Page images

visions for terpreted.

Before 14 But 2 think on me when it shall be


94 Then spoke the chief butler to Phawell with thee, and show kindness to me. 1718. raoh, saying, I do remember my faults I pray thee, and make mention of me to

this day : Pharaoh, and bring me out of this

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his serhouse :

vants, and put me in custody in the cap15 For indeed I was stolen away from

tain of the guard's house, both me, and the land of the Hebrews: and here also 2 Heb. re the chief baker:

memher me have I done nothing that they should put

11 And we dreamed a dream in one

with thee. me into the dungeon.

night, I and he: we dreamed each man 16 When the chief baker saw that the

according to the interpretation of his interpretation was good, he said to Jo


3 or, flour. seph, I also was in my dream, and be


12 And there was there with us a hold, I had three 3 white baskets on my

young man, a Hebrew, servant to the head:

captain of the guard ; and we told him, 17 And in the uppermost basket there

and he a interpreted to us our dreams; to was of all manner of 4 bake-meats for

each man according to his dream he in

4 Heb. Pharaoh ; and the birds ate them out of prothe basket upon my head.

Pharaoh, 13 And it came to pass, as he inter18 And Joseph answered, and said, prepared preted to us, so it was: me he restored This is the interpretation of it: The by a baker. Ito my office, and him he hanged. three baskets are three days:

14 1 6 Then Pharaoh sent and called 19 Yet within three days shall Pha

Joseph, and they 3 brought him hastily raoh 5 lift up thy head from off thee, and 5 or, reckon out of the dungeon: and he shaved himshall hang thee on a tree; and the birds thee and self, and changed his raiment, and came shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

take thy before Pharaoh. 20 1 And it came to pass the third day,

office from

15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have

thee. which was Pharaoh's birth-day, that he

dreamed a dream, and there is none that made a seast to all his servants: and he

can interpret it: and I have heard it said lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

1 Heb. years dream io interpret it.

of thee, that 4 thou canst understand a

of days. 21 And he restored the chief butler to

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, his butlership again; and he gave the

saying, It is not in me: God will give cup into Pharaoh's hand:

Pharaoh an answer of peace.

2 Heb. fal. 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as

17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my Joseph had interpreted to them.

dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of 23 Yet the chief butler did not remem

the river: ber Joseph, but forgot him.

18 And behold, there came out of the CHAP. XLI.

river seven cows, fat-fleshed, and well

favored; and they fed in a meadow: I Pharaoh's troo dreams : 25 Joseph interpre. leththem : 33 He giveth Pharaoh counsel.

19 And behold, seven other cows came 38 Joseph is advanced : 50 He begetteth Ma.

out after them, poor, and very ill-favored, nasseh and Ephraim. 54 The Jamine be

and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in ginneth.

all the land of Egypt for badness : ND it came to pass at the end of two | c. 40. 12, 20 And the lean and the ill-favored

cows ate up the first seven fat cows: and behold, he stood by the river.

21 And when they had 5 eaten them 2 And behold, there came up out of

up, it could not be known that they had the river seven well-favored cows and

eaten them ; but they were still ill-favorfat-feshed; and they fed in a meadow. * Ps. 105. 20. ed, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 3 And behold, seven other cows came

22 And I saw in my dream, and be up after them out of the river, ill-favored

hold, seven ears came up on one stalk, and lean-fleshed ; and stood by the other

full and good : cows upon the brink of the river.

3 Heb. made

23 And behold, seven ears, 6 withered, 4 And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed him run.

thin, and blasted with the east wind, cows ate up the seven well-favored and

sprung up after them : fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.

24 And the thin ears devoured the 5 And he slept and dreamed the second

seven good ears: and I told this to the time: and behold, seven ears of corn

I or, when

thou hear. magicians; but there was none that could came up upon one stalk, 2 rank and est a dream explain it to me. good.

25 1 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The 6 And behold, seven thin ears and interpret dream of Pharaoh is one; God hath blasted with the east wind sprung up af

showed Pharaoh what he is about to do. ter them.

26 The seven good cows are seven 7 And the seven thin ears devoured

years; and the seven good ears are seven the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream." to the in.

5 Heb. come years: the dream is one.

27 And the seven thin and ill-favored 8 And it came to pass in the morning, ward parts cows that came up after them are seven that his spirit was troubled ; and he sent of them. years; and the seven empty ears blasted and called for all the magicians of Egypt,

with the east wind will be seven years of and all the wise men thereof: and Pha

famine. raoh told them his dream ; but there was

28 This is the thing which I have none that could interpret them to Pha

spoken to Pharaoh: What God is about raoh.

