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Jofeph's advancement.

GENESIS. Jofepb tempted by his mistress.

And the faid, What wilt thou give me and he was a profperous man: and he that thou mayeft come in unto me! was in the houfe of his mafter the 17 And he faid, I will fend thee a Egyptian. kid from the flock. And fhe faid, Wilt 3 And his mafter faw that the LORD thou give me a pledge,till thou fend it was with him, and that the LORD 18 And he faid, What pledge fhall I made all that he did to profper in his give thee? And the faid, Thy fignet, hand. and thy bracelets, and thy ftaff that is 4 And Jofeph found grace in his In thine hand. And he gave it her, fight, and he ferved him: and he and came in unto her, and the con-made him overfeer over his house, and ceived by him. all that he had he put into his hand. 19 And the arofe, and went away, 5 And it came to pafs from the time and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

that he had made him overfeer in his houfe, and over all that he had, that 20 And Judah fent the kid by the the LORD bleffed the Egyptian's house hand of his friend the Adullamite, for Jofeph's fake: and the bleffing of to receive his pledge from the woman's the LORD was upon all that he had in hand: but he found her not. the house, and in the field. 121 Then he asked the men of that 6 And he left all that he had in Joplace, faying, Where is the harlot, feph's hand: and he knew not aught that was openly by the way fide? And he had, fave the bread which he did they faid, There was no harlot in eat. And Jofeph was a goodly perfon, this place. and well favoured.

22 And he returned to Judah, and fald, I cannot find her; and alío the men of the place faid, that there was no harlot in this place.

7 And it came to pafs after these things, that his mafter's wife caft her eyes upon Jofeph; and the faid, Lie with me.

23 And Judah faid, Let her take it 8 But he refufed, and faid unto his to her, left we be fhamed: behold, mafter's wife, Behold, my mafter wot1 fent this kid, and thou haft notteth not what is with me in the houfe, found her. and he hath committed all that he

24 And it came to pafs about three hath to my hand; months after, that it was told Judah, 9 There is none greater in this house faying, Tamar thy daughter in law than 1; neither hath he kept back any hath played the harlot; and alfo, be- thing froin me but thee, because thou hold the is with child by whoredom. Jart his wife: how then can I do this And Judah faid, Bring her forth, and great wickedness, and fin against God? let her be burnt. 10 And it came to pafs, as the spake

25 When the was brought forth, fhe to Jofeph day by day, that he hearkfent to her father in law, faying, By ened not unto her, to lie by her, or to the man, whofe thefe are, am I with be with her.

child: and the faid, Difcern, I pray II And it came to pafs about this thee, whofe are thefe, the fignet, and time, that Jofeph went into the houfe bracelets, and staff. to do his bufinefs; and there was none

26 And Judah acknowledged them, of the men of the house there withand faid, She hath been more righte-in.

ous than I; because that I gave her 12 And the caught him by his gar not to Shelah my fon. And he knew ment, faying, Lie with me: and he her again no more. left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

27 And it came to pafs in the time of her travail, that, behold,twins were in her womb.

13 And it came to pafs, when the faw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

28 And it came to pafs, when the travailed,that the one put out his hand:] 14 That he called unto the men of and the midwife took and bound upon her houfe, and pake unto them, his hand a scarlet thread, faying, This faying, Sce, he hath brought in an came out first. Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

29 And it came to pafs, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and the faid, How haft thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee; therefore his name was called Pharez.

30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the fcarlet thread upon his hand and his name was called

Zarab.

CHAP. XXXIX.

ND Jofeph was brought down to

A and Piphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captals of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ifhmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

2 And the LORD was with Jofeph,

15 And it came to pafs, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And he laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

17 And the fpake unto him according to these words, faying, The He brew fervant, which thou haft brought unto us, camé in unto me to mock me:

18 And it came to pafs, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

19 And it came to pafs, when his maffer heard the words of his wife, which the spake unto him, faying,

Pharah's butler and baker. CHAP. XLI.

Pharaoh' two dreams.

After this manner did thy fervant to lafter the former manner when thou me; that his wrath was kindled. waft his butler.

20 And Jofeph's mafter took him, 14 But think on me when it fhall and put him into the prifon, a place be well with thee, and fhew kindnefs, where the king's prifoners were I pray thee, unto me, and make menbound: and he was there in the prifon. tion of me unto Pharaoh, and bring 21 But the Loan was with Jofeph, me out of this houfe: and thewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the fight of the keeper of the prison.

