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and here also have I done nothing, fleshed kine did eat up the seven that they should put me into the well-favoured and fat kine. So dungeon.

Pharaoh awoke. f 16 When the chief baker saw 5 And he slept and dreamed the that the interpretation was good, second time: and behold, seven he said unto Joseph, I also was in ears of corn came up upon one my dream, and behold, I had three stalk, rank and good. white baskets on my head :

6 And behold, seven thin ears 17 And in the uppermost basket and blasted with the east wind there was of all manner of bake- sprung up after them. meats for Pharaoh: and the birds 7 And the seven thin ears dedid eat them out of the basket up-voured the seven rank and full on my head.

ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and g 18° And Joseph answered, and behold, it was a dream. said, This is the interpretation f 8 And it came to pass in the thereof: The three baskets are morning, that his spirit was trouthree days:

bled; and he sent and called for 19 Yet within three days shall all the magicians of Egypt, and all Pharaoh list up thy head from off the wise men thereof: and Pha. thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; raoh told them his dreams; but and the birds shall eat thy flesh there was none that could interpret from off thee.

them unto Pharaoh. a 20 1 And it came to pass the f99 Then spake the chief but. third day, which was Pharaoh's ler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do re. birth-day, that he made a feast member my faults this day: unto all his servants : and he lift- 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his ed up the head of the chief butler servants, and put me in ward in and of the chief baker among his the captain of the guard's house, servants.

both me, and the chief baker: 21 And he restored the chief 11 And we dreamed a dream in butler unto his butlership again ; one night, I and he: we dreamed and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's each man according to the interhand:

pretation of his dream. a 22 But he hanged the chief ba- 12 And there was there with us ker, as Joseph had interpreted to a young man, a Hebrew, servant them.

to the captain of the guard; and c 23 Yet did not the chief builer we told him, and he interpreted to remember Joseph, but forgat him. us our dreams; to each man acCHAP. XLI.

cording to his dream he did interND it came to pass at the pret.

13 And it came to pass, as he Pharaoh dreamed : and behold, he interpreted to us, so it was: me stood by the river.

he restored unto mine office, and 2 And behold, there came up him he hanged. out of the river seven well-lavour- f 14 | Then Pharaoh sent and ed kine and fat-fleshed; and they called Joseph, and they brought fed in a meadow.

him hastily out of the dungeon: 3 And behold, seven other kine and he shaved himself, and change came up after them out of the ri- ed his raiment, and came in unto ver, ill-favoured and lean-fleshed; Pharaoh. and stood by the other kine upon 15 And Pharaoh said unto Jothe brink of the river.

seph, I have dreamed a dream, 4 And the ill-lavoured and lean-T and there is none that can inter


pret it: and I have heard say of 28 This is the thing which I thee, that thou canst understand a have spoken unto Pharaoh : what dream to interpret it.

God is about to do he sheweth unc 16 And Joseph answered Pha- to Pharaoh. raoh, saying. It is not in me: God - 29 Bebold, there come seven shall give Pharaoh an answer of years of great plenty throughout peace.

all the land of Egypt: 17 And Pharaoh said unto Jo- r 30 And there shall arise after seph, In my dream, behold, I stood them seven years of famine; and upon the bank of the river: all the plenty shall be forgotten in

18 And behold, there came up the land of Egypt; and the famine out of the river seven kine, fat- shall consume the land: fleshed, and well-favoured ; and 31 And the plenty shall not be they fed in a meadow:

known in the land by reason of 19 And behold, seven other that famine following: for it shall kine came up after them, poor, be very grievous. and very ill-lavoured, and lean- t 32 And for that the dream was fleshed, such as I never saw in all doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is the laod of Egypt for badness : because the thing is established by

20 And the lean and the ill-fa- God, and God will shortly bring it voured kine did eat up the first to pass. seven fat kine:

& 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh 21 And when they had eaten look out a man discreet and wise, them up, it could not be known and set him over the land of E. that they had eaten them ; but gypt. they were still ill-favoured, as at 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let the beginning. So I awoke. him appoint officers over the land,

22 And I saw in my dream, and and take up the fifth part of the behold, seven ears came up in one land of Egypt in the seven plentestalk, full and good:

ous years, 23 And behold, seven ears, 35 And let them gather all the withered, thin, and blasted with food of those good years that come, the east wind, sprung up after and lay up corn under the hand of them :