16 or, small. Ito do he showeth to Pharaoh.

A ,

thou canst


29 Behold, there come seven years of


48 And he gathered all the food of the great plenty throughout all the land of

1715. seven years which were in the land of Egypt:

Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: 30 And there shall arise after them

the food of the field which was around seven years of famine; and all the plen

every city, he laid up in the same. ty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt;7 Heb. hea 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the and the famine shall consume the land; vy. sand of the sea, very much, until he left 31 And the plenty shall not be known

numbering; for it was without number. in the land by reason of the famine fol

8 or, prepar.

50 a And to Joseph were born two sons lowing: for it will be very 7 grievous. ed of God. before the years of famine came : which 32 And for that the dream was doub

Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah 16 led to Pharaoh twice; it is because the

priest of On bore to him.

9 or, oder thing is s established by God, and God

51 And Joseph called the name of the will shortly bring it to pass.

first-born 17 Manasseh : For God, said 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look

he, hath made me forget all my toil, and out a man discreet and wise, and set him 0

not cut off.

all father's house.

my over the land of Egypt.

52 And the name of the second called 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him

he 18 Ephraim: for God hath caused me appoint sofficers over the land, and take Ts. 105, 21. to be fruitful in the land of my afflicup the fifth part of the land of Egypt in Acts 7. 10.

tion. the seven plenteous years.

53 1 And the seven years of plenteous35 And let them gather all the food of 11 ness that was in the land of Egypt, were those good years that come, and lay up armed, or, ended.

kiss. corn under the hand of Pharaoh ; and

54 · And the seven years of dearth belet them keep food in the cities.

gan to come, according as Joseph had 36 And that food shall be for store to 12 or, silk. said : and the dearth was in all lands; the land against the seven years of fa

but in all the land of Egypt there was mine, which shall be in the land of

13 or, tender

bread. Egypt; that the land 10 may not perish father. 55 And when all the land of Egypt through the famine.

was famished, the people cried to Pha37 1 And the thing was good in the 14 Heb. raoh for bread : and Pharaoh said to all eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all Abrech. the Egyptians, Go to Joseph; what he his servants.

saith to you, do. 38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, 15 or, prince. 56 And the famine was over all the Can we find such a man as this is, a man

face of the earth; and Joseph opened 19 in whom the spirit of God is ?

all the store-houses, and sold to the 39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, For

Egyptians; and the famine became seasmuch as God hath shown thee all this,

vere in the land of Egypt. there is none so discreet and wise as thou dc. 46. 20. & 57 And all countries came into Egypt art:

48. 5. to Joseph to buy corn; because the fa40 - Thou shalt be over my house, and

mine was distressing in all lands. according to thy word shall all my peo

CHAP. XLII. ple n be ruled : only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

16 or, prince. 1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See,

Egypt. 16 They are imprisoned by Joseph I have set thee over all the land oi

for spies. 18. They are set at liberty, on con.

dition to bring Benjamin. 21 They have Egypt.

remorse for Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from

a pledge. 25 They return with corn, and his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand,

17 That is, their money:

29 Their relation to Jacob.

forgetting 36 Jacob refuseth 10 send Benjamin. and arrayed him in vestures of 12 fine linen, and put a gold chain about his

COW when a Jacob saw that there neck;

was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to 43 And he made him to ride in the 18 That is, his sons, Why do ye look one upon ansecond chariot which he had: and they fruitful.

other ? eried before him, 13 14 Bow the knee: and

2 And he said, Behold, I have heard he made him ruler over all the land of

that there is corn in Egypt: go down Egypt.

thither, and buy for us from thence; that 44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I om

we may live, and not die. Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man Ps. 105. 16. 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went lift up his hand or foot in all the land of

down to buy corn in Egypt. Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Ja45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name

cob sent not with his brethren : for he Zaphnath-paaneah ; and he gave him

said, Lest perhaps mischief shall befall for a wife Asenath the daughter of Poti

him. pherah is priest of On: and Joseph went

5 And the sons of Israel came to buy over all the land of Egypt.

in which corn among those that came: for the fac 46 1 And Joseph was thirty years old was, mine was in the land of Canaan. when he stood before Pharaoh king of

6 And Joseph was the governor over Egypt: and Joseph went out from the

the land, and he it was that sold to all presence of Pharaoh, and went through

the people of the land : and Joseph's out all the land of Egypt.

brethren came, and bowed themselves 47 And in the seven plenteous years Acts 7. 12. before him with their faces to the earth. the earth brought forth by handfulls.

