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an hundred and thirty years; Joseph, and said, Give us few and evil have the days of bread : for why should we the years of my life been, die in thy presence ? for the and have not attained unto money

faileth. the days of the years of the 16 And Jofeph faid, Give life of my fathers in the days your cattle; and I will give of their pilgrimage.

you for your cattle, if money 10 And Jacob bleffed Pha-fail. raoh, and went out from be 17 And they brought their fore Pharaoh.

cattle unto Joseph : and JoII G And Joseph placed feph gave them þread in exhis father, and his brethren, change for horses, and for the and gave them a poffeffion flocks, and for the cattle of in the land of Egypt, in the the herds, and for the asses: best of the land, in the land and he fed them with bread, of Rameses, as Pharaoh had for all their cattle, for that commanded.

year. 12 And Joseph nourished 18 When that his father, and his brethren, ended, they came unto him and all his father's houshold, the second yeas, and said unto with bread, according to their him, We will not hide it families,

from my lord, how that our 13 And there was no bread money is spent : my lord in all the land; for the fa- also hath our herds of cattle; mine was very sore ; so that there is not ought left in the the land of Egypt and all light of my lord, but our the land of Canaan fainted bodies, and our lands : by reason of the famine. 19 Wherefore shall we die

14. And Joseph gathered before thine eyes, both we up all the money that was and our land ? buy us and found in the land of Egypt, our land for bread, and we and in the land of Canaan, and our land will be servants for the corn which they unto Pharaoh : and give us bought: and Joseph brought feed, that we may live and the money into Pharaoh's not die, that the land be not. house.

desolate. 15 And when money failed 20 And Joseph bought all in the land of Egypt, and the land of Egypt for Phain the land of Canaan, all raoh : 'for the Egyptians sold the Egyptians came unto every man his field, because

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27. And Ifrael dwelt in 21 And as for the people, the land of Egypt, in the he removed them to cities country of Gothen; and they from one end of the borders had poffeffions therein, and of Egypt, even to the other grew, and multiplied exend thereof.

ceedingly. 22. Only the land of the 28 And Tacob lived in priests bought he not: for the land of Egypt seventeen the priests had a portion af- years : fo the whole age of Jigned them of Pharaoh, and Jacob was an hundred forty did eat their portion which and seven years. Pharaoh gave them; where 29 And the time drew fore they fold not their lands. nigh that Ifrael muft die :

23 Then Joseph said unto and he called his son Joseph, the people, Behold, I have and said unto him, If now I bought you this day, and have found grace in thy fight, your land for Pharaoh : lo, put, I pray thee, thy hand here is feed for you, and ye under my thigh, and deal shall low the land.

kindly and truly with me ; 24 And it shall come to bury me not, I pray thee, pass in the increase, that ye in Egypt. Thall give the fifth part unto 30 But I will lie with my Pharaoh, and four parts shall fathers, and thou shalt carry Þe your own, for seed of the me out of Egypt, and bury field, and for your food, and me in their burying-place: for them of your housholds, and he said, I will do as thou and for food for your little haft said.

31 And he said, Swear
25 And they said, Thou unto me: and he sware unto
hast saved our lives : let us him. And Israel bowed him-
find grace in the fight of my self upon the bed's head.
lord, and we will be Pha-
raoh's servants.

CHAP. XLVIII.
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law over

ND it came to pass unto this day, that Pharaoh

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with him his two fons, Ma- | way of Ephrath, the fame is nafleh and Ephraim.

Beth-lehem. 2 And one told Jacob, and 8 And Israel beheld Josaid, Behold thy son Joseph seph's fons, and said, Who cometit unto thee: and Ifrael are these? strengthened himself, and fat 9 And Joseph said unto

his father, They are my sons, 34 And Jacob said unto whom God hath given me Jofeph, God Almighty ap- in this place : and he said, peared unto me at Luz in Bring them, I pray thee, the land of Canaan, and unto me, and I will bless

them. 4 And said unto me, Be 10 Now the

eyes

of Israel hold I will make thee fruit- were dim for age, so that he ful, and multiply thee, and I could not see: and he brought will make of thee a multi-them near unto him; and he

de of people; and will give kissed them, and embraced this land to thy feed after them. thee, for an everlasting pof I And Israel said unto fellion,

Joseph, I had not thought to 5 And now thy two sons, see thy face: and lo, God Ephraim and Manasseh, hath shewed me also thy feed. which were born unto thee 12 And Joseph brought in the land of Egypt, be- them out from between his fore I came unto thee into knees, and he bowed himself Egypt, are mine: as Reun with his face to the earth. ben and Simeon they shall 13 And Joseph took them be mine.

both, Ephraim in his right 6 And thy issue which hand toward Israel's left hand, thou begettest after them, and Manasseh in his left hand shall be thine, and shall be toward Israel's right hand, and called after the name of their brought them near unto him. brethren in their inheritance. 14' And Israel stretched

7 And as for me, when I out his right hand, and laid came from Padan, Rachel it upon Ephraim's head, who died by me in the land of was the younger, and his left Canaan, in the way, when hand upon Manasseh's head: yet there was but a little way guiding his hands wittingly: to come unto Ephrath : and for Manasseh was the firstI buried her there in the born.

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15 And he bleffed Joseph, before Manasseh. and said, God before whom 21 g 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 all 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 Isaac: and let my bow. them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

CHAP. XLIX. 17 And when Joseph saw ND Jacob called unto that his father laid his right 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, shall befal you in the last to remove it from Ephraim's days. head unto Manasseh's head.

2 Gather yourselves toge18 And Joseph said unto ther, and hear, ye fons of his father, Not so, 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 upon his head."

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

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Unstable as water, thou shall be great: but truly his fhalt not excel, because thou younger brother shall be wentest up to thy father's greater than he, and his feed bed; then defiledit thou it : Thall 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 6 O my soul, come not naffeh : and he fet 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 ass, 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 rest for it was fierce; and their was good, and the land that wrath, for it was cruel: I it was pleasant; and bowed will divide them in Jacob, his shoulder to bear, and beand scatter them in Ifrael. came a servant unto tribute.

8 Judah, thou art be whom 16 Dan shall judge his thy brethren shall 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 serpent 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 ftooped 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 rouse him up?

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

loose: he giveth goodly words. 11 Binding 'his foal unto 22 Joseph is

a fruitful the vine, and his ass's colt bough, even a fruitful bough unto the choice vine; he by a well; whose branches washed his garments in wine, run over the wall. and his clothes in the blood 23 The archers have sorely

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 strong 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

fhepherd,

of grapes.

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