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16 she had covered her face. And he and bound upon his hand a scarlet

turned unto her by the way, and said, thread, saying, This came out first. Go to, I pray thee, let me come in un- 29 °And it came to pass, as he drew back to thee: for he knew not that she was his hand, that, behold, his brother his daughter in law. And she said, came out : and she said, 281 Whereforel

What wilt thou give me, that thou hast thou simadel lal breach for thy17 mavest come in unto me? And he self!? therefore his name was called

said, I will send thee a kid of the 30 31 Perezl. °And afterward came out goats! from the flock. And she said, his brother, that had the scarlet thread

Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou upon his hand : and his name was 18 send it? • And he said, What pledge

called 'Zerahi. shall I give thee? And she said, 391 And Joseph was brought down to Thy signet and thy Icord', and thy Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of staff that is in thiné hand. And he Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard,

gave 'them to her, and came in unto an Egyptian, bought him of the hand 19 her, and she conceived by him. °And of the Ishmaelites', which had brought she arose, and went away, and 'put

2 him down thither. And the LORD off her veil from her, and put on the

was with Joseph, and he was a prospergarments of her widowhood. °And ous man; and he was in the house of Judah sent the kid of the goats' by 3 his master the Egyptian. °And his The hand of his friend the Adullamite, master saw that the LORD was with to receive thel pledge from the wo- him, and that the Lord made all that

man's hand: but he found her not. 4 he did to prosper in his hand. °And 21 "Then he asked the men of Ther! Joseph found grace in his sight, and

place, saying, Where is the 'harlot, heiministered unto! him: and he that was lat Enaim' by the way side? made him overseer over his house,

And they said, There 'hath beeni no and all that he had he put into his (22 'harlot here!. 'And he returned to (5 hand. °And it came to pass from the

Judah, and said, I have not found! time that he made him overseer in his her; and also the men of the place house, and over all that he had, that

said, There 'hath been! no lharlot the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house 23 there! And Judah said, Let her take for Joseph's sake; and the blessing

it to her, lest we be "put to shamel : of the LORD was upon all that he had,

behold, I sent this kid, and thou 6 in the house and in the field. And 24 hast not found her. And it came to he left all that he had in Joseph's

pass about three months after, that it hand; and he knew not aught that was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy was with him', save the bread which daughter in law hath played the har- he did eat. And Joseph was 'comely', lot; and moreoverl, behold, she is 7 and well favoured. ° And it came to with child by whoredom. And Judah pass after these things, that his mas

said, Bring her forth, and let her be ter's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph ; 35 burnt. When she was brought forth, 8 and she said, Lie with me. But he

she sent to her father in law, saying, refused, and said unto his master's By the man, whose these are, am I wife, Behold, my master 51knoweth' not with child: and she said, Discern, what is with me in the house, and he I pray thee, whose are these, the sig- hath 'put all that he hath lintol my

net, and the cords', and 'thel staff. 9 hand; there is none greater in this 3. And Judah acknowledged them, and house than 1; neither hath he kept

said, She list more righteous than 1; back any thing from me but thee, beforasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah cause thou art his wife: how then can

my son. And he knew her again no I do this great wickedness, and sin 21 more. And it came to pass in the 10 against God? And it came to pass, as

time of her travail, that, behold, twins she spake to Joseph day by day, that (28 were in her womb. "And it came to he hearkened not unto her, to'lie by

pass, when she travailed, that one put 11 her, or to be with her. And it came out lal hand: and the midwife took to pass about this time, that the went

1 Heb. kedeshak, that is, a woman

dedicated to impure heathen wor-
ship. See Deut. xxiii. 17, Hos.

? Or, How hast thou made a breach!

lal breach be upon thee! 3 That is, A breach.

* Or, with him he knew not
* Or, knoveth not with me what

is &c.
& Or, Thel is Inot!

iv. 14.

VERSION OF 1611.–18 bracelets..it; 19 laid by; 20 his; 21 that.. openly.. was.. in this place; 22 cannot find..(that).. was.. in this place ; 23 shamed; 24 also ; 25 bracelets ; 26 hath been .. because that; 28 (the) .. his; 29 How .. broken forth? this .. be upon thee . . Pharez; 30 Zarah. XXXIX.'1 Pharaoh .. Ishmeelites ; 4 served ; 5 (had); 6 he had .. a goodly person; 8 wotteth committed..to; 11 Joseph. = [49]

into the house to do his "work!; and

there was none of the men of the 12 house there within. 'And she caught

him by his garment, saying, Lie with

me: and he left his garment in her 13 hand, and fled, and got him out. °And

it came to pass, when she saw that he

had left his garment in her hand, and 14 was fled forth, 'that she called unto

the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in lan Hebrew unto us to mock us; he

