complained to him regarding Joseph, but he said as
before, "Go unto Joseph!" And they replied, "We come
from Joseph, and he hath spoken roughly unto us, saying,
Go hence and circumcise yourselves! We warned thee in
the beginning that he is a Hebrew, and would treat us in
such wise." Pharaoh said to them: "O ye fools, did he not
prophesy through the holy spirit and proclaim to the whole
world, that there would come seven years of plenty to be
followed by seven years of dearth? Why did you not save
the yield of one or two years against the day of your need?"

Weeping, they made reply: "The grain that we put
aside during the good years hath rotted."

Pharaoh: "Have ye nothing over of the flour of yesterday?"

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