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Polphar's wife tempts Josepn. GENESS The butler and baker imprisoned. LORD was upon all that he had in the 23 The keeper of the prison looked not horise, and in the field.
to any tbing that was under his hand; be6 And he left allibat 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 goodly person, and well-favoured. A ND it came to pass after these things,
7 T Ändit came to pass after these things, A that the butler of the king of Egypt 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.
& 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 but. what is with me in the house, and he hath lerg, and against the chief of the bakers. comunitted 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 aptain of the guard, into the prison, than l; neither hath he kept back any thing the place where Joseph was bound. from me, but thec, 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 ?
land 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.
16 And Joseph came in unto them in the 12 And she caught him by his garment, morning, and looked upon them, and be. saying, Lie with me: and he left his gar-hold, they were sad. ment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that
13 And it came to pass, wben 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 80 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 ine to lie with Do not interpretations belong to God? ine, 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 dream, he left bis garinent with me, and fled, and behold, a vine was before me; got him out.
1 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.
Thlossoms shot forth; and the clusters 17 And she spake unto him according thereof brought forth ripe grapes: to these words, saying, The Ilebrew ser- 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand : vant which thou hast lirought unto us, and I took the grapes, and pressed them came in unto me to inock me:
linto Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup 18 And it came to pass as I listed 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- cs are three days: ter heard the words of his wife, wbichl 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh she spake unto him, saying, Asier this lift up thy head, and restore thee unto manner did thy servant to me; that his thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's wrath was kindled.
cun into his hand, after the former manner 20 And Joseph's master took hiin, and when thou wast his butler. put bim into the prison, a place where the 14 Biit 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, unto me, and make mentionof me unto 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house : and shewed himn mercy, and gave him fa- i 15 For indeed I was stolen away out vour in the sight of the keeper of the prisoin. of the land of the Hebrews: and here also
29 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, he was the doer of it. interpretation was good, he said unto Jo.
The two dreams of Pharaoh : CHAP. XLI.
Joseph interprets them. seph, I also was in my dream, and behold, the guard; and we told him, and he interI 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. cas of all manner of bake-meats for Pha- 13 And it came to pass, as he interraoh : 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 JoThis 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, I eat thy filesh from off thee.
have dreamed a dream, and there is none 20 And it came to pass the third day, that can interpret it: and I have heard which was Pharaoh's birth-day, 'dat 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, say. of the chief baker among his servants. ling, It is not in me: God shall give
21 And he restored the chief butler Pharaoh an answer of peace. anto his butlership again ; and be 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.
1 19 And behold, seven other kine came AND it came to pass at the end of two up after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, A full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in and behold, he stood by the river. all the land of Egypt for badness :
2 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 : fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. I 21 And when they had eaten them up,
3 And behold, seven other kine came it could not be known that they had eaten up after them out of the river, ill-favoured them; but they were still ill-favoured, as and lean-fieshed; and stood by the other at the beginning. So I awoke. kine upon the brink of the river.
22 And I saw in my dream, and be4 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 : apd fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
23 And behold, seven ears, withered, 5 And he slept and dreamed the second thin, and blasted with the east wind, time: and beboid, seven ears of corn 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 magi. with the east wind sprung up after them. cians; but there was none that could de.
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the clare it unto me. seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh 25 | And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, awoke, and behold, it was a dream. The dream of Pharaoh is o : God hath
8 And it came to pass in the morning, shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. that 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 and all the wise men thereof: and Pha- years: the dream is one. raob told them his dreams; but there was 27 And the seven thin and ill-favourpone that could interpret them unto ed kine that came up after them are seven Pharaoh.
years; and the seven empty ears blasied 9 Then spake the chief butler unto with the east wind shall be seven years of Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults famine. this day:
28 This is the thing which I hare 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 Pliaraoh. guard's house, both me, and the chief baker: 29 Behold, there come seven years of
11 And we dreamed a dream in one great plenty throughout all the lasd of Dight, I and he: we dreamed each man ac- Egypt: cording to the interpretation of his dream. 30 And there shall arise after them se
12 And there was there with us a young ven years of fainine ; and ai the plenty man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; * Joseph counsels Pharaoh. GENESIS. Jacob sends to Egypt for com. 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 apo 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.
The 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 bath 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 NTOW when Jacob saw that there was Egypt.
W corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his 42 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 Josepb'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 mischief befall
*45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name him. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to 5 And the sons 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..
16 And Joseph was the governor over 46 |And Joseph was thirty years old the land, and he it was that 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 himself strange unthe earth brought forth by handfuls. Ito them, and spake roughly unto them ;
48 And he gathered up all the food of and he said unto them, Whence 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 : Ito buy food.
Joseph imprisons his brethren. CHAP. XLIII. Jacob refuses to send Benjamin.
