Genesis 37

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1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of the sojournings of his father, in the land of Canaan.

2 These are the births of Jacob. Joseph, a son of seventeen years, was pasturing the flock with his brothers; and he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zilpah his father’s women; and Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.

3 And Israel loved Joseph more·​·than all his sons, for he was a son of old·​·age to him; and he made him a tunic of various colors.

4 And his brothers saw that their father loved him more·​·than all his brothers; and they hated him, and were· not ·able to speak to him for peace.

5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they added yet to hate him.

6 And he said to them, Hear, I pray, this dream which I have dreamed;

7 and behold, we were sheaving sheaves in the midst of the field, and behold, my sheaf arose, and also stood·​·up, and behold, your sheaves came·​·around, and bowed· themselves ·down to my sheaf.

8 And his brothers said to him, Reigning shalt thou reign over us? Or ruling shalt thou rule over us? And they added to hate him still more on·​·account·​·of his dreams and on·​·account·​·of his words.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and recounted it to his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream, and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed· themselves ·down to me.

10 And he recounted it to his father, and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Coming shall I and thy mother and thy brothers come to bow·​·down to thee to the earth?

11 And his brothers were·​·envious of him, but his father kept the word.

12 And his brothers went to pasture the flock of their father in Shechem.

13 And Israel said to Joseph, Do not thy brothers pasture the flock in Shechem? Go, and I will send thee to them. And he said to him, Behold, me.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray, see the peace of thy brothers, and the peace of the flock, and return with word. And he sent him out·​·of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a man found him, and behold, he was straying in the field; and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 And he said, I am seeking my brothers; tell me, I pray, where they are pasturing the flock.

17 And the man said, They have journeyed from this place, for I heard them saying, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.

18 And they saw him from far·​·off, and before he came·​·near to them, they plotted against him to put· him ·to·​·death.

19 And they said, a man to his brother, Behold, yonder· comes ·this master of dreams.

20 And now, go and let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil wild·​·animal has devoured him; and we shall see what his dreams will be.

21 And Reuben heard, and rescued him from their hand, and said, Let us not smite him, the soul.

22 And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but put·​·forth no hand upon him; so·​·that he might rescue him out·​·of their hand, to return him to his father.

23 And it was, when Joseph was come to his brothers, and they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of various colors that was on him;

24 and they took him, and cast him into the pit; and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

25 And they sat·​·down to eat bread, and they lifted·​·up their eyes and saw, and behold, a traveling·​·band of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, and their camels bearing aromas and balm and stacte, going to bring· them ·down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said to his brothers, What gain is it if we kill our brother, and cover his blood?

27 Go and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brothers hearkened to him.

28 And there passed·​·by Midianite men trading, and they* drew and brought· Joseph ·up from the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph to Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned to the pit, and behold Joseph was not in the pit, and he rent his garments.

30 And he returned to his brothers, and said, The child is not; and I, whither do I come?

31 And they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood;

32 and they sent the tunic of various colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have· we ·found; recognize, we pray thee, whether it be thy son’s tunic or not.

33 And he recognized it, and said, It is the tunic of my son; a bad wild·​·animal has devoured him; Joseph being·​·torn is·​·torn.

34 And Jacob rent his raiment, and set sackcloth on his loins, and mourned over his son many days.

35 And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to comfort himself, and he said, For I shall go·​·down to my son, mourning, to the underworld*. And his father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt* to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, prince of the guards.

  

Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 37      

Napsal(a) Joe David

The stories in the Old Testament foreshadow future events -- not so much historical events, but changes in the spiritual states of humankind.

In the inner meaning, the story of Jacob, and his twelve sons, and Joseph and his dreams, deals with people's eventual rejection of the Divine truths that they would receive from the Lord in the Christian church, and their acceptance of falsities instead.

Specifically, this chapter is about the way that some theologians in the Christian church developed the idea of salvation by faith alone, when the Lord really wants us to conjoin faith and charity in our lives.

This seems like a stretch - that a story from 3500+ years ago could be foreshadowing modern theological arguments. And yet, human beings, as partly-spiritual creatures, are always players in a big, long spiritual story - and the Old Testament stories are archetypes for things we wrestle with in our own lives. For the details of this story's meaning, look at Arcana Coelestia 4665, and the following passages.

