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Thus (<5ob IjatI) talicn amw tlje cattle of gour fatl)er, ani gioen

tl)em to me. And it came to pass at the time that the cattle con-
ceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold,
the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speckled,
and grizzled. And the angel of God spake imto me in a dream,
saying, Jacob : and I said. Here am I. And he said. Lift up now
thine eyes and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are
ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled : for 3 []avs seen all tijat
Caban boetl) unto tl)ee. I am the God of Beth-el, where thou
anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow imto me :
now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of
thy kindred.

And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of
my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy
country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee : I am
not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth,

tDl)icli tl)ou l)ast sl)eu3cb unto tliti scroant : for with my staff I

passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands.

And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him : and they wept. And he lifted up his eyes
and saw the women and the children, and said. Who are those with
thee ? And he said, The children tol)icl) t!3ob l)atl) graciousln

giuen tl)t} seruant.

And Joseph was brought down to Eg}"pt : and Potiphar, an
officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him
of the hands of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down
thither. And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous
man : and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And
his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that tl)C Corb

mabe all tl)at \)c bib to prosper in l)is l)anb.

And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a
place where the king's prisoners were bound : and he was there in
the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy,

and gatie l)im favour in t\)t sigljt of tlje keeper of tlje prison.

And the keeper of the pi-ison committed to Joseph's hand all the
prisoners that were in the prison ; and whatsoever they did there,
he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any-
thing that was imder his hand ; because the Lord was with him :

and that which he did, tl)e Corb ttiabe it to prosper.

Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that
stood by him ; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me :
and there stood no man Avith him, while Joseph made himself known
unto his brethren. And he wept aloud ; and the Egyptians and
the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren,
I am Joseph ; doth my father yet live ? And his brethren could



Genesis,
xxxii. 9, io.



Genesis,
xxxiii. 4, 5.



Genesis,
xxxix. 1-3.



Genesis,
xxxix. 20-23.



Genesis,
xlv. 1-8.



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Genesis,
xlviii. 14-16.



Genesis,
xlix. ^J-iiG.



Gen. 1.15-20.



not answer him ; for they were troubled at his presence. And Jo-
seph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you : and
they came near : and he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye
sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with
yourselves, that ye sold me hither : for (J5ob bib scnb mc before
gOXt to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in
the land ; and yet there are five years, in the which there shall
neither be earing nor harvest. And ©ob SCUt mc bcforc |10U,
to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives
by a great deliverance. So now it tons UOt JlOU tl)at SCUt mc
l)itl)Cr, but ©ob : anb l)e l)atl) mabc mc a^lkther to Pharaoh,
and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of

Egypt.

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon
Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Man-
asseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly ; for Manasseh was the
fir.st-born. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my
fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, tl)C ©ob Voljicl) tcb UtC oU

mti life long unto tijis ^iw, tl)c ^ngel u)l)icl) rebcemeb mc

from rtU euil, bless the lads ; and let my name be named on them,
and the name of my fathers Aljraham and Isaac ; and let them
grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fiaiitful bough by a well;
whose branches run over the wall : the archers have sorely grieved
him, and shot at him, and hated him : but his bow abode in strength,
and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of tlie
mighty God of Jacob : (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of
Israel :) even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and
by the Almiglity, u)l)o sljiiU blcGS tl}ec itiiti) bleGsliigG of l)eaiicn
obonc, blessinqs of tlje beep tl)at lietl) unbcr, blessings of tl)e

breasts anb of tl)e lOOmb : the bk-ssings of thy father have pre-
vailed above the blessings of my pi-ogenitors unto the utmost bound
of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, an<l
on the crown of the head of hiin that was separate from his
brethren.

