Egyptians in the Bible

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Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

So Joseph's ten brethren went down, - to buy corn from the Egyptians;

And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.

And so Israel was living among the Egyptians in the land of Goshen; and they got property there, and became very great in numbers and in wealth.

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.

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.

So the Egyptians assigned taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. They built Pithom and Rameses as supply cities for Pharaoh.

But the more [the Egyptians] oppressed them, the more they multiplied and expanded, so that [the Egyptians] were vexed and alarmed because of the Israelites.

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.

And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy staff, and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of the Egyptians upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.

And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.

The Egyptians piled them in countless heaps, and the land stank.

Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.

And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?

and Yahweh will make a difference between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of the Egyptians, - so that there shall not die from among all that pertaineth to the sons of Israel, a thing!

So Yahweh did this thing, on the morrow, and all the cattle of the Egyptians died, - but of the cattle of the sons of Israel, died not one.

And it shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and become boils breaking out in sores on man and beast in all the land [occupied by the Egyptians].

And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

And that you may recount in the ears of your son and of your grandson what I have done in derision of the Egyptians and what things I have [repeatedly] done there -- "My signs [of divine power] done among them -- "that you may recognize and know that I am the Lord.

And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.

The Egyptians could not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days; but all the Israelites had natural light in their dwellings.

And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.

And Moses said, "Thus sayeth the LORD, 'About midnight will I go out among the Egyptians,

But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:

And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.

And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all the gods, {even in the matter where they the Egyptians dealt arrogantly against the Israelites}."

Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

I am Jehovah your God, who have brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, from being their servants; and I break the bars of your yoke, and cause you to go erect.

And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)

How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: upon their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

fear them not; remember well what Jehovah thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all the Egyptians;

his miracles and his acts which he did among the Egyptians, even unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt and unto all his land;

and what he did unto the host of the Egyptians, unto their horses and chariots, how he brought the water of the reed sea upon them as they chased you, and how the LORD hath brought them to nought unto this day;

Don't detest Edomites, since they are related to you. Don't detest Egyptians, either, because you were strangers in their land.

And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:

And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.

And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.

And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;

And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines?

Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.

Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?

And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you:

When Jacob and his sons had come into Egypt [and the Egyptians oppressed them], and your fathers cried to the Lord, then the Lord sent Moses and Aaron, who brought forth your fathers out of Egypt and made them dwell in this place.

so that, the wisdom of Solomon, excelled, the wisdom of all the sons of the East, - and all the wisdom of the Egyptians,

For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

And he killed an Egyptian, a man of stature, five cubits high. And in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam. And he went down to him with a staff and wrenched the spear out of the Egyptians hand, and killed him with his own spear.

Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

You performed awesome signs against Pharaoh, against his servants, and against all the people of his land, for you knew that the Egyptians had acted presumptuously against them. You made for yourself a name that is celebrated to this day.

He turned the hearts [of the Egyptians] to hate His people, to deal craftily with His servants.

The Egyptians rejoiced when they left, because fear of Israel descended on them.

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh of hosts: "My people who live [in] Zion, you must not be afraid of Assyria. It beats you with the rod, and it lifts up its staff against you {as the Egyptians did}.

And the Lord of armies will be shaking a whip against him, as when he overcame Midian at the rock of Oreb: and his rod will be lifted up against them as it was against the Egyptians.

At the same time shall the LORD take in hand again, to conquer the remnant of his people which are left alive: From the Assyrians, Egyptians, Arabians, Ethiopians, Elamites, Chaldeans, Antiochians and Islands of the sea.

The mournful, inspired prediction (a burden to be lifted up) concerning Egypt: Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, and the hearts of the Egyptians will melt within them.

And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

Thematic Bible



How then wilt thou turn back the face of one pasha of the least of my lord's servants? Or hast thou, on thy part, trusted to Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, - with warriors in every one.


