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Pharaohs butler and baker. Gencfis. Joseph interpreteth their dreams. yoice and cried, that he left his garmene dream, behold, a vinc was before me. with me, and Aed out,

10 And in the vine were chrec bran19. And it came to pass, when his ma- ches: and it was as though it budded, Ater heard the words of his wife, which and her blossoms shot forth; and the cluthe spake unto him, saying, After this fers thereof brought forth ripe grapes. manner did thy fervant to me; that his 11 And Pharachs cup was in my band : wrach was kindled.

and I took the grapes, and pressed them 20 And Josephs master took him, and into Pharaohs cup, and I gave che cup put him into the prison, a place where into Pharaohs hand. the kings prisoners were bound; and he 12 And Joseph laid unto him, This is was there in the prison.

che interpretation of it: The three bran21. But the LORD was with Joseph, ches are three days. and showed him mercy, and gave him 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh favour in the light of the keeper of the lift up thine head, and restore thee unto prison.

thy place: and thou shalt deliver Phara22 And the keeper of the prison com- ohs cup into his hand, after the former mitted to Josephs hand all the prisoners manner when thou waft his butler. that were in the prison ; and whatsoever 14. But think on me when it shall be they did there, he was the doer of it. well with thee, and shew kindness, I

23 The keeper of the prison looked pray thee, unto me; and make mention not to any thing that was under his hand; of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out because the LORD was with him: and of this house. that which he did, the LORD made it to 15 For indeed I was ftolen away oue prosper.

of the land of the Hebrews : and here CH A P. XL.

also have I done nothing chat chey should The butler and baker of Pharaoh are inso puc me into the dungeon. prisoned. 4 Fofeph hath charge of them. 16 When the chief baker saw that the ş He interpreteth their dreams. interpretation was good; he said unto Jo

Nd it came to pass after thesethings, feph, I also was in my dream, and behold, and his baker had offended their lord the 17 And in the uppermoft basket ahere king of Egypt.

was of all manner of baks-meats for Pha2 And Pharaoh was wroch against two roah; and the birds did ear them out of of his officers, against che chief of the buc- the basket upon my head. lers, and against the chief of the bakers. 18 And Joseph answered, and said,

3 And he put them in ward in the house This is the interpretation chercof: The of the captain of the guard, into the chree baskets are three days. Prison, the

place where Jofeph was bound, 19 Yer within chree days shall Pharaoh 4 And the captain of the guard charged lift up thy head from off thec, and shall Joseph with them, and he served them; hang thee on a tree;

and the birds thall and they continued a season in ward. catchy flesh from off thee.

5. And they dreamed a dream both ,20' And it came to pass the third day, of them, cach man his dream in one which was Pharaohs birth-day, that he night, each man according to the inter- made a feast unto all his servants : and he pretation of his dream; che butler and lifted up the head of the chief

butler, and the baker of the king of Egypt, which of the chief baker among this servants. were bound in the prison.

21 And he restored the chief bucler 6 And Joseph came ia unto them in unto his butlership again; and he gave the morning, and looked upon them, the cup into Pharaohs hand : and behold they were sad.

22 Bur he hanged the chief baker : as 7 And he asked Pharaohs officers that Joseph had interpreted to them. were with him in the ward of his lords 23 Yer did nor the chief buclerico house, saying, Wherefore look yeso sadly member Jofeph, but forgat him. to day?

CHA P. XLI. 8 And they said unto him, We have a Pharaohs ewo dreams, 25. Foseph interdreamed a dream, and there is no inter preterh them. 33. He giveih' Pharaoh preter ofit. And Joseph said unto them, counsel., 38 Folepb is advanced. So He Do not interpretations belong to God? brgetreth Manaseh and Ephraim. tell me them, I pray you.

Nd it came to pass at the end of two to Joseph, and said unto bim, lo my and behold, be stood by the river.

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Chap. xli. Josepå interpretoth them, 2 And bebold, there came up out of 18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven well-favoured kine, and the river seven kine, fat-felhed, and far-feshed; and they fed in a medow, well-favoured; and chey fed in a me.