And when Joseph's bretliren saw that their father was dead,
they said, Joseph will peradventurc hate us, and will certainly re
quite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a mes-
.senger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command U-fore lie died,
.saying, So shall ye say unto Jo.seph, Forgive, I pray thee now, tlie
trespass of thy brethren, and their sin ; fur they did unto tlieeevil:
and now, we j)ray thee, i'orgive the trespass of the servants of tlie
God of thy lather. And Joseph wept when they spake unto
him. An<l his brethren also went and fell down before his face :
and they said, Jieliold, we be thy servants. And Joseph said
unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But a.s



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for you, tic tliongI)t mil agaiuet mc; but ©ob mcont it unto

jgoob, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much j^eople
alive.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning,
and stand before Pharaoh ; lo, he cometh forth to the water ;
and say unto liira, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they
may serve me. Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I
will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and
upon thy people, and into thy houses : and the houses of the
Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground
whereon they are. And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen,
in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there ;

to tl)c nib t!]ou mancst kuoto tijat 3 am tj)c Corb in t\)c

tuibst of tl)C carti). And I will put a division between my
people and thy people : to-morrow shall this sign be. And
Lord did so ; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into
house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses and into all
land of Egypt : the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms
of flies.



the

the
the



And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand to-
ward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon
man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout
the land of Egypt. And Moses stretched forth his rod toward
heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along
upon the ground : and the Lord rained hail upon the land of
Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very
gi'ievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt
since it became a nation. And the hail smote throughout all the
land of Egypt all that was in the field", both man and beast, and
the hail smote every herb of the field and brake every tree of the
field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel
were, was there no hail. And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses
and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time : the Lord
is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. Entreat the Lord
(for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and
hail ; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no lonarer. And
Moses said unto him. As soon as I am



stay no longer.

out of the city.



gone



I Avill spread abroad my hands unto the Lord ; and the thunder shall
cease, neither shall there be any more hail : t\)at ti)Ott UlilgCSt

knou) l]ou) tljiU tl)e carti) is tl)c Corb's. But as for thee

and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the Lord
God. And the flax and the barley was smitten : for the barley
was in the ear, and the flax was boiled. But the wheat and the
rye were not smitten : for they were not grown up. And Moses
went out of the city fi-om Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands
unto the Lord : and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was
not poui-ed upon the earth.



Exodus,
viii. 20-i4.



Exodus,
ix. 22-33.



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Ex. X. 13-19.



Exodus,
xii. 35, 30.



Exodus,
XV. 23-26.



Ex. xxiii. 2j.



I,eviliciK«,

XXV. 1-7,

20-22.



And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over
the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the
land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the
hail hath left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of

Egypt, and the Lord brougl)t an cast toinb upon tl)c lanh all

that day, and all that night : and when it was morning, the east
wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the
land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt : very grievous
were they ; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither
after them shall be such. For they covei'ed the face of the whole
earth, so that the land was darkened ; and they did eat every herb
of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left :
and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs
of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste ; and he
said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and en-
treat the Lord your God that he may take away from me this death
only. And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the Lord.

And the Lord tumeb a migljts strong rocst vouxb which took

away the locusts, and cast them into the Pted sea : there remained
not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses :
and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of

gold, and raiment. And tl}e iLorb Qiwc t\)c pcoplc fanonr in tl)C

sigl]t of tl)C (Egnptinns, so that they lent unto them such things
as they required : and they spoiled the Egyptians.

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the
waters of Marah ; for they were bitter : therefore the name of it
was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, say-
ing, What shall we drink ? And he cried unto the Lord ; and the
Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters,
the waters were made sweet : there he made for them a statute and
an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said, If thou wilt dil-
igently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that
which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to liis commandments,

and keep all his statutes, J[ roill put nonc of tljcsc biscascs iipon
tlicc tDl]icl) 3 Ijaiic brougl)t upon tl)c Grgnptians: for jI am tl)c
l!orb tljat IjcalctI) tl)cc.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and 1)C sl)all blcGS tl)ll
brcab, aub tl)ij mater; anb 3 toill take sickness aiuaji from
tl)c miiist of tljcc.

And tilt' Loi-d spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into
the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto
the Lord. Six years thou shalt sow thy fichl, and six years thou
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tlie seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath
for the Lord : thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vine-
yard. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest, thou
shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed : for
it is a year of rest unto the land. And the sabbath of the land shall
be meat for you ; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid,
and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with
thee, and for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall

all the increase thereof be meat And if ye shall

say, What shall we eat the seventh year ? behold, we shall not sow
nor gather in our increase : tl)Cn H toill COmmanb tnn blcssiug

upon |iou in tl)c sixtl) ticar, anb it sljiUl bring forti) fruit for

tijrcc ncurs. And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old
fruit until the ninth year ; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the
old store.

