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The kindness of Jacob and Esau. CRAP. XXXIV, XXXV. Hamor and Shechem slain drove which I met? And he said, These are to 12 Ask me net ir 80 much dowry and gin, and find grace in the sight of my lord.

I will give according as ye shall say unto me: 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother ; but give me the dainsel to wife. keep that thou hast unlu thyself.

| 13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechein 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 iby 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.

Icised: for that were a reproach unto Us: U Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is broughtl 15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ve will to thee: because God hath dealt graciously with be as webe, 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, him, and he took it.

land we willtake yourdaughters 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 cirJ3 And he said unto him, My lord krtoweth cumcised ; then will we take our daughter, and that ine 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 She over-drive them one day, all the flock will die. chem, Hamor's son.

14 Let ny lord, I pray thee, pass over before his 19 And the young man deferred not to do tha scrvant: and I will lead on softly, according as thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daugh the catile that goeth before me and the children ter: and he was more honourable than all the be able to endure; uutil I conie unto my lord house of his father. unto Seir. :

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

let them dwell in the land, and trade therein: 16 8o Esau returned that day on his way un- for the land, behold, it is large enough for thens : to Seir.

let us take their daughters to us for wives, and 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built let us give then our daughters. him a house, and made booths for his cattle :/ 22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. Ito dwell with us, to be one people, if every inale 18 1 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 frosu Padan-aram ; and pitched his tent and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us before the city.

consent unto thein, and they will dwell with us. 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where hel 24 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, • had spread lis tent, at the hand of the children hearkened all that went out of the cate of his or Uamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces city: and every inale 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 canie to pass on the third day, El-elohe-Israel.

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

Jacub, Sinieon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took Shechem defileth Dinar.

each man his sword, and cane upon the city AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she boldly, and slew all the males. H bare unio Jacob, went out to see the daugh. 26 And they slew llamor and Shechem his sou lors of the land.

with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the of Shecheni'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 spakel 28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and Kindly unto the damsel.

their awes, and that which was in the city, and 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, that which was in the field. ga ying, Get me this damsel to wise.

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

have troubled me to make me to stink among tho 6 1 And Harnor the father of Shechem went inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanileg, 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 me, and I shall be destroyed, I and my and they were very wroth, because he had house. wrought folly in Israel, in lying with Jacob's 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sixdaughter; which thing ought not to be done. ter as with a harlot ? 8 Ånd Hamor communed with thein, saying,

CHAP. XXXV. The soul of my son Shechen longeth for your

Jacob sent to Beth-el. daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. LA ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go ip to

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your A Beth el, and dwell there : and make there daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto an altar unto God, that appeared into thee when you.

thou Aeddest from the face of Esani 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 hini, Puit away the strange and get you possessions therein.

Igods tirat are among you, and be clean and change 11 And Shechem said unto her father, and into your garments : her brethren, let ine find grace in your eyes, 1 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and and what ye shall say unto me, I will give. Twill make there an altar iinto God, who answer

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Death and burial of Isaac. .


The kings of Edom end me in the day of my distress, and was with 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Ca.

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

Nebajoth. 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God! 4 And Adab bare to Esau, Eliphaz; and Bawas upon the cities that were round about them, shemath bare Neuel; and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 5 And Alolibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, 69 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land and Korah: These are the sons of Esau, which of Canaan (that is Beth-ci) 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 Cl-beth-el; because there God appeared and his catlle, and all his beasts, and all his subinto him, when he fled from the faceofhis brother. siance wbich he had got in the land of Canaan;

& But Deborah, Rebekali's nurse, died, and slic and went into the country from the face of his was buried beneath Beth cl, under an oak: and brother Jacob. the name of it was called Allon-bachuth. 1 7 For thoir riches were more than that they 91 And God appeareil unto Jacob again when might dwell together: and the land wherein be came out of Padant-aram; and blessed him. they were strangers could not bear them, because

10 And God said unto him, Thy nanie 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.

91 And these are the generations of Esau tha 11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty : father of the Edomites, in mount Seir: be fruitful and multipiy; a nation and a com- 10 These ure the names of Esau's sons; Ellpany of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall phat the son of Adah the wife of Esau ; Reuel come out of thy loins.

ihe son of Bashenjath 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 Ain 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 be talked with him.

these were tlie sons of Adah, Esau's wife. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where 13 And these are the sons of Reucl ; Nahath, he talked with lim, even a pillar of stone: and and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were he poured a drink-offering thereon, and he pour the sons of Basheinatn, 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:1 15 1 These were dukes of the sons of Esan : 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 tabour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; Kenaz, thou shalt have this son also.

| 16 Dnke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Ama18 Aud it came to pass as her soul was in de- lek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz, in parting, (for she died,) that she called his name the land of Edom: those were the sons of Adah. Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. 17 | 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.

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

1 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent 18 1 And these are the gons of Abolibamah. 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 Aho. tha: laud, that Reuben went and lay with Bilbah, libamiah the daughter of Anal, Esau's wife. his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. 19 These are the sons or 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-| 20 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 Zcbidin :

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

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

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

28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and Ajal, 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 song Esau and Jacub buried him. shon, aud Aholibamah the daughter of Anah. CUAP. XXXVI.

| 26 And these are the children of Dishon: HemEsau's family in Canaan.

dan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. TOW these are the generations or Fequ, whol 27 The children of Ezer are these: Bilhan, and is Edom.

IZaavan, and Akan.

:ld (who smote med and Hadad the son sen 116 Ankes him, saying, whethe field and be

Joseph relateth his dreams.