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and

[ocr errors]

19 Heb. all


Before he knew them, but made himself 11


27 And as one of them opened his sack strange to them, and spoke 2 roughly to 1707. to give his ass provender in the inn, he them; and he said to them, Whence

espied his money: for behold, it was in come ye? And they said, From the land

his sack's mouth. of Canaan to buy food.

28 And he said to his brethren, My 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but

money is restored; and see it is even in they knew not him.

1 as a stran. my sack: and their heart e failed them, 9 And Joseph o remembered the dreams ger. and they were afraid, saying one to anwhich he dreamed of them, and said to

other, What is this that God hath done them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness

to us? of the land have ye come.

2 Heb. hard

29 | And they came to Jacob their fa10 And they said to him, No, my lord, things with ther to the land of Canaan, and told him but to buy food have thy servants come.

all that befell them, saying, 11 We are all one man's sons; we are

30 The man who is the lord of the true men; thy servants are no spies.

b c. 87.5.

land, spoke 7 roughly to us, and took us 12 And he said to them, No, but to

for spies of the country: see the nakedness of the land have ye

31° And we said to him, We are true come.

men; we are no spies :

3 Heb. 13 And they said, Thy servants are


32 We are twelve brethren, sons of twelve brethren, the sons of one man in

our father: one is not, and the youngest the land of Canaan; and behold, the

is this day with our father in the land of youngest is this day with our father, and


1 Heb. gath. one is not.


33 And the man, the lord of the coun14 And Joseph said to them. That

try, said to us, By this shall I know that is what I spoke to you, saying, Ye are

ye are true men : leave one of your brethspies:

c. 43. 6.

ren here with me, and take food for the 15 By this ye shall be proved: By the

famine of your households, and depan: life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth

34 And bring your youngest brother hence, except your youngest brother shall

4 c. tr. 21.

to me : then shall I know that ye are no come hither.

spies, but that ye are true men : then will 16 Send one of you, and let him bring

l'deliver to you your brother, and ye shall your brother, and ye shall be 3 kept in

traffick in the land. prison, that your words may be proved interpreter tied their sacks, that behold, every man's

5 Heb. an

35 1 And it came to pass as they empwhether there is any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are

bundle of money was in his sack; and spies.

when they and their father saw the bun17 And he put 4 them all together into

dles of money, they were afraid. custody three days.

36 And Jacob their father said to 18 And Joseph said to them the third

them, Me have ye bereaved : Joseph is day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take 19 If ye are true men, let one of your

Benjamin away: all these things are brethren be bound in the house of your

against me. prison : go ye, carry corn for the famine

37 And Reuben spoke to his father, of your houses :

saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him 20 But e bring your youngest brother

not to thee: deliver him into my hand,

6 Heb. went to me; so shall your words be verified, forik. and I will bring him to thee again. and ye shall not die. And they did so.

38 And he said, My son shall not go 21" And they said one to another,

down with you; for his brother is dead, We are verily guilty concerning our

and he is left alone: it mischief shall be brother, in that we saw the anguish of his

fall him by the way in which ye go, then soul, when he besought us, and we would

will ye bring down my gray hairs with not hear; therefore is this distress come

sorrow to the grave. upon us.

7 Heb. with * 22 And Reuben answered them, say


the hard ing, d Did I not speak to you, saying, Do things. 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. not sin against the young man; and ye

15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31 He

maketh them a feast. would not hear ? therefore behold also his blood is required.

ND the famine was severe in the 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for 5 he spoke to them by

2 And it came to pass, when they had an interpreter.

consumed the corn which they had 24 And he turned himself away from

brought from Egypt, their father said to them, and wept ; and returned to them testing pro.them, Go again, buy us a little food. again, and communed with them, and tested. 3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, took from them Simeon, and bound him

The man i did solemnly protest to us, before their eyes.

saying, Ye shall not see my face, except 25 1 Then Joseph commanded to fill

your a brother be with you. their sacks with corn, and to restore eve

4 If thou wilt send our brother with ry man's money into his sack, and to give

us, we will go down and buy thee food: them provision for the way: and thus

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we did he to them.

will not go down, for the man said to us, 26 And they loaded their asses with a c. 42 20. Ye shall not see my face, except your the corn, and departed thence.

'brother be with you.

A land.

