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Pharaoli's vutler and baker. GENESIS,

His two dreams This is the interpretation of it: fleshed kine did eat up the seven The three branches are three days: well-favoured and fat kine. Su

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh awoke. Pharaoh lift up thy head, and re 5 And he slept and dreamed the store thee unto thy place: and thou second time: and behold, seven shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into ears of corn came up upon one his hand, after the former manner stalk, rank and good. when thou wast his butler.

6. And behold, seven thin ears 14 But think on me when it shall and blasted with the east wind be well with thee, and shew kind- sprung up after them. ness, I pray thee, unto me, and 7 And the seven thin ears demake mention of' me unto Pha- voured the seven rank and full raoh, and bring me out of this ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and house:

behold, it was a dream. 15 For indeed I was stolen away 8 And it came to pass in the out of the land of the Hebrews: morning, that his spirit was trouand here also have I done nothing bled; and he sent and called for all that they should put me into the the magicians of Egypt, and all the dungeon.

wise men thereof; and Pharaoh 16 When the chief baker saw told them his dreams; but there that the interpretation was good, was none that could interpret them he said unto Joseph, I also was in unto, Pharaoh. my dream, and behold, I had three 9 T Then spake the chief butler white baskets on my head :

unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remem17 And in the uppermost basket ber my faults this day: there was of all manner of bake 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his meats for Pharaoh: and the birds servants, and put me in ward in the did eat them out of the basket upon captain of the guard's house, both my head.

me, and the chief baker: 18 And Joseph answered, and 11 And we dreamed a dream in said, This is the interpretation one night, I and he: we dreamed thereof: The three baskets are each man according to the interthree days:

pretation of his dream. 19 Yet within three days shall 12 And there was there with us Pharaoh lift up thy head from off a young man, a Hebrew, servant thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; to the captain of the guard; and and the birds shall eat thy flesh we told him, and he interpreted to from off thec.

us our dreams; to each man ac20 1 And it came to pass

third cording to his dream he did inday, which was Pharaoh's birth-terpret. day, that he made a feast unto all 13 And it came to pass, as he his servants: and he lifted up the interpreted to us, so it was: me he head of the chief butler and of the restored unto mine office, and him chief baker among his servants.

he hanged. 21 And he restored the chief 14 Then Pharaoh sent and butler unto his butlership again: called Joseph, and they brought and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's him hastily out of the dungeon: and hand :

he shaved himself, and changed his 2 But he hanged the chief raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. haker, as Joseph had interpreted

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joto them.

seph, I have dreamed a dream, and 23 Yet did not the chief butler there is none that can interpret it: remember Joseph, but forgat him. and I have heard say of thee, that CHAP. XLI.

thou canst understand a dream to Pharaoh's two Dreams. interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered PhaAND it came to pass at the end

of two full years, that Pharaoh raoh, saying, It is not in me: God dreamed: and behold, he stood by shall give Pharaoh an answer of the river.

peace. 2 And behold, there came up

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joout of the river seven well-favoured seph, In my dream, behold, I stood kine and fat-fleshed; and they fed upon the bank of the river: in a meadow.

18 And behold, there came up 3 And behold, seven other kine out of the river seven kine, fatcame up after them out of the river, fleshed, and well-favoured ; and ill-favoured and lean-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow : stood by the other kine upon the 19 And behold, seven other kine brink of the river.

came up after them, poor, and very 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-lill-favoured, and lean-fleshed, such


interpreted by Joseph. CHAP. XLI. Joseph's advancement as I never saw in all the land of 36 And that food shall be for Egypt for badness:

store to the land against the seven 20 And the lean and the ill-fa- years of famine, which shall be in voured kine did eat up the first ihe land of Egypt; that the land seven fat kine:

perish not through the famine. 21 And when they had eaten 37 1 And the thing was good in them up, it could not be known the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the that they had eaten them; but they eyes of all his servants. were still ill-favoured, as at the be 38 And Pharaoh said unto his ginning. So I awoke.

servants, Can we find such a one as 22 And I saw in my dream, and this is, a man in whom the spirit of behold, seven ears came up in one God is? stalk, full and good :

39 And Pharaoh said unto Jo23 And behold, seven ears, wi- seph, Forasmuch as God hath thered, thin, and blasted with the shewed thee all this, there is none east wind, sprung up after them: so discreet and wise as thou art :

