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his brethren, and said, Be 16 And he said, I seek hold, I have dreamed a dream my brethren: tell me, I pray more; and behold, the fun thee, where they feed their and the moon and the eleven flocks? Itars made obeisance to me. 17 And the man said,

10. And he told it to his They are departed hence : father and to his brethren; for I heard them fay, Let and his father rebuked him, us go to Dothan., And Joand said unto him, What is feph went after his brethren, this dream that thou hast and found them in Dothan. dreamed? shall I and thy 18 q And when they saw mother and thy brethren in-him afar off, even before he deed come to bow down came near unto them, they ourselves to thee to the conspired against him to slay earth?

him. I1 And his brethren en 19 And they said one to vied him ; but his father ob- another, Behold, this dreamer served the faying.

cometh. 12 And his brethren went 20 Come now therefore, to feed their father's flock in and let us slay him, and cast Shechem.

him into some pit, and we 13 And Israel faid unto will say, some evil beast hath Joseph, Do not thy brethren devoured him : and we shall feed the flock in Shechem? see what will become of his come, and I will send thee dreams. unto them. And he said 21 And Reuben heard it, unto him, Here am I.. and he delivered him out of

14 And he said to him, their hands; and said, Let us Go, I pray thee, see whether not kill him. it be well with thy brethren, 22 And Reuben said unto and well with the flocks; them, Shed no blood, but caft and bring me word again. him into this pit that is in So he sent him out of the the wilderness, and lay no vale of Hebron, and he came hand upon him; that he to Shechem.

might rid him out of their 15 And a certain man hands, to deliver him to his found him, and behold, he father again. was wandering in the field : 23. And it came to pass and the man asked him, say- when Joseph was come unto ing, What seekeft thou? his brethren, that they stript

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Joseph out of his coat, his child is not; and I, whither coat of many colours that shall I go? was on him :

31 And they took Joseph's 24 And they took him, coat, and killed a kid of the and cast him into a pit: and goats, and dipped the coat in the pit was empty, there was the blood : no water in it.

32 And they sent the coat 25 And they sat down to of many colours, and they eat bread; and they lift up brought it to their father's their cyes and looked, and and faid, This have we behold a company of Ith-found: know now whether meelites came from Gilead, it be thy fon's coat or no? with their camels bearing

33 And he knew it, and fpicery and balm, and myrrh, said, It is my son's coat; an going to carry it down to evil beast hath devoured him: Egypt.

Joseph is without doubt rent 26 And Judah faid unto in pieces. his brethren, What profit is 34 And Jacob rent his it if we lay our brother, and clothes, and put fackcloth conceal his blood ?

upon his loins, and mourned 27 Come, and let us fell for his son many days. him to the Ishmeelites, and 35 And all his fons and let not our hand be upon all his daughters rose up to him ; for he is our brother, comfort hiin: but he refused and our fch: and his bre- to be comforted; and he thren were content.

said, For I will go down 28 Then there passed by into the grave unto my son, Midianites merchant-men: mourning : thus his father and they drew and lift up wept for him. Jofeph out of the pit, and 36 4 And the Midianites fold Joseph to the ishmeelites fold him into Egypt unto for twenty pieces of silver: Potipbar, an officer of Phaand they brought Joseph into raoh's, and captain of the Egypt.

guard. 29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and behold,

CHAP. XXXIX.

ND Jofeph was brought .and he rent his clothes,

to 30 And he returned unto Potiphar, an officer of Phahis brethren, and said, The raoh's, captain of the guard,

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an Egyptian, bought him of 8 But he refused, and said the hand of the Ihmeelites, unto his master's wife, Bewhich had brought him down hold, my master woţteth not thither.

what is with me in the house, 2 And the Lord was with and he hath committed all Jofeph, and he was a prospe- that he hath to my hand. rous man ; and he was in

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There is none greater in the house of his master the this house than I; neither Egyptian.

hath he kept back any thing 3 And his mafter faw that from me, but thee, because the Lord was with him, and thou art his wife: how then that the Lord made all that can I do this great wickedhe did to prosper in his hand. ness, and sin against God?

