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18 And Joseph said unto his Father, Not so, my Father j for this is the first-born j 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 (hall be greater than he, and his Seed mall become a Multitude of Nations.

20 And he blefled them that Day, saying, In thee (hall 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 Gob (hall be with you, and bring you again unto the Land of your Fathers.

CHAP. XLIX.

I Jacob calletb bis Sons to bless them: 3 Their BleJ/ing in particular: 9 He chargeth them concerning his Burial; 39 His Death.

Vtr. 1 AND Jacob called unto his Sons, and said, Gather J\ your selves together, that I may tell you that which (hall 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 (halt not excel, because thou wentest up to thy Father's Bed: then defiledst thou it; he went up to my Couch.

5 Simeon and Levi are Brethren: instruments of Cruelty are in their Habitations.

6 O my Soul, come not thou into their Secret; unto their Aflembjy, mjne 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 praise j thy Hand (hall be in the Neck of thine Enemies; thy Father's Children (hal} bow down before thee.

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9 Judah is a Lion's Whelp; from 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.

i o i * The Sceptre shall , /s4 x{ f There stiU come sorth not depart from Judah, nor a Rod 011t 0f the Stem of Jfsse, a LAW-GIVER from between and a Branch (hall grow out of his

his Feet, until Shiloh come, and unto him shall the Gathering of the People be.

Roots.

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REST UPON HIM, the Spir IT of W SDOM

and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel aud Might, the S^iiit of Knowledge, and of the Fear of the

ii BindinghisFole unto the Lord.

Vine, and his Ass's Colt unto the choice Vine; he washed his Garments in Wine, and his Cloaths in the Blood of Grapes.

ro And in that Day there th*ll be a Root ot Jesse which shall stand for an Essign of the People; to it (hall the Gentilv.s Seek, and his Rest (hall be Glorious.

Isa. xlii. i Behold my Servant whom I uphold, mine Elect, in whom my

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2 He Hull not civ, nor lift up, not cause his Voice to be heard in the Street.

j A Bruised RtED (hall he Not Break, and the Imoaking Flax (hall

//*. ix. 6 For unto us a Child is Born, unto us a Son is given, and the Government (hall be upon his Shoulder: and his Name (hall be called, Wonderful, Counseller, The Mighty God, The Everlasting FaTher, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the Increase of his GovernMent and Peace there (hail be No End, upon the Throne of David, and upon his Kingdom.

of Ships; and his Border shall he r.ot quench 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, 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 Gab, a Troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at last.

* Note, This Pnpbicy relating it the Ccmiitg us the Messiah, -was literally fulfil,* u the Time of Our Saviour'j Birth, Herod a* ldumcan ithi then t\i»( es Judea. _

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20 Out of Asher his Bread shall be sat, 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 Branches run over the Wall.

23 The Archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him.

Z4 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.

2; 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 Heth under, Blessings of the Breasts, and of the Womb.

26 The Blessings of thy Father, have prevailed above the Blessings of my Progenitors, 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 hi« Brethren.

27 Benjamin shall ravin as a Wolf: i'n 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 it it that their Father spake unto them, and blessed them j every one according to his Blessing, he blessed them.

29 And he 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 Hittite.

30 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, for a Possession of a Burying-place.

31 (There they buried Abraham and Sarah his 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 Heth.

33 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 People,

CHAP. CHAP. L.

t The Mourning for "Jacob. 7 The Funeral. 24 "Joseph prophejieth to his Brethren of their Return: 26 His Death.

Ver, 1 AND Joseph fell upon his Father's Face, and wept J\. upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his Servants the Physicians to embalm his Father: and the Physicians embalmed Israel.

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 unto Jiim.

16 And they sent Messengers unto Joseph, saying, Thy Father did command before he died, saying,

17 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 Father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 And his Brethren also went and fell down before his Face: and they said, Behold, we be thy Servants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the Place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought Evil against me; but God meant it unto Good, to bring to pass, as it is this Day, to save 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.

22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his Father's House: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten Years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's Children of the third Generation: the Children also of Machir the Son of Manasleh, were brought up upon Joseph's Knees.

24 "And Joseph said un- . m ,,, M Bjr faith josh

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25 And Joseph took an Oath of the Children os Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my Bones from hence.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten Years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a Coffin in Egypt.

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