Genesis 45

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1 καί-C οὐ-D δύναμαι-V6I-IMI3S *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ἀναἔχω-V1--PMN πᾶς-A3--GPM ὁ- A--GPM παραἵστημι-VXI-XAPGPM αὐτός- D--DSM ἀλλά-C εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S ἐκ ἀποστέλλω-VA--AAD2P πᾶς-A3--APM ἀπό-P ἐγώ- P--GS καί-C οὐ-D παραἵστημι-VXI-YAI3S οὐδείς-A3--NSM ἔτι-D ὁ- A--DSM *ιωσηφ-N---DSM ἡνίκα-D ἀναγνωρίζω-V1I-IMI3S ὁ- A--DPM ἀδελφός-N2--DPM αὐτός- D--GSM

2 καί-C ἀποἵημι-VAI-AAI3S φωνή-N1--ASF μετά-P κλαυθμός-N2--GSM ἀκούω-VAI-AAI3P δέ-X πᾶς-A3--NPM ὁ- A--NPM *αἰγύπτιος-N2--NPM καί-C ἀκουστός-A1--NSN γίγνομαι-VBI-AMI3S εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM οἶκος-N2--ASM *φαραώ-N---GSM

3 εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S δέ-X *ιωσηφ-N---NSM πρός-P ὁ- A--APM ἀδελφός-N2--APM αὐτός- D--GSM ἐγώ- P--NS εἰμί-V9--PAI1S *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ἔτι-D ὁ- A--NSM πατήρ-N3--NSM ἐγώ- P--GS ζάω-V3--PAI3S καί-C οὐ-D δύναμαι-V6I-IMI3P ὁ- A--NPM ἀδελφός-N2--NPM ἀποκρίνω-VC--APN αὐτός- D--DSM ταράσσω-VQI-API3P γάρ-X

4 εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S δέ-X *ιωσηφ-N---NSM πρός-P ὁ- A--APM ἀδελφός-N2--APM αὐτός- D--GSM ἐγγίζω-VA--AAD2P πρός-P ἐγώ- P--AS καί-C ἐγγίζω-VAI-AAI3P καί-C εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S ἐγώ- P--NS εἰμί-V9--PAI1S *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ὁ- A--NSM ἀδελφός-N2--NSM σύ- P--GP ὅς- --ASM ἀποδίδωμι-VOI-AMI2P εἰς-P *αἴγυπτος-N2--ASF

5 νῦν-D οὖν-X μή-D λυπέω-V2--PMD2P μηδέ-C σκληρός-A1A-NSM σύ- P--DP φαίνω-VD--APD3S ὅτι-C ἀποδίδωμι-VOI-AMI2P ἐγώ- P--AS ὧδε-D εἰς-P γάρ-X ζωή-N1--ASF ἀποστέλλω-VAI-AAI3S ἐγώ- P--AS ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM ἔμπροσθεν-P σύ- P--GP

6 οὗτος- D--ASN γάρ-X δεύτερος-A1A-ASN ἔτος-N3E-ASN λιμός-N2--NSM ἐπί-P ὁ- A--GSF γῆ-N1--GSF καί-C ἔτι-D λοιπός-A1--APN πέντε-M ἔτος-N3E-APN ἐν-P ὅς- --DPM οὐ-D εἰμί-VF--FMI3S ἀροτρίασις-N3I-NSF οὐδέ-C ἄμητος-N2--NSM

7 ἀποστέλλω-VAI-AAI3S γάρ-X ἐγώ- P--AS ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM ἔμπροσθεν-P σύ- P--GP ὑπολείπω-V1--PMN σύ- P--GP καταλείμμα-N3M-ASN ἐπί-P ὁ- A--GSF γῆ-N1--GSF καί-C ἐκτρέφω-VA--AAN σύ- P--GP κατάλειψις-N3--ASF μέγας-A1--ASF

8 νῦν-D οὖν-X οὐ-D σύ- P--NP ἐγώ- P--AS ἀποστέλλω-VX--XAI2P ὧδε-D ἀλλά-C ἤ-C ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM καί-C ποιέω-VAI-AAI3S ἐγώ- P--AS ὡς-C πατήρ-N3--ASM *φαραώ-N---DSM καί-C κύριος-N2--ASM πᾶς-A3--GSM ὁ- A--GSM οἶκος-N2--GSM αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C ἄρχων-N3--ASM πᾶς-A1S-GSF γῆ-N1--GSF *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF

