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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.

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

14 Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens:

15 And he saw that rest was good,

22 Moreover I have given to thee and the land that it was pleasant; one portion above thy brethren, which and bowed his shoulder to bear, anl I took out of the hand of the Amorite became a servant unto tribute. with my sword and with my bow.


1 Jacob calleth his sons to bless them. 3 Their

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the

blessing in particular. 29 His charge con-way, an adder in the path, that biteth cerning his burial. 33 His death. the horse-heels, so that his rider shall

AND Jacob called unto his sons, fall backward.

18 I have waited for thy salvation,

and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which O LORD. shall befall you in the last days.

2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

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: instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

19 T Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last,

20 T 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 1 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:

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:

6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine 25 Eren by the God of thy father, honour, be not thou united! for in their who shall help thee, and by the Alanger they slew a man, and in their mighty, who shall bless thee with self-will they digged down a wall. blessings of heaven above, blessings 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was of the deep that lieth under, blessings fierce and their wrath, for it was of the breasts, and of the womb : cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, 26 The blessings of thy father have and scatter them in Israel. prevailed above the blessings of my 8 Judah, thou art he whom thy progenitors unto the utmost bound of brethren shall praise; thy hand shall the everlasting hills; they shall be on be in the neck of thine enemies: thy the head of Joseph, and on the crown father's children shall bow down be- of the head of him that was separate fore thee. from his brethren. 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; from the 27 ¶ Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: orey, my son, thou art gone up: he in the morning he shall devour the prey, stooped down, he couched as a lion, and at night he shall divide the spoil. and as an old lion: who shall rouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver 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 :

28 T 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.

29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite;

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30 In the cave that is in the field of 10 And they came to the threshingMachpelah, which is before Mamre, floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, in the land of Canaan, which Abra- and there they mourned with a great ham bought with the field of Ephron and very sore lamentation: and he the Hittite for a possession of a bury-made a mourning for his father seven ing-place. days.

31 (There they buried Abraham 11 And when the inhabitants of the and Sarah his wife; there they buried land, the Canaanites, saw the mournIsaac and Rebekah his wife; and there ing in the floor of Atad, they said, I buried Leah.) This is a grievous mourning to the

32 The purchase of the field and of Egyptians: wherefore the name of it the cave that is therein, was from the was called Abel-mizraim, which is children of Heth. beyond Jordan.

12 And his sons did unto him ac

33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gather-cording as he commanded them: ed up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

13 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 The mourning for Jacob. 7 The funeral. 24 possession of a burying-place,of Ephron Joseph prophesieth to his brethren of their the Hittite, before Mamre. return. 26 His death.


14¶And Joseph returned into Egypt,

AND Joseph fell upon his father's he and his brethren, and all that went

face, and wept upon him, and up with him to bury his father, after kissed him. he had buried his father. 2 And Joseph commanded his ser- 15 And when Joseph's brethren vants the physicians to embalm his fa- saw that their father was dead, they ther; and the physicians embalmed said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all


3 And forty days were fulfilled for the evil which we did unto him. him; (for so are fulfilled the days of 16 And they sent messengers unto those which are embalmed:) and the, Joseph, saying, Thy father did com Egyptians mourned for him threescore mand before he died, saying, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, For

and ten days.

4 And when the days of his mourn-give, I pray thee now, the trespass of ing were past, Joseph spake unto the thy brethren, and their sin; for they house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I did unto thee evil: and now, we pray have found grace in your eyes, speak, thee, forgive the trespass of the serI pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, say-vants of the God of thy father. And ing, Joseph wept when they spake unto My father made me swear, say- him. ing, Lo, I die: in my grave which I 18 And his brethren also went and have digged for me in the land of Ca- fell down before his face and they naan, there shalt thou bury me. Now said, Behold, we be thy servants. 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.

71 And Josepn 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,

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.

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

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 a 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 And Joseph said unto his bre-surely visit you, and ye shall carry up thren, I die: and God will surely visit my bones from hence.

you, and bring you out of this land, 26 So Joseph died, being a hununto the land which he sware to A-dred and ten years old: and they embraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. balmed him, and he was put in a cof

25 And Joseph took an oath of the fin in Egypt. children of Israel, saying, God will

¶ The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.


16 And he said, When ye do the 1 The children of Israel multiply. 8 They office of a midwife to the Hebrew woare oppressed by a new king. 15 The mid-men, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

wives save the males alive.

Nchildren of Israel, which came
WOW these are the names of the

into Egypt; every man and his house-
hold came with Jacob.

17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 18 And the king of Egypt called for 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and the midwives, and said unto them, Asher. Why have ye done this thing, and have 5 And all the souls that came out of saved the men-children alive?

the loins of Jacob, were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew wo

6 And Joseph died, and all his bre-men are not as the Egyptian women: thren, and all that generation. for they are lively, and are delivered 7 And the children of Israel were ere the midwives come in unto them. 20 Therefore God dealt well with fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding the midwives: and the people multimighty; and the land was filled with plied, and waxed very mighty. 21 And it came to pass, because the 8 Now there arose up a new king midwives feared God, that he made over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. them houses.


