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Jacob is comforted.


Joseph meeteth him sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, God of his father Isaac.

and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim 2 And God spake unto Israel in the and Huppim, and Ard. visions of the night, and said, Jacob, 22 These are the sons of Rachel, whick Jacob: and he said, Here am I.

were born to Jacob: all the souls were 3 And he said, I am God, the God of fourteen. thy father: fear not to go down into 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim. Egypt; for I will there make of thee a 24 And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, great nation.

and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which and I will also surely bring thee up Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, again: and Joseph shall put his hand and she bare these unto Jacob: all the upon thine eyes.

souls were seven. 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: 26 All the souls that came with Jacob and the sons of Israel carried Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, their father, and iheir little ones, and besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls their wives, in the wagons which Pha- were threescore and six; raoh had sent to carry him.

27 And the sons of Joseph, which were 6 And they took their cattle, and their borne him in Egypt, were two souls: goods, which they had gotten in the all the souls of the house of Jacob, land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, which came into Egypt, were three. Jacob, and all his seed with him: score and ten.

7 His sons, and his sons' sons with 28 And he sent Judah before him him, his daughters, and his sons' daugh- unto Joseph, to direct his face anto ters, and all his seed brought he with Goshen; and they came into the land him into Egypt.

of Goshen. 8 And these are the names of the 29 And Joseph made ready his charchildren of Israel, which came into iot, and went up to meet Israel his faEgypt, Jacoh and his sons : Reuben, ther, to Goshen, and presented himself Jacob's firstborn.

unto him; and he fell on his neck, and 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, wept on his neck a good while. and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now 10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, let me die, since I have seen thy face, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and because thou art yet alive. Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaan 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, itish woman.

and unto his father's house, I will go 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto Kohath, and Merari.

him, My brethren, and my father's 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and house, which were 'in

the land of Cam Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, aud Za- naan, are come unto me; rah: but Er and Onan died in the land 32 And the men are shepherds, for of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez their trade hath been to feed cattle; were Hezron and Hamul.

and they have brought their flocks, and 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, their herds, and all that they have. and Phuvah, and Job, and Shiniron. 33 And it shall come to pass, when

14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, and Elon, and Jahleel.

What is your occupation ?? 15 These be the sons of Leah, which

34 That ye shall say, Thy servants! she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, trade hath been about cattle from our with his daughter Dinah: all the souls youth even until now, both we, and also of his sons and his daughters were thir- our fathers : that ye may dwell in the ty and three.

land of Goshen ; for every shepherd is 16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, an abomination unto the Égyptians. and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and

1 Arodi, and Areli.

CHAPTER XLVII. 17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, Joseph presenteth five of his brethren, 1 and kie and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and father, before Pharaoh. 11 He giveth the Serah their sister and the sons of Be habitation and maintenance. 13 İle obtaineta riah; Heber, and Malchiel.

all the Egyptians' momey, 16 their cattle, 18 and 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom their lands for Pharaoh. 22 The priests! Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and

land was not bought, 23 He letteth out the these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen

land for a fifth part. 28 Jacob's age. 29 HQ souls.

sweareth Joseph to bury him with his fathers, Joseph, and Benjamin.

, and said, My father and my 20 And unto Joseph in the land of brethren, and their flocks, and their Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephra, herds, and all that they have, are come im, which Asenath the daughter of out of the land of Canaan, and, behold, Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him. they are in the land of Goshen. In 21 And the sons of Benjamin were

2 And he took some of his brethren.

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Jaeab, before Pharaoh. GENESIS. The Egyptians' distress. even five men, and presented them unto the asses: and he fed them with bread Pliaraoh.

for all their cattle for that year. 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, 18 When that year was ended, they What is your occupation? And they came unto him the second year, and said said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are unto him, We will not hide it from my shepherds, both we, and also our fathers. lord, how that our money

is spent; my 4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, lord also hath our herds of cattle; there For to sojourn in the land are we come; is not auglit left in the sight of my lorú, for thy servants have no pasture for but our bodies, and our lands: their flocks; for the famine is sore in 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine the land of Canaan: now therefore, we eyes, both we and our land ? buy us and pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the our land for bread, and we and our laud land of Goshen.

will be servants unto Pharaoh : and give 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, us seed, that we may live, and not die, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are that the land be not desolate. eume unto thee :

