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of his brethren. possession: he is Esau; the father of 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray We Edomites.

Lee, see whether it be well wiui iby CHAP. XXXVII.

brethren, and well with the llocks,

in his fatber was a struger, in him out of the vale of Hebron, and he tlie land of Canaan,

came to Shechem. 2 Tbese are the generations of Jacob. 15 And a certain man found him, Josephı, being seventeen years old, and, behold, he was wandering in the was leeding the rock with his bretb- field: and the man asked him, saying, ren; and the lad was with the song of Vliat seekest thou? Billialı, and withi tlie sons of Zilpalı, 16 Aud he said, I seek my bretiren: his father's wives: and Joseph brought tell me, I pray thee, where they feed unto his father their evil report. their flocks.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than 17 And ibe man said, They are deall liis children, because he was the parted hence: for I heard them say, son of his old age: and he made him Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph a coal of many colours.

went aller his brethren, and found 4 And when his brethren saw that them in Dotban. their father loved him more than all 18 || And when they saw him afaroff, his brethren, tliey hated liim, and even before he came near unto them, could not speak peaceably unto him. they conspired against him to slay

6 T And Joseph dreamed a dream, him. and he told it his bretbren: and they 19 And they said one to another, haled him yet the inore.

Behold, this dreamer cometh. 6 And he said unto them, Hear, 1 20 Come now therefore, and let us pray you, this dream which I bare slay him, and cast him into some pit; creamed ;

and we will say, Some evil beast hath 7 For, behold, we were binding devoured him: and we shall see what shcaves in the field, and, lo, my sheal will become of his dreams. arose, and also stood upright; and be 21 And Reuben heard it, and he dehold, your sheares stood around about, livered him out of thieir hands; and and made obeisance to my shcal. said, Let us not kill him. 8 And his brethren said unto him, 22 And Reuben sud unto them, Shed Shalt thou indeed reiga over us or no blood, but cast liin into this pit shalt thou indeed have clominion over that is in the wilderness, and lay no us? And they liated him yet the more and upon him; that he miglit riel for his dreains, and for big words. him out of their hands, to deliver him

91 And be creamed yet another to liis father again. dream, and told it liis brethren, and 23 1 And it caine to pass, when Jo. said, Behold, I have dreamed a dreain seplı was come unto his brethren, tliat more; and, behold, the sun, and the they stripped Joseph out of his coat, moon, and the eleven stars, made his coat of many colours, what was obeisance to me.

on liim; 10 And lie told it to liis father, and 24 And they took bim, and cast him to his brethren; and his father re- inlo a pit: and the pit was empty, buked liim, and said unto him, What there wuris no water in it is this dreain that thou hast dreamed ? 25 And they sat down to eat bread: Shall l,and thy mother and thy breth- and they lifted up their eyes and lookren, indeed come to low down our-ed, and, behold, a company of Islselves to thee to use eartlı?

maclites came from Gilead, with their 11 And his brethren cnvied him; camels bearing spicery, and balm, but his father observed the saying: and myrrh, going to carry it down to

12 | And his bretbren went to seed Egypt. tlieir father's flock in Shecheni.

26 And Judal said unto his brethren, 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do What prolit is it is we slay our brothnot thy brethren seed the flock in She- er, and conceal his blood ? chem? coine, and I will send them 27 Come, and let us sell him to the unto them and he said to him, Here Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be ml.

upon lin; for he is our biotlier, And


He is sold into Egypt. CHAP. XXXVIII. Tamar deceil'eth Judul. our flesh: and his brethren were con- wicked in the sight of die Lond; and

the LORD Blew him. 28 Then there passed by Midianites, S And Judah said unto Onan, Go in merchant-men; and they drew und unto thy brother's wife, and marry listed up Joseph out of tue pit, and ber, and raise up seed to thy brother. Bold Joseplı to the Islunaelitcs for 9 And Onan knew that the seed twenty pieces of silver: and they should not be his: and it came to pags, brought Joseph into Egypt.

when he went in unto his brother's 29 Ï Aud Reuben returned unto the wise, that he spillet it on the ground, pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in lest that he should give seed to his the pit: and he rent his clothes. brother.