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

observed the saying. 99 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 flock in Shechem. Anah,

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy 20 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these) brethren feed the lock 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 Edoni, before there reigned any king whether it be well with thy brethren, and well over the children of Israel.

with the flocks; and bring ine word again. So 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigncd in Edom: he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

came to Shechem. 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son or Zerah 15 1 And a certain man found him, and beof Bozrah reigned in his stead.

hold, he was wandering in the field i and the 34 And Jobab died, and lusham 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, wliere 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.

Joseple went after his brethren, and found them 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekahlin 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, lladar 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, Sonie cvil beast hath devoured him; and we the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab./shall see what will become of his dreams.

40 And these are the names of the dukes that 21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him came of Esan, 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 Reuben 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, Trid liiin 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 into bis bretliren, that they stript Joseph father of the Edomites.

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

is as on him. Joseph hated of his brethren.

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: AND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his fa- and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. A ther was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph Lifted up their eyes and looked, 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 Bilhali, and with the sons of Zilpalı, 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 conceal 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 band 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 T 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, Ilear, I pray you, this twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Jodrcam which I have dreamed :

seph into Egypt. 7 For behold, we were binding sheaves in the 29 4 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and field, and lo, my sleaf arose, and also stood up-behold, Joseph was not in the pit : and he rent riglit; and behold, your sheaves stood rouud his clothes. about, and made 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 havej 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 : more for luis dreams and for his words.

32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and 9! And he dreamed yet another dream, and told they brought it to their father; and said, This it 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 this breth-coat; an evil beast hath devoured him : Joseph ren: and his father rebiiked hiin, 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 thel 35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up earth?

Ito confort him; but he refused to be comforted,

Come round,


Trespass 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 Dy son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. Thast not found her.

36 And the Midianites sold in into Egypt unto 24 1 And it came to pass about three months Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy the guard.

daughter-in-law hath played the barlot; 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 A went down from his brethren, and turned father-in-law, saying, By the man whose these in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I

2 And Judah say there a daughter of a certain pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he look bracelets, and staff. her, and went in unto lier.

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.

Ithat 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 naine 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 midwire 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 luim. Ithat behold, his brother came out; and she said,

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy How last thou broken forth ? this breach be up brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed on thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 10 thy brother.

1.30 And afterward came out his brother that 9 And Onan knew that the sced should not be had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his lis: and it came to pass, when he went ini imto name was called Zarah. his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground,

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

Joseph's advancement. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the AND Joseph was brought down to Egypt: and 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 Ishinaelites, which had brought him down Shelah my son be grown; (for he said, Lest per- thither. adventure he die also as his brethren did :) and 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house. la prosperous man: and he was in the house of

12 ! 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 Ilirah the Adul!amite.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 hiin overseer in his house, and over all that herself, and satin 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 vrown, and she was not given unto him to wife. LORD was upon all that he had in the louse.

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-Ison, 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 mayest come in unto me? his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph :

V 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,l 8 But he refused, and said unto his master's till thou send it ?

Twife, 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 1; 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 her 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 Adullanite, to receive his pledgel 11 And it came to pass abon; 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 thero 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. Unis piace

Lie with me: and he left bis garment in her Ah! And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot hand, and fied, 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 Aud Judah said, let her take it to her, lest! 14 That she called unto the men of ber house.

her, and covered hier with. Ance, which is by ihe he had, that inesake: and the blessing of the


Josepå cast into prison.


Pharaoh sendeth for kim and spake unto them, saying, Sec, he hath brought and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and in a Hebrew unto us to mock us, he came in unito bring nie out of this house: pre to be 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 bave I done nothlifted up my voice and cried, that he left his ing that they should put me into the dungeon. ment with me, and fied, and got hiin out.. | 16 When the chief baker saw that the interpre

16 And she laid up his gurinent by her, until his tation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also wa 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. saving, The Hebrew servant which thou 17 And in tie uppermost basket there was of an bast brought unto us, canie in unto me to niock 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 head. and cried, that he left his garment with me, and 18 And Joseph answered, and said. This is the ded out.

linterpretation thereof:The three baskets are threo 19 And it came to pass, when his inaster heard days: the words of his wife, which she spake unto him,! 19 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 onů that his wrath was kindled.

tree; and the birdsshalleat thy flesh from off thee. 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him 201 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 al) were bound : and he was there in the prison. This servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief

21 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 butler unto his but. of the keeper of the prison.

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

| 23 Yet did not the chief buller remember Jo23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any seph, but forgat him. 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. diade it to prosper.

AND it came to pass at the end of two full CHAP. XL.

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

he stood by the river. AND it came to pass after these things, that 2 And behold, there came up out of the river A the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker seven well-favoured kine and fat-fleshed ; and bad offended their lord the king of Egypt. they fed in a meadlow.

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-fleshagainst the chief of the bakers.

ed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink 3 And he put thein in ward in the house of the of the river. captain of ihe 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 ihem; and they con- 5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: tinued a season in ward.

and behold, seven cars of corn caine up upon 5 1 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 cast wind sprung up after them. butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven scere 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, they 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 ?

Tof: and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a was none thatcould interpret them into Pharaoh. dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And 91 Then spake the chiet' butler unto Pharaoh, Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations saying, I do remember my faults this day : belong to God? Tell me them, 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, bchold, a vine horise, both me, and the chier 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 in xa3 as though it budded, and her blossoms shot terpretation of his dreanı. forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe 12 And there was there with us a young man, grapes:

Ja Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; 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 Pharaoli's dreanis; to each man according to liis dream le cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. did interpret.

1 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 | 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 manier when thou wast huis 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 Joseph, I have dreamthee, and show kindness, I pray thce, unto nie, ed a drean), and there is none that can interpret

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