24 And the thin ears devoured 40 Thou shalt be over my house, the seven good cars: and I told and according unto thy word shall this unto the magicians; but there all my people be ruled: only in was none that could declare it unto the throne will I be greater than me.

thou. 25 | And Joseph said unto Pha 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joraoh, The dream of Pharaoh is seph, See, I have set thee over all one: God hath shewed Pharaoh the land of Egypt. what he is about to do.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring 26 The seven good kine are from his hand, and put it upon Joseven years; and the seven good seph's hand, and arrayed him in cars are seven years: the dream is vestures of fine linen, and put a

gold chain about his neck; 27 And the seven thin and ill 43 And he made him to ride in the favoured kine that came up after second chariot which he had : and them are seven years; and the they cried before him, Bow the seven empty ears blasted with the knee: and he made him ruler over east wind shall be seven years of all the land of Egypt. famine.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Jo 28 This is the thing which I have seph, I am Pharaoh, and without spoken unto Pharaoh: what God thee shall no man lift up his hand is about to do he sheweth unto or foot in all the land of Egypt. Pharaoh.

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's 29 Behold, there come seven name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he years of great plenty throughout gave him to wife Asenath the all the land of Egypt:

daughter of Poti-pherah priest of 30 And there shall arise after On: and Joseph went out over all them seven years of famine; and the land of Egypt. all the plenty shall be forgotten in 46 | And Joseph was thirty years the land of Egypt; and the famine old when he stood before Pharaoh shall consume the land:

king of Egypt: and Joseph went 31 And the plenty shall not be out from the presence of Pharaoh, known in the land by reason of and went throughout all the land that famine following: for it shall of Egypt. be very grievous.

47 And in the seven plenteous 32 And for that the dream was years the earth brought forth by doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is handfuls. because the thing is established by 48 And he gathered up, all the God, and God will shortly bring it food of the seven years which were to pass.

in the land of Egypt, and laid 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh up the food in the cities: the food look out a man discreet and wise, of the field which was round and set him over the land of Egypt. about every city, laid he up in the

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let same. him appoint officers over the land, 49 And Joseph gathered corn as and take up the fifth part of the the sand of the sea, very much, land of Egypt in the seven plen- until he left numbering; for it was teous years.

without number. 35 And let them gather all the 50 And unto Joseph were born food of those good years that come, two sons before the years of famine and lay up corn under the hand of came: which Asenath the daughPharaoh; and let them keep food ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bara in the cities.

unto him.


Birth of Joseph's sons. GENESIS,

Joseph's brethrer 51 And Joseph called the name 9 And Joseph remembered the of the first-born Manasseh; for dreams which he dreamed of them, God, said he, hath made me forget and said unto them, Ye are spies; all my toil, and all my father's to see the nakedness of the land ye house.

are come. 52 And the name of the second 10 And they said unto him, Nay, called he Ephraim : For God hath my lord, but to buy food are thy caused me to be fruitful in the land servants come. of my affliction.

11 We are all one man's sons; 53 T And the seven years of we are true mon; thy servants are plenteousness that was in the land no spies. of Egypt, were ended.

12 And he said unto them, Ņay, 54 And the seven years of dearth but to see the nakedness of the land began to come, according as Jo- ye are come. seph had said : and the dearth was 13 And they said, Thy servants in all lands; but in all the land are twelve brethren, the sons of of Egypt there was bread.

one man in the land of Canaan : 55 And when all the land of and behold, the youngest is this Egypt was famished, the people day with our father, and one is cried to Pharaoh for bread: and not. Pharaoh said unto all the Egyp 14 And Joseph said unto them, tians, Go unto Joseph; what he That is it that I spake unto you, saith to you, do.

saying, Ye are spies :, 56 And the famine was over all 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: the face of the earth: and Jo- By the life of Pharaoh ye shall seph opened all the store-houses, not go forth hence, except your and sold unto the Egyptians; and youngest brother come hither. the famine waxed sore in the land 16 Send one of you, and let him of Egypt.

fetch your brother, and ye shall be 57 And all countries came into kept in prison, that your words may Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; be proved, whether there be any because that the famine was truth in you: or else, by the life of sore in all lands.

Pharaoh, surely ye are spies.

