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Joseph sold into Egypt.

in Shechem? come, and I will m send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, 3 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 n 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? or 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell p 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 g Dothan.

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


19 And they said one to another, Behold, this 4 dreamer cometh. 20 Come now, therefore, and let us slay him,s and 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.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

Jacob mourns for Joseph. B. C. 1729. | drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph d to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver and they brought Joseph into Egypt. 29

And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and he rent e his clothes. 30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child f is not; and I, whither shall I go?

31 And they took Joseph's coat, g 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 h hath devoured him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

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

35 And all his sons and all his daughters k 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 Potiphar, an 7 ofhearkened. ficer of Pharaoh's, and 8 captain of

Job 16.18. b 1 Sa. 18.17. 2 Sa. 12.9.

c Ju.6.3.

the guard.

23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his bre-. thren, that they stripped Joseph u out of his coat, his coat of many 5 colours v that was on him:

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand b be upon him; for he is our brother, and our flesh. And his brethren 6 were content.

m 1 Sa. 17.17.

3 see the
peace of
thy bre-
thren, &c.
n ch.35.27.


28 Then there passed by Midianites, c merchantmen; and they!

Jude 4.22.
2 Ki.6.19.

p Cant. 1.7.
92 Ki.6.13.


27.1. Jno.11.53.

Acts 23.12. master of dreams.

s Pr. 1.11,16.

t ch.42.22.
5 or, picces.

v ver.3.

w Ps.35.7.


22 And Reuben said unto them,
Shed no blood, t but cast him into d Ps. 105.17.
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.

Acts 7.9.



y ver.28,36.
ž Jer.8.22.

a ch.4.10.

Job 1.20.
Joel 2.13.

g ver.23.

h ch.44.28.

21 And they took him, and cast
hun into a pit: w and the pit was 2 Ki. 19.1.
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 k 2 Sa.12.17.
company of y Ishmeelites came
from Gilead, with their camels
bearing spicery and z balm and
myrrh, going to carry it down to

Heb. cu

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

e Num.14.6. AND it came to pass at that time,


that Judah went down his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.


1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth Tamar. 8 The trespass of Onan. 12 Judah's incest with Tamar.


3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

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.

chamberlain, or, courtier. 8 or, chief marshal. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er Heb. chief of the his firstborn, whose name was Taslaughter- mar. men, or executioners. (CHAP. 38.) a 1 Chr.2.3. b Deut.25.5. Mat.22.24.

7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; a and the LORD slew him.

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


Tamar deludeth Judah.

9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his: and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

10 And the thing which he did 1 displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, e 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 f 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.

Birth of Pharez and Zarah.

B. C. 1729. | was no harlot in this place.
23 And Judah said, Let her take
it to her, lest we be shamed: g
behold, I sent this kid, and thou
hast not found her.


21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly 5 by the way-side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

2 the days were multiplied.

was evil in the eyes of the LORD

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12 T And 2 in process of time the daughter of Shuah, Judah's wife, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shear-f28a.14.2,5. ers to Timnath, he and his friend 5 or, in Hirah the Adullamite.


13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, thy father-in-law goeth ups become a cto Timnath to shear his sheep. contempt. g Pr.6.33. Rom.6.21. Ep.5.12. h Jude 19.2. Ho.3.3

14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in 3 an open place, d which is by the way to Timnath: for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.

i Lev.21.9.


2 Sam. 12.5.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; be-k ch.37.32. cause she had covered her face.

I ver. 18.
m 1Sa.24.17.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for hen ver. 14. knew not that she was his daugh- o Job 34.31, ter-in-law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

17 And he said, I will send thee 4 a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till| thou send it?

32. Rom.13.12. Tit.2.11,12. or, wherefore hast thou made

this breach

Jude 14.1. the door of Enajim.

eyes, or, of

d Pr.7.12.

4a kid of the goats.

e ver.25.

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22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also e ch.24.2. the men of the place said, that there

24 T And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughterin-law hath played the harlot; hand also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.i 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, k I pray thee, whose are hese, the signet, and bracelets, l and staff.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more m righteous than I; because that I gave her not to n Shelah my son. And he knew her again no o 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, 7 How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called 8 Pharez.p 30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand and his name was called Zarah.


1 Joseph, advanced in Potiphar's house, 7 resisteth his mistress's temptation: 13 he is falsely accused, 20 and cast into prison.

ND Joseph was brought down

A a 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 b 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 c in his hand.

4 And Joseph found grace d in his sight, and he served him and he made him overseer e over his house, and all that he 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

Joseph's integrity

GENESIS, XL. he had, that the LORD blessed the B. C. 1729. Egyptian's house ƒ for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had, in the house, g and in the field.

f ch.30.27.

g De.28.3-6.

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew noth 1Sa. 16. 12. 17.42. aught he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was ai Job 31.1. goodly h person, and well favoured. Ps. 119.37.

k 2Sa, 13.11.

7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes i upon Joseph; and she said, Lie k with me.


m Lev.20.10.
n 2Sa. 12. 13.

8 But he refused, I and said unto
his master's wife, Behold, my mas-
ter wotteth not what is with me
in the house, and he hath commit-
ted all that he hath to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this o Pr.22.14.
house than I; neither hath he kept
back any thing from me but thee, p Pr.7.13.
because thou art his wife: how

then can I do this great wicked-4 Ec.7.26.
ness, m and sin n against God?

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, o 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.

12 And she caught him p by his garment, saying, Lie with me and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, g 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 mockr us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a 1 loud voice:

r Eze.22.5.



Pr. 12. 19.

t Pr.6.34,35.

u ch.41.14.
Ps. 105.18.