9 σπεύδω-VA--AAPNPM οὖν-X ἀναβαίνω-VZ--AAD2P πρός-P ὁ- A--ASM πατήρ-N3--ASM ἐγώ- P--GS καί-C εἶπον-VAI-AAD2P αὐτός- D--DSM ὅδε- D--APN λέγω-V1--PAI3S ὁ- A--NSM υἱός-N2--NSM σύ- P--GS *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ποιέω-VAI-AAI3S ἐγώ- P--AS ὁ- A--NSM θεός-N2--NSM κύριος-N2--ASM πᾶς-A1S-GSF γῆ-N1--GSF *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF καταβαίνω-VZ--AAD2S οὖν-X πρός-P ἐγώ- P--AS καί-C μή-D μένω-VA--AAS2S

10 καί-C καταοἰκέω-VF--FAI2S ἐν-P γῆ-N1--DSF *γεσεμ-N----S *ἀραβία-N1A-GSF καί-C εἰμί-VF--FMI2S ἐγγύς-D ἐγώ- P--GS σύ- P--NS καί-C ὁ- A--NPM υἱός-N2--NPM σύ- P--GS καί-C ὁ- A--NPM υἱός-N2--NPM ὁ- A--GPM υἱός-N2--GPM σύ- P--GS ὁ- A--NPN πρόβατον-N2N-NPN σύ- P--GS καί-C ὁ- A--NPF βοῦς-N3--NPF σύ- P--GS καί-C ὅσος-A1--NPN σύ- P--DS εἰμί-V9--PAI3S

11 καί-C ἐκτρέφω-VF--FAI1S σύ- P--AS ἐκεῖ-D ἔτι-D γάρ-X πέντε-M ἔτος-N3E-APN λιμός-N2--NSM ἵνα-C μή-D ἐκτρίβω-VD--APS2S σύ- P--NS καί-C ὁ- A--NPM υἱός-N2--NPM σύ- P--GS καί-C πᾶς-A3--NPN ὁ- A--NPN ὑποἄρχω-V1--PAPNPN σύ- P--GS

12 ἰδού-I ὁ- A--NPM ὀφθαλμός-N2--NPM σύ- P--GP βλέπω-V1--PAI3P καί-C ὁ- A--NPM ὀφθαλμός-N2--NPM *βενιαμίν-N---GSM ὁ- A--GSM ἀδελφός-N2--GSM ἐγώ- P--GS ὅτι-C ὁ- A--NSN στόμα-N3M-NSN ἐγώ- P--GS ὁ- A--NSN λαλέω-V2--PAPNSN πρός-P σύ- P--AP

13 ἀποἀγγέλλω-VA--AAD2P οὖν-X ὁ- A--DSM πατήρ-N3--DSM ἐγώ- P--GS πᾶς-A1S-ASF ὁ- A--ASF δόξα-N1S-ASF ἐγώ- P--GS ὁ- A--ASF ἐν-P *αἴγυπτος-N2--DSF καί-C ὅσος-A1--APN ὁράω-VBI-AAI2P καί-C ταχύνω-VA--AAPNPM καταἄγω-VB--AAD2P ὁ- A--ASM πατήρ-N3--ASM ἐγώ- P--GS ὧδε-D

14 καί-C ἐπιπίπτω-VB--AAPNSM ἐπί-P ὁ- A--ASM τράχηλος-N2--ASM *βενιαμίν-N---GSM ὁ- A--GSM ἀδελφός-N2--GSM αὐτός- D--GSM κλαίω-VAI-AAI3S ἐπί-P αὐτός- D--DSM καί-C *βενιαμίν-N---NSM κλαίω-VAI-AAI3S ἐπί-P ὁ- A--DSM τράχηλος-N2--DSM αὐτός- D--GSM

15 καί-C καταφιλέω-VA--AAPNSM πᾶς-A3--APM ὁ- A--APM ἀδελφός-N2--APM αὐτός- D--GSM κλαίω-VAI-AAI3S ἐπί-P αὐτός- D--DPM καί-C μετά-P οὗτος- D--APN λαλέω-VAI-AAI3P ὁ- A--NPM ἀδελφός-N2--NPM αὐτός- D--GSM πρός-P αὐτός- D--ASM

