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Joseph is ,'iatcd GENES] 3. of his brethren.

possession: he is Esau; the father of ■ 14 And he said lo him, Go, I praj Hi is sold into Egypt. CHAP. XXXVIII. Tamar dcceiveth Judafi.

the Edomites.


AND Jacob dwelt in. the hind wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the Hock with his brethren; ajrid the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph broughtl unto his father their evil report.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he teas the eon of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all| his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

6 U And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they haled him yet the more.

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have creamed:

7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and alsosiood upright; and behold,your sheaves stood around about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

8 And his brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed reign 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 IT And he dreamed yet auother 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 to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What U this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall l,and thy mother,and thy brethren, indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

12 IT And ins brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed thejlock'm Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them And he said to him, Here am I. |

thee, see whether it be welJ 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.

lo And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 Audhe said, I seek my brethren: tell me, 1 pray thee, where they feed Uie'i7~JJocks.

17 And the man said, They are departed henoe: for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went alter his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

18 TT And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay

19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometli.

2U Come now therefore, and let us

lay him, and cast him into some pit; ind we will say, Some evil beast hath levoured him: and we shall see what vill become of his dreams.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he deivered him out of their hands; and :aid, Let us not kill him.

23 And Reuben said unto them,Shed 10 blood, but cast him into this pit hat li- 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 TT And itcaine to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours, Uiat was

in him;

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit xvas empty, there was no water in it

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of lshmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, and balm, arid myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Isbmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our b) other, and

bur flesh: and his brethren were o lent

28 Then there passed by Midianites, merchant-men; and tbey drew and lifted up Joseph out of twe pit, and eold Joseph to the Islnmieliles for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

29 TT And Reuben relumed unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and lie rent his clothes.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I. whither shall I go?

31 And tbey toolc Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood:

32 And they sent the coat of main, colours, and they brought it to theii father; and said, This liave wo found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

33 And he knew it, and said, It ii 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 loins, and mourned for his son many days.

35 And all his sons, and all bis d: <.ers, rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted: and he said, For 1 will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his lather wept for him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer ol Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.


AND it came to pass at that time,
that Judah went down from his
brethren, and turned in to a certain
Adullamite, whose name icas Hirali
2 And Judah saw there a daughter of|
a certain Canaanite, whose name w
Shuah; and he took her, and went
unto her.

13 And she conceived and bare a so
and he called his name Er.

4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name On an.

ft And she yet again coi bare a son; and called his name She lah: and he was at Chezib, when she] bare him.

6 1T And Judah took a wife forEr his first-born, whos? name Jo«.? Tamar.

7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was]

wicked in the sight of the Loud; and the Loud slew him.

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

9 And Ouan knew that the seed should not be his: and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's

ife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lord; wherefore he slew 'im also.

11 Then 6aid Judah to Tamar hia aughter in-law, Remain a widow at hy father's house, till Shelah my son e grown: (for he said, Lest peradenture he die also as his brethren

did.) And Tamar went and dwelt in her lather's house.

12 1T And, in process of time, the aughter of Shuah, Judah's wife, died; ml Judah was comforted, and went

up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnalh, he and his friend Hirah the Adullaiute.

13 And it waa told Tamar, Baying, Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Tinmath, to shear his sheep.

1-t And she put her widow's garnents oft" from her, and covered her vith a veil, and wrapped herself, arid at in an open place, which is by the way to Timnalh: for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she waa not n unto him to wife. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had nvered her face.

16 And he turned unto her by the vay, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let oe come in unto thee; (for he knew lot that she was his daughter-in-law.)

And she said, What wilt thou givel)ic(■■ that thou mayest come in unto me?

17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge till thou send it?

18 A nd he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thy hand: and be gave it her, and came in unto her: and she conceived by him.

19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her veil from her, and put on the garments ofber widowhood.

Joseph advunced GENESIS. f;i Potiphar's house

20 And Judah sent the kid by the | 2 And the Loun was with Joseph,

hand of his friend the Ad-ullamile, to
receive his pledge from the woman'sj
hand ; hut lie found her not.
21 Then he asked the men of that
place, saying, Where is the harlot that]
was openly by the way-side? And
they said, There was no harlot in iins|

2-2 And he returned to Judah, and
said, I cannot find her; and af
men of the place said, that there was
no harlot in this place.

23 And Judah said, Let her take her, lest we be shamed; behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found hei

24 IT And it came to pass, about three months after, that it was told Judah saying, Tainar, thy daughter-in-lav hath played the harlot: and also, behold, she is with child by whorcdo And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be bi

2,5 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man whose these child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose ore these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more right

• eous than I; because that 1 gave hei not to Shelah my son: and he knew her again no more.

27 1T And it came to pass, in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins we>-t in her womb.

2J3 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first

29 And it came to pass, as he drew nack his hand, that, behold, his brother Came out; and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be nn< thee: therefore his name was called l'harez.

30 Andallerward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon hia hand; and his name was culled Zai-ah.


AND Joseph was brought down to
. Egypt; and Poiiphar, an officer
of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an
Egyptian, bought him of the hands ofl
the lshmaclites, which had brought
Lim down thither.

and he was»a prosperous man; and 1.8 was m the house of hia master the Egyptian.

