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one served him: and he made him overseer to Josep!i's hand all the prisoners that were Wer bis hvuse, and all t!rol he had he put in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, into his brand

he was the doer of it 5. And it came to pass, from the time thal 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to he hal marle sim overseer in his house, and any thing that was under his hand; because over all that te hall, that the Lord blessed the LORD was with him, and that which lie the Egyptian's luase for Joseph's sake; and did, the LORD made it to prosper. tie blessing of die Lort was upon all that

CHAP. hi.. be haul in the house, and in the field. 6 Au le leti all that he had in Joseph's


that the butler of the king of Egypt and hand; and he knew not ought he had, save his baker had offended their lord the king of tre bread! which he did eat : and Joseph was Egypt. egally person, and well-favoured. 2 And Pharaoh was wroll against two o

19. And it cuine to pass after these things, his officers, against the chief of the butlers, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Jo-jand against the chief of the baker's. ber); and she said, Lie with me.

3 And be put them in ward in the boruse & Bite he refused; and said unto his mas- of the captain of the guard, into the prison, ler's wife, Behold, my master wotleth not the place where Joseplı uus bound. what is with me in the house, and he hath 4' And the captain of the guard clerged coministed all that he hath to my hand: Jozepla with them, and he served them;"9d

9 Tlure is none greater in this house than they continued a season in ward. 1; neither bath he kept back any thing from 5 1 And they dreamed a dream become of me but thee, because thou art his wife: how them, each mai bis dream in one niglit, each then can I do this great wickedness, and sin man according to the interpretation of his against God?

dream, the builer and the baker of the king 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Jo- of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. seph day by day, that he hearkened not unto 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the her, to lie by her, or to he with her. morning, and looked won then, and, be

11 And it came to pass about this time, hold, they were sad. that Joseph went into the house to do his bu. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that guess; and there was none of the men of the were with him

in the ward of his lord's house, buuse there withiin.

saying, Wherefore look ye so sailly 19-jay 12 And she cauglit him by bis garment, 8 And they said unto him, We liave drcainmaying, Lie with me: and he left his garmeni ed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. a her hand, and fled, and got him oui. And Josepb said unto them, Do nol iuterpres

13 And ii came to pass, when she saw that talions belong to God tell me them, I pray ne har lest liis garment in her hand, and was you.

9 And the chief butler told his Jream to 1. That she called unto the men of her Joseph, and said unto liiin, In my dream, house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he belold, a vine ras before me; bath brought in au Hebrew unto us to mock, 10 And in the vine uere iliree branches; m; he came in unito me to lie with me, and and it uus as though it budded, and her Terier with a loud voice:

blossoins shot forth ; and the clusters thereof 1.3 And it came to pass, when he heard that brought forth ripe grapes :

Tifier up my voice and cried, that he lent 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; nis garment with me, and fled, and got him and I took the grapes, and pressed them into

Pharaoh's cup, and I the cup into Pha16 And she laid up his garment by her un- raoh's hand. il siis lord caine hume.

12 And Joseph said unto liim, This is the 17 And she spake unto him according to interpretation of it: The three branches are these words, saving, The Hebrew servant, three days. a licit thou hasi brought unto us, came in 13 Yei within three days slal Pharaoh list ui:lo tpe to mock me:

up thine head, and restore there unto thy ! And it came to pass, as I lifted up my place : and thou shalt deliver Pharaoli's cup nice and cried, that he left his garment with into liis Sand, after the former manner wueu toe, and Aed vut.

thou wast his buller. 19. And it came to pass, when his master 14 But think on me when it shall be well beard the words of nis wife, which she spake with thee, and shew kindness, I pray tee, buto him, saying, Alier this manner did thy unto me; and make mention of me unio Phaservant to me; that liis wrath was kindled.' ranh, and bring me out of this louse :

20 And Joseph's moster look him, and put 15 For indeed I was stolen zway out of the him into the prison, a place where the king's hand of the Hebrews; and here also have I prisoners vere bound, ard lie was there iu done nothing that thiey should put me into de prison.

