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* And these are the names of use dukes hold, he was wandering in the field: and tan That came of Esau, according to their fami- wan asked him, saying, What seekest thon? lies, after their places, by their names ; duke 16 And he said, I seck my breibren : tell l'imnah, duke Alvah, duke Jellieth, ine, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke 17 And the man said, They are cieparted Pionn,

bence: for I heard them say,. Let us go to 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mib- Dothan. And Joseph went after his bretdzar,

ren, and found them in Dothan. 43 Duke Magdiel, duke liam. These be 13 11 And when they saw liim afar off, even the dukes of Edom, according to their habi- before he came near unto them, they con tations in the land of their possession: be is spired against him to slay jim. F.sau, the father of the Edomites.

19 And they said one to anaher, Behold CHAP. XXXVII.

this dreamer cometh. A Vodacobedwede in die land wherein his 20 Come now therefore, and let us slav

father was a stranger, in the land of him, and cast him into some pit, and we will Carzan.

say, Some evil beast hath devoured tim; 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Jo- and we shall see what will become of his septs, lieing seventeen vears old, was feeding dreams. the flock with his bretliren; and the ladinas 21 And Reuben heard it, and he deliv. with the sons of Bilbah, and with the sons ered him out of their hands; and said, La of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Josephi us not kill liim. brnuglit unto liis father their evil report. 2 And Reuben said unto them, Sbed no

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his blood, Ini cast bin into this pit that is in children, becanse he wis the son of his old the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him, age : apci he made him a coat of many colours. that he might rid liim out of their lands, tó

* And wlien bis hrelliren saw that their deliver liim to his father again. father loved him more than all his brethren, 23 1 And it came to pass, when Josepła they hated hiin, and could not speak peace was come unto his brelliren, that they strip aby unto him.

ped Joseph out of his coat, his cout of many 5 ! And Joseph dreamed a dream, and colours, that uus on him; he told it his breuiren: and they bated bim 24 And they took liin, and cast himn inte get the more.

a pit: and ibe pit itus ennply, there was no 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray water in it. you, this drogm which I have dreamed: 25 And they sat down to eat bread and

7 For, beiwld, we were binding sheaves they lifted up tbeir eyes and locked, an: in the fieh, and, lo, my sheas arose, and al-behold, a company of Islimaelites came from 80 stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, stood rouird about, arud made obeisance to and halm, and vyrrlı, going to carry it down my shear.

to Egypt. 8 And his brethren said unto him, Shali 26" And Jurah said unto his brethren, tbou indeedreignover us? or shalt thou indeed What profit is it if we slay our brother, and have dominion over us? And they hated him conceal his blocd? yet the more for his dreams and for his words. 27 Conie, and let us sell him to the Ish

9! And he dreamed yet another dream, maelites, and let co our land be upon him; and told it bis brethren, and said, Behold, I for he is our brother, and vur flesh: and his have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, brethren were content. the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars, 23 Then there passed by Midianites, mer. made obeisance to me.

chant-men; and they drew and lifted up 10 And he told it to his father, and to his Joseph out of the pit, and sold Josapia to the brabren; and his father rebuked him, and Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: and ed unto him, What is this dream that thou they brought Joseph into Egypt. hast dreamed? Shall I, and thy mother, and 29 | And Reuben returned unto the pit ; thy brethren, indeed come to bow down our- and, bebolu, Joseph was not in the pit: and selves to thee to the earth?

brent his clothes. 11 And his brethren envied him; but his 30 And he returned unto his brethren, and falser observed the saying.

said, The child is not; and I, whither shall 12 ! And liis brethren went to feed their I go? father's flock in Shechem.

