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CHAP. XLI. 'The Saninc beginncih. 26 The sereu good kine are seren Sce, I have set thee over all the land years; and the saven good ears are or Egypt. seven years: the dream is one. 12 And Pharaoh took off his ring

27 And the seven ibin and ill-favour. from his land, and put it upon Joed kine, that came up after them, arc scpb's land, and arrayed him in res seven years, and the seven empty tures of fine linen, and put a gold cars, blasted with the east wind, shall chain about his neck. ne seven years of famine.

43 And he made him to ride in tbe 28 This is the thing which I have second chariot which he had; and spoken unto Pharaoh : What God is they cried before him, Bow the knee: about to do he showeth unto Pharaoli, and he made him ruler over all the

29 Belold, there come seven years of land of Egypt. great plenty throughout all the land of 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I Egypt :

am Pharaoh, and without thee shall 30 And there shall arise after them no man lift up his hand or foot in all seven years of famine; and all the the land of Egypt. plenty sliall be forgotten in the land 15 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name of Egypt; and the famine shall cou. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave 'hin sume the land;

to wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti31 And the plenty shall not be known pherah priest of On. And Joseph went in the land by reason of that famine out over all the land or Egypt following; for it shall be very griev. 46 1 And Joseph was thirty years

old when he stood before Pharaoli 32 And for that the dream was dou- king of Egypt. And Joseph went out bled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because from the presence of Pharaoh, and the thing is established by God, and went throughout all the land or God will slıortly bring it to pass. Egypt.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh Jook 47 And in the seven plenteous years out a man discreet and wise, and set the earth brought fortli by bandtula. nim over the land or ligypt

43 And lie gatbered up all the food 34 Let Pharaoh do iris, and let him of the seren years, which were in the appoint officers over the land, and land of Egypc, and laid up the food in take up the fifth part of the land of the cities: the food of the field, which Egypt in the seven plenteous years. Hos round about every city, laid be

35 And let them gather all tlie lood up in the same. of those good years that come, and 49 And Joseph gathered com as the layup corn under the hand of Pharaoh; sand of the seal, very much, until he and let them keep food in the cities. lest numbering; for it was without

36 And that food shall be for store lo number. the land against the seven years of 50 || And unto Joseplı were bom two famine, which shall be in the land of sons before the years of lamine coine; Egypt; that the land perish nou wlich Asenath, the daughter of Poti through the famine.

pherali priest of On, bare unto him. 37 And the tbing was good in the 61 And Joseplı called the nanie of the eyes of Pharaon, and in the eyes of first-born Manasseh: For God,said he, all luis servants.

hath made me forget all iny loil, and 38 91 And Pharaoh said unto lisser. all my father's house. rants, Can we find such a me as this 52 And the name of the second callis, a man in whom the spirit of God ed he Ephrain For God bath caused

me to be fruitful in the land of my :39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, alliction. l'orasınuch as God hatlı showed thee| 53 And the seven years of plenall thus, there is none so discreet and teousness, that was in the land of Wisc as Liou art :

Egypt, were ended. 10 Thou shalt beover myliouse, and 6-1 And the seren years of dearth beaccording uzito thy word shall all iny gan to come, accordwg as Joseph bad people be ruled: only in the throne said: and the scarth was in all lands; will I be greater than thion.

but in all the land of Egypt there was ti And Pharaoh said unto Josepli, bread.

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SONS into Egy". 50 And when all the land of Egypt 13 And they said, 'Thy servants are was famshed, the people cried to twelve brethren, the sons of one man Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said in the land of Canaan; and, webold, unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Jo- the youngest is this day with our faseph; what he saith to you, do. ther, and one is not.

56 And the fainine wag over all the 14 And Joseph said unto them, That face of the eartlı; and Joscph opened is it that 1 spake unto you, saying, yo all the alore-lıouses, and sold unto the are spies: Egyptians; and the famine waxed 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By sore in the land of Egypt.

the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go 57 And all countries came into Egypt forth bence, except your youngest lo Josephsor to buy corn; bccause that brother come hither. the famiue was so sore io all lands.

