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19 My lord asked his servants, saying, 5 Now therefore be not grieved nos angry Ilave ye a father, or a brother ?

with yourselves that ye sold me hither: loe 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a God did send me before you to preserve life Cather, an old man, and a child of his old age, 6 For these two years lath the famine been a little one: and his brother is dead, and he in the land : and yet there are five years, in alone is left of his mother, and his father lov- the which there shall neither be earing nor eth him.

harvest. 21. And thou saidst unto thy servants, 7 And God sent me hefere you to preserve Bring him down unto me, that I may set mite you a posterity in the earth, and to save your eyes upon him.

lives by a great deliverance. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad can 8 So now, it was not you 'hat sent me hi. not leave his father: for if he should leave ther, but God: and he haih made me a father his father, his father would die.

to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Ex- ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. rept your youngest brother come down with 9 Haste ye, and go up to iny,

er, an't you, ye shall see my face no more. say unto him, Thus saith ihy son Joseph, Gold

2 And it came to pass when we came up hath made me lord of all Egypi; come down unto thy servant my father, we told him the unto me, tarry not: words of my lord.

10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Go25 And our father said, Go again, and buy shen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, us a little food.

and ihy children, and thy children's children, 26 And we said, We cannot go down : if and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all thai our youngest brother be with us, then will thou hast. we go down : for we may not see the man's 11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet face,cxcept our youngesi brother be with us. there are five years of famine,) lest ihou, and

27 And ihy servant my father said unto us, thy household, and all that thou hast come to Ye know that my wife bare me two sons : poverty.

28 And the one went out from me, and 1 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I sawjeyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my bim not since :

mouth that speaketh unto you. 29 And if ye take this also froin me, and 13 And ye shall tell my father of all my mischief befall bim, ye shall bring down my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. and ye shall haste and bring down my father

30 Now therefore, when I come to thy ser- hither. rant my father, and the lad be not with us; 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's neck, and wepı; and Benjamin wept upou life ;)

his neck. 31' It shall come to pass, when he seeth that 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, the lad is not with us, that he will die : and and wept upon them: and after that his bre. thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs thren talked with him. of thy servant our father with sorrow to the 16 | And the same thicreof was heard in grave.

Pharaoh's housc, saying, Josepli's brethren 32 For thy servant became surety for the are come. And it pleased Pharaoh well, lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him and his servants. not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unmy father for ever.

to thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy ser- and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; vint abide instead of the lad a hond-inan 10 18 And take your father and your house. my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. holds, and come into me: and I will give

34 For how shall I go up to my father, and you the good of the land of Egypt, and yo tbe lad be uol with me? lest peradventure I shall eat the fat of the land. see the evil that shall come on my father. 19 Now thou art commander, this do ye; CHAP. XLV.

Take you waggons out of the land of Egipt before all ihem that stood by him; and bring your father, and come. he cried, Caus every man to go out from me. 20 Also regard not your stufi': for the And there stood no man with him while Jo- good of all the land of Egypt is yours. seplı made himself known unto bis brethren. 21 1 And the children of Isracidi so: and

2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians Joseph gave them waggons, according to the and the house of Pharaplı heard.

commandınert of Pharaoh, ainjave them 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am provision for the way. Joseph: doth my father yet live? And his 22 To all of them he gain each man brethren could not answer him;for they were changes of raiment; but io. Benjamin be troubled at his presence.

gave three hundred pieces o: silver, and five 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come changes of raiment. near to me, I pray you. And they came near. 23 And to his father he sent alicr this And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom manner; ten asses laden with the good ye sold into Egypt.

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with com and bread and meat for his father 16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and by the way.

Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they and Areli. departed : anl he said unto thein, See thai 17 1 And the sons of Asher; Jimnahı, and ye fa!l not out by the way.