[ocr errors]

2 Heb. ask.


8 Heb. eat.

on us.

we came

Before 6 And Israel said, Why dealt ye so ill


23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear with me, as to tell the man whether ye 1707. not : your God, and the God of your fahad yet a brother?

ther, hath given you treasure in your 7 And they said, The man 2 asked us

sacks: 11 I had your money. And he strictly concerning our state, and our kin

brought Simeon out to them. dred, saying, Is your father yet alive?

24 And the man brought the men into

ing asked have ye another brother? and we told

Joseph's house, and d gave them water, him according to the 3 tenor of these

and they washed their feet; and he gave words : 4 Could we certainly know that 3 Heb. their asses provender. he would say, Bring your brother down ? mouth. 25 And they made ready the present 8 And Judah said to Israel, his father,

against Joseph should come at noon: for Send the lad with me, and we will arise Heb.know they heard that they should eat bread and go; that we may live, and not die, ing could there. both we, and thou, and also our little we know.

26 9 And when Joseph came home, ones.

they brought him the present which was 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand 6 c. 44. 32. in their hand into the house, and bowed shalt thou require him: 6 if I bring him

themselves to him to the earth. not to thee, and set him before thee, then by this.

5 or, trice

27 And he asked them of their 12 wellet me bear the blame for ever:

fare, and said, 13 Is your father well, the 10 For except we had delayed, surely 6or, And I, old man of whom ye spoke ? Is he yet now we had returned 5 this second time. as I have alive?

11 And their father Israel said to them, been, &c. 28 And they answered, Thy servant, If it must be so now, do this; take of the

our father, is in good health, he is yet best fruits in the land in your vessels, and Heb, kill a alive: and they bowed their heads and carry to the man a present, a little balm,


made obeisance. and a little honey, spices, and myrrh,

29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw nuts, and almonds:

his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, 12 And take double money in your

and said, Is this your younger brother, of hand; and the money that was returned 9 Heb. roll whom ye spoke to me i And he said, God in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again himself up. be gracious to thee, my son. in your hand; it may be it was an over

30 And Joseph made haste; for his sight:

bowels yearned towards his brother: and 13 Take also your brother, and arise," c. 42. 3. he sought where to weep; and he entered go again to the man:

into his chamber, and wept there. 14 And God Almighty give you mer

10 Heb. com 31 And he washed his face, and went

ing down cy before the man, that he may send

out, and refrained himself, and said, Set away your other brother, and Benjamin: down. on bread. . If I be bereaved, I am bereaved.

32 And they set on for him by him15 1 And the men took that present,

self, and for them by themselves, and for and they took double money in their

the Egyptians who ate with him, by hand, and Benjamin; and arose, and

themselves; because the Egyptians might went down to Égypt, and stood before

not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that Joseph.

is an abomination to the Egyptians. 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin 11 Heb. your 33 And they sat before him, the firstwith them, he said to the ruler of his money born according to his birth-right, and the house, Bring these men home, and 7 slay,

youngest according to his youth : and the and make ready: for these men shall

men wondered one at another. s dine with me at noon.

34 And he took and sent messes to 17 And the man did as Joseph com- ".S. 18. 4. & them from before him: but Benjamin's

. manded : and the man brought the men

mess was five times so much as any of into Joseph's house.

theirs. And they drank, and were 14 18 And the men were afraid, because

merry with him.

12 Heb. they were brought into Joseph's house;


peace. and they said, Because of the money that

1 Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. 18 Ju. was returned in our sacks at the first

dah's humble supplication to Joseph. time, are we brought in ; that he may

ND he commanded i the steward of o seek occasion against us, and fall upon

peace us, and take us for bondmen, and our to your fa. sacks with food, as much as they can carasses.

ry, and put every man's money in his 19 And they came near to the steward

sack's mouth. of Joseph's house, and they communed

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in with him at the door of the house,

the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his 20 And said, O sir, < 10 we came down drank corn money: and he did according to indeed at the first time to buy food: largely. the word that Joseph had spoken. 21 And it came to pass, when we came

3 As soon as the morning was light, to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and

the men were sent away, they, and their behold, every man's money was in the month of his sack, our money in full

4 And when they had gone out of the weight: and we have brought it again in

city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said our hand.

10 his steward, Arise, follow after the 22 And other money have we brought Heb. him

men; and when thou dost overtake them, down in our hands to buy food: we can

say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil not tell who put our money in our sacks. house. for good ?

came to me.

13 Heb. is

A his house, ngaying, then the men's

ther ?

14 Heb.


that was over his


to us,

sons :

& C. 43. 3.

