In the one hundred and thirtieth year after Israel's going
down to Egypt Pharaoh dreamed that he was sitting upon
his throne, and he lifted up his eyes, and he beheld an old
man before him with a balance in his hand, and he saw him
taking all the elders, nobles, and great men of Egypt, tying
them together, and laying them in one scale of the balance,
while he put a tender kid into the other. The kid bore
down the pan in which it lay until it hung lower than the
other with the bound Egyptians. Pharaoh arose early in
the morning, and called together all his servants and his
wise men to interpret his dream, and the men were greatly
afraid on account of his vision. Balaam the son of Beor
then spake, and said: "This means nothing but that a

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