16 καί-C διαβοάω-VCI-API3S ὁ- A--NSF φωνή-N1--NSF εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASM οἶκος-N2--ASM *φαραώ-N---GSM λέγω-V1--PAPNPM ἥκω-V1--PAI3P ὁ- A--NPM ἀδελφός-N2--NPM *ιωσηφ-N---GSM χαίρω-VDI-API3S δέ-X *φαραώ-N---NSM καί-C ὁ- A--NSF θεραπεία-N1A-NSF αὐτός- D--GSM

17 εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S δέ-X *φαραώ-N---NSM πρός-P *ιωσηφ-N---ASM εἶπον-VBI-AAD2S ὁ- A--DPM ἀδελφός-N2--DPM σύ- P--GS οὗτος- D--ASN ποιέω-VA--AAD2P γεμίζω-VA--AAD2S ὁ- A--APN πορεῖον-N2N-APN σύ- P--GP καί-C ἀποἔρχομαι-VA--AAD2P εἰς-P γῆ-N1--ASF *χανααν-N----S

18 καί-C παραλαμβάνω-VB--AAPNPM ὁ- A--ASM πατήρ-N3--ASM σύ- P--GP καί-C ὁ- A--APN ὑποἄρχω-V1--PAPAPN σύ- P--GP ἥκω-V1--PAD2P πρός-P ἐγώ- P--AS καί-C δίδωμι-VF--FAI1S σύ- P--DP πᾶς-A3--GPN ὁ- A--GPN ἀγαθός-A1--GPN *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF καί-C ἐσθίω-VF--FMI2P ὁ- A--ASM μυελός-N2--ASM ὁ- A--GSF γῆ-N1--GSF

19 σύ- P--NS δέ-X ἐντέλλομαι-VA--AMD2S οὗτος- D--APN λαμβάνω-VB--AAN αὐτός- D--DPM ἅμαξα-N1S-APF ἐκ-P γῆ-N1--GSF *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF ὁ- A--DPN παιδίον-N2N-DPN σύ- P--GP καί-C ὁ- A--DPF γυνή-N3K-DPF καί-C ἀναλαμβάνω-VB--AAPNPM ὁ- A--ASM πατήρ-N3--ASM σύ- P--GP παραγίγνομαι-V1--PMD2P

20 καί-C μή-D φείδομαι-VA--AMS2P ὁ- A--DPM ὀφθαλμός-N2--DPM ὁ- A--GPN σκεῦος-N3E-GPN σύ- P--GP ὁ- A--NPN γάρ-X πᾶς-A3--NPN ἀγαθός-A1--NPN *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF σύ- P--DP εἰμί-VF--FMI3S

21 ποιέω-VAI-AAI3P δέ-X οὕτως-D ὁ- A--NPM υἱός-N2--NPM *ἰσραήλ-N---GSM δίδωμι-VAI-AAI3S δέ-X *ιωσηφ-N---NSM αὐτός- D--DPM ἅμαξα-N1S-APF κατά-P ὁ- A--APN εἶπον-VM--XMPAPN ὑπό-P *φαραώ-N---GSM ὁ- A--GSM βασιλεύς-N3V-GSM καί-C δίδωμι-VAI-AAI3S αὐτός- D--DPM ἐπισιτισμός-N2--ASM εἰς-P ὁ- A--ASF ὁδός-N2--ASF

22 καί-C πᾶς-A3--DPM δίδωμι-VAI-AAI3S δισσός-A1--APF στολή-N1--APF ὁ- A--DSM δέ-X *βενιαμίν-N---DSM δίδωμι-VAI-AAI3S τριακόσιοι-A1A-APM χρυσοῦς-A1C-APM καί-C πέντε-M ἐκἀλλάσσω-V1--PAPAPF στολή-N1--APF

23 καί-C ὁ- A--DSM πατήρ-N3--DSM αὐτός- D--GSM ἀποστέλλω-VAI-AAI3S κατά-P ὁ- A--APN αὐτός- D--APN καί-C δέκα-M ὄνος-N2--APM αἴρω-V1--PAPAPM ἀπό-P πᾶς-A3--GPN ὁ- A--GPN ἀγαθός-A1--GPN *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF καί-C δέκα-M ἡμίονος-N2--APF αἴρω-V1--PAPAPF ἄρτος-N2--APM ὁ- A--DSM πατήρ-N3--DSM αὐτός- D--GSM εἰς-P ὁδός-N2--ASF

