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Joseph's two dreams. CHAPTER XXXVII. He is cast into a pit.

thren indeed come to bow down ourCHAPTER XXXVII.

selves to thee to the earth? 1 Joseph is hated of his brethren. 5 His two dreams. 13 Jacob sendeth him to visit his brethren. 18 His

| 11 And his brethren envied him; brethren conspire his death. 21 Reuben saveth him. but his father observed the saying. 26 They sell him to the Ishmaelites. 31 His father, deceived by the bloody coat, mourneth for him. 36

12 | And his brethren went to feed He is sold to Potiphar in Egypt.

their father's flock in Shechem. ND Jacob dwelt in the land 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, A wherein his father was a stran. Do not thy brethren feed the flock ger, in the land of Canaan.

in Shechem? come, and I will send 2 These are the generations of Ja- thee unto them. And he said to him, cob. Joseph, being seventeen years Here am I. old, was feeding the flock with his 1 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray brethren; and the lad was with the thee, see whether it be well with thy sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of brethren, and well with the flocks; Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph and bring me word again. So he brought unto his father their evil re sent him out of the vale of Hebron, port.

and he came to Shechem. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more 15 | And a certain man found him, than all his children, because he was and, behold, he was wandering in the the son of his old age: and he made field : and the man asked him, say. him a coat of many colours.

ing, What seekest thou? 4 And when his brethren saw that! 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: their father loved him more than all tell me, I pray thee, where they feed his brethren, they hated him, and their flocks. could not speak peaceably unto him. 17 And the man said, They are de

5 | And Joseph dreamed a dream, parted hence; for I heard them say, and he told it his brethren: and they | Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph hated him yet the more.

went after his brethren, and found 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I them in Dothan. pray you, this dream which I have 18 And when they saw him afar off, dreamed :

even before he came near unto them, 7 For, behold, we were binding they conspired against him to slay sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf

my cheaf him. arose, and also stood upright; and, be | 19 And they said one to another, hold, your sheaves stood round about, Behold, this dreamer cometh. and made obeisance to my sheaf. 20 Come now therefore, and let us

8 And his brethren said to him, slay him, and cast him into some pit, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or and we will say, Some evil beast shalt thou indeed have dominion over hath devoured him; and we shall see us? And they hated him yet the more what will become of his dreams. for his dreams, and for his words. ! 21 And Reuben heard it, and he

9 | And he dreamed yet another delivered him out of their hands; and dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Let us not kill him. said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream | 22 And Reuben said unto them, more; and, behold, the sun and the Shed no blood, but cast him into this moon and the eleven stars made obei. pit that is in the wilderness, and lay sance to me.

no hand upon him; that he might 10 And he told it to his father, and rid him out of their hands, to deliver to his brethren: and his father re- him to his father again. buked him, and said unto him, What 23 | And it came to pass, when is this dream that thou hast dreamed ? Joseph was come unto his brethren, Shall I and thy mnother and thy bre- / that they stripped Joseph out of his Egypt.

rain.

FIRMATION

Joseph's brethren sell him. GENESIS,

The story of Tamar. coat, his coat of many colours that | grave unto my son mourning. Thus was on him;

his father wept for him. 24 And they took him, and cast him 36 And the Midianites sold him into into a pit: and the pit was empty, Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of there was no water in it.

| Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. 25 And they sat down to eat bread:

CHAPTER XXXVIII. and they lifted up their eyes and 1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth looked, and, behold, a company of Tamar. 8 The trespass of Onan. 11 Tamar waiteth

for Shelah. 13 She deceiveth Judah. 27 She beareth Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with twins, Pharez and Zarah. their camels bearing spicery and balm AND it came to pass at that time, and myrrh, going to carry it down to A that Judah went down from his

brethren, and turned in to a certain 26 And Judah said unto his bre. Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. thren, What profit is it if we slay | 2 And Judah saw there a daughter our brother, and conceal his blood ? of a certain Canaanite, whose name

27 Come, and let us sell him to the was Shuah; and he took her, and Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be went in unto her. upon him; for he is our brother and 3 And she conceived, and bare a our flesh: and his brethren were son; and he called his name Er. content.

4 And she conceived again, and bare 28 Then there passed by Midian- a son; and she called his name Onan. ites merchantmen; and they drew 5 And she yet again conceived, and and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, | bare a son; and called his name She. and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites lah: and he was at Chezib, when for twenty pieces of silver: and they she bare him. brought Joseph into Egypt.