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch CHAP. XLII.

your brother, and ye shall be kept W when Jacob saw that there in prison, that your woras may be NVX

was corn in Egypt, Jacob said proved, whether there be any truti in uinto his sons, Why do ye look one up. you: or elee, by the life of Pharaoh, on another?

surely ye are spies. 2 A.nd he sud, Beliold, I have lieard 17 And he put them all together into that there is corn in Egypt: get you ward three days. clown thither, and buy for us from 18 And Joseph said unto them the thence; that we inay live, and not die. third day, This do, and live; for I fear 3 | And Joseph's ten brethren went God, dowu to buy corn in Egypt.

19 If ye be true men, let one of your 4 But Benjamin, Josephi's brother, brethren be bound in the house of Jacob sent not with his brethren: for your prison: go ye, carry corn for the le raid, Lest peradventure mischier ramine of your houses: berall hin.

20 But bring your youngest brother 5 and the song of Israel came to huy unto me; so shall your words be vericorn among

those that came : for the lied, and ye shall not die. And they famine was in the land of Canaan.

6 And Joseph was the governor over 21 | And they said one to another, the land, and he is was that sold 10 We arc rerily guilty concerning oui all the people of the land: and Jo- brother, in that we saw the anguish seph's brethren came, and bowed of his soul, when he besought us, ad down themselves before him with we would not lear; therefore is this thcir laces to lie earth.

distress come upon us. 7 And Joseph saw luis brethren, and 22 And Reuben answered them, say. he knew them, but made himself ing, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do strange unto them, and spake roughly not sin against the child; and yo unto them; and be said unto them, would not bicar? therefore, behold, Whence come ye? And they said, also bis blood is required. Froin the land or Canaan to buy food. 23 And they knew not that Joseph

8 And Joseph knew his brethren, understood then; for lo spake unto but they kacw not him.

them by an interpreter. 9 And Josephi remembered the 24 And he turned himself about from dreanrs which he dreamed of them, them, and wept; and returned to them and said unto them, Ye are spics; to again, and communed with them, and see the nakedness of the land ye are took from thein Simeon, and bound

him berore their eyes. 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my 25 1 Then Joseph commanded to fill lord, but to buy food are thy serrants their sacks with corn, and to restore

every man's money inio his sack, and 1) We are all one man's song; we to give them provision for the way; arc true nen; thy servants are no and thus did he unto theni. 8pes.

26 And they laded their asses with 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but the corn, and departed thence. to see the nakcoueas of ille lanı yol 27 And 29 one of them opened his

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CHAP. XLIII. Benjamin Inco Egypt inn, he espied liis money; for, be calen up the corn which tbey bad hold, it was in luns eack's mouth. brought out of Egypt, their father

28 And he said unto his brethren, said unto them, Go again, buy us a Aly moncy is restored; and, In, ic is little lood. even in my sack : and their beart 3 and Judal spake unto him, saying, failed them, and they were afraid, The man did solemnly protect unto us, saying one to another, Whitt is this saying, Ye bhall not see ny face, exthat God hath done unto us?

cept your brother be with you. 29 1 And they came unto Jacob llieir 4 1 Uou wilt send our brother with father into the land of Canaan, and us, we will go down and buy thee told him all that befell unto tiein, food : saying,

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we 30 The man, who is the lord of the will not go down : for the man said land, spake roughly to us, and took us wto os, Ye shall not see my face, ex for epies of the country,

cept your brother be with you. 31 And we said unto him, We are 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt true men; we are 10 spies:

je so ill with me, as to tell the man 32 We be lovelve hrelliren, song or whether ye bad get a brother? our father; one is not, and the young 7 And they said, The man asked us est is this day with our father in the strailly of our state, and of our kinland of Canaan.

dred, saying, Is your father yet alive? 33 And the man, the lord of the hareye another brother and we told country, said unto us, Hereby shall him according to the tenor of tbese I know lbat ye are true mon; leave words: could we certainly know that one or your brethren here with me, he would say, Bring your brother and take food for the famine or your down? bouseholds, and be gone:

S And Judal said unto Israel bis sa 34 And bring your youngest brother ther, Send the lad with me, and we unto me; then shall I know that ye will arise and go; that we may live, are no spies, but that ye are true and not die, hotb we, and Ulou, and

so will I deliver you your also our little ones. brother, and ye shall trafick in the 9 I will be surety for bim; of my land.

hand shalt thou require bim: if I bring 35 1 And it came to pass, as they him not unto thee, and set hiin before emplied their sacke, that, behold, thec, then let me bear the blame for every man's bundle of money was in ever: his sack; and when both they and 10 Forescept we had lingered, surely their father saw the bundles of money, now we liad returned this second time they were afraid.

