Joseph in the Bible

Meaning: increase; addition

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And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

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

But when his brothers saw that their father loved [Joseph] more than all of his brothers, they hated him and could not say, Peace [in friendly greeting] to him or speak peaceably to him.

But Joseph dreamed yet another dream and told it to his brothers [also]. He said, See here, I have dreamed again, and behold, [this time not only] eleven stars [but also] the sun and the moon bowed down and did reverence to me!

When Joseph told his father about this, his father rebuked him and asked him, "What kind of dream is that? Will I, your mother, and your brothers really come to you and bow down to the ground in front of you?"

Joseph's brothers envied him and were jealous of him, but his father observed the saying and pondered over it.

Joseph's brothers went to shepherd and feed their father's flock near Shechem.

And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

"Go and see how things are with your brothers," Israel ordered him. "And see how things are with the flock. Bring back a report for me." Then he sent Joseph from the valley of Hebron.

When Joseph reached Shechem, a man found him wandering around in a field. So the man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

“I’m looking for my brothers,” Joseph said. “Can you tell me where they are pasturing their flocks?”

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.

Now Joseph's brothers saw him from a distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.

When Reuben heard about it, he tried to save Joseph from their plot. "Let's not do any killing,"

And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit or well that is out here in the wilderness and lay no hand on him. He was trying to get Joseph out of their hands in order to rescue him and deliver him again to his father.

And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

And the Midianites [and Ishmaelites] sold [Joseph] in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and the captain and chief executioner of the [royal] guard.

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 thither.

who could see that the LORD was with Joseph, because the LORD made everything prosper that Joseph did.

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 came to pass 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 hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

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 be with her.

And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

Instead, Joseph ran outside, leaving his outer garment still in her hand. When she realized that he had left his outer garment right there in her hand, she ran outside

She put Joseph’s garment beside her until his master came home.

And when [Joseph's] master heard the words of his wife, saying to him, This is the way your servant treated me, his wrath was kindled.

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.

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 prison warden paid no attention to anything that was in [Joseph's] charge, for the Lord was with him and made whatever he did to prosper.

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

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.

And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

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:

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.

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

What Joseph proposed pleased Pharaoh and all of his advisors,

So Pharaoh asked his officials, "Can we find a man like Joseph, one in whom the Spirit of God is present?"

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;

He had Joseph ride in his second chariot, and servants called out before him, “Abrek!” So he placed him over all the land of Egypt.

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.

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.

Joseph gathered all the excess food in the land of Egypt during the seven years and put it in the cities. He put the food in every city from the fields around it.

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.

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 unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

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.

And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

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 earth.

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.

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.

But Joseph kept insisting, "It's just as I've said you've come here to spy on our unguarded territories!"

And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

So Joseph imprisoned them together for three days.

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.

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.

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 bade; 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 communed with him at the door of the house,

"Everything is fine," the man in charge of Joseph's household told them. "Don't be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks. I had your money." Then 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.

Joseph asked them how they had been doing. "Is your father well, the older gentleman about whom you spoke?" he inquired. "Is he still alive?"

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And now be not grieved therewith, neither let it seem a cruel thing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither. For God did send me before you to save life.

Wherefore God sent me before you to make provision, that ye might continue in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt.


And therefore he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and looked upon nothing that was with him, save only on the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person and a well favored.


Fear not therefore, for I will care for you and for your children." And he spake kindly unto them.


and put it in his new tomb, which he had hewn out even in the rock, and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed.


Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren be called, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" read more.
And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company.


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" read more.
And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company. And it fortuned about the same season, that Joseph entered into the house, to do his business: and there was none of the household by, in the house. And she caught him by the garment, saying, "Come, sleep with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out. When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled out, she called unto the men of the house, and told them, saying, "See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to do us shame: for he came in to me, for to have slept with me. But I cried with a loud voice. And when he heard that I lift up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled away and got him out." And she laid up his garment by her, until her lord came home. And she told him according to these words, saying, "This Hebrews' servant which thou hast brought unto us came in to me to do me shame. But as soon as I lift up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled out." When his master heard the words of his wife which she told him, saying, "after this manner did thy servant to me," he waxed wroth. And he took Joseph and put him in prison: even in the place where the king's prisoners lay bound. And there continued he in prison,


And Joseph made ready his chariot and went to meet Israel his father unto Goshen, and presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck and wept upon his neck a good while.

Haste you and go to my father and tell him, 'This sayeth thy son Joseph: God hath made me lord over all Egypt. Come down unto me and tarry not. And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen and be by me: both thou and thy children, and thy children's children: and thy sheep, and beasts and all that thou hast. There will I make provision for thee: for there remain yet five years of dearth, lest thou and thy household and all that thou hast perish.' read more.
Behold, your eyes do see, and the eyes also of my brother Benjamin, that I speak to you by mouth. Therefore, tell my father of all my honour which I have in Egypt and of all that ye have seen, and make haste and bring in father hither."

And Joseph prepared dwellings for his father and his brethren, and gave them possessions in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land: even in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh commanded. And Joseph made provision for his father, his brethren, and all his father's household, as young children are fed with bread.

And Joseph took them away from his lap, and they fell on the ground before him.

And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. And Joseph commanded his servants that were physicians, to embalm his father, and the physicians embalmed Israel forty days long, for so long doth the embalming last, and the Egyptians bewept him seventy days. read more.
And when the days of weeping were ended, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If I have found favour in your eyes, speak unto Pharaoh and tell him, how that my father made me swear and said, 'Lo, I die, see that thou bury me in my grave which I have made me in the land of Canaan.' Now therefore let me go and bury my father, and then will I come again." And Pharaoh said, "Go and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear." And Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went all the servants of Pharaoh that were the elders of his house, and all the elders of Egypt, and all the house of Joseph and his brethren and his father's house: only their children and their sheep and their cattle left they behind them in the land of Goshen. And there went with him also Chariots and horsemen: so that they were an exceeding great company. And when they came to the field of Atad beyond Jordan, there they made great and exceeding sore lamentation. And he mourned for his father seven days. When the inhabiters of the land the Canaanites saw the mourning in the field of Atad, they said, "This is a great mourning which the Egyptians make." Wherefore the name of the place is called Abelmizraim, which place lieth beyond Jordan. And his sons did unto him according as he had commanded them. And his sons carried him into the land of Canaan and buried him in the double cave which Abraham had bought with the field to be a place to bury in, of Ephron the Hittite before Mamre.


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" read more.
And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company. And it fortuned about the same season, that Joseph entered into the house, to do his business: and there was none of the household by, in the house. And she caught him by the garment, saying, "Come, sleep with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out.


