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15 And he blessed Joseph, before Manasseh. and said, God before whom 21 q And Israel said unto my fathers Abraham and Joseph, Behold, I die: but Ifaac did walk, the God God shall be with you, and which fed me aļl my life bring you again unto the long unto this day, land of your fathers.

16 The angel which re 22 Moreover, I have given deemed me from all evil, to thee one portion above bless the lads; and let my thy brethren, which I took name be named on them, out of the hand of the Amoand the name of my fathers rite with my

sword and with Abraham and Ifaac and let my bow. them grow into a multitude

CHAP. XLIX. in the midst of the earth..

And when Joseph saw

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hand upon the head of E- ther yourselves together, that phraim, it displeased him; and I may tell you that which he held up his father's hand, Ihall befal you in the last to remove it from Ephraim's days. head unto Manasseh's head. 2 Gather yourselves toge

18 And Jofeph faid unto ther, and hear, ye sons of his father, Not fo, my fa- Jacob; and hearken unto Ilther : for this is the first- rael your father. born ; put thy right hand 39 Reuben, thou art my .

first-born, my might and the 19 And his father refused, beginning of my strength, and said, I know it, my son, the excellency of dignity, I know it: he also shall be- and the excellency of power, come a people, and he also 4 Unstable as water, thou shall be great: but truly his fhalt not excel, because thou younger brother shall be wentelt up to thy father's greater than he, and his feed bed; then defiledít 'thou it .$ îhall become a multitude of he went up to my couch. nations.

5 Simeon and Levi are 20 And he blessed them brethren : instruments of that day, saying, In thee shall cruelty are in their habitaIsrael bless, saying, God make tions: thee as Ephraim, and as Ma 60 my soul, come not nasseh : and he set Ephraim thou into their secret; unto

their assembly, mine honour, and his border shall be unto
be not thou united; for in Zidon.
their anger they flew a man, 14 Issachar is a strong afs,
and in their self-will they couching down between two
digged down a wall. burdens :
7 Cursed be their anger,

15 And he saw that reft for it was fierce; and their was good, and the land that wrath, for it was cruel: 1 it was pleasant; and bowed will divide them in Jacob, his shoulder to bear, and beand scatter them in Israel. came a fervant unto tribute.

8 Judah, thou art be whom 16 Dan shall judge his thy brethren ihall praise; thy people, as one of the tribes hand shall be in the neck of of Israel. thine enemies: thy father's 17 Dan shall be a ferpent children shall bow down be- by the way, an adder in the fore thee.

path ; that biteth the horse9 Judah is a lion's whelp: heels, so that his rider shall from the prey, my son, thou fall backward. art gone up; he stooped 18 I have waited for thy down, he couched as a lion, salvation, O Lord. and as an old lion: who 19 Gad, a troop shall shall roufe him up?

overcome him : but he shall 10 The sceptre fhall not overcome at the last. depart from Judah, nor a 20 Out of Alher his bread law-giver from between his hall be fat, and he shall yield feet, until Shiloh come: and royal dainties. unto him fall the gathering 21 Naphtali is a hind let of the people be.

loose: he giveth goodly words. 11 Binding his foal unto 22 Jofeph is a fruitful the vine, and his ass's colt bough, even a fruitful bough unto the choice vine; he by a well; whole branches washed his garments in wine, run over the wall. and his clothes in the blood 23 The archers have forely of grapes.

grieved him, and shot at him, 12 His eyes shall be red and hated him. with wine, and his teeth 24 But his bow abode in white with milk.

strength, and the arms of his 13 Zebulun shall dwell at hands were made ftrong by the haven of the fea; and he the hands of the mighty God jhall be for an haven of ships: of Jacob: from thence is the


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a: 22 wolf's in the morning A Father's face, and wept

shepherd, the stone of Israel: session of a burying-place. 25 Even by the God of

31 There they buried Athy father, who shall help braham and Sarah his wife; thee, and by the Almighty, there they buried Ifaac and who shall bless thee with Rebekah his wife; and there blessings of heaven above, I buried Leah.' bleffings of the deep that 32 The purchase of the lieth under, blessings of the field and of the cave that is breasts and of the womb: therein, was from the child

26 The blessings of thy ren of Heth father have prevailed above 33 And when Jacob the bleffings of my progeni- had made an end of com. tors, unto the utmoft bound manding his sons, he gaof the everlasting hills : they thered up his feet into the shall be on the head of Jo- bed, and yielded up the ghoft, feph, and on the crown of and was gathered unto his the head of him that was fe- people. parate from his brethren.

