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I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and 15 bring me out of this house: For indeed I was stolen away out of
the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that 16 they should put me into the dungeon. When the chief baker saw
that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was
in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head: 17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bake-Ineats
for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon 18 my head. And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpreta19 tion thereof: The three baskets are three days: Yet within three
when thou comest into thy kingdom. Lu. Ge. xxxix. 8, 9. 12. 20. My father, see said xxiii. 42. Art thou called being a servant ? David to Saul); yea, see the skirt of thy robe care not for it; but if thou mayest be made in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of free, use it rather. 1 Co. vii. 21.
thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and Shew kindness.] Now, therefore, I pray see that there is neither evil nor transgression " you” (said Rahab to the “ spies on Jericho,”) in mine hand, and I have not sinned against swear unto me by the Lord, since I have thee ; yet thou huntest my soul to take it shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew 1 Sa. xxiv. 11. For, lo, they lie in wait for kindness unto my father's house, and give me my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; a true token. Jos. ii. 12. And thou (said not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jonathan to David) shalt not only while yet I Lord. They run and prepare themselves live shew me the kindness of the Lord, that without my fault: awake to help me, and beI die not : but also thou shalt not cut off thy hold. Ps. lix. 3, 4. My God hath sent his kindness from my house for ever ; no, not angel; and hath shut the lions' mouths, that when the Lord hath cut off the enemies of they have not hurt me; forasmuch as before David every one from the face of the earth. him innocency was found in me; and also 1 Sa. xx. 14, 15. And David said, Is there before thee, O king, have I (Daniel) done no yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I hurt. Da. vi. 22. Jesus answered "them" may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake? (the " Jews" who took up stones to store him), 2 Sa. ix. 1. Shew kindness (said David to Many good works have I shewed you from Solomon) unto the sons of Barzillai the Gi- my Father; for which of those works do ye leadite, and let them be of those that eat at stone me? John X. 32. They hated me thy table : for so they came to me when I fled without a cause. John xv. 25. They neither because of Absalom thy brother. 1 Ki. ii. 7. found me (says Paul) in the temple disputing
15 Stolen away, &c.] There passed by with any man, neither raising up the people, Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and neither in the synagogues, nor in the city : lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph neither can they prove the things whereof to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: they now accuse me. Let these same here say, and they brought Joseph into Egypt. Ge. if they have found any evil doing in me, while xxxvii. 28. He that stealeth a man and selleth I stood before the council
, except it be for him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall this one voice, that I cried standing among surely be put to death. Ex. xxi. 16. If a them, Touching the resurrection of the dead man be found stealing any of his brethren of I am called in question by you this day. the children of Israel, and maketh merchan- Ac. xxiv, 12, 13. 20, 21. Then said Paul, I dise of him, or selleth him; then that thief stand at Cæsar's judgment-seat, where I ought shall die. De. xxiv. 7. The law is not made to be judged. To the Jews have I done 10 for a righteous man, but for the lawless and wrong, as thou very well knowest ; for if I be disobedient; for men-stealers, for liars, for an offender, or have committed any thing perjured persons, &c. 1 Ti. i. 10.
worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if The Hebrews.] See chap. xiv. 13. with com. there be none of these things, whereof these
Done nothing, &c.) But“he" ("Joseph," when accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them his master's wife cast her eyes upon him) refused, Ac. xxv. 10, 11. It is better, if the will of and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my God be so, that ye suffer for well doing than master wotteth not what is with me in the for evil doing. For Christ also hath once sufhouse, and he hath committed all that he fered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he hath to my hand; how then can I do this might bring us to God, being put to death in great wickedness, and sin against God? And the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. i Pe. she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie iii. 17, 18. with me: and he left his garment in her hand, 16 See verse 1, 2. and fled, and got him out. And Joseph's 18 The three baskets, &c.] See verse 12 master took him, and put him into the prison, and com, And when he (Jesus) had given
days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, 20 that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up
the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he 21 gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand : But he hanged the chief baker : 22
thanks, he brake "it" (" the bread”), and the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, said, Take, eat: this is my body which is and the people that is with thee: I will give broken for you. 1 Co. xi. 24.
thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and 19 See verse 13.
