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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, 16 until his lord came home. And she spake unto him according to 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the

that he might bring us to God, being put to in wrath they hate me. Ps. lv. 3. Deliver death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a I Pe. iii. 14-18. If ye be reproached for deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: false tongue ? Sharp arrows of the mighty, if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be with coals of juniper. Ps. cxx. 2, 3, 4. The ashamed; but let him glorify God on this lip of truth shall be established for ever : but behalf. And if the righteous scarcely be a lying tongue is but a for moment. Pr. xii. saved, where shall the ungodly and the sin 19. A false witness shall not be unpunished, ner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. according to the will of God commit the Pr. xix. 5. 9. Then the high priest rent his keeping of their souls to him in well doing, clothes, saying, He (Jesus) hath spoken blasas unto a faithful Creator. I Pe. iv. 14–19. phemy (in saying we should see the Son of

16 Laid up his garment.] The wicked man coming in the clouds from heaven); what plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon further need have we of witnesses? Mat. him with his teeth ; the wicked watcheth the xxvi. 65. righteous, and seeketh to slay him. Ps. xxxvii. 19 Heard the words of his wife.] I was a 12. 32. My people is foolish, they have not father to the poor; and the cause which I known me; they are wise to do evil, but to knew not, I searched out. Job xxix. 16. do good they have no knowledge. Je. iv. 22. He thut is first in his own cause seemeth just; And they bend their tongues like their bow but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. for lies: they proceed from evil to evil, and Pr. xviii. 17. If a ruler hearken to lies, all they know not me, saith the Lord. And they his servants are wicked. Pr. xxix. 12. It is will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not the manner of the Romans (said Festus, not speak the truth : they have taught their declaring Paul's cause to the king Agrippa) tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to to deliver any man to die before that he commit iniquity. Je. ix. 3. 5. For we our which is accused have the accusers face to selves were sometimes foolish, hateful, and face, and have licence to answer for himself hating one another. Tit. iii. 3.

concerning the crime laid against him. Ac. 17 The Hebrew servant, &c.] See verse 14 xxv. 16. For this cause (as they received not and com.

Thou shalt not bear false witness the love of truth) God shall send them strong against thy neighbour. Ex. xx. 16. Thou delusion, that they should believe a lie. 2 Th. shalt not raise a false report.

Er. xxiii. 1. ii. 11. And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, His wrath was kindled.] Cain was very that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that wroth (that the Lord had no respect to his troubleth Israel ? 1 Ki. xviii. 17. And “she” offering), and his countenance fell. And the (* Zezebel'') wrote in the letters, saying, Pro- Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth ? claim a fast, and set Naboth on high among and why is thy countenance fallen ? Ge. the people ; and set two men, sons of Belial, iv. 5, 6. Jealousy is the rage of a man ; before him, to witness against him, saying, therefore he will not spare in the day of Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. vengeance. He will not regard any ransom, And the men of his city did as Jezebel had neither will he rest content though thou givest sent unto them; then they carried him forth, many gifts. Pr. vi. 34, 35. Jealousy is cruel and stoned him with stones that he died. as the grave : the coals thereof are coals of 1 Ki. xxi. 9-13. The wicked have drawn fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Ca. out the sword, and have bent their bow to viii. 6. cast down the poor and needy, and to slay 20 Into the prison.] I was stolen away such as be of upright conversation. Ps. xxxvii. out of the land of the Hebrews : and here 14. I mourn because of the voice of the also have I done nothing that they should put enemy, because of the oppression of the me into the dungeon. Ge. xl. 15. - Then wicked, for they cast iniquity upon me, and Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they

king's prisoners were bound : and he was there in the prison. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him' mercy, and gave 22 him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the

keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's band all the prisoners

brought him hastily out of the dungeon, Ge. mouths (said Daniel), that they have not hurt xli. 14. Whose feet they hurt with fetters; me, forasmuch as before him innocency was he was laid in iron until the time that his found in me: and also before thee, O king, have word came: the word of the Lord tried I done no hurt. Da. vi. 22. if God be for him. Ps. cv. 18, 19. He was taken from us, who can be against us? Who shall lay prison and from judgment: and who shall any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is declare his generation? For he was cut off God that justifieth. Who is he that conout of the land of the living: for the trans- demneth? Who shall separate us from the gression of my people was he stricken. Is. love of Christ ? shall tribulation, or distress, liii. 8. Then these men were bound in their or persecution, &c. ? Nay, in all these things coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their we are more than conquerors through him other garments, and were cast into the midst that loved us. Ro. viii. 31-37. Who is he of the burning fiery furnace. Therefore be- that will harm you, if ye be followers of that cause the king's commandment was urgent, which is good? But and if ye suffer for and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of righteousness sake, happy are ye : and be not the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, afraid of their terror, neither be troubled: Meshach, and Abednego. Da. iii. 21, 22. for it is better, if the will of God be so, that I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. bonds (saith Paul): but the word of God is i Pe. iii. 13, 14. 17. If ye be reproached for not bound. 2 Ti. ii. 9. For this is thank the name of Christ, happy are ye ; for the worthy: if a man for conscience toward God spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you. endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 1 Pe. ii. 19. If any man suffer as a Christian, let him not

