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The butler and baker inprisoned. GENESIS.

Their dreams interpreted. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed 16 When the chief baker saw that the into Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were terpretation was good, he said unto Josephi, in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, I also was in my dreain, and behold, I had he was the doer of it.

three white baskets on my head: 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to 17 And in the upperinosi basket there was any thing that was under his hand; because of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh : the LORD was with him: and that'which he and the birds did eat them out of the basket did, the LORD made it to prosper.

mpon my head. CHAP. XL.

18 And Joseph answered, and said, This is 1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison. 4 the interpretation thereof: The three bas

Joseph kath charge of them. 5 He interpreteth kets are three days: their dreams. 20 They come to pass arrording

19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift to his interpretation. 23 The ingratitude of up thy head from off thee, and shall hang the butler.

thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy А

ND it came to pass after these things, tiesh from off thee.

that the butler of the king of Egypt and 20 I And it came to pass the third day, his baker had offended their lord the king which was Pharaoh's birth-day, that he made of Egypt.

a feast imto all his servants: and he lifted 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of up the lead of the chief butler and of the his officers, against the chief of the butlers, chief baker among his servants. and against the chief of the bakers.

21 And he restored the chief butler unto 3 And he put them in ward in the house of his butlership again; and he gave the cup the captain of the guard, into the prison, the into Pharah's hand: place where Joseph was bound.

22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Jo4 And the captain of the guard charged seph had interpreted to them. Joseph with them, and he served them; and 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember they continued a season in ward.

Joseph, but forgat him. 5. And they dreamed a dream both of

CHAP. XLI. them, each man his dream in one night, each 1 Pharaoh's two dreams. 25 Joseph interpreteth man according to the interpretation of his them. 33 lle giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Jodream; the butler and the baker of the king seph is adranced. 50 He begetteth Manasseh of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. and Ephraim. 53 The famine beginneth.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the NI) it came to pass at the end of two inorning, and looked upon them, and be full

years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and hold, they were sad.

behold, he stood by the river. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were 2 And behold, there came up out of the with hiın in the ward of his lord's house, say- river seven well-favoured kine and fat-flesh ing, Wherefore look yc so sadly to-day? ed; and they fed in a meadow.

8 And they said unto him, We have dream 3 'And behold, seven other kine came up ed a dreain, and there is no interpreter of it. after thein out of the river, ill-favoured and And Joseph said unto them, Do not inter- lean-fleshed; and stood by the other kine pretations belong to God? Tell me them, I upon the brink of the river. pray you.

4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed 9 And the chief butler told his dream to kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and Joseph, and said unto him, In my dream, fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. bebold, a vine was before me;

5 And he slept and dreamed the second 10 And in the vine were three branches: time: and behold, seven ears of corn came and it was as though it budded, and her up upon one stalk, rank and good. blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof 6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted brought forth ripe grapes:

with the east wind sprung up after them. 11 Ånd Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seand I took the grapes, and pressed them into ven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pha- and behold, it was a dream. raol's hand.

8 And it came to pass in the morning, that 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the his spirit was troubled; and he sent and interpretation of it: The three branches are called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all three days:

the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift them his dreams; but there was none that up thy head, and restore thee unto thy place : could interpret them unto Pharaoh. and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his 9 Then spake the chief butler unto Phahand, after the former manner when thou raoh, saying, I do remember my faults this wast his butler.

day: 14 But think on me when it shall be well 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, and put me in ward in the captain of the into me, and make mention of me unto Pha- guard's house, both me, and the chief baker: raoh, and bring me out of this house : '11 And we dreamed a dream in one night,

15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the I and he: we dreamed each man according land of the Hebrews: and here also have I to the interpretation of his dream. done pothing that they should put me into 12 And there was there with us a young the dungeon.

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CHAP. XLI. Joseph alcanced by Pharaoh. the guard; and we told him, and he inter- | man discreet and wise, and set him over the preted to us our dreams; to each man ac- land of Egypt. cording to his dream he did interpret. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint 13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted officers over the land, and take up the fifth to us, so it was: me he restored unto mine part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenoffice, and him he hanged.

teous years. 14 | Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, 35 And let them gather all the food of those and they brought him hastily out of the dun- good years that come, and lay up corn under geon: and he shaved himself, and changed the hand of Pharaoh; and let them keep his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. food in the cities. 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have 36 And that food shall be for store to the dreamed a drea and there is none that land against the seven years of famine, which can interpret it: and I have heard say of shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land thee, that thou canst understand a dream to perish not through the famine. interpret it.