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his 29 | And Reuben returned unto firstborn, whose name was Tamar. the pit; and, behold, Joseph was 7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was not in the pit; and he rent his wicked in the sight of the LORD; and clothes.

the LORD slew him. 30 And he returned unto his bre. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Goin thren, and said, The child is not; unto thy brother's wife, and marry and I, whither shall I go?

her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 31 And they took Joseph's coat, 9 And Onan knew that the seed and killed a kid of the goats, and should not be his; and it came to dipped the coat in the blood;

pass, when he went in unto his bro32 And they sent the coat of many ther's wife, that he spilled it on the colours, and they brought it to their ground, lest that he should give seed father; and said, This have we found: to his brother. know now whether it be thy son's 10 And the thing which he did coat or no.

displeased the LORD: wherefore he 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath | 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his devoured him; Joseph is without daughter in law, Remain a widow doubt rent in pieces.

at thy father's house, till Shelah my 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and son be grown: for he said, Lest perput sackcloth upon his loins, and adventure he die also, as his brethren mourned for his son many days. did. And Tamar went and dwelt in

35 And all his sons and all his her father's house. daughters rose up to comfort him; 12 | And in process of time the but he refused to be comforted; and daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; he said, For I will go down into the ' and Judah was comforted, and went up Tamar deceiveth Judah. CHAPTER XXXIX. Pharez and Zarah born. unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. in law hath played the harlot; and

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, also, behold, she is with child by Behold, thy father in law goeth up whoredom. And Judah said, Bring to Timnath to shear his sheep. her forth, and let her be burnt.

14 And she put her widow's gar- 25 When she was brought forth, ments off from her, and covered her she sent to her father in law, saying, with a vail, and wrapped herself, and By the man, whose these are, am I sat in an open place, which is by the with child : and she said, Discern, I way to Timnath; for she saw that pray thee, whose are these, the signet, Shelah was grown, and she was not | and bracelets, and staff. given unto him to wife.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, 15 When Judah saw her, he thought and said, She hath been more righther to be a harlot; because she had eous than I; because that I gave her covered her face.

not to Shelah my son. And he knew 16 And he turned unto her by the | her again no more. way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let 27 | And it came to pass in the time me come in unto thee; for he knew of her travail, that, behold, twins were not that she was his daughter in law. in her womb. And she said, What wilt thou give me, 28 And it came to pass, when she that thou mayest come in unto me? travailed, that the one put out his

17 And he said, I will send thee a hand : and the midwife took and kid from the flock. And she said, bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou saying, This came out first. send it ?

29 And it came to pass, as he drew 18 And he said, What pledge shall back his hand, that, behold, his broI give thee? And she said, Thy sig. ther came out: and she said, How net, and thy bracelets, and thy staff hast thou broken forth ? this breach that is in thine hand. And he gave be upon thee: therefore his name was it her, and came in unto her, and she called Pharez. conceived by him.

L 30 And afterward came out his 19 And she arose, and went away, brother, that had the scarlet thread and laid by her vail from her, and put upon his hand : and his name was on the garments of her widowhood. called Zarah.

20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to

CHAPTER XXXIX. receive his pledge from the woman's

1 Joseph, advanced in Potiphar's house, 7 resisteth his

mistress' temptation 13 He is falsely accused, 20 and hand: but he found her not.

cast into prison. 21 God is with him there. 21 Then he asked the men of that! AND Joseph was brought down to place, saying, Where is the harlot, A Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer that was openly by the way side ? of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an And they said, There was no harlot Egyptian, bought him of the hands in this place.

of the Ishmaelites, which had brought 22 And he returned to Judah, and him down thither. said, I cannot find her; and also the L 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, men of the place said, that there was and he was a prosperous man; and no harlot in this place.

he was in the house of his master the 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to Egyptian. her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent 3 And his master saw that the LORD this kid, and thou hast not found her. was with him, and that the LORD made

24 | And it came to pass about all that he did to prosper in his hand. three months after, that it was told! 4 And Joseph found grace in his Joseph is falsely accused. GENESIS, He is cast into prison. sight, and he served him: and he heard that I lifted up my voice and made him overseer over his house, and cried, that he left his garment with all that he had he put into his hand. | me, and fled, and got him out.

5 And it came to pass from the time 16 And she laid up his garment by that he had made him overseer in her, until his lord came home. his house, and over all that he had, | 17 And she spake unto him acthat the Lord blessed the Egyptian's cording to these words, saying, The house for Joseph's sake; and the Hebrew servant, which thou hast blessing of the LORD was upon all that brought unto us, came in unto me to he had in the house, and in the field. mock me:

6 And he left all that he had in Jo- 18 And it came to pass, as I lifted seph's hand; and he knew not aught up my voice and cried, that he left he had, save the bread which he did his garment with me, and fled out. eat. And Joseph was a goodly per- 19 And it came to pass, when his son, and well favoured.

master heard the words of his wife, 7 | And it came to pass after these which she spake unto him, saying, things, that his master's wife cast her | After this manner did thy servant to eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie me; that his wrath was kindled. with me.