24 ἐκ ἀποστέλλω-VAI-AAI3S δέ-X ὁ- A--APM ἀδελφός-N2--APM αὐτός- D--GSM καί-C πορεύομαι-VCI-API3P καί-C εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S αὐτός- D--DPM μή-D ὀργίζω-V1--PMD2P ἐν-P ὁ- A--DSF ὁδός-N2--DSF

25 καί-C ἀναβαίνω-VZI-AAI3P ἐκ-P *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF καί-C ἔρχομαι-VBI-AAI3P εἰς-P γῆ-N1--ASF *χανααν-N----S πρός-P *ἰακώβ-N---ASM ὁ- A--ASM πατήρ-N3--ASM αὐτός- D--GPM

26 καί-C ἀναἀγγέλλω-VAI-AAI3P αὐτός- D--DSM λέγω-V1--PAPNPM ὅτι-C ὁ- A--NSM υἱός-N2--NSM σύ- P--GS *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ζάω-V3--PAI3S καί-C αὐτός- D--NSM ἄρχω-V1--PAI3S πᾶς-A1S-GSF γῆ-N1--GSF *αἴγυπτος-N2--GSF καί-C ἐκἵστημι-VHI-AAI3S ὁ- A--NSF διάνοια-N1A-NSF *ἰακώβ-N---GSM οὐ-D γάρ-X πιστεύω-VAI-AAI3S αὐτός- D--DPM

27 λαλέω-VAI-AAI3P δέ-X αὐτός- D--DSM πᾶς-A3--APN ὁ- A--APN εἶπον-VC--APPAPN ὑπό-P *ιωσηφ-N---GSM ὅσος-A1--APN εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S αὐτός- D--DPM ὁράω-VB--AAPNSM δέ-X ὁ- A--APF ἅμαξα-N1S-APF ὅς- --APF ἀποστέλλω-VAI-AAI3S *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ὥστε-C ἀναλαμβάνω-VB--AAN αὐτός- D--ASM ἀναζωπυρέω-VAI-AAI3S ὁ- A--NSN πνεῦμα-N3M-NSN *ἰακώβ-N---GSM ὁ- A--GSM πατήρ-N3--GSM αὐτός- D--GPM

28 εἶπον-VBI-AAI3S δέ-X *ἰσραήλ-N---NSM μέγας-A1P-NPN ἐγώ- P--DS εἰμί-V9--PAI3S εἰ-C ἔτι-D *ιωσηφ-N---NSM ὁ- A--NSM υἱός-N2--NSM ἐγώ- P--GS ζάω-V3--PAI3S πορεύομαι-VC--APPNSM ὁράω-VF--FMI1S αὐτός- D--ASM πρό-P ὁ- A--GSN ἀποθνήσκω-VB--AAN ἐγώ- P--AS

  

Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 45      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

Genesis 45

In this chapter, we have a story that tells us about the way that our inner self can get to be "at one" again with our more external self.

1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, “Make everyone go from me. So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

In Verse 1, Joseph represents the innermost heavenly part of us. See Arcana Coelestia 5868. “Could not refrain himself,” shows the desire and urgency that our inner spirit has to flow into the external or most troubled parts of us. When Joseph cries out for everyone to leave the room, it shows how all non-essential things are banished to the sidelines.

In Verse 2, Joseph weeps aloud. This is a metaphor that shows the great joy that the inmost heavenly part of our mind experiences when it is conjoined with our outer self. This strong emotion shows the depth of the Lord's merciful love, and the house of Pharaoh hearing it shows that it is felt throughout the whole of the natural mind.

In Verse 3, when Joseph says to his brothers, "I am Joseph; is my father still alive?", they can't answer him. They're troubled. Why? Our natural self perceives the movement of the inner spiritual self, but instead of being filled with joy, it experiences turmoil and confusion. This new opening to deeper things is going to change things; our natural self is going to be ashamed of the way it has been treating spiritual things.

When, in Verse 4, Joseph asks his brothers to come closer to him, this symbolizes our inner spirit becoming more apparent to the external or natural part of us. The brothers go closer, indicating that the natural is starting to better grasp the new situation.

It's the affection of truth which allows us to love others. The brothers, when they sold Joseph into Egypt as a slave, showed how our outermost mind starts with little or no affection or love for inner spiritual things.

But the Lord works with us. Our inner spiritual mind gets sent to Egypt, but Providence is working all the time, long before we are aware of it. In Verse 5, Joseph urges his brothers not to worry. Our inner spirit does not want us to have anxiety in our hearts about this past alienation.

