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Jacob and Esau are reconciled

33:1     Then Jacob, lifting up his eyes, saw Esau coming with his four hundred men. So he made a division of the children between Leah and Rachel and the two women-servants. 2 He put the servants and their children in front, Leah and her children after them, and Rachel and Joseph at the back. 3 And he himself, going before them, went down on his face to the earth seven times till he came near his brother.
33:4     Then Esau came running up to him, and folding him in his arms, gave him a kiss : and the two of them were overcome with weeping. 5 Then Esau, lifting up his eyes, saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with you ? And he said, The children whom God in his mercy has given to your servant. 6 Then the servants and their children came near, and went down on their faces. 7 And Leah came near with her children, and then Joseph and Rachel, and they did the same. 8 And he said, What were all those herds which I saw on the way ? And Jacob said, They were an offering so that I might have grace in my lord's eyes. 9 But Esau said, I have enough ; keep what is yours, my brother, for yourself. 10 And Jacob said, Not so ; but if I have grace in your eyes, take them as a sign of my love, for I have seen your face as one may see the face of God, and you have been pleased with me. 11 Take my offering then, with my blessing ; for God has been very good to me and I have enough : so at his strong request, he took it.
33:12     And he said, Let us go on our journey together, and I will go in front. 13 But Jacob said, My lord may see that the children are only small, and there are young ones in my flocks and herds : one day's over-driving will be the destruction of all the flock. 14 Do you, my lord, go on before your servant ; I will come on slowly, at the rate at which the cattle and the children are able to go, till I come to my lord at Seir.
33:15     And Esau said, Then keep some of my men with you. And he said, What need is there for that, if my lord is pleased with me? 16 So Esau, turning back that day, went on his way to Seir. 17 And Jacob went on to Succoth, where he made a house for himself and put up tents for his cattle : for this reason the place was named Succoth.
33:18     So Jacob came safely from Paddan-aram to the town of Shechem in the land of Canaan, and put up his tents near the town. 19 And for a hundred bits of money he got from the children of Hamor, the builder of Shechem, the field in which he had put up his tents. 20 And there he put up an altar, naming it El, the God of Israel.

Simon and Levi kill all the males

34:1     Now Dinah, the daughter whom Leah had by Jacob, went out to see the women of that country. 2 And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was the chief of that land, saw her, he took her by force and had connection with her. 3 Then his heart went out in love to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he said comforting words to her. 4 And Shechem said to Hamor, his father, Get me this girl for my wife. 5 Now Jacob had word of what Shechem had done to his daughter ; but his sons were in the fields with the cattle, and Jacob said nothing till they came. 6 Then Hamor, the father of Shechem, came out to have a talk with Jacob. 7 Now the sons of Jacob came in from the fields when they had news of it, and they were wounded and very angry because of the shame he had done in Israel by having connection with Jacob's daughter ; and they said, Such a thing is not to be done.
34:8     But Hamor said to them, Shechem, my son, is full of desire for your daughter : will you then give her to him for a wife? 9 And let our two peoples be joined together ; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves. 10 Go on living with us, and the country will be open to you ; do trade and get property there. 11 And Shechem said to her father and her brothers, If you will give ear to my request, whatever you say I will give to you. 12 However great you make the bride-price and payment, I will give it ; only let me have the girl for my wife.
34:13     But the sons of Jacob gave a false answer to Shechem and Hamor his father, because of what had been done to Dinah their sister. 14 And they said, It is not possible for us to give our sister to one who is without circumcision, for that would be a cause of shame to us: 15 But on this condition only will we come to an agreement with you : if every male among you becomes like us and undergoes circumcision ; 16 Then we will give our daughters to you and take your daughters to us and go on living with you as one people. 17 But if you will not undergo circumcision as we say, then we will take our daughter and go.
34:18     And their words were pleasing to Hamor and his son Shechem. 19 And without loss of time the young man did as they said, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was the noblest of his father's house. 20 Then Hamor and Shechem, his son, went to the meeting-place of their town, and said to the men of the town, 21 It is the desire of these men to be at peace with us ; let them then go on living in this country and doing trade here, for the country is wide open before them ; let us take their daughters as wives and let us give them our daughters. 22 But these men will make an agreement with us to go on living with us and to become one people, only on the condition that every male among us undergoes circumcision as they have done. 23 Then will not their cattle and their goods and all their beasts be ours ? so let us come to an agreement with them so that they may go on living with us. 24 Then all the men of the town gave ear to the words of Hamor and Shechem his son ; and every male in the town underwent circumcision.
34:25     But on the third day after, before the wounds were well, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and came into the town by surprise and put all the males to death. 26 And Hamor and his son they put to death with the sword, and they took Dinah from Shechem's house and went away. 27 And the sons of Jacob came on them when they were wounded and made waste the town because of what had been done to their sister ; 28 They took their flocks and their herds and their asses and everything in their town and in their fields, 29 And all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives ; everything in their houses they took and made them waste. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have made trouble for me and given me a bad name among the people of this country, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites : and because we are small in number they will come together against me and make war on me ; and it will be the end of me and all my people. 31 But they said, Were we to let him make use of our sister as a loose woman ?

