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Joseph interprets the dreams : GENESIS.

He counsels Pharaoh. 12 And there was there with us a young| 31 And the plenty shall not be known in man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the land by reason of that famine following: the guard ; and we told him, and he inter- for it shall be very grievous. preted to us our dreams; to each man ac- 32 And for that the dream was doubled cording to his dream he did interpret. unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing

13 And it came to pass, as he interpret- is established by God, and God will shortly ed to us, so it was : me he restored unto bring it to pass. mine office, and him he hanged.

133 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a 14 1 Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo- man discreet and wise, and set him over the seph, and they brought him hastily out of land of Egypt. the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him apchanged his raiment, and came in unto point officers over the land, and take up the Pharaoh.

fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I plenteous years. have dreamed a dream, and there is none 35 And let them gather all the food of that can interpret it: and I have heard say those good years that come, and lay up corn of thee, that thou canst understand a dream under the hand of Pharaoh; and let them to interpret it.

keep food in the cities. 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, say- 36 And that food shall be for store to the ing, It is not in me: God shall give Pha- land against the seven years of famine, raoh an answer of peace.

which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In land perish not through the famine. my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank 37 And the thing was good in the eyes of of the river:

Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. 18 And behold, there came up out of the 38 1 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, river seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favour-Can we find such a one as this is, a man in ed; and they fed in a meadow :

whom the spirit of God is? 19 And behold, seven other kine came 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forup after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, asmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all there is none so discreet and wise as thou the land of Egypt for badness :

art; 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kinel 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and did eat up the first seven fat kine:

according unto thy word shall all my peo21 And when they had eaten them up, ple be ruled : only in the throne will l be it could not be known that they had eaten greater than thou. them; but they were still ill-favoured, as at 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, the beginning. So I awoke.

I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 22. And I saw in my dream, and behold, 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from seven ears came up in one stalk, full and his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, good :

and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, 23 And behold, seven ears, withered, and put a gold chain about his neck; thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprang 43 And he made him to ride in the seup after them:

cond chariot which he had : and they cried 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven before him, Bow the knee: and he made good ears : and I told this unto the magi- him ruler over all the land of Egypt. cians; but there was none that could declare 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am it unto me.

Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man 25 1 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, lift up his hand or foot in all the land of The dream of Pharaoh is one : God hath Egypt. shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name

26 The seven good kine are seven Zaphnath-paaneah : and he gave him to years; and the seven good ears are seven wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah years: the dream is one.

priest of On: and Joseph went out over all 27 And the seven thin and ill-favoured the land of Egypt. kine that came up after them are seven 46 1 And Joseph was thirty years old years: and the seven empty ears blasted when he stood before Pharaoh king of with the east wind shall be seven years of Egypt: and Joseph went out from the famine.

presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout 28 This is the thing which I have spoken all the land of Egypt. unto Pharaoh : What God is about to do 47 And in the seven plenteous years the he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

learth brought forth by handfuls. 29 Behold, there come seven years of great 48 And he gathered up all the food of plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: the seven years which were in the land of

30 And there shall arise after them seven Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities : years of famine; and all the plenty shall the food of the field which was round about be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the every city, laid he up in the same. famine shall consume the land :

49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand

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CHAP. XLII.

his brethren. of the sea, very much, until he left num-/ 11 We are all one man's sons; we are bering; for it was without number. true men; thy servants are no spies.

50 And unto Joseph were born two 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to sons before the years of famine came: which see the nakedness of the land ye are come. Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest 13 And they said, Thy servants are of On bare unto him.

twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the 51 And Joseph called the name of the land of Canaan: and behold, the youngest first-born Manasseh ; For God, said he, hath is this day with our father, and one is not. made me forget all my toil, and all my fa-) 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is ther's house.

