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Pharaohs two dreams. GENESIS. He sendeth for Joseph. 23 Yet did not the chief butler re- told him, and he interpreted to us member Joseph, but forgat him. our dreams; to each man accordCHAPTER XLI.

ing to his dream he did interpret. Pharaok's two dreams. 25 Joseph interpreteth 13 And it came to pass, as he inthem. 33 He giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38 Jo terpreted to us, so it was; me he seph is adranced. 50 The birth of Manasseh sad Epkrain. 53 T'he famine beginneth. restored unto mine office, and him And it came to pass at the end he hanged.

14 | Then Pharaoh sent and called dreamed: and, behold, he stood by Joseph, and they brought him hastily the river.

out of the dungeon: and he shaved 2 And, behold, there came up out himself, and changed his raiment, of the river seven well favoured and came in unto Pharaoh. kine and fat-fleshed; and they fed

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, in a meadow.

I have dreamed a dream, and there 3 And, behold, seven other kine is none that can interpret it: and I came up after them out of the river, have heard say of thee, that thou ill favoured and lean-fleshed; and canst understand a dream to interstood by the other kine upon the pret it

. brink of the river.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, 4 And the ill favoured and lean- saying, It is not in me: God shall fleshed kine did eat up the seven give Pharaoh an answer of peace. well favoured and fat kine. So 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Pharaoh awoke.

In my dream, behold, I stood upon 5 And he slept and dreamed the the bank of the river: second time: and, behold, seven ears

18 And, behold, there came up out of corn came up upon one stalk, of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed rank and good.

and well favoured; and they fed in 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and a meadow : blasted with the east wind sprung

19 And, behold, seven other kine up after them.

came up after them, poor and very 7 And the seven thin ears de- ill favoured and lean-fleshed, such voured the seven rank and full as I never saw in all the land of ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, Egypt for badness: behold, it was a dream.

20 And the lean and the ill fa8 And it came to pass in the morn-voured kine did eat up the first ing that his spirit was troubled; and seven fat kine: he sent and called for all the ma 21 And when they had eaten them gicians of Egypt, and all the wise up, it could not be known that they men thereof: and Pharaoh told them had eaten them; but they were still his dream; but there was none that ill favoured, as at the beginning. could interpret them unto Pharaoh. So I awoke.

9 q Then spake the chief butler 22 And I saw in my dream, and, unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remem- behold, seven ears came up in one ber my faults this day:

stalk, full and good: 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his 23 And, behold, seven ears, with. servants

, and put me in ward in ered, thin, and blasted with the east the captain of the guard's house, wind, sprung up after them: both me and the chief baker: 24 And the thin ears devoured the 11 And we dreamed a dream in seven good ears: and I told this unto one night, I and he; we dreamed the magicians; but there was none each man according to the inter- that could declare it to me. pretation of his dream.

25 And Joseph said unto Pha12 And there was there with us a raoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: young man, a Hebrew, servant to God hath shewed Pharaoh what he the captain of the guard; and we is about to do.

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Pharaoh's dreams.

GENESIS.

Joseph's promotion. 26 The seven good kine are seven | Forasmuch as God hath shewed years; and the seven good ears are thee all this, there is none so disseven years: the dream is one. creet and wise as thou art:

27 And the seven thin and ill fa 40 Thou shalt be over my house, voured kine that came up after and according unto thy word shall them are seven years; and the seven all my people be ruled: only in the empty ears blasted with the east throne will I be greater than thou. wind shall be seven years of famine. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

28 This is the thing which I have see, I have set thee over all the spoken unto Pharaoh : what God is land of Egypt. about to do he sheweth unto Pha 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring raoh.

from his hand, and put it upon Jo29 Behold, there come seven years seph's hand, and arrayed him in of great plenty throughout all the vestures of fine linen, and put a land of Egypt:

gold chain about his neck; 30 And there shall arise after them 43 And he made him to ride in seven years of famine; and all the the second chariot which he had; plenty shall be forgotten in the land and they cried before him, Bow the of Egypt; and the famine shall con- knee: and he made him ruler over sume the land;

all the land of Egypt. 31 And the plenty shall not be 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, known in the land by reason of I am Pharaoh, and without thee that famine following ; for it shall shall no man lift up his hand or be very grievous.

foot in all the land of Egypt. 32 And for that the dream was 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he because the thing is established by gave him to wife Asenath the God, and God will shortly bring it daughter of Poti-pherah priest of to pass.

On. And Joseph went out over all 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look the land of Egypt. out a man discreet and wise, and 46 | And Joseph was thirty years set him over the land of Egypt. old when he stood before Pharaoh

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let king of Egypt. And Joseph went him appoint officers over the land, out from the presence of Pharaoh, and take up the fifth part of the and went throughout all the land land of Egypt in the seven plen- of Egypt. teous years.

47 And in the seven plenteous years 35 And let them gather all the the earth brought forth by handfuls. food of those good years that come, 48 And he gathered up all the food and lay up corn under the hand of of the seven years, which were in Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the land of Egypt, and laid up the the cities.

food in the cities: the food of the 36 And that food shall be for store field, which was round about every to the land against the seven years city, laid he up in the same. of famine, which shall be in the 49 And Joseph gathered corn as land of Egypt; that the land per. the sand of the sea, very much, ish not through the famine.

until he left numbering; for it was 37 And the thing was good in without number. the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the 50 And unto Joseph were born eyes of all his servants.

two sons before the years of famine 38 And Pharaoh said unto his came: which Asenath the daughservants, Can we find such a one ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare as this is, a man in whom the spir- unto him. it of God is?