God's promise to Jacob

35:1     And God said to Jacob, Go up now to Beth-el and make your living-place there : and put up an altar there to the God who came to you when you were in flight from your brother Esau. 2 Then Jacob said to all his people, Put away the strange gods which are among you, and make yourselves clean, and put on a change of clothing: 3 And let us go up to Beth-el : and there I will make an altar to God, who gave me an answer in the day of my trouble, and was with me wherever I went. 4 Then they gave to Jacob all the strange gods which they had, and the rings which were in their ears ; and Jacob put them away under the holy tree at Shechem.
35:5     So they went on their journey : and the fear of God was on the towns round about, so that they made no attack on the sons of Jacob. 6 And Jacob came to Luz in the land of Canaan (which is the same as Beth-el), he and all his people. 7 And there he made an altar, naming the place El-beth-el : because it was there he had the vision of God when he was in flight from his brother. 8 And Deborah, the servant who had taken care of Rebekah from her birth, came to her end, and was put to rest near Beth-el, under the holy tree : and they gave it the name of Allon-bacuth.
35:9     Now when Jacob was on his way from Paddan-aram, God came to him again and, blessing him, said, 10 Jacob is your name, but it will be so no longer ; from now your name will be Israel ; so he was named Israel. 11 And God said to him, I am God, the Ruler of all : be fertile, and have increase ; a nation, truly a group of nations, will come from you, and kings will be your offspring ; 12 And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you ; and to your seed after you I will give the land. 13 Then God went up from him in the place where he had been talking with him. 14 And Jacob put up a pillar in the place where he had been talking with God, and put a drink offering on it, and oil. 15 And he gave to the place where God had been talking with him, the name of Beth-el.
35:16     So they went on from Beth-el ; and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, the pains of birth came on Rachel and she had a hard time. 17 And when her pain was very great, the woman who was helping her said, Have no fear ; for now you will have another son. 18 And in the hour when her life went from her (for death came to her), she gave the child the name Ben-oni : but his father gave him the name of Benjamin. 19 So Rachel came to her end and was put to rest on the road to Ephrath (which is Beth-lehem). 20 And Jacob put up a pillar on her resting-place ; which is named, The Pillar of the resting-place of Rachel, to this day. 21 And Israel went journeying on and put up his tents on the other side of the tower of the flock.
35:22     Now while they were living in that country, Reuben had connection with Bilhah, his father's servant-woman : and Israel had news of it. 23 Now Jacob had twelve sons : the sons of Leah : Reuben, Jacob's first son, and Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun ; 24 The sons of Rachel : Joseph and Benjamin ; 25 The sons of Bilhah, Rachel's servant : Dan and Naphtali ; 26 The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant : Gad and Asher ; these are the sons whom Jacob had in Paddan-aram.
35:27     And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, at Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac had been living. 28 And Isaac was a hundred and eighty years old. 29 Then Isaac came to his end and was put to rest with his father's people, an old man after a long life : and Jacob and Esau, his sons, put him in his last resting-place.

