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Joseph's integrity e had, that the LORD blessed the gyptian's house of for Joseph's é; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had, in the ouse, g and in the field. #6 And he left all that he had in oseph's hand; and he knew not ught he had, save the bread which e did eat. And Joseph was a Yodly h person, and well favoured. 7"| And it came to pass after these hings, that his master's wife cast er eyes upon Joseph ; and she aid, Lie k with me. #8 But he refused, l and said unto is master's wife, işehold, my maSer wotteth not what is with me the house, and he hath commited all that he hath to my hand; 9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept pack any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife : how hen can I do this great wickedess, m and sin n against God 10 And it came to pass, as she $pake to Joseph day by day, o that he hearkened not unio her, to lie y her, or to be with her. , 11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the louse to do his business; and there oods none of the men of the house here within. 12 And she caught him p by his firment, saying, Lie with me : and he left his garment, in her hand, and fled, q and got him out. 13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, 14 That she called unto the men

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|came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a 1 loud voice: , 13 And it game to pass, when he fheard that I lifted up my voice and Cried, that he left his garment with ine, and fled, and got jim out. 16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. And she spake unto him sacording to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou" hast |brought untous, came in unto me to mock me : 18 And it came to pass, as I lifted WP my voice, and cried, that he left | Io; Barment with me, and fled out. 19 And it came to pass, when his oster heard the words of his wife, | Włuch she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me, that his wrath towas kindled. 20. And Joseph's master took him, tood put him into the uprison, a place where the king's prisoners

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and imprisonment. were bound : and he was there in the prison. 21 of But the LORD was with Joseph, and 2 showed him mercy, and gave him v favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 2 And the keeper of the prison 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 w made it to oper. CHAPTER XL.

1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh are imprisoned: 5 Joseph interpreteth their dreams. ND it came to pass after these things, that the butler a of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of i.gypt. 2 And Pharaoh was wroth b against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, c the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward. 5 *s And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream (l in one night, each man according 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 looked upon them, and, bellold, they were sad.e 7 And he asked Bharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore i look ye so saily to day ! 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no g interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong h to God? tell me them, I pray you. 9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, i behold, a vine was before me; 10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and

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and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it : k The three branches are three days: 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh 2 lift up thine head, l and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manher when thou wast his butler. 14 But 3 think on me when it shall he well with thee, and shew kindmess, m I pray thee, unto me; and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house : 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing n that they should put me into the dungeon. 16 When the claief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three 4 white baskets on my head : 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of 5 bakemeats for Pharaoh ; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets o are three days: 19 Yet within three p days sliall Pharaoh 6 lift up thy head from off thee, and shall haug thee on a tree; and the birds shii eat tly flesh q from off thee. 20 off And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, r that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he 7 lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and

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hand: 22 But he hanged the chief baker; us Joseph had interpreted tto them. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, buttz forgat him. ūfīofijo Yii. 1 Pharaoh's two dreams: 25 Joseph interpreteth them : 33 he giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced. ND it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh a dreamed; and, behold, he stood by the river. 2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well-favoured kine, and fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, and

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Pharcoh's dream. stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4 And the ill-favoured and Jeanfleshell 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, 1 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. 8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit b was troubled; and he sent and called for all c the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret d them unto Pharaoh. 9 * Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do rementber my faults this day. 10 Pharaoh was wreth e with his sérvants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker. 11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he if we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 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. 13 And it came to pass, as he inter. preted to us, so it was; me, he re Stored unto mine office, and him he hanged. -14"| Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they 3 brought him hastily out of 9 the dungeon: And he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh, 15 And Pharaoh said unto h Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that 3 thou canst understatiq a i 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: k 18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favoured; and they fed in a meadow. 19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor, and very

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ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badmess:

20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine did eat up the first sevem fat kine:

