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EVENING. Genesis XLV. WHEN Joseph could not refrain his brother Benjamin's neck, and

wept; and Benjamin wept upon stood by him; and he cried, Cause his neck. Moreover he kissed every man to go out from me. all his brethren, and wept upon And there stood no man with them; and after that his brethren him, while Joseph made himself talked with him. And the fame known unto his brethren. And he thereof was heard in Pharaoh's wept aloud: and the Egyptians house, saying, Joseph's brethren and the house of Pharaoh heard. are come: and it pleased Pharaoh And Joseph_said unto his bre- well, and his servants. And Phathren, I am Joseph; doth my fa- raoh said unto Joseph, Say unto ther yet live? And his brethren thy brethren, This do ye; lade could not answer him ; for they your beasts, and go, get you unwere troubled at his presence. to the land of Canaan ; and take And Joseph said unto his bre- your father and your households, thren, Come near to me, I pray and come unto me: and I will you. And they came near. And give you the good of the land of he said, I am Joseph your bro- Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat ther, whom ye sold into Egypt. of the land. Now thou art comNow therefore be not grieved, manded, this do ye; take you nor angry with yourselves, that wagons out of the land of Egypt ye sold me hither : for God did for your little ones, and for your send me before you to preserve wives, and bring your father, and life. For these two years hath the come. Also regard not your stuff; famine been in the land: and yet for the good of all the land of Ethere are five years, in the which gypt is your's. And the children there shall neither be earing nor of Israel did so: and Joseph gave harvest. And God sent me before them wagons, according to the you to preserve you a posterity commandment of Pharaoh, and in the earth, and to save your gave them provision for the way. lives by a great deliverance. So To all of them he gave each man now it was not you that sent me changes of raiment; but to Benjahither, but God: and he hath min he gave three hundred pieces made me a father to Pharaoh, of silver, and five changes of raiand lord of all his house, and a ment. And to his father he sent ruler throughout all the land of after this manner; ten asses laden Egypt. Haste ye, and go up to with the good things of Egypt, and my father, and say unto him, ten she asses laden with corn and Thus saith thy son Joseph, God bread and meat for his father by hath made me lord of all Egypt: the way. So he sent his brethren come down unto me, tarry not: away, and they departed : and he and thou shalt dwell in the land said unto them, see that ye fall of Goshen, and thou shalt be near not out by the way. And they unto me, thou, and thy children, went up out of Egypt, and came and thy children's children, and into the land of Canaan unto Jathy flocks, and thy herds, and all cob their father, and told him, that thou hast; and there will I saying, Joseph is yet alive, and nourish thee ; for yet there are he is governor over all the land five years of famine; lest thou, of Egypt. And Jacob's heart and thy household, and all that fainted, for he believed them not. thou hast, come to poverty. And, And they told him all the words behold, your eyes see, and the of Joseph, which he had said uneyes of my brother Benjamin, to them: and when he saw the that it is my mouth that speaketh wagons which Joseph had sent unto you. And ye shall tell my to carry him, the spirit of Jacob father of all my glory in Egypt, their father revived: and Israel and of all that ye have seen; and said, it is enough; Joseph my ye shall haste and bring down my son is yet alive: I will go and father hither. And he fell upon see him before I die.