And he said, Lo I have heard that there is corn in Egypt, - Go down thither and buy corn for us from thence, that we may live and not die. So Joseph's ten brethren went down, - to buy corn from the Egyptians; but, Benjamin, Joseph's own brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren, - for he said, Lest there befall him any mischief. read more.
Thus came in the sons of Israel, to buy corn in the midst of them that came - for the famine was in the land of Canaan. Now, Joseph - he, it was, that was in power over the land, he, it was that was selling corn to all the people of the land, - so Joseph's brethren came in, and bowed themselves down to him, with their faces to the earth. And Joseph beheld his brethren and recognised them, - and made himself a stranger unto them and spake with them harsh things and said unto them - Whence have ye come in? And they said, From the land of Canaan, to buy food. And Joseph recognised his brethren, - whereas they, recognised him not. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed regarding them, - so he said unto them - Spies, are, ye! to see the nakedness of the land, have ye come in! And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, - but, thy servants, are come to buy food. All of us, are, sons of one man, - honest men, are we: thy servants are not, spies. And he said unto him, - Nay! but, the nakedness of the land, are ye come in to see. And they said: We, thy twelve servants, are, brethren, sons of one man in the and of Canaan, - and lo! the youngest: is with our father this day, and, the one, is not! And Joseph said unto them, - The very thing, that I spake unto you, saying - Spies, are, ye. Hereby, shall ye be proved, - By the life of Pharaoh, ye shall not go forth from hence, save only by the coming in of your youngest brother hither. Send - from among you - one that he may fetch your brother, but be, ye, held as prisoners, that your words may be proved whether, truth, is with you, - and, if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely, spies, ye are. So he drew them all together into ward, for three days. And Joseph said unto them on the third day, This, do and live, - God himself, do, I, revere. If ye, are, honest men, one brother of you shall be kept as a prisoner in your house of ward, - but, ye, go, take in corn for the famine of your houses; and your youngest brother, shall ye bring in unto me, that your words may be confirmed, and ye die not. And they did so. And they said each man unto his brother - Verily guilty, we are, respecting our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he appealed unto us for favour and we hearkened not, - therefore, hath come in unto us this distress. And Reuben responded to them, saying - Spake I not unto you saying, Do not sin against the child! And ye hearkened not? His very blood, therefore lo! it is required. But, they, knew not that Joseph was hearkening, - for, the interpreter, was between them. So he turned away from them, and wept, - then came back unto them and spake unto them, and took away from them Simeon, and bound him prisoner before their eyes. Then commanded Joseph that their bags should be filled with corn, and their silver be returned each man's into his sack, and provision be given for the journey, - and it was done to them thus. So they lifted up their corn on their asses, - and went their way, from thence. And the first opened his sack to give fodder to his ass at the inn, - and beheld his silver, yea there, it was in the mouth of his sack! So he said unto his brethren My silver hath been returned, yea verily, there it is in my sack! Then went forth their heart and they turned trembling - each man unto his brother saying. Wharf is this that God hath done to us? So they came in unto Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, - and told him all that had befallen them saying: The man that is lord of the land spake unto us harsh things, - and then delivered us up. as spies of the land. And we said unto him Honest men, are, we, - we are not spies! Twelve brethren, are, we, sons of our father, - the one, is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. Then said the man the lord of the land unto us, Hereby, shall I get to know that honest men, ye are, - One brother of you, leave ye remaining with me, and corn for the famine of your houses, take ye and go your way; And bring ye in your youngest brother unto me, So must I get to know that ye are, not spies, but are honest men: Your brother, will I give up to you, and with the land, shall ye traffic.


