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5 And Jacob rose up

o nas vii. 14 Then rent JOSEPHS from Beer-sheba : and the and all his Kindred, ihreesco.e and

and called his Father Jacob io him, Sons of Israel carried JACOB fifteen Souls. their Father, and their Little Is So Jacob went down into Egypt

and died, he and our Fathers. ones, and their Wives, in

16 And were carried over into Syo the Wagons which Pharaoh chem, and laid in the Sepulchre that had sent to carry him.

Abraham bought. 6 And they took their Cattle, and their Goods which they had gotten in the Land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his Seed with him :

7 His Sons, and his Sons Sons with him, his Daughters, and his Sons Daughters, and all his Seed brought he with him into Egypt.

26 All the Souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his Loyns, besides Jacob's Sons Wives, all the Souls were threescore and fix.

27 And the Sons of Joseph which were born him in Egypt, were two Souls: all the Souls of the House of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his Face unto Gothen; and they came into the Land of Goshen.

29 And Joseph made ready his Chariot, and went up to meet Israel his Father, to Goshen ; and presented himself unto him : and he fell on his Neck, and wept on his Neck a good while.

30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy Face, because thou art yet alive.

31 And Joseph said unto his Brethren, and unto his Father’s House, I will go up and thew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My Brethren, and my Father's House, which were in the Land of Canaan, are come unto me :

32 And the Men are Shepherds, for their Trade hath been to feed Cattle ; and they have brought their Flocks and their Herds, and all that they have.

33 And it shall come to pass when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your Occupation ?

34 That ye shall say, Thy Servants Trade hath been about Cattle, from our Youth even until now, both we and also our Fathers : that ye may dwell in the Land of Goshen; for every Shepherd is an Abomination to the Egyptians.

C H A P.

CH A P. XLVII. i Joseph presenteth five of his Brethren and his father to Phe

raob : ii He giveth them Habitation and Maintenance : 13 He getteth all the Egyptian Money, 16 their Cattle, 18 their Lands to Pharaoh. 22 The Priests Land was not bought. 23 He letteth the Land to them for a fifth Part. 28 Jacob's Age : 29 He sweareth Joseph to bury him with his Fathers.

Ver. I THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said,

My Father and my Brethren, and their Flocks, and their Herds, and all that they have, are come out of the Land of Canaan, and behold, they are in the Land of Goshen.

2 And he took some of his Brethren, even five Men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

3 And Pharaoh said unto his Brethren, What is your Occupation ? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy Servants are Shepherds, both we and also our Fathers.

4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojoum in the Land are we come : for thy Servants have no Pasture for their Flocks, for the Famine is fore in the Land of Canaan: now therefore we pray thee, let thy Servants dwell in the Land of Goshen.

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy Father and thy Brethren are come unto thee :

6 The Land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the Land make thy Father and Brethren to dwell, in the Land of Gothen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any Man of Activity among them, then make them Rulers of my Cattle.

7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his Father, and set him before Pharaoh : and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou ? i And Jacob faid unto

Heb. xi. 13 These all died in Pharaoh, the Days of the Faith, not having received the ProYears of my PILGRIMAGE Mises, but having seen them afar off, are an hundred and thirty EMBRACED them, and confessed that

and were PERSUADED of them, and Years : Few and Evil have they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS the Days of the Years of my on the Earth. Life been, and have not attained unto the Days of the


Years of the Life of my Fathers in the Days of their PreGRIMAGE.

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

11 And Joseph placed his Father and his Brethren, and gave them a Poffeffion in the Land of Egypt, in the beft of the Land, in the Land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had cummanded.

12 And Joseph nourished his Father, and his Brethren, and his Father's Houshold with Bread, according to their Families.

13 And there was no Bread in all the Land : for the Famine was very sore, so that 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 Money into Pharaoh's House.


Foseph with his Sons visiteth his fick Father. 2 Jacob Arengtheneth himself to bless them : 3 He repeateth the Promife: 5 He taketh Ephraim and Manajeh as his own 7. He telleth Joseph of his Mother's Grave : 16 He blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh.

Ver. 1

told Joseph, Behold, thy Father is fick : and he took with him his two Sons, Manaffeh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold thy Son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and fat upon the Bed.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God ALMIGHTY appeared unto me at Luz in the Land of Canaan, and blefied 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 thee, for an everlasting Poffeflion.

5 And now thy two Sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the Land of Egypt, before I came


pinto thee into Egypt, are mine : as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy Issue which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the Name of their Brethren in their Inheritance.

7 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 fame is Beth-lehem.

8 And Israel beheld Joseph's Sons, and said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said unto his Father, They are my Sons, whom God hath given me in this place : And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

10 (Now the Eyes of Israel were dim for Age, so that he could not see :) and he brought them near unto him; and be kifled them, and embraced them.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to sec thy Face : and lo, God hath shewed me also thy Seed.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his Knees, and he bowed himself with his Face to the Earth.

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his Right Hand towards Israel's Left Hand, and Manasseh in his Left Hand toward Israel's Right Hand, and brought THEM near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his Right Hand, and laid it upon Ehpraim's Head, who was the younger, and his Left Hand upon Manasseh's Head : guiding his Hands wittingly; for Manaffeh was the first-born.

15 And he blessed Jofeph, and said, God, before whom my Fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my Life long unto this Day, 16 * The ANGEL which

* Heb. xi. 21 By FAITH Jacob whes REDEEMED me from all E- he was a dying, blessed both the Sons vil, Bless the Lads; and of Joseph; and worshipped leaning let my Name be named on upon the top of his Stah. them, and the Name of my Father Abraham and Isaac ; and let them grow into a Multitude in the Midst of the Earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his Father laid his Right Hand upon the Head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his Father's Hand, to remove it from Ephraim's Head unto Manasseh’s Head.

18 And Joseph said unto his Father, Not so, my Fathers for this is the first-born ; put thy Right Hand upon his Head.

19 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 become a Multitude of Nations.

20 And he blefled 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 bring you again unto the Land of your Fatherş.


Jacob calleth his Sons to bless them : 3 Their Blessing in particular : 9 He chargeth them concerning his Burial : 39 His Death.


Ver. I ND Jacob called unto his Sons, and said, Gather

your selves together, that I may tell you that which shall befal you in the last Days.

2 Gather your selves together, and hear ye Sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your Father.

3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, my Might, and the Beginning of my Strength, the Excellency of Dignity, and the Excellency of Power.

4 Unstable as Water, thou shalt not excel, because thou wentest up to thy Father's Bed : then defiledft thou it; he went up to my Couch.

5 Simeon and Levi are Brethren : Instruments of Cruz elty are in their Habitations.

6 O my Soul, come not thou into their Secret ; unto their Affembly, mine Honour, be not thou united : for in their Anger they flew a Man, and in their Self-will they 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 (hall praises thy Hand shall be in the Neck of thine Enemies; thy Father's Children shall bow down before thee.


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