22 And the keeper of the prifon committed to Jofeph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prifon : and whatfoever they did there, he was the Goer of it.

23 The keeper of the prifon looked not to any thing that was under his band; because the LORD was with him; and that which he did, the LORD made to profper.

CHAP. XL.

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3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prifon, the place where Jofeph tres bound.

4 And the captain of the guard) charged Jofeph with them, and he ferved them: and they continued a feafon in ward.

15 For indeed I was ftolen away out of the land of the Hela ws: and here alfo have I done nothing that they fhould put me into the dungeon.

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he faid unto Jofeph, I alfo was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white bat kets on my head:

17 And in the uppermoft basket there was of all manner of bake meats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Jofeph anfwered and faid, This is the interpretation thereof:

The three baskets are three day

19 Yet within three days fhall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and fhall hang thee on a tree; and the birds thall eat thy flesh from off thee.

20 And it came to pafs the third day, which was Pharaoh's birth day, that he made a feaft unto all his fervants: and he lifted up the herd of the chief butler, and of the chief baker among his fervants.

21 And he reftored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 But he hanged the chief baker, And they dreamed a dream both as Jofeph had interpreted to them. of them, each man his dream in one 23 Yet did not the chief butler re night, each man according to the in-member Jofeph, but forgat him. terpretation of his dream; the butler

and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prifon.

CHAP. XLI.

AND it came to pals at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh 6 And Jofeph came in unto them in dreamed; and, behold, he Rood by the morning, and looked upon them, the river. and, behold, they were fad.

2 And, behold, there came up out of 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers the river feven well favoured kine, and that were with him in the ward of his fat fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. Jerd's houfe, faying, Wherefore look. 3 And, behold, feven other kine ye jo fadly to day? came up after them out of the river,

8 And they faid unto him, We have ill favoured, and lean flethed; and dreamed a dream, and there is no in-flood by the other kine upon the brink terpreter of it. And Jofeph faid unto of the river. them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you. 9 And the chief butler told his Cram to Jofeph, and faid unto him, In my dream, bebold, a vine wa before me;

10 And in the vine were three branches; and it tras as though it ther biofloms hot forth, and the afters thereof brought forth

nye grapes:

4 And the ill favoured and leahflethed kine did eat up the feven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he flept and dreamed the fecond time; and, behold, feven ear of corn came up upon one stalk, ránk and good.

6 And, behold, feven thin ears, and blafted with the east wind, fprung up after them.

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my 7 And the feven thin ears devoured hand and I took the grapes, and the feven rauk and full ears. And pred them into Pharaoh's cup, and Pharagh awoke, and, behold, it was I gave the rup into Pharaoh's hand. a dream. 12 And Juicph faid unto him, This i. the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

8 And it came to pafs in the morning, that his fpirit was troubled; and he fent and called for all the magi 13 Yet within three days fhall Pha-cians of Egypt, and all the wife men To lift up thine head, and reftore thereof: and Pharaoh told them his the unto thy place: and thou fhalt dream: but there was none that could dra Phatiah's cop into his hand, interpret then unto Pharaoh.

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Pharaoh's dreams

GENESIS. 9¶Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, faying, I do remember my faults this day:

interpreted by Jofepib.

22 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh what God is about to do he theweth unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there come feven years

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his fervants, and put me in ward in the cap-of great plenty throughout all the land tain of the guard's house, both me and of Egypt: the chief baker:

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of

his dream.

12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, fervant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

30 And there fhall arife after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty fhall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine fhall confume the land;

31 And the plenty fhall not be known in the land by reafon of that famine following; for it ball be very grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is be13 And it came to pafs, as he inter-caufe the thing is eftablished by God, preted to us, fo it was; me he re- and God will fhortly bring it to pafs. itored unto mine office, and him he 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man difcreet and wife, and fet him over the land of Egypt."

hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh fent and called Jofeph, and they brought him haftily out of the dungeon: and he thaved himfelf, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

34 Let Pharaoh do this,and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the feven plenteous years.

15 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, I 35 And let them gather all the food have dreamed a dream, and there is of those good years that come, and lay none that can interpret it: and I have up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, heard fay of thee, that thou canft and let them keep food in the cities. underfland a dream to interpret it.