came in unto me to lie with me, and 15 I cried with a loud voice: °and it came

to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left

his garment 'by' me, and fied, and got 16 him out. °And she laid up his gar

ment by her, until his 'masteri came 17 home. °And she spake unto him ac

cording to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast

brought unto us, came in unto me to 18 mock me : °and it came to pass, as

I 'lifted up my voice and cried, that

he left his garment ibył me, and fled 19 out. And it came to pass, when his

master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying,

After this manner did thy servant to 20 me; that his wrath was kindled. "And

Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, 'the place where the

king's prisoners were bound : and he 21 was there in the prison. °But the

LORD was with Joseph, and shewed "kindness untol him, and gave him

favour in the sight of the keeper of 22 the prison. °And the keeper of the

prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the

prison; and whatsoever they did there, 23 he was the doer of it. "The keeper

of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him; and that which

he did, the Lord made it to prosper. 40 (1 And it came to pass after these

things, that the butler of the king of

Egypt and his baker offended their (2) lord the king of Egypt. °And Pharaoh

was wroth against his two officers,

against the chief of the butlers, and 3 against the chief of the bakers. And

he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the

prison, the place where Joseph was 4 bound. "And the captain of the guard

charged Joseph with them, and he

ministered untoi them : and they con5 tinued a season in ward. 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 6 bound in the prison. 'And Joseph

came in unto them in the morning, and

Isawl them, and, behold, they were sad. (7 °And he asked Pharaoh's officers that

were with him in ward lini his imas

ter's! house, saying, Wherefore look 8 ye so sadly to-day? °And they said

unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is 'none that can interpret! it. And Joseph said unto them, Do

not interpretations belong to God? 9 tell lit me, I pray you. °And the

chief butler told his dream to Joseph,

and said to him, In my dream, behold, 10 a vine was before me ; °and in the

vine were three branches : and it was as though it budded, and lits! blossoms

shot forth; and the clusters thereof 11 brought forth ripe grapes : °and Pha

raoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into

Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into 12 Pharaoh's hand. °And Joseph said

unto him, This is the interpretation

of it: the three branches are three 13) days; °within yet three days shall

Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thine officel : and thou shalt 'give Pharaoh's cup into

his hand, after the former manner 14 when thou wast his butler. But

Thavel me 'in thy remembrancel when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and

make mention of me unto Pharaoh, 15 and bring me out of this house: 'for

indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews : and here also

have I done nothing that they should 16) put me into the dungeon. When the

chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three

baskets loft white 'bread werel on my 17 head : °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. 18 °And Joseph answered and said, This

is the interpretation thereof: the three 19) baskets are three days; 'within yet

three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang

thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat 20 thy flesh from off thee. °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 the

VERSION or 1611.- business ; 14 a; 15 with ; 16 lord; 18 lift .. with ; 20 a ; 21 mercy. XL. 1 (had); 2 (of); 4 served; 6 looked upon; 7 (the).. of.. lord's; 8 no interpreter of.. them ; 10 her; 13 thy place.. deliver ; 14 think on; 16 I had. (28]

head of the chief baker among his 21 servants. And he restored the chief

butler unto his butlership again; and

he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand : 22 °but he hanged the chief baker: as 23 Joseph had interpreted to them. °Yet

did not the chief butler remember

Joseph, but forgat him. 411 And it came to pass at the end of

two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:

and, behold, he stood by the 'river. 2)°And, behold, there came up out of

the river seven kine, well favoured

and fatfleshed; and they fed in the 3 reed-grass!. °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. "And the ill

favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat

up the seven well favoured and fat 5 kine. So Pharaoh awoke. And he

slept and dreamed lal second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came

up upon one stalk, Prank and good. 6) And, behold, seven ears, thin and

blasted with the east wind, Isprung! (7 up after them. And the thin ears

Iswallowed up the seven 2rank and

full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, $ behold, it was a dream. And it came

to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled ; and he sent and called for all the emagicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was

none that could interpret them unto 9 Pharaoh. "Then spake the chief

butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do (10) remember my faults this day : °Pha

raoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the house lof thel

captain of the guard', me and the 11 chief baker: 'and we dreamed a dream

in one night, I and he; we dreamed

each man according to the interpreta12)tion of his dream. 'And there was

with us there 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 13 interpret. °And it came to pass, as

he interpreted to us, so it was; bme

he restored unto mine office, and 14 him he hanged. "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. 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 Siwhen thou

hearesti a dream thou canst interpret 16 it. "And Joseph answered Pharaoh,

saying, It is not in me : God shall give 17 Pharaoh an answer of peace. And

Pharaoh ispakel unto Joseph, In my

dream, behold, I stood upon the brinki 18 of the river : °and, behold, there came