51 And Joseph called the name 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, of the firstborn Manasseh: For God,

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was corn in Egypt, Jacob said The famine beginneth. GENESIS Joseph and his brethren. said he, hath made me forget all my over the land, and he it was that toil, and all my father's house. sold to all the people of the land: 52 And the name of the second and Joseph's brethren came, and called he Ephraim: For God hath bowed down themselves before him caused me to be fruitful in the land with their faces to the earth. of my affliction.

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, 53 And the seven years of plen- and he knew them, but made himteousness, that was in the land of self strange unto them, and spake Egypt , were ended.

roughly unto them; and he said 54 And the seven years of dearth unto them, Whence come ye? And began to come, according as Joseph ) they said, From the land of Canaan had said: and the dearth was in all to buy food. lands; but in all the land of Egypt 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, there was bread.

but they knew not him. 55 And when all the land of Egypt 9 And Joseph remembered the

was famished, the people cried to dreams which he dreamed of them, i

Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh and said unto them, Ye are spies;
said unto all the Egyptians, Go un- to see the nakedness of the land ye
to Joseph; what he saith to you, do. are come.
56 And the famine was over all the 10 And they said unto him, Nay,
face of the earth: and Joseph open- my lord, but to buy food are thy

ed all the storehouses, and sold un- servants come. T

to the Egyptians; and the famine 11 We are all one man's sons ;

waxed sore in the land of Egypt. we are true men, thy servants are $

57 And all countries came into no spies.
Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; 12 And he said unto them, Nay,
because that the famine was so but to see the nakedness of the
sore in all lands.

land ye are come.
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CHAPTER XLII.

13 And they said, Thy servants Jacob sendeth kis ten sons to buy corn in Egypt. are twelve brethren, the sons of one 16 They are imprisoned by Joseph as spies; man in the land of Canaan; and,

18 but are set at liberty, on condition that they behold, the youngest is this day h t

of Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept as a pledge. 25 with our father, and one is not.
They return home with corn, and with their
money. 29 Their report to Jacob. 36 Jacob

14 And Joseph said unto them, refuselk to send Benjamin.

That is it that I spake unto you, OW when Jacob saw that there saying, Ye are spies :

15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By unto his sons, Why do ye look one the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go upon another?

forth hence, except your youngest .

2 And he said, Behold, I have brother come hither.
heard that there is corn in Egypt: 16 Send one of you, and let him
get you down thither, and buy for fetch your brother, and ye shall be
us from thence; that we may live, kept in prison, that your words
and not die.

may be proved, whether there be 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went any truth in you: or else by the down to buy corn in Egypt.

life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, 17 And he put them all together Jacob sent not with his brethren ; | into ward three days. for he said, Lest peradventure mis 18 And Joseph said unto them the chief befall him.

third day, This do, and live; for I 5 And the sons of Israel came to fear God: buy corn among those that came: 19 If ye be true men, let one of for the famine was in the land of your brethren be bound in the house Canaan.

of your prison : go ye, carry corn 6 And Joseph was the governor for the famine of your

houses:

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Judak's entreaty.
GENESIS

Joseph's directions. unto us, Ye shall not see my face, 17 And the man did as Joseph except your brother be with you. bade; and the man brought the

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt men into Joseph's house. ye so ill with me, as to tell the man 18 And the men were afraid, bewhether ye had yet a brother? cause they were brought into Jo7 And they said, The man asked seph's house; and they said, Beus straitly of our state, and of our cause of the money that was rekindred, saying, Is your father yet turned in our sacks at the first time alive? have ye another brother? and are we brought in; that he may we told him according to the tenor seek occasion against us, and fall of these words. Could we certain- upon us, and take us for bondmen, ly know that he would say, Bring and our asses. your brother down?

19 And they came near to the 8 And Judah said unto Israel his steward of Joseph's house, and they father, Send the lad with me, and communed with him at the door of we will arise and go; that we may the house, live, and not die, both we, and thou, 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed and also our little ones.

down at the first time to buy food : 9 I will be surety for him; of my

21 And it came to pass, when we hand shalt thou require him: if 1 came to the inn, that we opened our bring him not unto thee, and set sacks, and, behold, every man's monhim before thee, then let me bear ey was in the mouth of his sack, our the blame for ever :

money in full weight: and we have 10 For except we had lingered, brought it again in our hand. surely now we had returned this 22 And other money have we second time.

brought down in our hands to buy 11 And their father Israel said food: we cannot tell who put our unto them, If it must be so now, do money in our sacks. this ; take of the best fruits in the 23 And he said, Peace be to you, land in your vessels, and carry down fear not: your God, and the God of the man a present, a little balm, your father, hath given you treasand a little honey, spices and myrrh, ure in your sacks: I had your monnuts and almonds:

ey.

And he brought Simeon out 12 And take double money in unto them. your hand ; and the money that was 24 And the man brought the men brought again in the mouth of your into Joseph's house, and gave them sacks, carry it again in your hand; water, and they washed their feet; peradventure it was an oversight. and he gave their asses provender.

13 Take also your brother, and 25 And they made ready the presarise, go again unto the man: ent against Joseph came at noon :

14 And God Almighty give you for they heard that they should eat mercy before the man, that he may bread there. send away your other brother, and 26 | And when Joseph came Benjamin. 'If I be bereaved of my home, they brought him the present children, I am bereaved.

which was in their hand into the 15 And the men took that pres- house, and bowed themselves to ent, and they took double money him to the earth. in their hand, and Benjamin ; and 27 And he asked them of their welrose up, and went down to Egypt, fare, and said, Is your father well, and stood before Joseph.

the old man of whom ye spake? Is 16 And when Joseph saw Benja- he yet alive? min with them, he said to the ruler 28 And they answered, Thy servof his house, Bring these men home, ant our father is in good health, he and slay, and make ready; for these is yet alive. And they bowed down men shall dine with me at noon. their heads, and made obeisance.

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