the dungeon 21 1 But the LORD was with Joseph, and 16 When the chief buker saw that the inthewed him mercy, and gave himn favour interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, the sight of the keeper or the prison. I also uus in my dream, and, behold, I hari 2. And the keeper of the prison comınilled inree white baskets on iny head

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there was and they brought him kastily out of the dunof all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh ; geon: and he shaved himself, and changed his and the birds did eat them out of the baskei raiment, and came in untó Pharaoh. upon my head.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have 18 And Joseph answered and said, Tliis dreamed a dream, and there is none Unu can is the interpretation thereof: The three bas- interpret it; and I have heard say of thre, kets are three days.

that thou canst understand a dreen to inter 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lis pret it. up thy head from off thee, and shall lang 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, thee on a tree; and the birds shall cat thy It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an flesh from off thee.

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peace. 20 I And it came to pass the third day, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my hich was Pharaoli's birth-day, that he made dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the

feast unto all his servants : and he lifled up river: the head of the chief butler and of the chief 18 And, behold, there came up out of the baker among his servants.

river zeven kine, fal-fleshed and well-favour21 And he restored the chief butler untosed; and they fed in a meadow. his butlership again; and be gave the cup 19 And, behold, seven other kine came up into Pharaoh's hand:

after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Jo- lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the sep! had interpreted to them.

land of Egypt for badness: 23 Yet did not the chief butler reinember 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine Joseph, but forgat bim.

did eat up the first seven sat kine. CHAP. XLI.

A1 And when they had eaten them up, it ND it came to pass at the end of two could not be kwwn that they had euten bebold, he stood by the river.

the beginning: Sul awoke. 2 And, behold, there came up out of the 22 And I saw is my dream, and, bebol, se river seven well-favoured kine and fat-flesh- ven ears came up in one stalk, full and good, ed; and they fed in a meadow.

23 And, belold, seven ears withered, ihin. 3 And, behold, seven other kine came up and blusted with ile east wind, sprung up after them out of the river, ill-favoured and after them: lean fieslied; and stcod by the other kine up 2 And !:e thin ears devoured the seven on the brink of the river.

good ears. And I told this unto the magicians; 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-Meshed but there was none that could declare it to me. kine uid eat up the seven well-favoured and 25 1 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

dream of Pharaoh is one; God haili shewed 5 And he slept, and dreamed the second Pharaoh ulat lie is about to do. time: and, bebold, seven ears of corn came 26 The seven good kine are seven years. up upon one stalk, rank and good. and the seven good ears are seven years: the

6 And, behold, seven thin ears, and blast- dream is one. ed with the east wind, sprung up after them. 97 And the seven thin and ill-favoured kine

7 And the seven thin ears devoured the se- that came up alier thich are seven years; and ven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, the seven eaply cars blasted with the eas! and, behold, it was a dream.

wind shall be seven years of famine. 8 And it came to pass in the morning, that 28 This is tlie thing wlich I have spoken his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called unto Piarach: What God is about to do he for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the sheweth unto Pharaoh. wise aen thereof; and Pharaoli told them 29 Behold, there come seven years of great liis dreams; but there was none that could in- plenty throughout all the lund of Egypt: terpret thein unto Pharaoh..

30And there shall arise after them seven Of Then spake the chiefbulerunto Plara- years of famine ; and all the plenty shall be oh, saying, I doremember my faults this day : forgotten in the land of Egypi: and the fai

10 Pharaob was wroth with leis servants, mine shall consume the land: and put me in ward in the captain of the 31 And the plenty shall not be known in guard's house, both me and ille chief baker: the land by reason of that famine following,

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, for it shall be very grievous. 1 and he : we dreamed each man according 32 And for that ihe dream was doub.ed to the interpretation of his dream. unto Pharash twice; il is because the thing

12 And there was there with us a young is established by God, and God will storzij mao, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the bring it to pass. guard ; and we told him, and be interpreted 3 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a in us our dreams: to each man according 10 man discreet and wise, and set him over time his dreain he did interpret.

land of Egypt. 13 And it came to pass, as lie interpreted to 31 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap us, so it was ; me he restored unto mine office. point officers over the land, and take up later and him lie hanged.