up out of the river seven kine, fat

fleshed and well favoured; and they 19 fed in 'the reed-grassl: °and, behold,

seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and lean

fleshed, such as I never saw in all the (20 land of Egypt for badness : °and the

lean and ill favoured kine did eat up 21 the first seven fat kine : '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 22 beginning. So I awoke. "And I saw

in my dream, and, behold, seven ears

came up 'upon' one stalk, full and 23 good: oand, behold, seven ears, with

ered, thin, and blasted with the east 24 wind, sprung up after them: 'and

the thin ears Iswallowed up the seven good ears : and I told litl unto

the magicians; but there was none 25) that could declare it to me. And

Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one : what God is about

to do he hath 'declared untol Pharaoh. 26 °The seven good kine are seven years ;

and the seven good ears are seven 27 years: the dream is one. And the

seven 'lean' and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted

with the east wind; "they shall be seven 28 years of famine. That is the thing

which I Ispakel unto Pharaoh : What

God is about to do he hath shewed! 29 unto Pharaoh. °Behold, there come

seven years of great plenty through30 out all the land of Egypt: "and there

shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be for

gotten in the land of Egypt ; and the 31 famine shall consume the land ; 'and

the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine 'which fol

loweth'; for it shall be very grievous. 32 °And for that the dream was doubled

Heb. Yeor, that is, the Nile. - Heb. fat.

3 Or, Isacred scribes!
* Or, I will make mention of!

unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God, and God

5 Or, 11 wasl restored ... and the

wasl hanged

VERSION OF 1611.-XLI. 2 a meadow; 5 the ; 6 sprang; 7 (seven) .. devoured; 10 guard's : (beth); 12 a; 15 understand..to; 17 said. . bank; 18 a meadow; 20 (the) ; 22 in ; 24 devoured.. this ; 25 shewed; 27 thin ; 28 This.. have spoken . . sheweth ; 31 following. = [26]

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33 will shortly bring it to pass. Now cities : the food of the field, which

therefore let Pharaoh look out a man was round about every city, laid he

discreet and wise, and set him over 49 up in the same. °And Joseph Said 34 the land of Egypt. °Let Pharaoh do up corn as the sand of the sea, very

this, and let him appoint Sloverseers! much, until he left numbering; for it over the land, and take up the fifth 50 was without number. °And unto

part of the land of Egypt in the seven Joseph were born two sons before the 35) plenteous years. °And let them gather yearl of famine came, which Asenath all the food of 'these' good years that the daughter of Poti-phera priest of come, and lay up corn under the hand 51) On bare unto him. "And Joseph

of Pharaoh 'for food in the cities, called the name of the firstborn 36 and let them keep litl. °And ithel 4Manasseh : For, said he, God hath

food shall be for lar store to the land made me forget all my toil, and all against the seven years of famine, 52 my father's house. °And the name which shall be in the land of Egypt; of the second called he 5Ephraim:

that the land perish not through the For God hath 'madel me fruitful in 37 famine. °And the thing was good in 53 the land of my affliction. And the

the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes seven years of 'plenty', that was (38 of all his servants. "And Pharaoh in the land of Egypt, 'came to an

said unto his servants, Can we find 51 end!. And the seven years of 'fam

such a one as this, a man in whom inel began to come, according as (39 the spirit of God is? And Pharaoh Joseph had said: and there was

said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God ifaminel in all lands; but in all the hath shewed thee all this, there is 55 land of Egypt there was bread. °And

none so discreet and wise as thou : when all the land of Egypt was fam40 °thou shalt be over my house, and ished, the people cried to Pharaoh

according unto thy word shall all my for bread : and Pharaoh said unto

people be ruled : only in the throne all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; 41 will I be greater than thou. 'And 56 what he saith to you, do. "And the

Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have famine was over all the face of the

set thee over all the land of Egypt. earth : and Joseph opened all the store42 °And Pharaoh took off his signet! houses, and sold unto the Egyptians ;

ring from his hand, and put it upon and the famine 'wasi sore in the land Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in (57 of Egypt. 'And all countries came

vestures of 2fine linen, and put a gold into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; 43 chain about his neck; "and he made because the famine was sore in all 'the

him to ride in the second chariot earth. which he had; and they cried before 421 Now Jacob saw that there was corn

him, 3Bow the knee : and he 'set' him in Egypt, andi Jacob said unto his 44 over all the land of Egypt. °And sons, Why do ye look one upon an

Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pha- 2 other? °And he said, Behold, I have aoh, and without thee shall

heard that there is corn in Egypt: lift up his hand or 'his! foot in all the

get you down thither, and buy for us (45 land of Egypt. "And Pharaoh called from thence; that we may live, and

Joseph's name "Zaphenath-paneah!; 3 not die. 'And Joseph's ten brethren and he gave him to wife Asenath the went down to buy corn 'from! Egypt. daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. 4 °But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Ja

