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Joseph comforts his brethren: CHAP. L.
lus age and death. also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were 25 And Joseph took an oath of the chil brought up upon Joseph's knees. dren of Israel, saying, God will surely vi.
24° And Joseph said unto his brethren, sit you, and ye shall carry up my bones I die : and God will surely visit you, and from hence. bring you out of this land, unto the land 26 | So Joseph died, being a hundred which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and and ten years old : and they embalmed to Jacob.
him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
1 The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS.
1. 18 And the king of Egypt called for TOW these are the names of the chil- the midwives, and said unto them, Why
, Egypt;, every man and his household the men-children alive? came with Jacob.
19 And the midwives said unto Phara2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, oh, Because the Hebrew women are not 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, as the Egyptian women; for they are live4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. ly, and are delivered ere the midwives
5 And all the souls that came out of the come in unto them. Joins of Jacob were seventy souls : for 20 Therefore God dealt well with the Joseph was in Egypt already.
midwives : and the people multiplied, 6 Ånd Joseph died, and all his brethren, and waxed very mighty. and all that generation.
21 And it came to pass, because the 7 And the children of Israel were midwives feared God, that he made them, fruitful, and increased abundantly, and houses. multiplied, and waxed exceeding miglny; 22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, and the land was filled with them. saying, Every son that is born ye shall
8 Now there arose up a new king over cast into the river, and every daughter ye Egypt, which knew not Ioseph. shall save alive. 9 And he said unto his people, Behold,
CHAP. II. the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
Levi, and took to wife a daughter of 10 Come on, let us deal wisely with Levi. them, lest they multiply, and it come to 2 And the woman conceived and bare pass, that, when there falleth out any war, a son: and when she saw him that he was they join also unto our enemies, and fight a goodly child, she hid him three months. against us, and so get them upoutof the land. 3 And when she could not longer hide
11 Therefore they did set over them him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, taskmasters, to afflict them with their bur- and daubed it with slime and with pitch, dens. And they built for Pharaoh trea- and put the child therein; and she said it sure-cities, Pithom, and Raamses. in the flags by the river's brink.
12 But the more they afflicted them, 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit the more they multiplied and grew.. And what would be done to him. they were grieved because of the children 5 T And the daughter of Pharaoh came of Israel.
down to wash herself at the river; and her 13 And the Egyptians made the chil- maidens walked along by the river's side : dren of Israel to serve with rigour. and wben she saw the ark among the
14 And they made their lives bitter flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. with hard bondage, in mortar, and in & And when she had opened it, she saw brick, and in all manner of service in the the child : and, behold, the babe wept. field: all their service wherein they made And she had compassion on hiin, and said, them serve was with rigour.
This is one of the Hebrews' children. 15 And the king of Egypt spake to the 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's Hebrew midwives (of which the name daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may other Puah;)
nurse the child for thee? 16 And he said, When ye do the office 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, of midwise to the Hebrew women, and Go. And the maid went and called the see them upon the stools; if it be a son, child's mother. then ye shall kill him; but if it be a
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto daughter, then she shall live.
her, Take this child away and nurse it for 17 But the midwives feared God, and me and I will give thee thy wages. And did not as the king of Egypt commanded the woman took the child and nursed it. them, but saved the inen-children alive. 10 And the child grew, and she brought
Moses flees from Egypt.
EXODUS. He is sent to deliver Israel. nim unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he be- of the desert, and came to the mountain of came her son. And she called his name God, even to Horeb. Moses : and she said, Because I drew him 2 'And the angel of the Lord appeared out of the water.
unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst 11 | Andit came to pass in those days, of a bush; and he looked, and, behold the when Moses was grown, that he went out bush burned with fire, and the bush was unto his brethren, and looked on their bur- not consuined. dens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
and see this great sight, why the bush is 12 And he looked this way and that not burned, way, and when he saw that there was no 4 And when the LORD saw that he turnman, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in ed aside to see, God called unto him out the sand,
of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, 13 And when he went out the second Moses. And he said, Here am I. day, behold, two men of the Hebrews 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither : strove together: and he said to him that put off thy shoes from off thy fect; for the did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou place whereon thou standestis holy ground. thy fellow?
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of 14 And he said, who made thee a thy father, the God of Abraham, the God prince and a judge over us ? intendest thou of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moto kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? ses bid his face; for he was afraid to look And Moses feared, and said, Surely this God. thing is known.
7 | And the LORD said, I have surely 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, seen the affliction of my people which are he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled in Egypt, and have heard their cry by from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in reason of their taskmasters; for I know the land of Midian: and he sat down by their sorrows: a well.
8 And I am come down to deliver them 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to daughters : and they came and drew wa- bring them up out of that land, unto a good ter, and filled the troughs to water their land, and a large, unto a land flowing with father's flock.
milk and honey; unto the place of the 17 And the shepherds came and drove Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the them away: but Moses stood up and help- Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hied them, and watered their flock. vites, and the Jebusites.
