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Chap. xli. Jofeph interpreteth them. Before he fent and called for all the magi- | thered, thin, and blafted with the Before Chrift cians of Egypt, and all the wife-men eat wind, fprung up after them. 1715. thereof and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9 Then fpake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, faying, I do remember my faults this day.

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his bfervants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guards house, both me, and the chief baker.

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed Cap each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was there with us a young man an Hebrew, fervant to the captain of the guard; and we told dth him, and he d interpreted to us our dreams to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

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13 And it came to país, as he interpreted to us, fo it was: me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged. 14¶Then Pharaoh sent and called Jofeph, and they + brought him haftily out of the dungeon: and he fhaved bimfelf, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard fay of thee, that thou canst bra understand a dream, to interpret it. 16 And Jofeph answered Pharaoh, faying, It is not in me: God fhall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

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17 And Pharaoh faid unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river.

18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed, and well-favoured; and they fed in a meadow.

19 And behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill-favoured, and lean-flethed, such as I never faw in all the land of Egypt for badness.

20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine.

21 And when they had † eaten mard them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were ftill ill-favoured, as at the beginning.

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24 And the thin ears devoured the 1715. feven good ears: And I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it unto me.

25¶ And Jofeph faid unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one : God hath fhewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

26 The feven good kine are seven years; and the feven good ears are feven years: the dream is one.

27 And the feven thin and ill-favoured kine that came up after them, are feven years; and the leven empty ears blasted with the east wind, shall be f seven years of famine.

28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do, he fheweth unto Pharaoh.

29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty, throughout all the land of Egypt.

30 And there fhall arife after them feven years of famine, and all the plenty fhall be forgotten in the land of Egypt: and the famine fhall confume the land.

31 And the plenty fhall not be known in the land, by reason of that famine following ; for it shall be very grievous.

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32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by or, God, and God will fhortly bring it of God. to país.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wife, and fet him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint || officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the feven plenteous years.

35 And let them gather all the food of thofe good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.



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39 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, Chrift Forafmuch as God hath thewed thee 1715. all this, there is none fo difcreet and wife as thou art.

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43 And he made him to ride in the Izan.6. fecond chariot which he had; and or, Ten- they cried before him, || Bow the knee and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

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44 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee fhall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Jofephs name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he

ter of Poti-pherah || prieft of On : and Jofeph went out over all the land. of Egypt.

46 And Jofeph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt: And Jofeph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

47 And in the feven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48 And he gathered up all the food of the feven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field which was round about every city, laid he up in the fame.

49 And Jofeph gathered corn as the fand of the lea, very much, until he left numbering: for it was without number.

50 m And unto Jofeph were born two fons, before the years of famine came which Afenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah | priest of On, bare 2 Sam. 8. unto him..

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51 And Jofeph called the name of That is, the first-born || Manafleh: for God, faid he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my fathers house.


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52 And the name of the fecond Fruitful called he | Ephraim: for God hath caufed me to be fruitful in the land of my action.

His brethren come into Egypt.

53 And the feven years of plen- Before teousness that was in the land of E- Chrift gypt, were ended.

54 " And the leven years of dearth began to come, according as Jofeph had faid: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread : and Pharaoh faid unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Jofeph; what he faith to you, do.


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14 And Jofeph faid unto them, That is it that I fpake unto you, faying, Ye are spies.

15 Hereby ye shall be proved: f by the life of Pharaoh ye fhall not 26.& 17. go forth hence, except your youngest J 1. brother come hither.


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16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye fhall be + kept in prifon, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or elfe by the life of Pharaoh furely ye are fpies.

17 And he † put them altogether into ward three days.

18 And Jofeph faid unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God.

19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prifon: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses.

20 But b bring your youngest brother unto me; fo fhall your words be verified, and ye fhall not die. And they did fo.

21 And they faid one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we faw the anguish of his foul, when he befought us; and we would not hear: therefore is this distress come upon us.

22 And Reuben answered them, faying, Spake I not unto you, faying, Do not fin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore behold alfo, his blood is required.

23 And they knew not that Jofeph understood them; for † he fpake e unto them by an interpreter.

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24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept ; and returned to them again, and communed with shem, and took from them Simeon,

Their return to their father.

and bound him before their eyes. Before 25 Then Jofeph commanded to Chrift fill their facks with corn, and to re- 1707. ftore every mans money into his fack, and to give them provifion for the way: and thus did he unto them.

26 And they laded their affes with the corn, and departed thence.


27 And as one of them opened see his fack to give his afs provender in 2 the inn, he elpied his money: for behold it was in his facks mouth.


28 And he faid unto his brethren, My money is restored; and lo, it is even in my fack and their heart tfailed them, and they were afraid, t faying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

29 And they came unto Jacob their father, unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befel un to them, faying,

30 The man who is the lord of the land, fpake + roughly to us, and took us for fpies of the country.

31 And we faid unto him, We are true men; we are no fpies.

32 We be twelve brethren, fons of our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

33 And the man the lord of the country faid unto us, Hereby fhall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your houfholds, and be gone.

34 And bring your youngest bro ther unto me: then thall I know that you are no fpies, but that you are true men: fo will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

35 ¶ And it came to pafs as they emptied their facks, that behold, every mans bundle of money was in his fack and when both they and their father faw the bundles of money, they were afraid.


36 And Jacob their father faid unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Jofeph is not, and Si meon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are againft me.

