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ver. 25.

2 San. 8. 18 & 20. 26.


x ver. 47

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ver. 45

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Joseph interpreteth Pharaoh's drcams. GENESIS.

Tlue famine beginneth. clishers t years; and the seven good ears are seven || Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to years: the dream is one.

wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah 27 And the seven thin and ill favoured || priest of On. And Joseph went out! Which in kine that came up after them are seven over all the land of Egypt.

years; and the seven empty ears blasted 46 | And Joseph was thirty years old retealers ! 2 Kingo & with the east wind shall be seven years when he stood before Pharaoh king of the mani, of famine.

Egypt. And Joseph went out from the are revealed. 28 "This is the thing which I have presence of Pharaoh, and went through- Or, prince spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about out all the land of Egypt. to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

47 And in the seven plenteous years cir

. 1715. 29 Behold, there come seven years of the earth brought forth by handfuls. great plenty throughout all the land of 48 And he gathered up all the food of 19.6, 8. Egypt:

the seven years, which were in the land of 30 And there shall 'arise after them Egypt, and laid up the food the cities: seven years of famine; and all the plenty the food of the field, which was round

shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; about every city, laid he up in the same, 2 ch.47.13. and the famine ? shall consume the land; 49 And Joseph gathered corn Pas the fich, 22.17

31 And the plenty shall not be known sand of the sea, very much, until he left Sam. 13.5 in the land by reason of that famine fol- numbering; for it was without number. lowing; for it shall be very tgrievous. 50 1° And unto Joseph were born two I ch. 26. za

32 And for that the dream was dou- sons before the years of famine came,

bled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pheSumb the thing is | established by God, and rah || priest of On bare unto him.

1 Or, print, God will shortly bring it to pass.

51 And Joseph called the name of the 2 Sam. 6. 18. 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look firstborn || Manasseh: For God, said he, . That is, out a man discreet and wise, and set him hath made me forget all my toil, and all forgetting. over the land of Egypt.

my father's house. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him 52 And the name of the second called cir. 1711.

appoint || officers over the land, and take he || Ephraim: For God hath caused me ! That is. b. Prov. 6. 6, up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. Tch. 49. *. the seven plenteous years.

53 f And the seven years of plenteous35 And let them gather all the food ofness, that was in the land of Egypt, were those good years that come, and lay up ended. corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let 54 And the seven years of dearth began Acts 7.11. them keep food in the cities.

to come, according as Joseph had said: e ver. 30.
36 And that food shall be for store to and the dearth was in all lands; but in
the land against the seven years of famine, all the land of Egypt there was bread.
which shall be in the land of Egypt; that 55 And when all the land of Egypt was
the land + 'perish not through the famine. famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the E-
Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants gyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith
38 1 And Pharaoh said unto his serv-

to you, do. ants, Can we find such a one as this is, 56 And the famine was over all the face Numb. 27. a man 'in whom the Spirit of God is? of the earth: And Joseph opened + all the there is also

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, For- storehouses, and "sold unto the Egypt- u ch. 42. 6. & 5.11, 13. asmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, ians; and the famine waxed sore in the

there isnone so discreet and wise as thou art: land of Egypt.

40 5 Thou shalt be over my house, and 57 * And all countries came into Egypt 28. 3. Acto 7. according unto thy word shall all my peo- to Joseph for to buy corn; because that + Heb. be ple t be ruled: only in the throne will I the famine was so sore in all lands. pimed, or, be greater than thou.

CHAP. XLII. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, 1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in h Dan. 6. 3. I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. Egypt. 6 They are imprisoned by Joseph

42 And Pharaoh'took off his ring from for spies. 18 They are set at liberty, on conhis hand, and put it upon Joseph's


dition to bring Benjamin. 21 They have and arrayed him in vestures of || fine linen,

remorse for Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for

a pledge. 25 They return with corn, and Or, silk. land put a gold chain about his neck; their money. 29 Their relation to Jacob.