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MORNING. Exodus III. Moses kept the flock of have sent thee: When thou hast Jethro his father in law, the brought forth the people out of priest of Midian: and he led the Egypt, ye shall serve God upon flock to the backside of the de- this mountain. And Moses said sert, and came to the mountain unto God, Behold, when I come of God, even to Horeb. And the unto the children of Israel, and angel of the LORD appeared unto shall say unto them, The God of him in a flame of fire out of the your fathers hath sent me unto midst of a bush: and he looked, you; and they shall say to me, and, behold, the bush burned What is his name? what shall I with fire, and the bush was not say unto them? And God said consumed. And Moses said, I will unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: now turn aside, and see this great and he said, Thus shalt thou say sight, why the bush is not burnt. unto the children of Israel, I AM And when the LORD saw that he hath sent me unto you. And God turned aside to see, God called said moreover unto Moses, Thus unto him out of the midst of the shalt thou say unto the children bush, and said, Moses, Moses. of Israel, The LORD God of your And he said, Here am I. And he fathers, the God of Abraham, the said, Draw not nigh hither: put God of Isaac, and the God of Jaoff thy shoes from off thy feet, for cob, hath sent me unto you: this the place whereon thou standest is my name for ever, and this is is holy ground. Moreover he said, my memorial unto all generaI am the God of thy father, the tions. Go, and gather the elders God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, of Israel together, and say unto and the God of Jacob. And Moses them, The LORD God of your hid his face ; for he was afraid to fathers, the God of Abraham, of look upon God. And the LORD Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared said, I have surely seen the af- unto me, saying, I have surely fiction of my people which are in visited you, and seen that which Egypt, and have heard their cry is done to you in Egypt: and I by reason of their taskmasters; have said, I will bring you up out for I know their sorrows; and I of the affliction of Egypt unto the am come down to deliver them out land of the Canaanites, and the of the hand of the Egyptians, and Hittites, and the Amorites, and to bring them up out of that land the Perizzites, and the Hivites, unto a good land and a large, and the Jebusites, unto a land unto a land flowing with milk flowing with milk and honey. and honey ; unto the place of the And they shall hearken to thy Canaanites, and the Ilittites, and voice: and thou shalt come, thou the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the elders of Israel, unto the and the Hivites, and the Jebus- king of Egypt, and ye shall say ites. Now therefore, behold, the unto him, The LORD God of the cry of the children of Israel is Hebrews hath met with us: and come unto me: and I have also now let us go, we beseech thee, seen the oppression wherewith the three days' journey into the wil. Egyptians oppress them. Come derness, that we may sacrifice to now therefore, and I will send the LORD our God. And I am thee unto Pharaoh, that thou sure that the king of Egypt will mayest bring forth my people the not let you go, no, not by a mighchildren of Israel out of Egypt. ty hand. And I will stretch out And Moses said unto God, Who my hand, and smite Egypt with am I, that I should go unto Pha- all my wonders which I will do in raoh, and that I should bring the midst thereof: and after that forth the children of Israel out of he will let you go. And I will give Egypt? And he said, Certainly this people favour in the sight of I will be with thee; and this the Egyptians: and it shall come shall be a token unto thee, that I to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall

not go empty: but every woman of gold, and raiment: and ye shall shall borrow of her neighbour, put them upon your sons, and upand of her that sojourneth in her on your daughters; and ye shall house, jewels of silver, and jewels | spoil the Egyptians.

EVENING. Exodus V.