These are the generations of Esau

36:1     Now these are the generations of Esau, that is to say, Edom. 2 Esau's wives were women of Canaan : Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, 3 And Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth. 4 Adah had a son Eliphaz ; and Basemath was the mother of Reuel ; 5 Oholibamah was the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah ; these are the sons of Esau, whose birth took place in the land of Canaan.
36:6     Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters, and all the people of his house, and his beasts and his cattle and all his goods which he had got together in the land of Canaan, and went into the land of Seir, away from his brother Jacob. 7 For their wealth was so great that the land was not wide enough for the two of them and all their cattle. 8 So Esau made his living-place in the hill-country of Seir (Esau is Edom).
36:9     And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in the hill-country of Seir: 10 These are the names of Esau's sons : Eliphaz, the son of Esau's wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau's wife Basemath. 11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz. 12 And Eliphaz, the son of Esau, had connection with a woman named Timna, who gave birth to Amalek : all these were the children of Esau's wife Adah. 13 And these are the sons of Reuel : Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah : they were the children of Esau's wife Basemath. 14 And these are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon : she was the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
36:15     These were the chiefs among the sons of Esau : the sons of Eliphaz, Esau's first son : Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16 Korah, Gatam, Amalek : all these were chiefs in the land of Edom, the offspring of Eliphaz, the seed of Adah. 17 And these are the sons of Esau's son Reuel : Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, Mizzah : these were the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom, the children of Esau's wife Basemath. 18 And these are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah : Jeush, Jalam, and Korah : these were the chiefs who came from Esau's wife Oholibamah, daughter of Anah. 19 These were the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these were their chiefs.
36:20     These are the sons of Seir the Horite who were living in that country ; Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan : these are the chiefs of the Horites, offspring of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 The children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam ; Lotan's sister was Timna. 23 And these are the children of Shobal : Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. 24 And these are the children of Zibeon : Aiah and Anah ; that same Anah who made the discovery of the water-springs in the waste land, when he was looking after the asses of his father Zibeon. 25 And these are the children of Anah : Dishon and Oholibamah his daughter. 26 These are the children of Dishon : Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran. 27 These are the children of Ezer : Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. 28 These are the children of Dishan : Uz and Aran. 29 These were the Horite chiefs : Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 30 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. Such were the Horite chiefs in their order in the land of Seir.
36:31     And these are the kings who were ruling in the land of Edom before there was any king over the children of Israel. 32 Bela, son of Beor, was king in Edom, and the name of his chief town was Dinhabah. 33 At his death, Jobab, son of Zerah of Bozrah, became king in his place. 34 And at the death of Jobab, Husham, from the country of the Temanites, became king in his place. 35 And at the death of Husham, Hadad, son of Bedad, who overcame the Midianites in the field of Moab, became king ; his chief town was named Avith. 36 And at the death of Hadad, Samlah of Masrekah became king. 37 And at the death of Samlah, Shaul of Rehoboth by the River became king in his place. 38 And at the death of Shaul, Baal-hanan, son of Achbor, became king. 39 And at the death of Baal-hanan, Hadar became king in his place ; his chief town was named Pau, and his wife's name was Mehetabel ; she was the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.
36:40     These are the names of the chiefs of Esau in the order of their families and their places : Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43 Magdiel, Iram ; these are the Edomite chiefs, in their places in their heritage ; this is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

Joseph's dreams

37:1     Now Jacob was living in the land where his father had made a place for himself, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob : Joseph, a boy seventeen years old, was looking after the flock, together with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives ; and Joseph gave their father a bad account of them. 3 Now the love which Israel had for Joseph was greater than his love for all his other children, because he got him when he was an old man : and he had a long coat made for him. 4 And because his brothers saw that Joseph was dearer to his father than all the others, they were full of hate for him, and would not say a kind word to him.
37:5     Now Joseph had a dream, and he gave his brothers an account of it, which made their hate greater than ever. 6 And he said to them, Let me give you the story of my dream. 7 We were in the field, getting the grain stems together, and my grain kept upright, and yours came round and went down on the earth before mine. 8 And his brothers said to him, Are you to be our king ? will you have authority over us ? And because of his dream and his words, their hate for him became greater than ever. 9 Then he had another dream, and gave his brothers an account of it, saying, I have had another dream : the sun and the moon and eleven stars gave honour to me. 10 And he gave word of it to his father and his brothers ; but his father protesting said, What sort of a dream is this ? am I and your mother and your brothers to go down on our faces to the earth before you? 11 And his brothers were full of envy ; but his father kept his words in mind.
37:12     Now his brothers went to keep watch over their father's flock in Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, Are not your brothers with the flock in Shechem ? come, I will send you to them. And he said to him, Here am I. 14 And he said to him, Go now, and see if your brothers are well and how the flock is ; then come back and give me word. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15 And a man saw him wandering in the country, and said to him, What are you looking for? 16 And he said, I am looking for my brothers ; please give me word of where they are keeping their flock. 17 And the man said, They have gone away from here, for they said in my hearing, Let us go to Dothan. So Joseph went after them and came up with them at Dothan. 18 But they saw him when he was a long way off, and before he came near them they made a secret design against him to put him to death ; 19 Saying to one another, See, here comes this dreamer. 20 Let us now put him to death and put his body into one of these holes, and we will say, An evil beast has put him to death : then we will see what becomes of his dreams. 21 But Reuben, hearing these words, got him out of their hands, saying, Let us not take his life. 22 Do not put him to a violent death, but let him be placed in one of the holes ; this he said to keep him safe from their hands, with the purpose of taking him back to his father again. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they took off his long coat which he had on ; 24 And they took him and put him in the hole : now the hole had no water in it.
37:25     Then seating themselves, they took their meal : and looking up, they saw a travelling band of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead on their way to Egypt, with spices and perfumes on their camels. 26 And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is there in putting our brother to death and covering up his blood? 27 Let us give him to these Ishmaelites for a price, and let us not put violent hands on him, for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brothers gave ear to him. 28 And some traders from Midian went by ; so pulling Joseph up out of the hole, they gave him to the Ishmaelites for twenty bits of silver, and they took him to Egypt.
37:29     Now when Reuben came back to the hole, Joseph was not there ; and giving signs of grief, 30 He went back to his brothers, and said, The child is gone ; what am I to do? 31 Then they took Joseph's coat, and put on it some of the blood from a young goat which they had put to death, 32 And they took the coat to their father, and said, We came across this ; is it your son's coat or not? 33 And he saw that it was, and said, It is my son's coat ; an evil beast has put him to death ; without doubt Joseph has come to a cruel end. 34 Then Jacob, giving signs of grief, put on haircloth, and went on weeping for his son day after day. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters came to give him comfort, but he would not be comforted, saying with weeping, I will go down to the underworld to my son. So great was his father's sorrow for him. 36 And in Egypt the men of Midian gave him for a price to Potiphar, a captain of high position in Pharaoh's house.

