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which is by the way to Timnath aw that Shelah was grown, and not given unto him to wife.


Jofeph in Potiphars bou for the captain ofthe guard, an Egyptian, bought he was him of the hands of the Ifhmaelites, which had brought him down thither.

15 When Judah faw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.

2 And the LORD was with Jofeph, and he was a profperous man, and he was in the houfe of his mafter the Egyptian.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, 3 And his mafter faw that the LORD was and faid, Go to, I pray thee, let me come with him, and that the LORD made all that in unto thee (for he knew not that he was he did to profper in his hand.

his daughter in law) and the faid, What 4 And Jofeph found grace in his fight, wilt thou give me, that thou mayelt come and he ferved him, and he made him overin unto me? feer over his houfe, and all that he had he put into his hand.

17 And he faid, I will fend thee a kid from the flock: and the faid, Wilt thou give me a pledge till thoufend it?

18 And he faid, What pledge fhall I give thee? And the faid, Thy fignet, and thy bracelets, and thy ftaffy is in thine hand: and he gave it her, and came in unto her, and the conceived by him..

19 And the arofe and went away, and laid by her vait from her, and put on the garments ofher widow-hood.

20 And Judah fent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive bis pledge from the womans hand: buthe found her not.

5 And it came to pafs from time that he had made him over-feer in bis houfe,& over all that he had, that the LORD bleffed the Egyptians houfe for Jofephs fake: and the blefling of the LORD was upon all that he had in the houfe, and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Jofephs hand; and he knew not ought he had, fave the bread which he did eat and Jofeph was goodly perfon and well-favoured.


7 And it came to pals after thefe things, that his matters wife caft her eyes upon Jofeph, and the faid, Lie with me. 8 But he refufed, and faid unto his ma21 Then he asked the men ofthat place, fters wife, Behold, my matter woteth not faying, Where is the harlot,that was open- what is with me in the houfe, and he hath ly by the way-fide? and they faid, There committed all that he hath to mine hand, was no harlot in this place. 9There is none greater in this houfe then 22 And he returned to Judah and laid, I I: neither hath he kept back any thing cannot find her; and alfoy men of place from me, but thee, becaufe thou art his faid, that there was no harlot in this place. wife;how then can I do this great wicked23 And Judah faid, Let her take it to nefs, and finagainst God? her, left we be fhamed: behold, I fent this 1 And it came to pafs as fhe fpake to

kid, and thou haft not found her.

24 And it came to pals about three moneths after, that it was told Judah, faying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath play ed the harlot ; and alfo behold, the is with child by whoredom: and Judah faid,Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

25 When he was brought forth, the fent to her father in law, laying, By the man whofe thefe are, am I with child, and the faid, Difcern, I pray thee, whofe arethele, the lignet, and bracelets, and ftaff

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and faid, She hath been more righteous them I, becaufe that I gave her not to Shelah my fon: and he knew her again no more. 27 Anditcame to pafs in time of her travelty behold twins werein her womb. 28 And it came to pafs when the traveljed, that the one put out bis hand, and mid-wife took and bound upon his hand a fcarlet threed, faying, This came out firft. 29 And it came to pafs as he drew back his hand, y behold,his brother came out: and the faid, How halt thou broken forth? tbis breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.

30 And afterward came out his brother that had the fcarlet threed upon his hand and his name was called Zarah.

Jofeph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to he by her, or to be with her.

II And it came to pass about this time, that Iofeph went into the houfe to do his bufinets, and there was none of the men of the houfe there within.

12 And the caught him by his garment, faying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand & Hed, and got him out.

13. And it came to pafs, when the faw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

14 That he called unto the men ofher houfe, and fpake unto them, faying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cryedwith a loud voice.

15 And it came to pafs, when he heard I lifted up my voice & cried, he left his garment with me, & Aed, and got him out. 16 And the laid up his garment by her untill her ford came home.

17 And the fpake unto him according to thefe words, faying, The Hebrew fervant which thou haft brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me.

18 And it came to pafs, as I lift up my voice, and cried, that he left his gannent with me, and fled out.

19 And it came to pafs, when his master CHAP. XXXIX. heard the words of his wife, which the Jofepbadvanced in Potiphars boufe, 7 re- fpake unto him, faying, After this manner Aftet b bis miftreffes temptation, 13 is falf-did thy fervant to me; that his wrath was ly accufed, 19 and caft in prison. kindled.

