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The trespass of Onan.

CHAP. XXXIX. Joseph advanced by Potiphar. 3 And she conceived, and bare a son; pledge from the woman's hand: but he and he called his name Er.

found her not. 4 And she conceived again, and bare a 21 Then he asked the men of that place, son; and she called his name Onan. saying, Where is the harlot that was

5 And she yet again conceived and bare openly by the way-side ? And they said, a son; and called his name Shelah: and There was no harlot in this place. he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said,

6 And Judah took a wise for Er his I cannot find her; and also the men of the first-born, whose name was Tamar. place said, that there was no harlot in this

7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wick-place. ed in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to slew him.

her, Jest we be shamed: behold, I sent 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in this kid, and thou hast not found her. unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, 24 | And it came to pass about three and raise up seed to thy brother. months after, that it was told Judah, say

9 And Onan knew that the seed should ing, Tamarthy daughter-in-law hath playnot be his : and it came to pass, when he ed the harlot; and also, behold, she is went in unto his brother's wife, that he with child by whoredom. And Judah said, spilled it on the ground, lest that he should Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. give seed to his brother.

25 When she was brought forth, she 10 And the thing which he did dis- sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the pleased the LORD: wherefore he slew him man whose these are, am I with child and

she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daugh- these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. ter-in-law, Remajn a widow at thy father's 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for said, She hath been more righteous than I; he said, Lest peradventure he die also as because that I gave her not to Shelah my his brethren did.) And Tamar went and son: and he knew her again no more. dwelt in her father's house.

27 And it came to pass in the time of her 12 | And in process of time, the daugh- travail, that behold, twins were in her ter of Shuah Judah's wife died: and Judah womb. was comforted, and went up unto his sheep- 28 And it came to pass when she trashearers to Timnath, he and his friend vailed, that the one put out his hand; and Hirah the Adullamite.

the midwife took and bound upon his hand 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Be-a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. hold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Tim- 29 And it came to pass as he drew back nath, to shear his sheep.

his hand, that behold, his brother came 14 And she put her widow's garments out; and she said, How hast thou broken off from her, and covered her with a vail, forth ? this breach be upon thee: thereand wrapped herself, and sat in an open fore his name was called Pharez. place, which is by the way to Timnath : for 30 And afterward came out his brother she saw that Shelah was grown, and she that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; was not given unto him to wife.

and his name was called Zarah. 15 When Judah saw her, he thought

CHAP. XXXIX. her to be a harlot; because she had cor- ND Joseph was brought down to ered her face.

Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of 16 And he turned unto her by the way, Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egypand said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come tian, bought him of the hands of the Ishin unto thee; (for he knew not that she was meelites, which had brought him down his daughter-in-law.:) and she said, What thither. wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and in unto me?

he was a prosperous man: and he was in 17 And he said I will send thee a kid the house of his master the Egyptian. from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou 3 And his master saw that the LORD was give me a pledge, till thou send it? with him, and that the LORD made all that

18 And he said, What pledge shall I he did to prosper in his hand. give thee? and she said, Thy signet, and 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine and he served him: and he made him hand: and he gave it her, and came in overseer over his house, and all that he unto her, and she conceived by him. had he put into his hand.

19 And she arose and went away and 5 And it came to pass from the time laid by her vail from her, and put on the that he had made him overseer in his garinents of her widowhood.

house, and over all that he had, that the 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the




· Potiphar's wife tempts Joseph. GENESTS. The butler and baker imprisoned. LORD was upon all that he had in the 23 The keeper of the prison looked not house, and in the field.

to any thing that was under his hand; be6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's cause the LORD was with him: and that hand; and he knew not aught he had, save which he did, the Lord made it to prosper. the bread which he did eat: and Joseph

CHAP. XL. was a modly person and

herehefavoured. A that the mette pas after these things; Andit came to pass things,

butler of king of that his master's wife cast her eyes upon and his baker had offended their lord the Joseph: and she said, Lie with me. king of Egypt.

