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CHAP. XXXVII. Midian in the field of Moab)|f 5 I And Joseph dreamed a reigned in his stead: and the name dream, and he told it his brethren: of his city was Avith.

and they hated him yet the more. g 36 And Hadad died, and Sam- 6 And he said unto them, Hear, lah of Masrekah reigned in his I pray you, this dream which I stead.

have dreamed: g 37 And Samlah died, and Saul 7 For behold, we were binding of Rehoboth by the river reigned sheaves in the field, and lo, my in his stead. to me sheaf arose, and also stood up

33 And Saul died, and Baal- right; and behold, your sheaves hanan the son of Achbor reigned stood round about, and made obeiin his stead.

sance to my sheaf. g 39 And Baal-hanan the son of c 8 And his brethren said unto Achbor died, and Hadar reigned him, Shalt thou indeed reign over in his stead. and the name of his us? or shalt thou indeed have docity was Pau; and his wife's name minion over us? And they hated was Mehetabel, the daughter of him yel the more for his dreams Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. and for his words. f 40 And these are the names of f 9 I And he dreamed yet anothe dukes that came of Esau, ac-ther dream, and told it his brethren, cording to their families, after and said, Behold, I have dreamed their places, by their names; duke a dream more: and behold, the sun Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, and the moon and the eleven stars

41 Duke Aholibamah, duke E-made obeisance to me. lah, duke Pinon.

10 And he told it to his father, 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, and to his brethren: and his father duke Mibzar,

1926 rebuked him, and said unto him, 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: What is this dream that thou hast these be the dukes of Edom, ac- dreamed? Shall I and thy mother cording to their habitations, in the and the brethren indeed come to land of their possession : he is E-bow down ourselves to thee to the sau, the father of the Edomites. earth?

CHAP. XXXVII. - 11 And his brethren envied him; ND Jacob dwelt in the land but his father observed the saying.

wherein his father was a 8 12 1 And his brethren went to stranger, in the land of Canaan. feed their father's flock in She

f 2 These are the generations of chem.
Jacob. Joseph being seventeen d 13 And Israel said unto Joseph,
years old, was feeding the flock Do not thy brethren feed the flock
with his brethren, and the lad was in Shechem? Come, and I will
with the sons of Bilhah, and with send thee unto them. And he
the sons of Zilpah, his father's said to him, Here am I.
wives: and Joseph brought unto g 14 And he said to him, Go, I
his father their evil report. pray thee, see whether it be well
P 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more with thy brethren, and well with
than all his children, because he the flocks; and bring me word
was the son of his old age: and he again. So he sent him out of the
made him a coat of many colours. vale of Hebron, and he came to
6 4 And when his brethren saw Shechem.
that their father loved him more|15 1 And a certain man found
than all his brethren, they hated him, and behold, he was wander-
bim, and could not speak peacea-ing in the field : and the man ask-
bly unto him.

led him, saying, What seekest thou? E



16 And he said, I seek my bre- 8 28 Then there passed by Midithren : tell me, I pray thee, where anites, merchant-men; and they they feed their flocks.

drew and lifted up Joseph out of & 17 And the man said, They are the pit, and sold Joseph to the departed hence: for I heard them Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of say, Let us go to Dothan. And silver: and they brought Joseph Joseph went after_his brethren, into Egypt. and found them in Dothan. f 29 † And Reuben returned unto e 18 And when they saw him afar the pit; and behold, Joseph was off, even before he came near unto not in the pit: and he rent his them, they conspired against him clothes. to slay him.

30 And he returned unto his 19 And they said one to ano- brethren, and said, The child is ther, Behold this dreamer cometh. not: and I, whither shall I go?

20 Come now therefore, and let 31 And they took Joseph's coat, us slay him, and cast him into and killed a kid of the goats, and some pit; and we will say, Some dipped the coat in the blood : evil beast hath devoured him; and 32 And they sent the coat of we shall see what will become of many colours, and they brought it his dreams.

to their father; and said, This 21 And Reuben heard it, and he have we found i know now whedelivered him out of their hands; ther it be thy son's coat or no. and said, Let us pot kill him. 33 And he knew it, and said, it

22 And Reuben said unto them, is my son's coat; an evil beast Shed no blood, but cast him into hath devoured him: Joseph is this pit that is in the wilderness, without doubt rent in pieces. and lay no hand upon him; that 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, he might rid him out of their and put sackcloth upon his loins, hands, to deliver him to his father and mourned for his son many again.

days. b 23 1 And it came to pass when u 35 And all his sons and all his Joseph was come unto his bre- daughters rose up to comfort bim; thren, that they stript Joseph out but he refused to be comforted; of his coat, his coat of many co- and he said, For I will go down lours that was on him.

into the grave unto my son mourn24 And they took him, and cast ing. Thus his father wept for him into a pit: and the pit was him. empty, there was no water in it. g 36 And the Midianites sold him & 25 And they sat down to eat into Egypt unto Potiphar, an offibread: and they listed up their cer of Pharaoh's, and captain of eyes and looke, and behold, a the guard. company of Ishmaelites came from CHAP. XXXVIII.