30 And he returned into luis breth- 10 And the thing which be did disren, avd said, Tlie child is not; and I, pleased the LORD, wherefore he slew whither shall I go?

laim also. 31 Aad they took Josepli's coat, and 11 Then said Judah to Tamar liig killed a kid of the gonts, and dipped daughter in-law, Remain a widow at the coat in the blood:

thy Talher's house, till Shelah my sou 32 And they sent the coat of many le grown: (for he said, Lest perail. colours, and they brought it to their renture lie die also as his brethreu (atlier; and said, Tlus liave we found: did.) And Tamar went and dwelt in know now whether it be thy son's her latier's bousc. coat or no.

12 11 And, in process of time, the 33 And he knew it, and said, It is daughter of Shuai, Judah's wife, died; my son's coat; an evil beast batlı de- and Judalı was comforted, and went voured him: Joseph is without doubt up unto his sheep-shearers to Tinnath, rent in pieces.

he and his friend Hiral the Adullam34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and lite. rut sackcloth upon his loins, suid 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, mourned for his son many days.

Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to 35 And all his sons, and all his daugh. Tininath, 10 shear his sheep. Lers, rose up to confort liim; but he 14 And slie put lier widow's garrefused to be coinsorted: and he said, ments oil from her, and covered her for I will go down into the grave unto with a veil, and wrapped hersell, and my son mourning. Thus bis faller sat in an open place, which is by the wept for him.

way to Timnath: for she saw that 36 And the NTidianites sold him into Shelab was grown, and she was not Egypt unto Potiphar, an oficer of given unto hin to wise. Pharaoli's, and captain of the guard. 15 Wien Judab saw bier, he thought

her to be a harlot; because she inad CHAP. XXXVIII.

covered her face. A

that Julah went down from his way, and said, Go 10, I pray thee, let brethren, ud turned in to a certain we come in unto thee; (lor he knew Adullamite, whose name was Himh. not that she was his daughter-in-law.)

2 An Judah saw there a daughter of And she said, "lat wilt thou give me.' a certain Canaanite, whose name was that thou mayest come in vito me? Shuah; and he took lier, and went in 17 Aud he said, I will send thee a unto her.

kid from the Aock. And she said, 13 And she conceived and bare a son; Wilt thou give me a pledge till thou and he called his name Er.

send it? And she conceived again, and bare 18 And he said, Wbat pledge shall I son; and she called his name Onan. give thce? And she sail, Thy signet, 5 And she yet again conceived, and and they bracelets, and thy stali that is bare a son; and called his name She- in thy hand: and be gave it her, and lalı: and he was at Chezıb, when she cane in unto hier: and she conceived bare him,

by him. 6 1 And Judal took a wise for Er lis 19 And she arose, and went away, Girst-born, wliogr name was Tamar. and laid by her veil froin her, and put 7 And Er, Jutlah's first-born, was on the garinents of ber widowhood.

with me.

Joseph advanced


in Poliphar's house 20 And Judah sent the kid by the 2 And the Lord was willi Juseph, hand or liis friend the Adullamite, to and lie was a prosperous man; and lice receive his pledge from the woman's was in the liouse of his master the hand; but lie found her not.

Egyptian. 21 Tlien he asked the men of that 3 And his master saw that the LORD place, saying, Where is the harlot that was with him, and that the I.ORI ivas openly by the way-side? And made all that lie did to prosper in his they said, There was no harlot in this hand. place.

4 And Joseph found grace in his 22 And he returned to Judal, and sight, and he served him: and be said, I cannot find her; and also the made him overseer over his house, men or the place said, that there was and all that lie had be put into his no harlot in this place.

band, 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to 5 And it came to pass, from the time lier, lest we beshamed; behold, I sent that he made hiin overseer in his Uhis kid, and thou hast not found hier. house, and over all that he had, that

24 T And it came lo pass, about three the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house months after, that it was told Judah, for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of saying, Tarnar, thy daughter-in-law the LOND was upou all that he had iu hath played the harlot: aud also, be the bouse, and in tbe liell. hold, slie is with child by whorcilom. 6 And be left all that lie lind in JoAnd Judah said, Bring dier sortl, and seph's hand; and he knew not auglit let her be burnt.

he liad, save the bread which he did 25 When she wus brought forth, she eat: and Joseph was a goodly person, sent to ber futher-in-law, saying, By and well-favoureu. Die man wbose these are, un 1 with 7. And it came to pass, after these child: and she said, Discern, I pray things, that his master's wife cast lier tbec, whose are these, tlle signet, and eyes upon Joseplı; aod she said, Lit bracelets, and statt.