The king's prisoners.] It came to pass that be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker behalf. 1 Pe. iv. 14. 16. had offended their lord the king of Egypt. Gave him favour, &c.] And he (Pharaok) put And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his "them" (his " butler" and " baker") in ward, officers: and he put them in ward in the in the house of the captain of the guard, into house of the captain of the guard, into the the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. prison, the place where Joseph was bound. Ge. xl. 3. And I will give this people (Israel) Indeed (said Joseph to the butler, having in- favour in the sight of the Egyptians; and it terpreted his dream) I was stolen away out shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall of the land of the Hebrews; and here also not go empty. Ex. iii. 21. And the Lord have I done nothing that they should put me gave the people favour in the sight of the into the dungeon. Ge. xl. 1, 2, 3. 15. Then Egyptians. Ex. xi. 3. And the Lord gave spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, the people favour in the sight of the Egyp I do remember my faults this day : Pharaoh tians, so that they lent unto them such things was wroth with his servants, and put me in as they required, and they spoiled the Egypward, both me and the chief baker: and we tians. Ex. xii. 36. Until the time that his dreamed a dream in one night, and there was word came: the word of the Lord tried him there with us a young man, an Hebrew, (Joseph); the king sent and loosed him ; eres servant to the captain of the guard; and he the ruler of the people, and let him go free. interpreted to us our dreams: and it came to He made him lord of his house, and ruler of pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was ; me all his substance: to bind his princes at his he restored unto mine office, and him (the pleasure ; and teach his senators wisdom. Ps. baker) he banged. Then Pharaoh sent and cv. 19-22. He made them (Israel) also to called Joseph, and they brought him hastily be pitied of all those that carried them captives. out of the dungeon. Ge. xli. 9–14. Surely Ps. cvi. 46. When a man's ways please the the wrath of man shall praise thee, the re- Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at mainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. Ps. peace with him. Pr. xvi. 7. Now God had lxxvi. 10.

brought Daniel into favour and tender love 21 The Lord was with Joseph, &c.] See with the prince of the eunuchs. Da. i. a. verse 2 and com. The archers have sorely The patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph grieved him (said Jacob of his son Joseph), into Egypt: but God was with him, and and shot at him, and hated him : but his bow delivered him out of all his afflictions, and abode in strength, and the arms of his hands gave him favour and wisdom in the sight were made strong by the hands of the mighty Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him God of Jacob (from thence is the shepherd, the governor over Egypt and all his house. se. stone of Israel). Ge. xlix. 23, 24. My God vii. 9, 10. hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' 22 Committed to Joseph's hand.] See WTS

that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing 23 that was under his hand ; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.

CHAPTER XL.

AND it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king i of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the 2 chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. And he 3 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 4 of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued a season in ward. And they dreamed a dream, 5

4. 6. 7. 9. and com. And he (Pharaoh) put 2 Wroth against, &c.] Surely the wrath them into the prison, the place where Joseph of man shall praise thee; the remainder of was bound. And the captain of the guard wrath shalt thou restrain. Ps. Ixxvi. 10. charged Joseph with “ them” (the butler and The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, baker"), and he served them, &c. Ge. xl. but a wise man will pacify it. Pr. xvi. 14. 3, 4. I said indeed that thy house, and the The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion. house of thy father, should walk before me A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment. for ever : but now the Lord saith, Be it far Pr. xix. 12. 19. Wrath is cruel. Pr. xxvii. 4. from me, for them that honour me I will And Herod was highly displeased with them honour, and they that despise me shall be of Tyre and Sidon; but they came with one lightly esteemed. 1 Sa. ii. 30. Trust in the accord to him, and having made Blastus, the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the king's chamberlain, their friend, desired peace. land, and verily thou shalt be fed. The meek Ac. xii. 20. shall inherit the earth; and shall delight them Chief of the butlers.] Over the vineyards selves in the abundance of peace. Ps. xxxvii. (of David the king) was Shimei the Rama3. 11.

thite: over the increase of the vineyards for 23 Because the Lord was with him.] See the wine cellars was Zabal the Shiphmite. verse 2, 3. and com. 21, 22. and com. What I Ch. xxvii. 27. soever be (whose delight is in the law of the 3 See chap. xxxix. 20—23. at com. verse 1. Lord) doeth shall prosper. Ps. i. 3.

