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17. And he said, 1 will send thee a kid || Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, give me a pledge till thou send it?

which had brought him down thither. 18. And he said, What pledge shall I 2. And the LORD was with Joseph, and give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and he was a prosperous man: and he was in thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine the house of his master the Egyptian. hand: And he gave it her, and came in 3. And his master saw that the LORD unto her, and she conceived by him. was with him, and that the Lord made all

19. And she arose, and went away, and that he did to prosper in his hand. laid by her vail from her, and put on the 4. And Joseph found grace in his sight, garments of her widowhood.

and he served him: and he made him over20. And Judah sent the kid by the handseer over his house, and all that he had he of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his put into his hand. pledge from the woman's hand, but he 5. And it came to pass, from the time found her not.

that he had made him overseer in his 21. Then he asked the men of that place, house, and over all that he had, that the saying, Where is the harlot, that was open- LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joly by the way-side ? And they said, 'There seph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was no harlot in this place.

was upon all that he had in the house, and 22. And he returned to Judah, and said, in the field. I cannot find her; and also the men of the 6. And he left all that he had in Joseph's place said, that there was no harlot in this hand; and he knew not aught he had, save place.

the bread which he did eat. And Joseph 23. And Judah said, Let her take it to was a goodly person, and well-favoured. her, lest we be shamed : behold, I sent this 7. And it came to pass after these things, kid, and thou hast not found her.

that his master's wife cast her eyes upon 24. And it came to pass, about three Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. months after, that it was told Judah, saying, 8. But he refused; and said unto his masTamar thy daughter-in-law hath played ter's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not the harlot; and also, behold, she is with what is with me in the house, and he hath child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring committed all that he hath to my hand : her forth, and let her be burnt.

9. There is none greater in this house 25. When she was brought forth, she sent than 1; neither hath he kept back any to her father-in-law, saying, By the man thing from me but thee, because thou art whose these are, am I with child : and she his wife: how then can I do this great said, Discern, 1 pray thee, whose are these, wickedness, and sin against God? the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

10. And it came to pass, as she spake to 26. And Judah acknowledged them, and Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not said, She hath been more righteous than I ; unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. because that I gave her not to Shelah my 11. And it came to pass, about this time, son. And he knew her again no more. that Joseph went into the house to do his

27. And it came to pass, in the time of her business; and there was none of the men travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. of the house there within.

28. And it came to pass, when she tra- 12. And she caught him by his garment, vailed, that the one put out his hand ; and saying, Lie with me: and he left his garthe midwife took and bound upon his hand ment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 13. And it came to pass, when she saw

29. And it came to pass, as he drew back that he had left his garment in her hand, bis hand, that, behold, his brother came out; and was fled forth, and she said, How hast thou broken forth? 14. That she called unto the men of her This breach be upon thee: therefore his house, and spake unto them, saying, See, name was called Pharez.

he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to 30. And afterward came out his brother, mock us; he came in unto me to lie with that had the scarlet thread upon his hand ;|| me, and I cried with a loud voice. and his name was called Zarah.

15. And it came to pass, when he heard CHAP. XXXIX.

that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he 1 Joseph advanced in Potiphar's house : 7 He resisteth his

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him out. 1. ND Joseph was brought down to 16. And she laid up his garment by her

Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of | until his lord came home.


17. And she spake unto him according 9. And the chief butler told his dream to to these words, saying, The Hebrew ser- Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, bevant, which thou hast brought unto us, hold, a vine was before me; came in unto me to mock me:

10. And in the vine were three branches: 18. And it came to pass, as I lifted up and it was as though it budded, and her my voice and cried, that he left his garment blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof with me, and fled out.

brought forth ripe grapes : 19. And it came to pass, when his mas- 11. And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: ter heard the words of his wife, which she and I took the grapes, and pressed them spake unto him, saying, After this manner into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into did thy servant to me, that his wrath was Pharaoh's hand. kindled.

12. And Joseph said unto him, This is the 20. And Joseph's master took him, and interpretation of it: The three branches are put him into the prison, a place where the three days. king's prisoners were bound : and he was 13. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh there in the prison.

lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy 21. But the LORD was with Joseph, and place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup showed him mercy, and gave him favour into his hand, after the former manner when in the sight of the keeper of the prison. thou wast his butler.