17 And he put them all together Jacob sends his Sons to buy Corn. into ward three days.

OW when Jacob saw that N

18. And Joseph said unto them there was corn in Egypt, Jacob the third day, This do, and live; said unto his sons, Why do ye look for I fear God: one upon another?

19 If ye be true men, let one of 2 And he said, Behold I have your brethren be bound in the house heard that there is corn in Egypt: of your prison: go ye, carry corn get you down thither, and buy for for the famine of your houses : us from thence; that we may live, 20 But bring your youngest broand not die.

ther unto me; so shall your words 3 And Joseph's ten brethren be verified, and ye shall not die. went down to buy corn in Egypt. And they did so.

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, 21 11 And they said one to another, Jacob sent not with his brethren: We are verily guilty concerning for he said, Lest peradventure mis- our brother, in that we saw the chief befall him.

anguish of his soul, when he be5 And the sons of Israel came to sought us, and we would not hear; buy corn among those that came : therefore is this distress como for the famine was in the land of upon us. Canaan.

22 And Reuben answered them, 6 And Joseph was the governor saying, Spake I not unto you, sayover the land, and he it was that ing, Do not şin against the child; sold to all the people of the land : and ye would not hear ? therefore and Joseph's brethren came, and behold also his blood is required. bowed down themselves before 23 And they knew not that Johim with their faces to the earth. seph understood them; for he spako

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, unto them by an interpreter. and he knew them, but made him 24 And ho turned himself about self strange unto them, and spake from them, and wept; and returned roughly unto them; and he said to them again, and communed unto them, Whence come ye? with them, and took from them And they said, From the land of Simeon, and bound him, before Canaan to buy food.

their eyes. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, 25 Then Joseph commanded but they knew not him.

to fill their sacks with corn, and to

come into Egypt.


Benjamin sent restore every man's money into his

CHAP. XLIII. sack, and to give them provision Jacob sendeth Benjamin, for the way: and thus did he unto A Nandhe famine was sore in the

26 And thoy laded their asses 2 And it came to pass, when with the corn, and departed they had eaten up the corn which thence.

they had brought out of Egypt, 2 And as one of them opened their father said unto them, Go his sack to give his ass provender again, buy us a little food. in the inn, he espied his money: 3 And Judah spake unto him, for behold, it was in his sack's saying, The man did solemnly promouth.

test unto us, saying, Ye shall not 28 And he said unto his brethren, see my face, except your brother bo My money is restored; and lo, it is with you. even in my sack: and their heart 4 If thou wilt send our brother failed them, and they were afraid, with us, we will go down and buy saying one to another, What is thee food: this that God hath done unto 5 But if thou wilt not send him uis ?

we will not go down: for the man 29 And they came unto Jacob said unto us, Ye shall not see my ther father unto the land of Ca- face, except your brother be with naan, and told him all that befell you. unto them, saying,

6 And Israel said, Wherefore 30 The man who is the lord of dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the the land, spake roughly to us, and man whether ye had yet a brotook us for spies of the country. ther?

31 And we said unto him, We 7 And they said, The man askerl are true men; we are no spies: us straitly, of our state, and of

32 We be twelve brethren, sons our kindred, saying, Is your father of our father: one is not, and the yet alive? 'have ye another broyoungest is this day with our fa- ther? and we told him according ther in the land of Canaan. to the tenor of these words: Couli?

33 And the man, the lord of the we certainly know that he would country, said unto us, Hereby say, Bring your brother down? shall I know that ye are true men: 8 And Judah said unto Israel his caye one of your brethren here father, Send the lad with me, and with me, and take food for the we will arise and go; that we may famine of your households, and be live, and not die, both we, and fone:

thou, and also our little ones. 34 And bring your youngest bro 9 I will be surety for him; of my ther unto me: then shall I know hand shalt thou require him: if I that ye are no spies, but that yo bring him not unto thee, and set are true men: 80 will I deliver you him before thee, then let me bear your brother, and ye shall traffic in the blame for ever: the land.