26 Aud Judah acknowledged them, 8 But he refused, and said unto his and said, She bath been more right- naster's wile, Behold, my master • cous than I ; because that I gave her woiteth not what is willi me in the

not to Shelab my son: and he knew house, and he hath committed all that her again no niore.

lie hath to my hand; 27 1 And it came to pass, in the time. There is none greater in this liouise of her travail, uiat, behold, lwins lucre than 1; neither haih lie kept back any in her womb.

lling liom me bul thee, because thou 28 And it came to pass, when she tra art his wife: how then can I do this railed, that the one put out his hand; great wickeduess, and sin against and the midwife took and bound upon God? his band a scarlet uiread, saying, This 10 And it came to pass, as she spake came out first.

to Josepb day by day, tbat lie beark29 And it came to pass, as he drew ened not unto her, to jie by her, or to Dick lus hand, that, belioid, liis brotli be with her. er came oul; and she said, How hast ll And it came to pass, about this thou broken forth? this breach be upon time, wiat Joseph went into the house thee: ilicrefore leis name was called to do his business; and there was nonc Pharez.

of the men of the house Vere within, 30 And allerward came out his broth- 12 And she canght bin by boy his garer, that had the scarlet thread upon ment, saying, Lie with me: and lie hig band; and bis name was called len liis garment in her hand, and fler, Zaralı.

and got bim out CHAP. XXXIX.

13 And it canic to pass, when she NI) Josephi was brought down to saw that he had left his garment in

Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer her hand, and was ned forth, of Pharuoh, captain of the guarel, an 14 That she called unto the men of Egyptian, bought him or the lands of ber louse, and spake unto them, say the lshinaclites, which had brought ling, See, he lath brought in a Hebrew Lim down Uitler.

unlo us to mock us: lie came ini unto


Joseph intcrpieleth

luvo dreams. me to lie with me, and I cried with a terpretation of his dream; the butter loud voice :

and the baker of the king of Egypt '16 And it came to pass, when he which were bound in the prison. neard that I lifted up my voice and 6 And Joseph caine in unto them, in cried, that he left his garment with the morning, and looked upon them. me, and fed, and got him out and, behold, they were sad.

16 And she laid up bis garment by 7 And be asked Pharaoh's oflicers, her, until his lord came home.

that were with bim in the ward of bir 17 And she spake unto bini accord- lord's house, saying, Wberefore look ing to these words, saying, The He- ye so sadly to-day? brew servant, which thou hast brought 8 And they said unto bim, We have unto us, came in unto me to mock me: dreamed a dream, and there is no in

16 and it came to pass, as I listed up terpreter ofit. And Joseph said unto my voice and cried, that he left bis them, Do not interpretations belong galinent with me, and ned out. to God? tell me them, I pray you. 19 And it came to pass, wlien his 9 and the chief builer cold luis dream master heard the words of his wife, to Josepls, and said unto him, In my which she spake unto him, saying, dream, behold, a vine roas before mes After this manner did thy servan: to 10 And in the vine inere three bianclıme; that his wrath was kindled.

es; and it 10.5 as though it budder, 20 And Joseplı's- master look liin, and her bluesomis shot forth; and the And put him into the prison, a place clusters therevi brought forti ripe where the king's prisoners werd grapes: hound: and be was there in the 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my prison.

band: and I took the grapes, ang 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, pressed them into Parioli's cup, and and showed him nercy, sund gave tim I gave the cupiuto Pharaoli's band. samur in the siglat of the keeper un 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the prison.

the interpretation of it: The three 22 And the keeper of the prison con branches are three days: mitted to Josepli's band all the pris. 13 Yet within three days sliall Pha oners that were in the prison; and raoh lilt up thy head, and restore tbce whatsoever they did there, ile was the unto this place; and thou shall deliver docr of it.