A and Potiphar an officer of Pharaoh,

NdJofeph was brought down toEgypt, 20 And Jofephs mafter took him, and

Chap. xl. xli.

Fofeph in prison Pharaohs butler and baker. Put him into prison, a place where the the land of the Hebrews; and here allo kings prifoners were bound: and he was have I done nothing that they thould put there in the prison. me into the dungeon.

21 Butthe LORD was with Jofeph, and fhewed him mercy and gave him favour in the fightof the keeper of prifon. 22 And the keeper ofthe prifon committed to Jofephs hand all the prifoners that were in the prifon, and what foever they did there, he was the doer of it.

23 The keeper of the prifon looked not to any thing that was under his hand becaufethe LORD was with him: and that which he did theLORD made it to profper. CHAP. XL.

16 When the chiefbaker faw that the interpretation was good, he faid unto Jofeph, Lallo was in my dream; and behold, bad three white baskets on mine head. 17 And in the uppermoft basket there was of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh; and birds did eat them out ofthe basket upon my head.

18 And Jofeph answered, and faid,This is the interpreration thereof: the three baskets are three days;.

19 Yet within three days fhall Pharaoh 1 The butler and baker of Pharaob are im- lift up thy head from off thee, and fhall prisoned. 4 Jofepb bath charge of them. hang thee on a tree, and the birds Thall eat 5 Heinterpretetbtheir dreams. thy Hefh from off thee. Nd it came to pafs after these things.

A hat the butler of the king of Egypt, which was Pharohsbirth-day, that he made 20 And it came to pass the third day,

and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, againft the chief of the butlers, and against the chiefofthe bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the houfe of the captain of the guard, into the prifon, the place where Jofeph was bound.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Jofeph with them, and he ferved them, and they continued a feafon in ward.

And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to interpretation of his dream; butler and the baker of king of Egypt, which were bound in the prifon. 6 And Jofeph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them; and behold they were fad.

7 And he asked Pharaohs officers were with him in the ward ofhis lords houte, Saying, Whereforelook ye fo fadly to day? 8 And they laid unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreterofit. And Jofeph faid unto them, Do notinterpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

9 And the chiefbutler told his dream to Jofeph, and faid unto him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;"

To And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her bloffomsfhot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.

II And Pharaohs cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, and preffed them into Pharaohs cup: and I gave the cup into Pharaohs hand.

12 And Jofeph faid unto him, This the interpretation of it; the three branch es are three days;

13 Yet within three days fhall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and reftore thee unto thy place, and thou shalt deliver Pharaohs cun into his hand, after the former manner when thou wait his butler.

a feaft unto all his fervants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler, and ofthe chief baker among his fervants.

21 And he restored the chiefbutler unt his butterfhip again; and he gave the cup into Pharaohs hand.

22 But he hanged the chiefbaker, as Jofeph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Jofeph, but forgat him.


Pharaobs two dreams. 25 Joseph interpreteth them. 33 He giveth Pharaoh counfell. 38 Jofeph is advanced. 50 Ha begettetb Manaffeb and Ephraim

Nd it came to pafs at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he ftood by the river..

2 And behold, there came up out of the river feven well-favoured kine, and fatflethed, and they fed in a meadow.

3 And behold, feven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill-favoured, and lean-flefhed, and ftood by the other kine, upon the brink of the river..

4. And the ill-favoured and lean-flefhed kine, did eat up the feven well-favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he lept and dreamed the fecond time: and behold, feven ears of corn came up upon one (lalk, rank and good.

6 And behold, feven thin ears & blasted with the eaft-wind fprung up after them.

7 Andthe feven thin ears devoured the feven rank and full ears, and Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.

8 And it came to pals in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he fent & called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wifemen thereof: & Pharaoh toid them his dreams but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9. Then fpake the chief butler unbo Pharaoh, faying, I do remember my faults this day.

To Pharaoh was wroth with his fervant, 14But think on me when it shall be well and put me inward in the captain of the with thee, and fhew kindness, I pray thee, guards houfe, both me, & the chief baker. unto me, and make mention of meunto 11And wedreameda dreaminone night, Pharaoh, and bring me out ofthis houfe. I,and he: we dreamedeach man according 15 For indeed I was ftolen away out of to the interpretation ofhis dream.