to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Ez. Hang thee on a tree.] He (Pharaoh) hanged xxxix. 4. I have not shunned to declare unto the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted. you (said Paul to the elders of Ephesus) all the Ge. xl. 22. And it came to pass, as he inter- counsel of God. Ac. xx. 27. preted to us so it was; “me” (the " butler") 20 Birthday.] See verses 13. 19. And he restored unto mine office, and him (the the child grew, and was weaned, and Abraham baker) he hanged. Ge. xli. 13. If a man made a great feast the same day that Isaac have committed a sin worthy of death, and he was weaned. Ge. xxi. 8. In the third year be to be put to death, and thou hang him upon of his (Ahasuerus') reign, he made a feast unto a tree; his body shall not remain all night all his princes and his servants. Es. i. 3. upon the tree, but thou shalt in anywise bury After this (that Job was smitten of God) opened him that day (for be that is hanged is accursed Job his mouth, and cursed his day. Job iii. of God). De. xxi. 22, 23. The king of Ai ). When Herod's birthday was kept, the
("Joshua") hanged on a tree until daughter of Herodias danced before them, and eventide : and as soon as the sun was down pleased Herod. Mat. xiv. 6. And when a Joshua commanded that they should take his convenient day was come, that Herod on his carcase down from the tree, &c. Jos. viii. 29. birthday made a supper to his lords, high And afterward Joshua smote them (the five captains, and chief estates of Galilee ; the kings), and slew them, and hanged them on daughter of Herodias came in, and danced. five trees: and they were hanging upon the Mar. vi. 21. 22. trees until the evening. Jos. x. 26. Let seven Lifted up the head, &c.] See verses 13. 19. men of his (Saul's) sons be delivered unto us and com. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven (said the Gibeonites to David), and we will likened unto a certain king, which would take hang them up unto the Lord in Gibeah of account of his servants. And when he had Saul. 2 Sa. xxi. 6. The eye that mocketh at begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, which owed him ten thousand talents. But the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and forasmuch as he had not to pay, his Lord comthe young eagles shall eat it. Pr. xxx. 17. manded him to be sold, and his wife, and Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the children, and all that he had, and payment to law, being made a curse for us: for it is be made. Mat. xviii. 23, 24, 25.
After a written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a long time the Lord of those servants cometh, tree. Ga. iii. 13.
and reckoneth with them. Mat. xxv. 19. And the birds shall eat.] See verse 17. And There was a certain rich man, which had a the Philistine (Goliath) said to David, Come to steward ; and the same was accused unto him me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of that he had wasted his goods. And he called the air, and to the beasts of the field. Then said him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear David to the Philistine, This day will the Lord this of thee? give an account of thy stewarddeliver thee into my hand ; and I will smite ship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. thee, and take thine head from thee ; and I will Lu. xvi. 1, 2. give the carcases of the host of the Philistines 21 Gave the cup, &c.] See verse 13. And this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the wild beasts of the earth. 1 Sa. xvii. 44. 46. twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah (whom she wine was before him: and I took up the wine, bare unto Saul) took sackcloth, and spread it and gave it unto the king. Now I had not for her upon the rock, from the beginning of been beforetime sad in his presence, &c. Ne. harvest until water dropped upon them out of ii. 1. heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the 22 He hanged, &c.] See verses 18, 19. air to rest on “them” (“ the kindred of Saul" We dreamed each man according to the inthat were hanged in the hill, seven in number) terpretation of his dream. And it came to pass, by day, nor the beasts of the field by night. as he (Joseph) interpreted to us, so it was ; 2 Sa. xxi. 10. “ Thou” (“Gog," the chief me he restored unto mine office, and him he prince of Meshech and Tubal) shalt fall upon hanged. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph,
23 as Joseph had interpreted to them. Yet did not the chief butler
remember Joseph, but forgat him.
1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh 2 dreamed : and, behold, he stood by the river. And, behold, there
came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed;
and they brought him hastily out of the dun- and to his brethren : and his father rebuked geon: and Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have him, and said unto him, What is this dream dreamed a dream, and there is none that can that thou hast dreamed ? &c. Ge. Xxxvii. 10. interpret it: and Joseph answered Pharaoh, They (the butler and baker of Pharaoh) dreamed saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pha- a dream both of them, each man his dream in raoh an answer of peace. Ge. xli. 11. 13-16. one night, each man according to the interpreThe prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a tation of his dream, the butler and the baker of dream: and he that hath my word, let him the king of Egypt, which were bound in the speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to prison. Ge. xl. 5. And when Gideon was come, the wheat ? saith the Lord. Je. xxii. 28. behold, there was a man that told a dream unto Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of dream, and, lo, a cake of barley-bread tumbled heaven ; I thank thee and praise thee, O thou into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, God of my fathers (said Daniel), who hast and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, given me wisdom and might, and hast made that the tent lay along. And his fellow anknown unto me now what we desired of thee; swered and said, This is nothing else save for thou hast now made known unto us the the sword of Gideon : for into his hand hath king's matter ; but as for me, this secret is not God delivered Midian and all the hosts. Ju. revealed to me for any wisdom that I have vii. 13, 14. more than any living, but for their sakes that The river.) So he (Jacob) fled with all that shall make known the interpretation to the he had : and he rose up, and passed over the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts river, and set his face toward the mount of thy heart. Da. ii. 19. 23. 30. Forasmuch Gilead. Ge. xxxi. 21. And Pharaoh charged as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and un- all his people, saying, Every son that is borni derstanding, interpreting of dreams, and shew- ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ing hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, ye shall save alive. Ex. i. 22. And it shall were found in the same Daniel, whom the king come to pass, if they will not believe also these named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, two signs (Moses' rod being turned into a serand he will shew the interpretation (said the pent, and his hand become leprous), neither queen to Belshazzar). Da. v. 12. I have not hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take shunned to declare unto you (said Paul to the of the water of the river, and pour it upon the elders of Ephesus) all the counsel of God. Ac. dry land : and the water which thou takest xx. 27.