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" read more.
And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company. And it fortuned about the same season, that Joseph entered into the house, to do his business: and there was none of the household by, in the house. And she caught him by the garment, saying, "Come, sleep with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out. When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled out, she called unto the men of the house, and told them, saying, "See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to do us shame: for he came in to me, for to have slept with me. But I cried with a loud voice. And when he heard that I lift up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled away and got him out." And she laid up his garment by her, until her lord came home. And she told him according to these words, saying, "This Hebrews' servant which thou hast brought unto us came in to me to do me shame. But as soon as I lift up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled out." When his master heard the words of his wife which she told him, saying, "after this manner did thy servant to me," he waxed wroth. And he took Joseph and put him in prison: even in the place where the king's prisoners lay bound. And there continued he in prison,

Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble councilor which also looked for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


When Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them: But made strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them saying, "Whence come ye?" And they said, "Out of the land of Canaan, to buy victuals." Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. And Joseph remembered his dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, "Ye are spies, and to see where the land is weak is your coming." read more.
And they said unto him, "Nay, my lord: but to buy victuals thy servants are come. We are all one man's sons, and mean truly, and thy servants are no spies." And he said unto them, "Nay, verily, but even to see where the land is weak is your coming." And they said, "We thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is yet with our father, and one no man knoweth where he is." Joseph said unto them, "That is it that I said unto you, that ye are surely spies. Hereby ye shall be proved. For by the life of Pharaoh, ye shall not go hence, until your youngest brother be come hither. Send therefore one of you and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be in prison in the mean season. And thereby shall your words be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh, ye are but spies." And he put them inward three days. And Joseph said unto the third day, "This do and live, for I fear God. If ye mean no hurt, let one of your brethren be bound in the prison, and go ye and bring the necessary food unto your households, and bring your youngest brother unto me: that your words may be believed, and that ye die not." And they did so.

When Joseph came home, they brought the present into the house to him, which they had in their hands, and fell flat on the ground before him. And he welcomed them courteously saying, "Is your father, that old man which ye told me of, in good health? And is he yet alive?" They answered, "Thy servant our father is in good health, and is yet alive. And they bowed themselves and fell to the ground." read more.
And he lift up his eyes and beheld his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother of whom ye said unto me?" And said, "God be merciful unto thee my son." And Joseph made haste - for his heart did melt upon his brother - and sought for to weep, and entered into his chamber, for to weep there. And he washed his face and came out and refrained himself, and bade set bread on the table. And they prepared for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians which ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians may not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. And they sat before him; the eldest according unto his age, and the youngest according unto his youth. And the men marveled among themselves. And they brought rewards unto them from before him: but Benjamin's part was five times so much as any of theirs. And they ate and they drank, and were drunk with him.


While he thus thought, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: For that which is conceived in her is of the holy ghost.

When they were departed, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying,. "Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt, and abide there till I bring thee word: For Herod will seek the child to destroy him."

When Herod was dead, Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, "Arise, and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the child's life."

Moreover, Joseph dreamed a dream and told it his brethren: wherefore they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. Behold, we were making sheaves in the field: and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright, and yours stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf." read more.
Then said his brethren unto him, "What, shalt thou be our king or shalt thou reign over us?" And they hated him yet the more, because of his dream and of his words. And he dreamed yet another dream and told it his brethren, saying, "Behold, I have had one dream more: me thought the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me."


And now be not grieved therewith, neither let it seem a cruel thing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither. For God did send me before you to save life.

Wherefore God sent me before you to make provision, that ye might continue in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt.


By faith Joseph, when he died, remembered the departing of the children of Israel, and gave commandment of his bones.


which committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison house. And whatsoever was done there, that did he. And the keeper of the prison looked unto nothing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him, and because that whatsoever he did, the LORD made it come luckily to pass.


And there was with us a young man, an Hebrew-born servant unto the chief marshal. And we told him, and he declared our dreams to us according to either of our dreams.


Ye thought evil unto me: but God turned it unto good to bring to pass, as it is this day, even to save much people alive. Fear not therefore, for I will care for you and for your children." And he spake kindly unto them.


Moreover, he kissed all his brethren and wept upon them. And after that, his brethren talked with him.


Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?"


And there was with us a young man, an Hebrew-born servant unto the chief marshal. And we told him, and he declared our dreams to us according to either of our dreams.


And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me."


Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.


Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.


"That flourishing child, Joseph; that flourishing child, and goodly unto the eye! The daughters come forth to bear rule; The shooters have envied him and chide with him and hated him, and yet his bow bode fast, and his arms and his hands were strong, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: out of him shall come a herdsman, a stone in Israel. read more.
Thy father's God shall help thee, and the almighty shall bless thee with blessings from heaven above, and with blessings of the water that lieth under, and with blessings of the breasts and of the womb. The blessings of thy father were strong: even as the blessings of my elders, after the desire of the highest in the world. And these blessings shall fall on the head of Joseph, and on the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.


When they were departed, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying,. "Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt, and abide there till I bring thee word: For Herod will seek the child to destroy him."

When Herod was dead, Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

And Joseph also ascended from Galilee, out of a city called Nazareth, into Jewry: unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and lineage of David:

And all they bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words, which proceeded out of his mouth, and said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"

And Jesus himself was about thirty years of age when he began, and he was taken for the son of Joseph: which Joseph was the son of Heli:

Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born that Jesus, that is called Christ.


And when the days of weeping were ended, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If I have found favour in your eyes, speak unto Pharaoh and tell him, how that

And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel and said, "God will not fail but visit you: see therefore that ye carry my bones hence."

and were translated into Shechem, and were put in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for money of the sons of Hamor, at Shechem.

And Joseph commanded his servants that were physicians, to embalm his father, and the physicians embalmed Israel forty days long,

By faith Joseph, when he died, remembered the departing of the children of Israel, and gave commandment of his bones.

And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought out of Egypt, they buried in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem, for a hundredth pieces of silver, which parcel became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.

And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he made the children of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely visit you, take my bones therefore away hence with you."


After that, Joseph of Arimathaea, which was a disciple of Jesus - but secretly for fear of the Jews - besought Pilate that he might take down the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave him license. And there came also Nicodemus which at the beginning came to Jesus by night, and brought of myrrh and aloes mingled together about a hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothes with the odors as the manner of the Jews is to bury. read more.
And in the place where Jesus was crucified, was a garden: and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man laid. There laid they Jesus because of the Jews' Sabbath even, for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

And now when night was come, because it was the even that goeth before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble councilor which also looked for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And Pilate marveled that he was already dead, and called unto him the centurion, and asked of him whether he had been any while dead. read more.
And when he knew the truth of the under-captain, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen cloth, and took him down and wrapped him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb, that was hewn out of the rock. And rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene and Mary Joseph beheld where he was laid.

And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a councilor: and was a good man and a just; and did not consent to the counsel and deed of them; which was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews. Which same also, waited for the kingdom of God. He went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. read more.
And took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a hewn tomb, wherein was never man before laid. And that day was the Sabbath even; And the Sabbath drew on. The women that followed after, which came with him from Galilee, beheld the sepulchre and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared odours, and ointments; but rested the Sabbath day, according to the commandment.

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea named Joseph, which same also was Jesus' disciple. He went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, read more.
and put it in his new tomb, which he had hewn out even in the rock, and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed.


Moreover, I give unto thee a portion of land above thy brethren which I gat out of the hands of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow."

And he put the maidens and their children foremost, and Lea and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

Then came all his sons and all his daughters to comfort him. And he would not be comforted, but said, "I will go down into the grave unto my son, mourning." And thus his father wept for him.

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he begat him in his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors. When his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak one kind word unto him.

Then came he to a city of Samaria called Sychar, beside the possession that Jacob gave to his son Joseph,

For unto Judah which was mighty among his brethren, was given the principality before him. But the birthright was given Joseph.


Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren be called, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

Is not this that carpenter: Mary's son, the brother of James, and Joseph and of Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they were offended by the reason of him.

to a virgin espoused to a man, whose name was Joseph, of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary.

The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came to dwell together, she was found with child by the holy ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly. While he thus thought, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: For that which is conceived in her is of the holy ghost. read more.
She shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus: For he shall save his people from their sins." All this was done, to fulfill that which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet saying, "Behold, a maiden shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is by interpretation, God with us." And Joseph, as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him: and knew her not till she had brought forth her first son: and called his name Jesus.