8 But he refused, and said unto his mas- 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of ter's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not his officers, against the chief of the butwhat is with me in the house, and he hath lers, and against the chief of the bakers. committed all that he hath to my hand; 3' And he put them in ward in the house

9 There is none greater in this house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, thanl; neither hath be kept back any thing the place where Joseph was bound. from me, but thee, because thou art his 4 And the captain of the guard charged wife: how then can I do this great wicked- Joseph with them, and he served them; ness, and sin against God?

and they continued a season in ward. 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to 5 | And they dreamed a dream both Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not of them, each man his dream in one night, unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. each man according to the interpretation

11 And it came to pass about this time, of his dream; the butler and the baker of that Joseph went into the house to do his the king of Egypt, which were bound in business; and there was none of the men the prison. of the house there within.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the 12 And she caught him by his garment, morning, and looked upon them, and besaying, Lie with nie: and he left his gar- hold, they were sad. ment in her hand, and fled, and got bimout. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that

13 And it came to pass, when she saw were with him in the ward of his lord's that he had left his garment in her hand, house, saying, Wherefore look ye so and was fled forth,

sadly to-day? 14 That she called unto the men of her 8 And they said unto him, We have house, and spake unto them, saying, See, dreamed a dream, and there is no interhe hath brought in a Hebrew. unto us to preter of it. And Joseph said unto them, mock us: he came in unto

me to lie with Do not interpretations belong to God } me, and I cried with a loud voice : Tell me them, I pray you.

15 And it came to pass, when he heard 9 And the chief butler told his dream that I lifted up my voice and cried, that to Joseph, and said unto him, In my drcain, he left his garment with me, and ded, and behold, a vine was before me; got him out.

10 And in the vine were three branches : 16 And she laid up his garment by her, and it was as though it budded, and her until his lord came home.

blossoms shot forth; and the clusters 17 And she spake unto him according thereof brought forth ripe grapes: to these words, saying, The Hebrew ser- 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand : vant which thou hast brought unto us, and I took the grapes, and pressed them came in unto me to inock me:

into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up into Pharaoh's hand. my voice and cried, that he left his gar- 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is ment with me, and fled out.

the interpretation of it: The three branch19 And it came to pass, when his mas- es are three days: ter heard the words of his wife, which 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh she spake unto him, saying, After this lift up thine head, and restore thee unto manner did thy servant to me; that his thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's wrath was kindled.

cup into his hand, after the former manner 20 And Joseph's master took him, and when thou wast his butler. put him into the prison, a place where the 14 But think on me when it shall be king's prisoners were bound : and he was well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray there in the prison,

thee, untome, and make mention of me unto 21 T But the LORD was with Joseph, Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house ; and shewed him mercy, and gave him fa- 15 For indeed I was stolen away out vour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. of the land of the Hebrews: and here also

22 And the keeper of the prison com- have I done nothing that they should put mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners me into the dungeon. that were in the prison; and whatsoever 16 When the chief baker saw that the they did there, de was the door of it. interpretation was good, he said unto Jo


The two dreams of Pharach: CHAP. XLI Joseph interprets them. soph. I also was in my dream, and behold, the guard; and we told him, and he intere I had three white baskets on my head: preted to us our dreams; to each man ac.

17 And in the uppermost basket there cording to his dream he did interpret. ses of all manner of bake-meats for Pha- 13 And it came to pass, as he intermah: and the birds did eat them out of the preted to us, so it was: me he restored basket upon my head.

unto mine office, and him he hanged. 18 And Joseph answered, and said, 14 | Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo. This is the interpretation thereof: The seph, and they brought him hastily out of three baskets are three days:

the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh changed his raiment, and came in unto lift up thy head from off thee, and shall Pharaoh. hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 1 Eat thy flesh from off thee.

have dreamed a dream, and there is none 90 And it came to pass the third day, that can interpret it: and I have heard alack aas Pharaoh's birth-day, that he say of thee, that thou canst understand a made a feast unto all his servants : and he dream to interpret it. lifted up the head of the chief butler and 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, sayof the chief baker among bis servants. ing, It is not in me: God shall give

91 And he restored the chief butler Pharaoh an answer of peace. unto bis butlership again; and he gave 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, in the cup into Pharaoh's hand :

my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as of the river: Joseph bad interpreted to them.

18 And behold, there came up out of 23 Yet did not the chief butler remem- the river seven kine, fat-fleshed, and wellber Joseph, but forgat him.

favoured; and they fed in a meadow : CHAP. XLI.