43 And he made him to ride in the second 36 Jacob refuseth to send Benjamin. m Esth. 6. chariot which he had; "and they cried be- TOW when Jacob saw that there was

corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his either. ch. him rulers over all the land of Egypt. sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am 2 And he said, Behold, Ì have heard

Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift that there is corn in Egypt: get you Aci 26. up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. down thither, and buy for us from thence; C.B. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name that we may blive, and not die.

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50, 51.

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44. Rom. 12.

ca. 37.5

Scech. 43. 21.

+ Heb. went forth.

Joseph imprisoneth his brethren.


Their relation to Jacob. 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went | not hear; "therefore is this distress down to buy corn in Egypt.

upon us. 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Ja

22 And Reuben answered them, say- n Prov. 21. cobsent not with his brethren; for he said, ing, °Spake I not unto you, saying, Do 3. Matt. 7. CVET. JE 'Lest peradventure mischief befall him. not sin against the child; and ye would och. 37. 21.

5 And the sons of Israel came to buy not hear? therefore, behold, also his

corn among those that came: for the fa- blood is Prequired. & deg; il mine was in the land of Canaan.

23 And they knew not that Joseph un- 32. 2 Chron. 6 1 And Joseph was the governor derstood them; for the spake unto them 12. Luke 19: 104 over the land, and he it was that sold to by an interpreter.

all the people of the land: and Joseph's 24 And he turned himself about from interpreter s: brethren came, and 'bowed down them- them, and wept; and returned to them them.

selves before him with their faces to the again, and communed with them, and

took from them Simeon, and bound him
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and before their eyes.

he knew them, but made himself strange 25 | Then Joseph commanded to fill Plea, hard unto them, and spake froughly unto their sacks with corn, and to restore

them; and he said unto them, Whence every man's money into his sack, and to
come ye? And they said, From the land give them provision for the way: and
of Canaan to buy food,

thus did he unto them.

Matt. 5. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but 26 And they laded their asses with the 17, 20, 21. they knew not him.

corn, and departed thence.
9 And Joseph Sremembered the dreams 27 And as 'one of them opened his
which he dreamed of them, and said unto sack to give his ass provender in the inn,
them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness he espied his money; for, behold, it was
of the land ye are come.

in his sack's mouth,
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my 28 And he said unto his brethren, My
lord, but to buy food are thy servants come money is restored; and, lo, it is even in

ii We are all one man's sons; we are my sack: and their heart + failed them,
true men, thy servants are no spies. and they were afraid, saying one to an-

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but other, What is this that God hath done
to see the nakedness of the land ye are unto us?

29 | And they came unto Jacob their
13 And they said, Thy servants are father unto the land of Canaan, and told
twelve brethren, the sons of one man in him all that befell unto them; saying,
the land of Canaan; and, behold, the 30 The man, who is the lord of the

youngest is this day with our father, and land, spake froughly to us, and took us hrh37. 34 one his not.

for spies of the country.,
14 And Joseph said unto them, That 31 And we said unto him, We are true
is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are men; we are no spies:

32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our
15 Hereby ye shall be proved : ' By father; one is not, and the youngest is this
the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth day with our father in the land of Canaan.
hence, except your youngest brother 33 And the man, the lord of the country,
come hither.
said unto us, 'Hereby shall I know that ever

. 15, 19, 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch ye are true men; leave one of your breyour brother, and ye shall be +kept in thren here with me, and take food for the prison, that your words may be proved, famine of your housholds, and be gone: whether there be any truth in you: or else 34 And bring your youngest brother by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. unto me: then shall I know that ye are

17 And he + put them all together into no spies, but that ye are true men: so will ward three days.

I deliver you your brother, and ye shall
18 And Joseph said unto them the third "traffick in the land.
La se day, This do, and live; " for I fear God: 35 ? And it came to pass as they emp-

19 If ye be true men, let one of your tied their sacks, that, behold,
brethren be bound in the house of your man’s bundle of money was in his sack :
prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine and when both they and their father saw
of your houses:

the bundles of money, they were afraid. I.3 ch 。

20 But 'bring your youngest brother 36 And Jacob their father said unto 登54分

unto me; so shall your words be verified, them, Me have ye 'bereaved of my child- y ch. 43. 12. and ye shall not die. And they did so. ren: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not,

21 1 And they said one to another, and ye will take Benjamin away: all Hebu We are verily guilty concerning our these things are against me.

brother, in that we saw the anguish of his 37 And Reuben spake unto his father,
soul, when he besought us, and we would saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him

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Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. GENESIS.