out of the river shall become blood upon the 23 But forgat him.] My kinsfolk have dry land. Ex. iv. 9. The land, whither thou failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten goest in to possess it, is not as the land of
Job xix. 14. I am forgotten as a dead Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou man out of mind ; I am like a broken vessel. sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy Ps. xxxi. 12. Until the time that his word foot, as a garden of herbs. De. xi. 10. The came ; the word of the Lord tried him. Ps. waters shall fail from the sea (in the judgments cv. 19. Now there was found in it a poor of God against Jerusalem), and the river shall wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the be wasted and dried up. Is. xix. 5. Speak, city; yet no man remembered that poor man: and say, Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I am then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is de- dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, spised, and his words are not heard. Ec. ix. which hath said, My river is mine own, and I 15, 16. (The people of Israel) that drink wine have made it for myself. And the land of in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief Egypt shall be desolate and waste, and they ointments; but they are not grieved for the shall know that I am the Lord : because he affliction of Joseph. Am. vi. 6.
hath said, The river is mine, and I have made
it. Ex. xxix. 3. 9. CHAP. XLI.-1 That Pharaoh dreamed.] 2 There came up, &c.] And Pharaoh said See chap. xx. 3. and xl. 5. with its com. And unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood he (Joseph) told it (his dream) to his father, upon the bank of the river. And (Joseph said
and they fed in a meadow. And, behold, seven other kine came 3 up after them out of the river, ill. favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. And the ill 4 favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. And he slept and dreamed 5 the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. And, behold, seven thin ears and 6 blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. And the seven 7 thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. And it came to pass in the 8 morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and
unto Pharaoh) the seven thin and ill favoured Da. iv. 19. The king's (Belshazzar's) counkine that came up after “them” (“the well tenance was changed (when he saw the fingers favoured") are seven years.
Ge. xli. 17. 27. of a man's hand, writing upon the plaster of the A meadow.] See verse 8.
wall), and his thoughts troubled him, so that 3 IU favoured and leanfleshed.] See verses 4. the joints of his loins were loosed, and his 20, 21.
knees smote one against another. Da. v. 6. 4 So Pharaoh awoke.) And Solomon awoke; As for me Daniel, my cogitations much and, behold, it was a dream. I Ki. ii. 15. troubled me, and my countenance changed in
5 Rank and good.] Butter of kine, and me (at the vision of God's kingdom): but I milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of kept the matter in my heart. Da. vii. 28. the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of When I heard of God's severe judgments the kidneys of wheat, (he, the Lord) made him against Judah) my belly trembled, my lips (Jacob) to suck. De. xxxii. 14.
quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into 6 Blasted with the east wind.] Yea, behold my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I (this vine which bent its roots to the great eagle might rest in the day of trouble. Hab. iii. 16. in the parable), being planted, shall it prosper? The magicians.] Then (when Moses' rod shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind was turned into a serpent) Pharaoh also called toucheth it? (as an emblem of God's judgments) the wise men, and the sorcerers : now the mait shall wither in the furrows where it grew. gicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner Ez. xvii. 10. But “she” (the “ vine” repre- with their enchantments. Er. vii. 11. And the senting Jerusalem in the parable) was plucked magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantup in fury, she was cast down to the ground, ments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her neither did he hearken unto them; as the strong rods were broken, and withered; the Lord had said. E.r. vii. 22. And the mafire consumed them. Ez. xix. 12. Though gicians did so with their enchantments, and he (Ephraim) be fruitful among his brethren, brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. an east wind shall come, the wind of the Lord Then (when the dust of the earth became lice at shall come up from the wilderness, and his the word of Aaron) the magicians (when they spring shall become dry, and his fountain could not bring forth lice) said unto Pharaoh, shall be dried up. Ho. xiii. 15.
This is the finger of God. Ex. viii. 7. 18, 19. 7 A dream.] See chap. xx. 3. and xxxvii. And the magicians could not stand before 5. and com.
