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The two dreams of Pharaoh :


preted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

Joseph interprets them. seph, I also was in my dream, and behold, the guard; and we told him, and he inter I had three white baskets on my head: 17 And in the uppermost basket there mes of all manner of bake-meats for Pharach: 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:

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

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 brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I 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 his servants: and he dream to interpret it. 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:

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


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


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:

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

19 And behold, seven other kine came

AND it came to pass at the end of two up after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, years, that Pharaoh dreamed:

and behold, he stood by the river.

and lean-fleshed, such as never 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 well-favoured kine and fat-kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: Beshed; 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. line upon the brink of the river. 22 And I saw in my dream, and be4 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.

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

23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and 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 unto me.

25 T And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath 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.

rob told them his dreams; but there was 27 And the seven thin and ill-favourbone that could interpret them unto ed kine that came up after them are seven Pharaoh. years; and the seven empty ears blasted 9 Then spake the chief butler unto with the east wind shall be seven years of Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults famine.

this day:

28 This is the thing which I have 10 Pharaoh was wroth 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. grad'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 se12 And there was there with us a young ven years of famine; and all the plenty mas, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt


Joseph counsels Pharaoh.

GENESIS. Jacob sends to Egypt for corn. the food of the field which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

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.


49 And Joseph gathered corn as the 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 of On bare unto him.

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

51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house."

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 52 And the name of the second called seven plenteous years. he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

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

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


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

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.

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 according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See,


57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands. CHAP. XLII.

TOW when Jacob saw that there was

I have set thee over all the land of Now win Egypt, Jacob said unto his



42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from sons, Why do ye look one upon anohis hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, 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 thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

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 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down him 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 inischief 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 fa priest 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.

47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto 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.

Joseph imprisons his brethren. CHAP. XLIII. Jacob refuses to send Benjamin. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but lespied his money: for behold, it was in they knew not him. his sack's mouth.

9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. 11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men; thy servants are no spies.

28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befellunto them, saying,

30 The man who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. 13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan and behold, the young-men; est is this day with our father, and one is


14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

31 And we said unto him, We are true we are no spies:

32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the that ye are true men: leave one of your life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, brethren here with me, and take food for except your youngest brother come hither. the famine of your households, and begone: 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch 34 And bring your youngest brother your brother, and ye shall be kept in pri- unto me: then shall I know that ye are son, that your words may be proved, whe-no spies, but that ye are true men: so will ther there be any truth in you: or else, by I deliver you your brother, and ye shall the life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies. traffic in the land. 17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: 19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

35 ¶ And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and will bring him to thee again.


21 ¶ And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; 38 And he said, My son shall not go therefore is this distress come upon us. down with you; for his brother is dead 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin by the way in the which ye go, then shall against the child; and ye would not hear? ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow therefore behold also his blood is required. to the grave.

23 And they knew not that Joseph un


derstood them; for he spake unto them by AND the famine was sore in the land.

an interpreter.

2 And it came to pass, when they 24 And he turned himself about from had eaten up the corn which they had them, and wept; and returned to them brought out of Egypt, their father said unagain, and communed with them, and took to them, Go again, buy us a little food. from them Simeon, and bound him before 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

their eyes.

25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.

26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

27 And as one of them opened his sack to give, his ass provender in the inn, be

4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

5 But if thou wilt not send him we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye

Jacob lets Benjamin go.

GENESIS. Joseph entertains his brethren:

so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot 7 And they said, The man asked us tell who put our money in our sacks. straitly of our state, and of our kindred, 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye not: your God, and the God of your father, another brother? and we told him accord- hath given you treasure in your sacks: Í ing to the tenor of these words: Could had your money. And he brought Simeon we certainly know that he would say, out unto them.

Bring your brother down?

24 And the man brought the men into

8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Joseph's house, and gave them water, and Send the lad with me, and we will arise they washed their feet; and he gave their and go; that we may live, and not die, both asses provender. we, and thou, and also our little ones.

