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9 JUDAH is a Lion's Whelp; from the Prey, my Son, thou art gone up: he ftooped down, he couched as a Lion, and as an old Lion ; who shall rouse him up. 10 1* The Sceptre shall

Isa. xi. 1 There shall come forth not depart from JUDAH, nor a Rod out of the STEM of JESSE, a LAW-GIVER from between and a Branch shall grow out of his his Feet, until SHILOH Roots,

2 And the SPIRIT of the Lord shall come, and unto him fhall the REST UPON HIM, the SPIRIT OF WISDOM GATHERING of the PEOPLE and UNDERSTANDING, the Spirit of be.

Counsel aod Might, the Spirit of

Knowledge, and of the Fear of the 11 Binding his Fole unto the Lord. Vine, and his Afs's Colt un- 10 And in that Day there shall be to the choice Vine; he wash- a Root of Jesse, which shall ftand

for an ENSIGN of the People ; to it ed his Garments in Wine, thall the GENTILES SEEK, and his Rest and his Cloaths in the Blood shall be GLORIOUS. of Grapes.

Isa. xlii, 1 Behold my Servant whom

I uphold, mine ELECT, in whom my 12 His Eyes shall be · red Soul DELIGHTETH: I have

put my Spiwith Wine, and his Teeth RIT upon him, he fall bring forth

JUDGMENT to the GuntiLES. white with Milk.

2 He thail not cry, nor lift up, nor 13 ZEBULUN shall dwell cause his voice to be heard in the at the Haven of the Sea :


3 A BRUISED REED shall he not and he shall be for a Haven BREAK, and the smoaking Flax thall of Ships; and his Border shall he not quench. be unto Zidon.

1/a, ix. 6 For unto us a Child is

BORN, unto us a Son is given, and 14 ISSACHAR is a strong the GOVERNMENT Jhall be upon his Als, couching down between shoulder: and his Name shall be caltwo Burdens.


MIGHTY GOD, The EVERLASTING FA15 And he saw that Rest ther, The Prince of PEACE. was good, and the Land that 7 Of the INCREASE of his GOVERN

MENT and PEACE there shall be NO it was pleasant ; and bowed

END, upon the THRONE of David, his Shoulder to bear, and be- and upon his KINGDOM. came a Servant unto Tribute.

16 Dan shall judge his People, as one of the Tribes of Israel.

17 Dan fhall be a Serpent by the Way, an Adder in the Path; that biteth the Horse Heels, so that his Rider shall fall backward.

18 I have waited for thy Salvation, O LORD.

19 GAD, a Troop shall overcome him : but he shall overcome at last.

Note, This Prophecy relating to the coming of the MESSIAH, was litera!', fulfined as the Time of Our Saviour's Birth, Herod an Idumcan being then King of Judca.


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20 Out of Asher his Bread shall be fat, and he shall yield Royal Dainties.

21 NAPHTALI is a Hind let loose : he giveth goodly Words.

22 Joséph is a fruitfu! 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.

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 shall bless thee with Bleflings of Heaven above, Blessings of the Deep that lieth under, Blessings of the Breasts, and of the Womb.

26 The Blessings of thy Father, have prevailed above the Blessings of my Progenitors, unto the utmost Bound of 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 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 unte them, and blessed them ; every one according to his Blessing, he blefled them.

29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my People : bury me with my Fathers, in thie Cave that is in the Field of Ephron the Hittite.

30 In the Cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the Land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a Poffeffion of a Burying-place.

31 (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.

33 And when Jacob had made and end of commanding his Sons, he gathered up his Feet into the Bed, and yielded up the Ghost, and was gathered unto his People.


C H A P. L.

1 The Mourning for Jacob. 7. The Funeral. 24 Joseph prophesieth to his Brethren of their Return : 26 His Death.

Ver.' A

ND Joseph fell upon his Father's Face, and wept

upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his Servants the Physicians to embalm his Father : and the Physicians embalmed Ifrael.

15 And when Joseph's Brethren saw that their Father was dead, they said, 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, saying,

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the Trespass of thy Brethren, 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 Father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 And his Brethren also went and fell down before his Face : and they said, Behold, we be thy Servants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not : for am I in the Place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought Evil against me; but God meant it unto 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 an hundred and ten Years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's Children of the third Generation : the Children also of Machir the Son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's Knees. 24 m And Joseph said un

m Heb. xi. 22 By Faith JOSEPH to his Brethren, I die : and when he died, made mention of the God will surely visit you, and DEPARTING of the CHILDREN of IsBRING YOU OUT OF THIS cerning his Bones.

RAEL; and gave Commandment con. LAND, unto the Land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

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25 And Joseph took an Oath of the Children 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 in Egypt.

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СНА Р. І. 1 The Children of Israel, after Joseph's Death, multiply :

8 They are oppressed. 17 The Godliness of the Midwives in saving the Men-children alive. 22 Pharaoh commandeth the Male-children to be cast into the River.

Ver. 1

Ow these are the Names of the Children of Israel which came into Egypt, with JACOB.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

3 Isachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

5 And all the Souls that came out of the Loyns of Jacob were sĘVENTY Souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

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