And he said, Lo I have heard that there is corn in Egypt, - Go down thither and buy corn for us from thence, that we may live and not die. So Joseph's ten brethren went down, - to buy corn from the Egyptians; but, Benjamin, Joseph's own brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren, - for he said, Lest there befall him any mischief. read more.
Thus came in the sons of Israel, to buy corn in the midst of them that came - for the famine was in the land of Canaan. Now, Joseph - he, it was, that was in power over the land, he, it was that was selling corn to all the people of the land, - so Joseph's brethren came in, and bowed themselves down to him, with their faces to the earth. And Joseph beheld his brethren and recognised them, - and made himself a stranger unto them and spake with them harsh things and said unto them - Whence have ye come in? And they said, From the land of Canaan, to buy food. And Joseph recognised his brethren, - whereas they, recognised him not. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed regarding them, - so he said unto them - Spies, are, ye! to see the nakedness of the land, have ye come in! And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, - but, thy servants, are come to buy food. All of us, are, sons of one man, - honest men, are we: thy servants are not, spies. And he said unto him, - Nay! but, the nakedness of the land, are ye come in to see. And they said: We, thy twelve servants, are, brethren, sons of one man in the and of Canaan, - and lo! the youngest: is with our father this day, and, the one, is not! And Joseph said unto them, - The very thing, that I spake unto you, saying - Spies, are, ye. Hereby, shall ye be proved, - By the life of Pharaoh, ye shall not go forth from hence, save only by the coming in of your youngest brother hither. Send - from among you - one that he may fetch your brother, but be, ye, held as prisoners, that your words may be proved whether, truth, is with you, - and, if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely, spies, ye are. So he drew them all together into ward, for three days. And Joseph said unto them on the third day, This, do and live, - God himself, do, I, revere. If ye, are, honest men, one brother of you shall be kept as a prisoner in your house of ward, - but, ye, go, take in corn for the famine of your houses; and your youngest brother, shall ye bring in unto me, that your words may be confirmed, and ye die not. And they did so. And they said each man unto his brother - Verily guilty, we are, respecting our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he appealed unto us for favour and we hearkened not, - therefore, hath come in unto us this distress. And Reuben responded to them, saying - Spake I not unto you saying, Do not sin against the child! And ye hearkened not? His very blood, therefore lo! it is required. But, they, knew not that Joseph was hearkening, - for, the interpreter, was between them. So he turned away from them, and wept, - then came back unto them and spake unto them, and took away from them Simeon, and bound him prisoner before their eyes. Then commanded Joseph that their bags should be filled with corn, and their silver be returned each man's into his sack, and provision be given for the journey, - and it was done to them thus. So they lifted up their corn on their asses, - and went their way, from thence. And the first opened his sack to give fodder to his ass at the inn, - and beheld his silver, yea there, it was in the mouth of his sack! So he said unto his brethren My silver hath been returned, yea verily, there it is in my sack! Then went forth their heart and they turned trembling - each man unto his brother saying. Wharf is this that God hath done to us? So they came in unto Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, - and told him all that had befallen them saying: The man that is lord of the land spake unto us harsh things, - and then delivered us up. as spies of the land. And we said unto him Honest men, are, we, - we are not spies! Twelve brethren, are, we, sons of our father, - the one, is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. Then said the man the lord of the land unto us, Hereby, shall I get to know that honest men, ye are, - One brother of you, leave ye remaining with me, and corn for the famine of your houses, take ye and go your way; And bring ye in your youngest brother unto me, So must I get to know that ye are, not spies, but are honest men: Your brother, will I give up to you, and with the land, shall ye traffic.


Who are setting out to go down to Egypt, But at my mouth, have not asked, - Betaking them to the protection of Pharaoh And seeking refuge under the shadow of Egypt.

Alas! for them who are going down to Egypt for help, On horses, would rely, - And have trusted - In chariots - because they are many, and In horsemen, because they are very bold, But have not looked unto the Holy One of Israel, And onto Yahweh, have not sought.

But he hath rebelled against him by sending his messengers to Egypt, that there should be given to him horses, and much people. Shall he thrive? Shall he escape that doeth these things? Shall he break a covenant and escape?

Lo! thou dost trust on the support of this bruised cane, on Egypt, whereon if a man lean it will enter his hand and lay it open, - So, is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust upon him.

So shall all the inhabitants of Egypt know that I, am Yahweh, Because they were a staff of reed to the house of Israel:


When he set, in Egypt, his signs, And his wonders, in the plain of Zoan; When he turned, into blood, their Nile-streams, And, their own rivers, could they not drink; He sent among them, The gad-fly, and it devoured them, And the frog, and it despoiled them; read more.
When he gave to the corn-locust their produce, And their toil, to the swarming locust; He killed, with hail, their vine, And their sycomores, with frost: When he gave up, to hail-storms, their beasts, And their cattle, to pestilent fevers; He sent among them the heat of his anger, Wrath and indignation and distress, - A mission of messengers of misfortune: He leveled a path for his anger, Withheld not, from death, their soul, But, their life - to the pestilence, he delivered: So he smote, Every first-born in Egypt, The beginning of their strength, in the tents of Ham;