Pharaul's cup into liis land, aller the 23 The keeper of the prison looked former minner when thou wast bis not to any thing that was under his britier. hand; because the LOULD was with 1+ But think on me when it shall be lim; and that which he did, the well with thee, and show kindness, 1 Londriade it to prosper.

pray thee, unto ne; and make nien. CHAP. XL.

tion of ide unto Pharaoli, and bring ND it came to pass, alter these me out of this house: or Egypt and his baker bad attended of the land of the Hebrews; and here their lord the king of Egypt. also bave I done nothing that they

2 And Pharaoli was wroll against should put me into the dungeon. two of his officers, against the chief 16 When the chief baker saw that or tlie butlers, and against the chief le interpretation was good, he said of the backers.

unto Joseph, I also l'as in ny drcam, 3 And he put them in ward in the land, behold, I hail thrce while bas. house of the captain of the guard, into kets on my head: the prison, the place wlicre Joseph 17 And in the uppermost basket there llas bound.

was or all manner or bake-meats for 4 And the captain of the guard Pharaob; and the birds did eat them charged Joseph with them, and be out of the basket upon my head. Serred them; and they continued a 18 And Joseph answered and said, season in ward.

This is the interpretation thereof: 5T and they dreamed a dream both The three baskets are three days: of thein, each man his dream in one 19 Yet within three days shall Pha niglit, cach man according to the intraoh lift up uy lead from off thee,

A , stolen away out A unto Joseph, I

Pharaoh's two dreams


intcrpreted by Joseph. and shall hang ibee on a tree : and, il And we dreamed a dream in ono the birds slali cat wy flesh from oll|nig'il, 1 and he: ve dreamed each thee,

man according to the interpretation of 20 | And it came to pass the third bis dream. day, which was Pharaoh's birth day, 12 And there was there with us a that he made a seast unto all his ser- young man, a Hebrew, servant to the vants : and lie lifted up the head of captain of the guard; and we told the chief butler and of the chief ba him, and he interpreted to us our ker among his servants.

dreams: to each man according to 21 And he restored the chier butler his dream he did interpret. unto his butlership again; and he 13 And it came to pass, as he inter: gave the cup into Plarioli's hand;

preted to us, so it was; me he restored 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as unto

mine office, and him he hanged. Joseph had interpreted to them. 14 T Then Pharaob gent and called

2:3 Yet did not lle chiel butler re- Joseph, and they brought him bastily meinber Joseph, but forgat him. out of the dungeon: and be shared CHAP. XLI.

himself, and changed lus raiment, aud ND it came to pass, at the end came iu unto Pharaob. dreamed; and, beliold, he stood by the lave dreamed a dream, and there is river.

none that can interpret it; and I have 2 And, Lenolel, there came up out or beard say of thee, that thou canst un the river seven well-lavoured kine derstand a dream to interpret it and fat-fleshed; and they led in a 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, ineadow.

saying, It is not in me: God shall give 3 And, belioli, seven other kine Pliaraoh an answer of peace. came up alter lliem out of the river, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Io ill-favoured and lenn-leshed; and my dream, belold, I stood upon the stood by the other kine upon tie briuk bank of the river: of the river.

18 And, belold, there came up out of And the ill-lavoured and lean the river seven kine, fat-fleshed aud fleshed kive did cat up the seven well-favoured; and they led in a well-favoured und fat kine. So Pha meadow. räol awoke.

19 And, behold, seven other kine 5 And he slept and dreamed the came up after thicin, poor, and very second time: and, behold, seven ears ill-lavoured, and legi1 Deshed, such as of corn came up upon one stalk, rank I never saw in all the land of Egypt and good.

for badness : 6 And, behold, seven thin ears, and 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured blasted with the east wind, sprung up kine did eat up the first seven lat kine: aller them.

21 And wlien they liad caten them 7 And the seven thin ears devoured up, it could not be known that they the seven rank and full ears. Au båd eaten them; but they were still Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was all favoured, as at the beginning. So a dream.

l awoke. 8 And it came to pass in the morning, 22 And I saw in my dream, and, beWat bis spirit was troubled; and lie holil, seven ears came up in one slalk, sent and called for all the magicians full and good : of Egypt, and all the wise men there- 23 And, behold, seven cars, withier of: and Phamoli told them his dreams; cd, thin, and blasted with the east but there was none that could inter-wind, sprung up aller them: pret them unto Pharaoh.

24 And the thin ears devoured Use 9 Thien np: ke the chies butler unto seven good ears; and I told this unlo Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my the magicians; but there was none faults this day :

ibat could declare it to me. 10 Pharaob was wroth with his ser- 25 T And Joseph said unto Pharaoh vants, and pul ine in ward in the cap-Tlie dream of Pharaoh is one: God trin of Wie guard's house, buth me and bath showed Pharaoh what he is He chier baker:

about to do.

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