And his brethren hated him, but his father noted the saying.

And the patriarchs, having indignation, sold Joseph into Egypt, and God was with him,

When his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak one kind word unto him.

And when they saw him afar off before he came at them, they took counsel against him, for to slay him, and said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer cometh; come now and let us slay him and cast him into some pit, and let us say that some wicked beast hath devoured him, and let us see what his dreams will come to." read more.
When Reuben heard that, he went about to rid him out of their hands, and said, "Let us not kill him." And Reuben said moreover unto them, "Shed not his blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hands upon him." For he would have rid him out of their hands and delivered him to his father again. And as soon as Joseph was come unto his brethren, they stripped him out of his gay coat that was upon him, and they took him and cast him into a pit. But the pit was empty and had no water therein. And they sat them down to eat bread. And as they lift up their eyes and looked about, there came a company of Ishmaelites from Gilead, and their camels laden with spicery, balm, and myrrh, and were going down into Egypt. Then said Judah to his brethren, "What availeth it that we slay our brother, and keep his blood secret? Come on, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hands be defiled upon him: for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brethren were content. Then as the Midianites merchant men passed by, they drew Joseph out of the pit and sold him unto the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought him into Egypt.

But he had sent a man before them, even Joseph which was sold to be a bond servant,


And he took Joseph and put him in prison: even in the place where the king's prisoners lay bound. And there continued he in prison, but the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and got him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison; which committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison house. And whatsoever was done there, that did he. read more.
And the keeper of the prison looked unto nothing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him, and because that whatsoever he did, the LORD made it come luckily to pass.

Joseph was brought unto Egypt, and Potiphar - a lord of Pharaoh's, and his chief marshal, an Egyptian - bought him of the Ishmaelites which brought him thither. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a lucky fellow and continued 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 prosper in his hand. read more.
Wherefore he found grace in his master's sight, and served him. And his master made him ruler of his house, and put all that he had in his hand. And as soon as he had made him ruler over his house and over all that he had, the LORD blessed this Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had: both in the house and also in the fields. And therefore he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and looked upon nothing that was with him, save only on the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person and a well favored.


And Joseph made haste - for his heart did melt upon his brother - and sought for to weep, and entered into his chamber, for to weep there.

And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.


And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel and said, "God will not fail but visit you: see therefore that ye carry my bones hence."

And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he made the children of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely visit you, take my bones therefore away hence with you."

Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?" Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee.


And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me."

So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt.


And unto his father he sent, after the same manner, ten he asses laden with goods out of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn, bread and meat: to serve his father by the way.

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.


When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea named Joseph, which same also was Jesus' disciple.

And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a councilor: and was a good man and a just;


And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?" Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee. read more.
Thou therefore shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people obey: only in the king's seat will I be above thee." And he said unto Joseph, "Behold, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt." And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt." And he called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. And he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. Then went Joseph abroad in the land of Egypt. And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

until the time that his word came, and until the word of the LORD had tried him. Then sent the king and caused him to be delivered; the prince of the people had let him go. He made him LORD of his house, and ruler of all his substance, read more.
that he might inform his princes after his will, and teach his senators wisdom.


And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a lucky fellow and continued 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 prosper in his hand. Wherefore he found grace in his master's sight, and served him. And his master made him ruler of his house, and put all that he had in his hand. read more.
And as soon as he had made him ruler over his house and over all that he had, the LORD blessed this Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had: both in the house and also in the fields.

But he had sent a man before them, even Joseph which was sold to be a bond servant, whose feet they hurt in the stocks. The iron pierced his heart, until the time that his word came, and until the word of the LORD had tried him. read more.
Then sent the king and caused him to be delivered; the prince of the people had let him go. He made him LORD of his house, and ruler of all his substance, that he might inform his princes after his will, and teach his senators wisdom.


And Jesus himself was about thirty years of age when he began, and he was taken for the son of Joseph: which Joseph was the son of Heli: which was the son of Matthat: which was the son of Levi: which was the son of Melchi: which was the son of Jannai: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Mattathias: which was the son of Amos: which was the son of Nahum: which was the son of Esli: which was the son of Naggai: read more.
which was the son of Maath: which was the son of Mattathias: which was the son of Semein: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Judah: which was the son of Joanan: which was the son of Rhesa: which was the son of Zerubbabel: which was the son of Shealtiel: which was the son of Neri: which was the son of Melchi: which was the son of Addi: which was the son of Cosam: which was the son of Elmadam: which was the son of Er: which was the son of Joshua: which was the son of Eliezer: which was the son of Joram: which was the son of Matthat: which was the son of Levi: which was the son of Simeon: which was the son of Judah: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Jonam: which was the son of Eliakim: which was the son of Melea: which was the son of Menna: which was the son of Mattatha: which was the son of Nathan: which was the son of David: which was the son of Jesse: which was the son of Obed: which was the son of Boaz: which was the son of Salmon: which was the son of Nahshon: which was the son of Amminadab: which was the son of Arni: which was the son of Hezron: which was the son of Perez: which was the son of Judah: which was the son of Jacob: which was the son of Isaac: which was the son of Abraham: which was the son of Terah: which was the son of Nahor: which was the son of Serug: which was the son of Reu: which was the son of Peleg: which was the son of Eber: which was the son of Shelah: which was the son of Cainan: which was the son of Arphaxad: which was the son of Shem: which was the son of Noah: which was the son of Lamech: which was the son of Methuselah: which was the son of Enoch: which was the son of Jared: which was the son of Mahalaleel: which was the son of Cainan: which was the son of Enos: which was the son of Seth: which was the son of Adam: which was the son of God.

This is the book of the generations of Jesus Christ: the son of David, the son also of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; Isaac begat Jacob; Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; Perez begat Hezron; Hezron begat Ram; read more.
Ram begat Amminadab; Amminadab begat Nahshon; Nahshon begat Salmon; Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; Obed begat Jesse; Jesse begat David the king: David the king begat Solomon of her that was the wife of Uriah: Solomon begat Rehoboam; Rehoboam begat Abijah; Abijah begat Asa; Asa begat Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat begat Joram; Joram begat Uzziah; Uzziah begat Jotham; Jotham begat Ahaz; Ahaz begat Hezekiah; Hezekiah begat Manasseh; Manasseh begat Amon; Amon begat Josiah; Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel: Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel; Zerubbabel begat Abiud; Abiud begat Eliakim; Eliakim begat Azor; Azor begat Sadoc; Sadoc begat Achim; Achim begat Eliud; Eliud begat Eleazar; Eleazar begat Matthan; Matthan begat Jacob; Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born that Jesus, that is called Christ.


And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were borne: Manasseh and Ephraim which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On bare unto him.