Moses because of the boils; for the boil was 8 His spirit was troubled.] And Joseph upon the magicians, and upon all the Egypcame in unto them (the butler and baker of tians. Ex. ix. 11. Regard not them that Pharaoh) in the morning, and looked upon have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, them, and, behold, they were sad. Ge. xl. 6. to be defiled by them. Le. xix. 31. The Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith soul that turneth after such as have familiar his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring from him. And the king said unto them (the after them, I will even set my face against magicians, fc.), I have dreamed a dream, and that soul, and will cut him off from among his my spirit was troubled to know the dream. people. Le. xx. 6. When thou art come into Dan. ii. 1, 2, 3. I saw a dream (said Nebu- the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, chadnezzar unto all the people, nations, and thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations languages) which made me afraid, and the of those nations; there shall not be found among thoughts upon my bed, and the visions of my you any one that useth divination, or an obhead, troubled me. Da. iv. 1.5. Then Daniel server of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or (when he heard the king's dream) was astonied a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. or a wizard, or a necromancer ; for all that do
Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could 9 interpret them unto Pharaoh. Then spake the chief butler unto
these things are an abomination unto the Lord: The wise men thereof.) When Jesus was thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God: born in Bethlehem of Judæa, in the days of for these nations, which thou shalt possess, Herod the king, behold, there came wise men hearkened unto observers of times, and unto from the east to Jerusalem. Mat. ii. 1. diviners. De. xviii. 9–14. And when they Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, deeds. Ac. vii. 22. and that mutter: should not a people seek But there was none that could interpret, &c) unto their God ? for the living to the dead? We have dreamed a dream (said Pharaoh's Is. viii. 19. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail butler and baker), and there is no interpreter in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the interpretations belong to God? Tell me them, idols, and to the charmers, and to them that I pray you. Ge. xl. 8. and com. He dishave familiar spirits, and to the wizards. Is. appointeth the devices of the crafty, so that xix. 3. Behold, I will proceed to do a mar- their hands cannot perform their enterprise : vellous work among this people, even a mar- he taketh the wise in their own craftiness, vellous work and wonder: for the wisdom of and the counsel of the froward is carried their wise men shall perish, and the under- headlong. Job v. 12, 13. The secret of the standing of their prudent men shall be hid. Lord is with them that fear him, and he will Is. xxix. 14. Stand now (0 Babylon) with shew them his covenant. Ps. xxv. 14. Surely thine enchantments, and with the multitude the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings! wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let Where are they? where are thy wise nen? now the astrologers, the star-gazers, the and let them tell thee now, and let them monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save know what the Lord of hosts hath purposed thee from these things that shall come upon upon Egypt. The princes of Zoan are become thee. Is. xlvii. 12, 13. In all matters of wis- fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they dom and understanding, that the king (Nebu- have also seduced Egypt. The Lord hath chadnezzar) enquired of them (Daniel, Hana- mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereaf: niah, Mishael, and Azariah), he found them and they have caused Egypt to err in every ten times better than all the magicians and work thereof. Is. xix. 11-14. The wisdom astrologers that were in all his realm. Da. i. of their wise men shall perish, and the under 20. Then the king (being troubled with dreams) standing of their prudent men shall be hid. commanded to call the magicians, and the as- Is. xxix. 14. Then spake the Chaldeans to trologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, the king in Syriack, o king, live for ever: for to shew the king his dreams. Da. ii. 2. tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the interpretation. It is a rare thing that the the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I king requireth, and there is none other that (said Nebuchadnezzar) told the dream before can shew it before the king, except the gods, them ; but they did not make known unto whose dwelling is not with fesh. Daniel me the interpretation thereof. Da. iv. 7. answered in the presence of the king, and The king cried aloud to bring in the astro. said, The secret which the king hath delogers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers : manded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, and the king spake, and said to the wise men the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, king; but there is a God in heaven that and shew me (Belshazzar) the interpretation revealeth secrets. Thy dream, and the visions thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have of thy head, are these, &c. Da. ii. 4. 11. 27. a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be 28. Then came in all the king's wise men: the third ruler in the kingdom. There is a man but they could not read the writing (skich in thy kingdom (said the queen to Belshazzar), the fingers of a man's hand wrote on the plaster in whom is the spirit of the holy gods ; and in of the wall of the king's palace), nor make the days of thy father light and understand- known to the king (Belshazzar) the intering and wisdom was found in him; whom the pretation thereof. Da, v. 8. For it is writking Nebuchadnezzar thy father made master ten, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and and will bring to nothing the understanding soothsayers. Da. v. 7. 11. Then certain of the prudent. 1 Co. i. 19. If any man philosophers of the Epicureans and of the among you seemeth to be wise in this world, Stoics encountered “him” (“ Paul"): and let him become a fool, that he may be wise. some said, What will this babbler say? Ac. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness xvii. 18.
with God: for it is written, He taketh the