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Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 37      

Napsal(a) Joe David

The stories in the Old Testament foreshadow future events -- not so much historical events, but changes in the spiritual states of humankind.

In the inner meaning, the story of Jacob, and his twelve sons, and Joseph and his dreams, deals with people's eventual rejection of the Divine truths that they would receive from the Lord in the Christian church, and their acceptance of falsities instead.

Specifically, this chapter is about the way that some theologians in the Christian church developed the idea of salvation by faith alone, when the Lord really wants us to conjoin faith and charity in our lives.

This seems like a stretch - that a story from 3500+ years ago could be foreshadowing modern theological arguments. And yet, human beings, as partly-spiritual creatures, are always players in a big, long spiritual story - and the Old Testament stories are archetypes for things we wrestle with in our own lives. For the details of this story's meaning, look at Arcana Coelestia 4665, and the following passages.

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Hlavní výklad ze Swedenborgových prací:

Arcana Coelestia 4665, 4666, 4668, 4675, 4678, 4679, 4680, ...


Další odkazy Swedenborga k této kapitole:

Arcana Coelestia 755, 1463, 1616, 2909, 3242, 3263, 4286, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 351

True Christian Religion 727


Odkazy ze Swedenborgových nevydaných prací:

Apocalypse Explained 434, 448, 637, 654, 750

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Jacob
Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...

dwelt
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.

land
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

sojournings
There is a long history of using travel to round out an education, from the 19th-century “world tours” taken by Oxford and Cambridge graduates to...

father
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...

Land of Canaan
The land of Canaan' in the Word, means love, and consequently, the will of the celestial self.

canaan
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...

joseph
Joseph, Jacob’s eleventh son, is one of the favorite characters in the Bible, with his troubles, his triumphs over them, and his constant trust in...

son
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

seventeen
'Seventeen' signifies both the beginning and the end of temptation, because it is made up of the numbers seven and ten. This number, when it...

flock
A flock, as in Genesis 26, denotes interior or rational good. A flock signifies those who are in spiritual good. A flock signifies natural interior...

brothers
There are two ways "brother" is used in the Bible, ways that are still reflected in modern language. One denotes an actual blood relationship; the...

lad
"Youths" or "Young men" generally represent intelligence or the understanding of truth. This is fitting, since adolescent boys tend to be more advanced intellectually than...

Bilhah
Bilhah is the maidservant of Rachel, and Rachel is Jacob's second wife. Jacob's first wife is Rachel's sister, Leah. Leah has a maidservant, too, Zilpah....

Zilpah
Zilpah, the servant-girl of Leah who is given to Jacob as a concubine after Leah is no longer able to bear children, is mentioned in...

women
The word "woman" is used a number of different ways in the Bible – as a simple description, as someone connected to a man ("his...

evil
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

israel
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

loved
To some degree, there really is no spiritual meaning to the word “love” in the Bible. Why? Because if you truly love another, that is...

old
Swedenborg tells us that space and time in the physical world correspond to states of life in the spiritual world. So when the Bible talks...

saw
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

hated
If you truly hate someone, that means you would kill them and destroy their reputation if you could do so without repercussion – not a...

speak
Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...

dream
A dream, as in Genesis 20:3,signifies being somewhat obscure.

hate
If you truly hate someone, that means you would kill them and destroy their reputation if you could do so without repercussion – not a...

said
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

hear
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...

midst
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...

field
When we have a desire to be good people and to do good things, the natural first questions are "What does that mean?" "What should...

around
To encompass, as in Genesis 19:4, signifies to be contrary, or to attack and assault with a hostile intention.

bowed
To bow, as in Genesis 18:2 signifies to humble.

reigning
To reign,' as in Revelation 5, signifies being in truths and goods, and so in power, from the Lord, to resist evils and falsities which...

reign
To reign,' as in Revelation 5, signifies being in truths and goods, and so in power, from the Lord, to resist evils and falsities which...

us
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...

dreams
A dream, as in Genesis 20:3,signifies being somewhat obscure.

words
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

sun
The 'sun' signifies celestial and spiritual love. The 'sun' in the Word, when referring to the Lord, signifies His divine love and wisdom. Because the...