In his days, came up Pharaoh-necoh king of Egypt, against the king of Assyria, unto the river Euphrates, - and, when King Josiah went against him, he slew him at Megiddo, as soon as he saw him. And his servants conveyed him in a chariot, dead, from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre, - and the people of the land took Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made, him, king, in his father's stead. Twenty-three years old, was Jehoahaz when he began to reign, and, three months, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah, of Libnah. read more.
And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his, fathers, had done. And Pharaoh-necoh put him in bonds at Riblah, in the hind of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem, - and he laid a fine upon the land, a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. And Pharaoh-necoh made Eliakim son of Josiah king, instead of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, - and, Jehoahaz, took he away, so he entered Egypt, and died there. And, the silver and the gold, did Jehoiakim give unto Pharaoh, howbeit he assessed the land, that he might give the silver at the bidding of Pharaoh, - every man, according to his assessment, exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, that he might give it to Pharaoh-necoh.

After all this - when Josiah had prepared the house, Neco king of Egypt came up,-to fight against Carchemish, by Euphrates, and Josiah went forth against him. But he sent unto him messengers, saying - What have I to do with thee, O king of Judah? not against thee, have I come this day, but against the house wherewith I have war, and, God, hath given word to speed me, - cease thou from provoking God who is with me, lest he destroy thee. Howbeit Josiah turned not his face from him, for, to fight against him, he had disguised himself, and he hearkened not unto the words of Neco, from the mouth of God, - so he came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. read more.
And the archers shot at King Josiah, - and the king said unto his servants, Take me away, for I am sore wounded. So his servants took him away out of the war-chariot, and conveyed him in a second chariot which he had, and carried him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in the sepulchres of his fathers, - and, all Judah and Jerusalem, were mourning over Josiah.

And the king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem, - and condemned the land, in a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim, - but Neco took, Joahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.


And it came to pass, at midnight, that Yahweh, smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat upon his throne, unto the firstborn of the captive who was in the pit of his prison, - and every firstborn of beasts.

So he smote, Every first-born in Egypt, The beginning of their strength, in the tents of Ham;

Then smote he every firstborn in their land, The beginning of all their strength;

To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.


So the waters covered their adversaries, Not one from among them, was left.

By faith, they passed through the Red Sea, as over dry land, - which the Egyptians, seizing an attempt to do, were swallowed up.

And it was told the king of Egypt, that the people had fled, - and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people, and they said - What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? So he yoked his chariot, - and his people, took he with him. And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, - with warriors in every one. read more.
And Yahweh let the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt wax bold, and he pursued the sons of Israel, - when the sons of Israel, were going out with a high hand. So the Egyptians pursued them and overtook them, encamping by the sea - all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his forces, - by Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon. Now when, Pharaoh, had drawn near, the sons of Israel lifted up their eyes, and lo! the Egyptians, moving along after them and they feared greatly, and the sons of Israel made outcry unto Yahweh. Then said they unto Moses, Was it because there were no graves in Egypt, that thou didst fetch us to die in the desert? What is this thou hast done to us, bringing us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word which we spake unto thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians, - for it is better for us, to serve the Egyptians, than to die in the desert? And Moses said unto the people - Do not fear, stand still and see the salvation of Yahweh, which be will work for you to-day, - for as for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall not again see them any more to times age-abiding. Yahweh, will fight for you, - and, ye, shall forbear. And Yahweh said unto Moses, What outcry wouldst thou make unto me? Speak unto the sons of Israel, that they go forward; and, thou, lift high thy staff and stretch forth thy hand over the sea and cleave it asunder, - that the sons of Israel may enter into the midst of the sea on dry ground; and, I, behold me letting the heart of the Egyptians wax bold, that they may enter after them, - that I may get me honour over Pharaoh and over his forces, over his chariots, and over his horsemen, And the Egyptians shall know, that, I, am Yahweh, - when I have gotten me honour over Pharaoh, over his chariots and over his horsemen. And the messenger of God who was going on before the camp of Israel removed, and came on behind them, - and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them; so it came in between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, so it became a cloud and darkness, and yet lighted up the night, - so that the one came not near unto the other, all the night. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and Yahweh carried away the sea by a mighty east wind all the night, and turned the sea into dry land, - and the waters were cloven asunder. Then went the sons of Israel into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, - and, the waters, to them, were a wall, on their right hand and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and entered after them - all the horses of Pharaoh his chariots and his horsemen, - into the midst of the sea. And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked down into the camp of the Egyptians, through the pillar of fire and cloud, and confused the camp of the Egyptians; and he took off the wheels of their chariots, and made them drive heavily, - so that the Egyptians said - We must flee from the face of Israel, for Yahweh, is fighting for them against the Egyptians. Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Stretch forth thy hand over the sea, - that the waters may return upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea and the sea returned, towards morning, to its steady flow, when the Egyptians, were fleeing to meet it, - thus Yahweh shook off the Egyptians into the midst of the sea; thus the waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the forces of Pharaoh that were entering after them into the sea, - there was not left remaining among them so much as one. But the sons of Israel, had gone their way on dry ground in the saidst of the sea, - and the waters had been to them a wall, on their right hand and on their left. Thus did Yahweh, on that day, save Israel, out of the hand of the Egyptians, - and Israel saw the Egyptians, dead on the shore of the sea.


