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that he had made him overfeer in his 21 But the LORD was with Jofeph. houfe, and over all that he had, that the and hewed him mercy, and gave him faLORD ble fled the Egyptians house for Jo- your in the fight of the keeper of the prilephs fake: and the bleffing of the LORD fon. was upon all that he had, in the house, 22 And the keeper of the prifon committed to Jofephs hand all the prifoners that were in the prifon, and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Jofephs hand, and he knew not ought he had, fave the bread which he did eat: and Jo feph was a goodly person, and well-faYoured.

7 And it came to pafs after these things, that his mafters wife caft her eyes upon Jofeph, and the faid, Lie with me.

8 But he refufed, and faid unto his mafters wife, Behold, my mafter wotteth not what is with me in the houfe, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand.

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 fin against God?

10 And it came to pafs as the fpake to Jofeph day by day, that he hear kned not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. 11 And it came to pafs about this time, that fefeph went into the houfe to do his bufinels; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

12 And the caught him by his garment, faying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him


13 And it came to pafs, when the faw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth.

14 That the called unto the men of her houfe, and fpake unto them, faying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.

15 And it came to pafs, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he beft his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And he laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

17 And the fpake unto him according to these words, faying, The Hebrew fer vant which thou haft brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me.

18 And it came to pafs, as I lift up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

23 The keeper of the prifon, looked not to any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him: and that which he did, the LORD made it to profper.


And it came to pas after there things.

that the butler of the king of Egypt. and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, againft the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard,into the prifon, the place where Jofeph w bound.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Jofeph with them, and he ferved them, and they continued a feafon in ward.

S And they dreamed a dream both 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 prifon.

6 And Jofeph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they were fad.

7 And he asked Pharaohs officers that were with him in the ward of his lords houfe, faying, Wherefore look ye fo fadly to day?

8 And they faid unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Jofeph faid unto them,. Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Jofeph,and faid 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 bloffoms fhot forth; and the clufters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.

It And Pharaohs cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and prefled them into Pharaohs cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaohs hand."

19 And it came to pass, when his mafter heard the words of his wife, which 12 And Jofeph faid unto him, This i fae fpake unto him, faying, After this man- the interpretation of it: The three branner did thy fervant to me, that his wrath ches are three days. was kindled.

13 Yet within three days fhall Pharaoh 20 And Jofephs mafter took him, and lift up thine head, and reftore thee unto put him into the prifon, a place where the thy place: and thou shalt deliver Phakings prifoners were bound: and he was raohs cup into his hand, after the forthere in the prifon,

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mer manner when thou waft his butler. them his dream, but there was none t 14 But think on me when it shall be well could interpret them unto Pharaoh. with thee, and fhew kindness, I pray thee, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this houfe. Is For indeed I was ftollen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here alfo have I done nothing that they fhould put me into the dungeon.

16 When the chief baker faw that the interpretation was good, he faid unto Jofeph, I alfo was in my dream, and behold, I had three white baskets on my head.

17 And in the uppermoft basket there was of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh, and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Jofeph answered and faid, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days.

19 Yet within three days fhall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and fhall hang thee on a tree, and the birds fhall eat thy flesh from off thee.

20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaohs birth-day, that he made a feaft unto all his fervants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler, and of the chief baker among his fervants.

21 And he reftored the chief butler unto his butlership again, and he gave the cup into Pharaohs hand:

22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Jofeph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Jofeph, but forgat him.


To Pharaoh was wroth with his f vants, and put me in ward in the capta of the guards house, both me and the chi baker.

11 And we dreamed a dream in one nigh I and he: we dreamed each man accor ing to the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was there with us a youn man, an Hebrew, fervant to the captain the guard, and we told him, and he inte preted to us our dreams: to each man a cording to his dream he did interpret.

13 And it came to país, as he interpre ed to us, fo it was: me he reftored unt mine office, and him he hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh fent and called Jo feph, and they bought him baftily out o the dungeon: and he shaved himself, an changed his raiment, and came in unte Pharaoh

Is And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, 1 have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard fay of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.

16 And Jofeph answered Pharaoh, faying, It is not in me: God fhall give Pharaoh an anfwer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, In my dream, behold, I ftood upon the bank of the river.

18 And behold, there came up out of

full years, that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, be ftood by the river.

it came at the end feven kine, fat fleshed, well

2 And behold, there came up out of the river feven well-favoured kine, and fat-fiefhed, and they fed in a meadow.

3 And behold, feven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill-favoured, and lean-flt fhed, and ftood by the other kine, upon the brink of the river.

4 And the ill-favoured, and lean-flesh ed kine, did eat up the feven well-favour ed and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

s And he feprend dreamed the fecond time: and behold, feven ears of corn came up upon one talk, rank and good.

6 And behold, feven thin ears and blafted with the eaft wind fprung up af. ter them.

7 And the feven thin ears devoured the feven rank, and full ears: and Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.

& And it came to pafs in the morning, This fpe was troubled,and he fent and for all the magicians of Egypt, and wife men thereof; and Pharaohtold

favoured; and they fed in a meadow.

