Genesis 44

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1 And he commanded him that was over his house, saying, Fill the men’s bags with food, as much they can bear, and put a man’s silver in his bag’s mouth.

2 And set my goblet, the silver goblet, in the bag’s mouth of the youngest, and the silver of his rations. And he did according·​·to the word of Joseph that he had spoken.

3 The morning gave·​·light, and the men were sent·​·away, they and their donkeys.

4 They were gone·​·out of the city, not yet far·​·away, and Joseph said to him who was over his house, Arise, pursue after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say to them, Why do you repay evil in·​·return·​·for good?

5 Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and in which foretelling he foretells? You have done·​·evil in what you have done.

6 And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these words.

7 And they said to him, Why does my lord speak according·​·to these words? Far·​·be·​·it from thy servants to do according·​·to this word.

8 Behold, the silver which we found in our bag’s mouth we returned to thee out ·of the land of Canaan; and how should we steal out ·of thy lord’s house silver or gold?

9 And with whomever of thy servants it be·​·found, let him die, and we also will be to my lord for servants.

10 And he said, Even now according·​·to your words so shall it be; he with whom it is found shall be to me a servant, and you shall be innocent.

11 And they hastened, and they made each·​·man his bag come·​·down to the earth, and opened each·​·man his bag.

12 And he searched; he began at the eldest, and completed at the youngest; and the goblet was found in the bag of Benjamin.

13 And they rent their raiment, and loaded up each man his donkey, and they returned to the city.

14 And Judah and his brothers came·​·into Joseph’s house, and he was yet there; and they fell before him to the earth.

15 And Joseph said to them, What is this deed that you have done? Knew you not that a man who is such·​·as I, foretelling foretells?

16 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? And how shall we be justified? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are servants to my lord, both we, and he in whose hand the goblet was found.

17 And he said, Far·​·be·​·it from me to do this; the man in whose hand the goblet was found, he shall be a servant to me; and you, go· ye ·up in peace to your father.

18 And Judah approached him, and said, By·​·me*, my lord, I pray, let thy servant speak a word in the ears of my lord, and let not thine anger be·​·fierce against thy servant; for as Pharaoh, so art thou.

19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother?

20 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old·​·age, the youngest; and his brother is dead, and he alone remains of his mother, and his father loves him.

21 And thou saidst to thy servants, Make him come·​·down to me, and I will set my eye upon him.

22 And we said to my lord, The lad is· not ·able to leave his father; and should he leave his father, then he will die.

23 And thou saidst to thy servants, If your youngest brother come· not ·down with you, you shall not add to see my faces.

24 And it was, when we came·​·up to thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

25 And our father said, Return ye, purchase a·​·little food for us.

26 And we said, We are· not ·able to go·​·down; if our youngest brother is·​·there with us, then will we go·​·down; for we are· not ·able to see the face of the man, and our youngest brother be not with us.

27 And thy servant my father said to us, You know that my wife gave·​·birth·​·to two sons for me.

28 And the one went·​·out from me, and I said, Surely, being·​·torn he is·​·torn apart; and I have not seen him until now.

29 And you will take this also from my faces, and harm may befall him, and you will make my gray·​·hairs go·​·down in evil to the underworld.

30 And now, as I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us, and his soul is tied into his soul,

31 and it shall be when he sees that the lad is not, that he will·​·die; and thy servants will cause the gray·​·hairs of thy servant our father go·​·down in sorrow to the underworld.

32 For thy servant was·​·surety for the lad from being with my father, saying, If I bring him not back to thee I shall sin to my father all the days.

33 And now, I pray, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a servant to my lord, and let the lad go·​·up with his brothers.

34 For how shall I go·​·up to my father and the lad be not with me? Perhaps I shall see the evil that shall be found upon my father.

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fill
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men
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food
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bear
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Put
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the Word
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spoken
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morning
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sent
'To send' signifies revealing.

donkeys
Donkeys signify the things relating to the self-intelligence of the sensual man; and camels, the things of self-intelligence in the natural man (Isa 30:6, 7.)

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

Overtake
'To overtake' denotes communication and influx.

repay
'To repay' denotes making amends by truth.

good
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drinks
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spoke
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silver
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mouth
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land
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canaan
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steal
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gold
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hastened
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opened
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Benjamin
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raiment
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

donkey
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returned
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city
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came
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house
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fell
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before
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earth
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knew
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say
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iniquity
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hand
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peace
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judah
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speak
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word
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anger
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dead
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mother
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eye
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words
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return
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go
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youngest
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brother
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face
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know
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two
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one
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said
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torn
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seen
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faces
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harm
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come
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us
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soul
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die
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servants
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down
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sorrow
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underworld
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surety
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bring
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days
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servant
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my lord
Characters in the Bible will often address others using the term “my lord,” and it seems to be no more than an expression of respect....

lord
In most cases, a "master" in the Bible refers to truth: knowledge, an understanding of the situation at hand, an understanding of the Lord's wishes,...

brothers
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

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...

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...

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...

evil
'To hurt,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:6, signifies violation and profanation. 'To hurt' as mentioned in Revelation 9:4, signifies perverting the truths and goods of...

found
To not to be found any more, signifies not to rise again.

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 Dramatize the Story of Joseph Receiving His Brothers
Retell the story or read selected portions from the Word as the children dramatize the story of the brothers going to Egypt and being reunited with Joseph. 
Activity | Ages 4 - 10

 Food for the Soul
Spiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.
Activity | Ages over 18

 Joseph's Cup Found - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: make a special cup for Joseph, have your own feast with some foods that were eaten in ancient Egypt, scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph's Cup Found - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: make a special cup for Joseph, play Brothers Bingo to help you learn the names of all Joseph's brothers, sing a song to learn the names of the sons of Israel (video), scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph's Cup Found - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: service activity of preparing food for your congregation, explore the idea of what honesty is in the Joseph story and in your own life with skits, read and reflect on a door handle sign about being honest and shunning deceit, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Joseph's Cup Found - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: service activity of making care bags for a person or family in need, explore how taking responsibility for one's actions in 4 different stages can be a turning point in "Turn and Live", read and reflect on a door handle sign about being honest and shunning deceit, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Joseph Welcomes His Family
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 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


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