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15 And Pharaoh Said unto JOseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an anSwer of péace. 17 And Pharaoh said unto JOseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: 18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow : 19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: 20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first Seven fat kine: 21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to
all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall Consume the land : 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following ; for it shoull be very grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice: it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh, look out a man discreet and wise. and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that Come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36 And that food shall be for Store to the land inst the Seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine. 37 " And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is 2 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none So discreet and wise as thou art : 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in #. throne will I be greater than Ou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Jooseph, See, I have set thee over ail the land of Égypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and plvo, S. upon Joseph's hand, and arro him in vestures of fine i. s.
or foot in all the land of *N/
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah ; and he i. him to wife Asenath the ughter of Poti-pherah priest of On... And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. 46 And Joseph was thirty ears old when he stood before haraoh king of Egypt. And Jo* went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughOut all the land of Egypt. 47 And in the seven plenteous i. earth brought forth by uis. 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which Were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the Sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it to without number. 50 And unto Joseph were born two. Sons, before the years of famine came: which Asenath the * of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him. §l And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. For God, said he, hath made me forgot all my toil, and all my father's house. ão And the name of the second Galled he Ephraim: For God hath Caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. 3." And the seven years of o: W. o the ol Of Egypt, were ended. 54 And łł. Seven years of dearth began to come, according * Joseph had said : and the earth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 5 And when all the land of ypt was famished, the Joli Soled to Pharaoh for bread: and haraoh said unto all the #". ons, Go unto Joseph; what he *ith to you, do. * And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and joseph opened all the storehouses, and old unto the Egyptians; and the #. waxed sore in the land of
* And all countries came into
t to Joseph for to buy corn;
because that the famine was so *re in all lands.
come to buy corn. CHAPTER XLII.
Canaan. 6 And Joseph was the governor Over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy, food. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are corne. 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy Servants come. 11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men ; thy servants are no spies. 2 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. 13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan ; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is
not. 14 And Joseph,said unto them.
That is it that I spake unto you, *off Ye are spies: 5 Hereby ye Tshall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you : or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are Spies. 17 And he put them all together into ward three days. 18 And Joseph, said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: 19 If ye be true men, let one of Our brethren be bound in the Ouse of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: 20. But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so. 21 || And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning Our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them : for he Spake unto them by an interpreter. 24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. 25 || Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them proyision for the way: and thus did he unto them. 26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence. 27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn; he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us? 29 " And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying, 30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. 31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies: 32 We be twelve brethren, Sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of thc country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men ; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone: 34 . And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: 80 will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land. 35 || And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father Said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, o Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. 38. And he said, My son shall not go down with you ; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with Sorrow to the grave.
1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. , 15_Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31 He maketh them a feast.
AN D the famine was sore in the land.
Jacob is persuaded
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnl protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food : 5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man Said unto us, Ye shall not see }. face, except your brother be wit you. 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? 7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down? 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go ; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. 9 I will be surety for him; of m hand shalt thou require him : if bring him not unto thee, and set #. thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this Second time. 11 And their father Israel Said unto them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds: 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight. 13-Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: 14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. 15 " And the men took that
present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon. 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in Our Sacks at the first time are we brought in ; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him, at the door of the house, 20 And Said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: 21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put Our money in Our Sacks. 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had §. money. And he brought imeon out unto them. 24 And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. 25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon : for they heard that they should eat bread there. 26 " And when Joseph came home, they brought him the pres– ent which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he *'. alive?
28 And they answered, Thy seryant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my , Son. 30 And Joseph made haste; for bis bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. 31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and Said, Set on bread. 32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. 33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth : and the men marvelled one at another. 34 And he took and 8ent messes unto them from before him : but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
1 Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 14 Judah's humble supplication to Joseph. ND he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack's mouth. 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. 3. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. 4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them. Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? 5 Is not this ito which my lord
drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing. 6 T And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: 8 Behold, the money, which we found in Our Sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan : how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold 2 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen. 10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless. 11 Then they speedily took down every man his såck to the ground, and opened every man his sack. 12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's Sack. 13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city. 14 " And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground. 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine 2 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of o Servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found. 17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so : but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father. 18 " Then Judah came near unto him, and said, O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants,