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Questions.o-Were Jacob and his sons comfortable in the land of Egypt? Ans. Yes.] What part of the country did king Pharaoh give them to live in ? [Ans. The land of Goshen.] What did Jacob command his son Joseph to do when he thought he was near dying? [Ans. To bury him with his fathers.]. Where were Abraham and Isaac buried? [ Ans. In the cave of Machpelab.) What country was that in ? [Ans. Capaan.] Whom did Jacob bless before he died? (Ans. All his sons.] How old was Jacob when he died ? [Ans. An hundred and forty-seven years.] Did Jacob keep to his yow, that he would never worship idols ? [A s. Yes.] Did not the Lord perform his promise to be with him whereever he went ? [Ans. Yes! Was not Joseph greatly grieved for bis father's death? [Ans. Yes.] Did he take his body to Canaan to be buried ? (Ans. Yes. Did Joseph and his bretbren continue in Egypt after Jacob's death ? [Ans. Yes,] How did Joseph behave to them ? [Ans. Very kindly.] What did he make his brethren promise before he died? (Ans. To carry his bones with them.] Where did be

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LECTURE IX.

Instruction.---After Joseph's death the families of Jacob's sons increased very inuch, and as they all came from Jacob they were called the children of Israel, and Israelites, according to the name which God had given Jacob; but the Egyptians called them Hebrews. And there were great numbers of the Israelites in Egypt, so that many years afterwards, when there came another Pharaoh who knew not Joseph, he used them very unkindly, treating them like slaves, and making them do all manner of hard service. And when this wicked king saw that the people of Israel increased in spite of his ill usage, he gave a coinmand that every son that was born among them should be thrown into the river. But tbere was amongst the Israelites a good woman of the tribe of Levi, whose name was Jochebed, the wife of Amram, who had a little boy, and she hid him five months, and when she could hide him no longer, she resolved to trust hini 10 God, trusting that he would hear her prayers, and save her

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babe from the cruel Egyptians; so Jochebed made a little ark of bulrushes, and put the child into it; and his sister Miriam stood to watch, to see what would become of him. Just after the child was laid by the river's side, Pharaoh's daughter came that way with her maidens, and when she saw the ark she sent one of them to fetch it, and when she had opened it, the babe wept, and she had compassion upon him, and said, “ This is one of the Hebrews' cbildren." Then Miriam, his sister, asked Pharaoh's daughter whether she should fetch one of the Hebrew women to nurse him? And when the princess consented, Miriam went and called Jochebed, and Pharaoh's daughter told her she would give her wages for nursing him ; so Jochebed took her child, and be staid with her till he was a great boy, and then Pharaohs daughter chose to take him home to her ; and the princess called him Moses, and treated him as her

But when he was grown a man, Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, because all the Egyptians worshipped idols, and his mother had taught him that he belonged to the Israelites, who were the chosen people of God. And Moses rather chose to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy pleasure, riches, and honour, with those who worshipped idols ; so he left Egypt and dwelt in the land of Midian, and Moses married Zipporab the daughter of Jethro, the priest of Midian. And Moses had a brother named Aaron.

Questions.---Did the families of Jacob's sons increase after his death ? [Ans. Yes.] Did they continue to do so after Joseph's death? [Ans. Yes.] What were they called all together ? [Ans. The children of Israel.] Who was Israel? [Ans. Jacob.] Who were the Israelites ? [Ans. The people of Israel.] What did the Egyptians call them? [Ans. Hebrews.] Did there come a king who knew nothing of Joseph ? [Ans. Yes.] By what name were all the kings of Egypt called ? [Ans. Pharaoh.) Wbat was the name of the woman who hid her son, and put him in an ark of bulrushes ? [ Ans. Jochebed.] What was her husband's name? [Ans. Āmram.] Who found the babe, and took pity upon him [ Ans. Pharaoh's daughter.] What name did Pharaoh's daughter give him ? [Ins. Moses.] What did Pharaoh's daughter call him when his mother had done nursing him? [Ans. Her son.] Did Moses, when he became a man, like to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter ?' [Ans. No.] What did be rather choose to suffer ? [Ans. Affliction with the people of

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God.] Who were they? [Ans. The Israelites.] What was the name of Moses's wife ? [Ans. Zipporah.] What was his father-in-law's name? [Ans. Jethro.] What Jethro? [Ans. Priest of Midian.) What was the name of Moses's brother? [Ans. Aaron.] What was his sister's name? [Anst Miriam.]

Instruction. After the first of the Pharaofis who made slaves of the Israelites was dead, there came another Pharaoh who was a very wicked man, and he used them still worse, and made their lives quite wretched, so they cried to God, beseeching him to deliver them, and the Lord hearkened to their prayer, and appeared unto Moses in a burning bush, as he was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, at Mount Horeb. And the Lord commanded Moses to go into Egypt and tell the people of Israel that he would certainly deliver them, and bring them ivto a land flowing with milk and honey, the land of Canaan, as he had promised to their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac,' and Jacob. After this the Lord appeared again to Moses, and ordered him to go with Aaron, his brother, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto bim, “ Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.” And Moses and Aaron went to. Pharaoh as the Lord commanded; but Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey his voice? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go." Then Pharaoh commanded, the same day; that more work should be given to the people of Israel, for he set his heart to disobey the commandments of the Lordi

Questions.--How did the next Pharaoh use the Israelites? [Ans. Very cruelly.! Was Moses a good man when he grew op? [Ans. Yes] Did God take pity upon his people when the Egyptians used them ill ? [Ans. Yes.] How did the Lord appear to Moses? [ Ans. In a burning bush.] What promise did God send to them by Moses ? [ Ans. That he would deliver them from the Egyptians.] What command did God send to Pharaoh? [Aris. That he should let his people go, that they might serve bim.] Who were sent with this command ? [ Ans. Moses and Aaron ] Did Pharaoh obey the Lord ? [Ans. No.) What did he say? [Ans. That he would not let the people go.] How did he treat them afterwards ? [Ans. More cruelly than before.] Was he not a very wicked man? [Ans. Yeş.]

