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Jacob's Last Days. Joseph and his Sons visit Jacob and for food for your little ones. are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, 25 And they said, Thou hast saved even as Reuben and Simeon, shall our lives; let us find favor in the be mine. 6 And thy issue, that sight of my lord, and we will be thou 2 begettest after them, shall Pharaoh's servants. 26 And Joseph be thine; they shall be called after made it a statute concerning the the name of their brethren in their land of Egypt unto this day, that inheritance. 7 And as for me, when Pharaoh should have the fifth; only I came from Paddan, Rachel died the land of the priests alone became 3 by me in the land of Canaan in the not Pharaoh's.

way, when there was still some dis27 And Israel dwelt in the land tance to come unto Ephrath: and of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; I buried her there in the way to i and they gat them possessions Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem). therein, and were fruitful, and 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's all multiplied exceedingly. 28 And sons, and said, Who are these?' Jacob lived in the land of Egypt 9 And Joseph said unto his father, seventeen years: so the days of They are my sons, whom God hath Jacob, the years of his life, were given me here. And he said, Bring a hundred forty and seven years. them, I pray thee, unto me, and 29 And the time drew near that will bless them. 10 Now the eyes Israel must die: and he called his of Israel were dim for age, so that son Joseph, and said unto him, If he could not see. And he brought 4 now I have found favor in thy them near unto him; and he kissed sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand them, and embraced them. 11 And under my thigh, and deal kindly Israel said unto Joseph, I had not and truly with me: bury me not, thought to see thy face: and, lo, I pray thee, in Egypt ; 30 but when God hath let me see thy seed also. I sleep with my fathers, thou shalt 12 And Joseph brought them out carry me out of Egypt, and bury from between his knees; and he me in their burying-place. And he bowed himself with his face to the said, I will do as thou hast said. earth. 13 And Joseph took them? 31 And he said, Swear unto me: both, Ephraim in his right hand and he sware unto him. And Israel toward Israel's left hand, and Ma. bowed himself upon the bed's head. nasseh in his left hand toward 48

And it came to pass after Israel's right hand, and brought

these things, that one said to them near unto him. 14 And Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick : Israel stretched out his right hand, and he took with him his two sons, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who Manasseh_and Ephraim. 2 And was the younger, and his left hand one told Jacob, and said, Behold, upon Manasseh's head, * guiding his thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: hands wittingly; for Manasseh was and Israel strengthened himself, the first-born. 15 And he blessed and sat upon the bed. 3 And Joseph, and said, The God before Jacob said unto Joseph, 1 God Al- whom my fathers Abraham and mighty appeared unto me at Luz Isaac did walk, the God who hath in the land of Canaan, and blessed fed me all my life long unto this me, 4 and said unto me, Behold, I day, 16 the angel who hath rewill make thee fruitful, and multi- deemed me from all evil, bless the ply thee, and I will make of thee a lads; and let my name be named on company of peoples, and will give them, and the name of my fathers this land to thy seed after thee for Abraham and Isaac; and let them an everlasting possession. 5 And grow into a multitude in the midst now thy two sons, who were born of the earth. 17 And when Joseph unto thee in the land of Egypt be saw that his father laid his right fore I came unto thee into Egypt,

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Jacob's Prophecy concerning his Sons laskeho hand upon the head of Ephraim, it Unto their assembly, my glory, shall displeased him: and he held up his be not thou united;

father's hand, to remove it from For in their anger they slew 8 a

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an ox.
- the first-born ; put thy right hand 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was
con his head. 19 And his father

fierce; netused, and said, I know it, my

And their wrath, for it was cruel : son. I know it; he also shall become I will divide them in Jacob, and he also shall be great :

And scatter them in Israel.

8 Judah, thee shall thy brethren be greater than he and his seed

praise: shall become la multitude of na Thy hand shall be on the neck of tous

. 3) And he blessed them that thine enemies;

, saying, ? In thee will Israel Thy father's sons shall bow down
bless saying, God make thee as before thee.
Ephraim and as Manasseh : and 9 Judah is a lion's whelp ;
be set Ephraim before Manasseh. From the prey, my son, thou art
2 And Israel said unto Joseph, Be-

gone up:
hold, I die: but God will be with He stooped down, he couched as
rou, and bring you again unto the

fathers. 22 Moreover And as a lioness; who shall rouse I have given to thee one 3 portion

him up? above thy brethren, which I took 10 The sceptre shall not depart from out of the hand of the Amorite with Judah, my sword and with my bow.

