saying, Now therefore let me go up, I pray 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, thee, and bury my father, and I will Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass come again.

of thy brethren, and their sin; for 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and they did unto thee evil: and now, bury thy father, according as he made we pray thee, forgive the trespass of thee swear.

the servants of the God of thy father. 7 | And Joseph went up to bury And Joseph wept when they spake his father: and with him went up all unto him. the servants of Pharaoh, the elders 18 And his brethren also went and of his house, and all the elders of the fell down before his face; and they land of Egypt,

said, Behold, we be thy servants. 8 And all the house of Joseph, and 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear his brethren, and his father's house : not: for am I in the place of God ? only their little ones, and their flocks, 20 But as for you, ye thought evil and their herds, they left in the land against me; but God meant it unto of Goshen.

good, to bring to pass, as it is this 9 And there went up with him both day, to save much people alive. chariots and horsemen: and it was 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I a very great company.

will nourish you, and your little ones. 10 And they came to the threshing And he comforted them, and spake floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; kindly unto them. and there they mourned with a great 22 | And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, and very sore lamentation : and he he, and his father's house : and Jomade a mourning for his father seven seph lived a hundred and ten years. days.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's 11 And when the inhabitants of the children of the third generation : the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourn children also of Machir the son of ing in the floor of Atad, they said, Manasseh were brought up upon JoThis is a grievous mourning to the seph's knees. Egyptians: wherefore the name of it 24 And Joseph said unto his brewas called Abel-mizraim, which is thren, I die; and God will surely beyond Jordan.

visit you, and bring you out of this 12 And his sons did unto him ac. land unto the land which he sware to cording as he commanded them: Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

13 For his sons carried him into 25 And Joseph took an oath of the the land of Canaan, and buried him children of Israel, saying, God will in the cave of the field of Machpelah, surely visit you, and ye shall carry which Abraham bought with the field up my bones from hence. for a possession of a buryingplace of 26 So Joseph died, being a hundred Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. and ten years old : and they embalm.

14 | And Joseph returned into ed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all | Egypt.





13 And the Egyptians made the 1 The children of Israel multiply after Joseph's death,

children of Israel to serve with ri8 The more they are oppressed by a new king, the more gour: they multiply. 15 The midwives fear God, and save the men children alive. 22 Pharaoh commandeth the

14 And they made their lives bitmale children to be cast into the river.

ter with hard bondage, in mortar, and N OW these are the names of the in brick, and in all manner of service

Y children of Israel, which came in the field : all their service, whereinto Egypt; every man and his house in they made them serve, was with hold came with Jacob.

rigour. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, | 15 | And the king of Egypt spake 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, to the Hebrew midwives, of which

4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and the name of the one was Shiphrah, Asher.

and the name of the other Puah; 5 And all the souls that came out of 16 And he said, When ye do the the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: office of a midwife to the Hebrew for Joseph was in Egypt already. women, and see them upon the stools,

6 And Joseph died, and all his bre. if it be a son, then ye shall kill him ; thren, and all that generation. but if it be a daughter, then she shall

7 | And the children of Israel were live. fruitful, and increased abundantly, | 17 But the midwives feared God, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding and did not as the king of Egypt mighty; and the land was filled with commanded them, but saved the men them.

children alive. 8 Now there arose up a new king 18 And the king of Egypt called over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. for the midwives, and said unto them,

9 And he said unto his people, Why have ye done this thing, and Behold, the people of the children have saved the men children alive? of Israel are more and mightier than 19 And the midwives said unto we:

Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew wo10 Come on, let us deal wisely men are not as the Egyptian women; with them; lest they multiply, and it for they are lively, and are delivered come to pass, that, when there falleth ere the midwives come in unto them. out any war, they join also unto our I 20 Therefore God dealt well with enemies, and fight against us, and so the midwives : and the people multi. get them up out of the land.

plied, and waxed very mighty. 11 Therefore they did set over them 21 And it came to pass, because the taskmasters to afflict them with their midwives feared God, that he made burdens. And they built for Pharaoh them houses. treasure-cities, Pithom and Raamses. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his

12 But the more they afflicted them, people, saying, Every son that is the more they multiplied and grew. born ye shall cast into the river, And they were grieved because of the and every daughter ye shall save children of Israel.


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