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the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and

in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the 15 money into Pharaoh's house. And when money failed in the land of Egypt,

and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give 16 us bread: for why should we die in thy presence ? for the money faileth. And

Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph : and Joseph gave them bread in

erchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the

asses : and he 'fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year. 18 When that year was 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 19 bodies, and our lands: 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 us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be 20 not desolate. 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 21 the land became Pharaoh's. And as for the people, he removed them to cities 22 from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof. Only the

land of the 2 priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them

of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they 23 sold not their lands. 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 24 sow the land. 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 25 ones. And they said, Thou hast saved our lives : let us find grace in the sight 26 of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. And Joseph made it a law over

the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except

the land of the spriests only, which became not Pharaoh's. 27 AND Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they 28 had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. And Jacob

lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so 4 the whole age of Jacob was an 29 hundred forty and seven years. And the time drew 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 30 with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: but I will lie with my fathers,

and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And 31 he said, I will do as thou hast said. And he said, Swear unto me, And he sware

unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. 40 AND it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy

father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and 3 Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. And Jacob said unto Joseph,

God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz 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 5 thee for an everlasting possession. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Ma

nasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee 6 into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. And thy

issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after 7 the name of their brethren in their inheritance. And as for me, when I came

from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the

way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem. 8,9 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? And Joseph said

unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And 10 he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. Now the

eyes of Israel were 5 dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them

1 Heb. led them.
2 Or, princes.
3 Or, princes.

4 Heb, the days of the years of his life.
5 Heb. heary.

11 near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. And Israel said unto

Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath showed me also 12 thy seed. And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed 13 himself with his face to the earth. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his

right hand towards Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand towards Is 14 rael's right hand, and brought them near unto him. And Israel stretched out his

right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the

firstborn. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and 16 Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, the Angel

which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on

them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow 17 ' into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his

father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it 2 displeased him: and he

held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's 18 head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father : for this is the first19 born; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I

know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be

great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall 20 become a S multitude of nations. 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: but God shall be with you, and 22 bring you again unto the land of your fathers. Moreover I 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. 10 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather vourselves together that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob;

And hearken unto Israel your father. 9 Reuben, thou art my firstborn,

My might, and the beginning of my strength,

The excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power : 4 Unstable as water, 4 thou shalt not excel;

Because thou wentest up to thy father's bed;

Then defiledst thou it : 5 he went up to my couch. 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;

6 Instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret;

Unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united :
For in their anger they slew a man,

And in their selfwill they 7 digged down a wall.
7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce;
And their wrath, for it was cruel:
I will divide them in Jacob,

And scatter them in Israel.
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise :

Thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies;

Thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 9 Judah is a lion's whelp:

Froin 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? 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,

Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh come;
And unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

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11 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 eyes shall be red with wine,

And his teeth white with milk. 19 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea;

And he shall be for an haven of ships;

And his border shall be unto Zidon. 14 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 his shoulder to bear,

And became a servant unto tribute. 16 Dan shall judge his people,

As one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way,

1 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 the last. 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat,

And he shall yield royal dainties. 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose :

He giveth goodly words. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,

Even a fruitful bough by a well;

Whose 2 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 progeni.

tors Unto the utmost 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

unto them, and blessed them ; every one according to his blessing he blessed 29 them. And he charged them, and said unto them, I am

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 80 Hittite, 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 81 for a possession of a buryingplace. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his

1 Heb. an arrowsnake.

2 Heb. daughters.

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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 33 Heth. 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 * And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and 3 the physicians embalmed Israel. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so

are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians ' mour4 ed for him threescore and ten days. And when the days of his mourning were

past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found 5 grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My father

inade 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 6 pray th

ry my father, and I will come again. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear. 7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants 8 of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, and

all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little 9 ones, and their ks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. And

there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great 10 company. And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jor.

dan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he 11 made a mourning for his father seven days. 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 12 ? Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan. And his sons did unto him according 13 as he commanded them: for his 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 buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before 14 Mamre. And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that

went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father. 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 16 unto him. And they 3 sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did 17 command before he died, saying, 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 18 father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. And his brethren also

went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19, 20 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? but as for

you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, 21 as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will

nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake 4 kindly

unto them. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an 23 hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third gene

ration : the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were 5 brought up upon

Joseph's knees, 24 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 sware to Abraham, to Isaac, 25 and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God 26 will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So Joseph

died, being an hundred and ten years old : and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

1 Heb. wept.
2 That is, the mourning of the


3 Heb. charged.
4 Heb. to their hearts.
5 Heb. borne.



I N OW these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into EN Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. Reuben, 3, 4 Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan, and Naph

5 tali, Gad, and Asher. And all the souls that came out of the I loins of Jacob 6 were seventy souls : for Joseph was in Egypt already. And Joseph died, and 7 all his brethren, and all that generation. And the children of Israel were fruit

ful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 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 are 10 more and mightier than we: come on, let us deal 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 fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. 11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. 12 And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 2 But the

more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were 13 grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians made the chil14 dren of Israel to serve with rigour: 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, was with rigour. 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of 16 the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah : and he said. When ve

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 as the king of Egypt commanded

, but saved the men children alive. And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the 19 men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew

women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered 20 ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the 21 midwives : and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. And it came to 22 pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. And

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

And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that 3 he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not

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 in the flags by the 4 river's brink. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and * her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among 6 the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw

the child : and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and 7 said. This is one of the Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Phara

daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she 8 may nurse the child for thee? And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And 9 the maid went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter said unto

her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. 10 And the woman took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she

brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name : Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water, 1 Heb. thigh.

2 Heb. And as they afflicted 3 That is, draun out.

them, so they multiplied, &c.

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