The children of Joseph in their kindreds were: Manasseh and Ephraim. The children of Manasseh: Machir, of whom cometh the kindred of the Machirites. And Machir begat Gilead, of whom cometh the kindred of the Gileadites. And these are the children of Gilead: Iezer, of whom cometh the kindred of the Iezerites; and of Helek cometh the kindred of the Helekites; read more.
and of Asriel the kindred of the Asrielites; and of Shechem cometh the kindred of the Shechemites; and of Shemida cometh the kindred of the Shemidites; and of Hepher cometh the kindred of the Hepherites. And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons but daughters. And the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. These are the kindreds of Manasseh, in number fifty two thousand and seven hundred. These are the children of Ephraim in their kindreds: Shuthelah, of whom cometh the kindred of the Shuthelahites; and Becher, of whom cometh the kindred of the Becherites; and of Tahan cometh the kindred of the Tahanites. And these are the children of Shuthelah: Eran, of whom cometh the kindred of the Eranites. These are the kindreds of the children of Ephraim, in number thirty two thousand and five hundred. And these are the children of Joseph in their kindreds.


whose feet they hurt in the stocks. The iron pierced his heart,


and Joseph went and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brethren, their sheep and their beasts and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan and are in the land of Goshen." And Joseph took a part of his brethren: even five of them, and presented them unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, "What is your occupation?" And they said unto Pharaoh, "Feeders of sheep are thy servants, both we and also our fathers." read more.
They said moreover unto Pharaoh, "For to sojourn in the land are we come, for thy servants have no pasture for their sheep, so sore is the famishment in the land of Canaan. Now therefore let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen." And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee. The land of Egypt is open before thee: In the best place of the land make both thy father and thy brethren dwell. And even in the land of Goshen let them dwell. Moreover, if thou know any men of activity among them, make them rulers over my cattle." And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh asked Jacob, "How old art thou?" And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, "The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have the days of my life been, and have not attained unto the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimages." And Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from him. And Joseph prepared dwellings for his father and his brethren, and gave them possessions in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land: even in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh commanded. And Joseph made provision for his father, his brethren, and all his father's household, as young children are fed with bread.


Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. And they made him haste out of prison. And he shaved himself and changed his raiment, and went in to Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream and no man can interpret it, but I have heard say of thee that as soon as thou hearest a dream, thou dost interpret it." And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me." read more.
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "In my dream, me thought I stood by a river's side, and there came out of the river seven fat fleshed and well favored cows, and fed in the meadow. And then seven other cows came up after them, poor and very evil favored and lean fleshed: so that I never saw their like, in all the land of Egypt, in evil favoredness. And the seven lean and evil favored cows ate up the first seven fat cows. And when they had eaten them up, a man could not perceive that they had eaten them: for they were still as evil favored as they were at the beginning. And I awoke. And I saw again in my dream seven ears spring out of one stalk, full and good, and seven other ears, withered, thin and blasted with wind, spring up after them. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I have told it unto the soothsayers, but no man can tell me what it meaneth." Then Joseph said unto Pharaoh, "Both Pharaoh's dreams are one. And God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years: and the seven good ears are seven years also, and is but one dream. Likewise, the seven thin and evil favored cows that came out after them, are seven years: and the seven empty and blasted ears shall be seven years of hunger. This is that which I said unto Pharaoh, that God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. "Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenteousness throughout all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years of hunger. So that all the plenteousness shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt. And the hunger shall consume the land: so that the plenteousness shall not be once a seen in the land, by reason of that hunger that shall come after, for it shall be exceeding great. And as concerning that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh the second time, it betokeneth that the thing is certainly prepared of God, and that God will shortly bring it to pass. Now therefore, let Pharaoh provide for a man of understanding and wisdom, and set him over the land of Egypt. And let Pharaoh make 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 these good years that come, and lay up corn under the power of Pharaoh: that there may be food in the cities, and there let them keep it: that there may be food in store in the land, against the seven years of hunger which shall come in the land of Egypt, and that the land perish not through hunger." And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?" Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee. Thou therefore shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people obey: only in the king's seat will I be above thee." And he said unto Joseph, "Behold, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt." And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt." And he called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. And he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. Then went Joseph abroad in the land of Egypt. And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.


They did therefore a commandment unto Joseph saying, "Thy father charged before his death saying, 'This wise say unto Joseph: forgive, I pray thee, the trespass of thy brethren and their sin, for they rewarded thee evil.' Now therefore we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of thy father's God." And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. And his brethren came and fell before him and said, "Behold we be thy servants." read more.
And Joseph said unto them, "Fear not, for am not I under God? Ye thought evil unto me: but God turned it unto good to bring to pass, as it is this day, even to save much people alive. Fear not therefore, for I will care for you and for your children." And he spake kindly unto them.


And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."


And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me."

Wherefore God sent me before you to make provision, that ye might continue in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt. Haste you and go to my father and tell him, 'This sayeth thy son Joseph: God hath made me lord over all Egypt. Come down unto me and tarry not.


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" read more.
And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company. And it fortuned about the same season, that Joseph entered into the house, to do his business: and there was none of the household by, in the house. And she caught him by the garment, saying, "Come, sleep with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out. When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled out,


And she brought forth her first begotten son. And wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them within, in the inn.

and knew her not till she had brought forth her first son: and called his name Jesus.


And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a lucky fellow and continued 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 prosper in his hand. Wherefore he found grace in his master's sight, and served him. And his master made him ruler of his house, and put all that he had in his hand. read more.
And as soon as he had made him ruler over his house and over all that he had, the LORD blessed this Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had: both in the house and also in the fields.

but the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and got him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison;

And the keeper of the prison looked unto nothing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him, and because that whatsoever he did, the LORD made it come luckily to pass.


Moreover, Joseph dreamed a dream and told it his brethren: wherefore they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. Behold, we were making sheaves in the field: and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright, and yours stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf." read more.
Then said his brethren unto him, "What, shalt thou be our king or shalt thou reign over us?" And they hated him yet the more, because of his dream and of his words. And he dreamed yet another dream and told it his brethren, saying, "Behold, I have had one dream more: me thought the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me."



which was the son of Simeon: which was the son of Judah: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Jonam: which was the son of Eliakim:

which was the son of Matthat: which was the son of Levi: which was the son of Melchi: which was the son of Jannai: which was the son of Joseph:

which was the son of Maath: which was the son of Mattathias: which was the son of Semein: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Judah:


Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.


Then he arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt;


And Joseph, as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him:


There was no bread in all the land, for the dearth was exceeding sore: so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan, were famished by the reason of the dearth. And Joseph brought together all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and he laid up the money in Pharaoh's house. When money failed in the land of Egypt and of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph and said, "Give us sustenance: wherefore sufferest thou us to die before thee? For our money is spent." read more.
Then said Joseph, "Bring your cattle, and I will give yow for your cattle, if ye be without money." And they brought their cattle unto Joseph. And he gave them bread for horses and sheep, and oxen and asses: so he fed them with bread for all their cattle that year. When that year was ended, they came unto him the next year and said unto him, "We will not hide it from my lord, how that we have neither money nor cattle for my lord: there is no more left for my lord, but even our bodies and our lands. Wherefore lettest thou us die before thine eyes, and the land to go to nought? Buy us and our lands for bread: and let both us and our lands be bond to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land go not to waste." And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. For the Egyptians sold every man his land because the dearth was sore upon them: and so the land became Pharaoh's. And he appointed the people unto the cities, from one side of Egypt unto the other: only the land of the Priests bought he not. For there was an ordinance made by Pharaoh for the priests, that they should eat that which was appointed unto them, which Pharaoh had given them; wherefore they sold not their lands. Then Joseph said unto the folk, "Behold, I have bought you this day and your lands for Pharaoh. Take there seed and go sow the land. And of the increase, ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed to sow the field: and for you, and them of your households, and for your children, to eat." And they answered, "Thou hast saved our lives. Let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and let us be Pharaoh's servants." And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day: that men must give Pharaoh the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which was not bond unto Pharaoh.