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Jafeths interprets dreams. Jofeph advanced. 12 And there was there with us a young 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out. man, an Hebrew, fervant to the captain a man difcreet and wite, and fet him overof the guard: and we told him, & he inter- the land of Egypt. preted to us our dreams, to each nian according to his dream he did interpret. 13 And it came to pafs, as he interpreted to us, fo it was: nie he reftored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh fentand called Jofeph, and they brought him hastily out of dungeon:& he thaved bimself & changed his raiment,and came in unto Pharaoh. 15 AndPharaoh faid unto Jofeph,1 have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard fay of thee, that thou canst understand a dream, to interpret it.

16 And Jofeph anfwered Pharaoh, faying, It is not in me: God fhall give Pharaoh an anfwer of peace

17 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, In my dream, behold, I ftood upon the bank of the river.

18 And behold, there came up out of the river leven kine, fat-filefhed and wellfavoured and they fed in a meadow.

9 And behold, feven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill-favoured and lean-flefhed, fuch as I never faw in all the land of Egypt for badness.

20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine did eat up the first feven fat kine. 21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were ftillill-favoured, as at the beginning: Solawoke.

22. And I faw in my dream, and behold, feven ears came up in oneftalk, full and good.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up. the fifth part of the land ofEgypt in the feven plenteous years.

35 And let them gather all the food of thefe good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.

36 And that food fhall be for ftore to the land, against the feven years of famin,. which fhall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perifh not through the famin. 37¶ And the thing was goodin eyes of Pharaoh, and in eyes of all his fervants.

38 And Pharaoh faid unto his fervants, Can we find fucba on: as this is, a man in whom the fpiritof God is?

39 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, Forafmuch as God hath fhewed thee all this, there is none fo difcreet & wife as thou art 40 Thoufhalt be over my houfe, and ac cording unto thy word fhallall my peoplebe ruled onely in the throne will I be greater then thou.


41 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, See have fet thee over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Jofephs hand, and arayed him in veftures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck.

43 And he made him to ride in the fecond chariot which he had: and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made.. himruler over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh faid unto Jofeph, I am Pharaoh,& without thee fhall no man lift 23 And behold, feven ears withered, up his hand or foot in all the land ofEgypt thin and blafted with the caft-wind, 45 And Pharaoh called Jofephs name fprung up after them. Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to 24 And the thin cars, devoured the fe- wifeAfenath the daughter of Poti-pherah, ven good ears and I told this unto the Prieft of On, and Jofeph went out over 4... magicians, but there was none that could the land of Egypt. declare it unto me. 46 (And Jofeph was thirty years old 25 And Jofeph faid unto Pharaoh, when he ftood before Pharaoh king of E The dream of Pharaoh is one, God hath gypt.) And Jofeph went out from the hewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. Prefence of Pharaoh, and went through 26 The feven good kine are even out all the land of Egypt. years; and the feven good ears are leven years: the dream isone.

47 And in the feven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

27 Andy feven thin & ill-favoured kine that rame up after them, are feven years; and the feven empty cars blafted with raft-wind, thall be leven years of famin. 28 This is the thing which I have fpoken unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do, he sheweth unto Pharaoh. 20Behold, there come feven years ofgreat pienty, throughout all the land of Egypt., 50 Andunto Jofeph were born two fons, 30 And there fhall arife after them (even before the years of famin came: which years of famin, and all the plenty fhall Afenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah be forgotten in the land of Egypt: and the Prieft of On, bare unto him. famin fhall confume the land.

48 And he gathered up all the foodof the feven 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, laidhe up in the fame. 49 And Jofeph gathered corn as the fand of the fea, very much, untill he left numbring: for it was without number.

31 And the plenty fhall not beknown in The land, by reafon ofthat famin follow ing: fuit that be very grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto. Pharaoh twice, it is becaufe the thing is eftablished by God: and God will orely bring itto pals.

51 And Jofeph called the name of the firit-born Manaffeh: for God, said be, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my fathers houfe.

