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Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Jacob said to Laban, "What is my offense? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?
Set it here before my kinsfolk and your kinsfolk, so that they may decide between us two. God saw my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night. But what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about their children whom they have borne? Where are you going? And whose are these ahead of you? So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. When they heard of it, the men were indignant and very angry, because he had committed an outrage in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done. Now he was the most honored of all his family.
Only let us agree with them, and they will live among us. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau. So it was called Allon-bacuth. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
Chapter 1, The First Night Summary and Analysis
These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. These were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. These were the sons of Esau's wife, Basemath. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright; then your sheaves gathered around it, and bowed down to my sheaf. Are you indeed to have dominion over us? Shall we indeed come, I and your mother and your brothers, and bow to the ground before you?
Come, I will send you to them. He came to Shechem,  and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, "What are you seeking?
The pit was empty; there was no water in it. And they took Joseph to Egypt. A wild animal has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces. She was in Chezib when she bore him. So Tamar went to live in her father's house.
[PETER AND WENDY]
She saw that Shelah was grown up, yet she had not been given to him in marriage. She said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me? Now Joseph was handsome and good-looking. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice;  and when he heard me raise my voice and cry out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside. Please tell them to me.
House of Secrets Chapter 1 | Easy Stories in English
As soon as it budded, its blossoms came out and the clusters ripened into grapes. And Pharaoh awoke. Pharaoh awoke, and it was a dream. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each according to his dream. When he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.
I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it. Never had I seen such ugly ones in all the land of Egypt. Then I awoke. But when I told it to the magicians, there was no one who could explain it to me. They are seven years of famine.
- By Herman Melville.
- Le verdi dimore ancora sussurrano pace (Italian Edition).
Thus Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went through all the land of Egypt. There was famine in every country, but throughout the land of Egypt there was bread.
Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground. They said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food. He said to them, "You are spies; you have come to see the nakedness of the land! The rest of you shall go and carry grain for the famine of your households,  and bring your youngest brother to me. Thus your words will be verified, and you shall not die.
That is why this anguish has come upon us. But you would not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood. And he picked out Simeon and had him bound before their eyes. This was done for them. Then I will release your brother to you, and you may trade in the land. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were dismayed.
All this has happened to me!
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