19 And behold, seven other kine came ND it came to pass at the end of two up after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and behold, he stood by the river. all the land of Egypt for badness :

? And behold, there came up out of the 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured river seven well-favoured kine and fat- kine did eat up the first seven fat kine : deshed; and they fed in a meadow... 21 And when they had eaten them up,

3 And behold, seven other kine came it could not be known that they had eaten op after them out of the river, ill-favoured them; but they were still ill-favoured, as ud lean-feshed ; and stood by the other at the beginning. So I awoke. fine upon the brink of the river.

22 And I saw in my dream, and be. 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and good: and fat kine. “So Pharaoh awoke. 23 And behold, seven ears, withered,

6 And he slept and dreamed the second thin, and blasted with the east wind, tine: and behold, seven ears of com sprung up after them: came up upon one stalk, rank and good. 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven

6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted good ears: and I told this unto the magiwith the east wind sprung up after them. cians; but there was none that could de

1 And the seven thin ears devoured the clare it unto me. seren rank and full ears. And Pharaoh

And Pharaoh 25 T And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, awoke, and behold, it was a dream. The dream of Pharaoh is one : God hath 8 And it came to pass in the morning, shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. ba: his spirit was troubled; and he sent 26 The seven good kine are seven and called for all the magicians of Egypt, years; and the seven good ears are seven ad all the wise men thereof: and Pha- years: the dream is one. nich told them his dreams; but there was 27 And the seven thin and ill-favourtrue that could interpret them unto ed kine that came up after them are seven Pharaoh.

years; and the seven empty ears blasted 9 1 Then spake the chief butler unto with the east wind shall be seven years of Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults famine.

28 This is the thing which I have 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, spoken unto Pharaoh : what God is about and put me in ward in the captain of the to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. gan's house, both me, and the chief baker: 29 Behold, there come seven years of Il And we dreamed a dream in one great plenty throughout all the land of sight, I and he: we dreamed each man ac- Egypt: weding to the interpretation of his dream. 30 And there shall arise after them se12 And there was there with us a young ven years of famine ; and all the plenty , a Hebrew, servant to the captain of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt


this day :

Joseph counsels Pharaoh. GENESIS. Jacob sends to Egypt for corn. and the famine shall consume the land : the food of the field which was round about

31 And the plenty shall not be known every city, laid he up in the same. in the land by reason of that famine fol- 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the lowing: for it shall be very grievous. sand of the sea, very much, until he left

32 And for that the dream was doubled numbering ; for it was without number. unto Pharaoh twice ; it is because the 50 And unto Joseph were born two sons thing is established by God, and God will before the years of famine came: which shortly bring it to pass.

Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest 33 Now. therefore let Pharaoh look out of On bare unto him. a man discreet and wise, and set him over 51 And Joseph called the name of the the land of Egypt.

first-born Manasseh: For God, said he, 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap- hath made me forget all my toil, and all point officers over the land, and take up my father's house. the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the 52 And the name of the second called seven plenteous years.

he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to 35 And let them gather all the food of be fruitful in the land of my affliction. those good years that come, and lay up 53 | And the seven years of plenteouscorn under the hand of Pharaoh ; and let ness that was in the land of Egypt, were

; them keep food in the cities.

ended. 36 And that food shall be for store to 54 And the seven years of dearth began the land against the seven years of famine, to come, according as Joseph had said: which shall be in the land of Egypt; that and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land perish not through the famine. the land of Egypt there was bread.

37 | And the thing was good in the 55 And when all the land of Egypt was eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for servants.

bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Egyptians, Go unto Joseph ; what he saith Can we find such a one as this is, a man in to you, do. whom the spirit of God is?

56 And the famine was over all the face 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Foras- of the earth: and Joseph opened all the much as God hath shewed thee all this, there store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; is none so discreet and wise as thou art : and the famine waxed sore in the land of

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and Egypt. according unto thy word shall all my peo- 57 And all countries came into Egypt ple be ruled: only in the throne will I be to Joseph for to buy.corn ; because that greater than thou.

the famine was so sore in all lands. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See,

CHAP. XLII. I have set thee over all the land of Nomine Egypt, Jacob said unto his

when Egypt.

12 And Pharaoh took off his ring from sons, Why do ye look one upon anohis hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, ther? and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, 2 And he said, Behold I have heard and put a gold chain about his neck; that there is corn in Egypt: get you down

43 And he made him to ride in the se- thither, and buy for us from thence; that cond chariot which he had : and they cri- we may live, and not die. ed before him, Bow the knee: and he made 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down him ruler over all the land of Egypt. to buy corn in Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift Jacob_sent not with his brethren : for he up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. said, Lest peradventure inischief befall

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name him. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to 5 And the cons of Israel came to buy wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah corn among those that came: for the fapriest of On: and Joseph went out over mine was in the land of Canaan. all the land of Egypt.