10 For except we had lingered, 35 1 And it came to pass as they surely now we had returned this emptied their sacks, that behold, second time. every man's bundle of money was 11 And their father Israel said in his sack; and when both they and unto them, If it must be so now, their father saw the bundles of mo- do this; take of the best fruits in thcy were afraid.

the land in your vessels, and carry 36 And Jacob their father said down the man a present, a little unto them, Me have ye bereaved balm, and a little honey, spices, of my children: Joseph is not, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: and Simeon is not, and ye will take 12 And take double money in Benjamin away :' all these things your hand; and the money that are against me,

was brought again in the mouth of 37 And Reuben spake unto his your sacks, carry it again in your father, saying, Slay my two sons, handi peradventure it was if I bring him not to thee: deliver oversight: him into my hand, and I will bring 13 Take also your brother, and him to thee again.

arise, go again unto the man: 38 And he said, My son shall not 14 And God Almighty give you go down with you; for his brother mercy before the man, that he may is dead, and he is left alone: if send away your other brother, and mischief befall him by the way in Benjamin: If I be bereaved of mu the which ye go, then shall ye children, I am bereaved. bring down my gray hairs with sor 15 | And the men took that prerow to the grave.

sent, and they took double money


Joseph entertaineth GENESIS,

his brethren. in their hand, and Benjamin; and saw his brother Benjamin, his morose up, and went down to Egypt, ther's son, and said, Is this your and stood before Joseph.

younger brother, of whom ye spake 16 And when Joseph saw Ben- unto me? And he said, God be jamin with them, he said to the gracious unto thee, my son. ruler of his house, Bring these men 30 And Joseph made haste; for home, and slay, and make ready: his bowels did yearn upon his brufor these men shall dine with me ther: and he sought where to at noon.

weep; and he entered into his 17 And the man did as Joseph chamber, and wept there. bade: and the man brought the 31 And he washed his face, and men into Joseph's house.

went out, and refrained himself, 18 And the men were afraid, be- and said, Set on bread. cause they were brought into Jo 32 And they set on for him by seph's house; and they said, Be- himself, and for them by themcause of the money that was re- selves, and for the Egyptians which turned in our sacks at the first did eat with him, by themselves : time, are we brought in; that he because the Egyptians might not may seek occasion against us, and eat bread with the Hebrews; for fall upon us, and take us for bond that is an abomination unto the men, and our asses.


b. 19 And they came near to the 33 And they sat before him, the steward of Joseph's house, and first-born according to his birththey communed with him at the right, and the youngest according door of the house,

to his youtlı: and the men marvel20 And said, Osir, we came in-led one at another. deed down at the first time to buy 34 And he took and sent messeg food :

unto them from before him: but 21 And it came to pass, when Benjamin's mess was five times so we came to the inn, that we open- much as any of theirs. And they cd our sacks, and behold, every drank, and were merry with him. man's money was in the mouth of

CHAP. XLIV. his sack, our money in full weight: Joseph's Policy to his Brethren. and we have brought it again in A phe commanded the stewi

22 And other money have we the men's sacks with food, as brought down in our hands to buy much as they can carry, and put food: we cannot tell who put our every man's money in his sack's money in our sacks.

mouth. 23 And he said, Peace be to you, 2 And put my cup, the silver fear not: your God, and the God cup, in the sack's mouth of the of your father, hath given you youngest, and his corn-money : treasure in your sacks: I had your and he did according to the word money. And he brought Simeon that Joseph had spoken. out unto them.

3 As soon as the morning was 24 And the man brought the light, the men were sent away, men into Joseph's house, and gave they, and their asses. them water, and they washed their 4 And when they were gone out feet; and he gave their asses pro- of the city, and not yet far off, Jovender.

seph said unto his steward, Up, 25 And they made ready the follow after the men; and when present against Joseph came at thou dost overtake them, say unto noon : for they heard that they them, Wherefore have ye rewardshould eat bread there.

ed evil for good ? 26 11 And when Joseph came 5 Is not this it in which my lord home, they brought him the pre-drinketh, and whereby indeed he sent which was in their hand into divineth? ye have done evil in so the house, and bowed themselves doing. to him to the earth.

6 1 And he overtook them, and 27 And he asked them of their he spake unto them these samo welfare, and said, Is your father words. well, the old man of whom ye 7. And they said unto him, spake? Is he yet alive?

Wherefore saith my lord these 28 And they answered, Thy ser- words? God forbid that thy ser. yant our father is in good health, vants should do according to this he is yet alive: and they bowed thing: down their heads, and made obei 8 Behold, the money which we sance.

found in our sacks' mouths, we 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and brought again unto thee out of the


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