37 | And the thing was good in the eyes of 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, answer of peace.

Can we find such a one as this is, a man in 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my whom the spirit of God is? dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasriver:

much as God hath shewed thee all this, there .18 And behold, there came up out of the is none so discreet and wise as thou art: river seven kiné, fat-fleshed, and well-fa 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and acvoured; and they fed in a meadow : cording unto thy word shall all my people be

19 And behold," seven other kine came up ruled: only in the throne will I be greater after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and than thou. lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I land of Egypt for badness:

have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring froin his did eat up the first seven fat kine:

hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and 21 And when they had eaten them up, it arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and could not be known that they had eaten put a gold chain about his neck; them; but they were still ill-favoured, as at 43 And he made him to ride in the second the beginning. So I awoke.

chariot which he bad: and they cried before 22 And I saw in my dream, and behold, se- him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler ven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: over all the land of Egypt.

23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am and blasted with the east wind, sprung up Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift after them:

up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name good ears: and I told this unto the magi- Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to cians; but there was none that could declare wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pheral it unto me.

priest of On: and Joseph went out over all 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The the land of Egypt. dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed 46 | And Joseph was thirty years old when Pharaoh what he is about to do.

he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt: and 26 The seven good kine are seven years; Joseph went out from the presence of Phaand the seven good ears are seven years: raoh, and went throughout all the land of the dream is one,

Egypt. 27 And the seven thin and ill-favoured kine 47 And in the seven plenteous years the that came up after them are seven years; and earth brought forth by handfuls. the seven empty ears blasted with the east 48 And he gathered up all the food of the wind shall be seven years of famine. seven years which were in the land of Egypt,

28 This is the thing which I have spoken and laid up the food in the cities: the food unto Pharaoh : what God is about to do he of the field which was round about every sbeweth unto Pharaoh.

city, laid he up in the same. 29 Behold, there come seven years of great 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: of the sea, very much, until he left number

30 And there shall arise after them seven ing; for it was without number. years of famine; and all the plenty shall be 50' And unto Joseph were born two sons forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the before the years of famine came: wbich famine shall consume the land:

Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the of On bare unto him. land by reason of that fämine following: for 51 And Joseph called the name of the firstit shaŭ be very grievous.

born Manasseh; for God, said he, hath made 32 And for that the dream was doubled me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. onto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing 52 And the name of the second called he

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GENESIS. Joseph's brethren return home. that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. cept your youngest brother come hither.

54 And the seven years of dearth began to 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your conne, according aš Joseph had said': and brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that the dearth was in all lands; but in all the your words may be provedl, whether there be land of Egypt there was bread.

any truth in you: or else, by the life of Pha 55 And when all the land of Egypt was raoli, surely ve are spies. funished, the people cried to Pharaoh for 17 And he put then all together into ward bread: and Pliaraoh said unto all the Egyp-three days. iiiins, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to 18 And Joseph said into then the third

day, This do, and live; for I fear God: 56 And the famine wils over all the face of 19 Tfye be true men, let one of your brethren the earth: and Joseph opened all the store- be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and carry corn for the famine of your houses: the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. / 20 But bring your youmgest brother unto 57 And all countries caire into Egypt to me; so shall your words be verified, and ye Joseph for to buy corn; because that the shall not die. And they did so. famine was so sore in all lands.

21 | And they said one to another, We are CHAP. XLII.

verily guilty concerning our brother, in that 1 Jacob sendeth his ten suns to buy corn in we saw the anguish of his soul, when he beEgypt. 6 They are imprisoned by Joseph for sought ils, and we would not hear; therefore spies. 18 They are set at liberty, on condition is this distress come upon us. to bring Benjamin. 21 They have remorse for 9 And Reuben answered them, saying, Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for a pledge. 25 They return with corn, and their money. 29 Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin Their relation to Jacob. 36 Jacob refuseth to against the child; and ye would not hear? send Benjamin.

therefore behold 'also his blood is required. TOW when Jacob saw that there was 23 And they knew not that Joseph underWhy do ye look one upon another? interpreter. 2 And he said, Behold I have heard that 24 And he turned himself about from them, there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and wept; and returned to them again, and and buy for us from thence; that we may communed with them, and took from them live, and not die.

Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. 3 And Josepli's ten brethren went down to 25 T Then Joseph commanded to fill their buy corn in Egypt.

sacks with corn, and to restore every inan's 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob money into his sack, and to give them provisent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest sion for the way: and thus did be unto them. peradventure mischief befall him.

26 And they laded their asses with the coru, 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn and departed thence. among those that came : for the famine was 27 And as one of them opened his sack to in the land of Canaan.

give his ass provender in the inn, he espied 6 And Joseph was the governor over the his money: for behold, it was in his sack's land, and he it was that sold to all the people mouth. of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, 29 And he said unto his brethren, My money and bowed down themselves before him with is restored; and lo, it is even in my sack: their laces to the earth.

and their heart failed them, and they were 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he afraid, saying one to another, What is this knew them, but made himself strange unto that God hath done unto us? them, and spake roughly unto them; and he 29 ( And they came unto Jacob their father said unto them, Whence come ye? And they unto the land of Canaan, and told him all said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. that befell unto them, saying, 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they 30 The man who is the lord of the land, knew not hiin.

spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams the country. which he dreamed of them, and said unto 31 And we said unto him, We are true them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness men; we are no spies: of the land ye are coine.

32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our fa10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, ther: one is not, and the youngest is this but to buy food are thy servants come. day with our father in the land of Canaan.

11 We are all one man's sons; we are true 33 And the man, the lord of the country, men; thy servants are no spies.

said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see are true men: leave one of your brethren the nakedness of the land ye are come. here with me, and take food for the fainine

13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve of your households, and be gone: brethren, the sons of one man in the land of 31 And bring your youngest brother unto Canaan: and behold, the youngest is this me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, day with our father, and one is not. but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you 11 And Joseph said unto them, That is it your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land, what I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: 35. And it came to pass as they emptied

15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, ex-l of money was in his sack; and when both

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Jacob refuseth to send Benjamin. CHAP. XLIII. Joseph entertaineth his bret they and their father saw the bundles of|.15 And the men took that present, money, they were afraid.

they took double money in their hand, 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Benjamin; and rose up, and went dow Me have ye bereaved of my children: Jo-Egypt, and stood before Joseph. seph is not, and-Simeon is not, and ye will 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin take Benjamin away: all these things are thein, he said to the ruler of his house, E against me.

these men home, and slay, and make res 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, say- for these men shall dine with me at noc ing, Slay, my two sons, if I bring him not to 17 And the man did as Joseph bade: thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will the man brought the men into Joseph's ho bring him to thee again.

18 And the men were afraid, because 38 Ånd he said, My son shall not go down were brought into Joseph's house; and with you; for his brother is dead, and he is said, Because of the money that was retu left alone: if mischief befall him by the way ed in our sacks at the first time, are in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down brought in; that he may seek occas my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. against us, and fall upon us, and take us CHAP. XLIII.

bondmen, and our asses. 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjanin.

19 And they came near to the stewar 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31 Hc Joseph's house, and they communed v makoth them a feast.

him at the door of the house, ND the famine was sore in the land. 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed da eaten

up the corn which they bad brought 21 And it came to pass, when we came out of Egypt, their father said unto them, the inn, that we opened our sacks, and Go again, buy us a little food.

hold, every man's money was in the mo 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The of his sack, our money in full weight: a man did

manly protest unto us, saying, we have brought it again in our hand. Ye shall not see my face, except your brother 22 And other money have we brought do

in our hands to buy food: we cannot 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we who put our money in our sacks. will go down and buy thee food:

23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear ne 5 But if thou wilt not send him we will not go your God, and the God of your father, ha down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not given you treasure in your sacks: I had ya see my face, except your brother be with you. money. And he brought Simeon out ur

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so them. ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye 24 And the man brought the men into J had yet a brother?

seph's house, and gave them water, and the 7 And they said, The man asked us straitly washed their feet; and he gave their ass of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is provender. your father yet alive? have ye another bro 25 And they made ready the present agair ther? and we told him according to the Joseph came at noon: for they heard tl tenor of these words: Could we certainly they should eat bread there. know that he would say, Bring your brother. 26 | And when Joseph came home, th down?

brought him the present which was in the 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, hand into the house, and bowed themselv Send the lad with me, and we will arise and to him to the earth. go; that we may live, and not die, both we, 27 And he asked them of their welfar and thou, and also our little ones.

and said, Is your father well, the old ma 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? thou require him: if I bring him not unto 28 And they answered, Thy servant ou thee, and set him before thee, then let me father is in good health, he is yet alive bear the blame for ever:

and they bowed down their heads, and mac 10 For except we had lingered, surely. now obeisance. we had returned this second time.