11 And their latler Israel said unto 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Is it must be so now,

do this: them, Me have ye bereaved of my take of the best fruits in tbe land in children: Joseph is not, and Sineon your vessels, and carry down the man is not, and ye will take Benjamin a present, a little balm, and a little aivay: all these things are against me. boney, spices and myrrh, nuts and

37 And Reuben spake unto his father, almonds; saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring 12 Avd take double money in your him not to thee: deliver him into my hand; and the money that was hand, and I will bring him to the brought again in the mouth ( your again.

sacks, carry it again in your band. 38 And lie said, My son sball not go peradventure it was an orersight. down with you; for his brother ia 13 Take also your brother, and arise, dead, and lie is left aloue: il mischief go again uoto the man: bolall bin by the way in the wbich ye 14 And God Almighty gire you merfv, then shall ye bring durva my grey cy before the man, that he may send Fairs with sorrow to the grave. away your other brother, and Benja CHAP. XLIII.

min. if I be bereaved of my cluldren, land.

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his briellren hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, anii 29 And he lined up his eyes, and saw went down to Egypt, and stood before his brotherBenjamín, bis mother's son, Joseph.

and said, Is tbis your younger brotier, 16 And wheu Joseplı saw Benjamin of whom ye spake unto me? And he with thein, he said to the ruler of his said, God be gracious unto thee, my house, Bring these men bome, and slay son. and inake ready; for these men shall 30 And Joseph made haste; for his dine with me at noon.

bowels did yearn upon his brother; 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and be sought where to weep: and he and the man brought the men into entered into his chainber, and wept Joseph's house.

IS And the men were aliaid, because 31 And he washed liis face, and went they were brought intoJosepli's house; out, and refrained linsell, and said, and they said, Because of the inoney Set on bread. that was returned in our sacks at the 32 And they set on for him by him first time are we brought in; that he sell, and for them by themselves, and may seek occasion against us, and fall for the Egyptians, which did eat with upon us, and take us for bond-men, hin, by themselves; beciluse the and our asses,

Egyptians might not eat bread with 19 1 And they came near to the the Hebrews; for that is an abomina steward of Josepli's bouse, and they lion unto the Egyptians. communed with lijm at the door of the 33 And they set before him, the firsthouse,

bom according to his birth-right, and 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed the youngest according to his youth: down at the first tinie to buy lood: and the men marvelled one at anoller.

DI And it came to pass, wlien we 34 and lic took and send messes unto came to thie inn, that we opened our theor froin before lim; But Benja. sacks, and, behold,cvery inan's money min's niess was live times so much as was in the mouth of bis sack, our any of theirs. And they drak and money in full weight; and we have were inerty with hiin. brought it again in our baud.

CHAP. XLIV. 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food; we ND becomnianded the steward of cannot tell who put our mouey in our sacks.

sacks will lood, as much as they call 23 And he said, Peace be to you, rear carry, and put every man's money in not: your Goil, and the God of your his sack's moistli, father, lath given you treasure in your ? And put my cup, the silver cup, in sacks: I bad your money.

And he the sack's inouth of the youngest, and brought Simeon out unto them.

his corn-money. And lie did accord. 24 And the man brouglit the men into ing to the word that Joseph had Josepla's house, and gare them water spoken. and they washed tlieli licet; aud be 3 As soon as the morning was light, gave their asses provender. the men were sont away, they and

25 And they made ready the present their asses. against Joseph came at noon: for they 4 And when Wiey were gone out of beard that they should eat bread there. the city, and not yct sau oll, Joseph

20 I And when Joseplı came liome, said unto bis steward, U2, follow alter they brought him the present which the men; and when thou dost overwas in their hand into the house, and take them, say unto them,

Vherefore bowed themselves to him to the earth. have ye rewarded evil for good ?