The Lord put Er to death

38:1     Now at that time, Judah went away from his brothers and became the friend of a man of Adullam named Hirah. 2 And there he saw the daughter of a certain man of Canaan named Shua, and took her as his wife. 3 And she gave birth to a son, and he gave him the name Er. 4 And again she gave birth to a son, and he gave him the name Onan. 5 Then she had another son, to whom she gave the name Shelah ; she was at Chezib when the birth took place. 6 And Judah took a wife for his first son Er, and her name was Tamar. 7 Now Er, Judah's first son, did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that he put him to death. 8 Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife and do what it is right for a husband's brother to do ; make her your wife and get offspring for your brother. 9 But Onan, seeing that the offspring would not be his, went in to his brother's wife, but let his seed go on to the earth, so that he might not get offspring for his brother. 10 And what he did was evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that he put him to death, like his brother. 11 Then Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, Go back to your father's house and keep yourself as a widow till my son Shelah becomes a man : for he had in his mind the thought that death might come to him as it had come to his brothers. So Tamar went back to her father's house.
38:12     And after a time, Bath-shua, Judah's wife, came to her end ; and after Judah was comforted for her loss, he went to Timnah, where they were cutting the wool of his sheep, and his friend Hirah of Adullam went with him. 13 And when Tamar had news that her father-in-law was going up to Timnah to the wool-cutting, 14 She took off her widow's clothing, and covering herself with her veil, she took her seat near Enaim on the road to Timnah ; for she saw that Shelah was now a man, but she had not been made his wife. 15 When Judah saw her he took her to be a loose woman of the town, because her face was covered. 16 And turning to her by the roadside, he said to her, Let me come in to you ; for he had no idea that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What will you give me as my price? 17 And he said, I will give you a young goat from the flock. And she said, What will you give me as a sign till you send it? 18 And he said, What would you have ? And she said, Your ring and its cord and the stick in your hand. So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she became with child by him. 19 Then she got up and went away and took off her veil and put on her widow's clothing.
38:20     Then Judah sent his friend Hirah with the young goat, to get back the things which he had given as a sign to the woman : but she was not there. 21 And he put questions to the men of the place, saying, Where is the loose woman who was in Enaim by the wayside ? And they said, There was no such woman there. 22 So he went back to Judah, and said, I have not seen her, and the men of the place say that there is no such woman there. 23 And Judah said, Let her keep the things, so that we may not be shamed ; I sent the young goat, but you did not see the woman.
38:24     Now about three months after this, word came to Judah that Tamar, his daughter-in-law, had been acting like a loose woman and was with child. And Judah said, Take her out and let her be burned. 25 And while she was being taken out, she sent word to her father-in-law, saying, The man whose property these things are, is the father of my child : say then, whose are this ring and this cord and this stick? 26 Then Judah said openly that they were his, and said, She is more upright than I am, for I did not give her to Shelah my son. And he had no more connection with her.
38:27     And when the time came for her to give birth, it was clear that there were two children in her body. 28 And while she was in the act of giving birth, one of them put out his hand ; and the woman who was with her put a red thread round his hand, saying, This one came out first. 29 But then he took his hand back again, and his brother came first to birth : and the woman said, What an opening you have made for yourself ! So he was named Perez. 30 And then his brother came out, with the red thread round his hand, and he was named Zerah.