19 And behold, feven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill-favoured, and lean-fleshed, fuch as I never faw in all the land of Egypt for badnefs.

20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did ear up the firft feven fat kine.

21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten. them, but they were fill ill-favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

22 And I few in my dream, and behold, feven cars came up in one ftalk, full and good.

23 And behold, feven ears withered, thin, and blafted with the eaft-wind, fprung up after them.

24 And the thin ears devoured the feven good ears and I told this unto the magicians, but there was none that could declare it unto me.

25 And Jofeph, faid unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath fhewed Pharaoh wha: he is about to do.

26 The feven good kine are feven years,


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and the feven good ears are seven years: Pharaoh, and without thee thall no man the dream is one. lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

27 And the feven thin and ill favoured kine, that came up after them, are feven years; and the feven empty ears blafted with the eaft-wind, fhall be feven years of famine.

28 This is the thing which I have fpoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do, he fheweth unto Pharaoh.

29 Behold, there come feven years of great plenty, throughout all the land of Egypt

30 And here fhall arife after them feven years of famine, and all the plenty fhall be forgotten in the land of Egypt: and the famine fhall confume the land.

31 And the plenty fhall not be known in the land, by reafon of that famine following: for it fhall be very grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is eftablished by God, and God will fhortly bring it to pass.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man difcreet and wife, and fet 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 feven plenteous years.

35 And let them gather all the food of thofe 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, againft the feven years of famine, which thall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perith not through the famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his fervants.

38 And Pharaoh faid unto his fervants, Can we find fuch a one as this is, a man in whom the fpirit of God is ?

39 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, Forafmuch as God hath thewed thee all this, there is none fo difcreet and wife as thou art.

40 Thou shalt be over my houfe, and according unto thy word fhall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

45 And Pharaoh called Jofephs name Zaphnath paaneah, and he gave him to wife Afenath the daughter of Poti-pherah prieft of On: and Jofeph went out over all the land of Egypt.

46 And Jofeph was thirty years old when he ftood before Pharaoh king of Egypt: And Jofeph went out from the prefence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

47 And in the feven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls."

48 And he gathered up all the food of the feven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field which was round about every city, laid he up in the fame.

49 And Jofeph gathered corn a the fand of the fea, very much, until he 1. ft numbring: for it was without number.

so And unto Jofeph were born two fons before the years of famine came: which Alenath, the daughter of Poti pherah priest of On bare unto him.

51 And Jofeph called the name of the firft-born Manaffeh: for God, faid he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my fathers house.

52 And the name of the fecond called he Ephraim: for God hath caufed me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

$3 And the feven years of plenteoufnefs that was in the land, of Egypt, were ended.

$4 And the feven years of dearth began to come, according as Jofeph had faid: and the dearth was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh faid unto all the Egyprians, Go unto Jofeph, what he faith to you, do.

s6 And the famine was over all the face of the earth:and Jofeph opened all the ftorehouses, and fold unto the Egyptians, and the famine waxed fore in the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came into Egypt to Jofeph for to buy corn; because that 41 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, See, I the famine was fo fore in all lands. have fet thee over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from



in hand, and put it upon Jofephs hand, Now when Jacob faw that there was

corn in Egypt, Jacob faid unto his and arayed him in veftures of fine linen, fons, Why do ye look one upon another? and put a gold chain about his neck.

43 And he made him to ride in the fecond chariot which he had, and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, I am

2 And he faid, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; we may live and not die.


3 And Jofephs ten brethren wet down to buy corn in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Jofephs brother, Jacob fent not with his brethren: for he faid, Left peradventure mifchief befall him.

5 And the fons of Ifrael came to buy corn among thofe that came for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

6 And Jofeph was the governour over the land, and he it was that fold to all the people of the land: and Jofephs brethren came,and bowed down themfelves before him, with their faces to the earth.

7 And Jofeph faw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself ftrange unto them, and ipake roughly unto them; and he faid unto them, Whence come ye? And they faid, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

8 And Jofeph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

9 And Jofeph remembred the dreams which he dreamed of them, and faid unto them, Ye are fpies; to fee the nakedness of the land you are come.

10 And they faid unto him,Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy fervants come.

II We are all one mans fons: we are rue men, thy fervants are no fpies.

12 And he faid unto them,Nay,but to fee the nakedness of the land, you are come. 13 And they faid,Thy fervants are twelve brethren, the fons of one man in the land of Canaan, and behold the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.

14 And Jofeph faid unto them, That is it that I fpake unto you, faying, Ye are fpies. Is Hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye fhall not go forth hence, except your youngeft brother come hither.

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prifon, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or elfe by the life of Pharaoh furely ye are fpies.

17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

18 And Jofeph faid unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God.

19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prifon go ye,carry corn for the famine of your houses.

20 But bring your youngest brother unto me, fo fhall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did fo.

21 And they faid one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we faw the anguifh of his foul, when he befought us, and we would not hear: therefore is this diftre fs come upon us.

