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GENESIS The butler and baker imprisoned.

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. CHAP. XL.

Potiphar's wife tempts Josepn.

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 aught he had, save the bread which he did eat: and Joseph

was a goodly person, and well-favoured.

7T And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and she said, Lie with me.

3 And he put them in ward in the house

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 of the aptain of the guard, into the prison, than I; neither hath he kept back any thing the place where Joseph was bound. from me, but thec, because thou art his 4 And the captain of the guard charged wife: how then can I do this great wicked-Joseph with them, and he served them; ness, and sin against God? and they continued a season in ward.

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to 5 And they dreamed a dream both Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not of them, each man his dream in one night, unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. each man according to the interpretation 11 And it came to pass about this time, of his dream; the butler and the baker of that Joseph went into the house to do his the king of Egypt, which were bound in business; and there was none of the men the prison. of the house there within.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the 12 And she caught him by his garment, morning, and looked upon them, and besaying, Lie with me: and he left his gar-hold, they were sad. ment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that 13 And it came to pass, when she saw were with him in the ward of his lord's that he had left his garment in her hand, house, saying, Wherefore look ye so and was fled forth, sadly to-day?

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me them, I pray you.

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said unto him, In my dream, 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 pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with ine, 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 garinent with me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord 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 inock me :

ND to after these

Ahat the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

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

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

19 And it came to pass, when his mas-es are three days: ter heard the words of his wife, which! 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh she spake unto him, saying, After this lift up thy head, and restore thee unto manner did thy servant to me; that his thy place and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's wrath was kindled. cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

14 But think on me when it shall be

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 1 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. of the land of the Hebrews: and here also

well with thee, and shew kindness, 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

22 And the keeper of the prison com- have I done nothing that they should put mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners me into the dungeon.

that were in the prison; and whatsoever 16 When the chief baker saw that the they did there, he was the doer of it. interpretation was good, he said unto Jo

Joseph interprets them.

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 interpreted to us, so it was: me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo


The two dreams of Pharaoh:

seph, I also was in my dream, and behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

17 And in the uppermost 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 Joseph answered, and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The seph, and they brought him hastily out of three baskets are three days: the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh changed his raiment, and came in unto lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.


15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none 20 And it came to pass the third day, that can interpret it: and I have heard which was Pharaoh's birth-day, at he say of thee, that thou canst understand a made a feast unto all his servants: and he dream to interpret it. lifted up the head of the chief butler and 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, sayof the chief baker among his servants. ing, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

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

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


22 But he hanged the chief baker, Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed, and wellfavoured; and they fed in a meadow:


19 And behold, seven other kine came

ND it came to pass at the end of two up after them, poor, and very ill-favoured,

all the land of Egypt for badness:

and behold, he stood by the river. 2 And behold, there came up out of the 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured river seven well-favoured kine and fat-kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 21 And when they had eaten them up,

3 And behold, seven other kine came it could not be known that they had eaten up after them out of the river, ill-favoured them; but they were still ill-favoured, as and lean-fleshed; and stood by the other at the beginning. So I awoke. kine upon the brink of the river.

22 And I saw in my dream, and be4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and good: and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

23 And behold, seven ears, withered,

5 And he slept and dreamed the second thin, and blasted with the east wind, time: and behold, seven ears of corn sprung up after them: came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

6 And behold, seven thin ears 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 magicians; but there was none that could declare it unto me.

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

25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is o: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent 26 The seven good kine are seven and called for all the magicians of Egypt, years; and the seven good ears are seven and all the wise men thereof: and Pha- years: the dream is one. raoh told them his dreams; but there was 27 And the seven thin and ill-favourDone that could interpret them unto ed kine that came up after them are seven Pharaoh. years; and the seven empty ears blasted 9 Then spake the chief butler unto with the east wind shall be seven years of Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults famine. this day:

28 This is the thing which I have 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, spoken unto Pharaoh: what God is about and put me in ward in the captain of the to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. guard's house, both me, and the chief baker: 29 Behold, there come seven years of

11 And we dreamed a dream in one great plenty throughout all the land of night, I and he: we dreamed each man ac- Egypt:

cording to the interpretation of his dream. 30 And there shall arise after them se

12 And there was there with us a young ven years of famine; and all the plenty man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt;

Joseph counsels Pharaoh.

and the famine shall consume the land

31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following for it shall be very grievous.


32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

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 officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

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 against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.

GENESIS. Jacob sends to Egypt for corn.
the food of the field which was round about
every city, laid he up in the same.

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

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

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

51 And Joseph called the name of the
hath made me forget all my toil, and all
first-born Manasseh; for God, said he,
my father's house.

52 And the name of the second called
be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to

ness that was in the land of Egypt, were
53 And the seven years of plenteous-

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


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

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is?

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Foras- of the earth: and Joseph opened all the
56 Ánd the famine was over all the face
much as God hath shewed thee all this, there store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians;
is none so discreet and wise as thou art: and the famine waxed sore in the land of
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and Egypt.
according unto thy word shall all my peo-
ple be ruled: only in the throne will I be
greater than thou.

