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His brethren consfire his death CHAP. XXXVIII. Joseph sold to Potiphar. 39 also stood upright ; and behold, your || stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of sheaves stood round about, and made o many colours that was on him : beisance to my sheaf.
24 And they took him, and cast him 8 And his brethren said unto him, Shalt into a pit : and the pit was empty, there thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou was no water in it. indeed have dominion over us? And they 25 And they sat down to eat bread : hated him yet the more for his dreams and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and for his words.
and behold, a company of Ishmaelites 9 And he dreamed yet another dream, came from Gilead, with their camels bearand told it his brethren, and said, Be ing spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going hold, I have dreamed a dream more : to carry it down to Egypt. and behold, the sun and the moon and 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, the eleven stars made obeisance to me. I What profit is it if we slay our brother,
10 And he told it to his father, and and conceal his blood ? to his brethren: and his father rebuked || 27 Come, and let us sell him to the him, and said unto him, What is this Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be updream that thou hast dreamed ? Shall I on him ; for he is our brother, and our and thy mother and thy brethren indeed flesh : and his brethren were content come to bow down ourselves to thee to 28 Then there passed by Midianites, the earth?
merchant-men ; and they drew and lifted 11 And his brethren envied him ; but up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph his father observed the saying.
to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of sil12 And his brethren went to feed their | ver : and they brought Joseph into Egypt. father's flock in Shechem.
29 F And Reuben returned unto the 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not || pit; and behold, Joseph was not in the thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? || pit : and he rent his clothes, Come, and I will send thee unto them. 30 And he returned unto his brethren, And he said to him, Here am I.
and said, The child is not: and I, whither 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, || shall I go? see whether it be well with thy brethren, 31 And they took Joseph's coat, and and well with the flocks; and bring me killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the word again. So he sent him out of the coat in the blood : vale of Hebron, and he came to She- 32 And they sent the coat of many colchem,
ours, and they brought it to their father ; 15 4 And a certain man found him, and and said, This have we found: know now behold he was wandering in the field : || whether it be thy son's coat or no. and the man asked him, saying, What 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my seekest thou?
son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: him : Joseph is without doubt rent in tell me, I pray thee, where they feed pieces. their fiocke.
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and 17 And the man said, They are depart put sackcloth upon his loins, and mouried hence : for I heard them say, Let us ed for his son many days. go to Dothan And Joseph went after 35 And all his sons and all his daughhis brethren, and found them in Dothan. ll ters rose up to comfort him ; but he re
18 And when they saw him afar off, fused to be comforted; and he said, For even before he came near unto them, I will go down into the grave unto my they conspired against him to slay him. son mourning : Thus his father wept for
19 And they said one to another, Be him. hold, this dreamer cometh.
36 And the Midianites sold him into 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Phahim, and cast him into some pit ; and we raoh's, and captain of the guard. will say, Some evil beast hath devoured
CHAP. XXXVIII. him ; and we shall see what will become || 1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. of his dreams.
6 Ermarrieth Tamar. 8 Thetrespass of 21 And Reuben heard it, and he deliv Onan. 12 Judah's incest with Tamar. cred him out of their hands ; and said, AND it came to pass at that time, Let us not kill him.
A that Judah went down from his 29 And Reuben said unto them, Shed | brethren, and turned in to a certain Adulno blood, but cast him into this pit that is | lamite, whose name was Hirah. in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of him ; that he might rid him out of their a certain Canaanite, whose name was hands, to deliver him to his father a- || Shuah; and he took her, and went in gam.
unto her. 23 And it came to pass when Joseph 3 And she conceived, and bare a son ; was come unto his brethren, that they ll and he called his name Er.
10 The trespass of Onan. GENESIS
Joseph's advancement. 4. And she conceived again, and bare a || was openly by the way-side and they son ; and she called his name Onan. said, There was no harlot in this place.
5 And she vet again conceived, and 22 And he returned to Judah, and said. bare a son; and called his name Shelah : || I cannot find her; and also the men of and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. | the place said, that there was no harlot
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his | in this place. first-born, whose name was Tamar. 1 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to
7 And Ér, Judah's first-born, was wick-her, lest we be shamed : behold, I sent ed in the sight of the LORD ; and the this kid, and thou hast not found her. LORD slew him.