20 And Joseph bought all the land of 6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians the best of the land make thy father sold every man his field, because the and brethren to dwell; in the land of famine prevailed over them: so the land Goshen let them dwell: and if thou became Pharaoh's. knowest any men of activity among 21 And as for the people, he removed them, then make them rulers over my them to cities from one end of the borcattle.

ders of Egypt even to the other end 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his fathereof. ther, and set him before Pharaoh : and 22 Only the land of the priests bought Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

he not; for the priests hail a portion as8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How signed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their old art thou !

portion which Pharaoh gave them: 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The wherefore they sold not their lands. days of the years of my pilgrimage are 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, a hundred and thirty years : few and Behold, I have bought you this day and evil have the days of the years of my your land for Pharaoh : to, here is seed life been, and have not attained unto for you, and ye shall sow the land. the days of the years of the life of my 24 And it shall come to pass in the infathers in the days of their pilgrimage. crease, that ye shall give the fifth part

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaol, and unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be went out from before Pharaoh.

your own, for seed of the field, and for 11 TAnd

placed father ar your food, and for them of your househis brethren, and gave them a posses- holds, and for food for your little ones. sion in the land of Egypt, in the best of 25 And they said, Thou hast saved the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pha- our lives : let us find grace in the sight raoh had commanded.

of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's 12 And Joseph nourished his father, servants. and his brethren, and all his father's 26 And Joseph made it a law over the household, with bread, according to land of Egypt unto this day, that Phatheir families.

raoh should have the fifth part; except 13 | And there was no bread in all the land of the priests only, which bethe land for the famine was very sore, came not Pharaoh's. so that the land of Egypt and all the 27 And Israel dwelt in the land of land of Canaan fainted by reason of the Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and famine.

they had possessions therein, and grew, 14 And Joseph gathered up all the and multiplied exceedingly. money that was found in the land of 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for Egypt seventeen years : so the whole the corn which they bought: and Jo- age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seph brought the money into Pharaoh's seven years. house.

29 And the time drew nigh that Israel 15 And when money failed in the land must die: and he called his son Joseph, of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, and said unto him, If now I have found all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and grace in thy sight, pot, I pray thee, thy sai l. Give us bread: for why should hand under my thigh, anu Jeal kindly we die in thy presence? for the money and truly with me; bury me not, I pray fail sth.

thee, in Egypt : 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle: 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and and I will give you for your cattle, if thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and money fail.

bury me in their buryingplace. And he 17 And they brought their cattle unto said, I will do as thou hast said. Joseph: and Joseph gave them breaul in 31 And he said, Swear unto mu. And exchange for horses, and for the flocks, he sware unto him. And Israel huwed and for the cattle of the herds, and for himself upon the bed's hea.

Jacob's last sickness.


Joseph's sons blessed. CHAPTER XLVIII. - hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the Joseph with his sons visiteth his sick father. 2 firstborn.

Jacob strengtheneth himself to bless them. 3 15 7 And he blessed Joseph, and said, He repeateth the promise. 5 He taketh Ephra- God, before whom my fathers Abraham im and Manasseh as his own. 7 lle telleth and Isaac did walk, the God which fed Joseph of his mother's grave. 8 He blesseth me all my life long unto this day, Ephraim and Manasseh 17 Ile preferreth the 16 The Angel which redeemed me from younger before the elder. 21 He prophesieth all evil, bless the lads; and let my name their return to Canaan.

be named on them, and the name of my A

ND it came to pass after these fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let

things, that one told Joseph, Be-them grow into a multitude in the midst hold, thy father is sick: and he took of the earth. with him his two sons, Manasseh and 17 And when Joseph saw that his fa Ephraim.

ther laid his right hand upon the head 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Be- of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: held up his father's hand, to remove it and Israel strengthened himself, and from Epłıraim's head unto Manasseh's sat upon the bed.

head. 3 Aud Jacob said unto Joseph, God 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in Not so, my father: for this is the firstthe land of Canaan, and blessed me, born; put thy right hand upon his

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will head! make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, 19 And his father refused, and said, I and I will make of thee a multitude of know it, my son, I know it: he also people; and will give this land to thy shall become a people, and he also shall seed after thee for an everlasting pos- be great: but truly his younger brother session.

shall be greater than he, and his seed 5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim shall become a multitude of nations. and" Manassel, which were born unto 20 And he blessed them that day, say. thee in the land of Egypt, before I ing. In thee shall Israel bless, saying, came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; God make thee as Ephraim and as Maas Reuben and Simeon, they shall be nasseh : and he set Ephraim before Mamine.

