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Joseph's brethren conspire his death.

+ Heb. see
the peace of
thy breth-
ren, &c.
ch. 29. 6.

*ch. 35. 27.

'Cant. 1. 7.

ra 2 Kings 6. 13.

1 Sam. 19. 1. Ps. 31. 13. & 37. 12, 32. & 94. 21. Matt. 27. 1. Mark 14. 1. John 11. 53. Acts 23. 12. + Heb. master of dreams.

16. & 6. 17. & 27. 4.

Peh. 42. 22.

Or, pieces.

4 Prov. 30. 20. Amos 6.6.

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come, and I will send thee unto them. silver: and they brought Joseph into
And he said to him, Here am I.

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14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, †see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of * Hebron, and he came to Shechem, 15 ¶ And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 And he said, I seek my brethren: 'tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

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dch. 42. 13,
36.
Jer. 31. 15.

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and ver. 23. killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's

17 And the man said, They are departed
hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to
Dothan. And Joseph went after his breth-coat; an 'evil beast hath devoured him; ver. 20.
ren, and found them in m Dothan.

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35 And all his sons and all his daughters
rose up to comfort him; but he refused
to be comforted; and he said, For I will nuchs, but
go down into the grave unto my son
mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

20 °Come now therefore, and let us slay
him, and cast him into some pit, and we
will say, Some evil beast hath devoured
him; and we shall see what will become 36 And the Midianites sold him into
of his dreams.
Potiphar, an tofficer of Pha- men, or, r
captain of the guard.
CHAPTER XXXVIII.

Egypt unto
21 And Reuben heard it, and he deliv-raoh's, and
ered him out of their hands; and said,
Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no
blood, but cast him into this pit that is in
the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him;
that he might rid him out of their hands,
to deliver him to his father again.
23 ¶ And it came to pass, when Joseph
was come unto his brethren, that they
stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat
of many colours that was on him;

24 And they took him, and cast him
into a pit and the pit was empty, there
was no water in it.

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25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, See ver. 28, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

36.

Jer. 8. 22.

tch. 4. 10. ver. 20. Job 16. 18.

n1 Sam. 18.

17.

Ich. 42. 21.

7 ch. 29. 14.

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hearkened.

Z Judg. 6. 3.

ach. 45. 4, 5. Ps. 105. 17.

Acts 7. 9.

See Matt. 27.9.

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26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

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7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wick-ch. 46.12.
ed in the sight of the LORD; and the
LORD slew him.

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ish- 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in
maelites, and "let not our hand be upon unto thy brother's wife, and marry her,
him; for he is our brother and our and raise up seed to thy brother.
flesh and his brethren were content.

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1 Chr. 2. 3.

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28 Then there passed by Midianites not be 'his; and it came to pass, when he Deut. 25. 6.
merchantmen; and they drew and lifted went in unto his brother's wife, that he
up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph spilled it on the ground, lest that he should
to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of give seed to his brother.

Tamar deceiveth Judah.

+ Heb. was evil in the

eyes of the LORD.

in ch. 46. 12. Num. 26. 19. a Ruth 1. 13.

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GENESIS.

Judg. 19. 2. Deut. 22. 21.

a Lev. 21. 9.

Joseph's advancement. 10 And the thing which he did displeased | played the harlot; and also, behold, she the LORD: wherefore he slew him also. is with child by whoredom. And Judah 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daugh- said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. ter in law, "Remain a widow at thy 25 When she was brought forth, she sent father's house, till Shelah my son be to her father in law, saying, By the man, grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he whose these are, am I with child: and die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar she said, 'Discern, I pray thee, whose are went and dwelt in her father's house. these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. 12 ¶ And in process of time the daugh- 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and multiplied. ter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and said, "She hath been more righteous than Judah was comforted, and went up unto I; because that 'I gave her not to Shelah his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his my son. And he knew her again no more. friend Hirah the Adullamite. 27 ¶ And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.

Lev. 22, 13. + Heb. the days were

P2 Sam. 13.

39.

Josh. 15. 10, 57. Judg. 14. 1.

Prov. 7. 12. + Heb. the door of eyes, or, of Enajim. * ver. 11, 26.

Ez. 16. 33. +Heb. a kid " ver. 20.

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and 'sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law :) and she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

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28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, "How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.

30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand : and his name was called Zarah.

CHAPTER XXXIX.

1 Joseph advanced in Potiphar's house. 7 He resisteth
his mistress' temptation. 13 He is falsely accused. 20
He is cast in prison. 21 God is with him there.
ND Joseph was brought down to

17 And he said, 'I will send thee ta kid Egypt; and "Potiphar, an officer of

of the goats. from the flock. And she said, "Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

* ver. 25.

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18 And he said, What pledge shall I
give thee? And she said, Thy signet,
and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in
thine hand. And he gave it her, and came
in unto her, and she conceived by him.
19 And she arose, and went away, and
'laid by her vail from her, and put on the
garments of her widowhood.

20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand
of his friend the Adullamite, to receive
his pledge from the woman's hand: but
he found her not.

21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.

23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

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Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyp-
tian, bought him of the hands of the ch. 37. 28.
Ishmaelites, which had brought him down
thither.

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2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

© ver. 21.
ch. 21. 22. &
26. 24, 28. &
28. 15.
1 Sam. 16.18.
& 18. 14, 28.
Acts 7. 9.