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and kill13 And Israel said unto Joseplı, Do noted a kid of the goets, and dipped the coat in thy brethren feed the rock in 'Shechem the blood : ame, and I will send thee unto them. And 32 And they sent the coat of many colours, be said to bim, Here am I.

and they brought it to their father, and said, 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, This have we found: know now whether it see whether it be well with thy brethren, and be thy son's coat or no. well with the focks: and bring me word 33' And he knew it, and said, It is my son's nga. A. So he sent him out of the vale of coat: an evil beast hath devoured him: JoHebron, and lie came to Shechem. Iseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 16 And a certain man found him, and, be- ! 31 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put

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mckcloth upon his loins, and mourned for bis 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from son many dayit.

the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me 35 And all his souls, and all his daughters, a pledge till thou send it? rose up tu comfort him, but he refused to be 18 And he said, What p.edge sball give comforted : and he said, for I wil go down thee? and she said, Thiy signet, and thy into the grave unto iny son mourning. Thus braceleis, and thy staff that is in tine band: his father wept for bim.

and le gave it her, and came in unto her: 36 And the slidianites sold him into Egypt and she conceived by him. unio Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and 19 And slie arose, and went away, and captain of the guard.

laid by hier vail from lier, and put on the gar CHAP. XXXVIII.

ments of hier widowhood. ANDuit came to pass alolate tipne, teine

20 And Judal sent the kid by the hand of Jucah went down from his brethren, his friend the Adullamite, to receive his and turned in 10 a certain Adullamite, whose pledge from the woman's lund; but lie found bame was Hiralı.

hier not. 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a 21 Then he asked the men or that place, certain Canaanite, whose name wus Soual; saying, Where is the harlot that was openly and he took her, and wen: in unto her. loy the way-side? And they said, There was

3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and nio harlot in this place. he called lis name E.x.

2 And he returned to Judah, and said, ! 4 And she conceived again, and bare a cannot find her; and also the men of ille place son; and slie called his name Onan. said, that there was no harlot in this pluce.

5 And she yet again conceived, and bare 23 And Judalı said, Let berlake it to ber, a son; and called his name Slielalı; and he lesl we be sliamed: belold, I sent this kid, was ai Chezib when she bare him.

and thou hast not found her. 61 And Judalı took a wise for Erliis first- 4 1 And it came to pass, about three born, whose name was Tamar.

months after, that it was told Judai), saying, 7 And Er, Judalı's first-born, was wicked Tamar tiy daughter-in-law hatli plaved the in the sight of the LORD ; and the Luruharlot; and also, bebold, sie is with child by blew hiin,

whoredom. And.Jual said, Bring her sontli, 3 Aud Judalı said unto Onan, Go in unto and let her be burni. thy brother's wife, and marry lier, and raise 25 When she was brought forth, she sent up seed to thy brother.

to lier father-in-law, saying, By the man 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not wliose these are am I with child : and sin be his : and it came to pass, when he went said, Discern, I pray tlace, whose are these, in uuto his brother's wile, that he spilled it on the signet, and bracelets, and staif. the ground, lest that he should give seed to 26 And Judalı ack nowledged them, and his brother.

said, She hath been more righteous than 1; 10 And the thing which he did displeased because that I gave her not to Shelalı my son; the Lond; wherelore lie slew hiin also. and he knew hier again no more.

11 Then said Judah to Tamnar his daughi- 27 [ And it came to pass, in the time of ter-in-la.v, Reinain a widow at thy latlier's her travail, thai, behold, iwins were iu lier house till Slielah my son be grown: (for he womb. said, Lest peradventure lie die also, as liis 8 And it came to pass, when she travail brethren did.). And Tamar went and dwelled, that the ore put out his hand; and the in her father's liouse.

midwife look and bound upon liis haud a 12 I And in process of time, the daugliter scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. of Shuah, Judah's wife, died; and Judah And it came to pass, as lie drew back was comforted, and went up unto his sheep his hand, chat, behold, his brother came out; shearers :o 'Timnatlı, lie and his friend Hirah and she said, How last thou broken forth? the Adullamitc.

this breach be upon thee: therefore his pame 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, was called Pharez. thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnail to 30 And afterward came out lois brollier, sliear bis shecp.

that had the scarlei thread upon his hand: 14 And she put her widow's garments off and his name was called Zarah. from her, and covered her with a vail, and

CHAP. XXXIX. wrapped hersell, and sat in an open place

, AAD. Joseph was bought down; that Shelah was grown, and she was not giv- tain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought hiva en unto him to wife.

of the hands of the Islmaelites, which hod 15 When Judah saw her, he thought her lo brought him down thither. be an harlot; because she had covered her face. 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and be

16 And he turned unto her by the way, was a prosperous man; and he was in the and said, Go lo, I pray thee, let me come in house of his master the Egyptian. unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his 3 And his master saw that the LORD tous daughter-in-law.) And she said, What wilt with him, and that the Lord made all that thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto he did to prosper in his hand. the?