24 9 And it came to pass about three 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in || months after, that it was told Judah, unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath and raise up seed to thy brother.
played the harlot ; and also, behold she 9 And Onan knew that the seed should is with child by whoredom ; and Judah not be his: and it came to pass, when he said, Bring her forth, and let her be went in unto his brother's wife, that he || burnt. spilled it on the ground, lest that he 25 When she was brought forth, she should give seed to his brother.
sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the 10 And the thing which he did displeas man whose these are, am I with child: and ed the LORD: wherefore he slew him also
11 Then said Judah to Tamar his these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy | 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and father's house, till Shelah my son be said, She hath been more righteous than grown; (for he said, Lest peradventure he I; because that I gave her not to Shelah clie also as his brethren did :) and Ta my son : and he knew her again no more. mar went and dwelt in her father's house. || 27 And it came to pass in the time of
12 | And in process of time, the daugh- || her travail, that behold, twins were in ter of Shuah Judah's wife died : and Ju her womb. dah was comforted, and went up unto | 28 And it came to pass when she travhis sheep-shearers to Timnath, he and his | ailed, that the one put out his hand ; and friend Hirah the Adullamite.
the midwife took and bound upon his 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Tim out first. nath, to shear his sheep.
29 And it came to pass as he drew back 14 And she put her widow's garments | his hand, that behold, his brother camo off from her, and covered her with a reil, | out; and she said, How hast thou broken and wrapped herself, and sat in an open forth? this breach be upon thee: thereplace, which is by the way to Timnath : fore his name was called Pharez. for she saw that Shelah was grown, and 39 And afterward came out his brothshe was not given unto him to wife. er that had the scarlet thread upon his
15 When Judah saw her, he thought | hand; and his name was called Zarah. her to be an harlot ; because she had cov
CHAP. XXXIX. ered her face.
1 Joseph advanced in Potiphar's house: 7 16 And he turned unto her by the way, resisieth his mistress'temptation. 13 He and sail, Go to, I pray thee, let me come I is falsely accused, 20 and castinto prison. in unto thee; (for he knew not that she LAND Joseph was brought down to was his daughter-in-law :) and she said, 01 Egypt : and Potiphar, an officer of What wilt thou give me, that thou may- || Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egypest come in unto me?
tian, bought him of the hands of the Ish17 And he said, I will send thee a kid maelites, which had brought him down from the flock : and she said, Wilt thou || thither. give me a pledge, till thou send it ?
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and 18 And he said, What pledge shall I || he was a prosperous man: and he was give thee? and she said, Thy signet, and in the house of his master the Egyptian. thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine 3 And his master saw that the LORD hand: and he gave it her, and came in was with him, and that the LORD made unto her, and she conceived by him. || all that he did to prosper in his hand.
19 And she arose and went away and 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, laid by her veil from her, and put on and he served him ; and he made him the garments of her, widowhood.
overseer over his house, and all that he 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand had he put into his hand. of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his 5 And it came to pass from the time pledge from the woman's hand: but he that he had made him overseer in his found her not.
|| house, and over all that he had, that the 21 Then he asked the men of that Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for place, saying, Where is the harlot that "Joseph's sake : and the blessing of the
He is falsely accused.
CHAP. XL. He interpreteth dreams. 41 LORD was upon all that he had in the || mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners house, and in the field.
ll that were in the prison; and whatsoever 6 And he left all that he had in Jo- || they did there, he was the doer of it. seph's hand ; and he knew not aught he L 23 The keeper of the prison looked not lad, save the bread which he did eat: Il to any thing that was under his hand ; and Joseph was a goodly person, and well because the LORD was with him : and favoured
that which he did, the LORD made it to 7 And it came to pass after these prosper, things, that his master's wife cast her eyes
CHAP. XL. upon Joseph: and she said, Lie with me. 1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh are
8 But he refused, and said unto his imprisoned. 4 Joseph hath charge of master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth them. 5 He interpreteth their dreams. not what is with me in the house, and he AND it came to pass after these things, hath committed all that he hath to my A that the butler of the king of Egypt band :
and his baker had offended their lord 9 There is none greater in this house || the king of Egypt. than I ; neither hath he kept back any il 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two thing from me, but thee, because thou art of his officers, against the chief of the buthis wife: how then can I do this great lers, and against the chief of the bakers. wickedness, and sin against God?
3 And he put them in ward in the house 10 And it came to pass, as she spake of the captain of the guard, into the pristo Joseph day by day, that he hearkened on, the place where Joseph was bound. not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with 4 And the captain of the guard charge her.
1) ed Joseph with them, and he served 11 And it came to pass about this them; and they continued a season in time, that Joseph went into the house to || ward. do his business ; and there was none of | 5 | And they dreamed a dream both the men of the house there within. . l of them, each man his dream in one
12 And she caught him by his gar- | night, each man according to the interment, saying, Lie with me : and he left pretation of his dream ; the butler and his garment in her hand, and fled, and the baker of the king of Egypt, which got him out.