3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all Ps. 1.3. that he did to prosper in his hand.

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4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him and he made him foverseer over his house, and all that he ch. 24.2. had he put into his hand.

5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD ch. 30. 27. blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he did cat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well 1 Sam. 16.

24 ¶ And it came to pass about three
months after, that it was told Judah, say- favoured.
ing, Tamar thy daughter in law hath

7 And it came to pass after these

12.

Joseph resisteth temptation.

12 Sam. 13.

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GENESIS.

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Of Pharaoh's butler and baker.

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things, that his master's wife cast her eyes to any thing that was under his hand; upon Joseph; and she said, 'Lie with me. cause the LORD was with him, and that 8 But he refused, and said unto his mas- which he did, the LORD made it to prosper. ver. 2, 3. ter's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not CHAPTER XL. what is with me in the house, 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 Prov. 6. 29, wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and 'sin against God?

32.

1 ch. 20. 6.

Lev, 6. 2.

2 Sam. 12. 13.

Ps. 51. 4.

In Prov. 7. 13, &c.

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. 11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

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12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with Heb.great. me, and I cried with a loud voice:

• Ex. 23. 1. Ps. 120. 3.

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

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

17 And she "spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

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

19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner Prov. 6. 34, did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

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20 And Joseph's master took him, and Ps. 105, 18. Pput him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

1 Pet. 2. 19. 4 See ch. 40. 3, 15. & 41.

14.

+ Heb. extended kindness unto him.

21 ¶ But the LORD was with Joseph, and tshewed him mercy, and 'gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever ch. 40. 3, 4. they did there, he was the deer of it.

Ex. 3. 21. & 11. 3. & 12.

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Ps. 106. 46.
Prov. 16. 7.
Dan. 1. 9.
Acts 7.9, 10.

23 The keeper of the prison looked not

The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison. 4 Joseph
hath charge of them. 5 He interpreteth their dreams.
20 They come to pass according to his interpretation.
23 The ingratitude of the butler.

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ND it came to pass after these things, that the abutler of the king of Egypt Neh. 1. 11. and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two Prov. 16.14. of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

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3 And he put them in ward in the house ch. 39. 20. of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

5 ¶ 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 prison.

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

7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

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GENESIS.

me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of
this house:

15 For indeed I was stolen away out of
the land of the Hebrews: and here also
have I done nothing that they should put
me into the dungeon.

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, beOr, full of hold, I had three white baskets on my head:

holes.

+ Heb. meat of Pharaoh, the work of a baker, or, cook.

m ver. 12.

a ver. 13. ¡Or, reckon thee, and take thy

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of tbakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Joseph answered and said, "This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

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

thee.

Matt. 14. 6.

Mark 6. 21.

ver. 13, 19.

Matt. 25. 19.

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20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he Pmade a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 21 And he 'restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

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8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pha-Ex. 7.11, 22. raoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Matt. 2. 1. Pharaoh. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:

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10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker: 11 And 'we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 12 And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of ch. 37. 36. the guard; and we told him, and he in-ch. 40. 12, terpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. 13 And it came to pass, as he interpretedch. 40. 22. to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

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15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: "and I have heard say of ver. 12. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remem- thee, that thou canst understand a dream ber Joseph, but "forgat him.

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17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank ver. 1. of the river:

18 And, behold, there came up out of the 2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well fariver seven well favoured kine and fat-voured; and they fed in a meadow: fleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.

4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:

to the inward parts of them.

20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: 21 And when they had teaten them up, +Heb. come it could not be known that they had eaten 5 And he slept and dreamed the second them; but they were still ill favoured, as time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came at the beginning. So I awoke. up upon one stalk, rank and good. 22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blast-seven cars came up in one stalk, full and ed with the east wind sprung up after them.

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

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rver. 8. Dan. 4. 7.

⚫ Dan. 2. 28, 29, 45.

Rev. 4. 1.

GENESIS.

good ears and 'I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

25 ¶ And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted 2 Kings 8.1. with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

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28 "This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

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

30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the athing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

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33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

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41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, 1and put a gold chain about his neck; 43 And he made him to ride in the second 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 said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name "Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over

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Esth. 3. 10.

Dan. 6. 3. & 8.2, 8. Esth. 8. 15.

[Or, silk. Dan. 5. 7, 29.

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Esth. 6. 9. or Tender

father, ch. 45.8. + Heb. Abrech. nch. 42. 6. & 45. 8, 26. Acts 7. 10.

which in signies, 4

the Coptic revealer of secrets, or, The man to whom secrets are revealed.

2 Sam. 8. 18. & 20. 26.

all the land of Egypt. 46 And Joseph was thirty years older. prince, when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went through- Kings 12. out all the land of Egypt.

。 1 Sam. 16.

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6, 8.

Dan. 1. 19.

47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven 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 same. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the ch. 22. 15. sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number. 50 And unto Joseph were born two ch.46. 20. sons, before the years of famine came: which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah "priest of On bare unto him.

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51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, That is hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

Fruitful. rch. 49. 22.

52 And the name of the second called he "Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be That is, 'fruitful in the land of my affliction. 53 ¶ And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: 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 said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

Ps. 105. 16. ver. 30.

Acts 7. 11.

+ Heb. all wherein was.

56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and "sold unto the Egyptians; 14,4.

" ch. 42. 6. &

47.

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