And Joseph went out over the land of cob sent not with his brethren; for 46 Egypt. And Joseph was thirty years he said, Lest peradventure mischief

old when he stood before Pharaoh (5 befall him. And the sons of Israel king of Egypt. And Joseph went out came to buy among those that came: from the presence of Pharaoh, and for the famine was in the land of Ca

went throughout all the land of Egypt. (6 naan. °And Joseph was the governor 47 °And in the seven plenteous years the over the land; he it was that sold 48 earth brought forth by handfuls. "And to all the people of the land: and

he gathered up all the food of the Joseph's brethren came, and bowed seven years which were in the land of down themselves tol him with their Egypt, and laid up the food in the 7 faces to the earth. And Joseph saw

man

Or, Ido

1 Or, lorder themselves!

homagel ? Or, Icottoni

3 Abrech, probably an Egyptian word,

similar in sound to the Hebrew
word meaning to kneel.

+ That is, Making to forget.
5 From a Hebrew word signifying to

be fruitful.

VERSION OF 1611.-34 officers : 35 those ; 36 that ; 38 (is); 39 (art); 43 made. . ruler; 45 Zaphnath-paaneah.. (all); 49 gathered : 50 years; 52 caused .. to be; 53 plenteousness .. were ended; 54 dearth .. the dearth ; 56 waxed ; 57 (that).. (so). . lands. -XLII. 1 when ; 3 in; 5 (corn); 6 (and) .. before. = [29]

!

his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly with them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye?

And they said, From the land of & Canaan to buy food. And Joseph

knew his brethren, but they knew not 9 him. 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! 10 are come. And they said unto him,

Nay, my lord, but to buy food are 11 thy servants come. We are all one

man's sons; we are true men, thy 12 servants are no spies. And he said

unto them, Nay, but to see the na

kedness of the land lyel are come. 13 °And they said, 'Wel thy servants are

twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold,

the youngest is this day with our 14 father, and one is not. And Joseph

said unto them, That is it that I

spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies: 15 Chereby ye shall be proved: by the

life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth

hence, except your youngest brother (16 come hither.

Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be boundi, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in

you: or else by the life of Pharaoh 11 surely ye are spies. 'And he put

them all together into ward three li days. 'And Joseph said unto them

the third day, This do, and live; for (19) I fear God: "if ye be true men, let

one of your brethren be bound in your prison house; 'but' go ye, carry

corn for the famine of your houses : 20 landi bring your youngest brother

unto me; so shall your words be

verified, and ye shall not die. And 21 they did so. °And they said one to

another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the 'distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear;

therefore is this distress come upon 2) us. "And Reuben answered them,

saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye

would not hear? therefore also, be23) hold, his blood is required. °And

they knew not that Joseph under

stood them; for Ithere was an in(24) terpreter between them. And he

turned himself about from them, and wept; and 'hel returned to them, and

Ispake to them, and took Simeon

from 'among them, and bound him 25 before their eyes. "Then Joseph

commanded to fill their Ivesselswith corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them

provision for the way: and thus iwas 26 it donel unto them. °And they laded

their asses with their! corn, and de27) parted thence. 'And as one of them

opened his sack to give his ass provender in the 'lodging place', he espied

his money; 'and', behold, it was in 28) 'the mouth loft his 'sacki. °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 "turned trembling! one to

another, saying, What is this that 29 God hath done unto us? °And they

came unto Jacob their father unto the

land of Canaan, and told him all that (30 'had befallen' them; saying, "The

man, the lord of the land, spake

roughly 'with us, and took us for 31 spies of the country. 'And we said

unto him, We are true men; we are 32 no spies : 'we be twelve brethren,

sons of our father; one is not, and

the youngest is this day with our (33 father in the land of Canaan. 'And

the man, the lord of the 'landi, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren with me, and take 'corn' for

the famine of your houses', and 'go 34 your way' : 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 traffick in the (35 land. And it came to pass as they

emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their

father saw Itheir bundles of money, 36 they were afraid. °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 37 are lagainst me. °And Reuben spake

unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: de

liver him into my hand, and I will 38 bring him to thee again. And he

said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he lonlyis left: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then

1 Or, luponi

VERSION OF 1611.-7 unto; 9 you ; 12 you ; 16 kept in prison . . (any); 19 (the).. (of); 20 but; 21 anguish ; 23 he spake unto.. by ; 24 (again). . communed with ; 25 sacks.. did he ; 26 the; 27 inn

for..sack's; 28 were afraid ; 29 befell unto; 30 (who is).. to; 33 country .. (here) .. food . . housebolds. . begone ; 35 (both). . the; 38 alone. = [40]

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