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Questions.---Did the families of Jacob's sons increase di his death? [Ans. Yes.] Did they continue. to do so al Joseph's death? (Ans. Yes.] What were they call's together! [ Ans. The children of Israel.] Who was litan [ Àns. Jacob.] Who were the Israelites ? [Ans. The pain of Israel.] What did the Egyptians call them? [A7s. E brews.] Did there come a king who knew nothing of a seph ? [Ans. Yes.] By what name were all the kings Egypt called ? [Ans. Pharaoh.) What was the name of a woman who hid her son, and put him in an ark of bulrusha [Ans. Jochebed.) What was her husband's name: [des Amram.) Who found the babe, and took pity upon him [ Ans. Pharaoh's daughter.] What name did Pharaoh's daugh ter give him? [dns. Moses.] What did Pharaoh's daughte call him when his mother had done nursing hin? [Ans. He cather choose to suffer ? [ Ans. Affliction with the people of Israel go, the Lord wrought many wonderful signs to shew

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to the Egyptians and to all the earth, that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is the only true God. Whenever Moses, as the minister of the Lord, stretched forth a stick which he carried in his hand, and which was called the Rod of God, the Lord wrought a miracle or sign to shew forth his almighty power, and to punish the Egyptians; but none of these plagues fell upon the people of Israel.

And these are the plagues which came upon the Egyptians when Moses, by the command of the Lord, day after day, stretched forth his rod, and called for the plagues, in the sight of Pharaoh and all his servants.

1. The river and all the water of the land was turned into blood, so that the fish that were in the river died. tá 2. Frogs came up upon all the land, and into the houses, eveo into the king's chamber.

3. The dust of the land was turned into lice, which tormented man and beast.

4. Dreadful swarms of flies, which bred corruption in the land.

5. Murrain upon beasts, which destroyed the cattle of -Egypt. 1. 6. Boils and blains upon man and beast.

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8. Swarms of locusts, which ate up every herb of the Jand, and all the trees that the hail had left.

9. Darkness so dreadful that none of the Egyptians could see, or stir from their places for three days.

10. The death of all the first-born of Egypt.

When the plagues were sent, Pharaoh used to entreat Moses and Aaron to pray that they might be removed, and he then promised to let the people of Israel go to serve the Lord; but as soon as they were taken away, he hardened his heart, and broke his word, and would not let them depart.

Questions. What did the Lord send upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians, to shew bis power and punish them? [Ans. Plagues.] What was all the water in the rivers turned into? [ Ans. Blood.] What disagreeable creatures came into all their houses ? [.Ans. Frogs.] What was the dust of the dand turned into? Ans. Lice.] What destroyed the cattle { of Egypt ? [Ans. Murrain.) What came out upon man and Lisbeast ? Ars: Boils.] What dreadful plague came in the

air ? (Ans. A tempest of thunder, and lightning, and hail.] What creatures did God send to eat up all the herbs and trees ? [Ans. Locusts.] What plague was sent next? [Am. Darkness that might be felt.] What was the last plague. [ins. The death of all their first-born.] Did any of these plagues fall upon the children of Israel (Ans. No.]:

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Instruction.---Before the Lord brought the last plague npop the Egyptians, he commanded Moses to tell the people of Israel to kill a lamb for every family, and to put some of its blood upon the door-posts of their houses, as a sign that they believed the Lord would spare their first-born when he should destroy those of the Egyptians; when they had done 60, they were to make a feast of the lamb, and to eat the fesh with unleavened bread and bitter herbs, and they were to eat it in haste, with their staves iu their hands, and every thing ready for a journey. The Israelites did as the Lord commanded, and at midnight the Lord sent his angel to destroy the first børn of the Egyptians; and there was a great ery throughout all the land of Egypt, for there was not among the Egyptians a house in which there was not one dead, but of the children of Israel died not one.

And Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise up, and get ye forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel, and take your foeks and. your herds, and be gone, and bless me also." And the Egyptians were urgent that they should go out of the land, for they said, “ We be all dead men." Then the people of Israel departed from Egypt, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, besides children; and the time they had dwelt as strangers in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years; and Moses carried the bones of Joseph with them, as he had desired. And the Lord cominanded the people of Israel to keep the feast of the Passover every year froin that time, in remembrance of his passing over iheir houses when he destroyed the Egyptians, and of his delivering them out of the land of bondage.

Questions. What was the last plague which the Lord sent. upon the Egyptians ? [Ans. The death of their first born.} Who were the first-born? [Ans. Theireldest children.] Didal

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