Jit that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are 52 And the name of the second called spies: he Ephraim: for God hath caused me to be 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the fruitful in the land of my affliction. life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence,

53 (And the seven years of plenteousness except your youngest brother come hither. that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch

54 And the seven years of dearth began your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, to come, according as Joseph had said : that your words may be proved, whether and the dearth was in all lands; but in all there be any truth in you: or else by the life the land of Egypt there was bread.

of Pharaoh surely ve are spies. 55 And when all the land of Egypt was 17 And he put them all together into ward famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for three days. bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the 18 And Joseph said unto them the third Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith day, This do, and live; for I fear God: to you, do.

| 19 If ye be true men, let one of your bre56 And the famine was over all the face thren be bound in the house of your prison: of the earth: and Joseph opened all the go ye, carry corn for the famine of your store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; houses : and the famine waxed sore in the land of 20 But bring your youngest brother unto Egypt.

me; so shall your words be verified, and ye 57 And all countries came into Egypt to shall not die. And they did so. Joseph for to buy corn; because that the 21 | And they said one to another, We famine was so sore in all lands.

are verily guilty concerning our brother, in CHAP. XLII.

that we saw the anguish of his soul, when NOW when Jacob saw that there was he besought us, and we would not hear; I corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his therefore is this distress come upon us. sons, Why do ye look one upon another ?! 22 And Reuben answered them, saying,

2 And he said, Behold I have heard that Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin there is corn in Egypt: get you down against the child; and ye would not hear? thither, and buy for us from thence; that therefore behold also his blood is required. we may live, and not die.

| 23 And they knew not that Joseph un3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down derstood them ; for he spake unto them by to buy corn in Egypt.

an interpreter. 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob 24 And he turned himself about from sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest them, and wept; and returned to them again, peradrenture mischief befall him.

and communed with them, and took from 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy them Simeon, and bound him before their corn among those that came: for the famine eyes. was in the land of Canaan.

| 25 | Then Joseph commanded to fill their 6 ? And Joseph was the governor over sacks with corn, and to restore every man's the land, and he it was that sold to all the money into his sack, and to give them propeople of the land : and Joseph's brethren vision for the way: and thus did he unto came, and bowed down themselves before them. him with their faces to the earth.

26 And they laded their asses with the 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he corn, and departed thence. knew them, but made himself strange unto 27 And as one of them opened his sack them, and spake roughly unto thein; and to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied he said unto them, Whence come ye? And his money: for behold, it was in his sack's they said, From the land of Canaan to buy mouth. food.

| 28 And he said unto his brethren, My 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but money is restored; and lo, it is even in my they knew not him.

sack: and their heart failed them, and they 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams were afraid, saying one to another, What is which he dreamed of them, and said unto this that God hath done unto us? them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness 29 | And they came unto Jacob their faof the land ye are come.

ther unto the land of Canaan, and told him 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, all that befell unto them, saying, but to buy food are thy servants come. 1 30 The man who is the lord of the land

Jacob refuses to send Benjamin. GENESIS. Jacob lets Benjamin ġo. spake roughly to us, and took us for spies shalt thou require him: if I bring him not of the country.

unto thee, and set him before thee, then let 31 And we said unto him, We are true me bear the blame for ever. men; we are no spies :

10 For except we had lingered, surely 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our now we had returned this second time. father : one is not, and the youngest is this 11 And their father Israel said unto them, day with our father in the land of Canaan. If it must be so now, do this; take of the

33 And the man, the lord of the country, best fruits in the land in your vessels, and said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye carry down the man a present, a little balm, are true men : leave one of your brethren and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, here with me, and take food for the famine and almonds : of your households, and be gone:

12 And take double money in your hand; 34 And bring your youngest brother unto and the money that was brought again in me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in but that ye are true men: so will I deliver your hand; peradventure it was an overyou your brother, and ye shall traffic in the sight: .. land.

| 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go 35 (And it came to pass as they emptied again unto the man: their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle 14 And God Almighty give you mercy of money was in his sack; and when both before the man, that he may send away they and their father saw the bundles of mo- your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be ney, they were afraid.

bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, 15 | And the men took that present, and Me have ye bereaved of my children: Jo- they took double money in their hand, and seph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to take Benjamin aray: all these things are Egypt, and stood before Joseph. against me.