5 Is not this the cup in which my lord


to thy servant, my father, we told him drinketh, and by which indeed he 2 di

the words of my lord. vineth ? ye have done evil in so doing.

25 And our father said, Go again; buy 61 And he overtook them, and he

us a little food. spoke to them these same words.

26 And we said, We cannot go down: 7 And they said to him, Why saith

if our youngest brother shall be with us, my lord these words? Far be it from us

then will we go down ; for we may not that thy servants should do according to

see the man's face, except our youngest this thing :

brother shall be with us. 8 Behold, the money which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again trial.

27 And thy servant my father, said 2 or, maketh

Ye know that my wife bore me two to thee from the land of Canaan : how then should we steal from thy lord's

28. And the one went ont from me, and house silver or gold ?

I said, . Surely he is torn in pieces; and 9 With whom soever of thy servants it

I have not seen him since: shall be found, both let him die, and we

29 And if ye take this also from me, also will be my lord's bond-men.

and mischief shall befall him, ye will 10 And he said, Now also let it be ac- 3 or, make bring down my gray hairs with sorrow cording to your words: he with whom it


to the grave. shall be found, shall be my servant; and

30 Now therefore, when I come to thy ye shall be blameless.

servant my father, and the lad is not with 11 Then they speedily took down ev

us; (seeing that his life is bound up in ery man his sack to the ground, and

the 4 lad's life) opened every man his sack.

31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth 12 And he searched, and began at the

that the lad is not with us, that he will eldest, and left at the youngest : and the

die: and thy servants will bring down cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

the gray hairs of thy servant our father, 13 Then they rent their clothes, and

with sorrow to the grave. loaded every man his ass, and returned

32 For thy servant became surety for to the city.

the lad to my father, saying, « If I bring 14 1 And Judah and his brethren came

him not to thee, then I will bear the blame to Joseph's house, (for he was yet there:)

to my father for ever. and they fell before him on the ground.

33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy 15 And Joseph said to them, What|

servant abide instead of the lad, a bonddeed is this that ye have done ? knew ye

man to my lord; and let the lad return not that such a man as I can certainly

with his brethren. 3 divine ?

b c. 37. 33. 34 For how shall I return to my father, 16 And Judah said, What shall we

and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps say to my lord ? what shall we speak?

I see the evil that shall 5 come on my faor how shall we clear ourselves ? God 4 Heb. his. ther. hath found out the iniquity of thy ser

CHAP. XLV. vants : behold we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup cc. 43. 9.

1 Joseph maketh himself known to his breth

ren: 5 He comforteth them in God's proci. is found.

dence : 9 He sendeth for his father : 16 Pha17 And he said, Far be it from me

raoh confirmeth it : 21 Joseph furnisketh that I should do so: the man in whose

them for iheir journey, and exhorteth them to

5 Heb. find hand the cup is found, he shall be my my father.

concord. 25 Jacob is revived with the netts. servant; and as for you, go in peace to your father.

self before all them that stood by 18 4 Then Judah came near to him, 1 Heb. gave him; and he cried, Cause every man to and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, il forth his go out from me: and there stood no man pray thee, speak a word in my lord's voice in with him, while Joseph made himself ears, and let not thy anger burn

against weeping. known to his brethren. thy servant; for thou art even as Pha

2 And he i wept aloud; and the Egypraoh.

tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying,

Acts 7. 13.

3 And Joseph said to his brethren, - 1 Have ye a father, or a brother ?

am Joseph; doth my father yet live? 20 Ånd we said to my lord, We have ! or, terti. And his brethren could not answer him; a father, an old man, and a child of his fied. for they were 2 troubled at his presence. old age, a little one: and his brother is

4 And Joseph said to his brethren, dead, and he alone is left of his mother,

Come near to me, I pray you: and they and his father loveth him.

3 Heb. nei. came near. And he said, I am Joseph 21 And thou saidst to thy servants, ther let your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Bring him down to me, that I may set my

there be

5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor eyes upon him.

your eyes. 3 angry with yourselves, that ye sold me 22 And we said to my lord, The lad

hither; o for God sent me before you to cannot leave his father ; for if he should

preserve life. leave his father, his father would die. 23 And thou saidst to thy servants,

b c. 50. 20.

6 For these two years hath the famine

been in the land: and yet there are five . Except your youngest brother shali

years, in which there shall neither be tilcome down with you, ye shall see my

4 Heb. to

lage nor harvest. face no more.

put for you

7 And God sent me before you, 4 to 24 And it came to pass, when we came a remnant. preserve for you a posterity in the earth,




« PreviousContinue »