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GE 40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth
against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against
the chief of the bakers.
GE 40:3 And he put them in ward in the house
of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was
GE 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged
Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
GE 40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of
them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the
interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt,
which were bound in the prison.
GE 40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the
morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
GE 40:7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that
were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so
sadly to day?
GE 40:8 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 them, I pray you.
GE 40:9 And the chief butler told his dream
to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
GE 40:10 And in the vine were three branches:
and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the
clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
GE 40:11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand:
and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the
cup into Pharaoh's hand.
GE 40:12 And Joseph said unto him, This is
the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
GE 40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh
lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver
Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his
GE 40:14 But think on me when it shall be
well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of
me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
GE 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of
the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should
put me into the dungeon.
GE 40:16 When the chief baker saw that the
interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and,
behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
GE 40:17 And in the uppermost basket there
was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out
of the basket upon my head.
GE 40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This
is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
GE 40:19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh
lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds
shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
GE 40:20 And it came to pass the third day,
which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants:
and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among
GE 40:21 And he restored the chief butler
unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
GE 40:22 But he hanged the chief baker: as
Joseph had interpreted to them.
GE 40:23 Yet did not the chief butler
remember Joseph, but forgat him.
GE 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two
full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
GE 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the
river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
GE 41:3 And, behold, seven other kine came up
after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the
other kine upon the brink of the river.
GE 41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed
kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
GE 41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second
time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
GE 41:6 And, behold, seven thin ears and
blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
GE 41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the
seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
GE 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning
that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians
of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but
there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
GE 41:9 Then spake the chief butler unto
Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
GE 41:10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants,
and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the
GE 41:11 And we dreamed a dream in one night,
I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
GE 41:12 And there was there with us a young
man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he
interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did
GE 41:13 And it came to pass, as he
interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he
GE 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph,
and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and
changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
GE 41:15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have
dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard
say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
GE 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying,
It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
GE 41:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my
dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
GE 41:18 And, behold, there came up out of
the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a
GE 41:19 And, behold, seven other kine came
up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never
saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
GE 41:20 And the lean and the ill favoured
kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
GE 41:21 And when they had eaten them up, it
could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill
favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
GE 41:22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold,
seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
GE 41:23 And, behold, seven ears, withered,
thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
GE 41:24 And the thin ears devoured the seven
good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could
declare it to me.
GE 41:25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The
dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
GE 41:26 The seven good kine are seven years;
and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
GE 41:27 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.
GE 41:28 This is the thing which I have
spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he showeth unto Pharaoh.
GE 41:29 Behold, there come seven years of
great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
GE 41:30 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;
GE 41:31 And the plenty shall not be known in
the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
GE 41:32 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.
GE 41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a
man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
GE 41:34 Let Pharaoh do 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.
GE 41:35 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.
GE 41:36 And that food shall be for store to
the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of
Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
GE 41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes
of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
GE 41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants,
Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
GE 41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is none so discreet and
wise as thou art:
GE 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and
according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne
will I be greater than thou.
GE 41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I
have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
GE 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from
his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine
linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
GE 41:43 And he made him to ride in the
second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he
made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
GE 41:44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am
Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the
land of Egypt.
GE 41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name
Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah
priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
GE 41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when
he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence
of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
GE 41:47 And in the seven plenteous years the
earth brought forth by handfuls.
GE 41:48 And he gathered up all the food of
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.
GE 41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand
of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
GE 41:50 And unto Joseph were born two sons
before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah
priest of On bare unto him.
GE 41:51 And Joseph called the name of the
firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and
all my father's house.
GE 41:52 And the name of the second called he
Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
GE 41:53 And the seven years of
plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
GE 41:54 And the seven years of dearth 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.
GE 41:55 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.
GE 41:56 And the famine was over all the face
of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the
Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
GE 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to
Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
GE 42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was
corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
GE 42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard
that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from
thence; that we may live, and not die.
GE 42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down
to buy corn in Egypt.
GE 42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob
sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall
GE 42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy
corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
GE 42:6 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
GE 42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he
knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them;
and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of
Canaan to buy food.
GE 42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but
they knew not him.
GE 42:9 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.
GE 42:10 And they said unto him, Nay, my
lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
GE 42:11 We are all one man's sons; we are
true men, thy servants are no spies.
GE 42:12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to
see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
GE 42:13 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 one is not.
GE 42:14 And Joseph said unto them, That is
it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:
GE 42:15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the
life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother
GE 42:16 Send one of you, and let him fetch
your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved,
whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye
GE 42:17 And he put them all together into
ward three days.