If ye walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and

do them : then J toill gioc jiou rain in hne season, and the

land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield
their fruit : and your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and
the vintage shall reach unto the sowing-time ; and ye shall eat your
bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely, '^tiis 3 tnill gitJC
peace in tlje lanb, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you
afraid : and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the
sword go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies,
and tl)Cn sl)all fall before JJOU by the sword. And five of you
shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thou-
sand to flight : and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

For I will have respect unto you, anb make |]ou fruitful, anb

ntulti^jll} nou, and establish my covenant with you. And ye shall
eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

^\]e (3oh of tl)c spirits of all flcsl).

Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by
the way of the Red sea, as the Lord spake unto me : and we com-
passed mount Seir many days. And the Lord spake unto me, saying.
Ye have compassed this mountain long enough : turn you north-
ward. And command thou the people, saying. Ye are to pas"s
through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which
dwell in Seir ; and they shall be afraid of you : take ye good heed
unto yourselves therefore : meddle not with them : for 3 toill not
giue nou of tijeir liinb, no, not so much as a foot-breadth; be-
cause J Ijaue gioen mount Seir unto ©sau for a possession.

Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat ; and ye
shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink. For
the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand :
he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness : these forty
years the Lord thy God hath been with thee : thou hast lacked
nothing.



Leviticus,
xxvi. 3-10.



Numbers,
xxvii. 16.

Deut. ii.



10



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And when we passed by from our brethren the children of
Esau, wliich dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath,
and from Ezion-gaber, we turned and passed by the way of the
wilderness of Moab. And the Lord said unto me, Distress not the
Moabites, neither contend with them in battli» : for 3 U)iU UOt ([\VC

tl)cc of tl)civ liinb for a possession ; bcciuisc 3 l)auc gfncn
'^r unto tl)c cl]ilbrcn of Cot for a possession. The Emims
dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall as
the Anakims ; which also w^ere accounted giants, as the Anakims;
but the Moabites call them Emims. The Ilorims also dwelt in
Seir before-time, but the children of Esau succeeded them, \\licii
they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in tliiir
stead ; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, tnljicl) tl)e £orb
QttVC unto ti)ein. Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook
Zered : and we went over the brook Zefed. And the space in which
we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook
Zered, was thirty and eight years ; until all the generation of the
men of war were w^asted out from among the host, as the Lord
sware unto them. For indeed the liand of the Lord was against
them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were con-
sumed.

So it came to pass, when all the men of Avar were consumed
and dead from among the people, that the Lord spake unto
me, saying. Thou ai't to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moal),
this day : and when thou comest nigh over against the children of
Amnion, distress them not, nor meddle with them : for J ruill UOt

gine tl)ee of tl)e lanb of tlje djilbren of '^mmon ann possess-
ion; because 3 Ijaue giuen it unto tl)c cl]ilbren of tiot for a

possession. (Tliat also was accounted a land of giants : giants
dwelt therein in old time; and the xVmmonites call tliem Zaiiizuiu-
mims ; a people great, and many, and tall as the Anakims ; but tlje
iloxh bestroncb tl)em before tljcm; and they succeeded tli.in,
and dwelt in their stead : as he did to the ehildreti of Esau, which

dwelt in Seir, rul)en l)e bestroneb tl)e t)orims from before tl)cm ;
and they succeeded them, and" dwelt in their stead even unto this
day : and the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Az/.ah, the
Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed tluMU, and
dwelt in their stead.) Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over
the liver Arnoii: behold, 3 \)avc giucu iuto {\)\) \](\\\b Gil)on tl)e
QVmorite, king of Ijesljbon, tinb l)is iaub : begin u> possess it,

and contend with him in battle. This day will I begin to put the
dread of thee and the fear of thee uj)on the nations that are under
the whole heaven, who shall hear rejiort of thee, and shall treml)le,
and be in anguish because of thee.

