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thắt he saw seven fat kine, or cows, come up river, and after them seven lean ones, which dey fat ones. The other dream was, that he saw sevei fine eais of corn come up, and after them seven parched ears, and that the seven thin ears deve seven full ears.
Pharaoh sent for all the wise men of Egypt, to : of them could interpret his dreams, but they ah they could not; on this Pharaoh's chief butler mind what Joseph had done for him, and he told that there was a young man in the prison who cou pret dreams. Pharaoh, therefore, sent and fetche out of prison, and desired hini to tell him what th signitied; but Joseph said to Pharaoh," Do not in tions belong ưinto God? God shall give Pharaoh a of
peace.” As soon as Joseph had said this, God p his mind what to say, and he told Pharaoh that dreams signified the same thing, and that they wer make known to him, that there would be seven great plenty in Egypt, and after them seven years of and Joseph advised Pharaoh to let corn be laidi kingdom during the plentiful years, against the famine came. Pharaoh was so pleased with Joseph immediately ordered him to be clothed in fine li princely robes, and to ride in a chariot like that he rode in, and he niade him governor over all the Egypt, that he might see to the laying up of t against the famine came; so Joseph, from being prisoner, was made a great man ; king Pharaoh al greater than he in the kingdom of Egypt.
Questions.--Who was Pharaoh? [-Ins. The king of Were his dreams from God? [Ans. Yes.] Did Pha any of his wise men understand the meaning of them No.) Who did Pbaraoh send for to interpret them Joseph.] Did God maké known to Joseph the mea The dreams?. [ Ans: Yes.]. How did Pharaoh reward for interpreting his dreams, and giving him good [ 1ns. He made him governor over all the land of E
in seine WoH ULECTURE VIIT. /
Instruction - The seven years of plenty came as had foretold; and there was so much corn, that when
people of Fgypt were well supplied there were great quanvities left, which Joseph took care to have laid up in store. houses every year:
At the end of seven years the famine began, as Joseph had foretold, and reached to all the coun. tries round. When the famine was very great in Canaan, Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, so he desired his sons to go thither and buy some, but he would not let Benjamin, his youngest son, go with the rest, because he was afraid some mischief might befal him. When Joseph's brethren arrived in Egypt, they went to him, as governor of the land, to buy corn; and as soon as Joseph saw them, he knew them, but they knew not him; and as he wished to know whether they were as wicked then as when they sold him to the Ishmaelites, he spoke roughly to them, and called them spies, and pretended not to believe them when they told him they were all the sons of one father, and that there was another brother at home: and he insisted upon their leaving their brother Simeon behind whilst they went and fetched Benjamin : but Joseph ordered his steward to put all bis brethren's money which they had brought to buy corn into their sacks with iheir provision. When they got home they were greatly surprised to find their money; and they told their father all that had befallen them in the land of Egypt, and that the governor of the land insisted upon their taking Benjamin with them, before he would release Simeon. This was sad news to Jacob, and he said, Benjamin should not go down, for that if mischief should befal him by the way, it would bring down his grey hairs with sorrow to the grave. Jacob's sons were afraid to go to Egypt without Benjamin, but at last they prevailed upon their father to part with bim; and when they arrived in Egypt, they went to Joseph and presented Benjamin to him, and carried back the money they had found in their sacks, and other money to pay for the corn. Joseph was very glad to see his youngest brother, and he set Simeon free, and invited all bis brethren to dine with bim, who thought it a great honour to be the guests of the governor of Egypt.
Questions.-Where did Jacob and bis sons live at the time Joseph was governor of Egypt ? [Ans. In the land of Canaan.] Did they know he was governor there? (Ans. No.] Did they know he was alive? [Anis]. No. How came Joseph's brethren to go into Egypt? [ Ans. Their father sent them to buy corn.] Did Benjamin go wirb the other ten (Ans. No.] Did Joseph know his brethren when they came into his presence? [Ans. Yes.] Dit they know bi No.] What did he pretend to take then for? [A. Why did he do so ? [Ans. To try them.] Who iu prison when he let the rest depart? [åns. Sime did he put him in prison ? [Ans. To make the of Benjamin.) Was not Jacob greatly distressed when that Benjainin must.