moon
'The moon' signifies the Lord in reference to faith, and thus faith in the Lord. 'The moon' signifies spiritual good or truth. 'The moon' signifies...

coming
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

mother
In general, mothers in the Bible represent the Lord's church on earth, or the church among those who know and follow the Lord. In some...

come
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

bow
To bow, as in Genesis 18:2 signifies to humble.

earth
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

kept
"Keeping" in the Bible generally has to do with controlling the actual actions of life, though in some cases it can mean holding something away...

word
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

Shechem
In Genesis 12:6, 'Abram’s passing through the land unto the place Shechem' signifies a new state of the Lord when the celestial aspects of love...

send
'To send' signifies revealing.

go
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

see
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

return
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...

sent
'To send' signifies revealing.

valley
Mountains in the Bible represent people's highest points, where we are closest to the Lord - our love of the Lord and the state of...

valley of
'The valley of Siddim' signifies the uncleanness of lust, and the falsities derived from them.

hebron
'Hebron' represents the Lord's spiritual church in the land of Canaan. 'Hebron' represents the church as to good.

came
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

man
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

found
Finding, or being found, can have different meanings in the Word, depending on the context. Here are two examples, From Arcana Coelestia 5756, 'Behold, the...

tell
'To tell' signifies perceiving, because in the spiritual world, or in heaven, they do not need to tell what they think because they communicate every...

journeyed
'To journey' signifies the institutes and order of life.

heard
Thanks to modern science, we now understand that hearing actually happens in the brain, not the ears. The ears collect vibrations in the air and...

dothan
Dothan (2 Kings 6:13) signifies the doctrinals of good and truth from the Word. Dothan (Gen. 37:17) signifies special or particular principles of doctrine.

after
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.

near
'Near,' in the Word, signifies presence and conjunction. 'To be near' signifies being on internal levels. Near,' as in Genesis 19:20, signifies truth bordering upon...

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

brother
There are two ways "brother" is used in the Bible, ways that are still reflected in modern language. One denotes an actual blood relationship; the...

comes
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

kill
'To slay a man to his wounding,' means extinguishing faith, and 'to slay a young man to his hurt,' signifies extinguishing charity, as in Genesis...

one
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...

pits
'A pit,' as in Genesis 41:14, signifies a state of temptation.

say
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

devoured
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

reuben
'Reuben,' in the highest sense, signifies omniscience. In a spiritual sense, he signifies wisdom, intelligence, science, and faith. In a natural sense, he signifies sight....

hand
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.

smite
'The smitten' signify people who are oppressed by the falsities of ignorance.

soul
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...

blood
The internal meaning of “blood” is a little tricky, because Swedenborg gives two meanings that seem quite different. In most cases, Swedenborg links blood with...

pit
'A pit,' as in Genesis 41:14, signifies a state of temptation.

wilderness
'Wilderness' signifies something with little life in it, as described in the internal sense in Luke 1:80 'Wilderness' signifies somewhere there is no good because...

might
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.

stripped
As in Micah 1:8, 'to be stripped' signifies being without goods, and 'to be naked' signifies being without truths.

water
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...

sat
If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...

down
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

eat
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

bread
Just as natural food feeds the natural body, so spiritual food feeds the spiritual body. And since our spiritual body is the expression of what...

lifted
The idea of "lifting" is used in a number of different ways in the Bible. In general, it means connecting with a higher spiritual state...

eyes
'Pairs of hands, eyes, etc.' relate to the will and understanding, or to good and truth. The right side to the will or good, and...

Ishmaelites
'Ishmaelites' represent people who are in simple good of life, and thence in natural truth regarding doctrine.