And it came to pass, in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem; and took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, yea, the whole, took he away, - and took away all the bucklers of gold, which, Solomon, had made.

And so it came to pass, in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, - because they had dealt treacherously against Yahweh; - with twelve hundred chariots, and with sixty thousand horsemen,-and, without number, the people who came with him out of Egypt - Lybians, Sukkiim, and Ethiopians. And he captured the cities of defence which belonged to Judah, - and came, as far as Jerusalem. read more.
And, Shemaiah the prophet, came unto Rehoboam, and the rulers of Judah, who had gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem because of Shishak, - and said unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh, Ye, have left, me, Therefore, I also, have left, you, in the hands of Shishak. Then the rulers of Israel and the king humbled themselves, - and said, Righteous, is Yahweh! And, when Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came unto Shemaiah, saying - They have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them, - but will grant them, in a little while, to escape, and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem, by the hand of Shishak. Nevertheless they shall become his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries. So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, the whole, he took, - and he took the bucklers of gold, which Solomon had made.


So will I make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of lands made desolate And her cities - in the midst of cities that have been laid waste, shall become a desolation forty years,- And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations, And scatter them throughout the lands. For thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, - At the end of forty years, will I gather the Egyptians from among the peoples whither I had dispersed them; And I will turn the captivity of the Egyptians, And will cause them to return To the land of Pathros Upon the land of their nativity,- And they shall become, there a kingdom abased: read more.
More than any of the kingdoms, shall she be abased, And shall lift herself up no more over the nations, - Yea I will make them too small to rule over the nations.

And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations, - And scatter them throughout the lands;

So will I disperse the Egyptians among the nations, And scatter them throughout the lands, And they shall know that, I, am Yahweh.



And, the sons of Ham: Cush and Mizraim and Phut and Canaan.

And, Mizraim, begat Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim, and Naphtuchim; and Pathrusim and Casluhim whence came forth Philistim and Caphtorim.


Then Joseph commanded his servants the physicians, to embalm his father, - so the physicians embalmed Israel. And they fulfilled for him forty days, for so, are they wont to fulfil the days of the embalmed, - and the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old, - and they embalmed him, and put him in a coffin in Egypt.


And the force of Pharaoh had come forth out of Egypt, - and, when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard the tidings of them, they went up from Jerusalem. Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah the prophet, saying: Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Thus, shall ye say unto the king of Judah, who sent you unto me to enquire of me, - Lo! the force of Pharaoh which is coming out to you to help is about to return to its own land to Egypt; read more.
Then will the Chaldeans come back, and fight against this city, - and capture it and burn it with fire. Thus, saith Yahweh, - Let not your own souls, deceive you saying, The Chaldeans will, surely depart, from us! For they will not depart; For though ye had smitten all the force of the Chaldeans who are fighting with you and there had remained of them only desperately wounded men, yet, every man in his tent, should have arisen and burnt this city with fire. Now it came to pass, when the army of the Chaldeans, had gone up from Jerusalem, - because of the force of Pharaoh,


