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1: And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.~

2: Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.~

3: Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:~

4: Unstable as water, thou shalt 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 assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill 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 shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.~

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?~

10: The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.~

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:~

12: His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.~

13: Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall 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: Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.~

20: Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, 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:~

24: 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:)~

25: 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 lieth 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 his brethren.~

27: Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in 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 is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; 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 buryingplace.~

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.~

1: And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.~

2: And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.~

3: And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.~

4: And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,~

5: My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.~

6: And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.~

7: And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,~

8: And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.~

9: And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.~

10: And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.~

11: And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.~

12: And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:~

13: For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.~

14: And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.~

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 him.~

16: And they sent a messenger 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 Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.~

24: And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.~

25: And Joseph took an oath of the children of 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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Mat Chapter 15 1-20

1: Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,~

2: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.~

3: But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?~

4: For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.~

5: But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;~

6: And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.~

7: Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,~

8: This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.~

9: But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.~

10: And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:~

11: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.~

12: Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?~

13: But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.~

14: Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.~

15: Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.~

16: And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?~

17: Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?~

18: But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.~

19: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:~