Sidor som bilder

Pharaoh's butler and baker.

Chap. xli.

Pharaoh's two dreams. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that

CHAP. XLI. were with him in the ward of his lord's 1 Pharaoh's two dreams. 25 Joseph inhouse, saying, Wherefore look ye so terpreteth them. 33 He giveth Pharaoh sadly to day?

counsel. 38 Yoseph is advanced. 50 He 8 And they said unto him, We have begetteth Manasseh and Ephraim. dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Jofeph Taid unto them; Ad it came to pass at the end of two

years, that Pharaoh dreamed: Do not interpretations belong to God? and, behold, he stood by the river. tell me them, I pray you.

2 And, behold, there came up out of 9 And the chief butler told his dream the river seven well favoured kine and to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. behold, a vine was before me;

3 And, behold, seven other kine came 10 And in the vine were three branches: up after them out of the river, ill favoured and it was as though it budded, and her and leanfiefhed; and stood by the other blossoms shot forth; and the clusters kine upon the brink of the river. thereof brought forth ripe grapes : 4 And the illfavoured and leanfieshed

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my kine did eat up the seven well favoured hand : and I took the grapes, and pressed and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the s And he slept and dreamed the second cup into Pharaoh's hand.

time: and, behold, seven ears of corn 12 And Joseph said unto him, This came up upon one stalk, rank and good. is the interpretation of it: The three 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and branches are three days:

blasted with the east wind sprung up 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh after them. lift up thine head, and restore thee unto 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the thy place : and thou Malt deliver Pha- seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh raoh's cup into his hand, after the for- awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. mer manner when thou walt his butler. 8 And it came to pass in the morning

14 But think on me when it shall be well that his spirit was troubled; and he sent with thee, and Mew kindness, I pray thee, and called for all the magicians of Egypt, unto me, and make mention me unto and all the wise men thereof:and Pharaoh Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: told them his dream; but there was none

15 For indeed I was stolen away out that could interpret thein unto Pharaoh. of the land of the Hebrews; and here 9 Then spake the chief butler unto also have I done nothing that they should Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my put me into the dungeon.

faults this day : 16 When the chief baker saw that the 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his serinterpretation was good, he said unto Jo- vants, and put me in ward in the captain seph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, of the guard's house, both me and the I had three white baskets on my head : chief baker:

17 And in the uppermost basket there And we dreamed a dream in one was of all manner of bakemeats for Pha- night, I and he; we dreamed each man raoh; and the birds did eat them out of according to the interpretation of his the basket upon my head.

dream. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This 12 And there was there with us a young is the interpretation thereof: The three man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain baskets are three days :

of the guard ; and we told him, and hein19 Yet within three days fall Pharaoh terpreted to us our dreams; to each man lift up thy head from off thee, and Mall according to his dream he did interpret. hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall 13 And it came to pass, as he intereat thy flesh from off thee.

preted to us, so it was; me he restored 20 And it came to pass the third day, unto mine office, and him he hanged. auhich was Pharaoh's birthday, that he 54 Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo. made a feast unto all his servants: and he seph, and they brought him hastily out lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the dungeon: and he Maved himself, of the chief baker among his servants. and changed his raiment, and came in

21 And he restored the chief butler unto Pharaoh. unto bis butlership again ; and he gave 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I the cup into Pharaoh's hand :

have dreamed a dream, and there is none 22 But he hanged the chief baker : as that can interpret it: and I have heard Joseph hath interpreted to them. say of thee, that thou canst understand

23 Yet did not the chief butler remem- a dream to interpret it. ber Jofeph, but forgat him.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, say

Joseph interpreteth the dream : GENESIS.

His advancement. ing, It is not in me: God shall give Pha 35 And let them gather all the food of raoh an anfwer of peace.

those good years that come, and lay up 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let my dream, behold, I stood upon the them keep food in the cities. bank of the river:

36 And that food shall be for store to 18 And, behold, there came up out of the land against the seven years of fathe river seven kine, fatfeshed and well- mine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; favoured; and they fed in a meadow: that the land perish not through the

19 And, behold, seven other kine came famine. up after them, poor and very illfavoured 37 And the thing was good in the and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all the land of Egypt for badness.

his servants. 20 And the lean and the illfavoured 38 | And Pharaoh said unto his serkine did eat up the first seven fat kine : vants, Can we find such a one as this is, a

