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Tamar deceiveth Judah.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not: and I, whither shall I go? And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed, a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the

000 : 33 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it, to their father; and snid, This have we found; know now whether it be thy son's coat or no. - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him : Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many #: - 35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. - 33 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

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rtan. 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a cer: tain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah ; and he took her, and went in unto her. 3. And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4, And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she called his name Onan. 5, And she yet again conceived and bareason; and called his name Shelah: and he was at hezib, when she bare him. - Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Tamar. - 7 And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of the LoRD ; and the Lord slew

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flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it 2 8. And he said, What pledgeshall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in o hand: and he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by

lm. 19 And she arose and went away and laid b. her vail from her, and put on the garments o her widowhood. - 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand; but he found her not. . 21 Then he asked the men of that place, say. ing. Where is the harlot that was openly by t *:::: ? And they said, There was no harlot in this place. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, thgt there was no harlot in this place. 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold. I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her. 34 is And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, sa o Tamar thy daughter in how hath played, the Tharlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. Aoudah said, Bring her forth, and let her be urnt. 25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying. By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Dis. cern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bračeists, and staff. 23 And judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more g; than I: because that I gave her not to Shelah my son; and he knew her again no more. - 27 || And it came to pass in the time of her trayall, that behold, twins were in her womb. 28 And it came to pass when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, su. ;"| This came out first. nd it, came to pass as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out; and she said. How hast thqu broken forth P' this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 3) And afterward came out his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah.

CHAPTER xxxix.

1 Joseph advanced in Potiphar’s house. 7. He resisteth his mistress’s temptation. 13 He is alsely, accused. . 20. He is cast in prison. 1 God is with him there. ANP Joseph was brought down to Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, , an, bought him. of hands of the , Ishmaelites, which had brought him down thither. 2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 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 floo 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 iono was upon all that he ho in the house, and in the field. 6 And he señolithat he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the breed which he did eat: and Joseph was a goodlyperson, and well-favoured. T. And it came to pass after these o: 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 mag: wotteth not what is,

*-aJoseph is cast into prison.

with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; ... There is none greater, in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but thee, because inou art his wife; how then can ! do this great wickedness, and sin against

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph any by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. - - 11 And it came to o: 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 § his garment, say. ing, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and , 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

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out. 19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife which she spake unto him, #"; 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 o: prisoners were bound: and he was there in t rison. P; 1s, But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him, mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the *†, of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand als the prisoners that were in the É and whatsoever they did there, doer of it. 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under and ; because the Lord was with him: and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper. CHAPTER XL. 1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison. 4 Joseph hath charge of them. 5 He interpreteth their dreams. They conne to pass according to his interpretation. 23. The ingratitude of the butler. ANP it came to pass after these things, that the butler 9f the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of logypt. 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. o And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place §: 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 is And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, ench man ac. cording to the interpretation of his dream; the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

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6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they

7 And he asked Pharaoh’s offi that were with him in ward of his lord’s house, saying, wherefore look ye so sadly to-d

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a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations bclong 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 Phai. cup, and f gave the cup into Pharnoh's land. 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three

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er. 14 But think on me when it shall be 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 of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dun

geon; 16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and behold, I had three white baskets on o: 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 three baskets are three days:... . 19. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on *: and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off nee. 20 is And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birth-day, that he, made a feast unto all his servants: and he 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 he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: 23 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. CHAPTER XLI. 1 Pharaoh’s two dreams. 25 Joseph anterpret. eth them. He giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced. 50. He begetteth JMao and Ephraim. 54 The famine begin7tein. ANP 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 fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. And behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the riyer, , ill-favoured an fanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine did ent 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, rink and good. And behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. 7 And the seven #. ears devoured the seven rank, and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and boo a !. in th inz. that his nd it came to pass in the morning, spirit was troubled; a', he sent and called for

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all the o 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 butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember, my faults this day: {} #. was wroth with his servants, and É. me in ward in the captain of the guard's use, both me, and the chief baker: fi And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he: we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 13. And there was there with us a #. man. an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we toid him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to ench 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 Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dun. geon: and he shaved o; 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. - ind Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of o 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, fat-fleshed, and well-favoured; and they fed in a meadow: 19. And behold, seven other kine came up a . ter them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and lean: fleshed, such as inever saw in all the ind of Fo for badness. - - - 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 § { 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 #. : 23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after

em: 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 to me. 25 Ms And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one." God'hath"shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream

ts one. 27 And the seven thin and ill-favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven 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 §. of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: 30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land: 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 estabby God, and God will shortly bring it to

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35 And let them gather all the food of those ood years that come, and lay up corn under the f; of Pharaoh: and let them keep food in the citics. 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. And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. 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 7 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, and according untp o word shall all my people be ruled: 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 #. - 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arroyed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; . . . And, he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had: and o cried before him Bow the knee; and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt: . 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in aii the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh, galled Joseph’s name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On: and Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. 461 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Fo t; and Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout 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 the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the fj 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, Y. 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


51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh : For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all o father’s house.