to gather stubble instead of straw. ron went in, and told Pha- And the taskmasters hasted them, raoh, Thus saith the LORD God saying, Fulfil your works, your of Israel, Let my people go, that daily tasks, 'as when there was they may hold a feast unto me in straw. And the officers of the the wilderness. And Pharaoh said, children of Israel, which PhaWho is the LORD, that I should raoh's taskmasters had set over obey his voice to let Israel go? I them, were beaten, and demandknow not the LORD, neither will ed, Wherefore have ye not fulI let Israel go. And they said, filled your task in making brick The God of the Hebrews hath met þoth yesterday and to day, as with us : let us go, we pray thee, heretofore? Then the officers of three days' journey into the de- the children of Israel came and sert, and sacrifice unto the LORD criedunto Pharaoh, saying, Whereour God; lest he fall upon us with fore dealest thou thus with thy pestilence, or with the sword. And servants? There is no straw given the king of Egypt said unto them, unto thy servants, and they say Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aa- to us, Make brick: and, behold, ron, let the people from their thy servants are beaten; but the works? get you unto your bur- fault is in thine own people. But dens. And Pharaoh said, Behold, he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: the people of the land now are therefore ye say, Let us go and many, and ye make them rest do sacrifice to the LORD. GO from their burdens. And Pharaoh therefore now, and work; for commanded the same day the there shall nó straw be given taskmasters of the people, and you, yet shall ye deliver the tale their officers, saying, Ye shall of bricks. And the officers of the no more give the people straw children of Israel did see that they to make brick, as heretofore : let were in evil case, after it was said, them go and gather straw for Ye shall not minish ought from themselves. And the tale of the your bricks of your daily task. bricks, which they did make here- And they met Moses and Aaron, tofore, ye shall lay upon them; who stood in the way, as they ye shall not diminish ought there- came forth from Pharaoh : and of: for they be idle ; "therefore they said unto them, The LORD they cry, saying, Let us go and look upon you, and judge; besacrifice to our God. Let there cause ye have made our savour more work be laid upon the men, to be abhorred in the eyes of that they may labour therein ; Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his and let them not regard vain servants, to put a sword in their words. And the taskmasters of hand to slay us. And Moses the people went out, and their returned unto the LORD, and officers, and they spake to the said, Lord, wherefore hast thou people, saying, Thus saith Pha- so evil entreated this people ? raoh, I will not give you straw. why is it that thou hast sent Go ye, get you straw where ye me? for since I came to Pharaoh can find it: yet not ought of your to speak in thy name, he hath work shall be diminished. So the done evil to this people; neither people were scattered abroad hast thou delivered thy people throughout all the land of Egypt at all.


ple go, that they may serve me. Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, For I will at this time send all and tell him, Thus saith the LORD my plagues upon thine heart, and God of the Hebrews, Let my peo- upon thy servants, and upon thy ple go, that they may serve me. people ; that thou mayest know For if thou refuse to let them go, that there is none like me in all and wilt hold them still, behold, the earth. For now I will stretch the hand of the Lord is upon thy out my hand, that I may smite cattle which is in the field, upon thee and thy people with pesti. the horses, upon the asses, upon

lence; and thou shalt be cut off the camels, upon the oxen, and from the earth. And in very deed upon the sheep: there shall be a for this cause have I raised thee very grievous murrain. And the up, for to shew in thee my power; LORD shall sever between the and that my name may be decattle of Israel and the cattle of clared throughout all the earth. Egypt: and there shall nothing As yet exaltest thou thyself adie of all that is the children's of gainst my people, that thou wilt Israel. And the Lord appointed not let them go? Behold, to mora set time, saying, To morrow the row about this time I will cause Lord shall do this thing in the it to rain a very grievous hail, land. And the LORD did that such as hath not been in Egypt thing on the morrow, and all the since the foundation thereof even cattle of Egypt died: but of the until now. Send therefore now, cattle of the children of Israel and gather thy cattle, and all died not one. And Pharaoh sent, that thou hast in the field; for and, behold, there was not one of upon every man and beast which the cattle of the Israelites dead. shall be found in the field, and And the heart of Pharaoh was shall not be brought home, the hardened, and he did not let the hail shall come down upon them, people go. And the LORD said and they shall die. He that feared unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take the word of the LORD among the to you handfuls of ashes of the servants of Pharaoh made his serfurnace, and let Moses sprinkle vants and his cattle flee into the it toward the heaven in the sight houses: and he that regarded not of Pharaoh. And it shall become the word of the LORD left his sersmall dust in all the land of E- vants and his cattle in the field. gypt, and shall be a boil breaking And the LORD said unto Moses, forth with blains upon man, and Stretch forth thine hand toward upon beast, throughout all the