29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw h 11 And their father Israel said unto them, brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and sai If it must be so now, do this; take of the Is this your younger brother, of whom best fruits in the land in your vessels, and spake unto me? And he said, God be gra carry down the man a present, a little balm, cious unto thee, my son. and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowe and almonds:

did yearn upon his brother: 'and he soug 12 And take double money in your hand; where to weep; and he entered into ha and the money that was brought again in the chamber, and wept there. mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your 31 And he washed his face, and went ou hand; peradventure it was an oversight: and refrained himself, and said, Set on brea 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go 32 And they set on for him by himself, an again unto the man:

for them by themselves, and for the Egy 14 And God Almighty give you mercy be- tians which did eat with him, by themselves fore the man, that he may send away your

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Joseph accuses his brethren of thest. GENESIS.

Judah's humble petition. 33 And they sat before hiin, the first-born | 18 (í Then Judah came near unto him, and according to his birth-right, and the young- said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, est according to his youth: and the men speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not marvelled one at another.

thinc anger burn against thy servant: for 34 And he took and sent messes into theinthou art even as Pharaoh. from before hiin: but Benjamin's mess was

19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Ilave five times so much as any of theirs. And ye a father, or a brother? they drank, and were merry with liim. 20 Aud we said unto my lord, We have a CHAP. XLIV.

father, an old man, and a child of his old 1 Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 1-1 Juduka's age, a little one: and his brother is dead, humble supplication to Joseph.

and he alone is left of his mother, and his ND he commanded the steward of his tather loveth him.

21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring food, as mucli as they can carry, and put hiin down unto me, that I may set mine eyes every man's money in his sack's inouth.

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the 2 And we said unto my lorid, 'The lad cansack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn- not leave his father: for if he should leave money: and he did according to the word his father, his father would dic. that Joseph had spoken.

23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Ex3 As soon as the morning was light, the cept your youngest brother come down with men were sent away, they, and their asses. vou, ye shall see my face no more. 4 And when they were gone out of the city, 24 And it came to pass, when we came up and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his unto thy servant my father, we told him the stewarı, Úp, follow after the men; and when words of my lord. thou dost overtake them, say unto them, 23 And our father said, Go again, and buy Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good! us a little tood. 5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketli,

26 And we said, We cannot go down: if and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have our youngest brother be with us, then will done evil in so doing.

we go down; for we may not see the man's 69 And he overtook them, and he spake face, except our youngest brother be with us. uinto them these same words.

27 And thy servant my father said unto us, 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saithYe know that iny wise bare me two sons : my lord these words ? God forbid that thy | 28. And the one went out from me, and I servants should do according to this thing: said, Surely he is torn in picces; and I saw

8 Behold, the money which we found in him not since: our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto 29 And if ye take this also from me, and thee out of the land of Canaan : how then mischief befall liim, ye shall bring down my should we steal out of thy lord's house silver gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. or gold ?

30 Now therefore when I come to thy ser9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be vant my father, and the lad be not with us; found, both let him dic, and we also will be (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's my lord's bond-men.

10 And he said, Now also let it be accord 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that ing into your words : he with whom it is the lad is not with us, that he will die : and found shall be my servant; and ye shall be thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs blameless.

of thy servant our father with sorrow to the 11 Then they speedily took down every grave. man his sack to the ground, and opened , 32 For thy servant became surety for the every man his sack.

lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not 12 And he searched, and began at the eld- unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my est, and left at the youngest : and the cup

father for ever. was found in Benjamin's sack.

33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy ser13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded vant abide instead of the lad a bondman to every man his ass, and returned to the city. my lord; and let the lad go up with his bre

14 | And Judah and his brethren came to thren. Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:) and 34 For how shall I go up to my father, and they fell before him on the ground.

the lad be not with me? Iest peradventure I 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed see the evil that shall come on my father. is this that ye have done? wot ye not that

CHAP. XLV. such a man as I can certainly divine ?

1 Joseph maketh himself knoon to his brethren. 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto 5 He comforteth them in God's providence. 9 my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall He sendcth for his father. 16 Pharaoh confirinwe clear ourselves? God hath found out the eth it. 21 Joseph furnisheth them for their

jouriniquity of thy servants: behold we are my ney, and exhorteth them to concord. 25 Jacob lord's servants, both we, and he also with

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