3 And behold, seven other kine came dow. up after chem out of the river, ill-favour 19 And behold, seven other kine came ed, and lean-felhed; and food by the up after chem, poor and very ill-favourother kine, upon the brink of the river. ed, and lean-felhed, such as I never saw

4. And the ill-favoured and lean-Aesh- in all the land of Egypt for badness. ed 'kine,did eat up the seven well-favour. 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured cd and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. kine did eat up the first seven fat kine.

s And he slept and dreamed the second 21 And when they had caren them up, time : and behold, seven cars of corn it could not be known that they had eaten came up upon one stalk, rank and good, them, but they were still ill-favoured,

6 And behold, even chin cars and as at the beginning. So I awoke. blafted with the caft-wind sprung up al ?? And I saw in my dream, and beter them.

hold, reven ears came up in one stalk, 7 And the seven chin cars devoured the full and good, seven rank and full ears : and Pharaoh 23 And behold, feven ears, withered, awoke, and behold, it was a dream. thin, and blafted wich the caft-wind,

8 and it came to pass in the morning, (prung up after them. that his spirit was troubled; and he sent 24 And the thin ears devoured the and called for all the magicians of Egypt, seven good ears: and I cold this unto the and all the wise-men thereof: and Pha- magicians; but there was none that could raoh told them his dream; but there was declare se unto me. none that could interpret them unto 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, Pharaoh.

The dream of Pharaoh is one: God harh 9 9 Then spake the chief butler unto Thewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my 26 Thç leven good kine are seven faules chis day.

years; and the seven good eats are feven 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his fer- years: che dream ione. vants, and put me in ward in the captain 27 And she seven thin and ill-favoured of the guards house, both nic, and the kine chat came up after them, are seven chief baker.

years, and the seven empty cars blafted 11 And we dreamed a dream in one with the caft-wind, thall be seven years night, I and he: we dreamed each man of famine. according to the interpretation of his 28 This is the ching which I have fpodream.

keo unco Pharaoh : What God is about 12 And there was there with us a young to do, he shewech unto Pharaoh. man, an Hebrew, fervant to the captain 29 Behold, there come seven years of of the guard ; and we cold him, and he great plenty, throughout all the land of interpreted to us our drcams: to each Egypt man according to his dream he did in 30 And there Naall arise after shem terpret.

seven years of famine, and all the plenty iz And it came to pass as he interpret- shall be forgotten in che land of Egypt : ed to us, ro it was: me he restored unto and the famine shall

consume the land. mine office, and him he hanged.

31 And the plenty shall not be known 14 Then Pharaoh sent and called in the land, by reason of that faminc fol. Joseph, and chey brought him haftily out lowing: for it fall be very grievous. of the dungeon: And he fhaved himself, 32 Aod for chat the dream was doubled and changed his raiment, and camc in unco Pharaoh twice; it is because the unco Pharaoh.

thing is cftablished by God, and God 15 And Pharaoh faid unto Joseph, I will shortly bring it to pass. have dreamed a dream, and there is none 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look that can interpret ic : and I have heard out a man discreer and wise, and set him fay of chee, that thou canft understand a over the land of Egypt, dreamgro incerpret it.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and Jer him 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, appoint officers over the land, and take saying, It is not in me: God shall give up che fifch part of the land of Egypt in Pharaoh an answer of peace.

che seven plcnteous years. 17 And Pharaoh faid unto Joseph, In 35 And let chem gather all the food of my dream, bchold, I ftood upon che bank chosc good ycars that some, and lay w of the river.

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The famine beginnerhe corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and forft-born Manasseh : for God, said he, let chem keep food in the cities. hath made me forget all my toil, and

36 And that food shall be for store to all my fathers house. the land, against the seven years of famine, 52 And the name of the second called which shall be in the land of Egypt; that be Ephraim : for God hath caused me to che land perish nor through the famine. be fruitful in the land of my atfli&ion.

37 And the thing was good in the 53 ? And the seven years of plenteeyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all ousness that was in the land of Egypt, his servants.

were ended. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, 54 And the seven years of dearth beCan we find such a one as this is, a man gan to come, according as Joseph had in whom the spirit of God is?

faid: and the dearth was in all lands; but 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, in all the land of Egypt chere was bread. Forasmuch as God hach shewed thee all 55. And when all the land of Egype this, there is none fo discreet and wife was famished, the people cried to Phaas thou art.

raoh for bread : and Pharaoh said unto 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what according unto thy word shall all my be faith to you, do. people be ruled : only in the throne will i 56 And the famine was over all the be greater than choli.

face of the earth : and Joseph opened all 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, the store-houses, and sold unto the EI have set thee over all the land of Egypt. gyptians,

and the faminc waxed fore in .42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from the land of Egypt. his hand, and put it upon Josephs hand, 57 And all

countries came into Egypt and arayed him in vestures of fine linen, to Joseph for to buy corn; because that and put a gold chain about his neck. the famine was fo fore in all lands. 43 And he made him to ride in the

GHA P. XLIT. fecond chariot which he had ; and they 1 Facob Jendeth his ten fons to buy corn in cried before hin, Bow the knee: and he Egypt: 6 They are imprisoned by Joseph made him ruler over all the land of E for Spies. ВУpt.

Ow when Jacob saw that there was 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I corn in Egypc, Jacob said unto his an Pharaoh, and without thee Thall no lons, Why do ye look one upon another man lift up his hand or foot in all the 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard land of Egypt.

that there is corn in Egypt: get you down 45 And Pharaoh called Josephs name thither, and buy for us from thence; that Zaphnath-paancah; and he gave him to we may live, and not die. wife Asenach the daughter of Poti- phe-1, 3 ( And Josephs ten brechren went rah priest of On : and Joseph went out down to buy corn in Egypt. over all the land of Egypt.

4 Buc Benjamin, Josephs brother, Ja46 § And Jofeph was thirty years old cob sent not with his brethren : for he when he food before Pharaoh king of faid, Left peradventure mischief befal Egypt : And Joseph went out from the him. presence of Pharaoh, and went through- 5 And the fons of Israel came to buy out all the land of Egypt.

corn among those that came: for the fa 47 And in the seven plenecous years mine was in the land of Canaan. the earth brought forth by handfuls. 6 And Joseph was the governor over 48 And he gathered up all the food the land, and he it was that sold to all the

the seven years, which were in the people of the land : and Josephs brethren land of Egypt, and laid up the food in came and bowed down themselves bethe cities: the food of the field which fore him, with their faces to the earth, was found about every city, laid he upin 7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and the same.

he knew them, but made himself strange 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the unto them, and spake roughly unto them; sand of the sea, very much, until he left and he said unto them, Whence come ye? numbring: for it was without number. And they said, From the land of Caanan

50 And unto Jofeph were born cwo to buy food. fons, before the years of famine came : 8 And Jofeph knew his brethren, but 'which Asenach, the daughter of Pori- they knew nor him. pherah priest of On, bare unto him. 9 And Joseph remembred the dreams si And Joseph called the name of the which he dreamed of them, and said unto

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to buy coun in Egypt. them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness 26 And they laded their alles with the of the land you are come.

corn, and departed chence. 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my 27 And as one of chem opened hisfack lord, but to buy food are thy servants to give his ass provender in the inn, he come.

espied his money : forbehold it was in Ii We are all one mans fons; we are his facks mouth. true men, thy servants are no spies. 28 And he said unto his brethren, My

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but money is restored; and lo, it is even in to fee the nakedness of the land you are my lack: and their heart failed them,

and they were afraid, saying one to anos 13 And they said, Thy servants are sher, What is this that God hath done ewelve brethren, the sons of one man in unto us? the land of Canaan ; and behold, the 29 ( And they came unto Jacob their youngest is this day with our father, and father, unto the land of Canaan, and cold

him all that befel unto them, saying, 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is is 30 The man who is the lord of the that I fpake unto you, saying, Yc are spies. land, spake roughly to us, and took us

15 Hereby ye thall be proved: by the for (pies of the country. life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth 31 And we said unto him, We are hence,, .except your youngest brother cruc men; we are no fpics. come hither.

33 Wébe twelve brethren, sons of our 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch father : one is not, and the youngest is your brother, and ye shall be kept in pri- chis day with our father in the land of fon, that your words may be proved, whe- Canaan. ther there be any truth in you: or else by 33 And the man the lord of the counche life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. try said unto us, Hereby shall I know

17. And he put them all together into that ye are truc men ; leave one of your ward three days.

brechren here with me, and take food for 38 And Joseph faid unto them the third the famine of your housholds,and be gone. days This do, and live: for I fear God. 34 And bring your youngest brocher

19 If ye be true men, let one of your unto me : then thall I know that you are brechren be bound in the house of your no spies, but that you are true men: so prison : go ye, carry corn for the famine will I deliver you your brother, and ye of your houses.