Joseph entertaineth his bre not to thee: deliver him into my hand,

15 | And the men took that present, ch and I will bring him to thee again.

and they took double money in their hand, 38 And he said, My son shall not go and Benjamin; and rose up, and went ht: 13& down with you; for his brother is dead, down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

and he is left alone: "if mischief befall 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin
him by the way in the which ye go, then with them, he said to the bruler of his hot

ye bbring down my gray hairs with house, Bring these men home, and + slay, #.. sorrow to the grave.

and make ready; for these men'shali 1.11 CHAP. XLIII.

t dine with me at noon. 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin.

17 And the man did as Joseph bade; 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31 He and the man brought the men into Jomaketh'them a feast.

seph's house.
ND the famine was a sore in the land.

18 And the men were afraid, because
2 And it came to pass, when they they were brought into Joseph's house;
had eaten up the corn which they had and they said, Because of the money that
brought out of Egypt, their father said was returned in our sacks at the first time
unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. are we brought in; that he may + seek le

3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, occasion against us, and fall upon us, and * Hch, pro- The man tuid solemnly protest unto us, take us for bondmen, and our asses. saying, Ye shall not see my face, except

19 1 And they came near to the steward b ch.42.20. your brother be with you.

of Joseph's house, and they communed 4 If thou wilt send our brother with with him at the door of the house, us, we will go down and buy thee food : 20 And said, O sir, if we came indeed ich.

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we down at the first time to buy food : will not go down: for the man said unto 21 "And it came to pass,

when we us, Ye shall not see my face, except your came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, Ķck. brother be with you.

and, behold, every man's money was in 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye the mouth of his sack, our money in full so ill with me, as to tell the man whether weight: and we have brought it again in ye had yet a brother?

our hand. 7 And they said, The man tasked us 22 And other money have we brought straitly of our state, and of our kindred, down in our hands to buy food: we cansaying, Is your father yet alive? have ye not tell who put our money in our sacks. another brother? and we told him ac- 23 And he said, Peace be to


fear cording to the tenor of these words: not: your God, and the God of your fat could we certainly know that he would ther, hath given you treasure in your sacks: say, Bring your brother down?

†I had your money. And he brought u. 8 And Judah said unto Israel his fa- Simeon out unto them. ther, Send the lad with me, and we will 24 And the man brought the men into arise and go; that we may live, and not Joseph's house, and 'gave them water, die, both we, and thou, and also our and they washed their feet; and he gave little ones.

their asses provender. 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand 25 And they made ready the present ceh. 44. 32. shalt thou require him: "if I bring him against Joseph came at noon: for they

not unto thee, and set him before thee, heard that they should eat bread there. then let me bear the blame for ever: 26 | And when Joseph came home,

10 For except we had lingered, surely they brought him the present which was Or, twice now we had returned ||this second time. in their hand into the house, and "bow- mch.

11 And their father Israel said unto ed themselves to him to the earth. them, If it must be so now, do this; take of 27 And he asked them of their t wel. 15.3

the best fruits in the land in your vessels, fare, and said, † Is your father well, the fuel 4 ch. 32. 30: and carry down the man a present, a old man "of whom ye spake? Is he yet to you ech. 37.25. little balm, and a little honey, spices, alive? and myrrh, nuts, and almonds :

28 And they answered, Thy servant 13. 12 And take double money in your our father is in good health, he is yet Sch. 12. 25, hand; and the money "that was brought alive. And they bowed down their och.

again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it heads, and made obeisance.
again in your hand; peradventure it was 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw
an oversight:

his brother Benjamin, Phis mother's son, pch.
13 Take also your brother, and arise, and said, Is this your younger brother,
go again unto the man:

"of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, 14 And God Almighty give you mercy God be gracious unto thee, my son. & Esth.4.16.

before the man, that he may send away 50 And Joseph made haste; for or, and I your other brother, and Benjamin. 5|| If I | ' his bowels did yern upon his brother: K be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. | and he sought where to weep; and he

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to me.