Ishuah, and isai, and Berial, and Serah their 95 T. And they went up out of Egypt, and sister. And we sous of Beriah; Heber, and came into the land of Canaan auto Jacob Malchiel. wbeir farlier,

18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom La. 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet ban gave to Leal liis daugliier; and these alive, and he is goverwar over all the land of she bare usitu Jacub, even sixteen souls. Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for ne IS The sons of Pachel, Jacob's wife: Jo. believed them not.

sephi, and Benjamin. 27 And they told hiin all the words of Jo 30 And uni, Josep.1, in the land of Egypt, repli, which he had said unto them: and were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which when he saw the waggons wliicli Joseplı had Asenath, the daughter of Puti-pherah priest Rent tu carry him, the spirit or Jacvb their oi On. bare unto him. father revived.

21 And the sons of Benjamin were Be. 28 And Israel said, It is enough : Josepllah, and Becher, and Ashlsel, Gera, and my son is yet alive : I will go and see bin Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and before I die.

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These are the suns of Rachel, which
APIsrael took his journey with all too were born to Jacob : ail the souls were four-
fered sacrifices unto the God of liis father 23 ! And the sons of Dan; Flushim.
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24 1 And the sons of Naphtali ; Juhzeel, 2 And God spake unla )srael in the visivns and Guni, and Jezer, ant Sluillem. of the niglil, and said, Jacob, Jacob! And 25 These are the souls of Bilhah, which Lahe said. liere am ).

bau gave unto Rachiel his daughter; and she 3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy bare these unto Jacob : all the souls were father : fear noi in go down into Egypt, for seven. I will there make of thee a great nation.

26 All the souls that came with Jacob in4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and to Egypt, which came out of his loins, beI will also surely bring thee up again: and sides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were Jose pli shall put his ham upon line eyes.

threescore and six. 51 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba : 27 And the sons of Juseph, wlich were and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their fa- born liim in Egypt, were two souls: all the ther, and their little ones, and their wives, in souls of the house of Jacob, which came into t.. waggons u hichi Pharaoh hud sent lo car- Egypt, were wreescore and ten.

231 And he sent Judah before him unto 6 And they took their catle, and their Joseph, to direct histure unto Goshen; and goods, which they had gotten in die land of they came into the land of Goshen. Canan, and came into Egypl, Jacob, and

39 And Joseph male ready his chariot, and all his seer with himn :

went up to meet Israel liis father, to Goshen, 7 His suits, and his sons'sons with him, liis and presented liiniself auto him, and he fell Carughters; and his sous' daughters, and alllon liis neck, and wept en his neck a good bie seed, brought ive with liim into Egype. while.

8 And these are the names of the chil 30 And Israei said unto Joseph, Now let dren of !sr.se! which came into Egypt, Jacob me die, since I have seen tly face, because and his sons : Reuben. Jacob's first-born. thou dit vet alive.

9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and 31 And Joseph said unto his brechren, Challu, and Hezron, and Caimi.

and unto his father's house, I will go up, 10. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and and shew Pharaoh, and say uplo him, Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zobar, My brethren, and my father's house, which and Shau!, the son of a Canaanitish woman. were in the land of Canean, are come unto

11 | And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Ko-me : tath, and Merari.

32 And the men are shepherds, for their 121 And the sons of Judab; Er, and Onan, trade hath been to feed caule; and they and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er have brought ibeir Hacks, and their herds, and Unan died in the land of ('anaan. And and all thai they have. the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pha.

13 [ And wie sons of Issaclar; Tola, andraoh shall call you, and slial say, What is Pluvali, and Job, and Shimron.

your occipation ? 14 . And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and 3+ Thai ye shall say, Tly servants' trade Elon, and Jalleel.

hath been about cattle from our youth even 15 These be the sons of Leals, which she until now, both we and also our fathere; that bare unto Jacob in Padan-aran, with his ye may dwell in the land of Goshen : for daughter Dinan: all the souls of his sons and every shepherd is an abomination urw the his daugliters were thirty and three. 'Egyptians.