Joseph and Potiphar's wife

39:1     Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt ; and Potiphar the Egyptian, a captain of high position in Pharaoh's house, got him for a price from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there. 2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he did well ; and he was living in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, making everything he did go well. 4 And having a high opinion of Joseph as his servant, he made him the overseer of his house and gave him control over all he had. 5 And from the time when he made him overseer and gave him control of all his property, the blessing of the Lord was with the Egyptian, because of Joseph ; the blessing of the Lord was on all he had, in the house and in the field. 6 And he gave Joseph control of all his property, keeping no account of anything, but only the food which was put before him.
   Now Joseph was very beautiful in form and face. 7 And after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover. 8 But he would not, and said to her, You see that my master keeps no account of what I do in his house, and has put all his property in my control ; 9 So that no one has more authority in this house than I have ; he has kept nothing back from me but you, because you are his wife ; how then may I do this great wrong, sinning against God? 10 And day after day she went on requesting Joseph to come to her and be her lover, but he would not give ear to her. 11 Now one day he went into the house to do his work ; and not one of the men of the house was inside. 12 And pulling at his coat, she said, Come to my bed ; but slipping out of his coat, he went running away. 13 And when she saw that he had got away, letting her keep his coat, 14 She sent for the men of her house and said to them, See, he has let a Hebrew come here and make sport of us ; he came to my bed, and I gave a loud cry ; 15 And hearing it he went running out without his coat. 16 And she kept his coat by her, till his master came back. 17 Then she gave him the same story, saying, The Hebrew servant whom you have taken into our house came in to make sport of me ; 18 And when I gave a loud cry he went running out without his coat.
39:19     And hearing his wife's account of what his servant had done, he became very angry. 20 And Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, in the place where the king's prisoners were kept in chains, and he was there in the prison-house. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and was good to him, and made the keeper of the prison his friend. 22 And the keeper of the prison put all the prisoners under Joseph's control, and he was responsible for whatever was done there. 23 And the keeper of the prison gave no attention to anything which was under his care, because the Lord was with him ; and the Lord made everything he did go well.

Pharaoh's dream

40:1     Now after these things the chief servant who had the care of the wine, and the chief bread-maker in Pharaoh's house, did something against Pharaoh's orders ; 2 And Pharaoh was angry with his two servants, with the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker ; 3 And he put them in prison under the care of the captain of the army, in the same prison where Joseph himself was shut up. 4 And the captain put them in Joseph's care, and he did what was needed for them ; and they were kept in prison for some time. 5 And these two had a dream on the same night ; the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker of the king of Egypt, who were in prison, the two of them had dreams with a special sense. 6 And in the morning when Joseph came to them he saw that they were looking sad. 7 And he said to the servants of Pharaoh who were in prison with him, Why are you looking so sad? 8 Then they said to him, We have had a dream, and no one is able to give us the sense. And Joseph said, Does not the sense of dreams come from God ? what was your dream?
40:9     Then the chief wine-servant gave Joseph an account of his dream, and said, In my dream I saw a vine before me ; 10 And on the vine were three branches ; and it seemed as if it put out buds and flowers, and from them came grapes ready for cutting. 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and crushing them into Pharaoh's cup, gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. 12 Then Joseph said, This is the sense of your dream : the three branches are three days ; 13 After three days Pharaoh will give you honour, and put you back into your place, and you will give him his cup as you did before, when you were his wine-servant. 14 But keep me in mind when things go well for you, and be good to me and say a good word for me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison: 15 For truly I was taken by force from the land of the Hebrews ; and I have done nothing for which I might be put in prison.
40:16     Now when the chief bread-maker saw that the first dream had a good sense, he said to Joseph, I had a dream ; and in my dream there were three baskets of white bread on my head ; 17 And in the top basket were all sorts of cooked meats for Pharaoh ; and the birds were taking them out of the baskets on my head. 18 Then Joseph said, This is the sense of your dream : the three baskets are three days ; 19 After three days Pharaoh will take you out of prison, hanging you on a tree, so that your flesh will be food for birds.
40:20     Now the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his servants ; and he gave honour to the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker among the others. 21 And he put the chief wine-servant back in his old place ; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. 22 But the chief bread-maker was put to death by hanging, as Joseph had said. 23 But the wine-servant did not keep Joseph in mind or give a thought to him.
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