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Pharaoh's butler and baker. GENESIS,

This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: Yet, within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. . 14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindI pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this ousto : 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. 16. When the chief baker saw that the o was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in §§ and behold, I had three white baskets on my head : 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh: and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. 18 And, Joseph answered, and said, 'This, is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: 19 Yet within three o: shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from oft thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from of thee. 20 || And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birth: {lay, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he listed up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. . 21 And he restored, the chief butler unto his ...}} again; i. * gave the cup into Pharaoh’s land : 32. But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember {###. but forgat him. CHAP. XLI. Pharaoh's tuco Dreams. ND it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and behold, he stood by he river. 2 And behold, there, came up Qut of the river seven well-favoured kine and fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow. And behold, seven other kine game up after them out of the river ill-faygured and lean fleshed; and jood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4 Ano ill-favoured and lean

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fleshed kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he slept and dreamed the ..",". and behold, seven Cars of Corn Canno up upon one stalk, rank and good. p up nd behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.... 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears... And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream. And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: haraoh told them his dreams; but was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. 9 || Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember jo faults this day: --- - 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me, and the chief baker: And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 12 And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us Qur dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. , . . 13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was: me he restored unto mine office, and him

e hanged. 14 1s. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon; and he shaved himself, and changed his rainment, and came in unto Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to

interpret it. 16 And Joseph answered Pha: raoh, saying. It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of

peace. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: 18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed, and well-favoured; and’ tho fed in a meadow : 19 And behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor, and ver ill-favoured, and lean-fleshed, suc

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araon. 29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of o 30 And there shall. arise after them seven years, of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of §. and the famine shall consume the land: And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following: for it shall be § { grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto, Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand o


XI.1. Joseph's advancement

36 And that,food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not throug the famine. . . "I And the thing was good in the eyes, of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the spirit of

001 ts 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house and according unto thy word hail all my people, be, ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than

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of it # 47 And in the seven plenteous {j the earth brought forth by andfuls. 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field which, was round about every city, laid he up in the sanne. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came: which Asenath the daugh

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Birth of Joseph's sons. 51. And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh; for God, said he, hath made me forget l il, and all my father's house. 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim : For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. 53. T And the seven years of

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spt, were ended. nd the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: , and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 And when all the land of Egypt, was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said unto all the #. tians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. . 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph †. all the store-houses and sold unto the Égyptians and the famine waxed sore in the land

of Egypt. - 57 o all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands. CHAP. XLII. Jacob sends his Sons to buy Corn. OW when Jacob saw, that N, there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? 2 And he said, Behold I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get#. down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt. 4But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he said: Lest peradventure mischief befall him. . And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that, came; for the famine was in the land of Canaan. 6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. 7. And Joseph saw his brethren, und he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. 8 And Joseph §§ his brethren, ll.


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0 spies. 12 And he said unto them, Nay but to see the nakedness of the lant ye are come. 13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan: and behold, the ū."; is this day with our father, and one is

not. 14, And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies : 5. Hereby ye shall be proved; By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth, hence, except your youngest brother come hither. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and yeshall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely ye are spies. i7 Andhout them así together ing Yo! |. joid th And Joseph said unto them the third day *h. do, and live; Joi... . ye be true men, let one o your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye; carry corn for the famine of your houses: But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so. . 21's And they said one to another, e, are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soui, when he be: sought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 22 And Reuben answered them,

saying, Spake I not unto you, say: ing, Do not, sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore behold also his blood is required.

23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for hespake unto them by an interpreter:

24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him, before

their eyes. 25 *ien Joseph commanded

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to fill their sacks with corn, and to

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mouth. - 28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and lot it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to, another, What is hio that God hath done unto

is : 23 T And they came unto Jacob ther father unto the land, of Ça; You.and told him all that befell unto them, Saying, 30 The man o, is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the cquntry. 31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no Spies: 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father: one is not; and youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be

gone: 34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I, know that ye are no spies, but, that ye ... tole men; so will sideliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land: , .

35 ss And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when both o and their father saw the bundles of mo"; they were afraid.

And Jacob their father said

unto them, Me have ye, bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away : these things are against me.

37 †. Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.

38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is le one: . mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye

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Benjamin sent CHAP. XLIII. ;Iacob sendeth Benjamin. Ao famine was sore in the an

2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. 3.And...Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly pro: test unto us, saying, Ye shall not See my face, except your brother be with you. 4. If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food; 5 But if thou wilt not send him we will not go down; for the man said unto us, Ye shall not seem face, except your brother be with

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us straitly our state, and, of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive 3 have ye another bro

ther 4 and we told him according to the tenor of these words: Čouji we certainly know that, he would *g, #5 your brother down? And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die. both we, and thou, and also our little ones. § will be urety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 10. For except we had lingered, surely, now we had returned this second time. . 11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man...a, present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and o nuts, and almonds: 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an

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in their hand, and Benjamin ; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. Tió And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready : for these men shall dine with me at noon. 17 And the man did as Joseph e; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. . . 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, are we brought in ; that ho may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. 19"And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with at the door of the house, . 20 And said, Osir, we came in#. down at the first time to buy oost : 21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opencd our sacks, and behold, every man's money was in the mouth, of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food; we cannot tell who put our "go our sagks. 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath i. you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. ...And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. 25 And they made, ready the present against Joseph game, at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there. 36 is And, when, Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27, And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father weii, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? 28 ey answered, Thy seryant our father is in good health, he is yet alive; and down their heads, and made obei.

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his brethrert. saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me ! And he said, God be groious unto thee, my son.

3. Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his bro

ther: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

...A. he * o #:so and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Šeton broad. r .32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them. by themselyes, and for the Egyptians which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat, bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians, . H And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. 34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, ano merry with him. - - - - - - % of Policy to his Brethren. D. he commanded the stew: ard of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's "oil out the sil 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in #. sack's mouth of the so and his corn-money; and "he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. . . 3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they, and their asses. 4 And when they were gone Qut of the o and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? ". 5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evii in so

6 *. And he overtook them, and
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7. And they, said unto him,
Wherefore saith, my lord these
words? God forbid that thy ser-
vants should do according to this

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8 Behold, the money which we

found, in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the

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