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Joseph interpreteth Pharaoh's dreams.

c or years; and the seven good ears are seven ris. wears: the dream is one. 27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted 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. 29 Behold, there come * seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of E

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u ver, 25. x ver, 47.


o 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;

31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very + grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the "thing is || established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh . this, and let him appoint | officers over the land, and "take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

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c ver, 48. 35 And ‘let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which . in the land of Egypt; that ...!'...}, the land to perish not through the famine, a ch. 47 is, 37 And" the thing was goodin the eyes of ... is a Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants Acts 7. io. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, {N}o a man in whom the Spirit of God is? § 39 And Pharaohsaid unto Joseph. For& M, is asmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, *** there isnomesodiscreet andwise asthouart: £o: 40 *Thou shalt be over my house, and # *7 according unto thy word †† my peo* Heb. b. ple +be ruled: only in the throne will I o, "" be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, **** I have "set thee over all the land of Egypt. '''...?" . , 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from k Esth. 8. his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand,

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| Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to c of |É. . daughter of É. cost | priest of On... And Joseph went out I won in over all the land of Egypt. !..." 46 And Joseph was thirty years old ... when he "stood before Pharaoh king of so, : Egypt. And Joseph went out from the ol presence of Pharaoh, and went through- |...}''. out all the land of Egypt. :::::::: * 47 And in the seven plenteous years ar. Tols. the earth brought forth by handfuls. o: 48 And he gathered up all the food of § gs the seven years, which were in the land of “"“” Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. 49 And Joseph gathered corn "as the Foo sand of the sea, very much, until he left hos numbering; for it was without number. " " " 50 "And unto Joseph were born two lo sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah ||priest of On bare unto him. to:-51 And Joseph called the name of the "Soos. firstborn || Manasseh. For God, said he, i. hath made me forget all my toil, and all ferretting. my father's house. 52 And the name of the second called sir. 1711. he [Ephraim; For God hath caused me .o. to be 'fruitful in the land of my affliction.o.o. 53 And the seven years of plenteous- * ness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. 54 “And the seven yearsofdearth began to come, ‘according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened fall the 'A'...'. storehouses, and "sold unto the Egypt- a sho-o. ians; and the famine waxed sore in the **** land of Egypt. 57 “And all countries came into Egypt : " ". to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands. CHAP. XLII. 1 Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt. 6. They are imprisoned by Joseph for spies. 18. They are set at liberty, on condition to bring Benjamin. 21 They have remorse for Joseph. 24 Simeon is kept for a pledge. 25 They return with corn, and their money. 29. Their relation to Jacob. 36 Jacob refuseth to send Benjamin. OW when "Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither,and buy for us from thence; to: that we may "live, and not die. issi. 3s. i.

s Ps. 105. 16. Acts 7. 11.

t wer. 30.

1707. a Acts 7. 12. t wer. 15, 19, 20.

Joseph imprisoneth his brethren. 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went to buy corn in Egypt. 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacobsent not with his brethren; for he said, *** “Lest peradventure mischief befall him. 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the fa**** mine was "in the land of Canaan. 6 T And Joseph was the governor *** * * over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and “bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange .." unto them, and spake 1. unto these. them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. 9 And Joseph * remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. 11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies. 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are conne. 13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and }o so one "is not.

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hence, except your youngest brother come hither. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch

to your brother, and ye shall be tkept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. for- 17 And he trut them all together into

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XLII. Their relation to Jacob.

not hear; "therefore is this distress come c or upon us. 1707. 22 And Reuben answered them, say-, *... ing, “Spake I not unto you, saying, Do # *7. not sin against the child; and ye would och.37 ai. not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is "required. oo:: 23 And they knew not that Joseph un-on. derstood them; for the spake unto them to by an interpreter. *... 24 And he turned himself about from into them, and wept; and returned to them oo" again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. 25 " Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and "thus did he unto them. *"...o. 26 And they laded their asses with the #, *, *. corn, and departed thence. 27 And as "one of them opened his occho. sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack’s mouth. 28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart + failed them, o."" and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath dome unto us? 29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying, , . 3o The man, who is the lord of the land, spake troughly to us, and took us ;..., for spies of the country. onar, 31 And we said unto him, We are true "“” men; we are no spies: 52 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, ‘Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your housholds, and be gone: 34 Aï bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I is: you your brother, and ye shall "traffick in the land. 35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, “every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye 'bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him

u ch. 34 in.

x See ch. 43. 21.

y ch. 43 it.

Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. GENESIS.

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CHAP. XLIII. 1 Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. 15 Joseph entertaineth his brethren. 31. He maketh them a feast.

:* 41-54, ND the famine was "sore in the land. 2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, o: The man folid solemnly protest unto us, tested. saying, Ye, shall not see my face, except

* “h to so your "brother be with you.

