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13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it ^as: 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 fay of thee, that thou canst understand a Dream to interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in Die: God sliall 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 j and they fed in a Meadow.

19 And behold, seven other Kine came up after them, poor, and very ill-savoured, 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.

2z 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 East-wind, sprung up after them.

24 And the thin Ears devoured the seven good Ears: and I told this unto the Magicians j 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.

26 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 blasted with the East-wind, sliall be seven Years of Famine.

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

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29 Behold, there come seven Years of great Plenty,throughout all the Land of Egypt.

30 And there shall arise after them seven Years of Famine, and all the Plenty shall be forgotten in the Land of Egypt: 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.

3» And for that the Dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the Thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

3 3 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a Man discreet and wise, and set him over the Land of Egypt.

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 seven plenteous Years.

3 5 And let them gather all the Food of those good Years that come, and lay up Corn under the Hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep Food in the Cities.

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 Servants.

3 8 And Pharaoh said unto his Servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a Man in whom the Spirit of God is?

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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 him Ruler over all the Land of Egypt.

4+ And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no Man lift up his Hand or Foot in all the Land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's Name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to Wife Asenath the Daughter of Poti-pherah Priest of On: and Joseph went out over all the Land of Egypt.

46 And Joseph was thirty Years old when he stood before Pharaoh King of Egypt: And Joseph went out from the Presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the Land of Egypt.

47 And in the seven plenteous Years the Earth brought forth by Handfuls.

48 And he gathered up all the Food of the seven Years, which were in the Land of Egypt, and laid up the Food in the Cities: the Food of the Field which was round about every City, hid he up in the fame.

49 And Joseph gathered Corn as the Sand of the Sea, very much, until he left numbring: for it was without Number.

50 And unto Joseph were born two Sons, befpre the Years ,of Famine came: which Asenath the Daughter of Potipherah Priest of On bare unto him.

51 And Joseph called the Name of the first-born Mar nafleh: for God, said he, hath made me forget all my Toil, and all my Father's House.

52 And the Name of the second called he Ephraim: for God hath caused me to be fruitful in the Land of my Affliction.

53 And the seven Years of Plenteousness that was in the Land of Egypt were ended.

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 faith to you, +0.

5 6 And the Famine was over all the Face of the Earth: pnd Joseph opened all the Storehouses, and fold unto the Egyptians; and the Famine waxed sore in the Land of Egypt.

57 And all Countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy Corn j because that the Famine was so lore in all Lands.

CHAP. XLII.

I Jacob sendeth bis ten Sons to buy Corn in Egypt: 6 They are imprisoned by "Joseph for Spies: 18 They are set at Liberty, on Condition to bring Benjamin: 21 They have Remorse for Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for a Pledge. 2; They return with Corn and their Money: 29 Their Relation to Jacob. 3 8 Jacob resuscth to send Benjamin.

CHAP. XLIII.

1 Jacob is hardly persuuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Joseph entertaineth his Brethren: 31 He maketh them a Feajl.

Ver. 1 A ND the Famine was sore in the Land.

J\ 2 And it came to pass when they had eaten up the Corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their Father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little Food.

3 Judah spake unto him, saying, The Man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye (hall not see my Face, except your Brother be with you.

4 If thou wilt send our Brother with us, we will go down and buy thee Food.

5 But if thou wilt not fend him, we will not go down: for the Man said unto us, Ye (hall not fee my Face, except your Brother be with you.

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the Man whether ye had yet a Brother?

7 And they said, The Man asked us straitly of our State, and of our Kindred, saying, Is your Father yet alive? have ye another Brother? and we told him according to the Tenor of these Words: could we certainly know that he would fay, Bring your Brother down?

8 And Judah said unto Israel his Father, Send the Lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live and vol die, both we, and thou, aud also our little ones.

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9 I will be Surety for him; of my Hands 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 lingred, surely now we had returned this second Time.

11 And their Father Israel laid unto them, Is it must be so now, do this; take of the best Fruits of the Land in your Vessels, and carry down the Man a Present, a little Balm, a little Honey, Spices, and Myrrhe, Nuts, and Almonds.

12 And take double Money in your Hand: and the Money that was brought again in the Mouth of your Sacks, carry it again in your Hands j peradventure it was an Oversight.

13 Take also your Brother, and arise, go again unto the Man.

14 And God Almighty give you Mercy before the Man, that he may send away your other Brother, and Benjamin: if I be bereaved of my Children, I am bereaved.

15 And the Men took that Present, and they took double Money in their Hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the Ruler of his House, Bring these Men home, and flay, and make ready: for these Men shall dine with me at Noon.

17 And the Man did as Joseph bade: and the Man brought the Men into Joseph's House.

18 And the Men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's House, and they said, Because of the Money that was returned in our Sacks at the first Time, are we brought in; that he may seek Occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for Bond-men, and our Asses.

19 And they came near to the Steward of Joseph's House, and they communed 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 the Sack, our Money in full Weight: and we have brought it again in our Hand.

22 And other Money have We brought down in our. Hands to buy Food; we cannot tell who put our Money in our Sacks. '•'' '*3 And

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