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33 And let them gather all the food of those dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of good years tha: come, and lay up corn under Egypt there was bread. the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep loodi 55 And when all the land of Egypt was fain the cities.

mished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: 36 And that food shall be for store to and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go the land against the seven years of famine, unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the 56 And the famine was over all the face of lend perish uot through the famine. the earth. And Joseph opened all the store.

37' And the thing was good in the eyes of houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the Charawh, and in the eyes of all his servants, famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

B! And Pharaoh said unto his servants, 37 And all countries came into Egypt to Can we find such a one as this is, a man in Joseph for to buy corn ; because that the fut wliom the Spirit of God is?

mine was so sore in all lands. 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Foras

CHAP. XLII. much as God hath slewed thee all this there N in Egype, Jacob said unto his sons, Why

TCW when Jacob saw that there was cora 10 Thou shalt be over my house, and ac- do ye look one upon another? cording unto thy word shall all iny people be 2 And he said, Behold, I have beard that ruled: only in ihe throne will I be greater there is coru in Egypt: get you down thither, timun thon

and buy for us from tience; that we may 41 And Pharaoli said unto Joseph, See, I live, and net die. have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 31 And Josepli's ten brethren went down

42 And Pharaoh took off lux ring from his to buy corn in Egypt. band. and put it upon Joseph's hand, and 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob arrayed him in vestures of five linen, and sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest put a gold chain about liis neck:

peradventure mischief befall him. 43 And he made him to riele in the second 5 And the sons of Israel came to tuy corn chiario. which he had; and they cried before among those that came: for the famine was bim, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler in the land of Canaan. urer a! the land of Egype.

6 And Joseph was the governor over the 44 Aad Pharaclı said unto Josephi, I am land, and he it was that sold to all the people Pharaon and without thee shall no man lill of the land : and Josepli's brethren came, and up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. howed down themselves before him, with

45 And Pharaob called Joseph's naine their faces to the earth. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he Asenath, the daughter of Pot-pheral; priest know them, but made himself strange unto of On. And Joseph went out overall the iand them, and spake roughly unto them; and of Egypt,

he said unto ibem, 1 heuce come ye? And 15? (And Joseph roas tiirty years old they said, From the land of Canaan to buy when he'strod before Pharanh king of E-food. gypt.) And Joseph went out from the pre S A: d Joseph knew his brethren, bu: they space of Pharaoh, and went throughou: all knew not him. the land of Egypt.

9 And Joseph remembered the dreams 47 And in the seven plenteous years the which he dreamed of them, and said unto earth brought forth by handfuls.

them, Yeare spies; to see the nakedness of the 48 And he gathered up all the food of the lanel ye are come. seven years, which were in the land of E. 10 And they said unto hiin, Nay, my lord; gypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the but to buy food are thy servants come. foord of the field, which tras roupd about ev. 11 We are all one man's sons : we are true ery city, laid he up in the same.

men. thy servants are no spies. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand 12 Ard be said unto them, Nay, but to see of the sea, very much, until he left nuinber- the nakedness of the land ye are come. log: for it ras without number,

13 And they said, 7ly servants are twelve 50 I And unto Joseph were born two sons brethren, the sons of one man in the land of nefore the years of famine came; which Ase-Canaas; and, behold, the youngest is this uath, the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of day with our father, and one is not. On, baie unto him.

14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it 51 Apl Joseph called the name of the first that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies. horn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made 15 Hereby ye shall be proved; By the life me forget all my toil, and all iny father's of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth' l'ence, exbouze.

cept your youngest brother come hither 52 And the name of the second called he 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be brother, and ve sliall he kent in prison, that fruidful in the land of my affliction. your words may be proved, whether there be

53 1 and the seven years of plenteousness any truth in you: or else, by the lise of Phathat was in the land of Egypt were encled. Traoh, surely ye are spies.