20 And Joseph's master took him, 8 But he refused, and said unto his and put him into the prison, a place master's wife, Behold, my master where the king's prisoners were bound: wotteth not what is with me in the and he was there in the prison. house, and he hath committed all 21 | But the LORD was with Joseph, that he hath to my hand;

and shewed him mercy, and gave him 9 There is none greater in this favour in the sight of the keeper of house than I; neither hath he kept the prison. back any thing from me but thee, 22 And the keeper of the prison because thou art his wife: how then committed to Joseph's hand all the can I do this great wickedness, and prisoners that were in the prison ; sin against God ?

and whatsoever they did there, he 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he heark. 23 The keeper of the prison looked ened not unto her, to lie by her, or not to any thing that was under his to be with her.

hand; because the LORD was with 11 And it came to pass about this him, and that which he did, the LORD time, that Joseph went into the house | made it to prosper. to do his business; and there was none

CHAPTER XL. of the men of the house there within. 1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison. 4 Joseph 12 And she caught him by his gar.

hath charge of them. 5 He interpreteth their dreams,

20 which come to pass according to his interpretation. inent, saying, Lie with me: and he 23 The ingratitude of the butler. left his garment in her hand, and fled, AND it came to pass after these and got him out.

A things, that the butler of the 13 And it came to pass, when she king of Egypt and his baker had of. saw that he had left his garment in fended their lord the king of Egypt. her hand, and was fled forth,

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against 14 That she called unto the men two of his officers, against the chief of her house, and spake unto them, of the butlers, and against the chief saying, See, he hath brought in a He- of the bakers. brew unto us to mock us; he came 1 3 And he put them in ward in the in unto me to lie with me, and I house of the captain of the guard, cried with a loud voice:

into the prison, the place where Jo. 15 And it came to pass, when he seph was bound.

Can I do thil art his wi me but thept/ the pur in the siomercy, and th Joseph,

Pharaoh's officers.
CHAPTER XLI.

His two dreams. 4 And the captain of the guard | 16 When the chief baker saw that charged Joseph with them, and he the interpretation was good, he said served them: and they continued a unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, season in ward.

and, behold, I had three white bas5 And they dreamed a dream both kets on my head : of them, each man his dream in one 17 And in the uppermost basket night, each man according to the in- there was of all manner of bakemeats terpretation of his dream, the butler for Pharaoh ; and the birds did eat and the baker of the king of Egypt, them out of the basket upon my head. which were bound in the prison.

18 And Joseph answered and said, 6 And Joseph came in unto them in This is the interpretation thereof: the morning, and looked upon them, The three baskets are three days: and, behold, they were sad.

19 Yet within three days shall Pha7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers raoh lift up thy head from off thee, that were with him in the ward of his and shall hang thee on a tree; and the lord's house, saying, Wherefore look birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. ye so sadly to day?

20 | And it came to pass the third 8 And they said unto him, We have day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, dreamed a dream, and there is no in- | that he made a feast unto all his serterpreter of it. And Joseph said unto vants: and he lifted up the head of them, Do not interpretations belong the chief butler and of the chief baker to God? tell me them, I pray you. among his servants.

9 And the chief butler told his dream 21 And he restored the chief butler to Joseph, and said to him, In my unto his butlership again, and he dream, behold, a vine was before me; gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;

10 And in the vine were three 22 But he hanged the chief baker: branches: and it was as though it as Joseph had interpreted to them. budded, and her blossoms shot forth; L 23 Yet did not the chief butler reand the clusters thereof brought forth member Joseph, but forgat him. ripe grapes:

CHAPTER XLI. 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my 1 Pharaoh's two dreams. 25 Joseph interpreteth them. hand : and I took the grapes, and

33 He giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced.

50 The birth of Manasseh and Ephraim. 53 The pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and famine beginneth. I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. AND it came to pass at the end of

12 And Joseph said unto him, This A two full years, that Pharaoh is the interpretation of it: The three dreamed : and, behold, he stood by branches are three days:

the river. 13 Yet within three days shall Pha 1 2 And, behold, there came up out of raoh lift up thine head, and restore the river seven well favoured kine and thee unto thy place; and thou shalt fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, 3 And, behold, seven other kine after the former manner when thou came up after them out of the river, wast his butler.

ill favoured and lean-fleshed; and 14 But think on me when it shall stood by the other kine upon the be well with thee, and shew kindness, brink of the river. I pray thee, unto me, and make men. 4 And theill favoured and lean-fleshtion of me unto Pharaoh, and bring ed kinedid eat up the seven well favourme out of this house :

ed and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 15 For indeed I was stolen away out 5 And he slept and dreamed the of the land of the Hebrews: and here second time: and, behold, seven ears also have I done nothing that they of corn came up upon one stalk, rank should put me into the dungeon. | and good.

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