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The mourning for Jacob.


Jacob's funeral. the horse heels, fo that his rider fhall, thofe which are embalmed: and the fall backward. Egyptians mourned for him threescore

18 I have waited for thy falvation, and ten days.


TO Gad, a troop fhall overcome him: but he fhall overcome at the laft. 20 Out of Afher his bread ball be fat, and he fhall yield royal dainties. 21 Naphtali is a hind let loofe: he giveth goodly words.

4 And when the days of his mourn. ing were paft, Jofeph fpake unto the houfe of Pharaoh, faying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, fpeak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, faying,

5 My father made me fwear, faying, 22 Jofeph is a fruitful bough,even Lo, 1 die: in my grave which I have a fruitful bough by a well; whofe digged for me in the land of Canaan, branches run over the wall:

there fhalt thou bury me. Now there fore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

6 And Pharaoh' faid, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee fwear.

23 The archers have forely grieved him, and fhot at bim, and hated him: 24 But his bow abode in ftrength, and the arms of his hands were made firong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the thep- 7 And Jofeph went up to bury his herd, the ftone of Ifrael:), father: and with him went up all the 25 Even by the God of thy father, fervants of Pharaoh, the elders of his who fhall help thee; and by the Alhoufe, and all the elders of the land mighty, who fhall blefs thee with of Egypt, bleffings of heaven above, bleffings of 8 And all the houfe of Jofeph, and The deep that lieth under, bleffings of the breafts, and of the womb:

26 The bleffings of thy father have prevailed above the blehlings of my progenitors unte the utmoft bound of the everlafting hills: they fhall be on the head of Jofeph, and on the crown of the head of him that was feparate from his brethren.

27 Benjamin fhall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he fhall devour the prey, and at night he fhall divide the ipoit.

28 All thefe are the twelve tribes of Ifrael: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and bleffed them every one according to his blefling he bleifed them.

29 And he charged them, and faid unto them, I am to be gathered unto) my people: bury me with my fathers in the eave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

his brethren, and his father's houfe: Jonly their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Gothen.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horfemen; and it was a very great company;

10 And they came to the threßhingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very fore lamentation: and he, made a mouraing for his father, feven" days.

i1 And when the inhabitants of the land,the Canaanites, faw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they faid, This is agrievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim,which is beyond Jordan. 12 And his fons did unto him according as be commanded them:

13 For his fons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the 30 In the cave that is in the field of cave of the field of Machpelah, which Machpelah, which is before Mamre, Abraham bought with the field for a in the land of Canaan, which Abra- poffeffion of a burying place of Ephham Bought with the field of Ephron ron the Hittite, before Mamre. the Hittite for a poffeffion of a bury-1 ing-place.

31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Ifaac and Rebekah his wife; and there 1 buried Leah.

32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein, was from the children of Heth.

33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his fons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghoft, and was gathered unto His people.


14 1 And Jofeph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and alt that went up with him to bury his fa ther, after he had buried his father.

15 And when Jofeph's brethren faw that their father was dead, they' faid, Jofeph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all, the evil which we did unto him,

16 And they fent meffengers unto Jofepb, faying, Thy father did command before he died, faying,

17 So fhall ye lay unto Jofeph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trefpafs of thy brethren, and their lin; for they A ND Jofeph fell upon his father's did unto thee evil; and now, we pray face, and wept upon him, and thee, forgive the trefpafs of the fer killed him. vants of the God of thy father. And JoAnd Jofeph commanded his fer-feph wept when they fpake unto him, vants the phyficians to embalm his father: and the phyficians embalmed

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18 And his brethren alfo went and fell down before his face; and they faid, Behold, we be thy fervants.

3 And forty days were fulfilled for ro And Jofeph faid unto them, Fear m; for fo are fulfilled the days offapt: for am 1 in the place of God!

Peph's death.


Mofes is born. 20 But as for you, ye thought evil Manaffeh were brought up upon Joagainst me; but God meant it unto feph's knees. good, to bring to pafs, as it is this day, to fave much people alive.

21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones, And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

24 And Jofeph faid unto his brethren, I die: and God will furely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Ifaac, and to jacob.

25 And Jofeph took an oath of the 22 And Jofeph dwelt in Egypt, children of lfrael, faying, God will he, and his father's houfe: and furely vifit you, and ye fhall carry up Jaleph lived an hundred and ten my bones from hence. years.

26 So Jofeph died, being an hun23 And Jofeph faw Ephraim's dred and ten years old: and they emchildren of the third generation: the balmed him, and he was put in a coffin children also of Machir, the fon of in Egypt.




if it be a fon, then ye fhall kill him: Ow there are the names but if it be a daughter, then she shalt of the children of Ifrael, live. which came into Egypt; 17 But the midwives feared God, every man and his houfe- and did not as the king of Egypt com manded them, but faved the men children alive."

hold came with Jacob.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Ifachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 18 And the king of Egypt called for 4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and the midwives, and faid unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have faved the men children alive?