1 And Joseplı found grace in his sight, ana


one served him: and he made him overseer to Josep!i's hand all the prisoners that were Wer bis hvuse, and all t!rol he had he put in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, into his brand

he was the doer of it 5. And it came to pass, from the time thal 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to he hal marle sim overseer in his house, and any thing that was under his hand; because over all that te hall, that the Lord blessed the LORD was with him, and that which lie the Egyptian's luase for Joseph's sake; and did, the LORD made it to prosper. tie blessing of die Lort was upon all that

CHAP. hi.. be haul in the house, and in the field. 6 Au le leti all that he had in Joseph's


that the butler of the king of Egypt and hand; and he knew not ought he had, save his baker had offended their lord the king of tre bread! which he did eat : and Joseph was Egypt. egally person, and well-favoured. 2 And Pharaoh was wroll against two o

19. And it cuine to pass after these things, his officers, against the chief of the butlers, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Jo-jand against the chief of the baker's. ber); and she said, Lie with me.

3 And be put them in ward in the boruse & Bite he refused; and said unto his mas- of the captain of the guard, into the prison, ler's wife, Behold, my master wotleth not the place where Joseplı uus bound. what is with me in the house, and he hath 4' And the captain of the guard clerged coministed all that he hath to my hand: Jozepla with them, and he served them;"9d

9 Tlure is none greater in this house than they continued a season in ward. 1; neither bath he kept back any thing from 5 1 And they dreamed a dream become of me but thee, because thou art his wife: how them, each mai bis dream in one niglit, each then can I do this great wickedness, and sin man according to the interpretation of his against God?

dream, the builer and the baker of the king 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Jo- of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. seph day by day, that he hearkened not unto 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the her, to lie by her, or to he with her. morning, and looked won then, and, be

11 And it came to pass about this time, hold, they were sad. that Joseph went into the house to do his bu. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that guess; and there was none of the men of the were with him

in the ward of his lord's house, buuse there withiin.

saying, Wherefore look ye so sailly 19-jay 12 And she cauglit him by bis garment, 8 And they said unto him, We liave drcainmaying, Lie with me: and he left his garmeni ed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. a her hand, and fled, and got him oui. And Josepb said unto them, Do nol iuterpres

13 And ii came to pass, when she saw that talions belong to God tell me them, I pray ne har lest liis garment in her hand, and was you.

9 And the chief butler told his Jream to 1. That she called unto the men of her Joseph, and said unto liiin, In my dream, house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he belold, a vine ras before me; bath brought in au Hebrew unto us to mock, 10 And in the vine uere iliree branches; m; he came in unito me to lie with me, and and it uus as though it budded, and her Terier with a loud voice:

blossoins shot forth ; and the clusters thereof 1.3 And it came to pass, when he heard that brought forth ripe grapes :

Tifier up my voice and cried, that he lent 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; nis garment with me, and fled, and got him and I took the grapes, and pressed them into

Pharaoh's cup, and I the cup into Pha16 And she laid up his garment by her un- raoh's hand. il siis lord caine hume.

12 And Joseph said unto liim, This is the 17 And she spake unto him according to interpretation of it: The three branches are these words, saving, The Hebrew servant, three days. a licit thou hasi brought unto us, came in 13 Yei within three days slal Pharaoh list ui:lo tpe to mock me:

up thine head, and restore there unto thy ! And it came to pass, as I lifted up my place : and thou shalt deliver Pharaoli's cup nice and cried, that he left his garment with into liis Sand, after the former manner wueu toe, and Aed vut.

thou wast his buller. 19. And it came to pass, when his master 14 But think on me when it shall be well beard the words of nis wife, which she spake with thee, and shew kindness, I pray tee, buto him, saying, Alier this manner did thy unto me; and make mention of me unio Phaservant to me; that liis wrath was kindled.' ranh, and bring me out of this louse :

20 And Joseph's moster look him, and put 15 For indeed I was stolen zway out of the him into the prison, a place where the king's hand of the Hebrews; and here also have I prisoners vere bound, ard lie was there iu done nothing that thiey should put me into de prison.