9 And he said unto his people, Be- 22 And Pharaoh charged all his hold, the people of the children of Is-people, saying, every son that is born rael are more and mightier than we. ye shall cast into the river, and every 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with daughter ye shail save alive. them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

11 Therefore they did set over them


Moses is born, and put into the flags. 5 He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter. 15 Heflecth into Midian.

ND there went a man of the house

task-masters, to afflict them with their A of Levi, and took to wife a daugh

burdens. And they built for Pharaoh ter of Levi. treasure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses.

12 But the more they afflicted them, the more 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 brick, 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 one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah :)

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 couldnot longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

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 herds, and also drew water enough for to fetch it. us, and watered the flock.

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 Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? 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, have been a stranger in a strange

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said un-I to her, Go. And the maid went and land. called the child's mother.

23 T And it came to pass in process

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said un-of time, that the king of Egypt died: to her, Take this child away and nurse and the children of Israel sighed by it for me, and I will give thee thy reason of the bondage, and they cried; wages. And the woman took the child and their cry came up unto God, by and nursed it. reason of the bondage.

10 And the child grew, and she 24 And God heard their groaning, brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and God remembered his covenant and he became her son. And she call- with Abraham, with Isaac, and with ed his name Moses: and she said, Be-Jacob. cause I drew him out of the water.

11 T And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a 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?

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

CHAP. III. Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. 2 God peareth unto him in a burning bush. 9 He

sendeth him to deliver Israel.


row 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 desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest 3 And Moses said, I will now turn thou to kill me, as thou killedst the aside, and see this great sight, why Egyptian? And Moses feared, and the bush is not burnt. said, Surely this thing is known.

4 And when the LORD saw that he 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this turned aside to see, God called unto thing, he sought to slay Moses. But him out of the midst of the bush, and Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, said, Moses, Moses. And he said, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and Here am I. ne sat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6 Moreover he said, I am the God 17 And the shepherds came and of thy father, the God of Abraham, the drove them away: but Moses stood up God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. and helped them, and watered their And Moses hid his face: for he was flock. afraid to lock upon God.

18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon to day?

7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard 19 And they said, An Egyptian de- their cry by reason of their task-maslivered us out of the hand of the shep-lters; for I know their sorrows:

8 And I am come down to deliver voice; and thou shalt come, thou and them out of the hand of the Egyptians, the elders of Israel, unto the king of and to bring them up out of that land, Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The unto a good land, and a large, unto a LORD God of the Hebrews hath met land flowing with milk and honey; un-with us; and now let us go (we beto the place of the Canaanites, and the seech thee) three days journey into the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the the LORD our God. Jebusites.

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

19 ¶ And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.

21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, 11 And Moses said unto God, ye shall not go empty : Who am I, that I should go unto Pha- 22 But every woman shall borrow raoh, and that I should bring forth the of her neighbour, and of her that sochildren of Israel out of Egypt? journeth in her house, jewels of silver, 12 And he said, Certainly I will be and jewels of gold, and raiment: and with thee; and this shall be a token ye shall put them upon your sons, and unto thee, that I have sent thee: When upon your daughters: and ye shall thou hast brought forth the people out spoil the Egyptians. of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this.


13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of


1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hand is leprous. 21 God's message to Pha Taoh.

Israel, and shall say unto them, The AND. Moses answered and said, God of your fathers hath sent me unto But behold, they will not believe you; and they shall say to me, What me, nor hearken unto my voice: for is his name? what shall I say unto they will say, The LORD hath not apthem? peared unto thee.

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM 2 And the LORD said unto him THAT I AM. And he said, Thus What is that in thy hand? And he shalt thou say unto the children of Is-said, A rod. rael, I AM hath sent me unto you.

3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. 15 And God said moreover unto And he cast it on the ground, and it beMoses, Thus shalt thou say unto the came a serpent: and Moses fled from children of Israel, The LORD God of before it.

your fathers, the God of Abraham, the 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, Put forth thy hand, and take it by hath sent me unto you: this is my name the tail. And he put forth his hand, for ever, and this is my memorial unto and caught it, and it became a rod in all generations. his hand:

16 Go and gather the elders of Is- 5 That they may believe that the rael together, and say unto them, The LORD God of their fathers, the God of LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, ap- God of Jacob, hath appeared unto peared unto me, saying, I have surely thee.

visited you, and seen that which is 6 And the LORD said furthermore done to you in Egypt: into him, Put now thy hand into thy 17 And I have said, I will bring you bosom. And he put his hand into his ap out of the affliction of Egypt, unto bosom: and when he took it out, bethe land of the Canaanites, and the hold, his hand cas leprcus as snow. Hittites, and the Amorites, and the 7 And he said, Put thy hand into Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Je- thy bosom again. And he put his busites, unto a land flowing with milk hand into his bosom again, and pluckand honey. ed it out of his bosom, and behold, it 18 And they shall hearken to thy was turned again as his other flesh.

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