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Philem. 18, 19.

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1. 11.


1 Or, make trial. ver. 5


BR. 1.6.
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your father.

+ Heb, him Staseret


Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. CHAP. XLIV.

Judal's humble supplication. entered into his chamber, and wept there. eldest, and left at the youngest : and the

31 And he washed his face, and went cup was found in Benjamin's sack. sd.4 out, and refrained himself, and said, Set 13 Then they "rent their clothes, and 37. 29, on bread.

laded every man his ass, and returned to 46. .Sam. 32 And they set on for him by him the city. self, and for them by themselves, and 14 ( And Judah and his brethren came for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: by themselves: because the Egyptians and they fell before him on the ground. dcb. 37. a.

might not eat bread with the Hebrews; 15 And Joseph said unto them, What
* for that is an abomination unto the E- deed is this that ye have done? wot ye

not that such a man as I can certainly
33 And they sat before him, the first- || divine ?
born according to his birthright, and the 16 And Judah said, What shall we say
youngest according to his youth: and the unto my lord? what shall we speak? or
men marvelled one at another.

how shall we clear ourselves ? God hath
34 And he took and sent messes unto found out the iniquity of thy servants: be-

them from before him: but Benjamin's hold, we are my lord's servants, both we, ever. g. 52 522 mess was "five times so much as any of and he also with whom the cup is found. Saat large their's.

And they drank, and † were 17 And he said, 'God forbid that I f Prov. 17. merry with him.

should do so: but the man in whose hand


is found, he shall be my servant;
1 Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 14 Ju- and as for you, get you up in peace unto

dah's humble supplication to Joseph. A B he commanded the steward of

18 ( Then Judah came near unto him, his house, saying, Fill the men's and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, Í sacks with food, as much as they can pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, carry, and put every man's money in his and 5 let not thine anger burn against thy het hand sack's mouth.

servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. - 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his Have ye a father, or a brother ? corn money. And he did according to 20 And we said unto my lord, We the word that Joseph had spoken. have a father, an old man, and "a child h ch.37-3.

3 As soon as the morning was light, the of his old age, a little one; and his bromen were sent away, they and their asses. ther is dead, and he alone is left of his

4 And when they were gone out of the mother, and his father loveth him. city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, his steward, Up, follow after the men; Bring him down unto me, that I may set icb. 42. 15, and when thou dost overtake them, say mine eyes upon him. unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad evil for good?

cannot leave his father: for if he should 5 Is not this it in which my lord drink- leave his father, his father would die. 10, maketh eth, and whereby indeed he || divineth ? 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, ye have done evil in so doing.

"Except your youngest brother come down k ch. 43. 3, 5. 6 And he overtook them, and he with you, ye shall see my face no more. spake unto them these same words. 24 And it came to pass when we came

7. And they said unto him, Wherefore up unto thy servant my father, we told saith my lord these words ? God forbid him the words of my lord. that thy servants should do according to 25 And our father said, Go again, and 1 ch. 43. 2. this thing:

buy us a little food. **

8 Behold, * the money, which we foond 26 And we said, We cannot go down: in our sacks' mouths, we brought again if our youngest brother be with us, then unto thee out of the land of Canaan: will we go down : for we may not see how then should we steal out of thy the man's face, except our youngest brolord's house silver or gold?

ther be with us. 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it 27 And thy servant my father said unBc. 31. 32 be found, "both let him die, and we also to us, Ye know that "my wife bare me m ch. 96. 19.

will be my lord's bondmen.

10 And he said, Now also let it be ac- 28 And the one went out from me, cording unto your words : he with whom and I said, " Surely he is torn in pieces ; n ch. 37. 33. it is found shall be my servant; and ye and I saw him not since: shall be blameless.

29 And if yeo take this also from me, and ch.42. 36, 11 Then they speedily took down every mischief befall him, ye shall bring down man his sack to the ground, and opened my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. every man his sack.