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CHAP. XLVII.

change for horses, and for the flocks, and for and said, My father, and my brethren, be fed them with bread for all their cattle for and their flocks, and their berds, and all thai that year. they have, are come out of the land of Ca 18 When that year was ended, they came naan; and, behold, they are in the land of unto him the second year, and said unto Goshen.

bim, We will not hide u from my lord, 2 And he took some of his brethren, even now that our money is spent; iny lord also five men, and presented them unto Pharaol. hath our hierds of cattle: there is not ought

3 And Pharaoh said unto liis brethren, ielt in the siglit of iny lord, but our bodica What is your orcupation ? And they said and vur lands: anto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, 19 Wherefore shall we die before bine both we, and also our fathers.

eyes, both we and our land? boy us and our 4 They said, moreover, unto Pliaraoh, For land for bread, and we and our land will be to sojourn in the land are we come ; for thy servants unto Pharaoh; and give its seed, servants have pasture for their flocks; for that we may live, and not die, that the land the faraine is sore in the land of Canaan : be not desolate. now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants 20 And Joseph bought all the land of dwell in the land of Goshen.

Egypt for Pharaob ; for the F.gyptians sok 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, every man his field, because the famine Thy father and thy brethren are come unto prevailed over them: so the land became thee:

Pliarapbi's. 6 The land of Egypt is bescre thee : in the 2.And as for the people, be removed them best of the land make thy father and bre- 10 cities from one end of the borders of Egype thren to dwell; in the land of Goshen lel even to the other end thereof. them dwell: and is thou knowest any men 22 Only the land of the priests bought he of activity among them, then make them not : for the priests had a portion assigned rulers over my caite.

them of Pharaoh, and did eul their portion 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, which Pharaoh gave them ; wherefore they and set him before Pharaoh : and Jacob sold not their lands. blessed Pharaoh.

23 1 Then Josephi said unto the people, 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old Behold, I have bought you this day, and art thou ?

your land, for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoli, The days you, and ye shail sow the land. of the years of my pilgrimage are an bun. 24 And it shall come to pass, ic the indred and thirty years: Tew and evil have the crease, that ye shall give the fifth pari unto days of the years of my life been, and bave Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, noi attained unto the days of the years of for seed of the field, and for your food, and the life of my fathers, in the days of their for them of your livuseholds, and for loud pilgriinage.

for your little ones. 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went 25. And they said, Thou hast saved our out from before Pharaoh.

lives ; let us find grace in the sight of my 111 And Joseph placed his father and his lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. brethren, and gave them a possession in the 26 Anil Josephı made it a law over the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in land of Egypt unto this day, thwi Pharaoh the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh bad com- should have the fifth quri; except the land manded.

of the priests oniy, which became noi Pha12 And Joseph nourished his father, and raoh's. his brethren, and all his father's bousehold, 27 11 And Israel dweit in the land of Egypt with bread, according to their families. in the country of Goshen; and they hací pos.

13 | And there was no bread in all the sessions therein and grew, and multiplied land: for the famine was very sore, so that exceedingly, the land of F.gypt, and all the land of Ca 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt naan, fainted by reason of the famine. seventeen years : 80 the whole age of Jacob

14 And Joseph gathered up all the money was an bundred förty and seven years. that was found in the land of Egypt, and in 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel mus! the land of Canaan, for the corn which they die : and he called liis son Joseph, and said bought: and Joseph brought the money into unto him, If now I have found grace in thy Pharaoh's house.

sight, put, 1 pray ther, thy hand under my 15 And when money failed in the land of thigh, and deal kindly and uuly with me; Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the bury me pot, I pray thee, in Egypt: Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give 30 But I will lie with my fathers; and the us bread: for why si:ould we die in thy pre- shall carry ine out of Egypt, and bury me in cence? for the money faileth.

ibeir burying-place. And he said, I will do 16 And Josepli said, Give your cattle ; and as thou hast said. I will give you for your caille, if money fail. 31 And he said, Swear unto me.