The famine in the land indicates the severe lack of good in the natural or outer self. There are still five years to go, which shows the length of time before the remnants of good and truth the Lord has instilled in us while we were young will be able to shine forth. Still, at this point, two years in, something is happening. Those remnants are starting to be taken out from our innermost recesses of mind, where they have been stored.

In Verse 7, that "God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth," is the inner self assuring our natural self that Providence is taking care of things, that the stored remnants of good and truth are enough to seed the future.

Before the deepest spiritual levels can reveal themselves as part of our lives, we need to be instructed in factual knowledge and other natural truths, all represented by the Pharoah and Egypt. However, these naturals truths depend on spiritual truths for their existence. That's what is meant in Verse 8, when it says that Joseph was “a father to Pharoah.”

In Verse 9, hastening or hurrying shows a joyful desire for connection. For the brothers to go back to their father and tel him about Joseph shows how a deeper, inner level that we thought was long lost can speak to us again.

“Come down to me; and do not tarry,” again shows the enthusiasm and happiness of the inner spirit at the possibility of being joined with the natural, outer self. “God has made me lord of all Egypt” emphasizes that our natural selves need to act in accordance with the more profound, inner things.

Dwelling together in the land of Goshen, in Verse 10, with the children and grandchildren, illustrates that in this new state, the spiritual and natural will be joined together forever and not separated again.

In Verse 11, we're given an image of how the spiritual always provides for and nourishes life on the natural level.

Verse 12 is a reassurance that what Joseph is saying is true. Joseph emphasizes it by saying, “And the eyes of my brother, Benjamin”. Benjamin signifies an intermediary between the deepest levels meant by Joseph and the outermost levels meant by Joseph’s brothers.

In Verse 13, the reference to glory is made, because when the natural level perceives something from the spiritual level it comes with light, brilliance and radiance. Joseph's urging his brothers to bring their father to him is another example of how, with love and emotion, the spiritual within us can barely contain its joy.

In verses 14 and, 15, Joseph and Benjamin weeping while holding one another gives a profound image of how deeply and completely the Lord desires to be united with us. Joseph’s brothers being able to talk with him comes in the aftermath of the outer or natural’s acceptance of deeper truths and realities, and there being a communication between inner and outer things.

In Verse 16, it says that the report of these events "was heard in Pharoah’s house, saying, Joseph’s brothers have come: so it pleased Pharoah and his servants well." The deeper truths have infilled the natural and there is joy everywhere, even down to the lowest things, meant here by Pharoah’s servants.

In Verse 17, Pharaoh says to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and depart; go to the land of Canaan. The phrase “Pharoah said,” means that it was done. Factual knowledges or outward truths, which are vessels for inner truths, were being filled with good or affection, which is represented by loading the animals.

In Verse 18, Joseph tells his brothers to bring their father and their households to him. This shows how inner truths are drawing closer to outward or factual knowledge. For example, a person may know the fact that life continues after death. By the brothers bringing their father and their households, the person becomes aware of that reality and rejoices that it’s true. “Eating the fat of the land” signifies a person making that truth their own or really believing it.

Being commanded, in Verse 19, means that a person needs to will this, do this, believe this. The truths that infill our natural facts are described as ‘doctrines’ which will teach the “little ones, and your wives,” or people who do not already know of these truths and their inner realities. “Bringing Joseph’s father” completes the reality because he represents the spiritual good which the truths must look towards.

Verse 20 is an admonition for us to let go of our former things, the things we thought were important in our lives. The best of all of Egypt will be given to us, and instead of just empty, factual knowledge, our knowledges will be filled with inner, deeper truths that look to good as their end. For example, instead of knowing we need to be kind to others, we will actually hold charitable thoughts and intend kind and good things towards others.

In Verse 21, when we obey and start the journey, we put things into effect; spiritual things can start flowing into the natural. We receive truths that are pleasing to use, and the support we need to use the newer truths in their lives.

22 He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of garments.

In Verse 22, the garments, like the provisions for the journey, show that Joseph provided all the things the brothers might need to make their journey. Clothes here mean truths which are new or enlivened by good. The love which Joseph has for Benjamin serves as an intermediary; the truth represented by the silver is a more interior conjunction. Anything with the number three, or a combination of it, means what is complete.

In Verse 23, these gifts which were freely given represent the things that flow freely from the Lord through the spirit into our natural minds. The things of Egypt are factual knowledges that serve our spiritual life. The male and female donkeys represent truths and goods, respectively.