4 Captain of the guard.] See chap. xxxvii.

36. and com. Commit thy ways unto the CHAP. XL. It came to pass after these Lord, and he shall bring it to pass. Ps. things.] See chap. xxxix. 20—23. and com. Xxxvii. 5. On that night (after having ordered Mordecai 5 They dreamed a dream.] See verse 8. to be hanged on a gallows) could not the king Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee (Ahasuerus) sleep; and he commanded to out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and bring the book of records of the chronicles; from thy father's house, unto a land that I and they were read before the king. Es. vi. 1. will shew thee. And the Lord appeared unto

The butler, &c.] Within three days (said Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give Joseph) shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and this land. Ge. xii. 1. 7. God came to Abirestore thee unto thy place. Ge. xl. 13. O melech in a dream by night, &c. Ge. xx. 3. Lord, I beseech thee (said Nehemiah), prosper,

See com.

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant he told it his brethren. Ge. xxxvii. 5. See com. him mercy in the sight of this man (Artaxerxes), And he told it to his father, and to his brethren for I was the king's cup-bearer. Ne. i. 11. (his second dream): and his father rebuked And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in him, and said unto him, What is this dream the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that thou hast dreamed ? &c. Ge. xxxvii. 10. that wine was before him : and I took up the See chap. xli. 1. 7. 11. On that night could wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not the king (Ahasuerus) sleep (having ordered not been beforetime sad in his presence. Mordecai to be hanged). Es. vi. 1. God Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy speaketh in a dream, in a vision of the night, countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumthis is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then berings upon the bed. He (man) is chastened I was very sore afraid. Ne. ii. 1, 2.

also with pain upon his bed, and the multi

both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man accord

ing to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of 6 the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. And Joseph

came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, 7 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 8 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

tude of his bones with strong pain : that he aileth thee? Ju. xviii. 24. Then said Elkamay withdraw man from his purpose, and nah her husband to her (provoked by her adhide pride from man. Job xxxiii. 15. 19. 17. versary Peninnah), Hannah, why weepest And in the second year of the reign of Nebu- thou?' and why eatest thou not ! and why chadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, is thy heart grieved ? 1 Sa. i. 8. And he wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep (Jonadab, son of Shimeah, David's brother,) said brake from him; and the king said unto "them" unto “ him” (Amnon"), Why art thou, being ("the astrologers, and the Chaldæans, and the the king's son, lean from day to day! wilt sorcerers"), I have dreamed a dream, and my thou not tell me? 2 Sa. xiii. 4. The king spirit was troubled to know the dream, &c. said unto “me” (“Nehemiak"), Why is thy Da. ii. 1. 3. I saw a dream (said Nebuchad- countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick ? nezzár) which made me afraid, and the This is nothing else but sorrow of heart. thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my Ne. ii. 2. And he (Jesus) said unto "them head troubled me. O Belteshazzar (said he to (two of his disciples"), What manner of comDaniel), master of the magicians, because I munications are these that ye have one to know that the spirit of the holy gods is in another, as ye walk, and are sad? Lu. xxiv. 17. thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the 8 Do not interpretations, &c.] And Phavisions of my dream that I have seen, and the raoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a interpretation thereof. Then Daniel (whose dream, and there is none that can interpret it: name was Belteshazzar) was astonied for one and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst hour, and his thoughts troubled him. And understand a dream to interpret it. And (he) said, My lord, the dream be to them that Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of thine enemies. Da. iv. 5. 9. 19. See Dan. peace. Ge. xli. 15, 16. God speaketh in a vii. and viii. throughout.

