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5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren : and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I lave dreamed.
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
& And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us, or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars, made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren ; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed ? Shall I, and thy mother, and thy brethren, indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth ? And his brethren envied him ; but his father observed the saying
12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said unto him, Here am I.
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks, and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- 15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field : and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou ?
16 And he said, I seek my brethren : tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. And the man said, They are departed hence : for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now, therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit : and we will say, some evil beast hath devoured him : and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into thiş pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours, that was on him. And they took him, and cast him into a pit : and the pit was empty, and there was no water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes, and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead, with their camals bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit.is it if We slay our brother, and conceal his blood ? Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, and our flesh: and his brethren were content.
28 Then there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29 And Reuben returned unto the pit ; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes. And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go ?
31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood : And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found : -know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him : Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. • 35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him ; but he refused to be comforted : and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
36 And the Midianites sold Joseph into Egypt unto Poti. phar, an officer of Pharoah's, and captain of the guard.
LESSON XXXII. Genesis, CHAP. XXXIX. IL. ND Joseph was brought down to Egypt : and Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man : and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him : and he made him overseer over his house, and all thạt he had he put into his hand. ,5 And it came to pass, from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand ; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat: and Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured. But Poti. phar's wife accused him falsely to his master, because he would not commit wickedness.
20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound : and he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. * 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his band : because the Lord was with him : and that which he did the Lord made it to prosper: , '
i And it came to pass after these things, that the chief butler of the king of Egypt and his chief baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. And Pharaoh was wroth against
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream ; the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. And he asked
Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to-day?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God ? tell me them, I pray you.
9 And the chief butler told his dream unto Joseph, and he interpreted it, saying, In three days Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place: and thou shalt deliver the cup into Pharaoh's hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me; and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house : For indeed I was sto'en away out of the land of the Hebrews : and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he also told his dream unto Joseph ; and Joseph interpreted it, saying, Yet within three days shall Pharaoh cause thee to be hanged on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birth-day, 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.
21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand : But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
LESSON XXXIII. GeneSIS, CHAP. XLI.
AND it came to pass, thať at the end of two full years, n Pharaoh dreamed a dream. · And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled ; and he sent and called for all the magiciaris of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof : and Pharaoh told them his dream ; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day. Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker. · 11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he: we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard ; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams : to each man according to his dream he did interpret. And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was : me he restored into mine office, and him he hanged.
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon : and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
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. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed, 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 lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness. 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 avoke.
And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good : And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them. 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 me. , 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years : the dream is one.
27 And the seven thin and ili-favoured kine that came up after them, are seven years; and the seven empty ears bļasted with the east wind, shall be seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh : what God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years of famine ; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land.