Thall traffick in the land. 20 But bring your youngest brother 35 [ And it came to pass as they emunto me; fo fhall your words be verifi- pried their facks, that behold, every mans cd, and ye shall nor die. And chey did fo. bundle of money was in his fack and

21 (And they said one to another, We when both chey and their father saw the are verily guilty concerning our brother, bundle of money, they were afraid. in that we saw the anguish of his soul, 36 And Jacob their father said unto when he besought us and we would them, Me have ye bereaved of my chilnot hear: cherefore is this distress come dren: Joseph not, and Simeon is not, upon us,

and ye will take Benjamin away : all 22 And Reuben answered them, fay- these things are against me. ing, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do 37. And Reuben spake unto his father, nor sin against the child, and ye would saying, Slay my two fons, if I bring him not hear therefore behold also, his blood nor to thee: deliver him into my hand, is required.

and I will bring him to chec again. 23. And chey knew not that Joseph 38 And he said, My son shall not go understood them; for he fpake unto them down with you : for his brother is dead, by an interpreter.

and he is left alone; if mischief befal 24 And he turned himself about from him by the way in the which ye go, then them, and wept; and returned to them thall ye bring down my gray hairs with again, and communed with them, and forrow to the grave. took from them Simcon, and bound him

CHA P. XLIII. before their eyes.

1 Jacobis hardly perswaded to fend Ben25 Then Joseph commanded to fill jamin. 15 Foseph entertainerb his bretheir sacks with corn, and to restore eve thren. 31 He maketh them a feaft. ry mans money into his fack, and to give them provision for che way: and chus

2 And it came to pass when they did bc unto them.

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unto them, Go again, buy us a little sephs house. food.

18 And the men were afraid, because .3 And Judah spake unto bim, saying, they were brought into Jofephs house, The man did folemnly proteft unto us, and they said, Because of the money chat saying, Ye Mall not see my face, except was returned in our sacks atche first time, your brocher be with you.

are we brought in; that he may seek oc4 If ehou wilt send our brother with cafion against us, and fall upon us, and us, we will go down and buy chec food. take us for bond-men, and our asses,

s Bue if chou wilt not send him, we 19 And they came near to the steward will not go down : for the man said un- of Josephs house, and chey, communca to us, Ye Mall not see my face, except with him at the door of the house, your brother be with you.

20 and said, O fire we came indeed 6 And Israel said, Wherefore deale ye down at che first time to buy food. so ill with me, as to tell che man whether 21 And it came to pass when we came ye had yet a brother?

to the inn, that we opened our facks, 7. And dhey szid, The man asked us and behold, every mans money was in the straitly of our ftare, and of our kindred, mouch of his fack, our money in full saying, is your father yer alive? have ye weight : and we have brought it again another brother and we cold him accord- in our hand. ing to the tenor of these words: Could 22 And other money have we brought we certainly know what he would fay, down in our hands to buy food: we canBring your brother down?

not tell who putour money in our sacks. 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear Send the lad with me, and we will arise not your God, and the God of your and go, that we maylive and not die, boch facher bach given you creasure in your we, and thou, and also our ligele ones, facks : I had your money. And he

9 I will be surety for him; of my hand brought Simeon our unto them. fhait chou require him: st I bring him 24 And the man brought the men into not unto chce, and for him before chee, Josephs boufe, and gave them water, and when let me bear the blame for ever. they washed their feet, and he gave their

10 For except we had bingred, surely affes provender. now we had returned this second time. 23 And they made ready the present

11 And their father Israel laid unto against Joseph came at noon : for they them, If it muft be so now, do chis; cake heard abar shey faould eat bread chere. of the beft fruics in the land in your ve 26 ( And when Joseph came home, fels, and carry down the map a present, a they brought him the present which was

little balm, and a littlehony, spices, and in their hand into che house, and bowed myrrhe, nuts, and almonds.

chemselves to him to the care, 12 And cakc double money in your 27 And he asked them of their welfare, band: and the money that was brought and said, Is your father well, the old man again in the mouth of your facks, carry of whom ye Spake? Is he yer alive? il-again in your hand i peradventure it 28 And they answered, Thy fervane was an oversight.

our father is in good health, he is yet a. 13 Take also your brother, and arise, live: and they bowed down their heads, go again unto the man.

and made obeisance. 14 And God Almighty give you mer. 29 And he lift up his eyes, and saw his cy be ore the man, that he may send away brother Benjamin, his mothers son, and your other brother, and Benjamin:If I be said, Is this your younger brother, of bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. whom ye spake unto me? And he said,

15 9 And the men took that present, God be gracious unto chce, my son. and they took double moncy in their 30 And Joseph made hafte; for his hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and bowels did yern upon his brother : and went down to Egypt, and stood before he fought where to weep, and he entrcd Joseph.

into his chamber, and wept there. 16 And when Jofeph faw Benjamin 31 And he washed his face, and went with them, he said to the ruler of his out, and refrained himself, and said, sec house, Bring these men home, and slay, on bread. and make ready: for these men shall dine 32 And they set op for him by himself, with me at noon.

and for them by themselves, and for the 17 And the man did as Joseph bade : Egyptians, which did cat with him, by

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