Nor 10 the ruler's staff from be49 And Jacob called unto his tween his feet, sons, and said : Gather your

11 Until Shiloh come; pires together, that I may tell you And unto him shall the obedience that which shall befall you in the of the peoples be.

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, ? Assenible yourselves, and hear, And his ass's colt unto the choice ye sons of Jacob;

vine; And hearken unto Israel your

He hath washed his garments in father.

wine, 3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, And his vesture in the blood of my might, and the 4 begin

grapes: ning of my strength; 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, The pre-eminence of dignity, and And his teeth white with milk, the pre-eminence of power.

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the 4 Boiling over as water, 5 thou shalt 12 haven of the sea; not have the pre-eminence; And he shall be for a

haven of Because thou wentest up to thy

ships; father's bed ;

And his border shall be 13 upon Then defiledst thou it: he went Sidon. up to my couch.

14 Issachar is a strong ass, 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;

Couching down

between the Weapons of violence are their sheepfolds : swords.

15 And he saw a resting place that 60

my soul, come not thou into it was good,
their council ;

8 Or, men

9 Or, oren 10 Or, a lawgiver 3 Or, By

11 Or, till he come to Shiloh, having the obedi. Or, mountain slope Heb. shechem, shoulder.

ence of the peoples Or, acc. to Syr., Till he come Or, compacts whose it is &c. 12 Heb. beach

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Jacob's Prophecy concerning his Sons. His Death

legyelek And the land that it was pleas Have prevailed above the bless

ings of my progenitors And he bowed his shoulder to Unto the utmost bound of the bear,

everlasting hills : And became a servant under They shall be on the head of Car taskwork.


2 16 Dan shall judge his people,

And on the crown of the head of 'n As one of the tribes of Israel,

him 8 that was separate from rid 17 Dan shall be a serpent in the

his brethren. way,

27 Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth: An ladder in the path,

In the morning he shall devour
That biteth the horse's heels,
So that his rider falleth back And at even he shall divide the

18 I have waited for thy salvation, 28 All these are the twelve tribes
O Jehovah.

of Israel: and this is it that their in 19 Gad, 2a troop 3sball press upon father spake unto them and blessed * him;

them; every one according to his cb But he shall press upon their blessing he blessed them. 29 And hetkin heel.

charged them, and said unto them, if a 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be I am to be gathered unto my peofat,

ple: bury me with my fathers in the ad* And he shall yield royal dainties. cave that is in the field of Ephron 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: the Hittite, 30 in the cave that

He giveth goodly words. is in the field of Machpelah, which 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, is before Mamre, in the land of Sun

A fruitful bough by a fountain; Canaan, which Abraham bought His 5 branches run the with the field from Ephron the other wall.

Hittite for a possession of a burying23 The archers have sorely grieved place. 31 There they buried Abrahim,

ham and Sarah his wife; there they And shot at him, and persecuted buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; hin:

and there I buried Leah - 32 the 24 But his bow abode in strength, field and the cave that is therein, And the arms of his hands were which was purchased from the chilmade 6 strong,

dren of Heth. 33 And when Jacob By the hands of the Mighty One made an end of charging his sons, he of Jacob

gathered up his feet into the bed, (7From thence is the shepherd, and yielded up the ghost, and was the stone of Israel),

gathered unto his people. 1 And 25 Even by the God of thy father, 50 Joseph fell upon his father'a And by the Almighty, who shall kissed him. 2 And Joseph combless thee,

manded his servants the physicians With blessings of heaven above, to embalm his father, and the phyBlessings of the deep that couch- sicians embalmed Israel. 3 And eth beneath,

forty days were fulfilled for him ; for Blessings of the breasts, and of so are fulfilled the days of embalmthe womb.

ing: and the Egyptians wept for 26 The blessings of thy father him threescore and ten days.

4 And when the days of weeping 1 Or, horned snake

for him were past, Joseph spake 2 Heb. gedul, a marauding band. 3, to press.

unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, 4 Heb, the son of a frutful tree.

If now I have found favor in your 5 Heb. daughters.