22 And Reuben anfwered them, faying, Snake I not unto you, faying, Do not fin

oft the child, and ye would not hear?

buy corn in Egyp

therefore behold alfo his blood is requi 23 And they knew not that Jofeph derftood them; for he fpake unto them an interpreter.

24 And he turned himself about fr them, and wept; and returned to th again,and communed with them, and t from them Simeon, and bound him bet their eves.

25 Then Jofeph commanded to their facks with corn, and to restore e ry mans money into his fack, and to R them provifion for the way: and thus he unto them.

26 And they laded their affes with corn, and departed thence.

27 And as one of them opened his f to give his as provender in the inn, efpied his money: for behold it was his facks mouth.

28 And he faid unto his brethren, money is reftored, and lo, it is even in fack: and their heart failed them, and t were afraid. faying one to another, W is this that God hath done unto us?

29 And they came unto Jacob t father unto the land of Canaan, and t him all that befel unto them, faying,

30 The man who is the lord of the la fpake roughly to us, and took us for f of the country.

31 And we faid unto him, We are t men; we are no fpies.

32 We be twelve brethren, fons of father: one is not, and the youngest is day with our father in the land of Cana

33 And the man, the lord of the co trey, faid unto us, Hereby fhall I kn that

ye are true men, leave one of y brethren here with me,and take food for famine of your housholds, and be gone

34 And bring your youngest bro unto me: then fhall I know that you no fpies, but that you are true men: will I deliver you your brother, and fhall traffick in the land.

35 And it came to pass as they ptied their facks, that behold, every m bundle of money was in his fack: when both they and their father faw bundles of money, they were afraid.

36 And Jacob their father faid u them, Me have ye bereaved of my dren: Jofeph is not, and Simeon s and ye will take Benjamin away: all t things are against me.

37 And Reuben fpake unto his fat faying, Slay my two fons, if I bring not to thee: deliver him into my h and I will bring him to thee again.

38 And he faid, My fon fhall no down with you: for his brother is d and he is left alone; if mifchief b

him by the way in the which ye go, then
fhall ye bring down my gray hairs with
forrow to the grave.

Nd the famine was fore in the land.


2 And it came to pafs when they hid eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father faid unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. 3 And Judah fpake unto him, faying, The man did folemnly proteft unto us, faying, Ye shall not fee my face, except. your brother be with you.

4 If thou wilt fend our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food.

$ But if thou wilt not fend him, we will not go down: for the man faid unto Ye fhall not fee my face, except your brother be with you.

6 And Ifrael faid, Wherefore dealt ye fill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

7 And they faid, The man asked us fraitly of our ftate, and of our kindred, faying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenour of thefe words: Could we certainly know that he would fay, Bring your brother down?

8 And Judah faid unto Ifrael his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arife and go,that we may live and not die,both we, and thou, and alfo our little ones.

I will be furety for him, of my hand. falt thou require him: If I bring him not unto thee, and fet him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever.

10 For except we had lingred, furely now we had returned this fecond time. II And their father Ifrael faid unto them, If it must be lo now, do this, take of the be fruits in the land in your veffels, and cany down the man a prefent,a little balm, and a little hony, spices, and myrrh, nuts and almonds.

12 And take double money in your hand: and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your facks, carry it again in your hand, peradventure it was an overfight.

Take alfo your brother and arise, go again unto the man.

14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may fend away your other brother, and Benjamin: if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. Is And the men took that prefent, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin,and rofe up,and went down to Egypt, and food before Jofeph.

16 And when Jofeph faw Benjamin with them he faid to the ruler of his houfe, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready

for thefe, men fhall dine with me at noon.

17 And the man did as Jofeph bade: and the man brought the men into Jofephs houfe

18 And the men were afraid, becaufe they were brought into Jofephs houfe,and they faid, Because of the money that was returned in our facks at the first time, are we brought in, that he may feek occafion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our affes.

19 And they came near to the fteward of Jofephs houfe,and they communed with him at the door of the house,

20 And faid, O fir, we came indeed down at the firft time, to buy food.

21 And it came to pafs when he came to the inn, that we opened our facks, and behold, every mans money was in the mouth of his fack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our facks.

23 And he faid, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father hath given you treasure in your facks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.

24 And the man brought the men into Jofephs houfe, and gave them water, and they washed their feet, and he gave their affes provender.

25 And they made ready the prefent againft Jofeph came at noon; for they heard that they should eat bread there.

26 And when Jofeph came home, they brought him the prefent which was in their hand, into the houfe, and bowed themfelves to him to the earth.

27 And he asked them of their welfare, and faid, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye fpake? Is he yet alive?

28 And they answered, Thy fervant our father is in good health, he is yet alive: and they bowed down their heads, and made obeifance.

29 And he lift up his eyes, and faw his brother Benjamin, his mothers fon, and faid, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye fpake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my fon.

30 And Jofeph made hafte, for his bowels did yern upon his brother: and he fought where to weep, and he entred into bis chamber, and wept there.

31 And he washed his face, and went out and refrained himself, and faid, Set on bread.

32 And they fet on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him by themselves: becaufe the Egyptians might

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