go ? [Ans. Yes.] What die [Ans. That Benjamin should not go.] Did Jaco at lasť to let Benjamin go with his brethren to Egy Yes.] Was, not Joseph very glad when he saw [Ans. Yes,] Were not they surprised when sue man gave them an invitation to dinner? Ansi not Joseph greatly affected when his brother Benja before him? [Ans. Yes.] Did he treat his brer and make them happy ? [Ans. Yes.] Was Sim liberty? [Ans. Yes]
Instruction. As Joseph's brethren liad been s kind to him, he was fearful they might be so to therefore he resolved to try them, and for this ordered his steward to put, as before, every man his sack, and his silver cup into Benjamin's 'sac they were gone a little way, Joseph ordered bis & after thein, and ask them how they could beh to take away his cup. They all declared they ha it; on which the steward insisted upon searching and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack ; then thren protested they were innocent, and 'rent ih in tuken of sorrow, and piting their sacks upon they returned back to the city, and were condu seph's house. When Joseph's brethren came in sence, they fell upon the ground before him, a speaking for himself and his brethren, offered to Joseph as long as they lived, if he would but su min to return to his father. Theri Judah relater how unwilling Jacob had been to purt with Ben what promises he had made to take him back; said he could not return without his youngest ? he should bring down the grey hairs of his fa grave. Then Joseph could no longer keep fre himself known to his brethren, but cried out, to 1 your brother, whoin ye sold into Egypt'; doch yet' live?” and he wept aloud, and his brethrei answer him, for they were troubled at his pres bie spoke kindly to them, and talked of his aged
bid his brethren tell his father of all his glory. Than lie felt upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and kissed him: and he kissed all his brethren, and told them to make haste to Canaan, and fetch their father, their wives, and tbeir little, ones, that he might nourish them in the land of Egypt.
Questions. What did Joseph command his steward to put into each of his brothers sacks with their corn? [dns. All the money they had paid for it.], bat did he tell him to put besides into Benjamin's sack? [ Ans. His own silver cup.] Why did he do this? [Ans. To try whether the other bro-, thers loved Benjamin.] Were they not sadly, grieved when the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.. [Ans. Yes.] What did they do when they went back to Joseph's presence ? [Ans. Fell down on their faces before him.] Wbo made a moving speech to Joseph ? [Ans. Judah.] Could Josepla. keep from making himself known to; his brethren when Judah talked of his father's dying? [Ans. No,], What did. he do before he could speak to his brethren? [Ans. He wept aloud.) What did he say as soon as he could speak? (Ans. I am Joseph your father ; dotb
yet live!) Were not bis brethren sadly troubled when they found that; the governor of Egypt was Joseph ? [Ans. Yes.] Why were they troubled ? [Ans. Because they had used him so illo] Did Joseph make unkinsk speeches to them? [Ans. No: he comforted them.], What did he desire them to do? [Ans. To go and fetch
their father.] Instruction.-Joseph's brethren departed, as he desired bem, and Joseph gave each of them presents of clothes and, money, and he sept great presents to bis father, and plenty of provisions for them on the'r journey; and wben Joseph; took leave of his brethren, he said, io them, “ see that you fall not out by the way ;" so they went out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, and when they told their father that Joseph was alive, and was governor of all the land of Egypt, his beart fainted, for he did not believe them: but. when they had told him all the words of Joseph, and when he saw the presents they brought with tlacm, and the waggons which Joseph had sent to carry bin and his family, Jacob's heart revived, and he said, " It is enough ; Joseplı my son is still alive, I will go and see hin before I die." So Jacob Jeft Canaan, and set off towards: Egypt, and all his, sons with him, and their wwes, and their children, amount ing in all, to sixty-six persons. And as they drew near to
Egypt, Joseph wade" ready his chariot, and went forth to ineet Israel his father, and presented himself unto him, and he fell on his neck and wept a good while, and Israel wept on his neck; and Israel said to Joseph, “ Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.”.
Questions.---Did Joseph's brethren set off for Canaan as he desired them ? [Ans. Yes.] What charge did he give them when he took leave of them? [Ans. Not to fall out by the way.] Was not Jacob greatly affected when he heard Joseph was alive, and that he was governor of Egypt? [ Ans. Yes.] Did Jacob consent to go into Egypt? (Ans. Yes.] Did he take all bis family with him into Egypt? Ans. Yes. How many did they make altogether with their wives and their children? [Ans. Three score and six.] What did Joseph do when he inet his father ? [Ans. He fell on his neck and kissed him, and wept a good while.] Did not Jacob weep too ? [Ans. Yes.) Why did they weep? [Ans. For joy.]
· Instruction.— Wben Pharaoh heard that Joseph's father and his brethren were come, he was well pleased ; and he gave them the land of Goshen to dwell in, which was very fruitful; and Joseph cherished bis father, and shewed great kindness to all his relat ons.
Jacob lived comfortably in the land of Egypt seventeen years; - but when the time drew near that he must die, he charged Joseph, his son, to bury bin with his fathers in the cave of Machpelah.' Jacob desired this, because God had promised that Jand to the great nation which was to proceed from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and Joseph promised his father to fulfil his desire.
And when Jacob was at the point of death, he called bis sons together and blessed them; and when he had made an end of blessing his sons, he died. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. And Jacob was an hundred and forty-seven years old when he died. And when Israel was dead, Joseph made a great burying for him, and all the sons of Jacob followed their dead father into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of Machpelah. Then Joseph and his brethren returned back into Egypt, and be continued his kindness to them. And Joseph lived Egypt, he and his father's house, and before he died
an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God
= you, and bring you out of this