16 And Jofeph anfwered Pharaoh, faying, It is not in me: God fhall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, In my dream, behold, I ftood upon the bank of the river:

18 And, behold, there came up out of the river feven kine, fat fleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:

19 And, behold, feven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and lean flefhed, fuch as never faw in all the land of Egypt for badnefs:

20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the firft feven fat kine: 21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. 301 awoke.

22 And I faw in my dream, and, behold, feven ears came up in one ftalk, full and good:

36 And that food fhall be for flore to the land againft the feven years of famine, which fhall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perifh not through the famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his fervants,

38 And Pharaoh faid unto his fervants, Can we find fuch a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

39 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, Forafmuch as God hath fhewed thee all this, there is none fo difcreet and wife as thou art:

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, See, I have fet thee over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Jofeph's hand, and arrayed him in vei 23 And, behold, feven ears, wither-tures of fine linen, and put a gold ed, thin, and blafted with the eaft chain about his neck; wind, fprung up after them:

24 And the thin ears devoured the feven good ears; and i told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

25And Jofeph faid unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath fhewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

26 The feven good kine are feven years; and the feven good ears are feven years: the dream is one.

43 And he made him to ride in the fecond chariot which he had; and they tried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him rulêr over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, am Pharaoh, and without thee thall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh cailed Jofeph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Afenath the daughter of 27 And the feven thin and il fa-Poti-pherah prieft of On. And Jofeph voured kine that came up after them went out over all the land of Egypt. are feven years; and the feven empty 46 And Jofeph war thirty years ears blafted with the east wind fhall fold when he ftood before Pharaoh king be feven years of famine. of Egypt. And Jofeph went out fro

Joseph's advancement.

CHAP. XLII. His brethren come into Egyp!.

the prefence of Pharaoh, and went Whence come ye? And they faid,From throughout all the land of Egypt. the land of Canaan to buy food. 47 And in the feven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48 And he gathered up all the food of the feven years, which were in the hand of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which war round about every city, laid he up in the fame.

8 And Jofephknew his brethren, but they knew not him.

49 And Jofeph gathered corn as the fand of the fea, very much, until he leit numbering; for it was without number.

9 And Jofeph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and faid unto them, Ye are fpies: to fee the nakedness of the land ye are come.

10 And they faid unto him, Nay, my lord; but to buy food are thy fervants come.

II We are alt one man's fons; we are true men, thy fervants are no fpies.

50 And unto Jofeph were born two 12 And he faid unto them, Nay, but fans before the years of famine came, to fee the nakedpels of the land ye which Afenath the daughter of Poti-áre comé.' pherak priea of On, bare unto him. 13 And they faid, Thy fervants are 51 And Jofeph called the name of twelve brethren, the fons of une man the firt bora Manaffeh: for God, faid in the land of Canaan, and, behold, be, hath made me forget all my toil, the youngeft is this day with our and all my father's houfe." father, and one is not.

52 And the name of the fecond called he Ephraim: for God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affiction.

53 And the feven years of plenteouinefs, that was in the land of Egypt,

were ended.

54 And the feven years of dearth began to come, according as Jofeph had faid: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt

there was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famifhed, the people cried to. Pharaoh for bread and Pharaoh faid unto all the Egyptians, Go unto, Joleph; what he faith to you, do.

56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth. And Jofeph opened. all the ftorehouses, and fold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed fore in the land of Egypt.

14 And Jofeph faid unto them, That if that I fpake unto you, faying, Ye. are fpics:

15 Hereby ye fhall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come bither.

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye fhall be kept in prifon, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you; or elfe by the life of Pharaoh furely ye are spies.

17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

18 And Jofeph faid unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prifon: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

$7 And all countries came into Egypt! 20 But bring your youngest brother to Jofeph for to buy, corn; becaufe unto me; fo fhall your words be veri that the famine was fa fore in all lands.fied, and ye fhall not die. And they did fo,

CHAP. XLII.

Now when Jacob faw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob faid unto his fons, Why do ye look one upon another!

2 And he faid, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. 3 And Jofeph's ten brethren went dowa to buy corn in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Jofeph's brother, himb feat not with his brethren; for Le fad, Left peradventure mifchief befal him.