And it came to pass that there was a famine, in the land, - so Abram went down towards Egypt, to sojourn there, because grievous, was the famine in the land. And it came to pass when he had come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife: Behold! I beseech thee I know that a woman fair to look on, thou art: so will it come to pass when the Egyptians behold thee, that they will say, His wife, this! and will slay me while thee, they preserve alive. read more.
Say, I beseech thee that my sister, art thou, - to the end it may be well with me for thy sake, so shall my soul be preserved alive because of thee. And so it was when Abram entered into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that fair, was she exceedingly. And the princes of Pharaoh beheld her, and praised her unto Pharaoh, - so the woman was taken to the house of Pharaoh; and with Abram, dealt he well for her sake, - so that he came to have flocks and herds and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses and camels. And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh with great plagues, also his house, - for the matter of Sarai, wife of Abram. And Pharaoh called out to Abram, and said, What is this thou hast done to me? Wherefore didst thou not tell me, that she was, thy wife? Wherefore saidst thou My sister, she; and so I was about to take her to me, to wife? But now, lo! thy wife take her and go thy way. And Pharaoh gave command concerning him unto certain men, - and sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.


And it came to pass, at midnight, that Yahweh, smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat upon his throne, unto the firstborn of the captive who was in the pit of his prison, - and every firstborn of beasts. Then rose up Pharaoh by night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians, and there arose a great outcry throughout Egypt, - for there was not a house, where there was not one dead. So he called for Moses and for Aaron by night and said - Rise ye, go forth out of the midst of my people, both ye and the sons of Israel, - and go serve Yahweh according to your word; read more.
also, your flocks and your herds, take ye, as ye spake and go your way, - so shall ye bless, even me. And the Egyptians became urgent with the people, to send them in haste out of the land, - for they said - We all, are dying. So the people took up their dough, ere yet it was leavened, - with their kneading-bowls, bound up in their mantles on their shoulders, And the sons of Israel, did according to the word of Moses, - and asked of the Egyptians, articles of silver and articles of gold and mantles. And Yahweh, gave the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians and they gave them gladly, - so they spoiled the Egyptians.


Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for thy brother, he is, - thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, for a sojourner, becamest thou in his land; the sons who are born to them, of the third generation, may enter unto them in the convocation of Yahweh.


In that day, shall there be five cities in the land of Egypt Speaking the language of Canaan, And swearing unto Yahweh of hosts, - The city of destruction, shall be the name of one!


Not, then, art, thou, the Egyptian, who, before these days, stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four-thousand men of the Assassins?


So they set on for him - by himself, and for them - by themselves, - and for the Egyptians that were eating with him - by themselves, for the Egyptians might not eat, bread, with the Hebrews for an abomination, had that been to Egyptians.


Now, the Midianites, sold him into Egypt, - to Potiphar courtier of Pharaoh, chief of the royal executioners.


Then shall ye say - Men of cattle, have thy servants been from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers, - To the end ye may dwell in the land of Goshen, for an abomination to Egyptians, is every feeder of a flock,


so that, the wisdom of Solomon, excelled, the wisdom of all the sons of the East, - and all the wisdom of the Egyptians,


And Solomon contracted an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, - and took the daughter of Pharaoh, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Yahweh, and the wall of Jerusalem, round about.



Thus brought he them forth, with silver and gold, Nor was there, throughout his tribes, one that faltered;

And the sons of Israel, did according to the word of Moses, - and asked of the Egyptians, articles of silver and articles of gold and mantles. And Yahweh, gave the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians and they gave them gladly, - so they spoiled the Egyptians.

Speak, I pray you, in the ears of the people, - and let them ask - every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, articles of silver and articles of gold. And Yahweh gave the people favour, in the eyes of the Egyptians, - even the man Moses himself, was exceeding great in the land of Egypt, - in the eyes of Pharaoh's servants and in the eyes of the people.


Until there arose another sort of king over Egypt, who had not known Joseph. The same, dealing craftily with our race, ill-treated our fathers, so as to cause their babes to be exposed, to the end they might not be suffered to live. In which season, Moses, was born, and was exceeding goodly, - who was nourished up three months in the house of his father; read more.
But, when he was exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh rescued him, and nourished him for herself, as a son.


