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The two dreams of Pharaoh : CHAP. XLI. Joseph interprets them. seph, I also was in my dream, and behold, the guard ; and we told him, and he interI had three white baskets on my head: preted to us our dreams; to each man ac.
17 And in the uppermost basket there cording to his dream he did interpret. was of all manner of bake-meats for Pha- 13 And it came to pass, as he interraoh : and the birds did eat them out of the preted to us, so it was: me he restored basket upon my head.
unto mine office, and him he hanged. 18 And Joseph answered, and said, 14 T Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo. This is the interpretation thereof: The seph, and they brought him hastily out of three baskets are three days:
the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh changed his raiment, and came in unto lift up thy head from off thee, and shall Pharaoh. hang thee on a tree ; and the birds shall 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 1 eat thy flesh from off thee.
have dreamed a dream, and there is none 20 And it came to pass the third day, that can interpret it: and I have heard which was Pharaoh's birth-day, that he say of thee, that thou canst understand a made a feast unto all bis servants: and he dream to interpret it. listed up the head of the chief butler and 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, sayof the chief baker among his servants. ing, it is not in me: God shall give
21 And he restored the chief butler Pharaoh an answer of peace. unto his butlership again; and be gave 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In the cup into Pharaoh's hand :
dream, behold, I stood upon the bank 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as of the river: Joseph had interpreted to them.
18 And behold, there came up out of 23 Yet did not the chief butler remem- the river seven kiné, fat-fleshed, and wellber Joseph, but forgat him.
favoured; and they fed in a meadow: CHAP. XLI.
19 And behold, seven other kine came ND it came to pass at the end of two up atter them, poor, and very ill-favoured,
never saw in and behold, he stood by the river. all the land of Egypt for badness :
2 And behold, there came up out of the 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured river seven wel-favoured kine and fat- kine did eat up the first seven fat kine : fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 21 And when they had eaten them up,
3 And behold, seven other kine came it could not be known that they had eaten up after them out of the river, ill-favoured them; but they were still ill-favoured, as and lean-fleshed; and stood by the other at the beginning. So I awoke. kine upon the brink of the river.
22 And I saw in iny dream, and be. 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and good : and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 23° And behold, seven ears, withered,
5 And he slept and dreamed the second thin, and blasted with the east wind, time: and behold, seven ears of corn sprung up after them: came up, upon one stalk, rank and good. 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven
6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted good ears: and I told this unto the magiwith the east wind sprung up after them. cians; but there was none that could de
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the clare it unto me. Seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, awoke, and behold, it was a dream. The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath 8 And it came to pass in the morning, shewed Pharaoh
what he is about to do. that his spirit was troubled; and he sent 26 The seven good kine are seven and called for all the magicians of Egypt, years; and the seven good ears are seven and all the wise men thereof: and Pha- years: the dream is one. raoh told them his dreams; but there was 27 And the seven thin and ill-favour. bone that could interpret them unto ed kine that came up after them are seven
years; and the seven empty ears blasted 9 4 Then spake the chief butler unto with the east wind shall be seven years of Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults famine.
28 This is the thing which I have 10 Pharaoh was wrotb with his servants, spoken unto Pharaoh : what God is about and put me in ward in the captain of the to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. guard's house, both me, and the chief
baker: 29 Behold, there come seven years of 11. And we dreamed a dream in one great plenty throughout all the land of night, I and he : we dreamed each man ac- Egypt: cording to the interpretation of his dream. 30 And there shall arise after them se.
12 And there was there with us a young ven years of famine ; and all the plenty man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt:
this day :
Joseph counsels Pharaoh. GENESIS. Jacob sends to Egypt for corn. and the famine shall consume the land : the food of the field which was round about
31 And the plenty shall not be known every city, laid he up in the same. in the land by reason of that famine fol- 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the lowing: for it shall be very grievous. sand of the sea, very much, until he left
32 And for that the dream was doubled numbering ; for it was without number. unto Pharaoh twice ; it is because the 50 And unto Joseph were born two sons thing is established by God, and God will before the years of famine came: which shortly bring it to pass.
Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out of On bare unto him. a man discreet and wise, and set him over 51 And Joseph called the name of the the land of Egypt.
first-born Manasseh; for God, said he, 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap- hath made me forget all my toil, and all point officers over the land, and take up my father's house. ihe fifth part of the land of Egypt in the 52 And the name of the second called seven plenteous years.
he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to 35 And let them gather all the food of be fruitful in the land of my affliction. those good years that come, and lay up 53 | And the seven years of plenteouscorn under the hand of Pharaoh ; and let ness that was in the land of Egypt, were them keep food in the cities.
ended. 36 And that food shall be for store to 54 And the seven years of dearth began the land against the seven years of famine, to come, according as Joseph had said. which shall be in the land of Egypt; that and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land perish not through the famine. the land of Egypt there was bread.
37 | And the thing was good in the 55 And when all the land of Egypt was eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for servants.
bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith Can we find such a one as this is, a man in to you, do. whom the spirit of God is ?
56 And the famine was over all the face 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Foras- of the earth: and Joseph opened all the much as God hath shewed thee all this, there store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; is none so discreet and wise as thou art : and the famine waxed sore in the land of
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and Egypt. according unto thy word shall all my peo- 57 And all countries came into Egypt ple be ruled: only in the throne will I be to Joseph for to buy corn; because that greater than thou.
the famine was so sore in all lands. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See,
CHAP. XLII. Ebave set thee over all the land of N.When evacobaw that there was
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from sons, Why do ye look one upon ano. his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, ther? and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, 2 And he said, Behold I have heard and put a gold chain about his neck; that there is corn in Egypt: get you down
43 And he made him to ride in the se- thither, and buy for us from thence; that cond chariot which he had : and they cri- we may live, and not die. ed before him, Bow the knee: and he made 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down himn ruler over all the land of Egypt. to buy corn in Egypt.
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am 4 "But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. said, Lest peradventure mischief befall
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name him. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah corn among those that came: for the fapriest of On: and Joseph went out over mine was in the land of Canaan. all the land of Egypt.
6 And Joseph was the governor over 46 | And Joseph was thirty years old the land, and he it was that sold to all the when he stood before Pharaoh king of people of the land : and Joseph's brethEgypt: and Joseph went out from the ren came, and bowed down themselves presence of Pharaoh, and went through- before him with their faces to the earth. out all the land of Egypt.
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he 47 And in the seven plenteous years knew them, but made himself strange unthe earth brought forth by handfuls. to them, and spake roughly unto them
48 And he gathered up all the food of and he said unto them, Whence come ye? the seven years which were in the land of And they said, From the land of Canaan Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities : to buy food.