And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
 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.
 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in 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.
 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed 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.
 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
 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;
 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
 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.
 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he
was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
 And it 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 after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
 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.
 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that 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.
 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the
king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
 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;
 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
 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 he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him
 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.
 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
 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 Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all 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.
45:1-20 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.