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The kings of Edom. GENESIS. Joseph's two dreams. the son of Bedad, who smote Mid- their father loved him more than all ian in the field of Moab, reigned in his brethren, they hated him, and his stead: and the name of his city could not speak peaceably unto was Avith.
him. 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, of Masrekah reigned in his stead. and he told it his brethren: and
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of they hated him yet the more. Rehoboth by the river reigned in his 6 And he said unto them, Hear, 1 stead.
I pray you, this dream which I have 38 And Saul died, and Baal-ha- dreamed: nan the son of Achbor reigned in 7 For, behold, we were binding his stead.
sheaves in the field, and, lo, my 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Ach- sheaf arose, and also stood upright; bor died, and Hadar reigned in his and, behold, your sheaves stood stead: and the name of his city was round about, and made obeisance Pau; and his wife's name was Me- to my sheaf. hetabel, the daughter of Matred, 8 And his brethren said to him, the daughter of Mezahab.
Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or 40 And these are the names of the shalt thou indeed have dominion dukes that came of Esau, according over us? And they hated him yet to their families, after their places, the more for his dreams, and for by their names; duke Timnah, duke his words. Alvah, duke Jetheth,
| 9 And he dreamed yet another 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, dream, and told it his brethren, and duke Pinon,
said, Behold, I have dreamed a 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke dream more; and, behold, the sun Mibzar,
| and the moon and the eleven stars 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these made obeisance to me. be the dukes of Edom, according to 10 And he told it to his father, their habitations in the land of their and to his brethren: and his father possession : he is Esau the father rebuked him, and said unto him, of the Edomites.
What is this dream that thou hast
dreamed ? Shall I and thy mother CHAPTER XXXVII.
and thy brethren indeed come to Joseph is hated of his brethren. 5 His two dreams. I bow down ourselves to thee to the 13 Jacob sendeth him to visit his brethren. 18 His brethren conspire his death. 21 Reuben earth? saveth him. 26 They sell him to the Ishmael.
| 11 And his brethren envied him; ites. 31 His father, deceived by the bloody coal, mourneth for him. 36 He is sold to Potiphar in but his father observed the saying. Egypt.
12 And his brethren went to feed AND Jacob dwelt in the land their father's flock in Shechem. A wherein his father was a stran- 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, ger, in the land of Canaan. | Do not thy brethren feed the flock
2 These are the generations of Ja- in Shechem? come, and I will send cob. Joseph, being seventeen years thee unto them. And he said to old, was feeding the flock with his him, Here am I. brethren; and the lad was with the 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray sons of Bilhah, and with the sons thee, see whether it be well with thy of Zilpah, his father's wives: and brethren, and well with the flocks ; Joseph brought unto his father and bring me word again. So he their evil report.
sent him out of the vale of Hebron, 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more and he came to Shechem. than all his children, because he 15 And a certain man found him, was the son of his old age: and he and, behold, he was wandering in made him a coat of many colours. the field: and the man asked him, 4 And when his brethren saw that saying, What seekest thou ?
His life in peril. GENESIS.
Joseph is sold. 16 And he said, I seek my breth- for twenty pieces of silver: and they ren: tell me, I pray thee, where brought Joseph into Egypt. they feed their flocks.
29 [ And Reuben returned unto 17 And the man said, They are the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not departed hence; for I heard them in the pit; and he rent his clothes. say, Let us go to Dothan. And Jo- 30 And he returned unto his brethseph went after his brethren, and ren, and said, The child is not; and found them in Dothan.
