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bid his brethren tell his father of all his glory. Then lie felt upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and kissed him: and he kissed all his brethren, and told them to make haste to Canaan, and fetch their father, their wives, and their little, ones, that he might nourish them in the land of Egypt.

Questions -What did Joseph command his steward to put into each of his brothers sacks with their corn? [xins. All the money they had paid for it.], Wbat did he tell him to put besides into Benjamin's sack? (Ans. His own silver cup:) Why did he do this? [Ans. To try whether, the other bros, thers loved Benjamin.] Were they not sadly grieved when the cup was found in Benjamin's sack? (Ans. Yes.] What did they do when they went back to Joseph's presence ?" [Ans, fell down on their faces before him.] Wbo made a moving speech to Joseph ? [Ans. Judah.] Could Joseph. keep froni making himself known to his brethren when Judah talked of his father's dying? [Ans. No], What did, he do before he could speak to his brethren ? [Ans. He wept aloud.) What did he say as soon as he could speak ? (Ans. I am Joseph your father ; doth my father yet live'); Were not bis brethren sadly troubled when they found that: the governor of Egypt was Joseph ? [Ans. Yes.). Why were they troubled ? [Ans. Because ihey had used him so illi]: Did Joseph make unkind speeches to them? [Ans. No: he comforted them.] What did he desire them to do? [Ans. To go and fetch their father.]

Instruction.-Joseph's brethren departed, as be desired them, and Joseph gave each of them presents of clothes and, money, and he sept great presents to bis father, and plenty of provisions for them on The'r journey; and when Joseph: took leave of his brethren, he said, io them," See that you fall not out by the way ;" so they went out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, and when they told their fa-, ther that Joseph was alive, and was governor of all the land of Egypt, his beart fainted, for he did not believe them: but. when they had told him all the words of Joseph, and when he saw the presents they brought with tlacm, and the waggons which Joseph had sent to carry bin and his family, Jacob's heart revived, and he said, " It is enough ; Joseplı my son is still alive, I will go and see hinı before I die.” So Jacob Jeft Canaan, and set off towards. Egypt, and all bis. sons with him, and their wives, and their children, amounte ing in all, to sixty-six persons. And as they drew near to

Egypt, Joseph wade 'ready his chariot,' and went forth to ineet Israel his father, and presented himself unto him, and he fell on his neck and wept a good while, and Israel wept on his neck, and Israel said to Joseph, « Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.” .: Questions.---Did Joseph's brethren set off for Canaan as he desired them? [Ans. Yes.] What charge did he give them when he took leave of them ? [Ans. Not to fall out by the way.] Was not Jacob greatly affected when he heard Joseph was alive, and that he was governor of Egypt? [ Ans. Yes.] Did Jacob consent to go into Egypt? [Ans. Yes.] Did he take all bis family with him into Egypt? [ Ans. Yes. How many did they make altogether with their wives and their children ? [Ans. Three score and six.] What did Joseph do when he inet his father ? [Ans. He fell on his neck and kissed him, and wept a good while.] Did not Jacob weep too? [Ans. Yes.] Why did they weep? [Ans. For joy.)

Instruction.- Wben Pharaoh heard that Joseph's father and his brethren were come, he was well pleased ; and he gave them the land of Goshen to dwell in, which was very fruitful; and Joseph cherished bis father, and shewed great kindness to all his relat ons.

Jacob lived comfortably in the land of Egypt seventeen years; - but when the time drew near that he must die, he charged Joseph, his son, to bury bim with his fathers in the cave of Machpelah, Jacob desired this, because God had promised that land to the great nation which was 10 proceed from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and Joseph promised his father to fulfil bis desire.

And when Jacob was at the point of death, he called his sons together and blessed them; and when he had made an end of blessing his sons, he died. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

And Jacob was an hundred and forty-seven years old when he died. And when Israel was dead, Joseph made a great burying for him, and all the sons of Jacob followed their dead father into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of Machpelah. Then Joseph and his brethren returned back into Egypt, and be continued his kindness to them. And Joseph lived in Beypt, he and his father's bouse; and before he died

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land, and ye shall carry my bones with you. And Joseph was an hundred and ten years old when he died.

Questions ---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. Ad hundred and forty-seven years. J Did Jacob keep to bis 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 Cagaan to be buried ? (Ans. Yes.) Did Joseph and his breibren 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 say he was sure God would bring them again? [Ans. To Canaan.]*

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, ac'cording 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 whin 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 there 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, aod when she could hide him no longer, she resolved to trust hin; 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 bad 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 i hen 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 suffes 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 fethro, 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 afier Joseph's death ? (Ans. Yes.] What were they called all together! [ Ans. The children of Israel.] Who was Israel? [Ăns. 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.) What 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? [xlns. Moses.] What did Pharaoh's daughter call him when his mother had done nursing him? Lans. Her son.] Did Moses, when he became a man, like to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter ? [Ans. No.] What did he rather choose to suffer ? [Ans. Affliction with the people of

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? [Ans. 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 10 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 into 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 him, “ 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 days that more work should be given to the people of Israel, for be set his heart to disobey the commandments of the Lord

Questions.---How did the next Pharaoh use the Israelites ? (Ans. Very cruelly.! Was Moses a good man when he grew up? [ 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 ? [Anis. 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 ? [ins. No.] What did he say? (Ans. That be would not let the people go.) How did he treat themi afterwards ? [Ans. More cruelly than before.] Was he not a very wicked man? [Ans. Yes.]

Instruction.---When Pharaoh refused to let the people of Israel go, the Lord wrought many wonderful signs to shew

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