In Verse 24, when Joseph sends his brothers away, it means that our inner life passes through changes - this time referring to a state when it becomes less apparent and seemingly concealed from us. “See that you do not become troubled along the way” shows the desire of the inner spirit for our natural self to not be disturbed or troubled when this happens. It seems like the Lord is saying to us here, that even though we can’t see Him, we can remain peaceful because He really is still there.

In Verse 25, the brothers leave Egypt. They return to Jacob, who represents natural, but not spiritual good. (When Jacob's name is changed to "Israel", this represents a change of state from the natural to the spiritual.)

When, in Verse 26, the brothers tell Jacob that Joseph is still alive, it represents that natural part of us being told that spiritual states, or more inward things, are real or alive. That Joseph is governor of Egypt shows that inner spiritual things have power over outer, natural ones. Jacob's disbelief and fainting shows a lack of understanding in out natural minds, about how all this could be so.

The natural mind comes around. In Verse 27, being told “all the words of Joseph” shows an influx of inner spiritual things into the natural. Seeing “the wagons which Joseph had sent” shows a dawning awareness. Being revived shows that our natural mind begins to be able to experience a new goodness of life.

In Verse 28, Israel (not Jacob!) says, "It is enough; Joseph my son is still alive: I will go and see him before I die."

The use of the name Israel shows that now good from the inner states is being made a part of our lives. Our joy comes from learning that spiritual things which were concealed were not really lost. “I will go and see him” being said shows an immediate willingness and eagerness to experience the deeper, inner things of our spiritual life.

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Exploring the Meaning of Genesis 45      

Napsal(a) Helen Kennedy

Genesis 45

In this chapter, we have a story that tells us about the way that our inner self can get to be "at one" again with our more external self.

1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, “Make everyone go from me. So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

In Verse 1, Joseph represents the innermost heavenly part of us. See Arcana Coelestia 5868. “Could not refrain himself,” shows the desire and urgency that our inner spirit has to flow into the external or most troubled parts of us. When Joseph cries out for everyone to leave the room, it shows how all non-essential things are banished to the sidelines.

In Verse 2, Joseph weeps aloud. This is a metaphor that shows the great joy that the inmost heavenly part of our mind experiences when it is conjoined with our outer self. This strong emotion shows the depth of the Lord's merciful love, and the house of Pharaoh hearing it shows that it is felt throughout the whole of the natural mind.

In Verse 3, when Joseph says to his brothers, "I am Joseph; is my father still alive?", they can't answer him. They're troubled. Why? Our natural self perceives the movement of the inner spiritual self, but instead of being filled with joy, it experiences turmoil and confusion. This new opening to deeper things is going to change things; our natural self is going to be ashamed of the way it has been treating spiritual things.

When, in Verse 4, Joseph asks his brothers to come closer to him, this symbolizes our inner spirit becoming more apparent to the external or natural part of us. The brothers go closer, indicating that the natural is starting to better grasp the new situation.

It's the affection of truth which allows us to love others. The brothers, when they sold Joseph into Egypt as a slave, showed how our outermost mind starts with little or no affection or love for inner spiritual things.

But the Lord works with us. Our inner spiritual mind gets sent to Egypt, but Providence is working all the time, long before we are aware of it. In Verse 5, Joseph urges his brothers not to worry. Our inner spirit does not want us to have anxiety in our hearts about this past alienation.

The famine in the land indicates the severe lack of good in the natural or outer self. There are still five years to go, which shows the length of time before the remnants of good and truth the Lord has instilled in us while we were young will be able to shine forth. Still, at this point, two years in, something is happening. Those remnants are starting to be taken out from our innermost recesses of mind, where they have been stored.

In Verse 7, that "God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth," is the inner self assuring our natural self that Providence is taking care of things, that the stored remnants of good and truth are enough to seed the future.

Before the deepest spiritual levels can reveal themselves as part of our lives, we need to be instructed in factual knowledge and other natural truths, all represented by the Pharoah and Egypt. However, these naturals truths depend on spiritual truths for their existence. That's what is meant in Verse 8, when it says that Joseph was “a father to Pharoah.”

In Verse 9, hastening or hurrying shows a joyful desire for connection. For the brothers to go back to their father and tel him about Joseph shows how a deeper, inner level that we thought was long lost can speak to us again.