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, them, he said to the ruler of his house, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not Bring these men home, and slay, and make to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will ready: for these men shall dine with me at bring him to thee again.

noon. 38 And he said, My son shall not go down 17 And the man did as Joseph bade: and with you; for his brother is dead, and he is the man brought the men into Joseph's left alone: if mischief befall him by the way house. in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down 18 And the men were afraid, because my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. they were brought into Joseph's house; and CHAP. XLIII.

they said, Because of the money that was AND the famine was sore in the land. returned in our sacks at the first time are

2 And it came to pass, when they we brought in; that he may seek occasion had eaten up the corn which they had against us, and fall upon us, and take us for brought out of Egypt, their father said unto bondmen, and our asses. them, Go again, buy us a little food. | 19 | And they came near to the steward

3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, of Joseph's house, and they communed The man did solemnly protest unto us, say- with him at the door of the house, ing, Ye shall not see my face, except your 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down brother be with you.

at the first time to buy food: 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, 21 And it came to pass, when we came to we will go down and buy thee food : . the inn, that we opened our sacks, and be

5 But if thou wilt not send him we will hold, every man's money was in the mouth not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye of his sack, our money in full weight: and shall not see my face, except your brother we have brought it again in our hand. be with you.

| 22 And other money have we brought 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so down in our hands to buy food: we cannot ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye tell who put our money in our sacks. had yet a brother?

23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear 7 And they said, The man asked us straitly not: your God, and the God of your father, of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is hath given you treasure in your sacks: 1 your father yet alive? have ye another bro- had your money. And he brought Simeon ther ? and we told him according to the out unto them. tenor of these words: Could we certainly 24 And the man brought the men into know that he would say, Bring your brother Joseph's house, and gave them water, and down ?

they washed their feet; and he gave their 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, asses provender. Send the lad with me, and we will arise and 25 And they made ready the present go; that we may live, and not die, both we, against Joseph came at noon: for they heard and thou, and also our little ones.

that they should eat bread there. 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand! 26 And when Joseph came home, they

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Jacob entertains his brethren: CHAP. XLIV. He accuses them of theft. brought him the present which was in their. 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be hand into the house, and bowed themselves found, both let him die, and we also will be to him to the earth.

my lord's bond-men. 27 And he asked them of their welfare, 10 And he said, Now also let it be acand said, Is your father well, the old man of cording unto your words: be with whom it wbom ye spake? is he yet alive?

is found shall be my servant; and ye shall 28 And they answered, Thy servant our be blameless. father is in good health, he is yet alive: and 11 Then they speedily took down every they bowed down their heads, and made man his sack to the ground, and opened obeisance.

every man his sack. 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his 12 And he searched, and began at the brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, eldest, and left at the youngest : and the cup Is this your younger brother, of whom ye was found in Benjamin's sack. spake unto me? And he said, God be gra- 13 Then they rent their clothes, and cious unto thee, my son.

|laded every man his ass, and returned to 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bow-the city. els did yearn upon his brother: and he 14 | And Judah and his brethren came sought schere to weep; and he entered into to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there :) kis chamber, and wept there.

and they fell before him on the ground. 31 And he washed his face, and went out, 15 And Joseph said unto them, What and refrained himself, and said, Set on deed is this that ye have done ? wot ye not bread.

that such a man as I can certainly divine ? 32 And they set on for him by himself, 16 And Judah said, What shall we say and for them by themselves, and for the unto my lord? what shall we speak? or Egyptians which did eat with him, by them- how shall we clear ourselves? God hath selves: because the Egyptians might not found out the iniquity of thy servants: beeat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an hold we are my lord's servants, both we, and abomination unto the Egyptians.

he also with whom the cup is found. 33 And they sat before him, the first-born 17 And he said, God forbid that I should according to his birth-right, and the young-do so : but the man in whose hand the cup est according to his youth: and the men is found, he shall be my servant; and as marvelled one at another.

for you, get you up in peace unto your fa34 And he took and sent messes unto ther. them from before him: but Benjamin's 18 4 Then Judah came near unto him, mess was five times so much as any of theirs. and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray And they drank, and were merry with him. thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and CHAP. XLIV.

| let not thine anger burn against thy serAND he commanded the steward of his vant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. h house, saying, Fill the men's sacks 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, with food, as much as they can carry, and Have ye a father, or a brother ? put every man's money in his sack's mouth. 20 And we said unto my lord, We have

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the a father, an old man, and a child of his old sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn- age, a little one: and his brother is dead, money: and he did according to the word and he alone is left of his mother, and his that Joseph had spoken.