And when Reuben came again unto the pit and found not Joseph there, he rent his clothes, and went again unto his brethren, saying, "The lad is not yonder, and whither shall I go?" And they took Joseph's coat and killed a goat, and dipped the coat in the blood. read more.
And they sent that gay coat and caused it to be brought unto their father and said, "This have we found: see, whether it be thy son's coat or no." And he knew it, saying, "It is my son's coat: a wicked beast hath devoured him, and Joseph is rent in pieces." And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth about his loins, and sorrowed for his son a long season. Then came all his sons and all his daughters to comfort him. And he would not be comforted, but said, "I will go down into the grave unto my son, mourning." And thus his father wept for him.


And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. And in the seven plenteous years they made sheaves, and gathered up all the food of the seven plenteous years which were in the land of Egypt and put it into the cities. And he put the food of the fields that grew round about every city, even in the same. read more.
And Joseph laid up corn in store, like unto the sand of the sea in multitude out of measure, until he left numbering: For it was without number. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of hunger came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bare unto him. And he called the name of the first son Manasseh, "For God," said he, "hath made me forget all my labour and all my father's household." The second called he Ephraim, "For God," said he, "hath caused me to grow in the land of my trouble." And when the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt were ended, then came the seven years of dearth, according as Joseph had said. And the dearth was in all lands: but in the land of Egypt was there yet food. When now all the land of Egypt began to hunger, then cried the people to Pharaoh for bread. And Pharaoh said unto all Egypt, "Go unto Joseph, and what he saith to you, that do." And when the dearth was throughout all the land, Joseph opened all that was in the cities, and sold unto the Egyptians. And hunger waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came to Egypt, to Joseph, for to buy corn: because that the hunger was so sore in all lands.


only the land of the Priests bought he not. For there was an ordinance made by Pharaoh for the priests, that they should eat that which was appointed unto them, which Pharaoh had given them; wherefore they sold not their lands.

And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day: that men must give Pharaoh the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which was not bond unto Pharaoh.


And unto Joseph he said, "Blessed of the LORD is his land with the goodly fruits of heaven, with dew and with springs that lie beneath: and with fruits of the increase of the sun and with ripe fruit of the months, and with the tops of mountains that were from the beginning and with the dainties of hills that last ever, read more.
and with goodly fruit of the earth and of the fullness thereof. And the goodwill of him that dwelleth in the bush shall come upon the head of Joseph and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from among his brethren. His beauty is as a firstborn ox and his horns as the horns of an unicorn. And with them he shall push the nations together, even unto the ends of the world. These are the many thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh."


Come on, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hands be defiled upon him: for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brethren were content. Then as the Midianites merchant men passed by, they drew Joseph out of the pit and sold him unto the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought him into Egypt.


And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of hunger came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bare unto him.

The second called he Ephraim, "For God," said he, "hath caused me to grow in the land of my trouble."


Now therefore, let Pharaoh provide for a man of understanding and wisdom, and set him over the land of Egypt. And let Pharaoh make 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 these good years that come, and lay up corn under the power of Pharaoh: that there may be food in the cities, read more.
and there let them keep it: that there may be food in store in the land, against the seven years of hunger which shall come in the land of Egypt, and that the land perish not through hunger." And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?" Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee. Thou therefore shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people obey: only in the king's seat will I be above thee." And he said unto Joseph, "Behold, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt." And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt." And he called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. And he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. Then went Joseph abroad in the land of Egypt. And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. And in the seven plenteous years they made sheaves, and gathered up all the food of the seven plenteous years which were in the land of Egypt and put it into the cities. And he put the food of the fields that grew round about every city, even in the same. And Joseph laid up corn in store, like unto the sand of the sea in multitude out of measure, until he left numbering: For it was without number. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of hunger came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bare unto him. And he called the name of the first son Manasseh, "For God," said he, "hath made me forget all my labour and all my father's household." The second called he Ephraim, "For God," said he, "hath caused me to grow in the land of my trouble." And when the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt were ended, then came the seven years of dearth, according as Joseph had said. And the dearth was in all lands: but in the land of Egypt was there yet food. When now all the land of Egypt began to hunger, then cried the people to Pharaoh for bread. And Pharaoh said unto all Egypt, "Go unto Joseph, and what he saith to you, that do." And when the dearth was throughout all the land, Joseph opened all that was in the cities, and sold unto the Egyptians. And hunger waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came to Egypt, to Joseph, for to buy corn: because that the hunger was so sore in all lands.


Joseph dwelt in Egypt and his father's house also, and lived a hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children, even unto the third generation. And unto Machir the son of Manasseh were children born, and sat on Joseph's knees. And Joseph said unto his brethren, "I die; And God will surely visit you and bring you out of this land, unto the land which he sware unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." read more.
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel and said, "God will not fail but visit you: see therefore that ye carry my bones hence." And so Joseph died, when he was a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him and put him in a chest in Egypt.


Wherefore of these men which have companied with us - all the time that the Lord Jesus went out and in among us, beginning at the baptism of John unto that same day that he was taken up from us - must one be ordained to bear witness with us of his resurrection." And they appointed two: Joseph called Barsabbas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias.


When they were departed, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying,. "Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt, and abide there till I bring thee word: For Herod will seek the child to destroy him." Then he arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt; and was there unto the death of Herod: to fulfill that which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, which sayeth, "Out of Egypt have I called my son."


Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly. While he thus thought, Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: For that which is conceived in her is of the holy ghost. She shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus: For he shall save his people from their sins." read more.
All this was done, to fulfill that which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet saying, "Behold, a maiden shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is by interpretation, God with us." And Joseph, as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him:


And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned home, the child Jesus bode still in Jerusalem, unknowing to his father and mother. For they supposed he had been in the company, and therefore came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. read more.
When they found him not, they went back again to Jerusalem, and sought him. And it fortuned, after three days, that they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors: both hearing them, and posing them. And all that heard him marveled at his wit and answers. And when they saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said unto him, "Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee, sorrowing." And he said unto them, "How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must go about my father's business?" And they understood not the saying that he spake to them. And he went with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. But his mother kept all these things in her heart.


When Herod was dead, Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, "Arise, and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the child's life." Then he arose up, and took the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. read more.
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Jewry in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, after he was warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: and went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: to fulfill that which was spoken by the Prophets, "He shall be called a Nazarite."


And when the time of their purification, after the law of Moses, was come they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every man child that first openeth the matrix, shall be called holy to the Lord": and to offer, as it is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons." read more.
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man was just and feared God, and longed for the consolation of Israel, and the holy ghost was in him. And an answer was given him of the holy ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by inspiration into the temple. And when the father and mother brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms and said, "Lord, Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise. For mine eyes have seen the saviour sent from thee: Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. A light to lighten the gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." And his father and mother marveled at those things, which were spoken of him: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, "Behold, this child shall be the fall, and resurrection, of many in Israel: And a sign which shall be spoken against. And moreover, the sword shall pierce thy soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened." And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher: which was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity. And she had been a widow about four score and four years of age, which went never out of the temple, but served God there with fasting and prayer night and day. And the same came forth that same hour, and praised the Lord, and spake of him to all that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And as soon as they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee to their own city, Nazareth.