2 extended


unto him.

v Ex. 12.36.
Ps. 106.46.
Pr. 16.7.
Dan. 1.9.

Acts 7.10.

w ver.2,3.

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 s ac- c ch.39.20, cording to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me :

(CHAP. 40.)
a Ne. 1.11.

b Pr. 16. 14.

20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the u prison, a place where the king's prisoners!

d Job 33.15


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, ƒ Ne.2.2. which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant 5 ch.41.15. to me, that his wrath t was kindled.


e Dan.4.5.

1 are your

faces evil?

i Ju.7.18.

and imprisonment. were bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 T But the LORD was with Joseph, and 2 showed him mercy, and gave him v 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 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 LORD was with him and that which he did, the LORD w made it to prosper. CHAPTER XL.

1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh are imprisoned: 5 Joseph interpreteth their dreams.


after these

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

2 And Pharaoh was wroth b 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, c 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 d 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.e

7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore 1 look ye so sadly to day?

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

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, i 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,

Joseph interpreteth dreams. and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

B. C. 1718.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: k The three branches are three days: 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh 2 lift up thine head, I and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former man-m ner when thou wast his butler.

14 But 3 think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, m I pray thee, unto me; and make mention of 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 n that they should put me into the dungeon.

k ch.41.25.
2 or, reckon.
3 remember
me with

Pharaoh's dream. 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.

5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one 1Sa.20.14, stalk, 1 rank 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 b was troubled; and he sent and called for all c the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret d them unto Pharaoh.

1 Pharaoh's two dreams: 25 Joseph interpreteth them: 33 he giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced.

n 183.24.11.

4 or, full of

o ch.41.26.

16 When the chief baker saw that
the interpretation was good, he said
uuto Joseph, I also was in my dream,p ver. 13.
and, behold, I had three 4 white
baskets on my head:

or, reckon
thee and
take thy
office from

of two full years, that Pharaoha dreamed; and, behold, he stood by the river.


meat of

the work

of a baker,

or, cook.

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all nianner of 5 bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

25a.21.10. r Mat. 14.6. Mark 6.21. or, reckoned.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets o are three days: 19 Yet within three p days shalls Ne.2.1. Pharaoh lift up thy head from offt ver. 19. thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; u Ps.31.12. and the birds shall eat thy flesh q Ec.9.15,16. from off thee.


20 T And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, r that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he 7 lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief but-b Da.4.5, 19. ler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cups into Pharaoh's hand:

1 fat.

9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day.

10 Pharaoh was wroth e 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; f we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each inan 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.

14 T Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they 2 brought him hastily out of g the dungeon: And he shaved himself, and changed his Cor. 1.19.raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh ch.40.2. 15 And Pharaoh said unto h Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there fch.40.5. 2 made him is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that 3 thou canst understand a i dream to interpret it.


22 But he hanged the chief baker; as Joseph had interpreted t to them. 23 Yet did not the chief butler re-e member Joseph, but u forgat him. CHAPTER XLI.

q 1Sa. 17.44.

(CHAP. 41.)

a Est.6.1.

7.28. 8.27.

c Ex.7.11.


1Sam.2.8. Ps. 105.20. h Ps.25.14. Dan.5, 16. 3 or, when

thou hear

est a dream

thou canst

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



3 And, behold, seven other kine
came up after them out of the river, k ver. 1.
all-favoured and lean-fleshed, and

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

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

19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor, and very

Joseph's advice to Pharaoh. 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:

21 And when they had 4 eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill-favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

Rev.4.1. n 2 Ki.8.1.

o ver.47.

p ver.54.
q ch.47.13.

22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23 And, behold, seven ears, 5 with-heavy. ered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

7 ch.37.7,9. 7 or, pre

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.

B. C. 1718.

4 come to the inward parts of them.

of famine.

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

5 or, small.

I ver.8.

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

Dan.4.7. m Dan.2.29.

$ Num.23.19.
8 or, over-

25 And Joseph said unto Pha-
raoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: t Pr.6.6-8.
God hath shewed Pharaoh what
he is about m to do.


pared of God.


9 be not cut off.

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-u Acts 7.10. favoured kine, that came up after them, are seven years; and the seven empty ears, blasted with the east wind, shall be seven n years

Job 32.8.


Ps. 105.21. 10 armed, or, kiss.

x Dan.6.3.

y Est.3.10.

8.2,8,15. 11 or, silk.

z Da.5.7,29. 12 or, tender

30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; p and all the father. plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall con-a sume q the land:

13 Abrech.

31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land, by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very 6 grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; r it is because the thing is 7 established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.s

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. t 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharach, and let them keep food in the



36 And that food shall be for store. to the land against the seven years


ch.45.8,26. Acts.7.10. which in the Coptic signifies, a revealer

of secrets, or, the man

to whom

secrets are revealed.

15 or, prince. b Ex.2.16. 2Sam.S.18. 1Sa. 16.21.

Dan.1.19. Lu.21.36. d ch.22.17. Jude 7.12.

ISam. 13.5.

He is appointed governor.

of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land 9 perish not through the famine.

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

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom v the Spirit of God is?

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph. Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:



40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people 10 be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee z over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring y from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of 11 fine linen, and 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, 12 13 Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land a 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; 14 and he gave him to wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah, 15 priest b of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

46 T And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before c Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

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 sand of the sea, d very much. until he left numbering; for it was without number.

50 And unto Joseph were born two sons e before the years of famine came; which Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah, 16 priest of Ŏn,

bare unto him.



51 And Joseph called the name or, prince. of the firstborn 17 Manasseh: For 17 i. e. forGod, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. 52 And the name of the second


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