27 And he asked them of their wel 5 Is not this it in which my lord fare, and sail, Is your father well, the drinketh, and whereby indeed he olil inan of whow ye spake? ishe yet divineth ? Ye lave done evil in 30 a live?

doing. 28 And they answerel, Tliy servant o T And be orertook then, and he our father in good health, be is yet spake unt tein these same words. alive: 24 they bowed down their 7 And they said unto him, where kcals, iui' mide fubcisance. före uaill my lord these words Ciud


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supplicaliun forbid that thy servants should do ac- 22 And wc said unto my lord, The cordiog to this thing :

lad cannot leave liis father; for is he 8 Behold, the money which we found should leave his father, his father in our sacks'moutlis, we brought again would die, unto thee out of the land of Canaan: 23 And thou saidst unto tly servants, how then should we steal out of thy Except your youngest brother con lord's house silver or gold?

down with you, ye shall see my face 9 Withi wbornsoever of thy servants no more. it be found, both let him die, and sve 24 And it came to pass, wben we also will be my lord's bond-men. came up unto thy sesvant, my father.

10 And he said, Now also, let it be we told him the words of my lord. according uoto your words; he with 25 And our fatuier said, Go again, and whow it is found shall be my servant; buy us a little food. and ye alall be blainclesa.

26 And we said, We cannot go down 11 Then they speedily tonk down if our youngest brother be with us, cvery man bis sack to the ground, and then will we go down: for we mas opened every man lis sack.

not see the man's face, except our 12 And be searched,and began at the youngest brother be with us. eldest, and left at the youngest; and 27 And thy servant my father sair the cup was sound in Benjainin's sack. unto u3, Ye know that my wise bare

13 Then they rent their clothes, and me two sons : laded every man his ass, and returued 29 And the one went out from me ; to the city.

and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; 14 | And Judab and his bretliren and I saw bim not since: came to Josepli's house ; (for he 2003 29 And if ye take this also from me, yet there;) and they sell before him and mischiefberall biin, ye sball bring on the ground.

down iny grey bairs with sorrow to 15 And Joseph said unto them, What the grave. deed is this that ye have done? wot yel 30 Now therefore, when I come to not that such a man as I can certainly thy servant my father, and the lad bro Jivine ?

not with us; (seeing that bis life is 16 And Judah said, What shall we bound up in the lad's life:) say unto iny lord ? I hit shall we 31 It shall come 10 pass, wlien he speak? or low shall we clear our geeth tbat the lad is not avith us, liat selves? God hath Cound out the ini. he will die; and thy servants slall quily of thy servants: behold, we are bring down the grey hairs of thy sermy lord's servants, both we and he vant our father with sorrow to the also with whom the cup is found.

17 And he said, God forbid that I 32 For thy servant became surety for should do so; but the man in whose the lacl unto my father, saying, !!! hand the


is found, be shall be my bring him not unto thee, then I shall servant; and as for you, get you up in bear the blame to iny failer for ever. picace into your father

33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let 18 . Then Judah came near unto thy servant abide instead of the ladi? Em, and said, Oh, my lord, let thy ser-bond-minn to my lord; and let the lad rant, I pray thee, speak a word in my go up with bus brethren. lord's ears, and let not thine anger 34 For how shall I go up to my fit burn agalust thy servant; for thou art ther, and the lad be not with me? kst. even as Pharaoh.

peradventure I see the evil that shall 19 My lord asked his servants, say. come on my father. ing, Have ye a father, or a brother?

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himself before all them that stood of his old age, a little one; and his by him; and be cried, Cause every brother is dead, and he alone is left or mar to go out fion me. Aoduliere bis inouier, and his father lovelli him. stood no man with hin, while Joseph 21 And thou saidat unto thy servants, made himsell known unto bis brethBring liiin down unto me, that I may ren. Get inine eyes upon liim.

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