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and is cast into prison.

ment in her hand, and was fied
forth,

Joseph refuseth his mistress, GENESIS.
3 And his master saw that the
LORD was with him, and that
the LORD made all that he did
to prosper in his hand.

4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

7¶ And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his gar

14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

15 And it came to pass, 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 she laid up his garment by her, until his ford came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

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

19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

22 And the keeper of the pri-
son committed to Joseph's hand
all the prisoners that were in the
prison; and whatsoever they
did there, he was the doer of it.
23 The keeper of the prison
looked not to any thing that
was under his hand; because
the LORD was with him, and
that which he did, the LORD
made it to prosper.

1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh
CHAP. XL.
in prison. 4 Joseph hath charge
of them. 5 He interpreteth their

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CHAP. XL.

Pharaoh's butler and
dreams. 20 They come to pass ac
cording to his interpretation. 23
The ingratitude of the butler.
ND it came to pass after

baker in prison.

This is the interpretation of it: 12 And Joseph said unto him, The three branches are three

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days:

Pharaoh lift up thine head, and
13 Yet within three days shall
restore thee unto thy place: and
cup into his hand, after the
thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's
former manner when thou wast
his butler.

shall be well with thee, and
14 But think on me when it
shew kindness, I pray thee,
unto me, and make mention
me out of this house:
of me unto Pharaoh, and bring

A these things, that the but-
ler of the king of Egypt and his
baker had offended their lord
the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth a-
gainst two of his officers, against
the chief of the butlers, and a-
gainst the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in
the house of the captain of the
guard, into the prison, the place
where Joseph was bound.
4 And the captain of the guard
charged Joseph with them, and
he served them: and they con-
tinued a season in ward.
And they dreamed a dream
both of them, each man his
dream in one night, each man
acording to the interpretation
of his dream, the butler and
the baker of the king of Egypt,
which were bound in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto
them in the morning, and look-
ed upon them, and, behold,

way out of the land of the He15 For indeed I was stolen adone nothing that they should brews: and here also have I put me into the dungeon.

saw that the interpretation was 16 When the chief baker good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

ket there was of all manner of 17 And in the uppermost basthe birds did eat them out of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the basket upon my head.

said, This is the interpretation 18 And Joseph answered and thereof: The three baskets are

they were sad. And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, ying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? And they said unto him, We three days: have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. Pharaoh lift up thy head from And Joseph said unto them, off thee, and shall hang thee Do not interpretations belong on a tree; and the birds shall to God? tell me them, I pray eat thy flesh from off thee. 9 And the chief butler told his third day, which was Pharaoh's him, In my dream, behold, a unto all his servants: and he dream to Joseph, and said to birthday, that he made a feast 10 And in the vine were three butler and of the chief baker branches: and it was as though among his servants.

19 Yet within three days shall

vine was before me;

20 And it came to pass the

lifted up the head of the chief

forth; and the clusters thereof butler unto his butlership a

21 And he restored the chief

brought forth ripe grapes:

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in Pharaoh's hand:
gain; and he gave the cup into

my hand: and I took the grapes,

and pressed them into Pha- baker: as Joseph had inter-
Tach's cup, and I gave the cup preted to them.
22 But he hanged the chief

Into Pharaoh's hand.

23 Yet did not the chief butler

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ND it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

He sendeth for Joseph,

12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant 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.

8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9¶Then spake the chief but ler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:

13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

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

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

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

19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:

20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven 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. So I awoke.

22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:

23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told

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CHAP. XLI.

Joseph's advancement.
thir unto the magicians; but the land perish not through the
there was none that could de- famine.
clare it to me.

5 And Joseph said unto Pharoh, The dream of PhaTaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. $5 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the ram is one.

And the seven thin and ill frared kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seten years of famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. servants, Can we find such a 38 And Pharaoh said unto his one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

This is the thing which I
have spoken unto Pharaoh:
What God is about to do he
sheweth unto Pharaoh.
Behold, there come seven
out all the land of Egypt:
s of great plenty through-
And there shall arise after

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39 And Pharaoh said unto Joshewed thee all this, there is seph, Forasmuch as God hath none so discreet and wise as thou art:

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

41 And Pharaoh said unto Jo-
all the land of Egypt.
seph, See, I have set thee over

42 And Pharaoh took off his upon Joseph's hand, and arring from his hand, and put it

them seven years of famine; rayed him in vestures of fine
and all the plenty shall be for-
g in the land of Egypt;
and the famine shall consume
the land;

linen, and put a gold chain a-
bout his neck;

43 And he made him to ride
in the second chariot which he
And the plenty shall not be had; and they cried before him,
known in the land by reason of Bow the knee: and he made
the famine following; for it him ruler over all the land of
all be very grievous
And for that the dream was 44 And Pharaoh said unto Jo-
Egypt.
doubled unto Pharaoh twice; seph, I am Pharaoh, and with-
it is because the thing is esta- out thee shall no man lift up
bished by God, and God will his hand or foot in all the land
shortly bring it to pass.
of Egypt.

Now therefore let Pharaoh

look out a man discreet and seph's name Zaphnath-paanewise, and set him over the land ah; and he gave him to wifel

45 And Pharaoh called Jo

of Egypt,

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and pherah priest of On. And Jo-
land, and take up the fifth part of Egypt.
him appoint officers over the seph went out over all the land

Asenath the daughter of Poti

of the land of Egypt in the se

ven plenteous years.

46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before

35 And let them gather all the Pharaoh king of Egypt. And food of those good years that Joseph went out from the prece, and lay up corn under sence of Pharaoh, and went the band of Pharaoh, and let throughout all the land of E

then keep food in the cities.

And that food shall be for

gypt.

tre to the land against the se- years the earth brought forth
ven years of famine, which shall by handfuls.
be in the land of Egypt; that

47 And in the seven plenteous

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48 And he gathered up all the

The famine beginneth.

GENESIS.

food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities:

the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.

50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.

51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

Joseph's brethren

Their relation to Jacob. 36 Jacob
refuseth to send Benjamin.

there was corn in Egypt,
Now when Jacob saw that
Jacob said unto his sons, Why
do ye look one upon another?
2 And he said, Behold, I have
heard that there is corn in E-
gypt: get you down thither,
and buy for us from thence;
that we may live, and not die.

52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. 53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

3¶ And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him. 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it reas that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

CHAP. XLIL 1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt. 16 They are imprisoned by Joseph for spies. 18 They are set at liberty, on condition to bring Benjamin. 21 They have remorse for Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for a pledge. 25 They return with corn, and their money. 29

8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the

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