And he 17 And they brought their cattle unto sware ur:in bin. And Israel Lowed him Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in ex- upon the bed's heud

CHAP. XLVIII.

hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head un A , to Manassele's head,

that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not is sick: and he took with him his ewo sens, so, my father : for this is the first-born ; purt Manasses and Ephraim.

thy right hand upon his head. 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, 19 And his fattier refused, and said, I know thy son Joseph cometh unto thee. And Israel it, my son, I know it: he also shall become strengthened himself, and sal upon the bed a people, and he also shall be greal ; but tru

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Al- ly his younger brother shall be greater that mighty appeared unto me at Luż in the land he, and his seed shall become a multitude of of Canaan, and blessed me,

nations. 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make 20 And he blessed them that day, saying tiee fruillui, and multiply thee, and I will In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God maha riske of thee a multitude of people; and will diee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh. And he give this land to thy seed after thee for an set Ephraim before Manasseh. everlasting possession.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Lehold, I 5 And now thy lwc sons, Ephraim and die ; but God shall be with you, and bring Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the you again unto the land of your fathers. land of Egyp, before I came unto thee into 29 Moreover, I have givev to thee ona por Egypt, are mine : as Reuben and Simeon, tion above thy brethren, which I took out of they shall be mine.

the hand of the Amorite with my sword and 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest af- with my bow. ter them, shall be thine, and shall be called

CHAP. XLIX. After the name of their breuiren in their in- AND Jacob called unto bis sons, and said,

7 And as for me, when I came from Pa- tell you that which shall betall you in the last dan, Rachel died by me in the land of Ca- days. man in die way, when yet there was but a 2 Gather yourselves together and hear, ye little way to come unto Ephrath: and I bu- sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your rien her tiere in the way of Eplirath; the father. same is Betli-lebem.

31 Reuben, thou art my first-born, muy 8 1 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and might, and the beginning o! my strength, ed, Who are these?

the excellency of dignity, and the excellency 9 And Josephi said unto his father, They of power: are my sons whom God liath given me in 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel, this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; thee, un!o me, and I will bless them. then defileist thou it: be went up to inycouck.

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were din for 5 $ Simeon and Levi are breiloren; instru. age, so that he could not see.). And bements of cruelty are in their liabilutions. trougat them near unto him; and he kissed 6 O my soul, come not thou into their sethem, and embraced them.

cret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not not thou united! for in their anger tl.ey slew thought to see thy face; and, lo, God hatin u man, and in their self-will they digged sbewed me also thy seed.

down a wall. 12 And Joseph brought them out from be. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce ; tween his knees, and lie bowed hiinsels with and their wratlı, for it was cruel: I will dia his face to the earth.

vide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. 13 And Joseplı took them both., Ephraim in 8! Judalı, thou art he wliom thy brethren bis riglit hand toward Israel's left hand, and shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's thine enemies: thy father's children shall right hand, and brouglit thein near unto liim.bow down before thee.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, 9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who wus my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, the younger, and his left hand upon Manas- he couched as a lion, and as an old lion, web's head, guiding his hands willingly; for who sh.all rouse him up? Manasseh was the first-bern.

10 The sceptre shall not depart from JuAn: lie blessed Joseph, and sail, God, dalı, nor a lawgiver from belween his feet, befine whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the did walk, the God which fed me all my life gathering of the people be: long unto this day,

11 Binding his foal unto the rine, and his Is The Angel which redeemed me from all ass's colt unto the choice vine ; be wasbed evil, bless the lads ; and let my name heiliis garments in wine, and his clothes in the named on then, and the name of my fathers blood of grapes: Aluaham and Isaac; and let them grow in 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, und to a multitude in the midst of the earli. bis teeth while with milk.

