Compiled by: Carl Grinde Date: March 22 2016
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Genesis chapter 39
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down there.
And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
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 his hand.
And it happened then from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
And he left all that he had in Joseph's care and he didn't worry about anything except the food he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
And it happened then after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
But he refused and said to his master's wife, See, ever since my master took me to his assistance, he does not worry about anything in the house, and everything he owns he has left in my care.
There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me bexcept you, because you are his wife: how then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
And then she spoke to Joseph day by day, but he did not listen to her, and he did not want to sleep with her, or to be with her.
And it happened then about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and none of the men of the house where there at that time.
And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
And then, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, hand and fled out,
she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in an Hebrew to us to mock us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
And it happened then, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got out.
And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me:
And then, when I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me, and fled out.
And when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, Your servant did this thing to me; he became very angry.
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of 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, he was the doer of it.
The keeper of the prison didn't look to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and all things he did, the Lord made it to prosper.
Genesis chapter 39
Genesis chapter 40
And it happened then after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
And Pharaoh was was angry on two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and 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 bound.
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued 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 bound in the prison.
And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, see, they were sad.
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, why do you look so sad to day?
And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I ask you.
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
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:
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.
And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your place: and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler.
But think on me when you are doing well, and show kindness, I ask you to make mention of me to Pharaoh, 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 put me into the dungeon.
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of pastry for Pharaoh; and the birds ate them from the basket on my head.
And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: The three baskets are three days:
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh take off your head, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh of you.
And then on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast to all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgat him.
Genesis chapter 40
Genesis chapter 41
And it happened then at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, see, he stood by the river.
And he saw seven cows, beautiful and fat, rise up out of the river, and they grazed among the reeds.
Then he saw seven other cows, ill favoured and leanfleshed, rise up out of the river; and they stood by the other cows upon the bank of the river.
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed cows ate up the seven well favoured and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.
And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, see, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, lush and good.
And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
And the seven thin ears devoured the seven lush and good ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, see, it was a dream.
And then in the morning 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 to Pharaoh.
Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
Pharaoh was angry on his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
And we dreamed a dream in one night, me and him; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
And a young man was there with us, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; he interpreted to each man according to his dream.
And it happened then, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored to my office, and he was 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 to Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of you, that you can understand a dream to interpret it.
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, see, I stood upon the bank of the river:
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
And, behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, throughout the land of Egypt, I have never seen anything so ugly as these.:
And the lean and the ill favoured cows ate up the first seven fat cows:
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. Then I awoke.
And I saw in my dream, and, see, seven ears came up in one stalk, lush and good:
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this to the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God has showed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
The seven good kines are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
And the seven thin and ill favoured cows that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh: What God is about to do he showed to Pharaoh.
see, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
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;
And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
And for that the dream was doubled to Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
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.
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.
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 shall not perish during the famine.
And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this man is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as God has showed you all this, there is none so clever and wise as you:
You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.
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 around his neck;
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.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
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.
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.
And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
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.
And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting it; for it was countless.
And Joseph had two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare to him.
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, he said, has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
And the name of the second he called Ephraim: For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
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.
And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph; do what he says to you.
And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
Genesis chapter 41
Genesis chapter 42
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look one upon another?
And he said, see, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down there, and buy for us from there; that we may live, and not die.
And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt.
But Jacob didn't send Benjamin, Joseph's brother together with his brothers; for he feared that an accident could happen to him.
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
And Joseph was the governor over the land, and it was he that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brothers came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
And Joseph saw his brothers, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, From where have you come? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
And Joseph knew his brothers, but they didn't recognice him.
And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, you are spies; you have come to see the nakedness of the land.
And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food your servants have come.
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies.
And he said to them, No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land.
And they said, your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, see, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no longer with us.
And Joseph said to them, That is it that I spoke to you, saying, you are spies:
Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go from here, except your youngest brother comes here.
Send one of you, and let him go and get your brother, and you 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 you are spies.
And he put them all together into prison for three days.
And Joseph said to them on the third day, Do this, and live; for I fear God:
If you are true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: and you others go, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so.
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.
And Reuben answered them, saying, didn't I say to you, Do not sin against the child; and you wouldn't hear? therefore, see, also his blood is required.
And they didn't know that Joseph understood them; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.
And he walked away from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
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 to them.
And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed from there.
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he saw his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
And he said to his brothers, My money is restored; and, see, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God has done to us?
And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell to them; saying,
The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
And we said to him, We are true men; we are no spies:
We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, Hereby shall I know that you are true men; leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
And bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that you are no spies, but that you are true men: then I will deliver you your brother, and you shall traffick in the land.
And it happened then as they emptied their sacks, that, see, 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.
And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I don't bring him to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again.
And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if any accident would happen to him on the journey you want to make, you would bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Genesis chapter 42
Genesis chapter 43
And the famine was sore in the land.
And then, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.
And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, you shall not see my face, except your brother is with you.
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food:
But if you don't send him, we will not go down: for the man said to us, you shall not see my face, except your brother is with you.
And Israel said, Why did you do this evil to me and told the man that you had another brother?
And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have you another brother? and we told him how things were according to these words: How would we know that he would say, Bring your brother to here?
And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.
I want to be responsible for him; of my hand you shall require him. If I don't bring him back to you and set him before your face, I will bear the blame before you all my life:
Indeed, if we had not delayed so long, we would already have returned for a second time.
And their father Israel said to 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:
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; perhaps it was a misstake:
Take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man:
And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. But if I will be childless, let it be so.
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.
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.
And the man did as Joseph said; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
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 our asses.
And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke with him at the door of the house,
And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
And it happened then, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, see, 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.
And we have brought other money down in our hands to buy food: we can't tell who put our money in our sacks.
And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out to them.
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.
And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.
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.
And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?
And they answered, your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son.
And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned for his brother, and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which ate with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.
And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled at one another.
And he made sure that the food were brought in to them at their table, but Benjamin was given five times as much as each of the others. And they drank, and were merry with him.
Genesis chapter 43
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