21 And when they had eaten them up, man in whom the Spirit of God is? it could not be known that they had 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, eaten them; but they were still illfavour- Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all ed, as at the beginning. So I awoke. this, there is none so discreet and wise as

22 And I saw in my dream, and, be- thou art : hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and full and good :

according unto thy word thall all my 23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, people be ruled: only in the throne will thin, and blasted with the east wind, i be greater than thou. sprung up after them :

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, 24 And the thin ears devoured the se. I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. ven good ears : and I told this unto the 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from magicians; but there was none that could his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, declare it to me.

and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, and put a gold chain about his neck; The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath 43 And he made him to ride in the reshewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. cond chariot which he had; and they cried

26 The feven good kine are seven before him, Bow the knee: and he made years; and the seven good ears are seven him ruler over all the land of Egypt. years: the dream is one.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Jofeph, I 27 And the seven thin and illfavoured am Pharaoh, and without thee fhall no kine that came up after them are seven man lift up his hand or foot in all the years; and the seven empty ears blasted land of Egypt. with the east wind shall be seven years 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name of famine.

Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to 28 This is the thing which I have fpo- wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah ken unto Pharaoh: What God is about priest of On. And Joseph went out over to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. all the land of Egypt.

29 Behold, there come seven years of 46 And Joseph was thirty years old great plenty throughout all the land of when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt:

Egypt. And Joseph went out from the 30 And there shall arise after them se- presence of Pharaoh, and went throughven years of famine ; and all the plenty out all the land of Egypt. shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; 47 And in the seven plenteous years and the famine shall confume the land; the earth brought forth by handfuls.

31 And the plenty shall not be known 48 And he gathered up all the food of in the land by reason of that famine fol- the seven years, which were in the land of lowing; for it fall be very grievous. Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities:

32 And for that the dream was doubled the food of the field, which was round aunto Pharaon twice; it is because the bout every city, laid he up in the same. thing is established by God, and God 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the will shortly bring it to pass.

sand of the sea, very much, until he left 33 1 Now therefore let Pharaoh look numbering; for it was without number. out a man discreet and wise, and set him 50 q And unto Joseph were born two over the land of Egypt.

sons before the years of famine came, 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him which Asenath the daughter of Pati-pheappoint officers over the land, and take rah priest of On bare unto him. up the fifth part of the land of Egypt 51 And Joseph called the name of the in the seven plenteous years.

firstborn Manasseh : For God, said be,


Nowhere Jacob face that there was and ye land met die

said no they did oth

7ofepb's brethren

Chap. xlii.

come into Egypt. hath made me forget all my toil, and all are true men, thy servants are no spies. my father's house.

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to 52 And the name of the second called see the nakedness of the land ye are come. he Ephraim : for God hath caused me to 13 And they said, Thy servants are be fruitful in the land of my affliction. twelve brethren, the sons of one man in

53 And the seven years of plenteousness, the land of Canaan; and, behold, the that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. youngest is this day with our father, and

54 And the seven years of dearth began one is not. to come, according as Joseph had said: 14 And Joseph said untothem, That is it and the dearth was in all lands; but in that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: all the laud of Egypt there was bread. 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life

55 And when all the land of Egypt was of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, exfamished, the people cried to Pharaoh cept your youngest brother come hither. for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he your brother, and ye shall be kept in prifaith to you, do.

ion, that your words may be proved, whe56 And the famine was over all the ther there be any truth in you: or else by face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. the storehouses, and sold unto the Eg. P 17 And he put them all together into tians; and the famine waxed sore in the ward three days. land of Egypt.

18 And Joseph said unto them the third 57 And all countries came into Egypt day, This do, and live ; for I fear God : to Joseph for to buy corn; because that 19 If ye be true men, let one of your the famine was so sore in all lands. brethren be bound in the house of your CHAP. XLII.

prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine 1 Jacob fendeth his ten fons to buy corn in of your houses : Egypt. 6 They are imprisoned by Yoseph 20 But bring your youngest brother for spies. 21 Their remorse.

unto me; so shall your words be verified, OW

corn in Egypt, Jacob his [ And they another, sons, Why do ye look one upon another? We are verily guilty concerning our bro

2 And he said, Behold, I have heard ther, in that we saw the anguish of his that there is corn in Egypt: get you foul, when he befought us, and we would down thither, and buy for us from not hear; therefore is this distress come thence ; that we may live, and not die.