17 And when Josephı saw that his father 13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of Land his right hand upon the head of Eplıraiın, the sca; and ne siull be for aut ven of ships i displeused Lim: and he held up his Fallier's and his border shell

14 ! Issaclar is a strong ass couching physicians to enbalm his father: and the down between two burdens:

physicians embalmed Israel. 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the 3 And forly days were fulfilled for him, land that it was pleasant; and bowed his for so are fulfilled the days of those which shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto arc embalmed. and the Egyptians lourned tribute.

for him threescore and ten days. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of 4 And when the days of his mourning the tribes of Israel.

were past, Joseph spake unto the house of 17 Dan shall be a serpent hy the way, an Pharaoh, saying, if now I have find grace adder in the path, that bíteth the horse-lieeis, in your eyes, speak, I pray yo!, ir. the ears so that his rider shall fall backward. of Pharaoh, saying, 181have waited for thy salvacion, O LORD. 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo,

191 Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but I die: in my grave which I have digged for he shall overcome at the last.

me in the land of Canaan, there sialt thou 20 Out of Asher bis bread shall be fül, bury me. Now therefore lot nie go up, and he shall yield royal dainties.

pray thee, and bury my father, and I will 21 | Naphtali is a bind let loose: he giv- come again. eih goodly words.

6 And Pharaoh said, go up and bury thy Joseph is a fruitful bough, eren a father, according as he made thee swear. fruitful bough hy a well, whose branches 7 And Joseph went up to bury bis fainer; run over the wall.

and with him went up all the servants of 3 Thc archers have sorely grieved him, Pharaoli, the elders of his house, and all the and shot at him, and hated him:

elders of the land of Egypl, 24 but his bow abode in strength, and the 8 And all the house of Josept and his arms of his hands were made strong by the brethren, and his father's house : only their hands of the mighty God of Jacob(from little ones, and their flocks, and their berds, thence is the Shepherd the stone of Israel :) they left in the land of Goshes.

25 Even by the God of thy father, who 9 And there went up with him both cha. shall help thee; and by the Almigbuy, who riots and horsemen; and it was a very great snall bless théc with blessings of heaven company. above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, 10 And they came to the thrashing-floor blessings of the breasts and of the womb : of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and there

26 The blessings of thy father bave pre-mey mourued with a great and very sore vailed above the blessings of iny progeni!ors lamentation : and lie made a mourning for unto the utinost bound of the everlasting his father seven days. hills : they shall be on the liead of Josephi, 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, and on the crown of the lead of lim da the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the was separate from liis bretliren.

Aoor of' Alad, they said, This is a grievous 27 ! Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf : in mourning to the Egyptians : wherefore the Ine morning liesball devour the prey, and al name of it wils called 'Abel-inizraim, which pight he shall divide the spoil.

is beyond Jorden. 28 Si All these are the twelve tribes of lo 12 And his sons did unto bim according as rael : and this is it that their father sprake he cominanded them : unto them, and blessed them; every one ac. 13 For his sons carried lim into the land! cording to his blessing he blessed thein. of Canaan. and buried him in the cave of tha

29 And be charged them, od said unto field of Maciipelah, whichi Abraham bought them, I am to be gathered unto my people : with the field, for a possession of a larying. bury me with my falbers in the cave that is place, of Epliron the Hillite, before Manre. in the fieid of Ephron the Hittile ; 114 l And Josepla returned into Egypt, he,

30 Jo the cave that is in the field of Mach-land his brethren, and all that went up with pelah, which is before Mamre, in the laad him to bury liis father, after he had buried of Canaan, wlich Abrahain bouglit with his fallier. the field of Ephron the Hillite, for a posses 15 | And when Joseph's brethren saw sion of a burying-place.

that their father was dead, they said, Josepha 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarali will peradventure hale us, and will cer: bis wise ; there they buried Isaac and Pie tainly requite us all the evil which we did Drkah bis wife ; and there I buried Leah. unto hiin.

3. The purchase of the field, and of the 16 And they sent a snessenger unto Jo eave that is tijerein, was from the children of seph, saying, "Thy father did command be Heth.

fore he died, saying, 33 And when Jacob had made an end of 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, commanding his sons, he gathered up his I pray thee now, the trespass of thy bre: feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, thren, and their sin; for they did unto thee aud was ga:dered unto his people evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the CHAP. L.

trespass of the servants of the God of thy A Napa Josepurfell upon his has learli face, cauber inAnd Joseph wept when they spake

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