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1 Esau's family in Canaan: 6 his removal to mount Seir: 9 his generations in mount Seir: 15 the dukes which descended of his sons. 20 The sons and dukes of Seir. 31 The kings of Edom. 40 The dukes that descended of Esau, according to their habitations. dir. 1796. NOW these are the generations of Esau, who is


26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.


? Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

cir. 1760.

3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;


27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arba, (which is Hebron,) where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.



cir. 1740.


6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his t. Heb daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan, and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle. 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom. And these are the generations of Esau, the faHeb. ther of the Edomites, in mount Seir.



Edom c1 Chr.

10 These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz 1.35, the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adak, Esau's wife.

The generations of Esau.


13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Before Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons cir. 1740. of Bashemath, Esau's wife.

14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife; and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.


These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the cir.1715. sons of Eliphaz the first-born son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek. These are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom: these were the sons of Adah.

17 And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah. These are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom: these are the sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife.

18 And these are the sons of Aholibamah, Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

19 These are the sons of Esau, (who is Edom,) and these are their dukes.


20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who cir. 1840. inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, d 1 Chr. and Anah,

1. 38.

21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan. These are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

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31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom : and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.

35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the field of Moab) reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.

36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Mazrekah reigned in his stead.

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Joseph's two dreams:

Before 37 And Samlah, died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the


cir. 1780. river reigned in his stead.

cir. 1496.

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38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city, was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,

41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land + Heb. of their possession: he is Esau, the father of † the Edom. Edomites. CHAP. XXXVII. 1 Joseph hated by his brethren: 5 his two dreams: 12 Jacob sendeth him to visit his brethren: 18 his brethren conspire his death: 21 Reuben saveth him: he is cast into a pit; they sell him to the Ishmeelites: 29 Reuben's grief, not finding him in the pit. 31 Jacob, deceived by the bloody coat, mourneth for him: 36 he is sold to Potiphar in Egypt. AN ND Jacob dwelt in the land + wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. journ. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

+ Heb. of his father's so

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3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he Or, made him a coat of many || colours.

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4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

5And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren; and they hated him yet the more.

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars, made obeisance to me.

10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I, and thy mother, and thy brethren, indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

He is sent to visit his brethren.


13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy bre- Before thren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send 1729. thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

11. And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, † see whe- + Heb. ther it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out thybreth of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

see the peace of ren, &c.

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.

17 And the man said, They are departed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

18¶ And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.

19 And they said one to another, Behold, this +dreamer cometh!

+ Heb.

masterof 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and dreams. cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

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21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered 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.

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

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

a Chap. 42.22.

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27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, and our flesh. And his brethren + were content. † Heb. 28 Then there passed by Midianites, merchant-men; ed and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. 29¶ And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, 10. 13. Joseph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes.



Acts 7. 9.

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

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and 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 coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without Chap doubt rent in pieces.

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34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days..

b Psalm 105. 17.

Er, Onan, and Shelah, born.

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 go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. 36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto +Heb. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and + || captain of But the the guard.


word doth signify not only eunuchs, but also chamberlains, courtiers, and officers. +Heb. chief of the slaughtermen, or, executioners. Or, chief marshal.


CHRIST 1729.

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1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth Tamar, and dieth. The trespass and death of Onan. Tamar stayeth for Shelah: 12 she deceiveth Judah; 27 to whom she beareth twins, Pharez and Zarah.

4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.


5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib when she bare him.

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Tamar.


7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

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12 And in process of time the daughter of the days Shuah, Judah's wife, died: and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

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 Heb. sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timdoor nath for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she or, of was not given unto him to wife. Bnajim.

of eyes,

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

Tamar beareth twins. 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the Before flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge till thou send it?

CHRIST cir. 1727.

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18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? Heb. And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy the goats staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her; and she conceived by him.

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?

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? or in Enajim 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 Heb. not found her.

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24 And it came to pass about three months after, tempk that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughterin-law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man whose these are am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again

no more.

27 And it came to pass, in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.

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, or, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon fore hast thee: therefore his name was called || Pharez. d




30 And afterward came out his brother, that had made the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was breach called || Zarah. against thee? That is, A breach. d 1 Chr. 2. 4. Mat. 1. 3. That is, Brightness. CHAP. XXXIX.


1 Joseph is advanced in Potiphar's house: 7 he resisteth the temptations of his mistress; is falsely accused by her, &c. AND Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and 1729. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

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

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

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


Joseph resisteth his mistress, &c.


Before 5 And it came to pass, from the time that he had 1729. made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD 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 ought he had, save the bread which he did eat and Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

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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 an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to Heb. lie with me, and I cried with a + loud voice: great.

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 did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and † shewed kindness him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the untohim. keeper of the prison.

+ Heb. extended

22 And the keeper of the prison. committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison: and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Loan was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.



He interpreteth two dreams. CHAP. XL. The butler and baker of Pharaoh imprisoned, and com- cir. 1720 mitted to Joseph's charge. 5 Joseph interpreteth their dreams: 20 they come to pass according to his interpretation. 23 The ingratitude of the butler.

AND it came to pass after these things, that the cir.1720 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, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the house 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 cir.1718 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 tlook ye so sadly to-day?

+ Heb.

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

9. And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph,. and said 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 blossoms shot forth; and. the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days.

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.


14 But think on me when it shall be well with Heh.. thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and ber me make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me with the out of this house:

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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 holes. was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, + Heb. and, behold, I had three | white baskets on my head. meat of 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all raoh, the manner of † bake-meats for Pharaoh; and the birds work of a did eat them out of the basket upon my head.


baker,or, cook.


18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the inter- || Or, pretation thereof: The three baskets are three days, cond 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy take thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and office from the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee thee.

Pharaoh dreameth two dreams:

Before 20 And it came to pass the third day, which was CHRIST Pharaoh's birth-day, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief Or, butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

cir. 1718







21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 But he hanged the chief baker; as Joseph had interpreted to them.

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


1 Pharaoh's two dreams: 9 his butler informeth him of Joseph. 14 Pharaoh telleth Joseph his dreams: 25 Joseph interpreteth them, and giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Joseph advanced: 46 his wise provision in the years of plenty; he getteth Asenath to wife: 50 Manasseh and Ephraim are born to him. 53 lhe famine beginneth. ND it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed; and, behold, he stood by the river.

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

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

4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat kinė. So Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, trank and good.

6 And, behold, seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

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

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 Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.


Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: 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 interpre tation of his dream.

They are interpreted by Joseph. 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed Before a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and 1715. I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.


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16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not thou in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. a dream 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, thou behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

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18 And, behold, there came up out of the river terpret it seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favoured; and they fed in a meadow:

12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we a Chap. told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams: to 1012, each man according to his dream he did interpret.

13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; -me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

Psalm 105. 20.

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and Heb. they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and madehim he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came


in unto Pharaoh.

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

20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine.

+ Heb.


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21 And when they had eaten them it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were the instill ill-favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears them. came up in one stalk, full and good:

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23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and Or, blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.


24 And the thin ears devoured the seven 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 with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

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.

+ Heb.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pha- heavy. || Or, raoh twice; it is because the thing is established by prepared God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. of God.

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

|| Or,

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

35 And let them gather all the food of those 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 against the seven years of famine, which shall be in + Hebo the land of Egypt; that the land † perish not through be not the famine.

cut off.

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

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