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Jacob diclk. CHA of tlie deep that lieth underleasings of tlie breasts, and ol the womb:

26 The blessings ol Ibv laiher have prevailed above the blessings of mv progenilors unto the utmost aound ol the everlasting lulls: Ihey shall he on the head ol Joseph, and on uie crown of tlie head ol inm that was separate troni his brethren.

27 IT Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: m the morning lie shall devour the prcv. and at night he shall divide the

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28 H All these are the twelve tribes t>l Israel: and this n- u that tJieir Iaiher spake unto them, and blessed them: every one accord ins to his blessing he blessed them.

29 And he charged them, and said unto them. I am to be gathered unto my people: burv me wall inv lathers in the cave that is ui the held ol Ephron the HitUte,

30 In the cave that is in the field of hlachpelah, which is before Mamie, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field ol Ephron i he Hittile lor a possession of a buryKig-plac.e.

31 (f here they buried Abraham and aarah Ins wile: there they buried Isaac and Rebekah Ins wile; and there 1 buried Leah.)

32 The purchase ol the field, and ol the cave that is therein, ivas lrom the children of Heth.

33 And when Jiicob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his leet mio the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.


AND Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon bun, and kissed hini.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm ho lather: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

3 And Jbrty days were fulfilled lo: him; lor so are tulhlled the days ol those which are embalmed; and the Egyptians mourned lor him threescore and ten davs.

4 And wnen the days of his ing were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saving, If now ] have lound grace in your eyes, speak.

I\]y hither made me swear, saving, , I die: in my grave which I have gcd lor ine in Die land ol Canaan, re shall thou burv me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury mv lather, and I will come again. And Fharaon said, Go up,and bury lather, according as he made thee

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Joseph's <igt EXC thy brethren, arid their sin; lor they did utilo thee evil: ami now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of iliy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him.

IS Aiul his brethren also went and feli down before his face; and they said, Behold, w<; be thy servants.

19 And Joseph .said unto them, Fear not; for am \ hi the place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; l.»a God meant it. unto (good, to bring it to it is this day, to save much people alive.

'21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

•2w' TT And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, lie,

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and hia father'd house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of tlxe third generation: the. dren also of Maehir, the eon of Ma uasseb, w^te brought up upon Jo

124 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and God will surely visit you, and bring: you out of this land "unto the land which he aware to Abraham, to Isaac, and lo Jacob.

£.o And Joseph took an oath of the [children of Israel, saying, God will purely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

2i3 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old : and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in

IT The Second Book of I

NOW these ore the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt: every mao and his household came with Jacob.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

3 lssachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Ashcr.

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

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

7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

8 1T Now there 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 ar( more and mightier than we.

10 Come on, let us deal wisely will, them, test 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.

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And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour.

l-l 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, tuns with ri

15 IT 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 Piiah ;)

16 And he said,When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools, if it tea son, then ye shall kill him; but ifittea daughter, than she shall live.

17 But the mid wives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt com mamled '.hem, but eaved the nien-chil

18 And the king of Egypt called fop the miilwives, and said unto them. Why have ye done this thing, ana have saved the men-children alive?

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

l20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed eery mighty.

Moses is born. CHAP. II, III. He marrietk Zipporah.

21 And it came to pass, because the no man, he slew the Egyptian, and midvvives feared God, that he made1''" '"" them houses.

22 And Pharaoh charged all his peo

ple, saying, Every son that is born, ye shall cast into the river, and every daughterye shall save alive.


AND there went a man of the house of Levi, and took, loioife a daughter of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw hii that lie was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

3 And when she could no 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 iii the flags by the

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4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5 IT And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at tl,e river; and her maidens walked aiong by the river's side : and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6 Anil when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she bad compassion on him, and said, This 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 woman, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid weut and called the child's mother.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and 1 will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child and nursed it

10 And the child grew, and she| Drought him unto Pharaon's daughtei and he became her son. And she call ed his name Moses: and she said, Be cause 1 drew him out of the water.

11 IT And it came to pass, in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and lot

ed on their burdens: and he spied .... | Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of i Ins brethren.

12 And he looked this way, and that way, and when he saw thatt/uvc

hid him in the sand.

13 A nd 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 smites: thou thy fellow?

14 And he said, Who made thee prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Mosea feared, and said, Surely this tiling is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard tin's thing, he sougnt to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he eat down by a well.

