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Joseph is sold to Potiphar. GENESIS.

Tamar deceiveth Judah. twenty pieces of silver: and they 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his brought Joseph into Egypt.

firstborn, whose name was Tamar. 29 [ And Reuben returned unto the 7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was pit; and behold, Joseph was not in wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the pit: and he rent his clothes. the LORD slew him.

30 And he returned unto his bre 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go thren, and said, The child is not: and in unto thy brother's wife, and marry 1, whither shall I go?

her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 31 And they took Joseph's coat, and 9 And Onan knew that the seed killed a kid of the goats, and dipped should not be his : and it came to the coat in the blood :

pass, when he went in unto his bro32 And they sent the coat of many ther's wife, that he spilled it on the colours, and they brought it to their ground, lest that he should give seed father; and said, This have we found: to his brother. know now whether it be thy son's coat 10 And the thing which he did dis

pleased the LORD: wherefore he slew 33 And he knew it, and said, It is him also. my son's coat; an evil beast hath de 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his voured him : Joseph is without doubt daughter in law, Remain a widow at rent in pieces.

thy father's house, till Shelah my son 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and be grown ;(for he said, Lest peradvenput sackcloth upon his loins, and ture he die also as his brethren did :) mourned for his son many days. and Tamar went and dwelt in her

35 And all his sons and all his father's house. daughters rose up to comfort him; 12 And in process of time, the but he refused to be comforted; and daughter of Shuah,Judah's wife died; he said, For I will go down into the and Judah was comforted, and went grave unto my son mourning. Thus up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, his father wept for him.

he and his friend Hirah the Adul. 36 And the Midianites sold him into lamite. Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. Behold, thy father in law goeth up to

Timnath, to shear his sheep.

14 And she put her widow's gar| Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth Tamar. 8 The trespass of Onan ments off from her, and covered her 11 Tamar stayeth for Shelah. 13 She de with a vail, and wrapped herself, and ceiveth Judah. 27 She beareth twins, Pharez

sat in an open place, which is by the and Zarah.

way to Timnath: for she saw that And it came to pass at that time, Shelah was grown, and she was not that Judah went down from his bre- given unto him to wife. thren, and turned in to a certain Adul 15 When Judah saw her, he thought lamite, whose name was Hirah. her to be an harlot; because she had

2 And Judah saw there a daughter covered her face. of a certain Canaanite, whose name 16 And he turned unto her by the was Shuah; and he took her, and way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let went in unto her.

me come in unto thee; (for he knew 3 And she conceived, and bare a not that she was his daughter in law.) son;

and he called his name Er. And she said, What wilt thou give me, 4 And she conceived again, and bare that thou mayest come in unto me? a son; and she called his name Onan. 17 And he said, I will send thee a

5 And she yet again conceived and kid from the flock: and she said, bare a son; and called his name She- Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou lah : and he was at Chezib when she I send it? bare him.

| 18 And he said, What pledge shall I

She beareth twins.


Joseph is advanced. give thee? and she said, Thy signet, be upon thee: therefore his name was and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is called Pharez. in thy hand: and he gave it her, 30 And afterward came out his broand came in unto her, and she con- ther that had the scarlet thread upon ceived by him.

his hand; and his name was called 19 And she arose and went away

Zarah. and laid by her vail from her, and put

CHAP. XXXIX. on the garments of her widowhood.

1 Joseph advanced in Potiphar's house. 7 He 20 And Judah sent the kid by the resisteth his mistress's temptation. 13 He is hand of his friend the Adullamite, to falsely accused. 20 He is cast in prison. 21

God is with him there. receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not. And Joseph was brought down to

21 Then he asked the men of that Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of place, saying, Where is the harlot that Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an was openly by the way side ? And Egyptian, bought him of the hands they said, There was no harlot in this of the Ishmaelites, which had brought place.

him down thither. 22 And he returned to Judah, and 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, said, I cannot find her; and also the and he was a prosperous man: and he men of the place said, that there was was in the house of his master the no harlot in this place.

Egyptian. 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to 3 And his master saw that the her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent LORD was with him, and that the this kid, and thou hast not found her. LORD made all that he did to pros24 | And it came to pass about three


in his hand. months after, that it was told Judah, 4 And Joseph found grace in his saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath sight, and he served him: and he made played the harlot; and also, behold, him overseer over his house, and all she is with child by whoredom. And that he had he put into his hand. Judah said, Bring her forth, and let 5 And it came to pass from the time her be burnt.

that he had made him overseer in his 25 When she was brought forth, she house, and over all that he had, that the sent to her father in law, saying, By LORD blessed the Egyptian's house the man whose these are, am I with for Joseph's sake; and the blessing child : and she said, Discern, I pray of the LORD was upon all that he thee, whose are these, the signet, and had in the house, and in the field. bracelets, and staff.

