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16 And he said, I seek my Brethren : tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their Flocks.
17 And the Man said, They are departed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his Brethren, and found them in Dothan.
18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him, to say him.
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this Dreamer cometh.
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and caft him into some Pit; and we will say, Some evil Beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his Dreams.
21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their Hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no Blood, but caft him into this Pit that is 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 And it came to pafs when Joseph was come unto his Brethren, that they ítript Joseph out of his Coat, his Coat of many Colours that was oxi him.
24 And they took him, and cast him into a Pit : and the Pit was empty, there was no Water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat Bread : and they lift up their Eyes and looked, and behold, a Company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead, with their Camels bearing Spicery, and Balm, and Myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
26 And Judah said unto his Brethren, What Profit is it if we lay our Brother, and conceal his Blood ?
27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our Hand be upon him ; for he is our Brother, and our Flesh : and his Brethren were content.
28 e Then there pafled by Aats v. 7 And the Patriarchs, Midianites, Merchant-men ; moved with Envy, fold Joseph into and lift up Joseph out of the Egypt : but God was with him. Pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty Pieces of Sitver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29 And Reuben returned unto the Pit; and behold, Joseph was not in the Pit.
30 And he returned unto his Brethren, and said, The Child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
31 And they took Joseph's Coat, and killed a Kid of the Goats, and dipped the Coat in the Blood. 32 And
the C And the and I, whinto his Bres
32 And they sent the Coat of many Colours, and they brought it to their Father; and said, This have we found : know now whether it be thy Son's Coat or no.
33 And he knew it, and said, It is 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 Loyns, and mourned for his Son many Days.
35 And all his Sons, and all his Daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the Grave unto my Son, mourning: : Thus his Father wept for him.
36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an Officer of Pharaoh's, and Captain of the Guard. ; .
CHA P. XXXVIII. 1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth Ta. mar. 8 The Trespass of Onan. 11 Tamar sayeth for Shelah : 13 She deceiveth Judah : 27 She beareth Twins, Pharez and Zarah.
CH A P. XXXIX. i Jofeph advanced in Potiphar's House : 7 Refifteth his Mi
stress's Temptation : 13 He is falsly accused : 19 He is caft inta Prison : 21 GOD is with him there.
Ver. 1 AND Jofeph 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 thither.
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous Man: and he was in the House of his Master the Egyptian.
3 And his Master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his 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 his Hand.
5 And it came to pass from the Time that he had made him Overfeer in his House, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's House for Joseph's Sake :
and the Blelling of the LORD was upon all that he had, in the House and in the Field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's Hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the Bread which he did ca: and Joseph was a goodly Person, and well-favoured.
7. And it came to pass after these Things, that his Master's WIFE cast her Eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he REFUSED, and said unto his Master's WIFE, Behold, my Master Wotteth not what is with me in the House, and he hath committed all that he hath to my Hand.
9 THERE IS no one greater in the House than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but THEE, because thou art his Wife : how then can I do this GREAT WICKEDNESS, and Sin against God?
10 f And it came to pass Ecclef. vii. 25 I applied my Heart as she spake to Joseph Day by to seck and to search out WISDOM, Day. that he HEARKNED not and the Reason of Things, and to
know the WICKEDNESS of FOLLY, and unto her, to Lie by her, or of Foolishness and Madness: to be with her.
26 And I find more bitter than '11 And it came to pass a
Death, the woman whose Heart is
SNARES and NETS, and her Hands as bout this Time, that Joseph BANDS : whoso PLEASETH Gon shall went into the House to do his ESCAPE from her, but the SINNER Mhall
be taken by her. Business; and there was none
Prov, i, 10 My Son, if Sinners Exof the Men of the House there TICE thee, CONSENT thou not. within.
Prov, v. i My Son, attend unto my 12 And she CAUGHT him
- Wisdom, and bow thine Ear to my
Underftanding. by his Garnient, saying, Lie 2 That thou mayest regard Disorewith me: and he LEFT his tion, and that thy Lips may keep
| Knowledge. Garment in her Hand, and
3 For the Lips of a STRANGE WoFLED, and got him out. Man drop as an Honey-comb, and her
no And it came to paro 13 And it came to pass,
Mouth is smoother than Oyl.
4. But her Exp is BITTER as Wormwhen she saw that he had left when the law that he had teit wood, tharp as a two edged Sword. his Garment in her Hand, s Her Feet go down to DEATH: and was fied forth.
her Steps take hold on HELL.
6 Left thou shouldst ponder the 14 That she called to the Path of Life, her Ways are moveMen of her House, and spake able, that thou canft not know them. unto them, saying, Sce, he
7 Hear nie now therefore, Oye
CHILDRIN, and depart not from the hath brought in an Hebrew words of my Mouih. unto us to mock us : he came 8 Remove thiy Way far from her, to lie with me, and I cried
Tried and come not nigh the Door of her with a loud Voice.
9 Left thou give thine Honour unAnd it came to pass, to others, and thy Years unto the when he heard that I lifted