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The kindness of Jacob and Esau. CHAP. XXXIV, XXXV. Hamor and Shechem slain drove which I met? And he said, These are to 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and find grace in the sight of my lord.

I will give according as ye shall say unto me s 9 And Esau said,

I have enough, my brother ; but give me the damsel to wife. keep that thou hast unto thyself.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, Be. have found grace in thy sight, then receive my cause he had defiled Dinah their sister: present at my hand: for therefore I have seen 14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this ihy face, as though I had seen the face of God, thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumand thou wast pleased with me.

cised: for that were a reproach unto us: 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought 15 But in this will we consent unto you:

If ye will to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with be as we be that every male of you be circumcised; me, and because I have enough : and he urged 16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, liim, and he took it.

and we will take your daughters to us, and we will 12 'And he said, Let us take our journey, and dwell with you, and we will become one people. let us go, and I will go before thee.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be cir. 13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth cumcised ; then will we take our daughter, and that the children are tender, and the flocks and we will be gone. herds with young are with me, and if men should 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Sheover-drive them one day, all the flock will die. chem, Hamor's son.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before bis 19 and the young man deferred not to do the servant: and I will lead on softly, according as thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughthe cattle that goeth before me and the children ter : and he was more honourable than all the be able to endure; until I come unto my lurd house of his father. unto Seir.

20 | And Hamor and Shechem his son came 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee unto the gate of their city, and communed with some of the folk that are with ine: And he said, the men of their city, saying, What needeth it? Let me find grace in the sight 21 These men are peaceable w’th us, therefore of my lord.

let them dwell in the land, and trade therein: 16 i So Esau returned that day on his way un- for the land, behold, it is large enough for them to Seir.

let us take their daughters to us for wives, and 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built let us give them our daughters. him a house, and made booths for his cattle: 22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for therefore the naine of the place is called Succoth. to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male 18 11 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of She- among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. chem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he 23 shall not their cattle, and their substance, came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us before the city.

consent unto them, and they will dwell with us 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he 24 And unto Hainor, and unto Shechem his son, had spread his tent, at the hand of the children hearkened all that went out of the gate of his of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces city : and every male was circumcised, all that of money:

went out of the gate of his city. 20 And he erected there an altar, and called it 25 And it came to pass on the third day, El-elohe-Israel.

when they were sore, that two of the sons of CHAP. XXXIV.

Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took Shechem defileth Dinah.

each man his sword, and came upon the city ND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she boldly, and slew all the males. ters of the land.

with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the of Shechem's house, and went out. Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

spoiled the city ; because they had defiled their 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter sister. of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake 28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and kindly unto the damsel.

their asses, and that which was in the city, and 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, that which was in the field. saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

29 And all their wealth and all their little ones, 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinab and their wives took they captive, and spoiled his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle even all that was in the house. in the field : and Jacob held his peace until they 30 And Jacob said to Sinieon and Levi, Ye were come.

have troubled me to make me to stink among the Sf And Hamor the father of Shechem went inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites, out unto Jacob to commune with him.

and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field they shall gather themselves together against me, when they heard it : and the men were grieved, and slay ine, and I shall be destroyed, I and any and they were very wroth, because he had house. wrought folly in Israel, in lying with Jacob'si 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sis daughter; which thing ought not to be done. ter as with a harlot ? 8 And llamor communed with them, saying,

CHAP. XXXV. The soul of my son Shechem Icngeth for your

Jacob sent to Beth-el. daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when you.

thon Aeddest from the face of Esau thy brother. 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to shall be before you ; dwell and trade ye therein, all that were with him, Put away the strange and get you possessions therein.

gods that are among you, and be clean and change 11 And Shechem said unto her father, and unto your garments : her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I und what ye shall say unto me, I will give. will make there an altar unto God, who answer

A Shechem his son

Death and burial of Isaac.


The kings of Edom ed me in the day of my distress, and was with 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Ca. ine in the way which I went.

naan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah wie which were in their hand, and all their ear-rings daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of under the oak which was by Shechem. Nebajoth.

5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God! 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; and Bawas upon the cities that were round about them, shemath bare Reuel; and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam,

6 11 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land and Korah: These are the sons of Esau, which of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and all the peo- were born unto him in the land of Canaan. ple that were with him.