I were bound in the prison. 13 And it came to pass, when she saw 6 And Joseph came in unto them in that he had left his garment in her hand, the morning, and looked upon them, and and was fled forth,
behold, they were sad. 14 That she called unto the men of her 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that house, and spake unto them, saying, See, were with him in the ward of his lord's he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sad. to mock us : he came in unto me to lie ly to-day? with me, and I cried with a loud voice: 8 And they said unto him, We have
15 And it came to pass, when he heard dreamed a dream, and there is no interthat I lifted up my voice and cried, that preter of it. And Joseph said unto them, he left his garment with me, and fled, || Do not interpretations belong to God and got him out.
| tell me them, I pray you. 16 And she laid up his garment by her, 1 9 And the chief butler told his dream until his lord came home.
to Joseph, and said unto him, In my dream, 17 And she spake unto him according behol:1, a vine was before me; to these words, saying, The Hebrew ser 10 And in the vine were three branchvant which thou hast brought unto us, \ es: and it was as though it budded, and came in uinto me to mock me :
her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up thereof brought forth ripe grapes: my voice and cried, that he left his gar- | 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my ment with me, and fled out.
hand : and I took the grapes, and press 19 And it came to pass, when his mas- led them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave ter heard the words of his wife, which the cup into Pharaoh's hand. she spake unto him, saying, After this 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is manner did thy servant to me; that his the interpretation of it: The three branchterath was kindled.
es are three days; 20 And Joseph's master took him, 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaand put him into the prison, a place oh lift up thine head, and restore thee unwhere the king's prisoners were bound : to thy place : and thou shalt deliver Phaand he was there in the prison.
raoh's cup into his hand, after the form21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and er manner when thou wast his butler. shewed him mercy, and gave him favour 14 But think on me when it shall be well in the sight of the keeper of the prison with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee,
22 And the keeper of the prison com- " unto me, and make mention of me unto
42 Pharaoh's two dreams. GENESIS. Joseph inter irctcth them. Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: || Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults
15 For indeed I was stolen away out this day : of the land of the Hebrews : and here I 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his seralso have I done nothing that they should | vants, and put me in ward in the captain put me into the dungeon.
of the guard's house, both me, and the chief 16 When the chief baker saw that the | baker: interpretation was good, he said unto Jo 11 And we dreamed a dream in one seph, I also was in my dream, and behold, night, I and he: we dreamed each man I had three white baskets on my head: according to the interpretation of his
17 And in the uppermost basket there | dream. was of all manrer of bake-meats for Pha 12 And there was there with us a young raoh ; and the birds did eat them out of man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain the basket upon my head.
of the guard ; and we told him, and he 18 And Joseph answered, and said, This interpreted to us our dreams; to each man is the interpretation thereof: The three according to his dream he did interpret. baskets are three days:
13 And it came to pass, as he inter19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh || preted to us, so it was : me he restored lift up thy head from off thee, and shall | unto mine office, and him he hanged. hang thee on a tree ; and the birds shall | 14 | Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo eat thy flesh from off thee.
seph, and they brought him hastily out 20 |And it came to pass the third day, ll of the dungeon : and he shaved himself, which was Pharaoh's birth-day, that he and changed his raiment, and came in made a feast unto all his servants: and he unto Pharaoh. lifted up the head of the chief butler and 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I of the chief baker among his servants. have dreamed a dream, and there is none
21 And he restored the chief butler un- that can interpret it : and I have heard to his butlership again ; and he gave the say of thee, that thou canst understand a cup into Pharaoh's hand :
dream to interpret it. 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, sayJoseph had interpreted to them.
ing, It is not in me: God shall give Pha23 Yet did not the clief butler remem raoh an answer of peace. ber Joseph, but forgat him.
