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event; if, therefore, I shall be robbed of my sons, let me be robbed; go you on, and do as the necessity of the business requireth.

XLI. 32 Because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Jebreres. Because the Egyptians held it unlawful to eat with the Hebrews; chiefly, for the diferences of their religion ; for the Hebrews were wont to sacrifice those creatures, which the Egyptians worshipped.

XLIV. 4 Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good ? Up, follow after them; and, when thou dost overtake them, make this merry and officious lie for my sake: Ask them, in dissimulation, Why have ye, &c.

XLIV. 5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh and whereby indeed he divineth? Is not that, which you have stolen, the cup of special note and use for my master; both for his table, and, according to the manner of the Egyptian magicians, for divination and soothsaying?

XLIV. 15 IVot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine ? Could you think any otherwise of me, being a peer of Egypt, but that I could by divination find out your offence ?

XLV. 8 And he hath made me a father to Pharaoh. God hath made me, not only a counsellor of state to Pharaoh, but a means of preservation of his court and kingdom, &c.

XLV. 12 That it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. You see and perceive by my language, that I am your brother Joseph, that speak unto you.

XLV. 18 And I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. I will give you the most commodious and fruitful part of the land of Egypt, to dwell in ; and ye shall be partakers of the best profits of the country.

XLV. 26 And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. And Jacob swooned with sudden astonishment, at this news of Joseph, and the mention of his name.

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XLVI. 4 And Joseph shall put his hand

eyes. And Joseph shall close up thine eyes, when thou diest.

XLVI. 34 For every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians. For every sheep-keeper, not out of pride, but superstition, is abominable to the Egyptians.

XLVII. 6 The land of Egypt is before thee. Take thee the choice of the whole land of Egypt. Ibid. And if thou knowvest any men of activity among them.

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XLVII. 9 The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years. The whole time of my life, which to me hath been as a continued pilgrimage, both in respect of my many habitations, and of that one fixed habitation which abides for me above, &c.

XLVII. 31 And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. And Jacob raised himself upon his pillow, to give thanks to God.

XLVIII. 5 Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine. Manasseh and Ephraim shall be, not as my grandchildren, but even as my own; and shall have a portion of inheritance among their brethren, as if they had come immediately out of my own loins.

XLVIII. 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. But thy other children, if any shall be since born unto thee, shall carry thy name; and look for their portion under the title of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.

XLVIII. 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. And Joseph took them away from his father's knees, to set them in that order, wherein he desired the blessing might be given them; which done, he bowed himself to the ground, in a reverent and humble manner to crave this blessing from his father.

XLVIII. 16 The angel which redeemed me, &c. And let my name be named on them. That angel of the covenant, the Son of God, which hath delivered, &c. Let them be numbered among the patriarchs of God's people, as my sons, &c.

XLVIII. 22 I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite. I give thee one portion, according to the privilege of the birthright above thy brethren : the city and territories of Shechem, which, after that my sons had taken from the Hivites, I maintained by strong hand against the Amorites.

XLIX. 1 That I may tell you that which shall befal you in the What shall come to pass in the following times, both soon upon my departure, and many ages after.

XLIX. 3 Thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength.

Thou wert both begotten in the prime of my strength, and wert the first of my sons in whom my strength consisteth : having as

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then all the privileges of the first born; pre-eminence over thy brethren, and a double portion above them.

XLIX. 4 Thou shalt not excel. Thou art run abroad as water, that is spilt, which cannot be gathered up; thou shalt no more be eminent above thy brethren, &c.

XLIX. 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. Simeon and Levi, which have too well consented together to do mischief, and were instruments of much cruelty in their agreement against the Shechemites.

XLIX. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall. Let not my soul join with them in their consultations; neither let my reputation depend upon their meeting, which my heart abhorred; for in their wrath they slew the Shechemites, and in their self-will brake down the walls of their city.

XLIX. 7 I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. They shall have no certain habitations allowed to their tribes, but shall be mingled with their other brethren.

XLIX. 8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise. Judah, according as thy name imports, thou shalt have praise from thy brethren, who shall acknowledge thy princedom, in thy posterity, over them, &c.