Moreover, Joseph dreamed a dream and told it his brethren: wherefore they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. Behold, we were making sheaves in the field: and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright, and yours stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf." read more.
Then said his brethren unto him, "What, shalt thou be our king or shalt thou reign over us?" And they hated him yet the more, because of his dream and of his words. And he dreamed yet another dream and told it his brethren, saying, "Behold, I have had one dream more: me thought the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me." And when he had told it unto his father and his brethren, his father rebuked him, and said unto him, "What meaneth this dream which thou hast dreamed: shall I and thy mother and thy brethren come and fall on the ground before thee?" And his brethren hated him, but his father noted the saying.


And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. And Joseph commanded his servants that were physicians, to embalm his father, and the physicians embalmed Israel forty days long, for so long doth the embalming last, and the Egyptians bewept him seventy days. read more.
And when the days of weeping were ended, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If I have found favour in your eyes, speak unto Pharaoh and tell him, how that my father made me swear and said, 'Lo, I die, see that thou bury me in my grave which I have made me in the land of Canaan.' Now therefore let me go and bury my father, and then will I come again." And Pharaoh said, "Go and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear." And Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went all the servants of Pharaoh that were the elders of his house, and all the elders of Egypt, and all the house of Joseph and his brethren and his father's house: only their children and their sheep and their cattle left they behind them in the land of Goshen. And there went with him also Chariots and horsemen: so that they were an exceeding great company. And when they came to the field of Atad beyond Jordan, there they made great and exceeding sore lamentation. And he mourned for his father seven days. When the inhabiters of the land the Canaanites saw the mourning in the field of Atad, they said, "This is a great mourning which the Egyptians make." Wherefore the name of the place is called Abelmizraim, which place lieth beyond Jordan. And his sons did unto him according as he had commanded them. And his sons carried him into the land of Canaan and buried him in the double cave which Abraham had bought with the field to be a place to bury in, of Ephron the Hittite before Mamre. And Joseph returned to Egypt again, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, as soon as he had buried him.


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" read more.
And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company. And it fortuned about the same season, that Joseph entered into the house, to do his business: and there was none of the household by, in the house. And she caught him by the garment, saying, "Come, sleep with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out.


And they dreamed, either of them, in one night: both the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt which were bound in the prison house, either of them his dream, and each man's dream of a sundry interpretation. When Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them: behold, they were sad. And he asked them, saying, "Wherefore look ye so sadly today?" read more.
They answered him, "We have dreamed a dream, and have no man to declare it." And Joseph said unto them, "Interpreting belongeth to God, but tell me yet." And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph and said unto him, "In my dream me thought there stood a vine before me, and in the vine were three branches, and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth: and the grapes thereof waxed ripe. And I had Pharaoh's cup in my hand, and took of the grapes and wrung them into Pharaoh's cup, and delivered Pharaoh's cup into his hand." And Joseph said unto him, "This is the interpretation of it. The three branches are three days: for within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thine office again, and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the old manner, even as thou didst when thou wast his butler. But think on me with thee, when thou art in good case, and show mercy unto me. And make mention of me to Pharaoh, and help to bring me out of this house: for I was stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing at all wherefore they should have put me into this dungeon." When the chief baker saw that he had well interpreted it, he said unto Joseph, "Me thought also in my dream, that I had three wicker baskets on my head. And in the uppermost basket, of all manner bakemeats for Pharaoh. And the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head." Joseph answered, and said, "This is the interpretation thereof. The three baskets are three days, for this day, three days, shall Pharaoh take thy head from thee, and shall hang thee on a tree, and the birds shall eat 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 of the chief baker among his servants. And restored the chief butler unto his butlership again, and he reached the cup into Pharaoh's hand, and hanged the chief baker: even as Joseph had interpreted unto them. Notwithstanding, the chief butler remembered not Joseph, but forgot him.


And it fortuned, at two years' end, that Pharaoh dreamed; and thought that he stood by a river's side, and that there came out of the river seven goodly cows and fat fleshed, and fed in a meadow. And him thought that seven other cows came up after them out of the river; evil favored and lean fleshed and stood by the other upon the brink of the river. read more.
And the evil favored and lean fleshed cows ate up the seven well favored and fat cows: and he awoke therewith. And he slept again and dreamed the second time, that seven ears of corn grew upon one stalk, rank and goodly. And that seven thin ears, blasted with the wind, sprang up after them: and that the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And then Pharaoh awaked: and see, here is his dream. When the morning came, his spirit was troubled. And he sent and called for all the soothsayers of Egypt and all the wise men thereof, and told them his dream: but there was none of them that could interpret it unto Pharaoh. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, "I do remember my fault this day. Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put in ward in the chief marshal's house both me and the chief baker. And we dreamed both of us in one night and each man's dream of a sundry interpretation. And there was with us a young man, an Hebrew-born servant unto the chief marshal. And we told him, and he declared our dreams to us according to either of our dreams. And as he declared them unto us, even so it came to pass. I was restored to mine office again, and he was hanged." Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. And they made him haste out of prison. And he shaved himself and changed his raiment, and went in to Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream and no man can interpret it, but I have heard say of thee that as soon as thou hearest a dream, thou dost interpret it." And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me." Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "In my dream, me thought I stood by a river's side, and there came out of the river seven fat fleshed and well favored cows, and fed in the meadow. And then seven other cows came up after them, poor and very evil favored and lean fleshed: so that I never saw their like, in all the land of Egypt, in evil favoredness. And the seven lean and evil favored cows ate up the first seven fat cows. And when they had eaten them up, a man could not perceive that they had eaten them: for they were still as evil favored as they were at the beginning. And I awoke. And I saw again in my dream seven ears spring out of one stalk, full and good, and seven other ears, withered, thin and blasted with wind, spring up after them. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I have told it unto the soothsayers, but no man can tell me what it meaneth." Then Joseph said unto Pharaoh, "Both Pharaoh's dreams are one. And God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years: and the seven good ears are seven years also, and is but one dream. Likewise, the seven thin and evil favored cows that came out after them, are seven years: and the seven empty and blasted ears shall be seven years of hunger. This is that which I said unto Pharaoh, that God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. "Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenteousness throughout all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years of hunger. So that all the plenteousness shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt. And the hunger shall consume the land: so that the plenteousness shall not be once a seen in the land, by reason of that hunger that shall come after, for it shall be exceeding great. And as concerning that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh the second time, it betokeneth that the thing is certainly prepared of God, and that God will shortly bring it to pass. Now therefore, let Pharaoh provide for a man of understanding and wisdom, and set him over the land of Egypt. And let Pharaoh make 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 these good years that come, and lay up corn under the power of Pharaoh: that there may be food in the cities, and there let them keep it: that there may be food in store in the land, against the seven years of hunger which shall come in the land of Egypt, and that the land perish not through hunger." And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his servants.


The sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, Asharelah, to wait on Asaph which prophesied by the king.

And the first lot of Asaph fell to Joseph. The second to Gedaliah with his brethren and sons, twelve persons.


And his father and mother went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of Easter.


And they appointed two: Joseph called Barsabbas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias.


And he asked them, saying, "Wherefore look ye so sadly today?" They answered him, "We have dreamed a dream, and have no man to declare it." And Joseph said unto them, "Interpreting belongeth to God, but tell me yet."


And now be not grieved therewith, neither let it seem a cruel thing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither. For God did send me before you to save life. For this is the second year of dearth in the land, and five more are behind in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. Wherefore God sent me before you to make provision, that ye might continue in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. read more.
So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt.


Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.