I, whither shall I go? 18 And when they saw him afar 31 And they took Joseph's coat, off, even before he came near unto and killed a kid of the goats, and them, they conspired against him dipped the coat in the blood; to slay him.
| 32 And they sent the coat of many 19 And they said one to another, colours, and they brought it to their Behold, this dreamer cometh. father; and said, This have we
20 Come now therefore, and let us found: know now whether it be slay him, and cast him into some pit, thy son's coat or no. and we will say, Some evil beast 33 And he knew it, and said, It 13 hath devoured him; and we shall my son's coat; an evil beast hath see what will become of his dreams. devoured him ; Joseph is without
21 And Reuben heard it, and he doubt rent in pieces. delivered him out of their hands ; | 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and and said, Let us not kill him. put sackcloth upon his loins, and 22 And Reuben said unto them, mourned for his son many days. Shed no blood, but cast him into 35 And all his sons and all his this pit that is in the wilderness, daughters rose up to comfort him; and lay no hand upon him; that he but he refused to be comforted; and might rid him out of their hands, to he said, For I will go down into the deliver him to his father again. grave unto my son mourning. Thus
23 And it came to pass, when his father wept for him. Joseph was come unto his brethren, 36 And the Midianites sold him that they stripped Joseph out of his into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officoat, his coat of many colours that cer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the was on him;
guard. 24 And they took him, and cast
CHAPTER XXXVIII. him into a pit: and the pit was
Judah begettelh Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er mar. empty, there was no water in it. rieth Tamar. 8 The trespass of Onan. Il Ta25 And they sat down to eat bread: mar waileth for Shelah. 13 She deceiveth Judah and they lifted up their eyes and
27 She beareth twins, Pharez and Zarah. looked, and, behold, a company of AND it came to pass at that time, Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with
A that Judah went down from his their camels bearing spicery and brethren, and turned in to a certain balm and myrrh, going to carry it | Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. down to Egypt.
2 And Judah saw there a daugh26 And Judah said unto his breth- ter of a certain Canaanite, whose ren, What profit is it if we slay our name was Shuah; and he took her, brother, and conceal his blood ? and went in unto her.
27 Come, and let us sell him to the 3 And she conceived, and bare a Ishmaelites, and let not our hand son; and he called his name Er. be upon him; for he is our brother 4 And she conceived again, and and our flesh: and his brethren were bare a son; and she called his name content.
Onan. 28 Then there passed by Midian- 5 And she yet again conceived, ites merchantmen; and they drew and bare a son; and called his and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, name Shelah : and he was at Che. and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites zib, when she bare him.
Joseph's promotion : GENESIS, Joseph falsely accuseda How hast thou broken forth ? this because thou art his wife: how then breach be upon thee: therefore his can I do this great wickedness, and name was called Pharez.
sin against God? 30 And afterward came out his 10 And it came to pass, as she brother, that had the scarlet thread spake to Joseph day by day, that upon his hand: and his name was he hearkened not unto her, to lie called Zarah.
by her, or to be with her. CHAPTER XXXIX.
11 And it came to pass about this Joseph, adranced in Potiphar's house, 7 resisteth his
time, that Joseph went into the mistress' templation. 13 He is falsely accused,
house to do his business; and there 2 and cast into prison. 21 God is with him there. was none of the men of the house AND Joseph was brought down there within. A to Egypt; and Potiphar, an 12 And she caught him by his garofficer of Pharaoh, captain of the ment, saying, Lie with me: and he guard, an Egyptian, bought him of left his garment in her hand, and the hands of the Ishmaelites, which fled, and got him out. had brought him down thither. | 13 And it came to pass, when she
2 And the Lord was with Joseph, saw that he had left his garment in and he was a prosperous man; and her hand, and was fled forth, he was in the house of his master 14 That she called unto the men the Egyptian.
of her house, and spake unto them, 3 And his master saw that the saying, See, he hath brought in a Lord was with him, and that the Hebrew unto us to mock us; he Lord made all that he did to pros- came in unto me to lie with me, per in his hand.
and I cried with a loud voice: 4 And Joseph found grace in his 15 And it came to pass, when he sight, and he served him: and he heard that I lifted up my voice and made bim overseer over his house, cried, that he left his garment with and all that he had he put into his me, and fled, and got him out.
| 16 And she laid up his garment by 5 And it came to pass from the her, until his lord came home. time that he had made him over- 17 And she spake unto him acseer in his house, and over all that cording to these words, saying, The he had, that the Lord blessed the Hebrew servant, which thou hast Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; brought unto us, came in unto me and the blessing of the LORD was to mock me: upon all that he had in the house, 18 And it came to pass, as I lifted and in the field.