21 And when they had 4 eaten' 5 them up, it could not be known

that they had eaten them ; but they were still ill-favoured, as at the begimming. 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, 5 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 this unto the l magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me. 25 of And Joseph said unto Pharaoh,The dream of Pharaoh is one : Gud hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about m to do. 26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. 27 And the seven thin and illfavoured kine, that came up after them, are seven years; and the seven empty ears, blasted with the east wind, shall be seven n years of famine. 28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do, he sheweth unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there come seven o years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: 30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; p and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall ConSume q the land: 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land, by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very 6 grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; r it is because the thung is 7 established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.s 33. Now, therefore, let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint 8 officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egyptin the seven plenteous years. t 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the Cities. 36 And that food shall be for store to the land agai n; the seven years

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He is appointed governor. of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land 9 perish not through the famine. 37"| And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, u and in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servents, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom v the Spirit of God is f 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40 Thou shalt be over my house, to and according unto thy word shall all my people 10 beruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee & over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring y from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in westures of 11 fine linen, and put a gold chainz about his neck: 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had : and they cried before him, 12 13 Bow the knee; and he made him ruler over all the land a of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; 14 and he gave him to wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah, 15 priest b of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. 46 || And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before c Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh .# went throughout all the land

{} § 47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48 And he gathered up all the 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

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ter of Poti-pherah, 16 priest of On, bare unto him. 51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn 17 Manasseh : For , said he, hath made me forget all

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Joseph's providence. called he 18 Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful f in the land of my affliction. 53 of 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: g 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 famished, h 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 19 all the store-houses, and soldi 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. CHAPTER XLIH. 1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt; 17 they are imprisoned by Joseph as Spies. OW when a Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? 2 Andhe said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in o: : get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may b live, and not die. 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 mischiefc 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. 6 And Joseph was the governor d over the land, and he it was 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 1 roughly unto them; and he said unto them. Whence come ye? And they said, From theiando Canaan,

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

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Pie Supplieth his brethren. 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are th] ServântS COme. 11 We are all one man's sons : wa. are true men; thy servants are no

16S. 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the ianu ye are Conne. 13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one f is not. 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: iš forei, ye shall be proved ; By the life of Pharaoh g ye shall not go) forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall loe 1 kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you : or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies. 17 And he 2 put them all together into ward three days. 18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, 'This do, and live; for I fear h God. 19 If § be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: 20 But bring i your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so. 21 of And they said one to another, We are verily guilty k concerning Our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he beSought us, and we would not hear; l therefore is this distress come upon U.S. -22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, on Saying, Do not sin against the child: and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is n required. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for 3 he spake unto them by an interpreter. 24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to thern again, and com

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them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. 25 T Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his Sack, and to give them provision for the way: o and thus did he unto them. 26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

Jacob's distrust. 27 And as one of them opened his sack, p to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth. 28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart 4 failed them, and they were afraid, saying 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 befell unto them, saying, 30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spake 5 roughly q to us, and took us for spies of the country. 31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies: 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of Our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men ; leave one of your brethren here with me and take food for the famine o your households, and be gone; 34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men : so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic r in the land. 35 of And it came to pass, as the emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: s and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved t of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away; all these things u are against me. 37. And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. 38 And he said, My son shall not Bo down with you; for his brother ls v lead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs w with

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He semdeth Benjamin. father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man I did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not See my face, except your brother be with you. 4 If thou wilt, send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food : 5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down : for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see m face, except your brother be with

Oll. 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother ? 7 And they said, The man 2 asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive 1 have ye another brother? and we told him according to the 3 tenor of these words: 4 could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down 3 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go ; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. 91 will be surety b for him; of my hand shalt thou require him : if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 10 For except, we had lingered, surely now we had returned 5 this second time. 11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, c a little balm, d and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: . 12 And take double money in your hand: and the money that was brought againe in the mouth of our sacks, carry it again in your . ; peradventure it was an overSight. 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: is Anā Goi Almighty give you mercy before f the man, that he may send away your other brother, .Benjamin. 6 If I be bereaved g of my children, I am bereaved. 15 °s And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to fgypt, and stood before Joseph. 16And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler h of his house, Bring these men home, and islay, and make ready; for these men shall 7 dino

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