And it chanced, in those days, that there went out a commandment from Augustus the Emperor, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was the first executed, and when Quirinius was leftenant in Syria. And every man went unto his own city, there to be taxed. read more.
And Joseph also ascended from Galilee, out of a city called Nazareth, into Jewry: unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and lineage of David:


And the Midianites sold him in Egypt unto Potiphar, a lord of Pharaoh's: and his chief marshal.


And all countries came to Egypt, to Joseph, for to buy corn: because that the hunger was so sore in all lands.


And he called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. And he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. Then went Joseph abroad in the land of Egypt.


And we dreamed both of us in one night and each man's dream of a sundry interpretation.


And he called the name of the first son Manasseh, "For God," said he, "hath made me forget all my labour and all my father's household."


And she called his name Joseph, saying, "The LORD give me yet another son."


under Malluchi, Jonathan; under Shebaniah, Joseph;


And as soon as they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee to their own city, Nazareth.


And therefore he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and looked upon nothing that was with him, save only on the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person and a well favored.


In the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.


And Joseph also ascended from Galilee, out of a city called Nazareth, into Jewry: unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and lineage of David:


And Joseph also ascended from Galilee, out of a city called Nazareth, into Jewry: unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and lineage of David:


Wherefore God sent me before you to make provision, that ye might continue in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.


And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a councilor: and was a good man and a just; and did not consent to the counsel and deed of them; which was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews. Which same also, waited for the kingdom of God.


Fear not therefore, for I will care for you and for your children." And he spake kindly unto them.


Moreover, he kissed all his brethren and wept upon them. And after that, his brethren talked with him.


Moreover, he kissed all his brethren and wept upon them. And after that, his brethren talked with him.


And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.


Thou therefore shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people obey: only in the king's seat will I be above thee." And he said unto Joseph, "Behold, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt." And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, read more.
and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."


And there was with us a young man, an Hebrew-born servant unto the chief marshal. And we told him, and he declared our dreams to us according to either of our dreams.


And Joseph, as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him:

Then he arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt;


And Joseph, as soon as he awoke out of sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took his wife unto him:


Then took Joseph them both: Ephraim in his righthand, toward Israel's lefthand, and Manasseh in his lefthand, toward Israel's righthand, and brought them unto him. And Israel stretched out his righthand and laid it upon Ephraim's head which was the younger, and his lefthand upon Manasseh's head, crossing his hands; for Manasseh was the elder. And he blessed Joseph saying, "God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, and the God which hath fed me all my life long unto this day; read more.
And the angel which hath delivered me from all evil, bless these lads: that they may be called after my name, and after my father Abraham and Isaac, and that they may grow and multiply upon the earth." When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him. And he lift up his father's hand, to have removed it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head, and said unto his father, "Not so my father, for this is the eldest. Put thy righthand upon his head." And his father would not, but said, "I know it well my son, I know it well. He shall be also a people and shall be great. But of a truth his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall be full of people." And he blessed them, saying, "At the example of these, the Israelites shall bless and say, 'God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.'" Thus set he Ephraim before Manasseh.


And he took Joseph and put him in prison: even in the place where the king's prisoners lay bound. And there continued he in prison, but the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and got him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison; which committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison house. And whatsoever was done there, that did he. read more.
And the keeper of the prison looked unto nothing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him, and because that whatsoever he did, the LORD made it come luckily to pass.

And it fortuned, at two years' end, that Pharaoh dreamed; and thought that he stood by a river's side, and that there came out of the river seven goodly cows and fat fleshed, and fed in a meadow. And him thought that seven other cows came up after them out of the river; evil favored and lean fleshed and stood by the other upon the brink of the river. read more.
And the evil favored and lean fleshed cows ate up the seven well favored and fat cows: and he awoke therewith. And he slept again and dreamed the second time, that seven ears of corn grew upon one stalk, rank and goodly. And that seven thin ears, blasted with the wind, sprang up after them: and that the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And then Pharaoh awaked: and see, here is his dream. When the morning came, his spirit was troubled. And he sent and called for all the soothsayers of Egypt and all the wise men thereof, and told them his dream: but there was none of them that could interpret it unto Pharaoh. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, "I do remember my fault this day. Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put in ward in the chief marshal's house both me and the chief baker. And we dreamed both of us in one night and each man's dream of a sundry interpretation. And there was with us a young man, an Hebrew-born servant unto the chief marshal. And we told him, and he declared our dreams to us according to either of our dreams. And as he declared them unto us, even so it came to pass. I was restored to mine office again, and he was hanged." Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. And they made him haste out of prison. And he shaved himself and changed his raiment, and went in to Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream and no man can interpret it, but I have heard say of thee that as soon as thou hearest a dream, thou dost interpret it." And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me." Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "In my dream, me thought I stood by a river's side, and there came out of the river seven fat fleshed and well favored cows, and fed in the meadow. And then seven other cows came up after them, poor and very evil favored and lean fleshed: so that I never saw their like, in all the land of Egypt, in evil favoredness. And the seven lean and evil favored cows ate up the first seven fat cows. And when they had eaten them up, a man could not perceive that they had eaten them: for they were still as evil favored as they were at the beginning. And I awoke. And I saw again in my dream seven ears spring out of one stalk, full and good, and seven other ears, withered, thin and blasted with wind, spring up after them. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I have told it unto the soothsayers, but no man can tell me what it meaneth." Then Joseph said unto Pharaoh, "Both Pharaoh's dreams are one. And God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years: and the seven good ears are seven years also, and is but one dream. Likewise, the seven thin and evil favored cows that came out after them, are seven years: and the seven empty and blasted ears shall be seven years of hunger. This is that which I said unto Pharaoh, that God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. "Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenteousness throughout all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years of hunger. So that all the plenteousness shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt. And the hunger shall consume the land: so that the plenteousness shall not be once a seen in the land, by reason of that hunger that shall come after, for it shall be exceeding great. And as concerning that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh the second time, it betokeneth that the thing is certainly prepared of God, and that God will shortly bring it to pass. Now therefore, let Pharaoh provide for a man of understanding and wisdom, and set him over the land of Egypt. And let Pharaoh make 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 these good years that come, and lay up corn under the power of Pharaoh: that there may be food in the cities, and there let them keep it: that there may be food in store in the land, against the seven years of hunger which shall come in the land of Egypt, and that the land perish not through hunger." And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?" Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee. Thou therefore shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people obey: only in the king's seat will I be above thee." And he said unto Joseph, "Behold, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt." And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."


The shooters have envied him and chide with him and hated him, and yet his bow bode fast, and his arms and his hands were strong, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: out of him shall come a herdsman, a stone in Israel. Thy father's God shall help thee, and the almighty shall bless thee with blessings from heaven above, and with blessings of the water that lieth under, and with blessings of the breasts and of the womb.


Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee.


Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.


And God remembered Rachel, heard her, and made her fruitful: so that she conceived and bare a son, and said, "God hath taken away my rebuke." And she called his name Joseph, saying, "The LORD give me yet another son." read more.
As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place and country;


So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt.

Therefore, tell my father of all my honour which I have in Egypt and of all that ye have seen, and make haste and bring in father hither."