30 Now therefore when I come to thy 12 And he searched, and began at the servant my father, and the lad be not with

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He sendeth for his us; seeing that Phis life is bound up in children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, c the lad's life;

and all that thou hast : 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth 11 And there will I nourish thee; for that the lad is not with us, that he will die: yet there are five years of famine ; lest and thy servants shall bring down the thou, and thy houshold, and all that thou gray hairs of thy servant our father with hast, come to poverty. sorrow to the grave.

12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the 32 For thy servant became surety for eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is 4 ch. 43. 9. the lad unto my father, saying, "If I bring my mouth that speaketh unto you. him not unto thee, then I shall bear the

13 And ye shall tell my father of al} blame to my father for ever.

my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have 53 Now therefore, I pray thee, 'let thy seen; and ye shalí haste and bring down h servant abide instead of the lad a bond my father hither. man to my lord; and let the lad go up 14 9 And he fell upon his brother Ben

jamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin 134 For how shall I go up to my father, wept upon his neck. and the lad be not with me? lest perad- 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren,

venture I see the evil that shall f come and wept upon them: and after that his Ps. 116.3.& on my father.

brethren talked with him. CHAP. XLV.

16 | And the fame thereof was heard 1 Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren. thren are come: and it + pleased Pha

in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's bre5 He comfortelh them in God's providence. 9 He sendeth for his father. 16 Pharaoh raoh well, and his servants. confirmeth it. 21 Joseph furnisheth them 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 37 for their journey, and exhorteth them to con- Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade cord. 25 Jacob is revived with the news.

your beasts, and go, get you unto the land THE VHEN Joseph could not refrain him- of Canaan;

self before all them that stood by 18 And take your father and your him; and he cried, Cause every man to housholds, and come unto me: and I will go out from me. And there stood no give you the good of the land of Egypt, man with him, while Joseph made him- and ye shall eat 'the fat of the land. self known unto his brethren.

19 Now thou art commanded, this do 12, 2 And he wept aloud: and the E-ye; take you wagons out of the land of gyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. Egypt for your little ones, and for your

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, wives, and bring your father, and come. * I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? 20 Also fregard not your stuff; for the ! And his brethren could not answer him; good of all the land of Egypt is your's. for they were || troubled at his presence. 21 9 And the children of Israel did so:

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and Joseph gave them wagons, according Matt, 14:26. Come near to me, I pray you. And they to the + commandment of Pharaoh, and

came near. And he said, I am Joseph gave them provision for the way. b ch. 37. 28. your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 22 To all of them he gave each man

5 Now therefore be not grieved, t nor changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he Heb. nei- angry with yourselves, that ye sold me

gave three hundred pieces of silver, and ther let there hither: 4 for God did send me before

you *five changes of raiment. to preserve life.

23 And to his father he sent after this 6 For these two years hath the famine manner; ten asses fladen with the good Ps. 103.16, been in the land: and yet there are five things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden

years, in the which there shall neither be with corn and bread and meat for his fa10,!!. Acts earing nor harvest.

ther by the way. 7 Ånd God sent me before you f to pre- 24 So he sent his brethren away, and serve you a posterity in the earth, and to they departed: and he said unto them, save your lives by a great deliverance. See that ye fall not out by the way:

8 So now it was not you that sent me 25 ( And they went up out of Egypt,

hither, but God: and he hath made me and came into the land of Canaan unto . ch. 41:43. a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his Jacob their father, Jou 29. 16. house, and a ruler throughout all the land 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet of Egypt.

alive, and he is governor over all the land 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and of Egypt. ?And + Jacob's heart-fainted, say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, for he believed them not. God hath made me lord of all Egypt: 27 And they told him all the words of come down unto me, tarry not:

Joseph, which he had said unto them: 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of and when he saw the wagons which Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, Joseph had sent to carry him, the thou, and thy children, and thy children's spirit of Jacob their father revived :

+ Heb. Face forth his coice in veeping. Numb. 14. 1. a Acts 7. 13.


1 Or, terrified. Job 4. 5 & 23. 13.

6. 30.

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be anger in your eyes.

1706. Ich. 50. 20.


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2 Sam. 16.

4. 2.

Heb. to put for you a ronnant.


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