22. And the keeper of the prison com- 14. But think on me when it shall be well mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, that were in the prison; and whatsoever unto me; and make mention of me unto they did there, he was the doer of it. Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

23. The keeper of the prison looked not 15. For indeed I was stolen away out of to any thing that was under his hand; be the land of the Hebrews: and here also have cause the LORD was with him; and that 1 done nothing, that they should put me into which he did, the LORD made it to prosper. the dungeon. CHAP. XL.

16. When the chief baker saw that the 1 The baller and baker of Pharaoh in prison : 5 He inter

interpretation was good, he said unto Jopreeth their dreams. 23 The ingratitude of the buller. seph, 1 also was in my dream, and, behold, 1. ND it came to pass, after these things, I had three white baskets on my head: that the butler of the king of Egypt,

17. And in the uppermost basket there and his baker, had offended their lord the was of all manner of bake-meats for Phaking of Egypt.

raoh; and the birds did eat them out of the 2. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of basket upon my head. his officers, against the chief of the butlers, 18. And Joseph answered and said, This and against the chief of the bakers. is the interpretation thereof: The three bas

3. And he put them in ward in the house kets are three days. of the captain of the guard, into the prison, lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang

19. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh the place where Joseph was bound.

4. And the captain of the guard charged thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy Joseph with them, and he served them; and flesh from off thee. they continued a season in ward.

20. Andit came to pass the third day, which 5. And they dreamed a dream both of was Pharaoh's birth-day, that he made a them, each man his dream in one night, feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up each man according to the interpretation of the head of the chief butler and of the chief his dream, the butler and the baker of the baker among his servants. king of Egypt, which were bound in the

he 21. And he restored the chief butler unto prison.

his butlership again ; and he gave the cup 6. And Joseph came in unto them in the into Pharaoh's hand: morning, and looked upon them, and, behold,

22. But he hanged the chief baker; as Jothey were sad.

seph had interpreted to them. 7. And he asked Pharaoh's officers that 23. Yet did not the chief butler remember were with him in the ward of his lord's house, Joseph, but forgat him. saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to-day?

CHAP. XLI. 8. And they said unto him, We have 1 Pharaoh's two dreams: 25 Joseph interpreteth them: dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter

33 He giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced :

50 He begetteth Manasseh and Ephraim. 54 The faof it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not mine beginneth. interpretations belong to God? Tell me 1. ND it came to pass, at the end of them, I pray you.

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ed, and, behold, he stood by the river. 19. And, behold, seven other kine came

2. And, behold, there came up out of the up after them, poor and very ill-favoured, river seven well-favoured kine, and fat-flesh- and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all ed; and they fed in a meadow.

the land of Egypt for badness : 3. And, behold, seven other kine came 20. And the lean and the ill-favoured kine up after them out of the river, ill-favoured, did eat up the first seven fat kine. and lean-fleshed; and stood by the other kine 21. And when they had eaten them up, it upon the brink of the river.

could not be known that they had eaten 4. And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed them; but they were still ill-favoured, as at kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and the beginning. So I awoke. fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

22. And I saw in my dream, and, behold, 5. And he slept, and dreamed the second seven ears came up in one stalk, full and time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came good. up upon one stalk, rank and good.

23. And, behold, seven ears, withered, 6. And, behold, seven thin ears, and blast-thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung ed with the east wind, sprung up after them. up after them:

7. And the seven thin ears devoured the 24. And the thin ears devoured the seven seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh good ears: and I told this unto the magiawoke, and, behold, it was a dream. cians; but there was none that could declare

8. And it came to pass in the morning it to me. that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and 25. And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The called for all the magicians of Egypt, and dream of Pharaoh is one; God hath showed all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told | Pharaoh what he is about to do. them his dreams; but there was none that 26. The seven good kine are seven years ; could interpret them unto Pharaoh. and the seven good ears are seven years :

9. Then spake the chief butler unto Pha- the dream is one. raoh, saying, I do remember my faults this 27. And the seven thin and ill-favoured day.

kine, that came up after them, are seven io. Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, || years; and the seven empty ears, blasted and put me in ward in the captain of the with the east wind, shall be seven years of guard's house, both me and the chief baker. famine.