And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a lucky fellow and continued 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 prosper in his hand. Wherefore he found grace in his master's sight, and served him. And his master made him ruler of his house, and put all that he had in his hand. read more.
And as soon as he had made him ruler over his house and over all that he had, the LORD blessed this Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake, and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had: both in the house and also in the fields. And therefore he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and looked upon nothing that was with him, save only on the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person and a well favored. And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me." But he denied, and said to her, "Behold, my master knoweth not what he hath in the house with me, but hath committed all that he hath to my hand. He himself is not greater in the house than I, and hath kept nothing from me, but only thee because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, for to sin against God?" And after this manner spake she to Joseph day by day; but he hearkened not unto her, to sleep near her or to be in her company. And it fortuned about the same season, that Joseph entered into the house, to do his business: and there was none of the household by, in the house. And she caught him by the garment, saying, "Come, sleep with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out. When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled out, she called unto the men of the house, and told them, saying, "See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to do us shame: for he came in to me, for to have slept with me. But I cried with a loud voice. And when he heard that I lift up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled away and got him out." And she laid up his garment by her, until her lord came home. And she told him according to these words, saying, "This Hebrews' servant which thou hast brought unto us came in to me to do me shame. But as soon as I lift up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled out." When his master heard the words of his wife which she told him, saying, "after this manner did thy servant to me," he waxed wroth. And he took Joseph and put him in prison: even in the place where the king's prisoners lay bound. And there continued he in prison,

Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, "I do remember my fault this day. Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put in ward in the chief marshal's house both me and the chief baker. And we dreamed both of us in one night and each man's dream of a sundry interpretation. read more.
And there was with us a young man, an Hebrew-born servant unto the chief marshal. And we told him, and he declared our dreams to us according to either of our dreams. And as he declared them unto us, even so it came to pass. I was restored to mine office again, and he was hanged." Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. And they made him haste out of prison. And he shaved himself and changed his raiment, and went in to Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream and no man can interpret it, but I have heard say of thee that as soon as thou hearest a dream, thou dost interpret it." And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace without me." Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "In my dream, me thought I stood by a river's side, and there came out of the river seven fat fleshed and well favored cows, and fed in the meadow. And then seven other cows came up after them, poor and very evil favored and lean fleshed: so that I never saw their like, in all the land of Egypt, in evil favoredness. And the seven lean and evil favored cows ate up the first seven fat cows. And when they had eaten them up, a man could not perceive that they had eaten them: for they were still as evil favored as they were at the beginning. And I awoke. And I saw again in my dream seven ears spring out of one stalk, full and good, and seven other ears, withered, thin and blasted with wind, spring up after them. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I have told it unto the soothsayers, but no man can tell me what it meaneth." Then Joseph said unto Pharaoh, "Both Pharaoh's dreams are one. And God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years: and the seven good ears are seven years also, and is but one dream. Likewise, the seven thin and evil favored cows that came out after them, are seven years: and the seven empty and blasted ears shall be seven years of hunger. This is that which I said unto Pharaoh, that God doth show Pharaoh what he is about to do. "Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenteousness throughout all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years of hunger. So that all the plenteousness shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt. And the hunger shall consume the land: so that the plenteousness shall not be once a seen in the land, by reason of that hunger that shall come after, for it shall be exceeding great. And as concerning that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh the second time, it betokeneth that the thing is certainly prepared of God, and that God will shortly bring it to pass. Now therefore, let Pharaoh provide for a man of understanding and wisdom, and set him over the land of Egypt. And let Pharaoh make 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 these good years that come, and lay up corn under the power of Pharaoh: that there may be food in the cities, and there let them keep it: that there may be food in store in the land, against the seven years of hunger which shall come in the land of Egypt, and that the land perish not through hunger." And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?" Wherefore Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is no man of understanding nor of wisdom like unto thee. Thou therefore shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people obey: only in the king's seat will I be above thee." And he said unto Joseph, "Behold, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt." And he took off his ring from his finger, and put it upon Joseph's finger, and he arrayed him in raiment of byss, and put a golden chain about his neck, and set him upon the best chariot that he had, save one. And they cried before him "Abrech!" And that Pharaoh had made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; without thy will, shall no man lift up either his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt." And he called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. And he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. Then went Joseph abroad in the land of Egypt. And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. And in the seven plenteous years they made sheaves, and gathered up all the food of the seven plenteous years which were in the land of Egypt and put it into the cities. And he put the food of the fields that grew round about every city, even in the same. And Joseph laid up corn in store, like unto the sand of the sea in multitude out of measure, until he left numbering: For it was without number. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of hunger came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, bare unto him. And he called the name of the first son Manasseh, "For God," said he, "hath made me forget all my labour and all my father's household." The second called he Ephraim, "For God," said he, "hath caused me to grow in the land of my trouble." And when the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt were ended, then came the seven years of dearth, according as Joseph had said. And the dearth was in all lands: but in the land of Egypt was there yet food. When now all the land of Egypt began to hunger, then cried the people to Pharaoh for bread. And Pharaoh said unto all Egypt, "Go unto Joseph, and what he saith to you, that do." And when the dearth was throughout all the land, Joseph opened all that was in the cities, and sold unto the Egyptians. And hunger waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came to Egypt, to Joseph, for to buy corn: because that the hunger was so sore in all lands.

and delivered him out of all his adversities, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; which made him governor over Egypt, and over all his household.


And the Midianites sold him in Egypt unto Potiphar, a lord of Pharaoh's: and his chief marshal.

Then said Judah to his brethren, "What availeth it that we slay our brother, and keep his blood secret? Come on, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hands be defiled upon him: for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brethren were content. Then as the Midianites merchant men passed by, they drew Joseph out of the pit and sold him unto the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought him into Egypt.


When money failed in the land of Egypt and of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph and said, "Give us sustenance: wherefore sufferest thou us to die before thee? For our money is spent." Then said Joseph, "Bring your cattle, and I will give yow for your cattle, if ye be without money." And they brought their cattle unto Joseph. And he gave them bread for horses and sheep, and oxen and asses: so he fed them with bread for all their cattle that year. read more.
When that year was ended, they came unto him the next year and said unto him, "We will not hide it from my lord, how that we have neither money nor cattle for my lord: there is no more left for my lord, but even our bodies and our lands. Wherefore lettest thou us die before thine eyes, and the land to go to nought? Buy us and our lands for bread: and let both us and our lands be bond to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land go not to waste." And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh. For the Egyptians sold every man his land because the dearth was sore upon them: and so the land became Pharaoh's. And he appointed the people unto the cities, from one side of Egypt unto the other: only the land of the Priests bought he not. For there was an ordinance made by Pharaoh for the priests, that they should eat that which was appointed unto them, which Pharaoh had given them; wherefore they sold not their lands. Then Joseph said unto the folk, "Behold, I have bought you this day and your lands for Pharaoh. Take there seed and go sow the land. And of the increase, ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed to sow the field: and for you, and them of your households, and for your children, to eat." And they answered, "Thou hast saved our lives. Let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and let us be Pharaoh's servants." And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day: that men must give Pharaoh the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which was not bond unto Pharaoh.


And these are the generations of Jacob. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he kept sheep with his brethren, and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and of Zilpah his father's wives. And he brought unto their father an evil saying that was of them.


And it fortuned, after this, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, "Come lie with me."


And Joseph said unto them, "Fear not, for am not I under God? Ye thought evil unto me: but God turned it unto good to bring to pass, as it is this day, even to save much people alive.


Fear not therefore, for I will care for you and for your children." And he spake kindly unto them.


Then Joseph her husband, being a perfect man, and loath to make an example of her, was minded to put her away secretly.


Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble councilor which also looked for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble councilor which also looked for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


Then said Pharaoh unto his servants, "Where shall we find such a man as this is, that hath the spirit of God in him?"

And he was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And then Joseph departed from Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.


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