54 And the seven years of dearth began to 17 And he put them all together into ward

18 And Joseph said unto them the third, 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saya day, This do, and live: for I fear God. ing, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to

19 If ye be true men, let one of your bie- thee: deliver bim into my hand, and I will thren be bound in the house of your prison : 87 bring hiin to thee again. ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: 33 And he said, My son shall not go down

20 But bring your youngest brother unto with you; for his brother is dead, and he is me; so shall your words be verified, and ye left alone: if mischief befall him by the way shall not die. And they did so.

in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down 21 1 And they said one to another, We are my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. verily guilty concerning our brother, in that

CHAP. XLIII. we saw the anguish of his soul when he be AND the famine was sore in the land, sought us, and we would not hear;

2 And it came to pass, when they had is this distress come apon us.

eaten up the corn which they had brought 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, out of Egypt, their father said unto them Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin Go again, buy us a little food. against the child ? and ye would not hear; 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The therefore, behow, also his blood is required.' man did solemnly protest unto us, saving, Ye

23 And they knew not that Joseph under-shall not see my face, except your brother be stood them; for be spake unto them by an with you. interpreter.

4. I thou wilt send our brother with us, we 24 And he turned himself about from them, will go down and buy thee food: and wept; and returned to them again, and 5 But if thou will not send him, we will not communed with them, and took from them go down : for the man said unto us, Ye shall Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. not see my lace except your brother le with

25 Then Joseph coinmanded to fill their you. sacks with corn, and to restore every man's 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so inoney into his sack, and to give them provi- ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had sion for the way; and thus did he unto them. yet a brother?

26 And they laded their asscs with the 7 And they said, the man asked us straitcorn, and departed thence.

ly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, 27 And as one of them opened his sack to Ys your father yet alive? have ye another give his ass provender in the inn, be espied his brother? and we told him according to the inoney; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.lenor of these words. Could we certainly

28 And he said unto his brethren, My money kuow that he would say, Bring your brother is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: down? and their heart failed them, and they were 8 And Judah said unto Isracl his fatner, afraid, s:rying one to another, What is this Send the lad with me, and we will arise and thul God liath done unto us?

go; that we may live and not die, both we, 29 | And they came unto Jacob their fa- and thou, and also our live ones. ther unto the land of Canaan, and told him 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand all that befell unto them, saying,

shalt thou require hím: if I bring him not un30 The man, who is the lord of the land, 10 thee, and set him before thee, then let me spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of bear the blame for ever: the country:

10 For except we had lingered, surely now 31 And we said unto him, We are true we had returned this second time. men; we are no spies.

11 And their father Israel said unto them, 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our la- if it must be so now, do this; Take of the ther: one is not, and the youngest is this day best fruits in the land in your vessels, and car. with our father in the land of Canaan. ry down the man a present, a lille balm, and

33 And the man, the lord of the country, a little honey, spices and inyerh, nuts and al. said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye monds. are truc men: leave one of your brethren here 12 And take double money in your hand : with me, and take food for the famine of your and the money that was broughi again in the households, and be gone.

mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your 34 And bring your youngest brother unto hand, peradventure it vus an oversight. me; then shall I know that ye ore no spies, 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go but that ye are true mer : so will I deliver you again unto the man. your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land. 14 And God Almighty give you mercy be

35 | And it came w pass, as they emptied fore the man, that he may send away your their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle other brother, and Benjamin. If I be be of money was in his sack: and when both reaved of my children, I am bereaved. they and their father saw the bundles of 15 | And the men took that present, and money, they were afraid.

they took double money in their hand, and 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Me have ye bereavcu of my children: Joseph Egypt, and stood before Joseph. is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with Benjamin away. All these things are against them, be said to the ruler of his house, Bring

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17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and from before him : but Benjamin's mess was wie man bruglil the men into Joseplı's house. five times so much as any of theirs. And

18 And the men were afraid, because they they drank, and were merry with him. were brought into Joseph's house; and they

CHAP. XLIV. said, Because of the money that was returo A ed in our sacks at the first time are we house, saying, Fil the men's sacks with brought in, that he may seek occasion food, as much as they can carry, and put against us, and fall upon us, and take us for every man's money in his sack's mouth. bond-men, and our asses.