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

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that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

5. And the seven years of dearth began to come o as Joseph had said: and the denith was in all innis; but in all the ind oi Egypt there was bread. 55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people, cried to, Pharaoh for brend: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

56 And the famine was over is the face of the earth; and Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold unto the o and the faminé waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

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

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conne. 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 1men ; o servants are no spies. 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land # 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 Qur fathers and one is not. - And Joseph said unto them, That is it that Ispake unto you; saying, Ye are spies : .. # Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh yeshall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither, , , . 16 Send one of Ší'; and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may proved, whether, any truth in you: or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely yeare spies. nd 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: 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: 20. But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And o did so. 21, T And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when ; us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 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 bl is required. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood : for he spake unto them by an inter


24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept:, and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their j

- hen 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. .

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27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money: for behold, it was in his sack’s mouth.

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is restored; and lo, it is even in my sack; and their heart failed them, and they were afraid Say "... to another.'What is this hood 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 roughly to us, and took us for spies of the coun

ry. 31 And we said unto him, We are true men; We are no Sples: 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of }. father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with Qur father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall fonow 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: And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that yeare no.spies, but that !e are true, men : will, I deliver you your rother, and ye shall traffick in the land. 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 # saw the bundles of money, they were airald. 36 And Jacob their father said unto them. Me have ye bereaved of my children. Joseph not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take min away : all ethings 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 to thee again. . 38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his bro; her is dead, 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 with sorrow to the grave.


1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31 He maketh them a feast. AND the famine was sore in the land, 2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the gorn which they had brought out of #y. their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. - - And Judah spake, unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with }. - 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. - 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill xi. #. go to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother 7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of Qur state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brothéo and we told him, according to the tenor, of th words: Could we certainly know that he wou say, Bring your brother down?, , . § And joi. 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. will be, surety, for him :, of my hand shalt thou require him: if I of 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 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, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

Joseph feasteth his brethren.

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; peradyenture it was an oversight: . 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: - 14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send, away your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be bereaved of my children, l am bereaved. 15 T. And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjomin; and rose "; and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. - - 16 And when Joseph saw, Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready: for these men shall dine with me at noon. 17 man did as Joseph bade: and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph’s, house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in Qur sacks at the first time, are we brought in ; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our

asses. 19 And they came near to the steward, of Jo: seph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of the house, And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food. - And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, 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. And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money, in our sacks. And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto


24 And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses proven

er. 25 And they made ready the present, against . came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there. 26 || And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in the rhand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, 1s your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? 8 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive: and they bowed down their heads, and made obe sance. 29 And he lifted up his eyes. and saw his brother Benjamin, his, mother’s son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spuke unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto ee, my son. - 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep ; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. 31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. nd they set on for him by himself, and for them, by, themselves, and for the Egyptians which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians, might not eat bread with the Hews; for that is an abomination unto the


§§§ they sat before, him, the first-born ac: cording to his birth-right, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.

34 And he took, and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin’s mess was fiye times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him,

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olicy to stay his brethren. 14 Juumble supplication to Joseph. ND he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth. 2 And Fo my cup, the silver cup, in the snck's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money : and he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. - 3. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they, and their asses. 4...dnd when they were gone out of the city, gnd not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for 5. ? 5 Is not this it in which y lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in So "of 6 ss And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. . . And they said, unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words?, God forbid that thy ser. vants should do according to this thing: . . 8, Behold, the money which we found in our sacks’ months, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Çanann; how then should westeni out of thy lord’s house silver or gold 2 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bond-men. 10 And he said, Now also let it be accordin unto your words: he with whom it is found §f be my servant; and ye shall be blameless. 11 Then they ...}. took down every man #: o to the ground, and opened every man is Sack. 12 And he searched, and began at the eldest and left at the youngest: and tile cup was foun in Benjamin's sack. 13 Then they rent, their clothes, and laded ev. ery man his ass, and returned to the city. i4 of And Judah and his firethren chile to Jo. #; house, (for he was yet there:) and they fell before him qn the ground, 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done?...wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine? 16. And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold we are my lord’s servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found. . 17. And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up ill peuce unto your father. 18 "I Then, Judah came near unto him, and said my lord, let thy servant, l, pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thiné anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a futher, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22 And we said unto my lords. The lad cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23 And thou saidst unto § servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see ny face no more. And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord; 5 And qur father said, Go again, and buy us a little food. . 26 And we said, Wegonnot go down: if our

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