11. And we dreamed a dream in one 28. This is the thing which I have spoken night, I and he; we dreamed each man'ac-unto. Pharaoh ; what God is about to do cording to the interpretation of his dream. he showeth unto Pharaoh.

12. And there was there with us a young 29. Behold, there come seven years of man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: the guard; and we told him, and he inter- 30. And there shall arise after them seven preted to us our dreams: to each man ac- | years of famine; and all the plenty shall be cording to his dream he did interpret. forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the

13. And it came to pass, as he interpreted famine shall consume the land : to us so it was; me he restored unto mine 31. And the plenty shall not be known in office, and him he hanged.

the land by reason of that famine following; 14. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, for it shall be very grievous. and they brought him hastily out of the dun- 32. And for that the dream was doubled geon: and he shaved himself, and changed unto Pharaoh twice ; it is because the thing his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. is established by God, and God will shortly

15. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have bring it to pass. dreamed a dream, and there is none that can 33. Now, therefore, let Pharaoh look out a interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, man discreet and wise, and set him over the that thou canst understand a dream to inter- land of Egypt. pret it:

34. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap16. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, say- point officers over the land, and take up the ing, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh | fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven an answer of

plenteous years. 17. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In 35. And let them gather all the food of my dream, behold, 1 stood upon the bank of those good years that come, and lay up corn the river:

under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them 18. And, behold, there came up out of the keep food in the cities. river seven kine, fat-fleshed, and well-favour- 36. And that food shall be for store to the ed; and they fed in a meadow.

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which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the 54. And the seven years of dearth began land perish not through the famine.

to come, according as Joseph had said: and 37. And the thing was good in the eyes of the dearth was in all lands; but in all the Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. land of Egypt there was bread.

38. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, 55. And when all the land of Egypt was Can we find such a me as this is, a man in famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for whom the Spirit of God is?

bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the 39. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, For-Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith asmuch as God hath showed thee all this ; to you, do. there is none so discreet and wise as thou art. 56. And the famine was over all the face

40. Thou shalt be over my house, and of the earth. And Joseph opened all the according unto thy word shall all my people store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; be ruled:

only in the throne will I be greater and the famine waxed sore in the land of than thou.

Egypt. 41. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, 57. And all countries came into Egypt to I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. Joseph for to buy corn; because that the

42. And Pharaoh took off his ring from famine was so sore in all lands. his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and

CHAP. XLII. arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and 1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt. 16 They put a gold chain about his neck:

are imprisoned by Joseph for spies. 24 Simeon is kept 43, And he made him to ride in the se- for a pledge. 36 Jacob refuselh lo send Benjamin. cond chariot which he had: and they cried 1. TOW when Jacob saw that there was before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

44. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am 2. And he said, Behold, I have heard that Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. and buy for us from thence; that we may

45. And Pharaoh called Joseph's name live, and not die. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife 3. And Joseph's ten brethren went down Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest to buy corn in Egypt. of On. And Joseph went out over all the 4. But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob land of Egypt.

sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest 46. And Joseph was thirty years old peradventure mischief befall him. when he stood before Pharaoh' king of 5. And the sons of Israel came to buy Egypt. And Joseph went out from the pre-corn among those that came : for the famine sence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all was in the land of Canaan. the land of Egypt.

6. And Joseph was the governor over the 47. And in the seven plenteous years the land, and he it was that sold to all the peoearth brought forth by handfuls.

ple of the land : and Joseph's brethren came 43. And he gathered up all the food of the and bowed down themselves before him seven years, which were in the land of with their faces to the earth. Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities : 7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he the food of the field, which was round about | knew them, but made himself strange unto every city, laid he up in the same.

them, and spake roughly unto them; and he 49. And Joseph gathered corn as the said unto them, Whence come ye? And they sand of the sea, very much, until he left said, From the land of Canaan, to buy food. numbering: for it was without number. 8. And Joseph knew his brethren, but

50. And unto Joseph were born two sons they knew not him. before the years of famine came, which 9. And Joseph remembered the dreams Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest which he dreamed of them, and said unto of On bare unto him.

them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness 51. And Joseph called the name of the of the land ye are come. first-born Manasseh ; For God, said he, hath 10. And they said unto him, Nay, my made me forget all my toil, and all my fa- lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. ther's house.