dream, in a vision of the night, when deep 6 And, behold, they were sad.] We have sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter the bed; then he openeth the ears of men, and of it. Ge. xl. 8. And it came to pass in sealeth their instruction. Job xxxiii. 15, 16. the morning that his spirit was troubled ; and The secret of the Lord is with them that fear he sent and called for all the magicians of him; and he will shew them his covenant. Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Ps. xxv. 14. And when they say unto you, Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. unto wizards that peep, and mutter; should Ge. xli. 8. See Da. ii. 1-3. in com. on They not a people seek unto their God ? for the dreamed a dream,” verse 5. Then (when Bei- living to the dead? Is. viii. 19. It is a rare shazzar saw the fingers of a man's hand) the thing that the king requireth, and there is king's countenance was changed, and his none other that can shew it before the king thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of except the gods, whose dwelling is not with his loins were loosed, and his knees smote flesh. There is a God in heaven that revealeth one against another. Da. v. 6. As for me secrets, and maketh known to the king Ne Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and buchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days my countenance changed in me: but I kept The king answered unto Daniel, and said, of the matter in my heart. Da. vii. 28. And I a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, afterward I rose up, and did the king's busi- seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. De ness; and I was astonished at the vision, but ij. 11. 28. 47. But at the last Daniel came in none understood it. Da. viii. 27.

before me (Nebuchadnezzar), whose name wa 7 Wherefore look ye so sadly.) Ye have Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god; taken away my gods (said Micah), which I and in whom is the spirit of the holy Gods: made, and the priest (the young Levite), and and before him I told the dream. De ir. & ye are gone away: and what have I more? There is a man (said the queen to Belshazzar) and what is this that ye say unto me, What in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the

you. And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said unto 9 him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; And in the vine 10 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 11 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 12 interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: Yet 13 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 14 think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness,

holy gods; and in the days of thy father ii. 26. Then Daniel (having heard the king's light and understanding and wisdom, like dream) was astonied for one hour; and his the wisdom of the gods, was found in him. thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and I have even heard of thee, Daniel (said the said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the king), that the Spirit of the Lord is in thee, interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteand that light and understanding and excel- shazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream lent wisdom is found in thee; and the wise be to them that hate thee; and the interpretamen could not shew the interpretation of the tion thereof to thine enemies. Da. iv. 19. thing. Da. v. 11. 14. 15. To another (is given) The three branches are, &c.] See Ge. xli. the working of miracles ; to another prophecy; 26. and Ju. vii. 14. in preced. com.

And as to another discerning of spirits; to another they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed divers kinds of tongues; to another the inter. it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, pretation of tongues : but all these worketh and said, Take, eat ; this is my body. Mat. that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to xxvi. 26. And (our fathers) did all drink the every man severally as he will. 1 Co. xii. 10, same spiritual drink'; for they drank of that 11. Surely the Lord God will do nothing, spiritual rock that followed them, and that but he revealeth his secret unto his servants rock was Christ. 1 Co. x. 4. For Agar is the prophets. Am. iii. 7.

mount Sina in Arabia, and answereth to Jeru9 A vine was before me.] See verse 5. under salem, which now is, and is in bondage with They dreamed," &c. Thou, O king, sawest, her children, &c. Ga. iv. 25. and behold a great image. This great image, 13 Within three days, &c.] For yet seven whose brightness was excellent, stood before days (saith the Lord), and I will cause it to thee ; and the form thereof was terrible. Da. rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights. ii. 31. But at the last Daniel came in before Ge. vii. 4. me, before whom I told the dream, saying,

Shall Pharaoh, &c.] And it came to pass Thus were the visions of mine head in my the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, bed ; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of that he made a feast to all his servants : and the earth, and the height thereof was great. he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of Da. iv. 8. 10.

the chief baker among his servants. And he 12 This is the interpretation, &c.] There restored the chief butler unto his butlership was there (in the prison) with us a young man, again; but he hanged the chief baker. Ge. an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the xl. 20--22. Evil-merodach, king of Babylon, guard ; and we told him, and he interpreted in the year that he began to reign, did lift up to us our dreams. And Joseph said unto the head of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, out of Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: prison. 2 Ki. xxv. 27. But thou, O Lord, God hath sheweth Pharaoh what he is about art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter to do. The seven good kine are seven years; up of mine head. Ps. iii. 3. And it came to and the seven good ears are seven years. pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the The dream is one. Ge. xli. 12. 25, 26. And his captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, that fellow answered (him who had the dream of the Evil-merodach, king of Babylon, in the first barley cake, which tumbled into the host of year of his reign, lifted up the head of JehoiaMidian) and said, This (cake) is nothing else chin king of Judah, and brought him forth out save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a of prison. Je. lii. 31. man of Israel ; for the Lord hath delivered 14 Think on me, &c.] When the Lord into your hand the host of Midian. Ju. vii. 14. shall have dealt well with my lord (said AbiArt thou able to make known unto me the gail to David), then remember thine handdream which I have seen, and the interpreta- maid. 1 Sa. xxv. 31. And “he" (the " thieftion (said Nebuchadnezzar to Daniel)? Da. on the cross) said unto Jesus, Remember me

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