CHAP. L. 27. Benjamin Thall -ravin he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the upon him, and killed him. spoil ..

2 And Joseph commanded 28 All these are the twelve his servants the physicians to tribes of Israel : and this is it embalm his father, and the that their father spake unto physicians embalmed Ifrael, them, and blessed them; 3 And forty days were every one according to his fulfilled for him (for fo are blessing he blessed them. fulfilled the days of those

29 And he charged which are embalmed:) and them, and said unto them, I the Egyptians mourned for am to be gathered unto my him threescore and ten days. people: bury me with my 4 And when the days of fathers in the cave that is in his mourning were past, Jothe field of Ephron the Hittite. feph spake unto the house of

30 In the cave that is in Pharaoh, saying, If now I the field of Machpelah, which have found is before Mamre, in the land eyes, speak, I pray you, in

grace in your of Canaan, which Abraham the ears of Pharaoh, saying, bought with the field of E 5 My father made me phron the Hittite, for a pof-swear, saying, Lo, I die : in


my grave which I have dig- is beyond Jordan. ged for me in the land of 12 And his fons did unto Canaan, there shalt thou him according as he combury me. Now therefore mandedythem. let me go up, I pray thee, 13 For his fons carried and bury my father, and I him into the land of Canaan, will come again.

and buried him in the cave 6 And Pharaoh faid, Goup of the field of Machpelah, and bury thy father, accord- which Abrabam bought with ing as he made thee (weari the field, for a poffefsion of a

7 And Joseph went up burying-place, of Ephron the to bury his father, and with Hittite, before Mamre. him went up all the servants 14 And Joseph returned of Pharaoh, the elders of his into Egypt, he and his bre, house, and all the elders of thren, and all that went up the land of Egypt.

with him to bury his father, 8 And all the house of Jo- after he had buried his father. seph, and his brethren, and 15 And when Joseph's his father's house: only their brethren saw that their father little ones, and their focks, was dead, they said, Joseph and their herds they left in will peradventure hate us the land of Gothen. and will certainly requite us

9 And there went up with all the evil which we did him both chariots and horse- unto him. men: and it was a very great 16 And they fent a mescompany.

senger unto Joseph, faying, 10 And they came to the Thy father did command be. threshing-Aoor of Atad, which fore he died, saying; is beyond Jordan, and there 17 So fhall ye say unto they mourned with a great Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee and very sore lamentation; now, the trespass of thy breand he made a mourning for thren, and their fin; for they his father seven days.

did unto thee evil: and now, 11 And when the inhabi- we pray thee, forgive the tants of the land, the Ca- trespass of the servants of the naanites, saw the mourning God of thy father. And in the floor of Atad, they Joseph wept when they spake said, This is a grievous unto him. mourning to the Egyptians : 18 And his brethren also wherefore the name of it was went and fell down before called Abel-mizraim, which his face: and they said, Be


hold, we be thy fervants. neration : the children also of

19 And Jofeph faid unto Machir, the son of Manafthem, Fear not: for am I in feh, were brought up upon the place of God?

Joseph's knees. 20 But as for you, ye 24 And Jofeph faid unto thought evil against me: but his brethren, I die: and God God meant it unto good, to will surely visit you, and bring to pass, as it is this bring you out of this land, day, to save much people unto the land which he sware alive.

to Abraham, to Ifaac, and to 21 Now therefore fear ye Jacob. not: I will nourish


and 25 And Joseph took an your little ones.

And he oath of the children of Israel, comforted them, and spake saying, God will surely visit kindly unto them,

you, and ye thall carry up 22 And Joseph dwelt in my bones from hence, Egypt, he and his father's 269 So Joseph died, being house : and Joseph lived an

an hundred and ten years hundred and ten years. old : and they embalmed

23 And Joseph saw Ephra-him, and he was put in a im's children of the third ge- coffin in Egypt.

From the Book of EXODUS.

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CHAP. XIX. | altogether on a smoke, be. 169 ND it came to pass cause the Lord descended

on the third day in upon it in fire: and the the morning, that there were smoke thereof ascended as thunders, and lightnings, and the smoke of a furnace, and

thick cloud upon the the whole mount quaked mount, and the voice of the greatly. trumpet exceeding loud; so

19 And when the voice that all the people that was of the trumpet sounded long, in the camp trembled. and waxed louder and louder,

17 And Moses brought Moses (pake, and God anforth the people out of the swered him by a voice. camp to meet with God, and 20 And the Lord came they stood at the nether part down upon mount Sinai, on of the mount,

the top of the mount: and 18 And mount Sinai was the Lord called Mofes up to

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