XLIX. 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a larogiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come ; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Judah shall have a known distinct tribe amongst his brethren and governors in the kingdom, of the same line, to bear rule until the time of Messiah coming; and the people shall yield their obe. dience to him.

XLIX. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine ; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: He shall so abound with wines, that he shall load his asses with grapes, and even wash his garments with the juice of them.

XLIX. 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. His posterity shall be abundantly furnished with wine and milk, vineyards and pastures.

XLIX. 13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships. Zebulun shall be commodiously situated for his traffic, by the sea side towards Zidon.

XLIX. 14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens. Issachar shall be laborious and strong, more fit for subjection than command; and shall yield himself willingly to all impositions of Labour and tributes.

XLIX. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan, though, he be the son of a bondwoman, yet shall attain unto the dignity of ruling amongst the tribes of Israel; and shall afford some that shall

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government. XLIX. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels. His posterity shall enlarge their bounds, and prevail more by subtlety than strength; and therefore shall be like the serpent, &c.

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XLIX. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord. And though this tribe shall pass through many oppressions and grievances, yet, O Lord, I do constantly expect thy gracious deliverance of him.

XLIX. 19 Gud, a troop shall overcome him : but he shall overcome at the last. Gad shall be sore annoyed with the Ammonites, and other neighbouring nations, but shall at last prevail.

XLIX. 20 Out of Asher his breud shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. Concerning Asher, he shall be seated in a place of great fruitfulness and delicacy.

XLIX. 21 Napthali is a hind let loose : he giveth goodly words. Napthali shall be both swift to war, and yet gentle, and friendly to embrace and maintain peace.

XLIX. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well ; whose branches run over the wall: Joseph shall be as a fruitful bough, set beside a fountain, whose branches shall run upon the wall, and have benefit of the reflection.

XLIX. 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: His enemies bent themselves against him, as an archer doth his bow to shoot at a mark; and wrought all the mischief they could against him :

XLIX. 24 But his bow abode in strength, &c. Of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Isruel.) But his strength was able to match them in their own kind, &c. The God of Jacob, of whom and by whom Joseph was appointed, as a nourisher and refuge unto Israel.

XLIX. 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors into the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. The blessing of me, thy father, shall be the stronger upon thee, by being added unto the blessing of Abraham and Isaac, which all do light upon thee; and shall continue as long as there are hills upon the earth.

XLIX. 27 Benjamin shall ruvin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil. Benjamin shall be fierce and terrible in bis wars, devouring his

enemies as a wolf his prey; and shall have his whole time taken up with the division and improving of the spoil. L. 3 And the Egyptians mourned

for him threescore and ten days. And the Egyptians bewailed him seventy days; whereof the forty days of embalming were a part.

L. 17 Forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. Forgive the trespass of them, which, besides the bonds of nature, are tied unto thee with so near bonds of religion.

L. 19 Fear not : for am I in the place of God? Fear not: for is not all this done by the will and disposition of that wise and holy God, which ordained this to good ?

L. 23 The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. The sons of Machir were a comfort to Joseph, their grandfather, in their education ; who brought them up, and took pleasure in them.

L. 25 And ye shall carry up my bones from hence. Ye shall, when ye depart out of Egypt, carry my bones hence with you, and bury them in the promised land.

EXODUS. 1. 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. A new king, for his laws and manner of government, which unthankfully forgot the great service, which Joseph had done to the kingdom and crown of Egypt.

I. 11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens, Therefore did they set over them taskmasters, of their own nation, that their cruelty might have the better pretence.

I. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives. God therefore prospered the midwives, because, out of a religious fear, they refrained from that cruel practice enjoined them, &c.

II, 4 And his Sister stood afar off. His sister Miriam stood afar off, &c.

II. 11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown. And in those days, when Moses was now grown up to his best age, and was forty years old.

II. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he sam that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, &c. And, though he knew he had a secret calling to deliver the Israel. ites, yet because it was not publicly known, he carried himself wa. rily in this business, and looked round about, &c.

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