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the 19 | And they came near to the steward sack's mouth of the youngest, and his curnof Joseph's house, and they communed with money. And he did according to the word him at the door of the house,

that Joseph had spoken. 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down 3 As soon as the morning was light, the Al the first lime to buy food:

men were sent away, they and their asses. 21 And it came to pass, when we came to 4 And when they were gone out of the city the inn, that we opened our sacks, and be- and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his stew. bold, exry man's money was in the mouth ard, Up, follow after the men; and when thou of his sack, our money in fu!l weight; and dosi overtake them, say unto them, Wherewe have brought it again in our hand. fore have ye rewarded evil for good?

2 And other money liave we brought down 5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, in our hands to buy food: we cannoi lell wlio and whereby indeed he divineth? Ye have put our money in our sacks.

done evil in so doing. 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not; 6 11 And he overtook them, and he spake your God, and the God of your father, hath unto them these same words. given you treasure in your sacks: I had your 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith inovey. And he brought Simeon out unto my lord these words? God forbid that thy them.

servants should do according to this thing. 21. And the man brought the men into Jo 8 Behold, the money which we found in sepi's hoase, and gave them water, and they our sacks' mouths, we brought again uuto Washed their feet; and he gave ibeir asses, thee out of the land of Canaan: how then provender.

should we steal out of thy lord's house silver 25 And they made ready the present or gold?, against Josephi came at noon: for they heard g With whomsoever of thy servants it be that they should eat bread there.

found, both let him die, and we also will be 26 ? And when Joseph came home, they my lord's bond-men. brought him the present which was in their (10 And he said, Nowalso let it be according hand into the house, and bowed themselves unto your words : he with whom it is found to him to the earth.

shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless 27 And he asked them of their welfare, 11 Then they speedily took down every and said, Is your father well, the old man of man his sack to the ground, and opened every whom ye spake? is lie yet alive?

man bis sack. 28 And they answereul, Thy serva 12 And he searched, and began at the eldfarlier is in good health, he is yet alive : lest, and left at the youngest; and the cup was and they howed down their heads, and made found in Benjamin's sack. obeisance,

13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded 29 And he listed up his eyes, and saw his every man his ass, and returned to the city. brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, 14 And Judah and his bretliren came to Is tliis your younger broiler, of whom ye Joseph's house ; (for he was yet there ;) and spake unto mc ? And he said, God be gra- they fell before him on the ground. cious unto thee, my son.

13 And Joseph said unto them, What deed 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels is this that ye have done? wot ye not that did yearn upon his brother: and he souglit such a man as I can certainly divine ? where to weep: and he entered into his cham 16 And Judah said, What shall we sey unLer, and wepi there.

to my lord? what shall we speak? or how 31 And he washed his face, and went oul, shall we clear ourselves ? God hath found and refrained himself, and said, Set on out the iniquity of thy servants: bebold, we hread.

are my lord's servants, both we, and he also 5. And they set on for him ly himself, and with whom the cup is found. for them by themselves, and for the Egyr 17 And he said, God forbid that I should tians which did eat with lin by themselves : do so: bul the man in whose land the cup is because the Egyptians might not eat bread found, he shall be my servanı; and as for you, with the Hebrews; for that is an abomina- get you up in peace unto your father. tion unto the Egyptians.

18 | Then Judah came near unto him, 33 And they sal before lim, the first-born and said, Oh iny lurd, let thy servant, I pray according to his birthright, and the youngest thee, speak a word is my lord's ears, and le according to his youth : and the men mar- not thine anger burn against thy serant for veled one at another

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