11. We are all one man's sons: we are 52. And the name of the second called true men; thy servants are no spies. he Ephraim : For God hath caused me to 12. And he said unto them, Nay, but to te fruitful in the land of my affliction. see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

53.1 And the seven years of plenteousness 13. And they said, Thy servants are twelve that was in the land of Egypt were ended. I brethren, the sons of one man in the land


of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this | spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of day with our father, and one is not.

the country. 14. And Joseph said unto them, That is 31. And we said unto him, We are true it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies. men; we are no spies:

15. Hereby ye shall be proved; by the 32. We be twelve brethren, sons of our life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, father: one is not, and the youngest is this except your youngest brother come hither. day with our father in the land of Canaan.

16. Send one of you, and let him fetch 33. And the man, the lord of the country, your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye that your words may be proved, whether are true men: leave one of your brethren there be any truth in you: or else, by the here with me, and take food for the famine life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies.

of your households, and be gone; 17. And he put them altogether into ward 34. And bring your youngest brother unto three days.

me; then shall I know that you are no spies, 18. And Joseph said unto them the third but that youare true men: so will I deliver you day, This do, and live; for I fear God: your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.

19. If ye be true men, let one of your bre- 35. And it came to pass, as they emptied thren be bound in the house of your prison; their sacks, that, behold, every man's bungo ye, carry corn for the famine of your dle of money was in his sack: and when houses :

both they and their father saw the bundles 20. But bring your youngest brother unto of money, they were afraid. me; so shall your words be verified, and ye 36. And Jacob their father said unto shall not die. And they did so.

them, Me have ye bereaved of my children : 21. And they said one to another, We Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye are verily guilty concerning our brother, in will take Benjamin away: all these things that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he are against me. besought us, and we would not hear; there- 37. And Reuben spake unto his father, fore is this distress come upon us.

saying, Slay my two sons if I bring him not 22. And Reuben answered them, saying, to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin will bring him to thee again. against the child; and ye would not hear? 38. And he said, My son shall not go Therefore, behold, also his blood is required. down with you; for his brother is dead, and

23. And they knew not that Joseph under- he is left alone: if mischief befall him by stood them; for he spake unto them by an the way in the which ye go, then shall ye interpreter.

bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the 24. And he turned himself about from grave. them, and wept; and returned to them again,

CHAP. XLIII. and communed with them, and took from 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Joseph them Simeon, and bound him before their entertaineth his brethren, 31 He maketh them a feast. eyes.

1. ND the famine was sore in the land. 25.1 Then Joseph commanded to fill their 2. And it came to pass, when they sacks with corn, and to restore every man's had eaten up the corn which they had money into his sack, and to give them pro- brought out of Egypt, their father said unto vision for the way; and thus did he unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. them.

3. And Judah spake unto him, saying, 26. And they laded their asses with the The man did solemnly protest unto us, corn, and departed thence.

saying, Ye shall not see my face, except 27. And as one of them opened his sack, your brother be with you. to give his ass provender in the inn, he es- 4. If thou wilt send our brother with us, pied his money; for, behold, it was in his we will go down and buy thee food: sack's mouth.

5. But if thou wilt not send him, we 28. And he said unto his brethren, My will not go down: for the man said unto us, money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my Ye shall not see my face, except your brosack: and their heart failed them, and they ther be with you. were afraid, saying one to another, What 6. And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye is this that God hath done unto us? so ill with me, as to tell the man whether

29. 1 And they came unto Jacob their ye had yet a brother? father unto the land of Canaan, and told 7. And they said, The man asked us him all that befell unto them, saying, straitly of our state, and of our kindred,

30. The man, who is the lord of the land, || saying, Is your father' yet alive? Have ye

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