9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.

25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

11 And their father Israel said untol 27 And he asked them of their welfare, them, If it must be so now, do this; take and said, Is your father well, the old man of the best fruits in the land in your ves-of whom ye spake? is he yet alive? sels, and carry down the man a present, a 28 And they answered, Thy servant our little balm, and a little honey, spices, and father is in good health, he is yet alive: myrrh, nuts, and almonds: and they bowed down their heads, and

12 And take double money in your made obeisance. hand; and the money that was brought 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, again in your hand; peradventure it was and said, Is this your younger brother, of an oversight: whom ye spake unto me? And he said,

13 Take also your brother, and arise, God be gracious unto thee, my son. go again unto the man: 30 And Joseph made haste; for his 14 And God Almighty give you mercy bowels did yearn upon his brother: and before the man, that he may send away he sought where to weep; and he entered your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be into his chamber, and wept there. bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. 31 And he washed his face, and went 15 And the men took that present, out, and refrained himself, and said, Set and they took double money in their hand, on bread.

and Benjamin; and rose up, and went 32 And they set on for him by himself, down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. and for them by themselves, and for the 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin Egyptians which did eat with him, by with them, he said to the ruler of his house, themselves: because the Egyptians might Bring these men home, and slay, and make not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that ready for these men shall dine with me is an abomination unto the Egyptians. 33 And they sat before him, the first17 And the man did as Joseph bade: born according to his birth-right, and the and the man brought the men into Joseph's youngest according to his youth and the house. men marvelled one at another.

at noon.

18 And the men were afraid, because 34 And he took and sent messes unto they were brought into Joseph's house; them from before him: but Benjamin's and they said, Because of the money that mess was five times so much as any of was returned in our sacks at the first time theirs. And they drank, and were merry are we brought in; that he may seek oc- with him. casion against us, and fall upon us, and

take us for bondmen, and our asses.


19 And they came near to the steward AND he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks of Joseph's house, and they communed with food, as much as they can carry, and with him at the door of the house,

20 And said, O'sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

put every man's money in his sack's mouth.

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn-money: and he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they, and their asses. 4 And when they were gone out of the

He accuses them of theft:


Makes himself known. city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto Bring him down unto me, that I may set his steward, Up, follow after the men; and mine eyes upon him.

when thou dost overtake them, say unto 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil cannot leave his father: for if he should for good? leave his father, his father would die.

5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

6 ¶ And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:

23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

24 And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

26 And we said, We cannot go down: 8 Behold, the money which we found in if our youngest brother be with us, then our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto will we go down; for we may not see the thee out of the land of Canaan: how then man's face, except our youngest brother should we steal out of thy lord's house sil- be with us. ver or gold?

27 And thy servant my father said unto 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it us, Ye know that my wife bare me two be found, both let him die, and we also sons: will be my lord's bond-men.

10 And he said, Now also let it be ac- I cording unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.

12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there :) and they fell before him on the ground.

28 And the one went out from me, and said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and 1 saw him not since:

29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;)

31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.

15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine? 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy 16 And Judah said, What shall we say servant abide instead of the lad a bondunto my lord? what shall we speak? or man to my lord; and let the lad go up how shall we clear ourselves? God hath with his brethren.

found out the iniquity of thy servants: be- 34 For how shall I go up to my father, hold we are my lord's servants, both we, and the lad be not with me? lest peradand he also with whom the cup is found.venture I see the evil that shall come on 17 And he said, God forbid that I should my father.


do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your fas THEN Joseph could not refrain himself


18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me: and there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I Have ye a father, or a brother? am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And 20 And we said unto my lord, We have his brethren could not answer him; for a father, an old man, and a child of his they were troubled at his presence. old age, a little one: and his brother is 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, dead, and he alone is left of his mother, Come near to me, I pray you: and they and his father loveth him. came near. And he said, I am Joseph 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

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