5 And all the fouls that came out of the loins of Jacob, were feventy fouls: 19 And the midwives faid unto Phafor Jofeph was in Egypt already. raoh, Because the Hebrew women are 6 And Jofeph died, and all his bre-not as the Egyptian women; for they thren, and all that generation. are lively, and are delivered ere the

7 And the children of Ifrael were midwives come in unto them. fruitful, and increafed abundantly, and 20 Therefore God dealt well with multiplied, and waxed exceeding migh-the midwives: and the people multity; and the land was filled with them.plied, and waxed very mighty.

8 Now there arofe up a new king 21 And it came to pafs, because the Over Egypt, which knew not Jofeph. midwives feared God, that he made 9 And he faid unto his people, Be-them houfes.

hold, the people of the children of 22 And Pharaoh charged all his Ifrael are more and mightier than we: people, faying, Every fon that is born 10 Come on, let us deal wifely with ye fhall caft into the river, and every them; left they multiply, and it come daughter ye fhall fave alive. to país, that, when there faileth out CHAP. II. any war, they join alfo unto our net

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mcz, and fight against us, and fo get A of Levi, and took to wife a daugh

them up out of the land.

ter of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a fon: and when the faw hin that he was a goodly child, the hid him three months.

11"Therefore they did fet over them tak matters, to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treafure cities, Pithom and Raamfes. 12 But the more they afflicted them, 3 And when he could not longer the more they multiplied and grew. hide him, fhe took for him an ark of And they were grieved becaufe of the balruthes, and daubed it with flime children of Ifrael. and with pitch, and put the child therein; and the laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

4 And his fifter ftood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Lfrael to ferve with rigour: 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of fervice in 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh the field: all their fervice, where-came down to wash berfelf at the river; in they made them ferve, was with and her maidens walked along by the river's fide; and when the faw the ark among the flags, the fent her maid to fetch it.


15 And the king of Egypt fpake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah;

16 And he faid, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew win, and fee them upon the ftools

6 And when he had opened it, the faw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And he had companion on him, and faid, This is one of the lifebrews' children.

Mofes fleeth into Midian.


The burning bus.

7 Then faid his fifter to Pharaoh's and God remembered his covenant daughter, Shall I go and call to thee with Abraham, with Ifaac, and with a nurfe of the Hebrew women, that Jacob. fhe may nurfe the child for thee?

25 And God looked upon the chil8 And Pharaoh's daughter faid unto dren of Ifrael, and God had respect her, Go. And the maid went and unto them. called the child's mother.

9 And Pharaoh's daughter faid unto


her, Take this child away, and nurfe Now Mofes kept the flock of


Jethro his father-in-law, the it for me, and I will give thee thy prieft of Midian: and he led the flock wages. And the woman took the child, to the back fide of the defert, and and nurfed it. came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush, and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not confumed.

IO And the child grew, and the brought him unto Pharaoh's daugh. ter, and he became her fon. And the called his name Mofes: and the faid, Because I drew him out of the water. II And it came to pafs in thofe days, when Mofes was grown, that he 3 And Mofes faid, I will now turn went out unto his brethren, and look-afide, and fee this great fight, why ed on their burdens: and he spied an the bufh is not burnt. Egyptian fmiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he faw that there was no man, he flew the Egyptian, and hid him in the fand.

4 And when the LORD faw that he turned afide to fee, God called unto him out of the midft of the bufh, and faid, Mofes, Mofes! And he fald, Here am 1.

5 And he faid, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy fhoes from off thy feet; for the place whereon thou ftandeft is holy ground.

13 And when he went out the fecond day, behold, two men of the Hebrews ftrove together: and he faid to him that did the wrong, Wherefore fmiteft 6 Moreover he faid, I am the God thou thy fellow? of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Ifaac, and the God of Ja cob. And Mofes hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

14 And he faid, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendeft thou to kill me, as thou killedft the Egyptian? And Moles feared, and faid, Surely this thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he fought to flay Mofes. But Mofes fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he fat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had feven daughters and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

7 And the LORD faid, I have furely feen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reafon of their taik matters; for I know their forrows;

8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey unto the place of the Canaanites, and 17 And the shepherds came and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and drove them away: but Mofes ftood the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and up and helped them, and watered the Jetulites,

their flock.