father loveth him. 3 As soon as the morning was light, the 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, men were sent away, they, and their asses. Bring him down unto me, that I may set

4 And when they were gone out of the mine eyes upon him. city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad his steward, Up, follow after the men; and cannot leave his father : for if he should when thou dost overtake them, say unto leave his father, his father would die. them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants,

Except your youngest brother come down 5 Is not this it in which my lord drink- with you, ye shall see my face no more. eth, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye 24 And it came to pass, when we came have done evil in so doing.

up unto thy servant my father, we told him 6 ? And he overtook them, and he spake the words of my lord. unto them these same words.

| 25 And our father said, Go again, and 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore buy us a little food. saith my lord these words? God forbid that 26 And we said, We cannot go down : if thy servants should do according to this our youngest brother be with us, then will thing:

we go down; for we may not see the man's 8 Behold the money which we found in face, except our youngest brother be with our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto us. thee out of the land of Canaan: how then 27 And thy servant my father said unto should we steal out of thy lord's house sil- us, Ye know that my wife bare me two ver or gold?

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Joseph makes himself known. GENESIS. Joseph sends for his father.

28 And the one went out from me, and, children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I all that thou hast : saw him not since:

11 And there will 1 nourish thee, (for yet 29 And if ye take this also from me, and there are five years of famine;) lest thou, mischief befall him, ye shall bring down and thy household, and all that thou hast my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave come to poverty.

30 Now therefore when I come to thy 12 And behold, your eyes see, and the servant my father, and the lad be not with eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the mouth that speaketh unto you. lad's life ;)

13 And ye shall tell my father of all my 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and ye shall haste, and bring down my faand thy servants shall bring down the gray ther hither. hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow 14 | And he fell upon his brother Benjato the grave.

min's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept | 32 For thy servant became surety for the upon his neck. lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him! 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame and wept upon them: and after that his to my father for ever.

| brethren talked with him. 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy 16 1 And the fame thereof was heard in servant abide instead of the lad a bondman Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren to my lord; and let the lad go up with his are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and brethren.

his servants. 34 For how shall I go up to my father, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unand the lad be not with me? lest peradven- to thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, ture I see the evil that shall come on my and go, get you into the land of Canaan; father.

| 18 And take your father, and your houseCHAP. XLV.

| holds, and come unto me: and I will give THEN Joseph could not refrain himself you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye

1 before all them that stood by him; shall eat the fat of the land. and he cried, Cause every man to go out 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; from me: and there stood no man with him, take you wagons out of the land of Egypt while Joseph inade himself known unto his for your little ones, and for your wives, and brethren.

bring your father, and come. 2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyp- 20 Also regard not your stuff: for the tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. lgood of all the land of Egypt is yours.

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I 21 1 And the children of Israel did so: am Joseph; doth my father yet live ? And and Joseph gave them wagons, according to his brethren could not answer him; for the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave they were troubled at his presence. them provision for the way.

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, 22 To all of them he gave each man Come near to me, I pray you : and they changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he came near. And he said, I am Joseph gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. changes of raiment.

5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor 23 And to his father he sent after this angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hi-manner; ten asses laden with the good ther : for God did send me before you to things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden preserve life.

with corn and bread and meat for his father 6 For these two years hath the famine by the way. been in the land : and yet there are five 24 So he sent his brethren away, and years, in the which there shall neither be they departed : and he said unto them, See earing nor harvest.

that ye fall not out by the way. 7 And God sent me before you, to pre- 25 [ And they went up out of Egypt, serve you a posterity in the earth, and to and came into the land of Canaan unto Jasave your lives by a great deliverance. cob their father,

8 So now it was not you that sent me 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet Hither, but God : and he hath made me a alive, and he is governor over all the land of father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he and a ruler throughout all the land of believed them not. Egypt.

| 27 And they told him all the words of 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and Joseph, which he had said unto them: and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, when he saw the wagons which Joseph had God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their down unto me, tarry not :

father revived: 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of 28 And Israel said, It is enough: Joseph Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, my son is yet alive: I will go and see him thou, and thy children, and thy children's before I die.

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