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4 And she conceived again, and bareason; and she called his name

an. g 5 And she yet again conceived and bare a son ; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Tamar. c 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of the Lorin; and the Lorto slew him. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his ; and it came to ss, when he went in unto his rother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. c 10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lond: wherefore he slew him also. 11 Then said Judah to Tamar is daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for he said, Lest peradventure he die also as his brethren did :) and Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house. g 12 T And in process of time, the daughter of Shuah, Judah's wife died: and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And it was told Tamar, sayng, Behold, thy father-in-law eth up to Timnath, to shear his sheep. 14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath: for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. 15. When Judah saw her, he

thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face. u 16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray } thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law:) and she said, |What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? and she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thy hand; and he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. 19 And she arose and went away and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. f 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, saying, Where is the harlot that was openly by the wayside And they . here 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, that 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

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f 24 T And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 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, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than 1; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son: and he knew her again no in ore. 27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, 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, saying, This came out first. 29 And it came to pass as he

drew back his hand, that behold,

his brother came out; and she said, IHow hast thou broken forth 2 this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 30 And afterward came out his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah. CHAP. XXXIX. f AND Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down thither. 2 And the Lond was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous

sake; and the blessing of the Lond 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. c 7 || And it came to pass after these things, 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 master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; c 9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but thee, because thou art his wife : how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. f 11 And it came to pass 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 by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 13 And it came to pass, when

man; and he was in the house of she saw that he had left his gar

his master the Egyptian. 3 And his master saw that the LoRD tras with him, and that the LoRD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. f4 And Joseph found grace 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. b 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 Lort D blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's

ment in her hand, and was fled forth, 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 me, and I cricq 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 garment with me, and fled, and got him out. |s. 16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. | 17 And she spake unto him aci. to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant which o: hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. 19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. 20 And Joseph's master took im, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. c 21 M But the Lok D was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand; because the Lond was with him: and that which he did, the Lond made it to prosper. HAP. XL. and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. j 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 my head: 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh: and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. r 18 And Joseph answered, and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh list up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. a 20 " 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: a 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. c 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. CH f A ND 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. 3 And behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill-favoured and lean-fleshed ; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4 And the ill-favoured and lean

J A ND it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king o ypt 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. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where 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 T And they dreamed a dream th of them, each man his dream

in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream; the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wors look ye so sadly toay: c 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 ; 11 And Pharao up was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharoah's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. r 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days : 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee unto thy place : and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his but

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fleshed kine did eat 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, rank and good. 6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream. f 8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. f 9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me, and the chief baker: 11 And we dreamed a dream in one might, I and he we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 12 And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of 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 mime office, and him he hanged. f 14 " Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon : and he shaved himself, and changed his raimedt, 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.

c 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying. It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of

peace. 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, fatfleshed, and well-favoured ; and they fed in a meadow: 19 And behold, seven other kine came o after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: 20 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 they 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 good: 23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, 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 Ine. 25 T And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one : God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. r 26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is


27 And the seven thin and illfavoured 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. r 29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: r 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: 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following: for it shall be very grievous. t 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. g 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 plenteouts wears. 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. f 37 T 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 39 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 unto thy word shall

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