5 And the fons of Ifrael came to buy ar among thofe that came: for the fattune was in the land of Canaan.

21 And they faid one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we faw the anguish of his foul, when he befought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this diftrefs come upon us.

22 And Reuben anfwered them, faying, Spake I not unto you, faying, Do not fin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, alfo his blood is required.

23. And they knew not that Jofeph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

24 And he turned himself, about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with 6 And Jofeph was the governor over them, and took from them Simeon, the land, and he it was that fold to all and bound him before their eyes. the people of the land: and Jofeph's 25 Then Jofeph commanded to full then came, and bowed down them- their lacks with corn, and to restore dises before him with their faces to every man's money into his fack, and. the carth to give them provifion for the way:

7 And Jofeph faw his brethren, and and thus did he unto them. le knew them, but made himself 26 And they laded their affes with lange unto them, and spake roughly the corn, and departed theuce. to them; and he said unto them, 27 And as one of them opened his

Jacob bardly perfuaded

GENESIS. to fend Benjamin into Egypt. fack, to give his afs provender in the 7. And they faid, The man afked us inn, he efpied his money; for, be- ftraitly of our state, and of our kinhold, it was in his fack's mouth. dred, faying, Is your father yet alive? 28 And he faid unto his brethren, have ye another brother? and we told My money is reftored: and, lo, it is him according to the tenor of thefe even in my fack: and their heart words: could we certainly know that failed them, and they were afraid, he would fay, Bring your brother down? faying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan,and told him all that befel unto them; faying, 30 The man, who is the lord of the land, fpake roughly to us, and took us for fpies of the country.

31 And we faid unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

32 We be twelve brethren, fons of dur father; one is not,and the youngeft is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

8 And Judah faid unto Ifrael his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arife and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and alfo our little ones.

9 will be furety for him; of my hand fhalt thou require him; If I bring him not unto thee, and fet him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

10 For except we had lingered, furely now we had returned this fe cond time.

II And their father Ifrael faid unto 33 And the man, the lord of the them, If it must be fo now, do this: country, faid unto us, Hereby fhall I take of the best fruits in the land in know that ye are true men; leave one your veffels, and carry down the man of your brethren bere with me, and a prefent, a little balm, and a little take food for the famine of your house-honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and holds, and be gone: almonds:

34 And bring our youngest brother) unto me; then shall I know that ye are no fples, but that ye are true men jo will I deliver you your brother, and ye fhall traffick in the land..

35 And it came to pas, as they emptied their facks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his fack and when both they and their father faw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

36 And Jacob their father faid unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Jofeph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are againit me,

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37 And Reuben fpake unto his father, faying, slay my two fons, if bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee, again..

38 And he faid, My fon fhall not go down with you: for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mifchief befal him by the way in the which ye go, then fhall ye bring down my gray hairs with forrow to the grave. CHAP. XLII.

ND the famine was fore in the

A land.

2 And it came to pafs, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father faid unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

3 And Judah fpake unto him; faying, The man did folemnly proteft unto us, faying, Ye thall not fee my face, except your brother be with you.

4 If thou wilt fend our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

But if thou wilt not fend him, we will not go down: for the man faid unto us, Ye shall not fee my face, except your brother be with you.

6 And Ifrael faid, Wherefore dealt ye fo ill with me, as to tell the inan whether ye had yet a brother?

12 And take double money in your band; and the money that was brought " again in the mouth of your facks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an over-fight:

13 Take alfo your brother, and arife, go again unto the man:

14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may fend away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

IS And the men took that prefent, and they took double money in their band, and Benjamin ; and rofe up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Jofeph,

16 And when Jofeph faw Benjamin with them, he faid to the ruler of his houfe, Bring thefe men home, and flay, and make ready; for thefe men firali dine with me at noon.

17 And the man did as Jofeph bade and the man brought the men into Jofeph's house.

18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Jofeph's houfe; and they faid, Becaufe of the money that was returned in our facks at the firft time are we brought in; that be may feek occafion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our affes.

19 And they came near to the steward of Jofeph's houfe, and they communed with him at the door of the houfe,

20 And faid, o fir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

21 And it came to pafs, when we came to the inn, that we opened our facks, and, behold, every man's mo ney was in the mouth of his fack, bug money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand."

22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food; we can nottellwho put our money in our facks

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