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16 And he faid, I feek my Brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their Flocks.

17 And the Man faid, They are departed hence: for I heard them fay, Let us go to Dothan. And Jofeph went after his Brethren, and found them in Dothan.

18 And when they faw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they confpired against him, to flay him. 19 And they faid one to another, Behold, this Dreamer cometh.

20 Come now therefore, and let us flay him, and caft him into fome Pit; and we will fay, Some evil Beast hath devoured him: and we fhall fee what will become of his Dreams.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their Hands; and faid, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben faid unto them, Shed no Blood, but caft him into this 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 pafs when Jofeph was come unto his Brethren, that they stript Jofeph out of his Coat, his Coat of many Colours that was on him.

24 And they took him, and caft him into a Pit: and the Pit was empty, there was no Water in it.

25 And they fat down to eat Bread: and they lift up their Eyes and looked, and behold, a Company of Ifhmeelites came from Gilead, with their Camels bearing Spicery, and Balm, and Myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah faid unto his Brethren, What Profit is it if we flay our Brother, and conceal his Blood?

27 Come, and let us fell him to the Ifhmeelites, and let not our Hand be upon him; for he is our Brother, and our Flesh and his Brethren were content. 28 Then there paffed by Midianites, Merchant-men; and lift up Jofeph out of the

• Acts v. 7 And the Patriarchs, moved with ENVY, fold JOSEPH into Egypt: but God was with HIM.

Pit, and fold Jofeph to the Ifhmeelites for twenty Pieces of Sitver and they brought Jofeph into Egypt.


29 And Reuben returned unto the Pit; and behold, Jofeph was not in the Pit.

30 And he returned unto his Brethren, and faid, The Child is not; and I, whither fhall I go?

31 And they took Jofeph's Coat, and killed a Kid of the Goats, and dipped the Coat in the Blood.

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32 And they fent the Coat of many Colours, and they brought it to their Father; and faid, This have we found: know now whether it be thy Son's Coat or no.

33 And he knew it, and faid, It is my Son's Coat; an evil Beast hath devoured him: Jofeph is without doubt rent in Pieces.

34 And Jacob rent his Clothes, and put Sackcloth upon his Loyns, and mourned for his Son many Days.

35 And all his Sons, and all his Daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refufed to be comforted; and he faid, For I will go down into the Grave unto my Son, mourning: Thus his Father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites fold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an Officer of Pharaoh's, and Captain of the Guard.,

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1 Jofeph advanced in Potiphar's House: 7 Refifteth his MiArefs's Temptation: 13 He is falfly accufed: 19 He is caft into Prifon: 21 GOD is with him there.

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6 And he left all that he had in Jofeph's Hand; and he knew not ought he had, fave the Bread which he did cat: and Jofeph was a goodly Perfon, and well-favoured.

7 And it came to pafs after these Things, that his Master's WIFE caft her Eyes upon Jofeph; and fhe faid, Lie with me.

8 But he REFUSED, and faid unto his Master's WIFE, Behold, my MASTER Wotteth not what is with me in the House, and he hath committed all that he hath to my Hand.

9 THERE IS no one greater in the Houfe than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but THEE, becaufe thou art his WIFE: how then can I Do this GREAT WICKEDNESS, and SIN against GOD?

10 f And it came to pass as fhe fpake to Jofeph Day by Day, that he HEARKNED not unto her, to LIE by her, or to BE with her.

II And it came to pass about this Time, that Jofeph went into the Houfe to do his Bufinefs; and there was none of the Men of the House there within.

12 And fhe CAUGHT him by his Garment, faying, Lie with me and he LEFT his Garment in her Hand, and FLED, and got him out.

13 And it came to pafs, when fhe faw that he had left his Garment in her Hand, and was filed forth.

14 That he called to the Men of her Houfe, and fpake unto them, faying, Sce, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came to lie with me, and I cried with a loud Voice.

15 And it came to pafs, when he heard that I lifted

f Ecclef. vii. 25 I applied my Heart to feck and to fearch out WISDOM, and the Reafon of Things, and to know the WICKEDNESS OF FOLLY, and of Foolishness and Madness:

26 And I find more bitter than Death, the WOMAN whofe Heart is SNARES and NETS, and her Hands as

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s Her Feet go down to DEATH: her Steps take hold on HELL.

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