6 And he left all that he had in 26 And Judah acknowledged them, Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought and said, She hath been more righte- he had, save the bread which he did ous than 1; because that I gave her eat. And Joseph was a goodly pernot to Shelah my son: and he knew son, and well favoured. her again no more.

7. And it came to pass after these 27 And it came to pass in the time things, that his master's wife cast her of her travail, that behold, twins were eyes upon Joseph : and she said, Lie in her womb.

with me. 28 And it came to pass when she 8 But he refused, and said unto his travailed, that the one put out his hand; master's wife, Behold, my master wotand the midwife took and bound teth not what is with me in the house, upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, and he hath committed all that he hath This came out first.

to my hand; 29 And it came to pass as he drew 9 There is none greater in this house back his hand, that behold, his bro- than I; neither hath he kept back any ther came out ; and she said, How thing from me,but thee, because thou hast thou broken forth ? this breach | art his wife: how then can I do this

Joseph is falsely accused.

GENESIS. Pharaoh's butler and baker, great wickedness, and sin against 23 The keeper of the prison looked God ?

not to any thing that was under his 10 And it came to pass, as she hand; because the Lord was with spake to Joseph day by day, that he him: and that which he did, the LORD hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, made it to prosper. or to be with her.

CHAP. XL. 11 And it came to pass about this | 1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison.

4 Joseph hath charge of them. 5 He inter time, that Joseph went into the house

preteth their dreams. 20 They come to pass to do his business; and there was none according to his interpretation. 23 The ingraof the men of the house there within. titude of the butler.

12 And she caught him by his gar- And it came to pass after these ment, saying, Lie with me: and he left things, that the butler of the king of his garment in her hand, and fled, and Egypt and his baker had offended their got him out.

lord the king of Egypt. 13 And it came to pass, when she 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against saw that he had left his garment in her two of his officers, against the chief hand, and was fled forth,

of the butlers, and against the chief of 14 That she called unto the men of the bakers. her house, and spake unto them, say 3 And he put them in ward in the ing, See, he hath brought in an He- house of the captain of the guard, into brew unto us to mock us: he came in the prison, the place where Joseph unto me to lie with me, and I cried was bound. with a loud voice:

4 And the captain of the guard 15 And it came to pass, when he charged Joseph with them, and he heard that I lifted up my voice and served them; and they continued a cried, that he left his garment with season in ward. me, and fled, and got him out.

5 | And they dreamed a dream both 16 And she laid up his garment by of them, each man his dream in one her, until his lord came home. night, each man according to the inter

17 And she spake unto him accord- pretation of his dream ; the butler and ing to these words, saying, The He- the baker of the king of Egypt, which brew servant which thou hast brought were bound in the prison. unto us, came in unto me to mock me: 6 And Joseph came in unto them

18 And it came to pass, as I lifted in the morning, and looked upon them, up my voice and cried, that he left his and behold, they were sad. garment with me, and fled out.

7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers 19 And it came to pass, when his that were with him in the ward of his master heard the words of his wife, lord's house, saying, Wherefore look which she spake unto him, saying, Af- ye so sadly to day? ter this manner did thy servant to me; 8 And they said unto him, We have that his wrath was kindled.

dreamed a dream, and there is no in20 And Joseph's master took him, terpreter of it. And Joseph said unto and put him into the prison, a place them, Do not interpretations belong where the king's prisoners were bound: to God? Tell me them, I pray you. and he was there in the prison.

9 And the chief butler told his dream 21 | But the LORD was with Jo- to Joseph, and said unto him, In my seph, and shewed him mercy, and gave dream, behold, a vine was before me;

of the prison.

branches : and it was as though it 22 And the keeper of the prison budded, and her blossoms shot forth; committed to Joseph's hand all the and the clusters thereof brought forth prisoners that were in the prison; and ripe grapes : whatsoever they did there, he was the

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my doer of it.

hand : and I took the grapes, and

The butler's ingratitude. CHAP. XLI.

Pharaoh's two dreams. pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and | And it came to pass at the end of I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:

12 And Joseph said unto him, This and behold, he stood by the river. is the interpretation of it: The three 2 And behold, there came up out of branches are three days:

the river seven well favoured kine and 13 Yet within three days shall Pha- fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. raoh lift up thy head, and restore 3 And behold, seven other kine thee unto thy place : and thou shalt came up after them out of the river, deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood after the former manner when thou by the other kine upon the brink of the wast his butler.

river. 14 But think on me when it shall 4 And the ill favoured and lean fleshbe well with thee, and shew kindness, ed kine did eat up the seven well faI pray thee, unto me, and make men voured and fat kine. So Pharaoh tion of me unto Pharaoh, and bring awoke. me out of this house :