ND came to pass at that spicery, and film, and myrrh, going to carry i down to Egypt. down from his brethren, and turn6 26 And Judah said unto his bre- ed into a certain Adullamite, whose thren, What profit is it if we slay name was Hirah. our brother, and conceal his blood? 2 And Judah saw there a daugh

27 Come, and let us sell him to ter of a certain Canaanite, whose the Ishmaelites, and let pot our name was Shuah, and he took her, hand be upon him; for he is our and went in unto her. brother, and our flesh: and his 3 And she conceived, and bare brethren were content.

a son; and he called his name Er.

Gilead, with pheir camels bearing A time, that" Sudah went

4 And she conceived again, and thought her to be a harlot; because bare a son; and she called his name she had covered her face. Onan.

u 16 And he turned unto her by & 5 And she yet again conceived the way, and said, Go to, I pray and bare a son; and called his thee, let me come in unto thee; name Shelah : and he was at Che- (for he knew not that she was his zib, when she bare him.

daughter-in-law:) and she said, 6 And Judah took a wife for What wilt thou give me, that thou Er his first-born, whose name was mayest come in unto me? Tamar.

17 And he said, I will send thee c7 And Er, Judah's first-born, a kid from the fock: avd she said, was wicked in the sight of the Wilt thou give me a pledge, till LORD; and the LORD slew him. thou send it?

8 And Judah said unto Onan, 18 And he said, What pledge Go in unto thy brother's wife, and shall I give thee? and she said, marry her, and raise up seed to Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy brother.

thy staff that is in thy hand : and 9 And Onan knew that the seed he gave it her, and came in unto should not be his : and it came to her, and she conceived by him. pass, when he went in unto his 19 And she arose and went brother's wife, that he spilled it away and laid by her vail from on the ground, lest that he should her, and put on the garments of give seed to his brother.

her widowhood. c 10 And the thing which he did f 20 And Judah sent the kid by displeased the LORD: wherefore the hand of his friend the Adullahe slew him also.

mite, to receive his pledge from f 11 Then said Judah to Tamar the woman's hand: but he found his daughter-in-law, Remain a wi- her not. dow at thy father's house, till She- 21 Then he asked the men of lah my son be grown; (for he said, that place, saying, Where is the Lest peradventure he die also as harlot that was openly by the way. his brethren did :) and Tamar side? And they said, There was went and dwelt in her father's no harlot in this place. house.

22 And he returned to Judah, & 12 1 And in process of time, and said, I cannot find her; and the daughter of Shuah, Judah's also the men of the place said, wife died: and Judah was com- that there was no harlot in this forted, and went up unto his sheep- place. shearers to Timnath, he and his 23 And Judah said, Let her friend Hirah the Adullamite. take it to her, lest we be shamed : f 13 And it was told Tamar, sav-behold, I sent this kid, and thou ing, Behold, thy father-in-law go- hast not found her. eth up to Timnath, to shear his f 24 [ And it came to pass about sheep.

three months after, that it was 14 And she put her widow's told Judah, saying, Tamar thy garments off from her, and cover- daughter-in-law hath played the ed her with a vail, and wrapped harlot; and also, behold, she is herself, and sat in an open place, with child by whoredom. And which is by the way to Timnath : Judah said, Bring her forth, and for she saw that Shelah was grown, let her be burnt. and she was not given unto him to 25 When she was brought forth, wife.

she sent to her father-in-law, say15 When Judah saw her, heling, By the man whose these are,


am I with child: and she said, Dis- sake; and the blessing of the Lord cem, I pray thee, whose are these, was upon all that he had in the the signet, and bracelets, and staff. house, and in the field.