So he called for Moses and for Aaron by night and said - Rise ye, go forth out of the midst of my people, both ye and the sons of Israel, - and go serve Yahweh according to your word; also, your flocks and your herds, take ye, as ye spake and go your way, - so shall ye bless, even me. And the Egyptians became urgent with the people, to send them in haste out of the land, - for they said - We all, are dying. read more.
So the people took up their dough, ere yet it was leavened, - with their kneading-bowls, bound up in their mantles on their shoulders, And the sons of Israel, did according to the word of Moses, - and asked of the Egyptians, articles of silver and articles of gold and mantles. And Yahweh, gave the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians and they gave them gladly, - so they spoiled the Egyptians. Then did the sons of Israel break up from Rameses, towards Succoth, - about six hundred thousand foot of men grown, besides little ones. Moreover also, a mixed multitude, came up with them, - flocks also, and herds, exceeding much cattle, Then baked they the dough which they had brought out of Egypt - into round unleavened cakes for it had not been leavened, - for they had been driven out of Egypt and could not tarry, and indeed no provisions, had they made ready for themselves.


And it was told the king of Egypt, that the people had fled, - and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people, and they said - What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? So he yoked his chariot, - and his people, took he with him. And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, - with warriors in every one. read more.
And Yahweh let the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt wax bold, and he pursued the sons of Israel, - when the sons of Israel, were going out with a high hand. So the Egyptians pursued them and overtook them, encamping by the sea - all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his forces, - by Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon. Now when, Pharaoh, had drawn near, the sons of Israel lifted up their eyes, and lo! the Egyptians, moving along after them and they feared greatly, and the sons of Israel made outcry unto Yahweh. Then said they unto Moses, Was it because there were no graves in Egypt, that thou didst fetch us to die in the desert? What is this thou hast done to us, bringing us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word which we spake unto thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians, - for it is better for us, to serve the Egyptians, than to die in the desert? And Moses said unto the people - Do not fear, stand still and see the salvation of Yahweh, which be will work for you to-day, - for as for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall not again see them any more to times age-abiding. Yahweh, will fight for you, - and, ye, shall forbear. And Yahweh said unto Moses, What outcry wouldst thou make unto me? Speak unto the sons of Israel, that they go forward; and, thou, lift high thy staff and stretch forth thy hand over the sea and cleave it asunder, - that the sons of Israel may enter into the midst of the sea on dry ground; and, I, behold me letting the heart of the Egyptians wax bold, that they may enter after them, - that I may get me honour over Pharaoh and over his forces, over his chariots, and over his horsemen, And the Egyptians shall know, that, I, am Yahweh, - when I have gotten me honour over Pharaoh, over his chariots and over his horsemen. And the messenger of God who was going on before the camp of Israel removed, and came on behind them, - and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them; so it came in between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, so it became a cloud and darkness, and yet lighted up the night, - so that the one came not near unto the other, all the night. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and Yahweh carried away the sea by a mighty east wind all the night, and turned the sea into dry land, - and the waters were cloven asunder. Then went the sons of Israel into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, - and, the waters, to them, were a wall, on their right hand and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and entered after them - all the horses of Pharaoh his chariots and his horsemen, - into the midst of the sea. And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked down into the camp of the Egyptians, through the pillar of fire and cloud, and confused the camp of the Egyptians; and he took off the wheels of their chariots, and made them drive heavily, - so that the Egyptians said - We must flee from the face of Israel, for Yahweh, is fighting for them against the Egyptians. Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Stretch forth thy hand over the sea, - that the waters may return upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea and the sea returned, towards morning, to its steady flow, when the Egyptians, were fleeing to meet it, - thus Yahweh shook off the Egyptians into the midst of the sea; thus the waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the forces of Pharaoh that were entering after them into the sea, - there was not left remaining among them so much as one. But the sons of Israel, had gone their way on dry ground in the saidst of the sea, - and the waters had been to them a wall, on their right hand and on their left. Thus did Yahweh, on that day, save Israel, out of the hand of the Egyptians, - and Israel saw the Egyptians, dead on the shore of the sea. And when Israel saw the mighty hand wherewith Yahweh had wrought against the Egyptians, then did the people revere Yahweh, - and they put their trust in Yahweh, and in Moses, his servant.


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