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famine 'was sore upon them: land! 21 the land became Pharaoh's. 'And as

for the people, 'he removed them ato

the cities from one end of the 'border:

of Egypt even to the other end thereof. 2. Only the land of the priests bought

he not: for the priests had a portion

from Pharaoh, and did eat their por

tion which Pharaoh gave them; where23 fore they sold not their 'landi.' "Then

Joseph said unto the people, Behold,
I have bought you this day and your

land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for (24 you, and ye shall sow the land. "And

it shall come to pass 'at the lingatherings!, that lyel shall give la! fifth unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your

food, and for them of your households, 5 and for food for your little ones. °And

they said, Thou hast saved our lives : let us find grace in the sight of my

lord, and we will be Pharaoh's ser(3 vants. °And Joseph made it a 'stat

ute concerning the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; 'only' the land of the

priests 'alonel became not Pharaoh's. 27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt,

in the 'landi of Goshen; and they Igat them possessions, therein, and Iwere fruitfull, and multiplied exceedingly.

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years : so the 'days! of Jacob, 'the years of his life, werel an hundred forty and seven years. And the time drew 'nearl that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and

deal kindly and truly with me; bury (36 me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: obut

Iwhen I 'sleepi with my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he

said, I will do as thou hast said. 31 And he said, Swear unto me: and

he sware unto him. And Israel bowed

himself upon the bed's head. 481 And it came to pass after these

things, that one Isaid to: Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took

with him his two sons, Manasseh and 2 Ephraim. 'And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened

3 himself, and sat upon the bed. And

Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in

the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 4 °and said unto me, Behold, I will

make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a 'companyi of 'peoples'; and will give this land

to thy seed after thee for an everlast(5) ing possession. °And now thy two

sons, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim

and Manasseh, leven' as Reuben and 6 Simeon, shall be mine.

°And thy issue, which thou 4begettest after them, shall be thine; "they shall be

called after the name of their brethren *7 in their inheritance. And as for me,

when I came from "Paddant, Rachel died 5by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was Istill some! way to come unto Ephrath : and I

buried her there in the way ito! Eph8 rath (the same is Beth-lehem). °And

Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, 9 Who are these? *°And Joseph said

unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me 'herel. And

he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto 10 me, and I will bless them. 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 hath 'leti me Iseel thy seed also. 12 °And Joseph brought them out from

between his knees; and he bowed

himself with his face to the earth. 13 °And Joseph took them both, Ephraim

in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand

Itoward! Israel's right hand, and 14 brought them near unto him. And

Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, bguiding his

hands wittingly; for Manasseh was 15 the firstborn. 'And he blessed Joseph,

and said, 'The! God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk,

the God which hath' fed me all my 16 life long unto this day, the angel

which hath! redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name

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VIRSION OF 1611.-prevailed over . . so; 21 borders ; 22 assigned them of .. lands; 24 in .. increase .. you.. the .. (part); 26 law over . . part; except.. only, which ; 27 country.. had possession

grew; 28 whole age.. was ; 29 nigh ; 30 will lie ..and. -XLVIII. 1 told ; 4 multitude .. people; 5 (they); 6 and; 7 Padan yet .. but a little . . of; 9 in this place; 11 shewed ; 13 towards. = [46]





be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and

let them grow into a multitude in the 17 midst of the earth. °And when Jo

seph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him : and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from

Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. 18 °And Joseph said unto his father, Not

so, my father: for this is the first

born; put thy right hand upon his 19 head. And his father refused, and

said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great : 'howbeiti his younger brother shall be greater than

he, and his seed shall become la mul20 titude of nations. And he blessed

them that day, saying, ?In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee

as Ephraim and as Manasseh : and he 21 set Ephraim before Manasseh. 'And

Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and

bring you again unto the land of your 22 fathers. Moreover I have given to

thee one Sportion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my

bow. 491 And Jacob called unto his sons, and

said : Gather yourselves together, that

tell you that which shall befall you in the latteri days. 2 Assemblel yourselves, and hear, ye

sons of Jacob; And hearken unto

father. * 3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn,

my might, and the beginning of

my strength; The excellency of dignity, and the

excellency of power.
5Unstable as water, 6thou shalt not

Chave the excellency' ;
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; $1Weaponsl of slviolencel are their

7$1swords!. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their


Unto their assembly, 'my glory!, be

not thou united ; For in their anger they slew 'a man, And in their selfwill they shoughed!