6 Or, active 7 Or, From thence, from the shepherd Or, as

eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears otherwise read, By the name of the shepherd

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lacob buried at Machpelah. Joseph's Kindness to his Brothers. His Death Pharaoh, saying, 5 My father | they said, It may be that Joseph zade me swear, saying, Lo, I die: I will hate us, and will fully requite u my grave which I have digged us all the evil which we did unto te me in the land of Canaan, there him. 16 And they sent a message skilt thou bury me. Now therefore unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did 2t me go up, I pray thee, and bury command before he died, saying, Dy father, and I will come again. 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, For6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and give, I pray thee now, the transgrestorr thy father, according as he sion of thy brethren, and their sin,

7 And Joseph for that they did unto thee evil. rent up to bury his father; and with And now, we pray thee, forgive the an went up all the servants of transgression of the servants of the Pharaoh, the elders of his house, God of thy father. And Joseph and all the elders of the land of wept when they spake unto him. Exipt, 8 and all the house of Joseph, 18 And his brethren also went and his brethren, and his father's and fell down before his face; and house : only their little ones, and they said, Behold, we are thy sertheir focks, and their herds, they vants. 19 And Joseph said unto it in the land of Goshen. 9 And them, Fear not: for am I in the there went up with him both chari- place of God? 20 And as for you, its and horsemen : and it was a very ye meant evil against me; but God test company. 10 And they came meant it for good, to bring to by the threshing-floor of Atad, which pass, as it is this day, to s besond the Jordan, and there much people alive. 21 Now therethey lamented with a very great and fore fear ye not: I will nourish you, vire lamentation: and he made a and your little ones. And he comAouming for his father seven days. ) forted them, and spake 3 kindly unto

And when the inhabitants of the them. land, the Canaanites, saw the mourn 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, ing in the floor of Atad, they said, he, and his father's house: and This is a grievous ? mourning to the Joseph lived a hundred and ten Egyptians : wherefore the name of years. 23 And Joseph saw EphraI was called Abel-mizraim, which im's children of the third generation : is beyond the Jordan. 12 Ảnd his the children also of Machir the son soas did unto him according as he of Manasseh were born upon Joseph's mmmanded them: 13 for his sons knees. 24 And Joseph said unto carried him into the land of Canaan, his brethren, I die; but God will and buried him in the cave of the surely visit you, and bring you up field of Machpelah, which Abraham out of this land unto the land which bought with the field, for a posses- he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and son of a burying-place, of Ephron to Jacob. 25. And Joseph took an the Hittite, before Mamre. 14 And oath of the children of Israel, saying, Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and God will surely visit you, and ye bis brethren, and all that went up shall carry up my bones from hence. with him to bury his father, after he 26 So Joseph died, being a hundred

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Israel oppressed in Egypt. Male Children slain 1 Now these are the names of the tians made the children of Israel to

? 53 Egypt (every man and his house their lives bitter with hard service, and hold came with Jacob): 2 Reuben, in mortar and in brick, and in all the Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issa- manner of service in the field, all clerk char, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan their service, wherein they made and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. them serve with rigor. 5. And all the souls that came out of 15 And the king of Egypt spake the loins of Jacob were seventy to the Hebrew midwives, of whom souls: and Joseph was in Egypt the name of the one was Shiphrah, already. 6 And Joseph died, and and the name of the other Puah: all his brethren, and all that genera- 16 and he said, When ye do the tion. 7 And the children of Israel office of a midwife to the Hebrew were fruitful, and increased abun- women, and see them upon the dantly, and multiplied, and waxed birth-stool; if it be a son, then ye exceeding mighty; and the land was shall kill him; but if it be a daugh. filled with them.

ter, then she shall live. 17 But the 8 Now there arose a new king midwives feared God, and did not over Egypt, who knew not Joseph. as the king of Egypt commanded 9 And he said unto his people, them, but saved the men-children Behold, the people of the children alive. 18 And the king of Egypt of Israel are ? more and mightier called for the midwives, and said than we: 10 come, let us deal unto them, Why have ye done this wisely with them, lest they multi-thing, and have saved the menply, and it come to pass, that, when children alive? 19 And the midthere falleth out any war, they also wives said unto Pharaoh, Because join themselves unto our enemies, the Hebrew women are not as the and fight against us, and get them Egyptian women; for they are up out of the land. 11 Therefore lively, and are delivered ere the they did set over them taskmasters midwife come unto them, 20 And to afflict them with their burdens. God dealt well with the midwives : And they built for Pharaoh store and the people multiplied, and cities, Pithom and Raamses, 12 But waxed very mighty. 21 And it the more they afflicted them, the came to pass, because the midwives more they multiplied and the more feared God, that he made them they spread abroad. And they households. 22 And Pharaoh charged were grieved because of the chil- all his people, saying, Every son dren of Israel. 13 And the Egyp- that is born ye shall cast into the 1 Or, too many and too mighty for us

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