17 And Pharaoli said unto Joseph, In CHAP. XLI.
my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank 1 Pharaoh's two dreams. 25 Joseph in- of the river:
terpreteth them. 33 He giveth Pha 18 And behold, there came up out of raoh counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced. 50 || the river seven kine, fat-fleshed, and well
He beğetteth Manasseh and Ephraim. favoured ; and they fed in a meadow: M ND it came to pass at the end of 19 And behold, seven other kine came
A two full years, that Pharaoh dream- | up after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, ed : and behold, he stood by the river. 1) and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all
2 And behold, there came up out of the land of Egypt for badness : the river seven well-favoured kine and fat- 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. kine did eat up the first seven fat kine :
3 And behold, seven other kine came 21 And when they had eaten them up, up after them out of the river, ill-favour it could not be known that they had ed and lean-fleshed ; and stood by the eaten them ; but they were still ill-faother kine upon the brink of the river. voured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed || 22 And I saw in my dream, and bekine did eat up the seven well-favoured hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
and good : 5 And he slept and dreamed the second 23. And behold, seven ears, withered, time : and behold, seven ears of corn | tliin, and blasted with the east wind, came up upon one stalk, rank and good. sprung up after them :
6 And behold, seven thin ears and blast 24 And the thin ears deroured the sered with the east wind sprung up after en good ears : and I told this unto the them.
magicians; but there was none that could 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the declare it unto me. seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh 25 | And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, awoke, and behold, it vas 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. that his spirit was troubled ; and he sent 26 The seven good kine are seven and called for all the magicians of Egypt, l years; and the seven good ears are seven and all the wise men thereof; and Pharaoh Il years : the dream is one. told them his dream ; but there was none 27 And the seven thin and ill-favourthat could interpret them unto Pharaoh. I ed kine that came up after them are sera
9 Then spake the chief butler unto " en years ; and the seven empty ears, His advancement.
CHAP. XLII. Manasseh and Ephraim born. 43 blasted with the east wind shall be seven priest of On: and Joseph went out over years of famine.
all the land of Egypt. 3 This is the thing which I have spok 46 || And Joseph was thirty years old ai unto Pharaoh : What God is about to when he stood before Pharaoh king of do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
Egypt: and Joseph went out from the 29 Behold, there come seven years of || presence of Pharaoh, and went throughgreat pienty throughout all the land of out all the land of Egypt.
47 And in the seven plenteous years 30 And there shall arise after them the earth brought forth by handfuls. seven years of famine ; and all the plenty 48 And he gathered up all the food of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt'; the seven years which were in the land of and the famine shall consume the land ; Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities :
31 And the plenty shall not be known the food of the field which was round in the land jy reason of that famine fol about every city, laid he up in the same. lowing: for it shall be very grievous. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the
32 And for that the dream was doubled sand of the sea, very much, until he left unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the numbering ; for it was without number. thing is established by God, and God will 50 And unto Joseph were born two shortly bring it to pass.
sons before the years of famine came: 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look | which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pheout a man discreet and wise, and set him | rah priest of On bare unto him. Over the land of Egypt.
51 And Joseph called the name of the 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him first-born Manasseh : For God, said he, apprint officers over the land, and take hath made me forget all my toil, and all up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in my father's house. the seven plenteous years.
52 And the name of the second called 35 And let them gather all the food of he Ephraim : for God hath caused me to those good years that come, and lay up be fruitful in the land of my affliction. corn under the hand of Pharaoh ; and let 53 And the seven years of plenteousness them keep food in the cities.
that was in the land of Egypt, were 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 fam to come, according as Joseph had said: ine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; and the dearth was in all lands; but in that the land perish not through the fam all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55 And when all the land of Egypt was 37 And the thing was good in the eyes | famished, the people cried to Pharaoh of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his ser for bread : and Pharaoh said unto all the Tants.
Egyptians, Go unto Joseph ; what he 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, l saith to you, do. Can we find such a one as this is, a man 56 And the famine was over all the. in whom the spirit of God is?
face of the earth: and Joseph opened all 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, the store-houses, and sold unto the EgypForasinuch as God hath shewed thee all tians; and the famine waxed sore in the this, there is noe so discreet and wise as | land of Egypt. thai art :
57 And all countries came into Egypt 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and to Joseph for to buy corn ; because that according unto thy word shall all my peo the famine was 80 sore in all lands, ple be ruled : only in the throne will I
CHAP. XLII. be greater than thou.
1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, in Egypt. 16 They are imprisoned by I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. Joseph for spies. 21 Their remorse.
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from NOW" when Jacob saw that there was his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, W corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, sons, Why do ye look one upon another ? and put a gold chain about his neck; 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard
3 And he made him to ride in the sec that there is corn in Egypt : get you w chariot which he had : and they | down thither, and buy for us from thence; cried before him, Bow the knee: and he that we may live, and not die. made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. || 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 1 to buy corn in Egypt. am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no 1 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jaman lift up his hand or foot in all the cob sent not with his brethren: for he land of Egypt.
said, Lest peradventure niischief befalhim. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name I 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy Iaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to corn among those that came : for the famFile Isenath the daughter of Poti-pherah line was in the land of Canaan,