18 And when they came to Reuel their 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the father, he said, How is it that ye are come children of Israel is come unto me: and I so soon to-day?
have also seen the oppression wherewith 19. And they said, An Egyptian deli- the Egyptians oppress them. vered us out of the hand of the shepherds, 10 Come now therefore, and I will send and also drew water enough for us, and thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring watered the flock.
forth my people, the children of Israel, out 20 And he said unto his daughters, And of Egypt. where is he? why is it that ye have left 11 | And Moses said unto God, Who the man ? call him, that he may eat bread. am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and
21 And Moses was content to dwellihat I should bring forth the children of with the man: and he gave Moses, Zippo- Israel out of Egypt? rah his daughter.
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with 22 And she bare him a son, and he call- thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, 1 ed his name Gershom; for he said, I have that I have sent thee : When thou hast been a stranger in a strange land. brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye
23 | And it came to pass, in process of shall serve God upon this mountain. time, that the king of Egypt died: and 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, the children of Israel sighed by reason of when I come unto the children of Israel, the bondage, and they cried; and their cry and shall say unto them, The God of your came up unto God, by reasonofthe bondage. fathers hath sent me unto you; and they
24 And God heard their groaning, and shall say to me, What is his name? What God remembered his covenant with Abra- shall I say unto them? ham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM 25 And God looked upon the children THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt of Israel, and God had respect unto them. thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM CHAP. III.
hath sent me unto you. OW Moses kept the flock of Jethro 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, ian: and he led the dock to the back side Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the
His rod turned into a serpent : CHAP. IV. Aaron appointed to assist him. God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and bosom again. And he put his hand into the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: his bosom again, and plucked it out of his this is my name for ever, and this is my bosom, and behold, it was turned again as memorial unto all generations.
his other flesh. 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will together, and say unto them, The LORD not believe thee, neither hearken to the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, voice of the first sign, that they will beof Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, lieve the voice of the latter sign. saying, I have surely visited you, and seen 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will that which is done to you in Egypt: not believe also these two signs, neither
17 And I have said, I will bring you up hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt out of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land take of the water of the river, and pour it of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and upon the dry land: and the water which the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the thou takest out of the river shall become Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land blood upon the dry land. flowing with milk and honey.
10 T And Moses said unto the LORD, O 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice; my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither hereand thou shalt come, thou and the elders tofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a shall say unto him, The LORD God of the slow tongue. Hebrews hath met with us; and now let 11 And the Lord said unto him, Who us go (we beseech thee) three days' jour- hath made man's mouth? or who maketh ncy into the wilderness, that we may sa- the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the crifice to the Lord our God.
blind? have not I the Lord ? 19 | And I am sure that the king of 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt
say. 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray smite Egypt with all my wonders which 1 thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt will do in the midst thercof: and after send. that he will let you go.
14 T And the anger of the LORD was 21 And I will give this people favour in kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall he can speak well. And also,behold, he not go empty :
cometh forth to meet thee: and when he 27 But every woman shall borrow of seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels put words in his mouth: and I will be with of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will them upon your sons, and upon your daugh- teach you what ye shall do. ters: and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. 16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto CHAP. IV.
the people : and he shall be, even he shall hold, they will not believe me, nor shalt be to him instead of God. hearken unto my voice : for they will say, 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine The Lord hath not appeared unto thee. hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
2 And the LORD said unto him, What is 18 | And Moses went and returned to that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto
3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return And he cast it on the ground, and it became unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and a serpent : and Moses fled from before it. see whether they be yet alive. And Je
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put thro said to Moses, Go in peace. forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. 19 And the Lord said unto Moses in And he put forth his hand, and caught it, Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the and it became a rod in his hand : men are dead which sought thy life.
5 That they may believe that the LORD 20 And Moses took his wife, and his God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, sons, and set them upon an ass, and he the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, returned to the land of Egypt. And Mohath appeared unto thee.
ses took the rod of God in his hand. 6 TAnd the LORD said furthermore unto 21 | And the LORD said unto Moses, him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. When thou goest to return into Egypt, see And he put his hand into his bosom: and that thou do all those wonders before Phawhen he took it out, behold, his hand was raoh which I have put in thine hand: but leprous as snow;
I will harden bis heart, that he shall not 7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy let the people go.
, , , and thou
The Isracliies' task increased. EXODUS.
Moses complains to God. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof: even my first-bom.
for they be idle ; therefore they cry, say23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, ing, Let us go qnd sacrifice to our God. that he may serve me: and if thou refuse 9 Let there more work be laid upon the to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, men, that they may labour therein: and even thy first-born.
let them not regard vain words. 24 T`And it came to pass by the way
in 10 And the taskmasters of the people the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought wentout, and their officers, and they spake to kill him.'
to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, I will not give you straw. and cut off the foreskin of her son, and 11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a find it : yet not aught of your work shall bloody husband art thou to me.
be diminished. 26 °So he let him go : then she said, A 12 So the people were scattered abroad bloody husband thou art, because of the throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather circumcision.
stubble instead of straw. 27 | And the LORD said to Aaron, Go 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, into the wilderness to meet Moses. And saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, he went, and met him in the mount of God, as when there was straw. and kissed him.