3 And his master saw that the Loiid was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in Jus 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 hie band.

5 And it came to pa*ss, from the timp that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, thai the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house Ibr Joseph's sake; and the blessing o( the Lojld was upon all that he had in the bouse, and in the field.

13 And lie left all that he had in Joseph's hand: and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he did d Joseph was a gooMy pcrso-n, and well-favoured.

7 1T And it came to pass, after these liing9, that his master's wife cast helves upon Joseph; and she said, Lit villi me.

8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master

otteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that hath to my hand; There is none greater in this house in 1; neither haih he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou il'e: how then can I do this ickedness, and ein against


10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to '>e with her.

11 And it came to pass, about this ime, that Joseph went into ihe house

to do bis business; and there was none if the men of the house there within.

12 And she caught him by by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out

13 And it came to pass, when she aw that he had left his garment in erhand, and was fled forth,

14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, say ing, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto Joseph intcrpi'eieth CHAP. XL.

me to lie with me, and 1 cried with a Joud voice:

'15 And it came to pass, when lie heard that 1 lifted up my voice and cried, tiiat he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out

16 And she laid up his g-arment by her, until his lord came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto ua, came in unto me to mock me:

IS And it came to pass, as I Jilted up my voice and cried, that he led his garment with me, and lied out.

19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, Alter this manner did thy servant to me; that his wralh was kindled.

20 And Joseph's-master took him, and puc him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight oj' the keeper of the prison.

22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the pris- crs that '" .'

was tl)

whatsoever they did tli
doer of it.
2-'} The keeper of the prison looked
not to any tiling that was under his
hand; because the Loud was with
him; and that which he did, the
Loiiomade it to prosper.


AND it came to pass, after these tilings, that the butler of the king of Egy0t and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Phnraolf was wroth aguinst two <>j~ his officers, against the chief of Hie butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in Ihe house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. I

4 And the captain of the guard] Charged Joseph with them, and hej

■erred them; and they co season in ward.

5 IT And they dreamed a drea of them, each man his dream night, each man according to

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two dreams. terpretabon of his dream; the butW and the baker of the king of Egypt which were bound in the prison.

6 And Joseph came in unto them, in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers, that were with him in the ward of hia lord's house, saying, "Wherefore look ye so sadly to-day?

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me t/iem, 1 prav you.

9 And the chief builer told his dream to Joseph, and said unto him, In my dream, behold, a vine icas before mej

10 And in the vine were three branchis; and it itw as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereu." brought forth ripe grapes:

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my and: and 1 look the grapes, ana

pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and "gave the cup iuto Pharaoh's hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is he interpretation of it: The three ranches are three days:

13 Vet within three days shall Pha raoh lift up thy head, and restore thee into thy place; and thou shall defivei Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the ormer manner when thou wast his bulier.

14 But think on me when it shall be i-ell with thee, and show kindness, 1

pray thee, unto me; and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing that thej should put me into the dungeon.

lb When the chief baker 6aw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, / had three white baskets on my head:

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all maimer of bake-meats for Pharaoh; and the birds did cat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

19 Vet within three days shall Pha raoh lift up thy head from olT Inee,

Pharaoh's two dreams GENESIS, and shall hang ibee on a tree: and the birds eliall eat Lby flesh from oil' thee.

20 TT And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birth day,| that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief buller and of the chief ba ker among his servants.

21 And he restored the chief butler onto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 But lie hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to Ihcjn.

2:5 Yet did not the chief butler member Joseph, but format him. CHAP. XLI.

AND it came to pass, at the <
of two full years, that Pliar
dreamed : and, behold, he stood by the

interpreted by Joseph.

11 And we dreamed a dream in ono nig'U, 1 ajid he: we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told

id he interpreted to us our dreams: to each man according to iis dream he did interpret.

13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me heuestored

into mine office, and him he hanged.

14 TTThen Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily

of the dungeon: and he shaved :elj~} and changed his raiment, and

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and fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after thein out of the river, ill-favoured and lean-lleshed; ami stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.

4 And the ill-favoured and lean fleshed kine did eat up the sevei well-favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh

5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one 6talk, rank find good.

6 And, behold, seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind, 6pn after them.

7 And tlie seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the rnagiciansl of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there ivas none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9 IT Then apnke the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:

ito Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is that can interpret it; and I have beard say of thee, that thou canst un erstand a dream to interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, nying, It is not in me: God shall give

Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh said unto Josrph,Io my dream, behold, I stood upon the brink of the river:

IS And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favoured; and they fed in a meadow.

19 And, behold, 6even other kine came up after than, poor, and very ill-favoured, and lean-lleshed, such as 1 never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:

20 And the lean and the ill-favoured kine did eat up the iirst seven fat kine:

21 And when they had eaten them ..p, it could not be known that thev lau eaten them; out they were still ill-favoured, as at the beginning. So

2-2 And 1 saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one 6lalk, full arid good:

23 And, behold, seven ears, wither cd, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

24 And the thin ems devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

2fi IT And Joseph said untoriiaraoh. The dream of Pharaoh is one: Goii hath showed Pharaoh what Ue is about to do.

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