Genesis 46:28-34; Meeting between Jacob and Joseph. Instructed to tell Pharaoh they are shepherds, for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians. B.C. 1706

Genesis 46:28-34 28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive. 31 And Joseph said unto his Continue Reading

Genesis 46:1-4; Jacob’s sacrifice at Beer-sheba. God spoke unto Israel in the visions of the night. B.C. 1707

Genesis Chapter 46 _______________________________ Jacob is here removing to Egypt in his old age, forced thither by a famine, and invited thither by a son. Here, I. God sends him thither, ver. 1-4. II. All his family goes with him, ver. 5-27. III. Joseph bids him welcome, ver. 28-34. Genesis 46:1-4 1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God Continue Reading

Genesis 45:25-28; The History of Joseph. B.C. 1707

Genesis 45:25-28 25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: 28 And Israel Continue Reading

Genesis 45:16-24; Pharaoh’s Kindness to Joseph. B.C. 1707

Genesis 45:16-24 16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 19 Now thou art Continue Reading

Genesis 45:1-15; Joseph Discovers Himself to His Brethren. “I am Joseph” B.C. 1707

Genesis Chapter 45 ________________________________________ It is a pity that this chapter and the foregoing should be parted, and read asunder. There we had Judah's intercession for Benjamin, with which, we may suppose, the rest of his brethren signified their concurrence; Joseph let him go on without interruption, heard all he had to say, and then answered it all in one word, "I am Joseph." Now he found his brethren humbled for their sins, Continue Reading

Genesis 44:18-34; Judah’s Appeal on Behalf of Benjamin. Judah’s ingenious speech. B.C. 1707

Genesis 44:18-34 18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, Continue Reading

Genesis 43:1-17; Joseph’s Policy. The Silver Cup found in Benjamin’s Bag. B.C. 1707

Genesis Chapter 44 ________________________________________ Joseph, having entertained his brethren, dismissed them; but here we have them brought back in a greater fright than any they had been in yet. Observe, I. What method he took both to humble them further and also to try their affection to his brother Benjamin, by which he would be able to judge of the sincerity of their repentance for what they had done against himself, of which he was Continue Reading

Genesis 43:26-34; …and Bowed themselves to Him to the earth. Joseph’s dream fulfilled more and more. B.C. 1707

Genesis 43:26-34 26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? 28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Continue Reading

Genesis 43:15-25; Joseph Entertains His Brethren. B.C. 1707

Genesis 43:15-25 15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon. 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid, Continue Reading

Genesis 43:11-14; Joseph’s Brethren again sent to Egypt. Jacob would be ruled by reason. B.C. 1707

Genesis 43:11-14 11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight: 13 Take also your brother, and Continue Reading