| up my voice and cried, that he left 6 And he left all that he had in his garment with me, and fled out. Joseph's hand; and he knew not 19 And it came to pass, when his aught he had, save the bread which master heard the words of his wife, he did eat. And Joseph was a good which she spake unto him, saying,
| After this manner did thy servant to 7 And it came to pass after me; that his wrath was kindled. these things, that his master's wife 20 And Joseph's master took him, cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she and put him into the prison, a place said, Lie with me.
where the king's prisoners were 8 But he refused, and said unto his bound : and he was there in the master's wife, Behold, my master prison. wotteth not what is with me in the 21 But the LORD was with Johouse, and he hath committed all seph, and shewed him mercy, and that he hath to my hand;
gave him favour in the sight of the 9 There is none greater in this keeper of the prison. house than ); neither hath he kept 22 And the keeper of the prison back any thing from me but thee, committed to Joseph's hand all the
Pharaoh's two officers. GENESIS. Their dreams interpreted. prisoners that were in the prison ; | forth; and the clusters thereof and whatsoever they did there, he brought forth ripe grapes: was the doer of it.
11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my ! 23 The keeper of the prison looked hand: and I took the grapes, and not to any thing that was under his pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, hand; because the Lord was with and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's him, and that which he did, the hand. LORD made it to prosper.
12 And Joseph said unto him, This CHAPTER XL.
is the interpretation of it: The three The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison. 4 Jo. | branches are three days: seph hath charge of them. 5 He interpreteth 13 Yet within three days shall their dreams, 20 which come to pass according 1 pharaoh lift in thine head and re. to his interpretation. 23 The ingratitude of the
Pharaoh lift up thine head, and rebutler.
store thee unto thy place; and thou AND it came to pass after these shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his A things, that the butler of the hand, after the former manner when king of Egypt and his baker had of-thou wast his butler. fended their lord the king of Egypt. 14 But think on me when it shall
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against be well with thee, and shew kindtwo of his officers, against the chief ness, I pray thee, unto me, and make of the butlers, and against the chief mention of me unto Pharaoh, and of the bakers.
| bring me out of this house: 3 And he put them in ward in the 15 For indeed I was stolen away house of the captain of the guard, out of the land of the Hebrews: and into the prison, the place where Jo- here also have I done nothing that seph was bound.
they should put me into the dun4 And the captain of the guard geon. charged Joseph with them, and he | 16 When the chief baker saw that served them: and they continued a the interpretation was good, he said season in ward.
unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, 5 And they dreamed a dream and, behold, I had three white basboth of them, each man his dream kets on my head: in one night, each man according to 17 And in the uppermost basket the interpretation of his dream, the there was of all manner of bakebutler and the baker of the king meats for Pharaoh; and the birds of Egypt, which were bound in the did eat them out of the basket upon prison.
my head. 6 And Joseph came in unto them 18 And Joseph answered and said, in the morning, and looked upon This is the interpretation thereof: them, and, behold, they were sad. The three baskets are three days:
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers 19 Yet within three days shall that were with him in the ward of Pharaoh lift up thy head from off his lord's house, saying, Wherefore thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; look ye so sadly to day?
| and the birds shall eat thy flesh 8 And they said unto him, We have from off thee. dreamed a dream, and there is no in- | 20 And it came to pass the third terpreter of it. And Joseph said un- day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, to them, Do not interpretations be- that he made a feast unto all his long to God? tell me them, I pray you. servants: and he lifted up the head
9 And the chief butler told his of the chief butler and of the chief dream to Joseph, and said to him, baker among his servants. In my dream, behold, a vine was 21 And he restored the chief butbefore me;
ler unto his butlership again, and he 10 And in the vine were three gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand; branches : and it was as though 22 But he hanged the chief baker. it budded, and her blossoms shot as Joseph had interpreted to them.