Pharaoh; and let them keep food 24 And the thin ears devoured in the cities. the seven good ears : and I told 36 And that food shall be for this unto the magicians; but there store to the land against the seven was none that could declare it unto years of famine, which shall be in me.

the land of Egypt; that the land 25 | And Joseph said unto perish not through the famine. Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaohf 37 [ And the thing was good is one : God hath shewed Pharaoh in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the wbat he is about to do.

eyes of all his servants. ✓ 26 The seven good kine are 38 And Pharaoh said unto his seven years; and the seven good servants, Can we find such a one ears are seven years : the dream is as this is, a man in whom the spione.

rit of God is? 27 And the seven thin and ill- 39 And Pharaoh said unto Jofavoured kine that came up after seph, Forasmuch as God hath them are seven years ; and the shewed thee all this, there is none seven empty ears blasted with the so discreet and wise as thou art . east wind shall be seven years of 40 Thou shalt be over my house, famine.

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all my people be ruled: only in the all my toil, and all my father's throne will I be greater than thou. house. g 41 And Pharaoh said unto Jo- c 52 And the name of the second seph, See, I have set thee over all called he Ephraim: For God hath the land of Egypt.

caused me to be fruitful in the land 42 And Pharaoh took off his of my affliction. ring from his hand, and put it up

53 | And the seven years of on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him plenteousness that was in the land in vestures of fine linen, and put a of Egypt, were ended. gold chain about his neck; a 54 And the seven years of dearth

43 And he made him to ride in began to come, according as Jothe second chariot which he had: seph had said : and the dearth was and they cried before him, Bow in all lands; but in all the land of the knee: and he made him ruler Egypt there was bread. over all the land of Egypt. f°55 And when all the land of

44 And Pharaoh said unto Jo- Egypt was famished, the people seph, I am Pharaoh, and without cried to Pharaoh for bread : and thee shall no man lift up his hand Pharaoh said unto all the Egypor foot in all the land of Egypt. tians, Go unto Joseph ; what he

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's saith to you, do. name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he 56 And the famide was over all gave him to wise Asenath the the face of the earth: and Joseph daughter of Poti-pherah priest of opened all the store-houses, and On: and Joseph went out over all sold unto the Egyptians; and the the land of Egypt.

famine waxed sore in the land of | 46 | And Joseph was thirty Egypt. years old when he stood before 57 And all countries came into Pharaoh king of Egypt: and Jo- Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; seph went out from the presence because that the famine was so of Pharaoh, and went throughout sore in all lands. all the land of Egypt.

CHAP. XLII. a 47 And in the seven plenteous 8

TOW when Jacob saw that

there was corn in Egypt, handfuls.

Jacob said unto his sons, Why do f 48 And he gathered up all the ye look one upon another? food of the seven years which 2 And he said, Behold, I have were in the land of Egypt, and heard that there is corn in Egypt: laid up the food in the cities: the get you down thither, and buy for food of the field which was round us from thence; that we may live, about every city, laid be up in the and not die. same.

3 And Joseph's ten brethren 49 And Joseph gathered corn went down to buy corn in Egypt. as the sand of the sea, very much, 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brountil he left numbering; for it was ther, Jacob sent not with his brewithout number.

ihren: for he said, Lest peradvens 50 And unto Joseph were born ture mischief befall

him. two sons before the years of fa- 5 And the sons of Israel came mine came: which Åsenath the to buy corn among those that came: daughter of Poti-pherah priest of for the famine was in the land of On bare unto him.

Canaan. c 51 And Joseph called the name a 6 And Joseph was the governor of the first-born Manasseh ; For over the land, and he it was that God, said he, hath made me forget sold to all the people of the land :

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and Joseph's brethren came, and I house pf your prison: go ye, carbowed down themselves before ry cok for the famine of your him with their faces to the earth. houses

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, 20 But bring your youngest and he knew them, but made him- brother unto me; so shall your self strange unto them, and spake words be verified, and ye shall not roughly unto them; and he said die. And they did so. unto them, Whence come ye? s 21 [ And they said one to ano. And they said, From the land of ther, We are verily guilty conCanaan to buy food.

cerning our brother, in that we 8 And Joseph knew his bre- saw the anguish of his soul, when thren, but they knew not him. he besought us, and we would not

9 And Joseph remembered the hear; therefore is this distress dreams which he dreamed of them, come upon us. and said unto them, Ye are spies; 22 And Reuben answered them, to see the nakedness of the land ye saying, Spake I not unto you, say. are come.

ing, Do not sin against the child; 10 And they said unto him, and ye would not hear? therefore Nay, my lord, but to buy food are behold also his blood is required. thy servants come.