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of

18 And when they came to Reuel the children of Ifrael is come unto their father, he faid, How is it that yeme: and 1 have alfo feen the oppreiare come fo foon to day? fion wherewith the Egyptians oppreis

19 And they faid, An Egyptian de-them. livered us out of the hand of the fhep- 10 Come now therefore, and I will herds, and alfo drew water enough for fend thee unto Pharaoh, that thou us, and watered the flock. mayeft bring forth my people the children of Ifrael out of Eg) pt.

20 And he faid unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

21 And Mofes was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Mofes Zipporah his daughter.

22 And the bare him a fon, and he called his name Gerfhom; for he said, I have been a ftranger in a frange


11 And Mofes faid unto God, Who am 1, that I fhould go unto Pharaoh, and that I fhould bring forth the chil dren of lfrael out of Egypt?

12 And he faid, Certainly I will te with thee; and this fhall be a token unto thee, that I have fent thee: when thou haft brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye fhall ferve God upon this mountain.

23 And it came to pafs in procefs 13 And Mofes faid unto God, Be. of time, that the king of Egypt died: hold, then I come unto the children and the children of Ifrael fighed by rea-of lfrael, and fhall fay unto them, fon of the bondage, and they cried; and their cry came up unto God by reafon of the bondage.

24 And God heard their groaning;

The God of your fathers bath fent me unto you; and they fhall fay to me, What is his name? what ÁN IG unto them?

Mojes is sent to deliver Ifrael. CHAP. IV.

Moses' figns. 14 And God faid unto Mofes, IAM the God of Jacob, hath appeared THATI AM: and he faid, Thus fhalt unto thee. the lay unto the children of lfrael, 1 6 And the LonD faid furthermore AM hath fent me unto you. unto him, Put now thine hand into 15 And God faid moreover unto thy bofom. And he put his hand into Moles. Thus fhalt thou fay unto the his bofum: and when he took it out, children of lirael, The LORD God of behold, his hand was leprous as fnow. your fathers, the God of Abraham, 7 And he faid, Put thine hand into the God of Ifaac, and the God of Jathy bofom again. And he put his co, hath fent me unto you: this is hand into his bofom again, and pluckmy name for ever, and this is my me-led it out of his bofom; and, behold, morial unto all generations. it was turned again as his other flesh. 16 Go, and gather the elders of 8 And it fhall come to pafs, if they rael together, and fay unto them, will not believe thee, neither hearken The LORD God of your fathers, the to the voice of the fira Agn, that they God of Abraham, of Ifaac, and of will believe the voice of the latter fign. Joh, appeared unto me, faying, 1 9 And it fhall come to pals, if they have farely vifited you, and Jeen that will not believe alfo thefe two figns, which is done to you in Egypt: neither hearken unto thy voice, that 17 And I have faid, I will bring you thou shalt take of the water of the up out of the affliction of Egypt, unto river, and pour it upon the dry land: the land of the Canaanites, and the and the water which thou takeft out Hittites, and the Amorites, and the of the river fall become blood upon Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the the dry land.

Jebafites, unto a land flowing with 10 And Mofes faid unto the LORD, ilk and honey. O my Lord, I am not eloquent, nei

18 And they fhall hearken to thy ther heretofore, nor fince thou haft voice: and thou fhalt come, thou and fpoken unto thy fervant: but I am the elders of lfrael, unto the king of flow of fpeech, and of a flow tongue. Egypt, and ye thali fay unto him, The II And the LORD faid unto him, LORD God of the Hebrews hatli met Who hath made man's mouth? or who with us: and now let us go, we be-maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seech thee, three days' journey into feeing, or the blind? have not I the the wilderness, that we may facrifice LORD? to the LORD our God.

19 And I am fure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

20 And I will ftretch out my hand, and finite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midit thereof: and after that he will let you go.

21 And I will give this people favour the fight of the Egyptians: and it all come to pafs, that, when ye go, ye shall not go eu.pty:

12 Now, therefore, go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt fay.

13 And he faid, O my Lord, fend, I pray thee, by the hand of bim ubans thou wilt fend.

14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Mofes, and he faid, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can fpeak well. And alfo, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he feeth thee, he 12 But every woman fhall borrow of will be glad in his heart. her neighbour, and of her that fo- 15 And thou shalt fpeak unto him, yuraeth in her houfe, jewels of fil-and put words in his mouth: and i ser, and jewels of gold, and rainient: will be with thy mouth, and with his and ye shall put term upon your fons, mouth, and will teach you what ye and upon your daughters; and ye fhall fhall do. il the Egyptians.


16 And he fhall be thy fpokeiman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee inftead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him inflead of God.

ND Mofes answered and faid, But, behold, they will not believe ne, nor hearken unto iny voice: for 17 And thou shalt take this rod in ey will fay, The LORD hath not ap-thine hand, wherewith thou hait do figns.

peared unto thee..