52 And the name of the fecond called he Ephraim: for God hath caufed me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.. 53. And


The years of famin. Chap. 53 And the feven years of plenteoufnels that was in the land of Egypt were ended. 54 And the feven years of dearth began to come, according as Jofeph had faid; and the dearth was in all lands: but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Jofephs brethren returm.
fon, that your words may be proved, whe
ther there be any truth in you: or elfe by
the life of Pharaoh furely ye are fpies.

17, And he put them all together into ward, three days.

18 And Jofeph faid unto them the third 55 And when all the land of Egypt was day, This do, and live: for I fear God. famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for 191fye be true men, let one of your brethbread, and Pharaoh faid unto all the Eren be bound in houfe of your prifon:go Byptians, Go unto Jofeph: what he faith to you, do!

56 And the famin was over all the face of the earth,& Jofeph opened all the ftorehoufes, and fold unto the Egyptians : & famin waxed fore in the land of Egypt. 57 And all countreys came into Egypt to Jofeph for to buy corn; becaule that the famin was fo fore in all lands.


1 Jacob Sendeth bis ten fons to buy corn in Egypt. 16 They are imprisoned by JoSepb for Spies.

Ow whenJacobfaw that there was corn

ye, carry corn for y famin of your houfes. 2 But bring your youngest brother uns to me; fo fhall your words be verified, and yethall not die. And they did fo.

21 And they faid one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we law yanguifh of his foul, when he befought us and we would not hear: therefore is this diftrefs come upon us. 22 And Reuben answered them, faying, Spake I not unto you, faying, Do not in against the child, and ye would not hear? therfore behold allo his blood is required 23 And they knew not that Jofeph un

Nin Egypt, Jobda and ther his fons, derftood them; for he ipake unto them by

Why do ye look one upon another?

2 And he faid, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die..

3. And Jofephs ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Jofephs brother, Jacob fent not with his brethren: for he faid, Left peradventure mifchief befall him.

5 And the fons of Ifrael came to buy corn among thofe that came: for the famin was in the land of Canaan.

6 And Jofeph was the governour over the land, and he it was that fold to all the people of the land and Jofephs brethren came, and bowed down themfelves before him,'with their faces to the earth..

an interpreter.

24And he turned himselfabout from them and wept ; and returned to them again, & communed with them, & took from them Simeon,and bound him before their eyes. 25 Then Jofeph commanded to fill their facks with corn, and to restore every mans money into his fack, and to give them provifion for the way: and thus did he unto them...

26 And they laded their alles with the corn, and departed thence.

27 And as one of them opened his fack to give his afs provender in the Inn, he efpied his money: forbehold, it masin his facks mouth.

28 And he faid unto his brethren., My money is reftored; and lo, it is even in my 7And Jofeph faw his brethren, and he fack and their heart failed them, and they knew them, but made himselfftrange unto were afraid, faying one to another, What them, and (pake roughly unto them, & he is this that God hath done unto us? faid unto them, Whence come ye? And 29 And they came unto Jacob their they faid, From the land of Canean to buy father, unto the land of Canaan, and told hini all that befell unto them, faying, food. 30 The man who is the lordofthe land, fpa e roughly to us, and took us for spies ofthe countrey.

8 And Jofeph knew his brethren, but they knew nothim.

9 And Jofeph remembred the dreams which he dreamed of them, and faid unto them, Yeare fpies; to fee the nakedness of the land you are come..

To And they faid unto him, Nay, my Jord,but to buy food are thy fervants come 11 We areall one mans fons, we are true men; thy fervants are no fpies.

12 And he faid unto them, Nay, but to fee the nakedness of land you are come. 13And they faid, Thy fervants are twelve brethren, the lons of one man in the land of Canaan, and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not. 14 And Jofephfaid unto them, That is it 1 fpake unto you, faying, Ye arefpies. 15 Hereby ye fhall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not goforth hence,ex sept your youngest brother come hither.

Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in pri

31 And we laid unto him, We aretrue men we are no fpics.

32 We betwelve brethren, fons of our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man the lord of the countreys faid unto us, Hereby fhall I know that ye: are true men; leave one of your brethren bere with me, and take food for the famin of your houtholds, and be gone.

34 And bring your youngest brother unto me:then that I know that you are no fpies, but that you are true men: So will deliver you your brother, and ye fhall traffique in the land.