101an ox!. Cursed be their anger, for it was

fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel : I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel. Judah, itheel shall thy brethren

praise : Thy hand shall be lon! the neck of

thịne enemies; Thy father's 'sons' shall bow down

before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp ; From the prey, my son, thou art

gone up: He stooped down, he couched as a

lion, And as la lioness'; who shall rouse

him up? The sceptre shall not depart from

Judah, Nor 111the ruler's stafft from be

tween his feet, 12 Until Shiloh come; And unto him shall the lobedience!

of the 'peoples' be. Binding his foal unto the vine, And his ass's colt unto the choice

vine; He 'hathi washed his garments in

wine, And his Ivesturel in the blood of

grapes : His eyes shall be red with wine, And his teeth white with milk. Zebulun shall dwell at the 13haven

of the sca: And he shall be for lan! 13haven of

ships ; And his border shall be 14lupon!

Zidon. Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between 'the sheep

foldsi: And he saw 15la resting place that

lit was good, And the land that it was pleasant ; And hel bowed his shoulder to


Israel your





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8 Or, secret
9 Or, imeni
10 Or, oren
11 Or, a lawgiver
13 Or, ITill hel come Itol Shiloh,

Thavingl the obedience of the

bear, And became a servant lunder task


peoples Or, as read by the Sept.,
Until Ithat which is his shalli
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dering is, Till he come whose it

is &c.
13 Heb. beach.
14 Or, Iby!

16 Or, rest

VERSION OF 1611.- 19 but truly. XLIX.1 last; 2 Gather .. together : 4 excel: 5 Instruments .. cruelty .. in.. habitations; 6 secret .. mine honour .. digged down a wall; 8 thou art he whom .. in..children ; 9 an old lion ; 10 a lawgiver .. gathering .. people; 11 clothes ; 13 a .. unto; 14 two burdens ; 15 rest..unto tribute. = (38]

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Dan shall judge his people,

spake unto them and blessed them ; As one of the tribes of Israel.

every one according to his blessing he Dan shall be a serpent 'in' the way, 29 blessed them. And he charged them, An ladder in the path,

and said unto them, I am to be gathThat biteth the 'horse's' heels,

ered unto my people: bury me with So that his rider falleth! backward. my fathers in the cave that is in the I have waited for thy salvation, O 30 field of Ephron the Hittite, 'in the LORD.

cave that is in the field of Machpelah, Gad, ?a troop 3shall 'press upon! which is before Mamre, in the land of him:

Canaan, which Abraham bought with But he shall 'press upon their heel'. the field 'from! Ephron the Hittite 4Out of Asher his bread shall be for a possession of a buryingplace: fat,

31 °there they buried Abraham and Sarah And he shall yield royal dainties. his wife; there they buried Isaac and Naphtali is a hind 'let loose :

Rebekah his wife; and there I buried He giveth goodly words.

32 Leah : 'the field and the cave that is Joseph is 5a fruitful bough,

therein, which was 'purchased from A fruitful bough by a 'fountain ; (33 the children of Heth. And when Hisi branches run over the wall. Jacob made an end of charging his The archers have sorely grieved sons, he gathered up his feet into the him,

bed, and yielded up the ghost, and And shot at him, and 'persecuted! 501 was gathered unto his people. And him :

Joseph fell upon his father's face, But his bow abode in strength,

and wept upon him, and kissed him. And the arms of his hands were 2 °And Joseph commanded his servants made 'strong,

the physicians to embalm his father: By the hands of the Mighty One! and the physicians embalmed Israel. of Jacob,

3 °And forty days were fulfilled for him ; (From thence is the shepherd, the for so are fulfilled the days of lemstone of Israel,)

balming! : and the Egyptians 'wept! Even by the God of thy father, who for him threescore and ten days. shall help thee,

4 And when the days of Iweeping for And by the Almighty, who shall him' were past, Joseph spake unto the bless thee,

house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I With blessings of heaven above, have found grace in your eyes, speak, Blessings of the deep that Icouch- I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, eth beneath',

5 saying, "My father made me swear, Blessings of the breasts, and of the saying, Lo, I die : in my grave which womb.