23 And they knew not ihat Jo11 We are all one man's sons; seph understood them ; for be we are true men: thy servants are spake unto them by an interpreter. no spies.

24 And he turned himself about 21 And he said unto them, Nay, from them, and wept; and returnbut to see the nakedness of the ed to them again, and communed land ye are come.

with them, and took from them Si13 And they said, Thy servants meon, and bound him before their are twelve brethren, the sons of eyes. one man in the land of Canaan: š 25 1 Then Joseph commanded and behold, the youngest is this to fill their sacks with corn, and to day with our father, and one is restore every man's money into

his sack, and to give them provi. 14 And Joseph said unto them, sion for the way: and thus did he That is it that I spake unto you, unto them. saying, Ye are spies:

26 And they laded their asses u 15 Hereby ye shall be proved : with the corn, and departed By the life of Pharaoh ye shall thence. not go forth bence, except your 27 And as one of them opened youngest brother come hither.

his sack to give his ass provender u 16 Send one of you, and let him in the inn, he espied his money: fetch your brother, and ye shall for behold, it was in his sack's be kept in prison, that your words mouth. may be proved, whether there be 28 And he said unto his breany truth in you: or else, by the thren, My money is restored ; and life of Pharaoh, surely ye are lo, it is even in my sack: and spies.

their heart failed them, and they 17 And be put them altogether were afraid, saying one to another. into ward three days.

What is this that God hath done c 18 And Joseph said unto them unto us? the third day, This do, and live; f 29 1 And they came unto Jafor I fear God:

cob their father unto the land of 19 If ye be true men, let one of Canaan, and told hiin all that be. your brethren be bound in the fell unto them, saying,


30 The man who is the lord of their father said unto them, Go the land, spake roughly to us, and again, buy us a little food. took us for spies of the coun- 3 And Judah spake unto him, try.

saying, The man did solemnly 31 And we said unto him, We protest unto us, saying, Ye shall are true men; we are no spies: not see my face, except your bro

32 We be twelve brethren, sons ther be with you. of our father: one is not, and the 4 If thou wilt send our brother youngest is this day with our fa- with us, we will go down and buy ther in the land of Canaan. thee food :

33 And the man, the lord of the 5 But if thou wilt not send him country, said unto us, Hereby we will not go down: for the man shall I know that ye are true men: said unto us, Ye shall not see leave one of your brethren here my face, except your brother be with me, and take food for the fa- with you. mine of your households, and be 6 And Israel said, Wherefore gone:

dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the 34 And bring your youngest man whether ye had yet a brother? brother unto me then shali i 7 And they said, The man ask. know that ye are no spies, but that ed us straitly of our state, and of yo are true men: so will I deliver our kindred, saying, Is your fayou your brother, and ye shall ther yet alive? bave ye another traffic in the land.

brother? and we told him accord. § 35 1 And it came to pass as ing to the tenor of these words: they emptied their sacks, that be- Could we certainly know that he hold, every man's bundle of money would say, Bring your brother was in his sack; and when both down? they and their father saw the bun. e 8 And Judah said unto Israel dles of money, they were afraid. his father, Send the lad with me,

36 And Jacob their father said and we will arise and go; that we unto them, Me have ye bereaved may live, and not die, both we, of my children: Joseph is not, and and thou, and also our little ones. Simeon is not, and ye will take 9 I will be surety for him; of Benjamin away: all these things my hand shalt thou require him : are against me.

if I bring him not unto thee, and p 37 And Reuben spake unto his set him before thee, then let me father, saying. Slay my two sons, bear the blame for ever : if I bring bim not to thee: deliver 10 For except we had lingered, him into my hand, and I will bring surely now we had returned this him to thee again.

second time. u 38 And he said, My son shall k 11 And their father Israel said not go down with you; for his bro- unto them, If it must be so now, do ther is dead, and he is left alone: this; take of the best fruits in the if mischief befall him by the way land in your vessels, and carry in which ye go, then shall ye bring down the man a present, a little down my gray hairs with sorrow balm, and a little honey, spices,

and myrrh, nuts, and almonds : CHAP. XLIII.

12 And take double money in ND the famine was sore in your hand; and the money that the land.

was brought again in the mouth of 2 And it came to pass, when your sacks, carry it again in your they had eaten up the corn which hand; peradventure it was an overthey had brought out of Egypt, I sight:


to the grave.

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