35 And it came to pafs as they empti ed their facks, that behold, every mans bundle of money was in his fack: and when barb they and their father faw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And

Benj min and his brethren


36 And Jacob their father faid unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children Jofeph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin way: all thefe things are again!t me.

37 And Reuben fpake unto his father, faying, Slay my two fons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.

33 And he faid, My fon shall not go down with you: for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mifchief befall him by the way in the which ye go,then thall ye bring down my gray hairs w forrow to the grave. CHAP. XLIII.

1 Tacob is hardly perfuaded to fend Benja-
min. 16 Iofeph entertaineth bis bre-
thren, 31 and feafteth them.
And the famin was fore in the land.
2. And it came to pafs when they had
eaten up the corn which they had brought
out of Egypt, their father faid unto them,
Ge again, buy us a little food.

3 And Judah fpake unto him, faying, The man did folemnly protelt unto us, faying, Yefhall not fee my face, except your brother be with you.

4 If thou wilt fend our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food.

5 But if thou wilt not fend bim, we will not go down: for the man faid unto us, Ye fhall not fee my face, except your brother be with you

6 And Ifrael faid, Wherefore dealt ye fo ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

entertained by Fofeph.

16 And when Jofeph faw Benjamin with them,he faid toy ruler of his houfe, Bring thefe men home, and lay, and make ready: for these men fhall dine with me at noon.

17 And the man did as Jofeph bad: and the man brought men into Jofephs houfe. 18 And the men were afraid, Becaufe they were brought into Jofephs house; and they faid; Becaufe of the money that was returned in our facks at the firft time, are. we brought in, that he may feek occation against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bond-men, and our alles.

19 And they came near to the steward of Jofephs houfe, and they commuined with.. him at the door of the houfe:

20 And faid, O Sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food.

21 And it came to pals when we came to the Inn, that we opened our facks, and be hold every mans money was in the mouth of his fack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

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22 And other money we have brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who putour money in our facks.

23 And he faid, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father hath given you treafure in your facks: had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.

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24 And the man brought the men into Jofephs houfe, and gave them water, and they washed their feet, and he gave their alles provender.

25 And they made ready the present a 7 And they faid, The man asked us ftraitly gainft Jofeph came at noon for they of our ftate, and of our kindred, faying, is heard that they thould eat bread there. your father yet alive? have ye another bro- 26 And when Jofeph came home,they ther?& we told him according to tenour brought him the prefent which was in of thefe words: Could we certainly know their hand into the house and bowed he would fay,Bring your brother down? themfelves to him to the earth. 8 And Judah faid unto Ifrael his father, 27 And he asked them of their welfare, Send the lad with me, and we will arife and faid, Is your father well, the old man and go, that we may live and not die, both of whom yelpake? Is he yet alive? we, and thou, and allo our little ones.

28 And they antwered, Thy fervant oug 9 I will be furety for him of my hand father is in good health, he is yet alive: halt thou require him: If bring him not and they bowed down their heads, and unto thee, and fet him before thee, then made obeisance. let me bear the blame for ever.

FO For except we had lingred, furely now we had returned this fecond time.

And their father Ifrael laid unto them, If it must be lo now, do this; take of the bett fruits in the land in your vefels, and carry down the man a prefent,a little balm, and a little honey, ipices, and myrrhe, nuts, and almonds.

12 And take double money in your band: & the money that was brought again in mouth of your facks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an overfight. 13 Take alfo your brother, and arife go again unto the man.

14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may lend away your other brother, and Benjamin: ifI be be reaved of my children, I am bereaved.

15 And the men took that prefent, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin and rofeup, and went down to Brypt, and food before Jofeph.

29 And he lift up his eyes, and faw his brother Benjamin, his mothers fon, and faid, Is this your younger brother,ofwhom ye fpake unto me? And he faid, God be gracious unto thee my fon.

30 And Jofeph made haftes for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he fought where to weep, and he entered into bie chamber, and wept there.

31 And he wafhed his face, and went out,
& refrained himself, & faid, Set on bread;
32 And they fet on for him by himself,
and forthem by themfelves, and for the E-
gyptians, which did eat with him, by them-
Telves: becaule the Egyptians might not
eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an
abomination unto the Egyptians.

33 And they fat before him, the firft
born according to his birth-right, and the
youngest according to his youth: and the
men marvelled one at another.
34 And he took and fent meffes unto


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