& And Joseph knew his brethren, but espied his money: for behold, it was in they knew not him.
bis sack's mouth. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams28 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 untohim, Nay, my lord, What is this that God hath done unto us? but to buy food are thy servants come. 129 | And they came unto Jacob their
11 We are all one man's sons; we are father unto the land of Canaan, and toid true men; thy servants are no spies. him all that befell unto thein, 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 for
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- inen; we are no spies: est is this day with our father, and one is 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our hot.
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 begone:
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 son, that your words may be proved, whe- no spies, but that ye are true men : so will ther there be any truth in you: or else, by jI 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 T And it came to pass as they empward three days.
tied their sacks, that behold, every man's 18 And Joseph said unto them thc third bundle of money was in his sack; and day, This do, and live ; for I fear God: Iwben 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 farnime of them, Me have ye bereaved of my 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 him 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 sha!! against the child; and ye would not hear? ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow therefore behold also his blood is required. Ito the grave. 23 And they knew not that Joseph un
CHAP. XLIII. derstood thein; for he spake unto them by AND the famine was sore in the land. an interpreter.
TA 2 And it came to pass, when they 24 And he turned himself about from had 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. from them Simeon, and bound him before 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, their eyes.
The man did solemnly protest unto us, 25 T 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. maa's money into his sack, and to give 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, them 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. com, and departed thence.
Ye shall not see my face, except your bro27 And as one of them cpened his sack ther be with you. to give his ass provender in the inn, he 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ve Jacob lets Benjamin go. GENESIS. Joseph entertains his brethren: Spill with me, as to tell the man whether 22 And other money have we brought ye had yet a brother?
down in our hands to buy food: we cannot ng And they said, The man asked us tell who put our money in our sacks. straitly of our state, and of our kindred, 23 And he said, Feace be to you, fear saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye not: your God, and the God of your father, another brother? and we told him accord-hath given you treasure in your sacks: 1 ing to the tenor of these words : Could had your money. And he brought Simeon we certainly know that he would say, out unto them. Bring your brother down?
124 And the man brought the men into & And Judah said unto Israel his father, Joseph's house, and gave them water, and Send the lad with me, and we will arise they washed their feet; and he gave their and go; that we may live, and not die, both asses provender. we, and thou, and also our litile ones. 25 And they made ready the present
9 I wili be surety for him; of my hand against Joseph came at noon: for they shalt thou require him: if I bring him not heard that they should eat bread there. unto thee, and set him before thee, then 26 | And when Joseph came home, let me bear the blame for ever:
they brought him the present which was 10 For except ive had lingered, surely in their hand into the house, and bowed dow we bad returned this second time. themselves to him to the earth.
11 And their father Israel said unto 27 And he asked them of their welfare, them, If it inust be so now, do this; take and said, Is your father well, the old man of the best fruits in the land in your ves- of whoin ye spake? Is he yet alive? sels, and carry down the man a present, al 28 And they answered, Thy servant our little balm, and a little honey, spices, and father is in good health, he is yet alive: myrrh, nuts, and almonds :
land they bowed down their heads, and 12 And take double money in your made obeisance. hand; and the money that was brought 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw again in the inouth of your sacks, carry it his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, again in your hand; peradventure it was and said, Is this your younger brother, of au oversight :
whom ye spake unto me? And he said, 13 Take also your brother, and arise, God be gracious unto thee, my son. go again unto the man:
30 And Joseph made haste; for his 14 And God Almighty give you mercy bowels did yearn upon his brother: and before the man, that he may send away he sought where to weep; and be entered your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be into his chamber, and wept there. bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. 31 And he washed his face, and went · 15 | And the men took that present, out, and refrained himself, and said, Set and they took double money in their hand, on bread. and Benjamin; and rose up, and went 32 And they set on for him by himself, down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. and for them by themselves, and for the
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin Egyptians which did eat with him, by with them, he said to the ruler of his house, themselves : because the Egyptians might Bring these men home, and slay, and make not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that ready : for these men shall dine with me is an abomination unto the Egyptians. at noon.
1 33 And they sat before bim, the first17 And the man did as Joseph bade: born according to his birth-right, and the and the man brougut the men into Joseph's youngest according to his youth : and the house
finen marvelled one at another. 18 And the men were afraid, because 34 And he took and sent messes unto they were brought into Joseph's house ;them from before him: but Benjamin's and they said, Because of the money that mess was five times so much as any of was returned in our sacks at the first time, theirs. And they drank, and were merry are we brought in ; that he may seek oc- with him. casion against us, and fall upon us, and
CHAP. XLIV. take us for bondmen, and our asscs. LA ND he commanded the steward of his
19 And they came near to the steward A house, saying, Fill the men's sacks of Joseph's house, and they communed with food, as much as they can carry, and with him at the door of the house, put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed] 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in down at the first time to buy food: the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his
21 And it came to pass, when we came corn-money: and he did according to the to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and word that Joseph had spoken. behold, every man's money was in the 3 As soon as the morning was light, the mouth of his sack,our money in full weight: men were sent array, they, and their asses. and we have brought it again in our hand.! 4 And when they were gone out of the