5 And he slept and dreamed the se15 For indeed I was stolen away cond time: and behold, seven ears of out of the land of the Hebrews : and corn came up upon one stalk, rank here also have I done nothing that and good. they should put me into the dungeon. 6 And behold, seven thin ears and

16 When the chief baker saw that blasted with the east wind sprung up the interpretation was good, he said after them. unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, 7 And the seven thin ears devoured and behold, I had three white baskets the seven rank and full ears. And on iny head:

Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a 17 And in the uppermost basket dream. there was of all manner of bakemeats 8 And it came to pass in the mornfor Pharaoh; and the birds did eat ing, that his spirit was troubled; and he them out of the basket upon my head. sent and called for all the magicians

18 And Joseph answered, and said, of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: This is the interpretation thereof; The and Pharaoh told them his dream; three baskets are three days :

but there was none that could inter19 Yet within three days shall Pha- pret them unto Pharaoh. raoh lift up thy head from off thee, 9 | Then spake the chief butler and shall hang thee on a tree; and the unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. my faults this day:

20 And it came to pass the 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his serthird day, which was Pharaoh's birth- vants, and put me in ward in the capday, that he made a feast unto all his tain of the guard's house, both me and servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief baker: the chief butler and of the chief baker 1 And we dreamed a dream in one among his servants.

night, I and he: we dreamed each 21 And he restored the chief butler man according to the interpretation of unto his butlership agaia; and he gave his dream. the cup into Pharaoh's hand :

12 And there was there with us a 22 But he hanged the chief baker, young man, an Hebrew, servant to as Joseph had interpreted to them. the captain of the guard; and we told

23 Yet did not the chief butler re- him, and he interpreted to us our member Joseph, but forgat him. dreams; to each man according to

his dream he did interpret. CHAP. XLI.

13 And it came to pass, as he interI Pharaoh's two dreums. 25 Joseph interpreteth preted to us, so it was: me he restored

is advanced. 50 He begetteth Manasseh and unto mine office, and him he hanged. Ephraim. 54 The famine beginneth,

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called

Pharaoh's two dreams.

GENESIS. Joseph interpretelh them. Joseph, and they brought him hastily ken unto Pharaoh: What God is about out of the dungeon: and he shaved him to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. self, and changed his raiment, and 29 Behold, there come seven years came in unto Pharaoh.

of great plenty throughout all the land 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, of Egypt : I have dreamed a dream, and there is 30 And there shall arise after them none that can interpret it: and I have seven years of famine; and all the heard say of thee, that thou canst un- plenty shall be forgotten in the land derstand a dream to interpret it. of Egypt; and the famine shall con

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, sume the land: saying, It is not in me: God shall 31 And the plenty shall not be give Pharaoh an answer of peace. known in the land by reason of that

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, famine following: for it shall be very In my dream, behold, I stood upon grievous. the bank of the river:

32 And for that the dream was dou18 And behold, there came up out bled unto Pharaoh twice; it is beof the river seven kine, fatfleshed and cause the thing is established by God, well favoured; and they fed in a mea- and God will shortly bring it to pass. dow:

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look 19 And behold, seven other kine out a man discreet and wise, and set came up after them, poor and very ill him over the land of Egypt. favoured and leanfleshed, such as I 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him never saw in all the land of Egypt for appoint officers over the land, and badness :

take up the fifth part of the land of 20 And the lean and the ill favoured Egypt in the seven plenteous years. kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: 35 And let them gather all the food

21 And when they had eaten them of those good years that come, and lay up, it could not be known that they up corn under the hand of Pharaoh; had eaten them; but they were still and let them keep food in the cities. ill favoured, as at the beginning. So 36 And that food shall be for store I awoke.

to the land against the seven years of 22 And I saw in my dream, and be- famine, which shall be in the land of hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, Egypt; that the land perish not through full and good :

the famine. 23 And behold, seven ears,

wither 37 | And the thing was good in the ed, thin, and blasted with the east eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all ,

his servants.

38 seven good ears: and I told this unto vants, Can we find such a one as this the magicians; but there was none is, a man in whom the spirit of God is? that could declare it to me.

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee The dream of Pharaoh is one: God all this, there is none so discreet and hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about wise as thou art : to do.

40 Thou shalt be over my house, 26 The seven good kine are seven and according unto thy word shall years; and the seven good ears are all my people be ruled: only in the seven years: the dream is one. throne will I be greater than thou.

27 And the seven thin and ill favour 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, ed kine that came up after them are See, I have set thee over all the land seven years; and the seven empty ears of Egypt. blasted with the east wind shall be se 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring ven years of famine.

from his hand, and put it upon Jo28 This is the thing which I have spo- seph's hand, and arrayed him in ves

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