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

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped Iheni, and watered their flock.

18'And when they came to Reuel their father, he scud, How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?

19 And they said, An Egyptian devered ns out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew tester enough for us, and he watered the llock.

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why w it that y<lave left the man? call him, that h<may eat bread.

21 Ajid Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter

2-2 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershon; for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

23 TT And it came to pas3 in process of time that the king of Egypt di>d:

id the children of"Israel sighed by ?ason of the bondage, and they cried; and their cry came up unto God, byreason of the bondage.

24 And God beard their groaning and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

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


NOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro iiis lather in-law, tin? priest of Midian: and he led the tiock

Moses sent to EXO* lo the back 6ide of the desert, and; came to the mountain of God, cum to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of tire, out of the midst of a bush; and he looked,| and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses I and he said Here am 1.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place whereon thou etandest w holy grouud. I

6 Moreover he said, I am the God of] thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaec, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was| afraid to look upon God.

7 17 And the Lord said, 1 have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for ij know their sorrows:

8 And 1 am come down to delivei them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land, unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hitiites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and th< Jebusites.

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me : and 1 have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppressed them.

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

11 IT And Moses said unto God.TVho am I, that 1 should go unto Phar and that I should brine, forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will b< with thee; and this shall be n token unto thee that 1 have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

US. deliver Israel.

13 And Mosea said unto God^eholdf vhen 1 come unto the children of laael, and Khali say unto thorn, Ths

God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What his name? what shall I say unto th em?

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT 1 AM: and he said, Thus ehalt thou sa}' unto the children of Islael, 1 AM hath sent me unto you.

15 1T And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the

-en of Israel, The Loan God ol lathers, the God of Abraham, the God or Isaac, and the Godot" Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is ly name forever, and this is my me norial unto all generations

16 Go, and gather the ciders of Isael together, and say unto ihein,Thc

Lord God of your fathers,the God of ham, of Isaac, and of Jacob.appeared unto me. saying, I have surely visited you, ancl seen that which ia done to you in Egypt:

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt, unt<> the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and tlx Jebusites, unto a land flowing with

nilk and honey.

IS And they shall hearken to thy oice: and thou 6halt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king o( Egypt, and ye shall 6ay unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews liath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days'journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice l.o the Lord our God.

19 IT And 1 am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

CO And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which 1 will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you

21 .And I will give this people favour in the eight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: Q2 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that so Ijourneth in her bouse, jewels of ail vcr, and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall nut c/iem upon your sous, Moses returns

and upon your daughters; and ye] ehaJl spoil the Egyptians. 1


AND Moses answered and said, But, behold, tliey will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: lor they will say, The Loud hath not appeared unto thee.

2 And the Lord said unto liim,What| is that u? thy hand? And he said, A rod.

3 And he said, Cast it on the ground.I And he case it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.

4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:

5 That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of j Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto tbee.

6 IT And the Lord said furthermore unto him, Put now thy hand into thy bosom. And lie put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand ivas leprous as snow.

7 And he said, Put thy hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dr and the water which thou takest out of the river, shall become blood upou the dry land.

10 IT And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, 1 am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast] spoken unto thy servant: but 1 or slow of speech, and of a slow tontrui

11 And the LoitD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or maketli the dumb, or deaf, or the peeing, or the blind? have notlthej

12 Now therefore go, and I will be

CHAP. IV. into Egypt.

with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt eay.

13 And he said, 0 my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him m'vmt thou wilt send.

14 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can epeak weli. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee; and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

In And thou shalt speak unto him, nd put words in his mouth: and 1 will be with thy mouth, and with his louth, and wdl teach you what ye shall do.

16 And he shall be thy spokesman nto the people: and he shall be,even

he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, d thou shalt be to him instead of God.

17 And thou shalt take this rod in hy hand, wherewith thou shalt do

18 IT And Moses went, and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said

i, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, To in peace.

19 And the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy

20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass.and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God in his


21 TT And the Lord said unto Moses, >Y hen thou goest to return into Egypt, :ee that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in thy hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.

22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, evenmy fust-born.

23 And lsay unto thee,Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, ! will slay thy son, even thy first-bom.

24 TT And it came to pass by the way, in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.

25 Then 'Zipporali took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of he*

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