GE 42:18 And Joseph said unto them the third
day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
GE 42:19 If ye be true men, let one of your
brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the
famine of your houses:
GE 42:20 But bring your youngest brother unto
me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
GE 42:21 And they said one to another, We are
verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his
soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress
come upon us.
GE 42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying,
Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not
hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
GE 42:23 And they knew not that Joseph
understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
GE 42:24 And he turned himself about from
them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took
from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
GE 42:25 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.
GE 42:26 And they laded their asses with the
corn, and departed thence.
GE 42:27 And as one of them opened his sack
to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it
was in his sack's mouth.
GE 42:28 And he said unto his brethren, My
money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed
them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God
hath done unto us?
GE 42:29 And they came unto Jacob their
father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them;
GE 42:30 The man, who is the lord of the
land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
GE 42:31 And we said unto him, We are true
men; we are no spies:
GE 42:32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our
father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land
GE 42:33 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
households, and be gone:
GE 42:34 And bring your youngest brother unto
me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so
will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.
GE 42:35 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.
GE 42:36 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.
GE 42:37 And Reuben spake unto his father,
saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my
hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
GE 42:38 And he said, My son shall not go
down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief
befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray
hairs with sorrow to the grave.
GE 43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.
GE 43:2 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.
GE 43:3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The
man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except
your brother be with you.
GE 43:4 If thou wilt send our brother with
us, we will go down and buy thee food:
GE 43:5 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.
GE 43:6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye
so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
GE 43:7 And they said, The man asked us
straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive?
have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these
words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
GE 43:8 And Judah said unto Israel his
father, 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.
GE 43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand
shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before
thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
GE 43:10 For except we had lingered, surely
now we had returned this second time.
GE 43:11 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, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little
honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
GE 43:12 And take double money in your hand;
and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it
again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
GE 43:13 Take also your brother, and arise,
go again unto the man:
GE 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy
before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I
be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
GE 43:15 And the men took that present, and
they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went
down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
GE 43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with
them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and
make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.
GE 43:17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and
the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
GE 43:18 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 seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and
GE 43:19 And they came near to the steward of
Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
GE 43:20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down
at the first time to buy food:
GE 43:21 And it came to pass, when we came to
the inn, that we opened our sacks, 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
GE 43:22 And other money have we brought down
in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
GE 43:23 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.
GE 43:24 And the man brought the men into
Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave
their asses provender.
GE 43:25 And they made ready the present
against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread
GE 43:26 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.
GE 43:27 And he asked them of their welfare,
and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet
GE 43:28 And they answered, Thy servant our
father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads,
and made obeisance.
GE 43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw
his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger
brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee,
GE 43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his
bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he
entered into his chamber, and wept there.
GE 43:31 And he washed his face, and went
out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
GE 43:32 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.
GE 43:33 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.
GE 43:34 And he took and sent messes unto
them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of
theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
GE 44:1 And 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.
GE 44:2 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.
GE 44:3 As soon as the morning was light, the
men were sent away, they and their asses.
GE 44:4 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?
GE 44:5 Is not this it in which my lord
drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
GE 44:6 And he overtook them, and he spake
unto them these same words.
GE 44:7 And they said unto him, Wherefore
saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according
to this thing:
GE 44:8 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?
GE 44:9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be
found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
GE 44:10 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 be blameless.
GE 44:11 Then they speedily took down every
man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
GE 44:12 And he searched, and began at the
eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
GE 44:13 Then they rent their clothes, and
laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
GE 44:14 And Judah and his brethren came to
Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the
GE 44:15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed
is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly
GE 44:16 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 my lord's servants,
both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
GE 44:17 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.
GE 44:18 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
GE 44:19 My lord asked his servants, saying,
Have ye a father, or a brother?
GE 44:20 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
GE 44:21 And thou saidst unto thy servants,
Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.
GE 44:22 And we said unto my lord, The lad
cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would
GE 44:23 And thou saidst unto thy servants,
Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no
GE 44:24 And it came to pass when we came up
unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
GE 44:25 And our father said, Go again, and
buy us a little food.
GE 44:26 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.
GE 44:27 And thy servant my father said unto
us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons:
GE 44:28 And the one went out from me, and I
said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:
GE 44:29 And if ye take this also from me,
and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to
GE 44:30 Now therefore when I come to thy
servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound
up in the lad's life;
GE 44:31 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.
GE 44:32 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.
GE 44:33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy
servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up
with his brethren.
GE 44:34 For how shall I go up to my father,
and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come
on my father.
GE 45:1 Then 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.