nasseh. 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Beb after them, shall be thine, and shall be hold, I die; but God shall be with you, called after the name of their brethren and bring you again unto the land of in their inheritance.

your fathers. 7 And as for me, when I came from 22 Moreover I have given to thee one Padan, Rachel died by me in the land portion above thy brethren, which I of Canaan in the way, when yet there took out of the hand of the Amorite was but a little way to come unto with my sword and with my bow. Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth


Jacob calleth his sons before him. 3 IIe foretell8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and

eth what will befall each of them in the last said, Who are these?

days, and blesseth them., 29 IIis charge tu 9 And Joseph said unto his father,

thern concerning his burial. 33 Iis death. given me in this place. And he said, said, Gather yourselves together, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and that I may tell you that which shall I will bless them.

befall you in the last days. 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, age, so that he could not see. And he ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Isbrought them near unto him, and he rael your father, kissed them, and embraced them. 3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn,

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had my night, and the beginning of my not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God strength, the excellency of dignity, and hath shewed me thy seed.

the excellency of power:

7. 12 And Joseph brought them out from 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt nct between his knees, and he bowed him- excel; because thou wentest up to thy self with his face to the earth.

father's bed; then defileust thou it: he . 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephra- went up to my couch. im in his right hand toward Israel's left 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; hand, and Manasseh in his left hand to- instruments of cruelty are in their hab ward Israel's right hand, and brought itations. them near unto him.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their 14 And Israel stretched out his right secret; unto their assembly, mine honhand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, our, be not thou united for in their who was the your.ger, and his left hand anger they slew a man, and in their upon Manasseh's head, guiding his selfwill they digged down a wall.

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Jacob's last prophetic GENESIS declarations to his son's

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was 27 9 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel : the morning he shall devour the prey, I will divide them in Jacob, and scat- and at night he shall divide the spoil. ter them in Israel.

28 All these are the twelve tribes of 81 Judah, thou art he whom thy Israel: and this is it that their father brethren shall praise: thy hand shall spake unto them, and blessed them; be in the neck of thine enemies; thy every one according to his blessing he father's children shall bow down before blessed them. thee.

29 And he charged them, and said un9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the to them, I am to be gathered unto my prey, my son, thou art gone up: he people : bury me with my fathers in stooped down, he couched as a lion, and the cave that is in the field of Ephron as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? | the Hittite, 10 The sceptre shall not depart from 30 In the cave that is in the field of Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his Machpelali, which is before Mamre in feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him the land of Canaan, which Abraham shall the gathering of the people be. bought with the field of Ephron the

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and Hittite for a possession of a buryinghis ass's colt unto the choice vine; he place. washed his garments in wine, and his 31 There they buried Abraham and clothes in the blood of grapes:

Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and Rebekah his wife, and there I and his teeth white with milk.

buried Leah. 13 | Zebulun shall dwell at the haven 32 The purchase of the field and of the of the sea; and he shall be for a haven cave that is therein was from the chilof ships; and his border shall be unto dren of Heth. Zidon.

33 And when Jacob had made an end 14 Issachar is a strong ass couch-of commanding his sons, he gathered ing down between two burdens : up his foet into the bed, and yielded 15 And he saw that rest was good, up the ghost, and was gathered unto and the land that it was pleasant; and his people. bowed his shoulder to bear, and became

CHAPTER L. a servant unto tribute.

The mourning for Jacob., 4 Joseph getteth leave 16 T Dan shall judge his people, as one of Pharaoh to go and bury hin.

1 The fu. of the tribes of Israel.

neral. 15 Juseph comfurteth his brethren, isho 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, eraved his pardon. 22 His age. 23 lle seeth an adder in the path, that biteth the the third yeneration of his sons. 24 lle priple horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall erieth unto his brethren of their return to Ca backward.

naan ; 25 anul taketh an vath of them to carry 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O

up his bones. 26 He dieth, and is embalmed. LORD. 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him:


face, and wept upon him, and kissbut he shall overcome at the last.

ed him. 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be 2 And Joseph cominanded his servants fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. the physicians to embalm his father: 21 g Naphtali is a hind let loose: he and the physicians embalmed Israel. giveth goodly words.