37 And Reuben fpake unto his father, faying, Slay my two fons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.



38 And he faid, My fon fhall not go down with you: for his brother is dead, and he is left alone; if mifchief! Chap


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2 And it came to pass when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father faid unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

3 And Judah fpake unto him, faying, The man did folemnly proprotested. teft unto us, faying, Ye fhall not fee 42.20. & my face, except your a brother be

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with you.

4 If thou wilt fend our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food.

But if thou wilt not fend him, we will not go down for the man faid unto us, Ye fhall not fee my face, except your brother be with you.

6 And Ifrael faid, Wherefore dealt ye fo ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

7 And they faid, The man tafked ated. us ftraitly of our ftate, and of our kindred, faying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and +Яeb. we told him according to the † tenor of thefe words: † Could we Knowing certainly know that he would fay, Bring your brother down?

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8 And Judah faid unto Ifrael his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arife and go; that we may live and not die, both we, and thou, and alio our little ones.

9 I will be furety for him; of my hand fhalt thou require him: b If I bring him not unto thee, and fet him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever.

10 For except we had lingered, furely now we had returned this by fecond time.

II And their father Ifrael faid unto them, If it must be fo now, do this; take of the beft fruits in the land in your veffels, and carry down the man a prefent, a little balm, and a little hony, fpices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.

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Jofeph entertaineth them. peradventure it was an overfight. Before 13 Take alfo your brother, and Christ arife, go again unto the man.


14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may fend away your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be bereaved of my Efth. 4. children, I am bereaved.



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15 And the men took that pre-bavebeen, fent, and they took double money in &c. their hand, and Benjamin; and rofe up, and went down to Egypt, and ftood before Jofeph.

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16 And when Jofeph faw Benjamin with them, he faid to the ruier of his houfe, Bring these men home, and flay, and make ready : for these t Heb. men thali † dine with me at noon. 17 And the man did as Jofeph + Heb. bade: and the man brought the men into Jofephs house.

18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Jofephs houfe, and they faid, Because of the money, that was returned in our facks at the first time, are we brought in

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21 And it came to pafs when we came came to the inn, that we opened our e chap facks, and behold, every mans money was in the mouth of his fack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

22 And other morey have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our facks.

23 And he faid, Peace be to you, fear not your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your facks: † I had your money. Heh And he brought Simeon out unto ney came them.

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24 And the man brought the men into Jofephs houfe, and f gave them fchap. water, and they washed their feet, 24.32. and he gave their afles provender.

25 And they made ready the prefent against Jofeph came at noon : for they heard that they should eat

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26 ¶ And when Jofeph came home, they brought him the prefent

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Before which was in their hand into the Chrift house, and bowed themselves to 1707. him to the earth.


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27 And he asked them of their † welfare, and faid, † Is your father well, the old man h of whom ye fpake? Is he yet alive?

28 And they answered, Thy ferAC-42. vant our father is in good health, he 11, 43. is yet alive and they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

29 And he lift up his eyes, and faw his brother Benjamin,his mothers fon, and faid, Is this your younger Chap-42. brother, i of whom ye fpake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my fon.


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30 And Jofeph made hafte; for his bowels did yern upon his brother: and he fought where to weep, and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and faid, Set on bread.

32 And they fet on for him by himfeif, 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 k an abomination unto the Egyptians.

33 And they fat before him, the firft-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth and the men marvelled one at another.

34 And he took and fent messes unto them, from before him: but BenSeg. 1. jamins mefs was five times so much Joha 2. as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.


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CHAP. XLIV. 1 Jofephs policy to ftay his brethren.

ND he commanded + the ftew

Aard of his houfe, faying, Fill the

waft.mens facks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every mans money in his facks mouth.

2 And put my cup, the filver cup, in the facks mouth of the youngest, and his corn-money: and he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

3 As foon as the morning was light, the men were fent away, they and their affes.

4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Jofeph faid unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou doft overtake them, fay unto them,

The cup in Benjamins fack. Wherefore have ye rewarded evil Before for good?


5 Is not this it, in which my lord 1707. drinketh? and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in fol or doing.

6¶ And he overtook them, and he fpake unto them these fame words.

7 And they faid unto him, Wherefore faith my lord thefe words? God forbid that thy fervants thould do according to this thing.

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8 Behold, the money which we found in our facks mouths, webrought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then fhould we steal out of thy lords house filver or gold? 9 With whom foever of thy fervants it be found, both a let him die, and a Chap we alfo will be my lords bond-men.

10 And he faid, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found fhall be my fervant; and ye shall be blameless.

11 Then they speedily took down every man his fack to the ground, and opened every man his fack.

12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngeft: and the cup was found in Benjamins fack.

13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his afs, and returned to the city.

14 And Judah and his brethren came to Jofephs houfe (for he was yet there) and they fell before him on the ground.

15 And Jofeph faid unto them, What deed is this that have done? ye wot ye not, that fuch a man as I can certainly divine?


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16 And Judah faid, What fhall we trial fay unto my lord? what shall we fpeak? or how fhall we clear ourfelves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy fervants: behold, we are my lords fervants, both we, and be alfo with whom the cup is found.

17 And he said, God forbid that I fhould do fo: but the man in whofe hand the cup is found, he fhall be my fervant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

18¶Then Judah came near unto him, and faid, Oh my lord, let thy fervant, I pray thee, fpeak a word in my lords ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy fervant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

19. My lord asked his fervants, faying, Have ye a father, or a brother? D 20 And

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