I flhave digged for me in the land of The blessings of thy father

Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Have prevailed above 'the blessings

Now therefore let me go up,


pray of my progenitors

thee, and bury my father, and I will Unto the utmost bound of the ever- 6 come again. And Pharaoh said, Go lasting hills :

up, and bury thy father, according as They shall be on the head of Joseph, 7 he made thee swear. 'And Joseph And on the crown of the head of went up to bury his father : and with

him 10that was separate from his him went up all the servants of Phabrethren.

raoh, the elders of his house, and all Benjamin lis! a wolf 'that ra- 8 the elders of the land of Egypt, °and vinethl:

all the house of Joseph, and his In the morning he shall devour the brethren, and his father's house: only prey,

their little ones, and their flocks, and And at leven' he shall divide the their herds, they left in the land of spoil.

9 Goshen. °And there went up with All these are the twelve tribes of him both chariots and horsemen: and Israel: and this is it that their father 10) it was a very great company. °And they

1 Or, Thorned snakel

Heb. gedud, a marauding band. Heb. gad, to press. * According to some ancient versions,

Asher, his bread wc. * Heb. the son of a fruitful tree.

6 Heb. daughters.
? Or, lactivel
B Or, From thence, Ifrom the shep-

herd Or, as otherwise read, By

the name of l the shepherd According to some ancient authori

ties, the blessings of the ancient mountains, the desire (or, desira

ble things) of the everlasting hills. 10 Or, that lis prince amongi 11 Or, Ibought

VERSION OF 1611.-17 by . . horse . . shall fall; 19 overcome. .overcome at the last; 22 (Even).. well; Whose; 23 hated ; 24 God; 25 lieth under ; 27 shall ravin as.. night; 30 of; 32 The purchase of .. of; 33 (had) .. commanding. - L. 3 those which are embalmed mourned; 4 his mourning. = 34]

came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they "lamented with a very great and sore lamentation : and he made a

mourning for his father seven days. 11 °And when the inhabitants of the land,

the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous lmourning to the Egyptians : wherefore the name of it was called

Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan. 12 °And his sons did unto him according 13 as he commanded them : °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 a possession of a buryingplace, of Ephron the Hittite,

before Mamre. 14

And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went

up with him to bury his father, after 15 he had buried his father. And when

Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, 'It may be that! Joseph will hate us, and will 'fully!

requite us all the evil which we did 16 unto him.

°And they sent a 'messagel unto Joseph, saying, Thy father

did command before he died, saying, 17 °So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive,

I pray thee now, the 'transgressioni of thy brethren, and their sin, for Ithat they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the Itrans

gression of the servants of the God

of thy father. And Joseph wept when 18 they spake unto him. And his breth

ren also went and fell down before his

face; and they said, Behold, we be 19 thy servants. °And Joseph said unto

them, Fear not: for am I in the place 20 of God ? ° And as for you, ye Imeanti

evil against me; but God meant it 'forl good, to bring to pass, as it is

this day, to save much people alive. 21 °Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you,

and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly

unto them. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and

his father's house: and Joseph lived 23 an hundred and ten years. °And

Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation : the children also

of Machir the son of Manasseh were 24 'born' upon Joseph's knees. °And

Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: ibuti God will surely visit you, and bring you 'up' out of this land unto

the land which he sware to Abraham, 25 to Isaac, and to Jacob. °And Joseph

took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you,

and ye shall carry up my bones from 26 hence. "So Joseph died, being an

hundred and ten years old : and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.



exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

11 Now these are the names of the

Isons of Israel, which came into

Egypt; every man and his household 2 came with Jacob. °Reuben, Simeon, 3 Levi, and Judah; °Issachar, Zebulun, 4 and Benjamin ; °Dan and Naphtali 5 Gad and Asher. And all the souls

that came out of the loins of Jacob

were seventy souls : landi Joseph was 6 in Egypt already. And Joseph died,

and all his brethren, and all that gen7 eration. And the children of Israel

were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed

Now there arose a new king over 9 Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 'And

he said unto his people, Behold, the

people of the children of Israel are (10) 8 more and mightier than we: °come,

let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they also join themselves' unto our

enemies, and fight against us, and 11 get them up out of the land. "There

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3 Or, Itoo manyl and Itoo mighty for us!

VERSION OF 1611.-10 mourned : 15 peradventure .. certainly; 16 messenger ; 17 trespass .. trespass; 20 But.. thought .. unto; 23 brought up; 24 and.

Exodus. - 1. 1 children; 5 for ; 8 (up); 9 moe; 10 (on)..(so). = [18]

fore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.

And they built for Pharaoh Istorel 12 cities, Pithom and Raamses. But

the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were

grieved because of the children of 13 Israel. °And the Egyptians made

the children of Israel to serve with (11 rigour : 'and they made their lives

bitter with hard iservicel, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with

rigour. 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the

Hebrew midwives, of which the name

of the one was Shiphrah, and the name 16 of the other Puah: 'and he said,

When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birthstool'; if it be a son,

then ye shall kill him ; but if it be a 17 daughter, then she shall live. °But

the midwives feared God, and did not

as the king of Egypt commanded them, 18 but saved the men children alive. "And

the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have

ye done this thing, and have saved the (19 men children alive? And the mid

wives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and

are delivered ere the 'midwifel come 20 unto them. I Andi God dealt well

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 22 them houses. And Pharaoh charged

all his people, saying, Every son that
is born ye shall cast into 2the river,
and every daughter ye shall

And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter 2 of Levi. "And the woman conceived,

and bare a son: and when she saw him

that he was a goodly child, she hid (3) him three months. And when she

could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of 3bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch ; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister stood afar off, to Iknow what would be done to him.

5 °And the daughter of Pharaoh came

down to Ibathel at the river ; and her maidens walked along by the friver! side; and she saw the ark among

the flags, land! sent her "handmaid' to 6 fetch it. And she opened it, 'andi

saw the child : and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on

him, and said, This is one of the He(7 brews' children. "Then said his sister

to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call thee a nurse of the Hebrew women,

that she may nurse the child for thee? 8 °And Pharaoh's daughter said to her,

Go. And the maid went and called 9 the child's mother. °And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the

woman took the child, and nursed it. (10 °And the child grew, and she brought

him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I

drew him out of the water. 11 And it came to pass in those days,

when Moses was grown 'up', that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens : and he isawl an

Egyptian smiting 'an! Hebrew, one of 12 his brethren. °And he looked this

way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he Ismotel the

Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. 13 °And he went out the second day,

landi, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together : and he said to

him that did the wrong, Wherefore 14 smitest thou thy fellow ? °And he

said, who made thee a prince and a judge over us? 'thinkestí thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian ?

And Moses feared, and said, Surely 15 'the thing is known. °Now when

Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fied from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the

land of Midian : and he sat down by 16 a well. Now the priest of Midian

had seven daughters : and they came

and drew water, and filled the troughs 17 to water their father's flock. °And

the shepherds came and drove them

away: but Moses stood up and helped 18 them, and watered their flock. And

when they came to Reuel their father,

he said, How is it that lyel are come (19 so soon to-day? And they said, An

Egyptian delivered us out of the hand



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5 Heb. Mosheh. & Heb. mashah, to draw out.

VERSION OF 1611.-11 treasure; 12 grew; 14 bondage . . (was); 16 stools; 19 midwives . . (in); 20 Therefore. II. 4 wit; 5 wash herself .. river's .. when .. she .. maid ; 6 when .. had . . she ; 7 (to); 10 (she); 11 spied..a; 12 slew; 13 when ; 14 intendest .. this; 18 you. = [27]

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