26 And Judah acknowledged 6 And he left all that he had in them, and said, She hath been Joseph's hand; and he knew not more righteous than 1; because aught he had, save the bread which that I gave her not to Shelah my he did eat: and Joseph was a goodson: and he knew her again no ly person, and well-lavoured.

c7 | And it came to pass after 27 And it came to pass in the these things, that his master's wife time of her travail, that behold, cast her eyes upon Joseph: and twins were in her womb.

she said, Lie with me. 28 And it came to pass when 8 But he refused, and said unto she travailed, that the one put out his master's wife, Behold, my mashis hand; and the midwife took ter wotteth not what is with me and bound upon his hand a scarlet in the house, and he hath committhread, saying, This came out first. ted all that he hath to my band;

29 And it came to pass as he c 9 There is none greater in this drew back his hand, that behold, house than I; neither hath he kept his brother came out; and she said, back any thing from me, but thee, How hast thou broken forth? this because thou art his wife: how breach be upon thee: therefore his then can I do this great wickedname was called Pharez.

ness, and sin against God? 30 And afterward came out his 10 And it came to pass, as she brother that had the scarlet thread spake to Joseph day by day, that upon his hand; and his name was he hearkened not unto her, to lie called Zarah.

by her, or to be with her. CHAP. XXXIX.

f 11 And it came to pass about ND Joseph was brought this time, that Joseph went into

down to Egypt: and Poti- the house to do his business; and phar, an officer of Pharaoh, cap- there was none of the men of the tain of the guard, an Egyptian, house there within. bought him of the hands of the 12 And she caught him by his Ishmaelites, which had brought garment, saying, Lie with me: and him down thither.

he left his garment in her hand, 2 And the LORD was with Jo- and fled, and got him out. seph, and he was a prosperous 13 And it came to pass, when man: and he was in the house of she saw that he had left his garhis master the Egyptian.

ment in her hand, and was fled 3 And his master saw that the forth, Lord was with him, and that the 14 That she called unto the men Lord made all that he did to pros- of her house, and spake unto them, per in his hand.

saying, See, he hath brought in a f 4 And Joseph found grace in Hebrew unto us to mock us: he his sight, and he served him: and came in unto me to lie with me, he made him overseer over his and I cried with a loud voice : house, and all that he had he put 15 And it came to pass, when into his hand.

he heard that I lifted up my voice 6 5 And it came to pass from the and cried, that he left his garment time that he had made him

over- with me, and fied, and got him out. seer in his house, and over all that f 16 And she laid up his

garment he had, that the Lord blessed the by her, until his lord came home. Egyptian's house for Joseph's! 17 And she spake unto him ac


cording to these words, saying, in one night, each man according The Hebrew seryant which thou to the interpretation of his dream; hast brought unto us, came in un- the butler and the baker of the to me to mock me:

king of Egypt, which were bound 18 And it came to pass as I in the prison. lifted up my voice and cried, that 6 And Joseph came in unto he left his garment with me, and them in the moruing, and looked fed out.

upon them, and behold, they were 19 And it came to pass, when sad. his master heard the words of his 7 And he asked Pharaoh's offwife, which she spake unto him, cers that were with him in the saying, After this manner did thy ward of his lord's house, saying, servant to me; that his wrath was Wherefore look ye so sadly tokindled.

day? f 20 And Joseph's master took c 8 And they said unto him, We him, and put him into the prison, have dreamed a dream, and there a place where the king's prisoners is no interpreter of it. And Jowere bound; and he was there in seph said unto them, Do not interthe prison.

pretations belong to God? Tell c 21 T But the LORD was with me them, I pray you. Joseph, and shewed him mercy, 9 And the chief butler told his and gave him favour in the sight dream to Joseph, and said unto of the keeper of the prison. him, In my dream, behold, a vine

22 And the keeper of the prison was before me; committed to Joseph's hand all 10 And in the vine were three the prisoners that were in the pri- branches: and it was as though it son; and whatsoever they did budded, and her blossoms shot there, he was the doer of it. forth; . and the clusters thereof

23 The keeper of the prison brought forth ripe grapes : looked not to any thing that was ll And Pharaob's cup was in under his hand; because the LORD my hand : and I took the grapes, was with him: and that which he and pressed them into Pharoah's did, the LORD made it to prosper. cup, and I gave the cup into Pha. CHAP. XL.

raoh's hand. ND it came to pass after r 12 And Joseph said unto him,

these things, that the but. This is the interpretation of it: ler of the king of Egypt and his The three branches are three baker had offended their lord the days : king of Egypt.

13 Yet within three days shall 2 And Pharaoh was wroth a. Pharaoh lift up thy head, and regainst two of his officers, against store thee unto thy place : and the chief of the butlers, and against thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup the chief of the bakers.

into his hand, after the former 3 And he put them in ward in manner when thou wast his butthe house of the captain of the ler. guard, into the prison, the place 14 But think on me when it where Joseph was bound. shall be well with thee, and shew

4 And the captain of the guard kindness, I pray thee, unto me, charged Joseph with them, and and make mention of me unto he served them; and they conti- Pharaoh, and bring me out of this nued a season in ward.

house : f 5 And they dreamed a dream 15 For indeed I was stolen away both of them, each man his dream out of the land of the Hebrews :


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