Gilead
Gilead, as in Genesis 31:21, 23, was a boundary of the land of Canaan, in a wide sense. In the spiritual sense, it means "the...

camels
A camel (Matt. 22:24) signifies scientific knowledge. Camels are confirming scientifics, and cattle are the knowledges of good and truth (Jer. 49:32.)

bearing
Like many verbs, the spiritual meaning of "bearing" something depends greatly on context – what it is that's being borne, and why. It is further...

balm
Balm signifies the truth of exterior natural good, and its pleasantness.

going
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

bring
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...

egypt
Egyptians represent those who are in natural science, thus the natural, but the Hebrews, those who are of the church, thus respectively the spiritual. The...

judah
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.

gain
'Lucre or gain' signifies every thing false derived from evil which perverts the judgment.

cover
The "high mountains being covered " (Gen. 7:19) signifies that all the good things of charity were extin­guished.

sell
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

flesh
Flesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying...

passed
'To pass,' as in Genesis 31:52, signifies flowing in. 'To pass the night,' as in Genesis 24:54, signifies having peace. 'To pass through,' as in...

sold
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

twenty
'Twenty,' when referring to a quantity, signifies everything, or fullness, because it is ten twice. In Genesis 18:31, 'twenty', like all numbers occurring in the...

silver
'Money' relates to truth.

returned
There are many instances in the Bible which describe people turning back, looking back or going back. In most cases it is a negative, sometimes...

Rent
'To rend the garments' signifies mourning for truth lost or destroyed, or the loss of faith.

garments
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

goat
'A kid' signifies the truth of the church. 'A kid,' as in Isaiah 11:6, signifies the genuine truth of the church and also innocence and...

goats
'A kid' signifies the truth of the church. 'A kid,' as in Isaiah 11:6, signifies the genuine truth of the church and also innocence and...

torn
'Torn,' as in Genesis 31:38, signifies death caused by another, so evil without blame. 'Torn' relates to good, which falsity is injected into, which means...

raiment
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

sackcloth
'A sack' in Genesis 42:25, means a receptacle, and here 'a receptacle' on the natural level, because it is a story about the truths and...

loins
'Loins' in general, signify love, and when referring to the Lord, divine love. 'Loins' signify the interiors of conjugial love. Loins,' as in Isaiah 11:5,...

mourned
In a general sense, mourning in the Bible represents a state of grief over the lack of desires for good and true ideas about life....

many
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...

days
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

daughters
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...

comfort
When the Bible talks about someone being comforted or consoled, it generally means that they are being offered ideas that will help bring them to...

underworld
'Hell,' as mentioned in Jonah 2:3, signifies the earth below.

wept
'Weeping with a loud voice' signifies the ultimate of grief.

selling
'To sell,' as in Genesis 41:56, means transferring to another as their own, because what is sold becomes the property of the one who buys...

Potiphar
'Potiphar, Pharaoh's chamberlain,' as in Genesis 39, signifies the interior nature of scientific ideas.

pharaoh
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...

prince
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.

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Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph and His Coat
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 Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors
Color and cut out Joseph and his colorful coat, then use to act out the story.
Project | Ages over 3

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A lesson for younger children with discussion ideas and a project.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph Is Given a Coat of Many Colors
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph Is Sold
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph's Coat
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph's Coat of Many Colors Retold
A simpler version of the story for younger children.
Story | Ages over 3

 Joseph's Coat (sheet music)
Song | Ages 4 - 14

 Joseph's Dreams - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: make sun, moon, and stars pieces and act out Joseph's first dream; learn an action rhyme about Joseph's second dream with video demonstration; scripted story discussion; coloring picture; and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph's Dreams - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: play a card game matching talents and needs; make a diorama of the sun, moon, and stars bowing down to Joseph; scripted story discussion; coloring picture; and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph's Dreams - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: watch and discuss a video about Joseph's Brothers in Your Head, learn what Joseph represents and make a folding star to show how we can seek to be like Joseph, read and reflect on a door handle sign about listening to your dreams, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Joseph's Dreams - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: watch and discuss a video about Joseph's Brothers in Your Head, act out scenarios in pairs to practice behaving with integrity, read and reflect on a door handle sign about listening to your dreams, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

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Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

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Joseph's brothers are jealous of him and sell him into slavery.
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph Wears His Coat of Many Colors
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 Overview of Joseph a Man of Integrity Levels A B C D for Ages 3-18
Overview of the Youth Journey Program "Joseph: a man of integrity", Levels A, B, C, and D for ages 3-18.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 3 - 18

 The Coat of Many Colors
In reality, the majority of our persecutions come from within ourselves. Evil spirits attack us by stirring up selfish tendencies and attitudes.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Story of Joseph
Examining the life and character of Joseph teaches us about how the Lord leads each of our lives.
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 What Is True Wisdom?
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.


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