3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down 22 And Reuben answered them, sayto buy corn in Egypt.

ing, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Ja- not fin against the child'; and ye would cobsent not with his brethren; for he said, not hear? therefore, behold, also his Lest peradventure mischief befall him. blood is required.

5 And the sons of Israel came to buy 23 And they knew not that Joseph un. corn among those that came : for the fa- derstood them'; for he spake unto them mine was in the land of Canaan. by an interpreter.

67 And Joseph was the governor over 24 And he turned himself about from the land, and he it was that fold to all the them, and wept; and returned to them people of the land: and Joseph's brethren again, and communed with them, and came, and bowed down themselves before took from them Simeon, and bound him him with their faces to the earth.

before their eyes. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he 25 Then Joseph commanded to fill knew them, but made himself strange their facks with corn, and to restore every unto them, and spake roughly unto them; man's money into his fack, and to give and he said unto them, Whence come them provision for the way: and thus ye? And they said, From the land of did he unto them. Canaan to buy food.

26 And they laded their asses with the 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but corn, and departed thence. they knew not him.

27. And as one of them opened his sack 9. And Joseph remembered the dreams to give his ass provender in the inn, he which he dreamed of them, and said unto espied his money; for, behold, it was in them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness his fack's mouth. of the land ye are come.

28 And he said unto his brethren, My 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my money is restored; and, lo, it is even in lord, but tobuy food are thy servantscomé. my fack: and their heart failed them, and 11 We are all one man's sons; we they were afraid, saying one to another,


upon us.

Jacob hardly persuaded

GENESIS to send Benjamin into Egypt. What is this that God hath done unto us! 7 And they said, The man asked us

29 And they came unto Jacob their fa- straitly of our state, and of our kindred, ther unto the land of Canaan, and told saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye him all that befel unto them; saying, another brother? and we told him ac

30 The man, who is the lord of the cording to the tenor of these words: land, spake roughly to us, and took us could we certainly know that he would for spies of the country..

say, Bring your brother down? 31 And we said unto him, We are true & And Judah said unto Ifrael his father, men; we are no spies :

Send the lad with me, and we will arise 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our and go; that we may live, and not die, father; one is not, and the youngest is this both we, and thou, and also our little day with our father in the land of Canaan. ones.

33 And the man, the lord of the country, 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye shalt thou require him: if I bring him are true men; leave one of your brethren not unto thee, and set him before thee, bere with me, and take food for the fa- then let me bear the blame for ever : mine of your housholds, and be gone: 10 For except we had lingered, surely

34 And bring your youngest brother now we had returned this second iime. unto me: then shall I know that ye are IL And their father Israel said unto no fpies, but that ye are true men : 80 them, If it must be so now, do this; take will I deliver you your brother, and ye of the best fruits in the land in your verthall traffick in the land.

sels, and carry down the man a present, 35 And it came to pass as they emptied a little balm, and a little honey, spices, their facks, that, behold, every man's and myrrh, nuts, and almonds : bundle of money was in his fack : and 12 And take double money in your when both they and their father saw the hand; and the money that was brought bundles of money, they were afraid. again in the mouth of your facks, carry

36 And Jacob their father said unto it again in your hand, peradventure it them, Me have ye bereaved of niy chil was an oversight: dren : Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, 13 Take also your brother, and arise, and ye will take Benjamin atvary: all go again unto the man: these things are against me.

14 And God Almighty give you mercy 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, before the man, that he


away saying, Slay my two fons, if I bring him your other brother, and Benjamin. If I not to thee: deliver him into my hand, be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. and I will bring him to thee again.

15 And the men took that present, and 38 And he said, My son thall not go they took double money in their hand, down with you; for his brother is dead, and Benjamin ; and rose up, and went and he is left alone: if mischief befall down to Egypt, and stood before Jofeph. him by the way in the which ye go, then 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin Mall ye bring down my gray hairs with with them, he said to the ruler of his sorrow to the grave.

house, Bring these men home, and slay, CHAP. XLIII.

and make ready; for these men Mall dine I Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benja- with me at noon. min.