2 And the LORD faid unto him, "That that in thine hand? And he land, & tud.

3 And he faid, Caft it on the ground. And he call it on the ground, and it be a ferpent; and Moles fled from, efore it.

187And Mofes went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and faid unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and fee whether they be yet alive. And Jethro faid to Mofes, Go in peace.

4 And the LORD faid unto Molcs, 19 And the LORD faid unto Mofes Puth thine hand, and take it by in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for ta. And he put forth his hand, all the men are dead which fought autoght it, and it became a rod in

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thy life.

20 And Mofes took his wife and his fons, and fet them upon an afs, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Motes took the red of Godin his band


The Ifraelites' task increased.


Deliverance promifed.

21 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, 8 And the tale of the bricks, which When thou goeft to return into Egypt, they did make heretofore, ye shall lay fee that thou do all thofe wonders upon them; ye fhall not diminish aught before Pharaoh, which 1 have put in thereof: for they be idle; therefore thine hand but I will harden his they cry, faying, Let us go and facriheart, that he shall not let the peo-fice to our God.

ple go.

9 Let there more work be laid upon 22 And thou shalt fay unto Pharaob, the men, that they may labour thereThus faith the LORD, lfrael is my in; and let them not regard vain fon, even my first born:

23 And I lay unto thee, Let my fon go, that he may ferve me: and if thou refufe to let him go, behold, I will flay thy fon, even thy rft born.

24 And it came to pafs by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and fought to kill him.

125Then Zipporah took a fharp ftone, and cut off the forefkin of her fon, and caft it at his feet, and faid, Surely a bloody hufband art thou to me.

26 So he let him go: then the faid, A bloody husband thou art, becaufe of the circumcifion.

27 And the LORD faid to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Mofes. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kiffed him.

28 And Mofes told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had fent him, and all the figns which he had commanded him,"

29 And Mofes and Aaron wentand gathered together all the elders of the children of Ifrael:



10 And the taskmafters ofthe peo ple went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, faying, Fhus faith Pharaoh,I will not give you ftraw.

11 Go ye, get you ftraw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work fhall be diminifhed.

12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather ftubble instead of ftraw.

13 And the tafkmafters hafted them, faying, Fulfil your works, your daily talks, as when there was ftraw.

14 And the officers of the children of Ifrael, which Pharaoh's talkmafters had fet over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not ful filled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

15Then the officers of the children of Ifrael came and cried unto Pharaob, faying, Wherefore dealeft thou thus with thy fervants?

16There is noßraw given unto thy fer. 30 And Aaron ipake all the words vants, and they fay to us, Make brick: which the LORD had spoken unto Mo- and, behold, thy fervants are beaten; fes, and did the figns in the fight of but the fault is in thine own people. the people. 17 But he faid, Ye are idle, ye are 31 And the people believed and idle: therefore ye fay, Let us go and when they heard that the LORD had do facrifice to the LORD;

vifited the children of Ifrael, and that 18 Go therefore now, and work; for he had looked upon their affliction, there shall no ftraw be given you, yet then they bowed their heads and worthall ye deliver the tale of bricks. fhipped.


ND afterwards Mofes and Aaron A went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus

faith the LORD God of Ifrael, Let my people go, that they may hold a feaft unto me in the wilderness.

2 And Pharaoh faid, Who is the LORD, that I fhould obey his voice to let Hrael go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Ifrael go.

3 And they faid, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the defert, and facrifice untothe LORD our God; left he fall upon us with pettilence, or with the fword.

4 And the king of Egypt faid unto them, Wherefore do ye, Mofes and Aaron,let the people from their works get you unto your burdens.

5 And Pharaoh faid, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and

19 And the officers of the children of Ifrael did fee that they were in evil cafe, after it was faid, Ye shall not minithaught from your bricks of your

daily task.

20 Andthey met Mofes and Aaron, who ftood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh :

21 And they faid unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; be. caufe ye have made our favour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his fervants, to put a fword in their hands to flay us.

22 And Mofes returned unto the LORD, and faid, LORD, wherefore haft thou fo evil entreated this people why is it that thou haft fent nie?

23 For fince I came to Pharaoh to fpeak in thy name, he hath done evtl to this people; neither halt thou delivered thy people at all. CHAP. VI.


ye make them reft from their burdens. TN the LORD faid unto Mofes,

6 And Pharaoh commanded the Now fhalt thou fee what I will do fame day the tafk-mafters of the peo-to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand ple, and their officers, faying, mall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

7 Ye fhall no more give the people ftaw to make brick, as heretofore let them go and gather ftraw for them. felves.

2 And God fpake unto Mofes, and fald unto him, I am the LORD:

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