the dungeon 21 1 But the LORD was with Joseph, and 16 When the chief buker saw that the inthewed him mercy, and gave himn favour interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, the sight of the keeper or the prison. I also uus in my dream, and, behold, I hari 2. And the keeper of the prison comınilled inree white baskets on iny head

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there was and they brought him kastily out of the dunof all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh ; geon: and he shaved himself, and changed his and the birds did eat them out of the baskei raiment, and came in untó Pharaoh. upon my head.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have 18 And Joseph answered and said, Tliis dreamed a dream, and there is none Unu can is the interpretation thereof: The three bas- interpret it; and I have heard say of thre, kets are three days.

that thou canst understand a dreen to inter 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lis pret it. up thy head from off thee, and shall lang 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, thee on a tree; and the birds shall cat thy It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an flesh from off thee.

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peace. 20 I And it came to pass the third day, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my hich was Pharaoli's birth-day, that he made dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the

feast unto all his servants : and he lifled up river: the head of the chief butler and of the chief 18 And, behold, there came up out of the baker among his servants.

river zeven kine, fal-fleshed and well-favour21 And he restored the chief butler untosed; and they fed in a meadow. his butlership again; and be gave the cup 19 And, behold, seven other kine came up into Pharaoh's hand:

after them, poor, and very ill-favoured, and 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Jo- lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the sep! had interpreted to them.

land of Egypt for badness: 23 Yet did not the chief butler reinember 20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine Joseph, but forgat bim.

did eat up the first seven sat kine. CHAP. XLI.

A1 And when they had eaten them up, it ND it came to pass at the end of two could not be kwwn that they had euten bebold, he stood by the river.

the beginning: Sul awoke. 2 And, behold, there came up out of the 22 And I saw is my dream, and, bebol, se river seven well-favoured kine and fat-flesh- ven ears came up in one stalk, full and good, ed; and they fed in a meadow.

23 And, belold, seven ears withered, ihin. 3 And, behold, seven other kine came up and blusted with ile east wind, sprung up after them out of the river, ill-favoured and after them: lean fieslied; and stcod by the other kine up- 2 And !:e thin ears devoured the seven on the brink of the river.

good ears. And I told this unto the magicians; 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-Meshed but there was none that could declare it to me. kine uid eat up the seven well-favoured and 25 1 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

dream of Pharaoh is one; God haili shewed 5 And he slept, and dreamed the second Pharaoh ulat lie is about to do. time: and, bebold, seven ears of corn came 26 The seven good kine are seven years. up upon one stalk, rank and good. and the seven good ears are seven years: the

6 And, behold, seven thin ears, and blast- dream is one. ed with the east wind, sprung up after them. 97 And the seven thin and ill-favoured kine

7 And the seven thin ears devoured the se- that came up alier thich are seven years; and ven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, the seven eaply cars blasted with the eas! and, behold, it was a dream.

wind shall be seven years of famine. 8 And it came to pass in the morning, that 28 This is tlie thing wlich I have spoken his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called unto Piarach: What God is about to do he for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the sheweth unto Pharaoh. wise aen thereof; and Pharaoli told them 29 Behold, there come seven years of great liis dreams; but there was none that could in- plenty throughout all the lund of Egypt: terpret thein unto Pharaoh..

30And there shall arise after them seven Of Then spake the chiefbulerunto Plara- years of famine ; and all the plenty shall be oh, saying, I doremember my faults this day : forgotten in the land of Egypi: and the fai

10 Pharaob was wroth with leis servants, mine shall consume the land: and put me in ward in the captain of the 31 And the plenty shall not be known in guard's house, both me and ille chief baker: the land by reason of that famine following,

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, for it shall be very grievous. 1 and he : we dreamed each man according 32 And for that ihe dream was doub.ed to the interpretation of his dream. unto Pharash twice; il is because the thing

12 And there was there with us a young is established by God, and God will storzij mao, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the bring it to pass. guard ; and we told him, and be interpreted 3 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a in us our dreams: to each man according 10 man discreet and wise, and set him over time his dreain he did interpret.

land of Egypt. 13 And it came to pass, as lie interpreted to 31 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap us, so it was ; me he restored unto mine office. point officers over the land, and take up later and him lie hanged.

fifth part of the lard of Egypt is the seven 11 l'hen Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, 'plenteous years.