25 yoseph entertaineth his bre 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; thren, 31 and maketh them a feast. and the man brought the men into JoAND the famine as fare, when lanely feples that this

18 And the men were afraid, because had eaten up the corn which they had they were brought into Jofeph's house ; brought out of Egypt, their father said and they faid, Because of the money that unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. was returned in our facks at the first time

3 And Judah Ipake unto him, saying, are we brought in; that he may reck ocThe man did folemnly protest untó us, casion against us, and fall upon us, and faying, Ye shall not see my face, except take us for bondmen, and our afles. your brother be with you.

19 And they came near to the steward 4 If thou wilt send our brother with of Joseph's house, and they communed us, we will go down and buy thee food: with him at the door of the house,

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we 20 And said, ( fir, we came indeed will not go down: for the man said unto down at the first time to buy food : us, Ye shall not see my face, except your 21 And it came to pass, when we came brother be with you.

to the inn, that we opened our facks, 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye and, behold, every man's money was in so ill with me, as to tell the man whether the mouth of his fack, our money in full ye had yet a brother?

weight :

Joseph entertaineth his brethren. Chap. xliv.

His policy to say them. weight: and we have brought it again in the fack's mouth of the youngest, and his our band.

corn money. And he did according to 22 And other money have we brought the word that Joseph had spoken. down in our hands to buy food: we can 3 As soon as the morning was light, the not tell who put our money in our sacks. men were sent away, they and their asses.

23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear 4 And when they were gone out of the not: your God, and the God of your city, and not get far off, Joseph said unto father, hath given you treasure in your his steward, Up, follow after the men; sacks: I had your money.

And he and when thou doft overtake them, say brought Simeon out unto them. unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded

24 And the man brought the men into evil for good ? Joseph's house, and gave them water, 5 Is not this it in which my lord and they washed their feet; and he gave drinketh, and whereby indeed he divintheir aftes provender.

eth ? ye have done evil in so doing. 25 | And they made ready the present 6 And he overtook them, and he spake against Joseph came at noon: for they unto them these same words. heard that they should eat bread there. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore

26 And when Joseph came home, they faith my lord these words. God forbid brought him the present which was in that thy servants should do according to their hand into the house, and bowed this thing : themselves to him to the earth.

8 Behold, the money which we found 27 And he asked them of their welfare, in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again and said, Is your father well, the old man unto thee out of the land of Canaan : of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? how then should we steal out of thy lord's

28 And they answered, Thy servant house silver or gold ? our father is in good health, he is yet 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it alive. And they bowed down their heads, be found, both let him die, and we also and made obeisance.

will be my lord’s bondmen. 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw 10 And he said, Now also let it be ac. his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, cording unto your words: he with whom and said, Is this your younger brother, it is found shall be my servant; and ye of whom ye spake unto me? and he said, Ihall be blameless. God be gracious unto thee, my son. 11 Then they speedily took down every

30 And Joseph made hafte ; for his man his fack to the ground, and opened bowels did yern upon his brother : and every man his fack. he fought where to weep; and he entered 12 And he searched, and began at the into his chamber, and wept there. eldest, and left at the youngest : and the

31 And he walhed his face, and went cup was found in Benjamin's sack. out, and refrained himself, and said, Set 13 Then they rent their clothes, and on bread.

laded every man his ass, and returned to 32 And they set on for him by himself, the city. and for them by themselves, and for the 14 And Judah and his brethren came Egyptians, which did eat with him, by to Joseph's house; for he was yet there : themselves: because the Egyptians might and they fell before him on the ground. not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that 15 And Joseph said unto them, What is an abomination unto the Egyptians. deed is this that ye have done? wot ye

33 And they fat before him, the first- not that such a man as I can certainly born according to his birthright, and the divine ? youngest according to his youth: and 16 And Judah said, What shall we say the men marvelled one at another, unto my lord? what shall we speak? or

34 And he took and fent messes unto how thall we clear ourselves? God hath them from before him : but Benjamin's found out the iniquity of thy servants : mess was five times fo much as any of behold, wearemylord's servants, both we, their's. And they drank, and were merry and he also with whom the cup is found. with him.

17 And he said, God forbid that I CHAP. XLIV.

should do fo: but the man in whose band Foseph's policy to stay his brethren: the cup is found, he Mall be my servant;

his house, the men's your father. sacks with food, as much as they can 18 Then Judah came near unto him, carry, and put every man's money in his and said, O my lord, let thy servant, Í fack's mouth.

pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, 2 And put my cup, the filver cup, in and let not thine anger burn against thy

servant ;

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