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up my Voice and cried, that I And thou MOURN at the last

when thy Flesh and thy Body are he left his Garment with me, and fled and got him out. 12 And say, How have I hated 16 And she laid up his INSTRUCTION, and my Heart despised

REPROOF. Garment by her, until his

13 And have not obeyed the Voice Lord came home.

of my TEACHERS, nor inclined minc 17 And she spake unto him Eas to them that INSRUCTED ME? according to these Words, and rejoyce in the Wife of thy Youth. saying, The Hebrew Servant 19 Let her be as the loving Hind which thou hast brought un- and pleasant Roe, let her Breafts fa

tisfy thee at all Times, and be thou to us, came in unto me to ravished always with her Love. mock me.

20 And why wilt thou, my Son, be 18 And it came to pass, ravisht with a STRANGE WOMAN, and

embrace the Bosom of a Stranger. as I lift up my Voice and

21 For the Ways of Man are becried, that he left his Gar- fore the Eyes of the Lord, and he ment with me, and filed out.

PONDERETH ALL HIS GOINGS.

22 His own INIQUITIES Mall take 19 And it came to pass, the Wicked himself, and he shall be when his Master heard the holden with the Cords of his Sins. Words of his Wife, which

23 He shall die withour Inftru&i

on, and in the Greatness of his Folly she spake unto him, saying, he shall go aftray. After this Manner did thy

Prov. vii. 1 My Son, keep my Servant to me; that his Wrath Words, and lay up my COMMAND

MENTS with thee. was kindled.

7 For I discerned among the 20 And Joseph's Master Youths, a young Man void of VAtook him, and put him into

derstanding, the Prison, in a place where the healing throngh the Streets in the King's Prisoners were

To And there met him a Woman

with the Attire of an Harlot, and bound : and he was there in lubril of Heart. the Prison.

13 She caught him, and kissed 21 But the LORD was him, and with an impudent Faco said

unto him, with Jofeph, and thewed

17 1 have perfumed my Bed, let him Mercy, and gave him us folace ourfelves with Loves. Favour in the Sight of the

19 For the Good-man is not ar

home, he is gone a long Joumey. Keeper of the Prison.

21 With her much fair Speech the 22 And the Keeper of the caused him to yield, with the state Prison committed to Joseph's TERING of her Lips the forced him.

22 He goeth after her as an Ox Hand all the Prisoners that to the SLAUGHTER, or as a Fool to were in the Prison ; and the CORRECTION of the STOCKS : whatsoever they did there, Liver as a Bird hafteth to the Snare,

23 Till a Dart ftrike through his he was the Doer of it. and knoweth not that it is for his

23 The Keeper of the Life, Prison looked not to any fore, O YE CHILDREN, and attend

24 Hearken unto me now therething that was under his unto the Words of my Mouth.

Hand,

Hand, because the LORD was 25 Let not thine Heart decline to . with him: and that which he her Ways, go not aftray in her Paths.

26 For The hath cat down many did, the Lord made it to WOUNDED : yea, many trong Men prosper.

have been slain by her.

27 HER House is the way to Hello going down to the CHAMBERS of Death.

Heb. xiii. 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the Bed undefiled; but WHOREMONGERS and ADULTERERS God will JUDGE.

Matth. v. 28 Whosoever looketh on a Woman to Lust after her, hath com mitted ADULTERY with her already in his HEART.

CHA P. XL.

1 The Butler and Baker of Pharaoh in Prison: 4 Joseph hath

Charge of them : 5 He interpreteth their Dreams : 20 They came to pass according to his Interpretation. 23 The Ingratitude of the Butler,

Ver, 1

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ND it came to pass after these Things, that the

Butler of the King of Egypt, and his Baker had offended their Lord the King of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth 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, 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 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.

7 And he asked Pharaoh's Officers that were with him in the Ward of his Lord's House, saying, Wherefore look ye so fadly To-day?

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a Dream, and there is no Interpeter of it. And Joseph said unta them, Do not Interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

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9 And the chief Butler told his Dream to Joseph, and said unto him, In my Dream, behold, a Vine was before me.

10 And in the Vine were three Branches : and it was as though it budded, and her Blofsoms 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, and I gave the Cup into Pharaoh's Hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the Interpretation of it: The three Branches are three Days.

13 Yet within three Days shall Pharaoh lift up thine Head, and restore thee unto thy Place : and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's Cup into his Hand, after the former manner when thou wast his Butler.

14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew Kindness, 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 that they should put me into the Dungeon.

16 When the chief Baker saw that the Interpretation was good ; he said unto Joseph, I also was in my Dream, and behold, I had three white Baskets on my Head.

17. And in the uppermoft Basket there was of all manner of Bake-meats for Pharaoh ; and the Birds did eat them out of the Basket upon my Head.

18 And Jofeph answered and said, This is the Interpretation thereofThe 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.

20 And it came to pass the third Day, which was Pharaoh's Birth-day, that he made a Feast unto all his Servants : and he lifted up the Head of the chief Butler, and of the Baker among his Servants.

21 And he restored the chief Butler to his Butlership; and he gave the Cup into Pharaoh's Hand :

22 But he hanged the chief Baker : as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief Butler remember Joseph, but for

gat him.

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CH A P. XLI.

Pharaoh's two Dreams : 9 Joseph interpreteth them : 33 He giveth Pharaoh Counsel. 38 Joseph is advanced : 50 He begetteth Manasseh and Ephraim. 54 The Famine beginneth,

Ver. '

ND it came to pass at the End of two full Years,

that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he stood by the River.

2 And behold, there came up out of the River, seven well-favoured Kine, and fat-fleshed ; and they fed in the Meadow.

3. And behold, seven other came up after them out of the River, ill-favoured, and lean-fleshed ; and stood by the other Kine, upon the Brink of the River.

4. And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed 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 Stalk, rank and good.

6 And behold, seven thin Ears and blasted with the Eastwind springing 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 was troubled ; and he sent and called for all the Magicians of Egypt, and all the Wise-men thereof : and Pharaoh told them his Dream ; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9 Then spake the chief Butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my Faults this Day.

10 Pharaoh was wroth 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: 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 Man 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 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 unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a Dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canit understand a Dream to interpret it.

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 well-favoured ; and they fed in a Meadow.

19 And behold, seven other Kine came up after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the Land of Egypt.

20 And the lean and ill-favoured Kine did eat up the first seven fat Kine.

21 And when they had 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.

22 And I saw in my Dream, and behold, seven Ears came up in one Stalk, full and good.

23 And behold, seven Ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the Eaft-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 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The Dream of Pharaoh is one : God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

25 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-favoured Kine that came up after them, are seven Years, and the seven empty Ears blafted with the East-wind, shall be seven Years of Famine.

28 This is the Thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh : What God is about to do, he theweth unto Pharaoh.

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29 Behold,

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