And 1 sent messengers out of the wilderne.ss of Kedemoth
unto Sihon king of ITeshbon with words of peace, saying, Let me
pass through thy land: I will go along by the highway, I will
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meat for money, that I may eat ; and give me water for money, that
I may drink : only I will pass through on my feet ; (as the children
of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar,
did unto me ;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which
the Lord our God giveth us. But Sihon king of Heshbon would
not let us pass by him: for the Lord thy God hardened his spirit,
and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy
hand, as appeareth this day. And the Lord said unto me. Behold,
I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee : begin to pos-
sess, that thou mayest inherit his land. Then Sihon came out
against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. ^nh tl)C Corb
our ©ob bcliocrcb l)im before us; and we smote him, and his
sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time,
and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones
of every city, we left none to remain : only the cattle we took for
a j^rey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
From Ai-oer wddch is by the brink of the river of Arnou, and from
the city that is by the river, even imto Gilead, there was not one
city too strong for us : tl)C Corb our (5ob bcIiDcrcb all uuto US :

only unto the land of the children of Ammun thou earnest not, nor
unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the moun-
tains, nor unto whatsoever the Lord our God forbade us.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God
led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to
prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest
keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suf-
fered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest
not, neither did thy fathers know ; tl)at !]C tnigl)t make t!)CC kUOU)

tljat man boti) not line bn breab only, bnt bn cncrr) roorb tijat
procecbcti) out of tl)e moutl) of tl]c jLorb bofl) man line. Thy

raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these
forty years.

Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God : for it is l)e t\]Clt ginetl)
ll]ee |]OU)er to get mealtl], that he may establish his covenant
which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's
thy God, the earth also, Avith all that therein is.

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently imto
my commandments which I command you this day, to love the
Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and wnth all

your soul, that 3 toill gine nou tl)e rain of tionr lanb in l)is 'bm

season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather
in thy corn, and thy w^ine, and thine oil. QVnb Jf U)iU senb grass
in t\)X) fielbs for thy cattle, that thou may est eat and be full.
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye
turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them ; and then the



Deuteron.
viii. 2-J.



Deut. viii. 18.



Deut. X. 14.



Deuteron.
xi. 13-17.



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Deuteroti.
xxxii. G-9.



Deuteron.
xxxii. 39.



Joshua, ii. II



Jo.shiia,
X. 40-4i.



.lo.shua,
xxi. 43-4").



iv. 1-17.



Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and lie shut up the heaven,
that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit ; and
lest ye perish quickly from oft' the good land which the Lord giveth
you.

Do ye thus requite the Lord, foolish people and unwise ? is
not he thy father that hath bought thee ? hath he not made thee,
and established thee ? Remember the days of old, consider the
years of many generations : ask thy father, and he will shew thee ;
thy elders, and they will tell thee. When the Most High biyibcb
to tl)C nations tl)cir inl)critancc, when he separated the sons of

Adam, |)c sct tl)c bounbs of tl)e pcoj]lc acrorbing to tl)c num-
ber of tl)C cljilbrcn of ilsrnci. For the Lord's portion is his
people ; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no God with me :
I kill, and I make alive ; I wound, and I heal : neither is there any
that can deliver out of my hand.

The Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth
beneath.

Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south,
and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings : he left
none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord
God of Israel commanded. And Joshua smote them from Kadesh-
barnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto
Gibeon. And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one

time; because tl)c £orb &oh of Israel fougI)t for Jsraei.

And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to
give unto their fathers : and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.
And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he
sware unto their fathers : and there stood not a man of all their
enemies before them: tl)e tox'is belincreb all tl)eir enemies into

tl)eir l)anb. There failed not aught of any good thing which the
Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel ; all came to pass.

And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the
Lord when Ehud was dead. And tl)e £orb solb tl)em into tl)e
l);inb of Jabin king of QTanaan tliat reigned in Iluzor, the
captain uf whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in llarosheth of the
Gentiles. And the children of Israel cried unto the. Lord ; for he
had nine hundred chariots of iron ; and twenty years he mightily
oppre.s.sed the children of Israel.

And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged
Israel at that time. And she dwelt under the palm-tree of Debo-
rah, lietwoen Ramah and Beth-el in mount Ephraim : and the chil-
dren of I.srael came up to her for judgment. And she sent and
called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said
unto him. Hath not the Lord God of Tsrat-l C(Mnmandod, saying.
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sand men of the children of Naphtali, and of the children of Zebu-
lun ? Q\.nb 3 u)iU tivavo nnto tl] cc, to tl]c rincr Kisljon, Siscra
tl)C captain of Cabin's armii, roiti) l)is cliariots anb l)is multi-
tube; anb 3 mill bcliocr Ijim into tljinc l]anb. And Barak said

unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt
not go with me, then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go



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