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

when saw there was

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Norwin Egypt, Jacob said unto his Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from sons, Why do ye look one upon anohis hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;


2 And he said, Behold I have heard thither, and buy for us from thence; that that there is corn in Egypt: get you down we may live, and not die.

43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.


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

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. said, Lest peradventure mischief befall 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name him. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah corn among those that came: for the fa5 And the sons of Israel came to buy priest of On: and Joseph went out over mine was in the land of Canaan. all the land of Egypt. 46 T And Joseph was thirty years old the land, and he it was that sold to all the 6 And Joseph was the governor over when he stood before Pharaoh king of people of the land: and Joseph's brethEgypt: and Joseph went out from the ren came, and bowed down themselves presence of Pharaoh, and went through- before him with their faces to the earth. out all the land of Egypt.

47 And in the seven plenteous years
the earth brought forth by handfuls.
48 And he gathered up all the food of

knew them, but made himself strange un-
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he
and he said unto them, Whence come ye?
to them, and spake roughly unto them;

the seven years which were in the land of And they said, From the land of Canaan
Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: to buy food.

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Joseph imprisons his brethren. CHAP. XLIII. Jacob refuses to send Benjamin.

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

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 failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

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 young-men; we are no spies: est is this day with our father, and one is


14 And Joseph said unto them That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh 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 be 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 put them all together into ward three days.

18 And Joseph said 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 prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

25 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: and thus did he unto them.

29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the fand of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them, saying,

26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

30 The man who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.

31 And we said unto him, We are true

27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he

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.

35 ¶ And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; 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 of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

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 will bring him to thee again.

21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when I he besought us, and we would not hear; 38 And he said, My son shall not go therefore is this distress come upon us. down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then sha!! ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow

22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore behold also his blood is required. to the grave. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by

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 of your households, and be gone:


ND the famine was sore in the land.


AD And it came to pass, when they an interpreter. 24 And he turned himself about from had eaten up the corn which they had them, and wept; and returned to them brought out of Egypt, their father said unagain, and communed with them, and took to them, Go again, buy us a little food. from them Simeon, and bound him before 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, their eyes. The man 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 my face, except your brother be with you.

And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye

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 deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.


Jacob lets Benjamin go.

so ill with me, as to tell the man whether
ye had yet a brother?

7 And they said, The man asked us
straitly of our state, and of our kindred,
saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye not: your God, and the God of your father,
another brother? and we told him accord- hath given you treasure in your sacks: 1
ing to the tenor of these words: Could had your money. And he brought Simeon
we certainly know that he would say, out unto them.
Bring your brother down?

8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Joseph's house, and gave them water, and 24 And the man brought the men into Send the lad with me, and we will arise they washed their feet; and he gave their and go; that we may live, and not die, both asses provender. we, and thou, and also our little ones.

9 I will be surety for him; of my hand against Joseph came at noon: for they 25 And they made ready the present shalt thou require him: if I bring him not heard that they should eat bread there. unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 26 And when Joseph came home, 10 For except we had lingered, surely in their hand into the house, and bowed they brought him the present which was now we had returned this second time. 11 And their father Israel said unto themselves to him to the earth. them, If it must be so now, do this; take and said, Is your father well, the old man 27 And he asked them of their welfare, of the best fruits in the land in your ves-of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? sels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and father is in good health, he is yet alive: 28 And they answered, Thy servant our myrrh, nuts, and almonds: made obeisance. and they bowed down their heads, and

12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:

his brother Benjamin, his mother's son,
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw
and said, Is this your younger brother, of
God be gracious unto thee, my son.
whom ye spake unto me? And he said,

13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:

bowels did yearn upon his brother: and 30 And Joseph made haste; for his

14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away he sought where to weep; and he entered your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be into his chamber, and wept there. bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

415 And the men took that present, out, and refrained himself, and said, Set 31 And he washed his face, and went and they took double money in their hand, on bread. and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. and for them by themselves, and for the 32 And they set on for him by himself, 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin Egyptians which did eat with him, by with them, he said to the ruler of his house, themselves: because the Egyptians might Bring these men home, and slay, and make not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that ready for these men shall dine with me is an abomination unto the Egyptians. 17 And the man did as Joseph bade: born according to his birth-right, and the 33 And they sat before him, the firstand the man brought the men into Joseph's youngest according to his youth: and the house. men marvelled one at another.

: at noon.


Joseph entertains his brethren:

22 And other money have we brought tell who put our money in our sacks. down in our hands to buy food: we cannot 23 And he said, Feace be to you, fear

18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; them from before him: but Benjamin's 34 And he took and sent messes unto and they said, Because of the money that mess was five times so much as any of was returned in our sacks at the first time, theirs. are we brought in; that he may seek oc- with him. And they drank, and were merry casion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.


19 And they came near to the steward AND he commanded the steward of his of Joseph's house, and they communed with food, as much as they can carry, and house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with him at the door of the house, put every man's money in his sack's mouth. 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his

20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

21 And it came to pass, when we came corn-money: and he did according to the
to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and word that Joseph had spoken.
behold, every man's money was in the
mouth of his sack, our money in full weight:
and we have brought it again in our hand.

men were sent away, they, and their
3 As soon as the morning was light, the
4 And when they were gone out of the



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