4 And Joseph found grace Jo And it came to pass as in his fight, and he served the spake to Joseph day by him: and he made him over- day, that he hearkened not seer over his house, and all unto her. that he had he put into his 11 And it came to pass hand.

about this time, that yoseph 5 And it came to pass went into the house to do from the time that he had his business; and there was made him overseer in his none of the men of the house house, and over all that he there within. had, that the Lord blessed 12 And the caught him the Egyptian's house for Jo- by his garment: and he left leph's fake: and the blessing his garment in her hand, and of the Lord was upon all Aed, and got him out. that he had, in the house, 13 9 And it came to pass, and in the field.

when she saw that he had 6 And he left all that he left his garment in her hand, had in Joseph's hand; and he and was fled forth, knew not ought he had, 14 That she called unto fave the bread which he did the men of her house, and eat: and Jofeph was a goodly fake unto them, saying, See, person, and well-favoured. he hath brought in an He

7 And it came to pass brew unto us to mock us: after these things, that his he came in unto me to lie master's wife cast her eyes with me, and I cried with 4 upon Joseph ; and would loud voice: have seduced him.

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when he heard that I lifted he was the doer of it. up my voice and cried, that 23 The keeper of the he left his garment with me, prison looked not to any and fled, and got him out.. thing that was under his

16 And she laid up his hand; hecause the Lord W08 garment by her, until his with him : and that which lord came home,

he did, the Lord made it to 17 And the spake unto him profper. 'according to these words,

CHAP. XL. saying, The Hebrew servant which thou hast brought unto ND it came to pass us, came in unto me to mock after these things, that me;

the butler of the king of 18 And it came to pass, as Egypt and his baker had ofI lift up my voice and cried, fended their lord the king of that he left his garment with Egypt. me, and fled out.

And Pharaoh was wroth 19 And it came to pass, against two of his officers, when his matter heard the against the chief of the butwords of his wife, which the lers, and against the chief of spake unto him, saying, Af- the bakers. ter this manner did thy fer 3 And he put them in vant unto me; that his wrath ward in the house of the was kindled.

captain of the guard, into 20 g And Joseph's master the prison, the place where took him, and put him into Joseph was bound. the prison, a place where the 44 And the captain of the king's prisoners were bound: guard charged Joseph with and he was there in the pri- them, and he served them: fon.

and they continued a season 21 But the Lord was with in the ward. Joseph, and shewed him 5 4 And they dreamed a mercy, and gave him favour dream, both of them, cach in the right of the keeper of man his dream in one night, the prison.

each man according to the 22 And the keeper of the interpretation of his dream: prison committed to Joseph's the butler and the baker of hand all the prisoners that the king of Egypt, which were in the prison : and were bound in the prison. whatsoever they did there 6. And Joseph came in

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unto them in the morning, ner when thou wast his buta and looked upon them, and ler. behold, they were fad. 14 But think on me when

7 And he asked Pharaoh's it shall be well with thee, officers that were with him and fhew kindness, I pray in the ward of his lord's thee, unto me; and make house, saying, Wherefore mention of me unto Pharaoh, look ye so sadly to-day? and bring me out of this

8 And they said unto him, house. We have dreamed a dream, 15

For indeed I was stolen and there is no interpreter of away out of the land of the it. And Joseph said unto Hebrews: and here also have them, Do not interpretations I done nothing that they belong to God? tell me them, should put me into the dunI pray you.

geon. 9 And the chief butler 16 When the chief baker told his dream to Jofeph, and saw that the interpretation said unto him, In my dream, was good, he faid unto Jobehold, a vine was before me. feph, I also was in my dream,

10 And in the vine were and behold, I had three white three branches : and it was baskets on my head : as though it budded, and her 17 And in the uppermoft blossoms shot forth; and the basket there was of all manclusters thereof brought forth ner of bake meats for Pharipe grapes :

raoh: and the birds did eat II And Pharaoh's

cup was them out of the basket upon in my hand: and I took the my head : grapes, and prefled them into 18 And Joseph answered, Pharaoh's cup, and I gave and faid, This is the interthe cup into Pharaoh's hand. pretation thereof: the three

12 And Joseph said unto baskets are three days : him, This is the interpreta 19 Yet within three days tion of it: the three branches shall Pharaoh lift up thy head are three days:

from off thee, and shall hang 13 Yet within three days thee on a tree: and the birds shall Pharaoh lift up thine shall eat thy flesh from off head, and restore thee unto thee. thy place; and thou shalt de 20 And it came to pass liver Pharaoh's cup into his the third day, which was hand, after the former man- Pharaoh's birth-day, that he

made

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