6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and 7 And he built there an altar, and called the his daughters, and all the persons of his house, place El-beth-el; because there God appeared and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his sui unto him when he fled from the faceof his brother. stance which he had got in the land of Canaan;

8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she and went into the country from the face of his was buried beneath Beth-el, under an oak: and brother Jacob. the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.

7 For their riches were more than that they 9 1 And God appeared unto Jacob again when might dwell together: and the land wherein he came out of Padan-aram; and blessed him. they were strangers could not bear them, because

10 And God said unto hini, Thy name is Ja- of their cattle. cob: thy name shall not be called any more Ja- 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is cob, but Israel shall be thy name; and he called Edom. his name Israel.

9. And these are the generations of Esau the 11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: father of the Edomites, in mount Seir: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a com- 10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Elipany of naticns shall be of thee, and kings shall phaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau; Reucl come out of thy loins.

the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Teman, Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. thee will I give the land.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, 13 And God went up from him, in the place Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz, Amalek : where he talked with him.

these were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where 13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were he poured a drink-offering thereon, and h^ pour- the sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife. ed oil thereon.

14 | And these were the sons of Aholibamah, 15 And Jacob called the name of the place the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, where God spake with him, Beth-el.

Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau, Jeush, and 16 | And they journeyed from Beth-el; and Jaalam, and Korah. there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: 15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau : and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. the sons of Eliphaz, the first-born son of Esau;

17 And it came to pass when she was in hard duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Jabour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; Kenaz, thou shalt have this son also.

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Aina18 And it came to pass as her soul was in de slek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz, in parting, (for she died,) that she called his name the land of Edom: these were the sons of Adah. Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. 17 1 And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau's

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.

duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that Reuel, in the land of Edom: these are the sons is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. of Bashemath, Esau's wite.

21 | And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent 18 | And these are the sons of Aholibamah, beyond the tower of Edar.

Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke 22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in Korah: these were the dukes that came of Ahothat land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah libamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is Edom) Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

and these are their dukes. 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's first-1.20 T These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Is- inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and sachar, and Zebulun :

Zibeon, and Anah, 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Dan, and Naphtali:

Seir in the land of Edom. 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid ; 22 And the children of Lotan were Hori, aud Gad, and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, Heman: and Lotan's sister was Timna. which were born to him in Padan-aram.

23 And the children of Shobal were thesp.; Al27 11 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto van, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepo, and Mamre, unto the city of Arbah (which is He- Onam. bron) where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; both

28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found fourscore years.

the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and of Zibeon his father. was gathered unto his people, being old and full 25 And the children of Anah were these: Di. of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. shon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah. CHAP. XXXVI.

26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hem: Esau's family in Canaan.

dan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. Netboese are the generations of Esau, who 27 The children of Ezer are these ; Bilhan, and

Joseph relateth his dreams.


He is sold into Egypt. 28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father Aran.

observed the saying. 29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites ; 12 1 And his brethren went to feed their father's duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke fiock in Shechem. Anah,

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? Come, and are the dukes that came of Hori, among their I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, dukes in the land of Seir.

Here am I. 31 | And these are the kings that reigned in 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see the land of Edom, before there reigued any ki:ng whether it be well with thy brethren, and well over the children of Israel.

with the flocks ; and bring me word again. So 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and lie and the name of his city was Dinhabah. came to Shechem. 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah 15 | And a certain man fuund him, and be of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

hold, he was windering in the field : and the 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of man asked him, saying, What seekest thou ? Temani reigned in his stead.

16 And he said, I seek my brethren : tell me I 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Be- pray thee, where they feed their flocks. dad (who smote Midian in the field of Moab) 17 And the man said, They are departed hence : reigned in his stead: and the name of his city for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And was Avith.

Joseph went after his brethren, and found theni 36 And Hadad died, and Sam'ah of Masrekah in Dothan. reigned in his stead.

18 And when they saw him afar off, even before 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by he came near unto them, they conspired against the river reigned in his stead.

him to slay him. 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of 19 And they said one to another, Behold this Achbor reigned in his stead.

dreamer cometh. 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, Iladar reigned in his stead : and the name of his and cast him into some pit; and we will say, city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, Soine evil beast hath devoured him; and we the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. shall see what will become of his dreams.

40 And thes are the names of the dukes that 21 And Reuben lieard it, and be delivered him came of Esau, according to their families, after out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. their places, by their names; duke Timnah, 22 And Renben said unto them, Shed no blood, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,

but cast him into this pit that is in the wilder41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, ness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the father again. dukes of Edom, according to their habitations, 23 1 And it came to pass when Joseph was in the land of their possession: he is Esau, the come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph father of the Edomites.

out of his coat, his coat of many colours that CHAP. XXXVII.

was on him. Joseph hated of his brethren.