3 And forty days were fulfilled for 22 | Joseph is a fruitful bough, even him; for so are fulfilled the days of a fruitful bough by a well; whose those which are embalmed: and the branches run over the wall:

Egyptians mourned for him threescore 23 The archers have sorely grieved and ten days. him, and shot at him, and hated him: 4 And when the days of his mourning 24 But his bow abode in strength, and were past, Joseph spake unto the house the arms of his hands were made strong of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found by the hands of the mighty God of Ja- grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, cob; (from thence is the shepherd, the in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, stone of Israel;)

5 My father made me swear, saying, 25 Even by the God of thy father, who | Lo, I die: in my grave which I have shall help thee; and by the Almighty, digged

for me in the land of Canaan, who shall bless thee with blessings of there shalt thou bury me. Now there heaven above, blessings of the deep that fore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury lieta under, blessings of the breasts, and my father, and I will come again. of the womb :

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury 26 The blessings of thy father have thy father, according as he made thee prevailed above the blessings of my swear. progenitors unto the utinost bound of 7 And Joseph went up to bury his the everlasting hills: they shall be on father: and with him went op all the the head of Joseph, and on the crown servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his of the head of him that was separate house, and all the elders of the land of from his brethron.


Jacob's funeral.


Joseph's death. 8 And all the house of Joseph, and 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, For his brethren, and his father's house: give, I pray thee now, the trespass of only their little ones, and their flocks, thy brethren, and their sin; for they and their herus, they left in the land did unto thee evil : and now, we pray of Goshen.

thee, forgive the trespass oi the servants 9 And there went up with him both of the God of thy father. And Joseph chariots and horsemen: and it was a wept when they spake unto him. very great company.

18 And his brethren also went and fell 10° And they came to the threshing- down before his face; and they said, floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; Behold, we be thy servants. an . there they mourned with a great and 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear very sore lamentation : and he made a not: for am I in the place of God? mourning for his father seven days. 20 But as for you, ye thought evil

11 And when the inhabitants of the against me; but God' meant it unto land, the Canaanites, saw the mourn- good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, ing in the floor of Atad, they said, This to save much people alive. is a grievous mourning to the Egyp 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will tians; wherefore the name of it was nourish you, and your little ones. And called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond he comforted them, and spake kindly Jordan.

unto them. 12 And his sons did unto him accord 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, ing as he commanded them :

and his father's house : and Joseph 13 For his sons carried him into the lived a hundred and ten years. land of Canaan, and buried him in the 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's chilcave of the field of Machipelah, which dren of the third generation: the chilAbraham bought with the field for a dren also of Machir the son of Manasseh possession of a buryingplace of Ephron were brought up upon Joseph's knees. The Hittite, before Mamre.

24. And Joseph said unto his brethren, 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, I die; and God will surely visit you, he, and his brethren, and all that went and bring you out of this land unto up with him to bury his father, after the land which he sware to Abraham, he had buried his father.

to Isaac, and to Jacob. 15 And when Joseph's brethren saw 25 And Joseph took an oath of the that their father was dead, they said, children of Israel, saying, God will Joseph will peradventure hate us, and surely visit you, and ye shall carry up will certainly requite us all the evil my bones from hence. which we did unto him.

26 So Joseph died, being a hundred 16 And they sent a messenger unto and ten years old : and they embalmJoseph, saying, Thy father did com- ed him, and he was put in a coffin in mand before he died, saying,




8 Now there arose up a new king over

9 And he said unto his Behold, death, 8 The more they are oppressed by the people of the children of ler el aré new king, the more they multiply. 15 The midwives fear God, and save the men children

more and mightier than we: alive. 22 Pharash commandeth the male chil 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with dren to be cast into the river.

them; lest they multiply, and it come

to pass, that, when there falleth out any Ow these are the names of the chil- war, they join also unto our enemies,

, so Egypt; every man and his household out of the land. came with Jacob.

11 Therefore they did set over them 2 Rouben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, task masters to afflict them with their 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, burdens. And they built for Pharaoh 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. treasure-cities, Pithom and Raamses. 5 And all the souls that came out of 12 But the more they afflicted them, the loins of Jacol) were seventy souls: the more they multiplied and grew. for Joseph was in Egypt already.

And they were grieved because of the 6 And Joseph died, and all his breth-children of Israel. ren, and all that generation.

13 And the Egyptians made the chil7 1 And the children of Israel were dren of Israel to serve with rigour: fruitful, and increased abundantly, and 14 And they made their lives bitter multiplied, and waxed exceeding migh- with hard bondage, in mortar, and in ty; and the land was filled with them. I brick, and in all manner of service in

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