heaven, that there may be hail in land of Egypt. And they took all the land of Egypt, upon man, ashes of the furnace, and stood and upon beast, and upon every before Pharaoh; and Moses sprin- herb of the field, throughout the kled it up toward heaven; and land of Egypt. And Moses stretchit became a boil breaking forth ed forth his rod toward heaven: with blains upon man, and upon and the LORD sent thunder and beast. And the magicians could hail, and the fire ran along upon not stand before Moses because the ground; and the LORD rained of the boils; for the boil was upon hail upon the land of Egypt. So the magicians, and upon all the there was hail, and fire mingled Egyptians. And the LORD hard- with the hail, very grievous, such ened the heart of Pharaoh, and as there was none like it in all he hearkened not unto them; as the land of Egypt since it became the Lord had spoken unto Moses. a nation. And the hail smote And the LORD said unto Moses, throughout all the land of Egypt Rise up early in the morning, and all that was in the field, both stand before Pharaoh, and say man and beast; and the hail smote unto him, Thus saith the LORD every herb of the field, and brake God of the Hebrews, Let my peo- every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the will not yet fear the LORD God. children of Israel were, was there And the flax and the barley was no hail. And Pharaoh sent, and smitten: for the barley was in called for Moses and Aaron, and the ear, and the flax was bolled. said unto them, I have sinned But the wheat and the rie were this time: the LORD is righteous, not smitten: for they were not and I and my people are wicked. grown up. And Moses went out Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) of the city from Pharaoh, and that there be no more mighty spread abroad his hands unto the thunderings and hail; and I will LORD: and the thunders and hail let you go, and ye shall stay no ceased, and the rain was not pourlonger. And Moses said unto him, ed upon the earth. And when As soon as I am gone out of the Pharaoh saw that the rain and city, I will spread abroad my the hail and the thunders were hands unto the LORD; and the ceased, he sinned yet more, and thunder shall cease, neither shall hardened his heart, he and his there be any more hail; that thou servants. And the heart of Phamayest know how that the earth raoh was hardened, neither would is the LORD'S. But as for thee he let the children of Israel go; as and thy servants, I know that ye the LORD had spoken by Moses.

Second Lesson, Matthew XXVI.

EVENING. Exodus X.

AND the Lord said unto for Pharaoho himd Pharaoh's servants

ses, Go in unto Pharaoh : said unto , How long shall this I have hardened his heart, and man be a snare unto us? let the the heart of his servants, that I men go, that they may serve the might shew these my signs before Lord their God: knowest thou him: and that thou mayest tell not yet that Egypt is destroyed ? in the ears of thy son, and of And Moses and Aaron

were thy son's son, what things I have brought again unto Pharaoh: and wrought in Egypt, and my signs he said unto them, Go, serve the which I have done among them; LORD your God: but who are they that ye may know how that I am that shall go? And Moses said, the LORD. And Moses and Aaron We will go with our young and came in unto Pharaoh, and said with our old, with our sons and unto him, Thus saith the LORD with our daughters, with our flocks God of the Hebrews, How long and with our herds will we go; wilt thou refuse to humble thy- for we must hold a feast unto the self before me? let my people go, LORD. And he said unto them, that they may serve me. Else, if Let the LORD be so with you, as thou refuse to let my people o:

I will let you go, and your little behold, to morrow will I bring the ones: look to it; for evil is before locusts into thy coast : and they you. Not so: go now ye that are shall cover the face of the earth, men, and serve the LORD; for that one cannot be able to see that ye did desire. And they were the earth: and they shall eat the driven out from Pharaoh's preresidue of that which is escaped, sence. And the LORD said unto which remaineth unto you from Moses, Stretch out thine hand the hail, and shall eat every tree over the land of Egypt for the which groweth for you out of the locusts, that they may come up field; and they shall fill thy houses, upon the land of Egypt, and eat and the houses of all thy servants, every herb of the land, even all and the houses of all the Egyp- that the hail hath left. And Motians; which neither thy fathers, ses stretched forth his rod over nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, the land of Egypt, and the LORD since the day that they were upon brought an east wind upon the the earth unto this day. And he land all that day, and all that turned himself, and went out from / night; and when it was morning,

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