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The Egyptians sell their land.

GENESIS.

Joseph vixiteth hit sick father.

CHRIST 1702.

! horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses; and he tfed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

18 When that year will ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not aught left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: 111 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give seed, that we may live, iind not die, that the land be not desolate.

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the laud became Pharaoh's.

21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof

22 « Only the land of the II priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion axsit/ncd them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

31 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.

25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: Met us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have tho fifth part; J except the land of the II priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.

27 t And Israel * dwelt In the

land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and, they had possessions therein, and *grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so tthe whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years.

29 And the time bdre'w nigh 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 me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

30 But fI will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and ibury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.

31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he swaro unto him. And h Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

CHAPTER XX,Vm.

1 Joseph with kb sons risiteth hi* tick father.

2 Jacob ttrCMffthtneth himself to bless them.

3 He repeateth the promise, 5 He taketh Ephraim ami Mnnasseh M his oicn. 7 He teffeth Joseph of his mother's grave. 9 He bfesseth Ephraim and Manasseh. Yi He vrrferreth the younger before the ehler. '21 He prophcsietK their return to Canaan.

AND it came to pass after these . things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with htm his two sous, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto mo at aLuz 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 multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after'thee bfor on everlasting possession.

5 1" And now thy ctwo sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after

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the name of their brethren in their inheritance. 7 And as for me, when I came

is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. 19 And his father refused, and

from Padan, d Rachel died by me I said, 9I know it, my son, I know

in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but if little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same Bethlehem.

8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sous, and said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said unto his father, • They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and fI will bless them.

10 Now stlie eyes of Israel were t dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and hhe kissed them, and embraced them.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, 'I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

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 Manassch in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the

it: he also shall become B people, and he also shall be great: but truly rhis younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a t multitude of nations.

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; but1 God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

22 Moreover UI have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand "of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

CHAPTER XLIX.

1 Jneoh ralleth his HUM to blend them. 3 Their ble&ing in jiartirnlar. tt lie chart with them about his bur iul. y.3 he dieth.

AND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may »tell you that which shall befall you bin the last days.

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

3 Reuben, thou art i my firstborn, my might, "and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the exccl

younger, and his left hand U]
on Manasseh's head, * guiding p lency of power:
his hands wittingly; for Manas-1 4 Unstable as water
seh was the firstborn.

15 It And 1 he blessed Joseph,
and said, God, before whom
my fathers Abraham and Isaac
dill walk, the God which fed me
all my life long unto this day,
l(i The Angel which redeemed
'me from all evil, bless the lads;
and let "my name be named on

t'thou

Shalt not excel; because thou I went est up to thy father's bed; then deliledst thou it: IIhe went up to my couch. 5 % h Simeon and Levi are 1 brethren; IIk instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 O my soul, 'come not thou into their secret; muuto their

them, and the name of my fa- assembly, "mine honour, be not thers Abraham and Isaac; and thou united: for "in their anger let them tgrow into a multitude they slew a man, and in their

in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father Plaid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it II displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

selfwill they II digged down a wall.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: Pi will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

8 Judah, thou art he whom

IS And Joseph said unto his fa- thy brethren shall praise: thy I tiler, Not so, my father: for this I hand shall be in the neck of thine

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Jacob blesselh his soils.

GENESIS.

Jacob's death.

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enemies; »thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 9 Judah is 1 a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: 1 he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 *The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor y a lawgiver 2 from between his feet, 1 until Bhlloh come; "and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

11 c 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:

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

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

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

15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed fhis shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

10 1 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17 "Dan shall be a serpent by the way, tan adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall bac kward.

18 I 'have waited for thy salvation, O Loud.

19 H kGad, 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 T mNaphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

22 It Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose t branches run over the wall:

23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But his 0 bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of Pthe mighty God of Jacob; (i from thence 'it the shepherd, !the stone of Israel;)

25 i Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; "and

by the Almighty, "who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that liuth 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: 2they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

27 TJ Benjamin shall « raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, "and at night he shall divide the spoil.

28 II 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 cam to be gathered unto my people: Jbury me with my fathers ein the cave that is in the field of Ephrou the Hittite,

30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which £.9 before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryIngplace.

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 an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and 'was gathered unto his people.

CHAPTER L.

1 77ie mmirtiina for Jacob. 4 Joseph gettrth leare of Pharaoh to go to tmrjt lit*. "The funeral, 15 Joseph comfortelh his hrethren.tcho craved hi* pardon, '22 His one.

23 Ilefweth th> third ijt ncration of hit eon*.

24 //<• pro/dipsirth unto his brethren of their return. 23 He taketh an oath of them for his bones. 2U He dieth, and is cheated.

AND Joseph "fell upon his father's face, and bwcpt upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to cemembalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

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3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmeded: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto ethc house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the cars of Pharaoh, saying.

5 'My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now 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.

7 T And Joseph 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,

8 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.

10 And they came to the thresh- ingtloor of Atad, which i.v beyond Jordan; and there they ■ mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: 'and he made it mourning for his father seven (lavs.

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called ilAbcl-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

13 For khis 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 buryingplaee of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamie.

14 U And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and

I all that went up with him to! I bury his father, after he had buried his father.

15 1 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 tsent a messenger 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 Pfell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, I 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 t kindly unto them.

22 If 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 Maehir the son of Manasseh 'were t brought up upon Joseph's knees.

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and aGod will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land b which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

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

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THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED

EXODUS.

CHAPTER I.

1 The children of Israel, after Joseph's death, do mnltiplif. 8 The more the;/ are oppressed bit a new kinrj, the more then multiply. 15 The ijodliness of the tuidwives, in sannij the men children ulire. 21 Pharaoh comniundetli the male children to be cast into the river.

NOW a these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and J udah,

3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

5 And all the souls that came out of the t loins of Jacob were bseventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

6 And c Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

7 If dAnd the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty j and the land was tilled with them.

8 Now there e arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

9 And he said unto his people, Behold, 'the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than wc:

10 s Come on, let us hdeal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, When there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and tight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters 'to afflict them with their k burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom 1 and Raamses.

12 tBut 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 m made their lives bitter with hard bondage, niu

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 If And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah;

16 And he said, When yc do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, 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.

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

IS And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this tiling, and have saved the men children alive?

19 Audi the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they arc lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

20 'Therefore 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 them houses.

22 Aud Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, 'Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

CHAPTER II.

1 Moses In born, S and in an ark cast into the Jlaas. 5 He is found, and bront/ht up by Pharaoh's i/aurditzr. Jl He xhtueth an Erjuotian. J-'J lie reproveth a Hebrew. 15 He. fleeth into Midimi. 21 Hemarrieth Zipporah. U Gerxhom is born. 23 God respecteth the Israelites* cry.

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

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