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: ther was a stranger, in the land of Cunaan. 25 And they sat down to eat bread; and they 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph lifted up their eyes and louked, and behold, a being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with with his brethren, and the lad was with the sons their camels bearing spicery, and balm, and of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his fa- myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. ther's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What their evil report.

profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceai 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his his blood ? children, because he was the son of his old age: 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and he made him a coat of many colours. and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our

4 And when his brethren saw that their father brother, and our flesh: and his brethren were loved him more than all his brethren, they hated content. him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. 28 Then there passed by Midianites, merchant

5 ! And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told men; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Jo. dream which I have dreamed:

seph into Egypt. 7 For behold, we were binding sheaves in the 29 T Ard Reuben returned unto the pit; and field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood up-hehold, Joseph wus not in the pit: and he rent right; and behold, your sheaves stood round his clothes. about, and inade obeisance to my sheaf. 30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said,

8 And his brethren said unto him, Shalt thou The child is not: and I, whither shall I go ? indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have 31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid dominion over us? And they hated him yet the of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood : inore for his dreams and for his words.

32 And they sent the coat of many colours, ard 911 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told they brought it to their father; and said, 'This Il his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dream- have we found: know now whether it be thy ed a dream more: and behold, the sun and the son's coat or no. moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's 10 And he told it to his father, and to his breth-coat; an evil beast hath devoured him : Joseph ren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto is without doubt rent in pieces. him, What is this dream that thou hast dream- 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth ed ? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren in- upon

his loins and mourned for his son

manydays. deed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the 35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up earth ?

Ito comfort him; but he refused to be comforted

Trespuss of Onan.


Joseph tempted by his mistress and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou niy son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. hast not found her. 36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto 24 11 And it came to pass about three monthia Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of after, that it was told Judah, saying, l'amar thy the guard.

daughter-in-law hath played the harlot ; and CHAP. XXXVIII.

also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Posterity of Judah.

Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. ND it came to pass at that time, that Judah 25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her

went down from his brethren, and turned father-in-law, saying, By the man whose these to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took bracelets, and staff. her, and went in unto her.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, 3 And she conceived, and bare a son ; and he She hath been more righteous than '1; because called his name Er.

that I gave her not to Shelah my son: and he 4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and knew her again no more. she called his name Onan.

27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, 5 And she yet again conceived and bare a son; that behold, twins were in her womb. and called his name Shelah : and he was at 28 And it came to pass when she travailed, Chezib, when she bare him.

that the one put out his hand ; and the midwife 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, whose name was Tamar.

saying, This came out first. 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in 29 And it came to pass as hedrew back his hand, the sight of the LORD; and the Lord slew him. that behold, his brother came out; and she said,

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy How hast thou broken forth ? this breach be upbrother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed on thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. to thy brother.

30 And afterward came out his brother that 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his his: and it came to pass, when he went in unto name was called Zarah. his brother's wife, that he spilled it on theground,

CHAP. XXXIX. lest that he should give seed to his brother.

Joseph's advancement. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.


Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down Shelah my son be grown ; (for he said, Lest per- thither. adventure he die also as bis brethren did :) and 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was 'Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.

a prosperous man: and he was in the house of 12 1 And in process of time, the daughter of his master the Egyptian. Shuah, Judah's wife died: and Judah was com- 3 And his master saw that the LORD was with forted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to him, and that the Lord made all that he did to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. prosper in his hand.

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, thy 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he father-in-law goeth up to Timnath, to shear his served him: and he made him overseer over his sheep.

house, and all that he had he put into his hand. 14 And she put her widow's garments off from 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped made him overseer in his house, and over all that herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's way to Timnath : for she saw that Shelah was house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. Lord was upon all that he had in the house, 15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be and in the field. a harlot; because she had covered her face. 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand ; 16 And he turned unto her by the way, and and he knew not aught he had, save the bread said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto which he did eat: and Joseph was a goodly perthee; (for he knew not that she was his daugh- son, and well-favoured. ter-in-law :) and she said, What wilt thou give 71 And it came to pass after these things, that me, that thou inayest come in unto me? his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph : 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the and she said, Lie with me. flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, 8 But he refused, and said unto his master's till thou send it ?

wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? with me in the house, and he hath committed all and she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and that he hath to my hand ; thy staff that is in thy hand : and he gave it 9 There is none greater in this house than I ; her, and came in unto her, and she conceived neither hath he kept back any thing from me, by him.

but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can 19 And she arose and went away and laid by I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? her vail from her, and put on the garments of 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph ner widowhood.

day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his lie by her, or to be with her. friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge 11 And it came to pass about this time, that Jofrom the woman's hand: but he found her not. seph went into the house to do his business; and

21 Then he asked the men of that place, say- there was none of the men of the house there ing, Where is the harlot that was openly by the within. way-side ? And they said, There was no harlot 12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, in this place.

Lie with me: and he left his garment in her 22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot band,

and fled, and got him out. find her; and also the men of the place said, 13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had that there was no harlot in this place.

left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest 14 That she called unto the men of her bouse,



Joseph cast into prison.


Pharavi sendeth for din. and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and in a Hebrew unto us to mock us : he came in unto bring me out of this house: we to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land

15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I of the Hebrews: and here also have I done noth lifted up my voice and cred, that he left his gar- ing that they should put me into the dungeon. ment with me, and fled, and got him out. 16 When the chief baker saw that the interpre 16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his tation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was lord came home.

in my dream, and behold I had three white 17 And she spake unto him according to these baskets on my head: words. saying, The Hebrew servant which thou 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of alt hast brought unto us, came in unto meto mock me: manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh: and the birds 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up my voice did eat them out of the basket upon my liead. and cried, liat he leit his garment with me, and 18 And Joseph answered, and said, This is the fed out.

interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three 19 And it came to pass, when his master Leard days: the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, 10 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a that his wrath was kindled.

tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him 2041 And it came to pass the third day, which was into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners Pharaoh's birth-day, that he made a feast unto all were bound : and he was there in the prison. his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief 21 1 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shew-butler and of the chief baker among his servants. ed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight 21 And he restored the chief butier unto his butof the kecper of the prison.

lership again; and he gave thecup into Pharaoh's 2 And the keeper of the prison committed to hand Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was interpreted to them. ihe doer of it.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Jo 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any seph, but forgat hin. thing that was under his hand; because the LORD

CHAP. XLI. was with him : and that which he did, the LORD

Pharaoh's two dreams. made it to prosper.

end of CHAP. XL.

years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and behold, Pkaraoh's butler and baker.

he stood by the river. ND it came to pass after these things, that 2 And behold, there came up out of the river had offended their lord the king of Egypt. they fed in a meadow.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his 3 And behold, seven other kine came up after officers, against the chief of the butlers, and them out of the river, ill-favoured and lean-fles! against the chief of the bakers.

ed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the of the river. captain of the guard, into the prison, the place 4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine where Joseph was bound.

did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat kine. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph So Pharaoh awoke. with them, and he served them; and they con- 5 And he slept and dreamed the second time; inued a season in ward.

and behold, seven ears of corn came up upon 5 | And they dreamed a dream both of them, one stalk, rank and good. each man his dream in one night, each man ac- 6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted with cording to the interpretation of his dream; the the east wind sprung up after them. butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven were bound in the prison.

rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, behold, it was a dream. and looked upon them, and behold, thcy were sad. 8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with spirit was troubled ; and he sent

and called for all him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, the magiciansof Egypt, and all the wise men thereWherefore look ye so sadly to-day?

of: and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but thero 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And 99 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations saying, I do remember my faults this day: belong to God? Tell me then, I pray you. 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, put me in ward in the captain of the guard's and said unto him, In my dream, behold, a vine house, both me, and the chief baker: was before me;

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and 10 And in the vine were three branches: and it he: we dreamed each man according to the inwas as though it budded, and her blossums shot terpretation of his dream. forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe 12 And there was there with us a young man, grapes:

a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I and we told him, and he interpreted to us our took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's dreams; to each man according to his dream he cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. did interpret.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the inter- 13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, pretation of it: The three branches are three days: so it was : me he restored unto mine office, and

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up him he hanged. thy head, and restore thee unto thy place : and 14 IT Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: after the former manner when thou wast his and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, butler.

and came in unto Pharaoh. 14 But think on me when it shall be well with 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseplı, I have dreamthee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me,led a dream, and there is none ihat can interpret


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