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

101* The SCEPTRE Thallilla. xi. 1 There shall come forth not depart from JUDAH, nor a Rod out of the STEM of JESSE, a LAW-GIVER írom between and a Branch shall grow out of his his Feet, until SHILOH

2 And the SPIRIT of the Lord Chall come, and unto him Thall the REST UPON HIM, the Spirit of WISDOM GATHERING of the PEOPLE and UNDERSTANDING, the Spirit of be,

Counsel and Might, the Spirit of

Knowledge, and of the Fear of the u Binding his Fole unto the Lord. Vine, and his Als's Colt un- 10 And in that Day there shall be to the choice Vine; he wash

a Root of Jesse, which shall stand

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

lsa. xlii, 1 Behold my Servant whom of Grapes.

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 shall bring forth

JUDGMENT to the GENTILES. white with Milk.

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

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

Ja, ix. 6 For unto us a Child, is

... BORN, unto us a Son is given, and 14 ISSACHAR is a strong the GOVERNMENT shall be upon his Afs, couching down between Shoulder: and his Name shall be cal

led, WONDERFUL, COUNSELLER, The two Burdens.

MIGHTY GOD, The EVERLASTING FA15 And he saw that Rest THER, The På INCE OF PEACE. was good, and the Land that 7 Of the INCREASE of his GovernIt was pleasant : and bowed MENT and Peace there shall be no

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!'y fulAlked at the Time of Our Saviour's Birth, Herod an Idumean toing then King of


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20 Out of Asher his Bread shall be fat, and he thall 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 Blessings 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 utmoit 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 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.

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 Possession 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.


CH A P. L. 1 The Mourning for Jacob. 7 The Funeral. 24 Joseph

propbefieth to his Brethren of their Return : 26 His Death.

Ver. 1 AND Joseph fell upon his Father's Face, and wept

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

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- n 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 Is

RAEL; and gave Commandment con. BRING YOU OUT OF THIS

S cerning his Bones. LAND, unto the Land which hé sware to Abraham, to Ifaac, 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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C CH A P. I. I The Children of Israel, after Joseph's Death, multiply :

8 They are oppresed. 17 The Godliness of the Midwives in saving the Men-children alive. 22 Pharaoh commandeth

the Male-children to be cast into the River. I Ver, n ow these are the Names of the Chil

dren 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 SEVENTY Souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

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