14 And-the officers of the children of 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had of the LORD who had sent him, and all the set over them, were beaten, and demandsigns which he had commanded him. ed, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your
29 | And Moses and Aaron went, and task in making brick, both yesterday and gathered together all the elders of the to-day, as heretofore ? children of Israel.
15 | Then the officers of the children 30 And Aaron spake all the words which of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with the signs in the sight of the people. thy servants ?
31 T And the people believed: and *16 There is no straw given unto thy when they heard that the Lord had visited servants, and they say to us, Make brick: the children of Israel, and that he had look- and behold, thy servants are beaten; but ed upon their affliction, then they bowed the fault is in thine own people. their heads and worshipped.
17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle : CHAP. V.
therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacriAND afterward Moses and has some went fice to the here for
18 Go therefore now, and work: for Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, there shall no straw be given you, yet shall that they may hold a feast unto me in the ye deliver the tale of bricks. wilderness.
19 | And the officers of the children of 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, Israel did see that they were in evil case, that I should obey his voice to let Israel after it was said, Ye shall not minish aught go? I know not the LORD, neither will I from your bricks of your daily task. let Israel go.
20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who 3 And they said, The God of the He- stood in the way, as they came forth from brews hath met with us : let us go, we pray Pharaoh : thee, three days' journey into the desert, 21 And they said unto them, The LORD and sacrifice unto the Lord our God ; lest look upon you, and judge ; because ye he fall upon us with pestilence, or with have made our savour to be abhorred in the the sword.
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, servants, to put a sword in their hand to Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let slay us. the people from their works? get you 22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, unto your burdens.
and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the evil-entreated this people ? why is it that people of the land now are many, and ye thou hast sent me ? make them rest from their burdens.
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same in thy name, he hath done evil to this peoday the taskmasters of the people, and ple : neither hast thou delivered thy peotheir oihcers, saying,
ple at all. 7 Ye shall no more give the people
THEN the them go and gather straw for themselves. 8 And the tale of the bricks which they raoh: for with a strong hand shall he let
God reneæs his promise,
and encourages Moses. them go, and with a strong hand shall he 17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, and drive them out of his land.
Shimi, according to their families. 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said 18 And the sons of Kohath ; Amram, into bin, I am the Lord :
and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto the years of the life of Kohath were Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God hundred thirty and three years. Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali was I not known to them.
and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, 4 And I have also established my cove-according to their generations. nant with them, to give them the land of 20 And Amram took him Jochebeu his Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, father's sister to wife; and she bare him wherein they were strangers.
Aaron and Moses. And the years of the 5 And I have also heard the groaning life of Amram were a hundred and thirty of the children of Israel, whom the Egyp- and seven years. tians keep in bondage: and I have re 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and membered my covenant.
Nepheg, and Zichri. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of 22 And the sons of Uzziel ; Mishael, Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring and Elzaphan, and Zithri. you out from under the burdens of the 23 And Aaron tdok him Elisheba daughEgyptians, and I will rid you out of their ter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon to bondage, and I will redeem you with a wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, stretched-out arm, and with great judg- Eleazar and Ithamar. ments :
24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and 7 And I will take you to me for a peo- Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the faple, and I will be to you a God : and ye milies of the Korhites. shall know that I am the LORD your God, 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him which bringeth you out from under the one of the daughters of Putiel to wife ; and burdens of the Egyptians.
she bare him Phinehas: these are the 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, heads of the fathers of the Levites, accordconcerning the which I did swear to give ing to their families. it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to and I will give it you for an heritage: I am whom the LORD said, Bring out the chilthe LORD.
dren of Israel from the land of Egypt ac9 And Moses spake so unto the children cording to their armies. of Israel: but they hearkened not unto 27 These are they which spake to Pha. Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel raoh king of Egypt, to bring out the chilbondage.
dren of Israel from Egypt: these are that 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Moses and Aaron. saying,
28 And it came to pass on the day when 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of the Lord spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go Egypt, out of his land.
29 That the Lord spake unto Moses, 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto saying, Behold, the children of Israel have Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto not hearkened unto me ; how then shall thee. Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircum 30 And Moses said before the LORD, cised lips?
Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and 13 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge
CHAP. VII. raoh king of Egypt, to bring the children have made thee a god to Pharaoh : of Israel out of the land of Egypt. and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
14 These be the heads of their fathers' 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command bouses: The sons of Reuben the first-born thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak of Israel ; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben. Israel out of his land.
15 And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zo- and multiply my signs and my wonders in har, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish the land of Egypt. woman: these are the families of Simeon. 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto
16 | And these are the names of the you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, cons of Levi, according to their genera- and bring forth mine armies, and my peo tions; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.ple the Children of Israel, out of the land And the years of the life of Levi were alof Egypt, by great judgments. bundred thirty and seven years.
5 And the Egyptians shall know that I