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33 And let them gather all the food of those dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of good years tha: come, and lay up corn under Egypt there was bread. the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep loodi 55 And when all the land of Egypt was fain the cities.

mished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: 36 And that food shall be for store to and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go the land against the seven years of famine, unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the 56 And the famine was over all the face of lend perish uot through the famine. the earth. And Joseph opened all the store.

37' And the thing was good in the eyes of houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the Charawh, and in the eyes of all his servants, famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

B! And Pharaoh said unto his servants, 37 And all countries came into Egypt to Can we find such a one as this is, a man in Joseph for to buy corn ; because that the fut wliom the Spirit of God is?

mine was so sore in all lands. 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Foras

CHAP. XLII. much as God hath slewed thee all this there N in Egype, Jacob said unto his sons, Why

TCW when Jacob saw that there was cora 10 Thou shalt be over my house, and ac- do ye look one upon another? cording unto thy word shall all iny people be 2 And he said, Behold, I have beard that ruled: only in ihe throne will I be greater there is coru in Egypt: get you down thither, timun thon

and buy for us from tience; that we may 41 And Pharaoli said unto Joseph, See, I live, and net die. have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 31 And Josepli's ten brethren went down

42 And Pharaoh took off lux ring from his to buy corn in Egypt. band. and put it upon Joseph's hand, and 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob arrayed him in vestures of five linen, and sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest put a gold chain about liis neck:

peradventure mischief befall him. 43 And he made him to riele in the second 5 And the sons of Israel came to tuy corn chiario. which he had; and they cried before among those that came: for the famine was bim, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler in the land of Canaan. urer a! the land of Egype.

6 And Joseph was the governor over the 44 Aad Pharaclı said unto Josephi, I am land, and he it was that sold to all the people Pharaon and without thee shall no man lill of the land : and Josepli's brethren came, and up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. howed down themselves before him, with

45 And Pharaob called Joseph's naine their faces to the earth. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he Asenath, the daughter of Pot-pheral; priest know them, but made himself strange unto of On. And Joseph went out overall the iand them, and spake roughly unto them; and of Egypt,

he said unto ibem, 1 heuce come ye? And 15? (And Joseph roas tiirty years old they said, From the land of Canaan to buy when he'strod before Pharanh king of E-food. gypt.) And Joseph went out from the pre- S A: d Joseph knew his brethren, bu: they space of Pharaoh, and went throughou: all knew not him. the land of Egypt.

9 And Joseph remembered the dreams 47 And in the seven plenteous years the which he dreamed of them, and said unto earth brought forth by handfuls.

them, Yeare spies; to see the nakedness of the 48 And he gathered up all the food of the lanel ye are come. seven years, which were in the land of E. 10 And they said unto hiin, Nay, my lord; gypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the but to buy food are thy servants come. foord of the field, which tras roupd about ev. 11 We are all one man's sons : we are true ery city, laid he up in the same.

men. thy servants are no spies. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand 12 Ard be said unto them, Nay, but to see of the sea, very much, until he left nuinber- the nakedness of the land ye are come. log: for it ras without number,

13 And they said, 7ly servants are twelve 50 I And unto Joseph were born two sons brethren, the sons of one man in the land of nefore the years of famine came; which Ase-Canaas; and, behold, the youngest is this uath, the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of day with our father, and one is not. On, baie unto him.

14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it 51 Apl Joseph called the name of the first that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies. horn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made 15 Hereby ye shall be proved; By the life me forget all my toil, and all iny father's of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth' l'ence, exbouze.

cept your youngest brother come hither 52 And the name of the second called he 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be brother, and ve sliall he kent in prison, that fruidful in the land of my affliction. your words may be proved, whether there be

53 1 and the seven years of plenteousness any truth in you: or else, by the lise of Phathat was in the land of Egypt were encled. Traoh, surely ye are spies.

54 And the seven years of dearth began to 17 And he put them all together into ward cuale, according as Joseph had said: and ike three days.

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