6 And Joseph was the governor over 46 | And Joseph was thirty years old the land, and he it was thai sold to all the when he stood before Pharaoh king of people of the land : and Joseph's brethEgypt: and Joseph went out from the ren came, and bowed down themselves presence of Pharaoh, and went through- before him with their faces to the earth. out all the land of Egypt.

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he 47 And in the seven plenteous years knew them, but made iiiinself strange unthe earth brought forth by handfuls. to them, and spake roughly unto tiem

48 And he gathered up all the food of and he said unto them, thence come ye? the seven years which were in the land of And they said, From the land of Canaan Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities : to buy food.



son, that

Joseph imprisons his brethren. CHAP. XLIII. Jacob refuses to send Benjamin.

8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but espied his money: for behold, it was in they knew not him.

his sack's mouth. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams 28 And he said unto his brethren, My which he dreamed of them, and said unto money is restored ; and lo, it is even in them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness my sack: and their heart failed them, and of the land ye are come.

they were afraid, saying one to another, 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, What is this that God hath donc unto us? but to buy food are thy servants come. 29 | And they came unto Jacob theie

11 We are all one man's sons; we are father unto the land of Canaan, and told true men; thy servants are no spies,

him all that berell unto them, saying, 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to 30 The man who is the lord of the land, see the nakedness of the land ye are come. spake roughly to us, and took us foi

13 And they said, Thy servants are spies of the country, twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the 31 And we said unto him, We are true land of Canaan: and behold, the young- men ; we are no spies : est is this day with our father, and one is 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our not.

father: one is not, and the youngest is this 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is day with our father in the land of Canaan. it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are 33 And the man, the lord of the counspies :

try, said unto us, Hereby shall I know 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the that ye are true men : leave one of your life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, brethren here with me, and take food for except your youngest brother come hither. the famine of your households, and he gone:

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch 34 And bring your youngest brother your brother, and ye shall be kept in pri- unto me: then shall I know that ye are


words may be proved, whe- po spies, but that yeare true men: so will ther there be any truth in you: or else, by I deliver you your brother, and ye shall the life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies. traffic in the land.

17 And he put them all together into 35 | And it came to pass as they empward three days.

tied their sacks, that behold, every man's 18 And Joseph said unto them the third bundle of money was in his sack; and day, This do, and live ; for I fear God: when both they and their father saw the

19 If ye be true men, let one of your bundles of money, they were afraid. brethren be bound in the house of your 36 And Jacob their father said unto prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of them, Me have ye bereaved of any chilyour houses :

dren: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, 20 But bring your youngest brother un- and ye will take Benjamin away: all these to me; so shall your words be verified, things are against me. and ye shall not die. And they did so. 37 And Reuben spake unto his father,

21 [ And they said one to another, We saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring bjin are verily guilty concerning our brother, in not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and that we saw the anguish of his soul, when I will bring him to thee again. he besought us, and we would not hear; 38 And he said, My son shall not go therefore is this distress come upon us. down with you; for his brother is dead

22 And Reuben answered them, saying, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin by the way in the which ye go, then shall against the child, and ye would not hear? ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow therefore behold also his blood is required. to the grave. derstood thein ; for he spake unto them by AND And Circame to pass, when

they 23 And they knew not that Joseph un


the an interpreter.

24 And he turned himself about from bad eaten up the corn which they had them, and wept; and returned to them brought out of Egypt, their father said unagain, and communed with them, and took to them, Go again, buy us a little food. froin them Simeon, and bound him before 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, their eyes.

The man did solemnly protest upto us, 25 ý Then Joseph commanded to fill saying, Ye shall not see my face, except their sacks with corn, and to restore every your brother be with you. man's money into his sack, and to give 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, thern provision for the way: and thus did we will go down and buy thee food : he unto them.

5 But if thou wilt not send him we will 26 And they laded their asses with the not go down: for the man said unto us, corn, and departed thence.

Ye shall not see my face, except your bro21 And as one of them opened his sack ther be with you. to give, his ass provender in the ina, bel 6 And Israel said, Whercfore dealt ye

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