& 44, 23. 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: 5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? * Helo ok. 7 And they said, The man tasked us “straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him acto cording to the tenor of these words: ". † could we certainly know that he would *:::::: say, Bring your brother down? know? 8 And Judah said unto Israel his fa

ther, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand &h. H.32 shalt thou require him: ‘if I bring him !"" not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 10 For except we had lingered, surely of, twice now we had returned |this second time. this. 11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, sh; 3:30; and "carry down the man a present, a prov. 18. 16. W. c - ... little “balm, and a little honey, spices, *** and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 12 And take double money in your seh. 1. as, hand; and the money that was brought 35- again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight: 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: . . 14 And God Almighty give you mercy • * Esth.3.16. before the man, that he may send away losional your other brother, and Benjamin. *|If I

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15, 7 And the men took that present, c. and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the "ruler of his !" house, Bring these men home, and + slay, i. and make ready; for these men shall jo + dine with me at noon. o 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; " and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may tseek for occasion against us, and fall upon us, and o. take us for bondmen, and our asses. 14. 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of the house, 20 And said, O sir, of we came indeed ..." down at the first time to buy food: 21 “And it came to pass, when we ... came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, ch. and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: +I had your money. And he brought ...!!! Simeon out unto them. to me. 24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, so and they washed their feet; and he gave “”

their asses provender. 25 And they made ready the so. against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there. 26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and "bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27 And he asked them of their +welfare, and said, i Is your father well, the old man "of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? 28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. "And they bowed down their . heads, and made obeisance. 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, "his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, "of whom yespake unto me? And he said, “” God be gracious unto thee, my son. 50 And Joseph made haste; for ‘ his bowels did yern upon his brother: ... * and he sought where to weep; and he

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on “bread. 32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is “an abomination unto the Egyptians. 33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. 34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin’s mess was “five times so much as any of their's. And they drank, and + were merry with him. i CHAP. Xo, - J Joseph's policy to st is brethren. 14 JuŽ. %. lo. to Joseph. A ND he commanded # the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. 3.As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. 4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? 5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing. 6 o' And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: 8 Behold,” the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold? 9. With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, *both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen. 10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall i.e. 11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. 12 And he searched, and began at the


XLIV. Judah’s humble supplication.

eldest, and left at the youngest: and the . Hofs, cup was found in i. cost 13. Then they ‘rent their clothes, and solo p, laded every man his ass, and returned to #: @". the city. 1. 11. 14" And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they "fell before him on the ground. * * 37.7. 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly | divine? 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, “we are mylord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found. 17 And he said, ‘God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father. 18 " Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and “let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and "a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, ‘Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, *Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. 24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 And our father said, Go again, and 1 ch: 3. . buy us a little food. 26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us. 27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that "my wife bare me **** two sons: 28 And the one went out from me, and I said, "Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since: 29 And ifye” take this alsofrom me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with

* Heb. hirri that was crer As ouse.

*** c. 21.

* ca. 31.2.

1 Or, make trial. ver, 5.

ever, 9.

fprov. 17. 15.

g ch. 18.30, 32. Exod. 32. 22.

h ch. 37.3.

ich. 42. 15, 20.

kch. 43.3, 5.

n ch. 37.33.

• ch, 42.36, 38.

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us; seeing that "his life is bound up in the lad's life; 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying," If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 33 Now therefore, I o thee, "let th servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall f come on my father.

CHAP. XLV. 1 Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren. 5 He comforteth them in God's so 9 He sendeth for his father. 16 Pharaoh confirmeth it. 21 Joseph furnisheth them for theirjourney, and erharteth them to concord. 25 Jacob is revived with the news. To Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. ...And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. 2 And he twept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, *I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were |troubled at his presence. 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And the came near. And he said, I am o your brother, "whom ye sold into Egypt. 5 Now therefore ‘be not grieved, +nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: "for God did send me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you + to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me * a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. 9 Hasteye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: 1o And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's


children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 11 And there will I mourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy houshold, and all that thou hast, come to poverty. 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is * my mouth that speaketh unto you. 13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and "bring down my father hither. 14 T And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him. 16 T And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it t pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18 And take your father and your housholds, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat 'the fat of the land. 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also tregard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your’s. 21 of And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, o to the + commandment of Pharaoh, an gave them provision for the way. 22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and * five changes of raiment. 23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses +laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. 25 T And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And + Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

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* Hell. gart forth his to attoo an treeping. Numb. 14. 1.

a Acts 7. 13.

* Or, ter-
rified. Job 4.
5 & 23. 15.
Matt. 14.26.
Mark 6.50.

b ch. 37.28.
e Isai. 40.2.
2 Cor. 2.7.
* Heb. nei-
ther let there
be anger in
your eyes.
* ch. §:
s, 105. I
17. §.
a Sam. 16.
19, 11. Acts

4- 24.
* Heb. to put

Jor you a

* ch. 41.43. Judg. if. io. Job 29. 16.

f ch, 47. 1,

i ch. 27. 28. Numb. 18. 12, on

+ Heb, let not your eye spare, &c.

+ tieb. mouth. Numb. 3. 16.

k ch. 43.34.

+ Heb. carryang.

I Job 29. 24.

Ps. 126, i.

Luke 24. 11,

† Heb. kit.

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