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CHA P. XXXIII.
| The Kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 Jan
cob cometh to Succoth; 18 at Salem he buyeth a Field, and buildeth an Altar, called Eloi-Ifrael.
CH A P. XXXIV. Dinah is ravished by Shechem ; 4 he sueth to marry her. 13 The Sons of Jacob offer the Conditions of Circumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. 25 The Sons of Jacob, upon that Advantage, play them, 27 and spoil their City. 30 Jacob réproveth Simeon and Levi,
CHA P. XXXV.
i God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el : 2 He purgeih his House of
Idols : 6 He buildeth an Altar at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth at Allon-bacchuth. 9 God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel travaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way to Edar. 23 The Sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Ifaac at Hebron. The Age, Death, and Burial of Ijaar.
CH A P. XXXVI.
i Esau's three Wives : 6 His removing to Mount Seir : 9 His
Sons : 15 The Dukes which descended of his Sons.
CH A P. XXXVII. 2 Joseph is hated of his Brethren : 5 His two Dreams :
18 His Brethren conspire his Death : 36 He is sold to Por
tiphar in Egypt. Ver. 1
ND Jacob dwelt in the Land wherein. his Father
2 These are the Generations of Jacob; Joseph being seventeen Years old, was feeding the Flock with his Brethren, and the Lad was with the Sons of Bilbah, and with the
Sons of Zilpah, his Father's Wive's : and Joseph brought unto his Father their evil Report.
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his Children, because he was the Son of his old Age : and he made him à Coat of many Colours.
4. And when his Brethren faw that their Father loved him more than all his Brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5 And Joseph dreamed a Dream, and he told it his Brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this Dream which I have 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 Sheave.
8 And his Brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed teign 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 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 our selves to thee to the Earth?
11 And his Brethren envied him : but his Father observed the saying,
12 And his Brethren went to feed their Father's Flock in Shechem
13 And Israel said unto Jofeph, 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 wandring in the Field: and the Man asked him, saying, What seekst thou?
16 And he said, I seek my Brethren : tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their Flocks.
17 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.
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this Dreamer cometh.
20 Come now therefore, and let us say him, and caft 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.
22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no Blood, but caft him into this Pit that is in the Wildernefs, 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 stript Joseph out of his Coat, his Coat of many Colours that was on him.
24 And they took him, and cast him into a Pit: and the Pit was empty, there was no Water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat Bread : and they lift up their Eyes and looked, and behold, a Company of Ihmeelites came from Gilead, with their Camels 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 flay our Brother, and conceal his Blood ?
27 Come, and let us sell 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 e Then there pafled by
• Als v. 7 And the Patriarchs, Midianites, Merchant-men; moved with Envy, fold Joseph inte and lift up Joseph out of the Egypt : but God was with him. Pit, and fold Joseph to the Ilhmeelites for twenty Pieces of Silver : and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29 And Reuben returned unto the Pit; and behold, Jon seph was not in the Pit.
30 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.
32 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.
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 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 him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an Officer of Pharaoh's, and Captain of the Guard.
CHAP. XXXVIII. 1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth Ta
8 The Trespass of Onan. 1 Tamar sayeth for Shelah : 13 She deceiveth Judah : 27 She beareth Twins, Pharez and Zarab,
CH A P. XXXIX.
, Joseph advanced in Potiphar's House : 7 Reffleth his Mi.
fress's Temptation : 13 He is falsiy accused : 19 He is cas into Prison : 21 God is with him there.
1 ND Joseph was brought down to Egypt : and
Potiphar an Officer of Pharaoh, Captain of the Guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the Hands of the Ithmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
2 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,
4 And Joseph found Grace in his Sight, and he served ·him : and he made him Overseer over his House, and all that 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.
7. And it came to pass after these Things, that his Master's WIFE cast her Eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he REFUSED, and said 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 House than I ; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but thee, because thou art his Wife: how then can I do this GREAT Wickedness, and Sin against God? 10 f And it came to pass
* Fcclef. vii. as I applied my Heart as she spake to Joseph Day by to seek and to fearch out Wisdom, Day, that he HEARKNED not and the Reason of Things, and to
know the WICKEDNESS of Folly, and unto her, to nie by her, or of Foolishness and Madness : to be with her.
26 And I find more bitter than 11 And it came to pass a- Death, the woman whole Heart is
SNARES and Nets, and her Hands as bout this Time, that Joseph Bands: wholo PLEASETH God thall went into the House to do his ESCAPE f.om her, but the SINNER shall Business; and there was none
be taken by her.
Prov. i. 10 My Son, if Sinners Exof the Men of the House there tice thee, CONSENT thou not. within.
Prov. v. i My Son, attend unto my 12 And she caught him Wisdom, and how thine Ear to my
Understanding. by his Garment, saying, Lie 2 That thou mayest regard Discrewith me: and he LEFT his tion, and that thy Lips may keep Garment in her Hand, and
3 For the Lips of a STRANGE WoFLED, and got him out. Man drop as an Honey-comb, and her
13 And it came to pass, Mouth is smoother than Oyi. when she saw that he had left wood, Ilvary as a two edged Swo:d.
4. But her End is BITTER as Wormhis Garment in her Hand, s Her Feet go down to Death: and was fied forth.
her Steps take hold on HELL. 14 That she called to the Path of Life, her Ways are move
6 Left thou thouldft ponder the Men of her House, and spake able, that th. u canst got know them. unto them, saying, See, he
7 Hear me now therefore. O ye hath brought in an Hebrew words of my mouth.
CHILDREN, and depart not from the unto us to mock us : he came 8 Remove thy Way far from her, to lie with me, and I cried and come not nigh the Door of her
Houle. with a loud Voice.
y Left thou give thine Honour un15 And it came to pass, to others, and thy Years unto the when he heard that I lifted