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and the Blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had, 1st the House and in the Field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's Hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the Bread which he did eat; and Joseph was a goodly Person, and well-favoured.
7 And it came to pass after these Things, that his Master's Wife cast her Eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he Refused, and said unto his Master's Wife, Behold, my Master wotteth not what is with me in the House, and he hath committed all that he hath to my Hand.
9 There Is no one greater in the House than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but Thee, because thou art his Wife: how then can I Do this Great Wickedness, and Sin against God?
10 f And it came to pass , taltsMi. is I applied mv Heart as she spake to Joseph Day by Day, that he Hearkned 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*
ii And me Caught him by his Garment, saying, Lie with me: and he Left his Garment in her Hand, and Fled, 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 (he called to the Men of her House, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us : he came to lie with me, and I cried with a loud Voice.
15 And it came to pass, When, be heard that J lifted
to seek and to starch out Wisdom, and tbe Reason of Things, and to know the Wickedness of Four, and of Foolishness and Madness:
>< And I find mote bitter than Dearh, the Wo Mam whole Heart it Snakes and Nets, and her H-tndi as Bands: whoso Pleaseth Gon shall Escape f om her, but the Sinnir shal| be Taken by her.
Proi.. j, 10 My Son, if Sinners EnTice rhee, Consent thou not.
P'«f. v. 1 My Son, attend unto my Wisdom, and bow thine Eir to my Understanding.
1 Thar thou mayeft regard Discretion, and that thy Lips may keep Knowledge.
j For the Lips of a Strange WoMan drop as<m Honey-comb, and her Mouth is smoother than Oyl
4 But her End is Sittes as Wormwood, (harp as a two edged Swo:d.
5 Her Feet go down ro Death: her Steps take bold on Hell.
6 Lest thou shouldst ponder the Parh of Liee, her Ways are moveable, that tii u canst not know them.
7 Hear me now therefore. O ye Children, and depart not from the Words of my Mouth.
I Remove thy Wav fax from her, and come not nigh toe Door of her House.
y Left thou give thine Honour unto others, and (by i'cais unto, ths C.uel.
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 according to these Words, saying, The Hebrew Servant which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me.
18 And it came to pass, as I lift up my Voice and cried, that he left his Garment with me, and fled out.
19 And it came to pass, when his Master hpard the Words of his Wife, which she spake unto him, saying, Aster this Manner did thy Servant to me; that his Wrath was kindled.
20 And Joseph's Master took him, and put him into the Prison, in a Place where the King's Prisoners were bound : and he was there in the Prison.
21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him Mercy, and gave him 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 upder his
it And thou Mourn at the last when thy Flesh and thy Bom are
I* And fay, Row have I hated Instruction, and my Heart despised Reproof.
I j And have not obeyed the Voice of my Teachers, nor inclined mine Eat to them that Insructed Me?
18 Let thy Fountain be blesled: and re Joyce in the Wife of thy Youth.
19 Let her be as the loving Hind and pleasant Roe, let her Breasts satisfy thee at all Times, and be thou ravished always with her Love.
20 And why wilt thou, my Son, be raviiht with a Strange Woman, and embrace the Bosom of a Stranger.
II For the Wavs of Man ate before the Eras of the Lord, and he
FONDERETH Alt HIS GOINSS.
22 His own iNiqyniEs Oiall take the Wicked himself, and he shall be holdcn with the Cords of his Sins.
2} He (hall die without Instruction, and in the Greatness of his Folly he Dial I go astray.
/>»«/. vis. , My Son, keep my Words, and lay up my CommandMents with thee.
7 For I discerned among the Youths, a young Man void of Understanding,
8 Passing through the Streets in the Evening:
10 And there met him a Woman with the Attire of an Harlot, and subtil of Heart.
1J She caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent Face said bnto him,
17 1 have perfumed my Bed, let us solace ourselves with Loves.
i» For the Good-man is not at home, he is gone a long Journey.
21 With her much fair Speech she caused him to yield, with the ElafTerins of her Lips Die forced him.
22 He goeth after her as an Ox to the Slaughter, or as a Fooi to the Correction of the Stocks:
2} Till a Dart strike through hit Liver as a Bird hasteth to the Snare, and knoweth not that it is for his Life.
24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O Ve Children, and attend unto the Words of my Mouth.
Hand, because the Lord was *s Let not thine Heart decline to with him: and that which he hei ?$'• *° n°t1?straZi5 h" Pa,hs
.... r , . z« For Die hath cast down many
Old, the LrORD made It to Wounded: yea, many strong Men prosper. have been Slain by her.
17 Hex House is the Way to Hell, going down to the Chambers of Death.
Heb. xiii. 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the Bed nndefiled; but Whoremongers and Adulterers God will Judge.
Maiih.v. it Whosoever looketh on a Woman to Lust after her, hath com> tnitted Adultery with her already in his Heart.
t The Butler and Baler os Pharaoh in Prison: 4 Joseph hath Charge os them: 5 He interpreteth their Dreams .-20 They tame to pass according to his Interpretation. 23 The Ingra-, titude of the Butler.
Ver. i A ND it came to pass after these Things, that the A, 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 sadly To-day?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a Dream, arid there is no Interpeter of it. And Joseph said untq them, Do not Interpretations belppg to God f tell me them, J pray you.
9 And the chief Butler told his Dream to Joseph, and said unto him, In my Dream, behold, a Vine was before me.
i o And in the Vine were three Branches: and it was as though it budded, and her Blossoms (hot forth i 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.
i a 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 daliver 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 wa» 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 uppermost 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 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 (hall 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 j 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 forgat him.
CHAP. CHAP. XLI.
t Pharaoh's two Dreams: 9 Joseph interpfeteth them: 3 3 He giveth Pharaoh Counsel. 3 8 Joseph is advanced: 50 He hegetteth Manajseh and Ephraim. 54 The Famine beginneth.
Ver. 1 A N D it came to pass at the End of two full Years, A that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he stood by the River.
« And behold, there came up out of the River, seven well-favoured Kine, and fat-fleshed j and they fed in the Meadow.
3 And behold, seven other came up after them out of the River, ill-favoured, and lean-fleihed; and stood by the other Kine, upon the Brink of the River.
4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleihed 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 Corh 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 Wife-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* laying, 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.