“Come down to me; and do not tarry,” again shows the enthusiasm and happiness of the inner spirit at the possibility of being joined with the natural, outer self. “God has made me lord of all Egypt” emphasizes that our natural selves need to act in accordance with the more profound, inner things.

Dwelling together in the land of Goshen, in Verse 10, with the children and grandchildren, illustrates that in this new state, the spiritual and natural will be joined together forever and not separated again.

In Verse 11, we're given an image of how the spiritual always provides for and nourishes life on the natural level.

Verse 12 is a reassurance that what Joseph is saying is true. Joseph emphasizes it by saying, “And the eyes of my brother, Benjamin”. Benjamin signifies an intermediary between the deepest levels meant by Joseph and the outermost levels meant by Joseph’s brothers.

In Verse 13, the reference to glory is made, because when the natural level perceives something from the spiritual level it comes with light, brilliance and radiance. Joseph's urging his brothers to bring their father to him is another example of how, with love and emotion, the spiritual within us can barely contain its joy.

In verses 14 and, 15, Joseph and Benjamin weeping while holding one another gives a profound image of how deeply and completely the Lord desires to be united with us. Joseph’s brothers being able to talk with him comes in the aftermath of the outer or natural’s acceptance of deeper truths and realities, and there being a communication between inner and outer things.

In Verse 16, it says that the report of these events "was heard in Pharoah’s house, saying, Joseph’s brothers have come: so it pleased Pharoah and his servants well." The deeper truths have infilled the natural and there is joy everywhere, even down to the lowest things, meant here by Pharoah’s servants.

In Verse 17, Pharaoh says to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and depart; go to the land of Canaan. The phrase “Pharoah said,” means that it was done. Factual knowledges or outward truths, which are vessels for inner truths, were being filled with good or affection, which is represented by loading the animals.

In Verse 18, Joseph tells his brothers to bring their father and their households to him. This shows how inner truths are drawing closer to outward or factual knowledge. For example, a person may know the fact that life continues after death. By the brothers bringing their father and their households, the person becomes aware of that reality and rejoices that it’s true. “Eating the fat of the land” signifies a person making that truth their own or really believing it.

Being commanded, in Verse 19, means that a person needs to will this, do this, believe this. The truths that infill our natural facts are described as ‘doctrines’ which will teach the “little ones, and your wives,” or people who do not already know of these truths and their inner realities. “Bringing Joseph’s father” completes the reality because he represents the spiritual good which the truths must look towards.

Verse 20 is an admonition for us to let go of our former things, the things we thought were important in our lives. The best of all of Egypt will be given to us, and instead of just empty, factual knowledge, our knowledges will be filled with inner, deeper truths that look to good as their end. For example, instead of knowing we need to be kind to others, we will actually hold charitable thoughts and intend kind and good things towards others.

In Verse 21, when we obey and start the journey, we put things into effect; spiritual things can start flowing into the natural. We receive truths that are pleasing to use, and the support we need to use the newer truths in their lives.

22 He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of garments.

In Verse 22, the garments, like the provisions for the journey, show that Joseph provided all the things the brothers might need to make their journey. Clothes here mean truths which are new or enlivened by good. The love which Joseph has for Benjamin serves as an intermediary; the truth represented by the silver is a more interior conjunction. Anything with the number three, or a combination of it, means what is complete.

In Verse 23, these gifts which were freely given represent the things that flow freely from the Lord through the spirit into our natural minds. The things of Egypt are factual knowledges that serve our spiritual life. The male and female donkeys represent truths and goods, respectively.

In Verse 24, when Joseph sends his brothers away, it means that our inner life passes through changes - this time referring to a state when it becomes less apparent and seemingly concealed from us. “See that you do not become troubled along the way” shows the desire of the inner spirit for our natural self to not be disturbed or troubled when this happens. It seems like the Lord is saying to us here, that even though we can’t see Him, we can remain peaceful because He really is still there.

In Verse 25, the brothers leave Egypt. They return to Jacob, who represents natural, but not spiritual good. (When Jacob's name is changed to "Israel", this represents a change of state from the natural to the spiritual.)

When, in Verse 26, the brothers tell Jacob that Joseph is still alive, it represents that natural part of us being told that spiritual states, or more inward things, are real or alive. That Joseph is governor of Egypt shows that inner spiritual things have power over outer, natural ones. Jacob's disbelief and fainting shows a lack of understanding in out natural minds, about how all this could be so.

The natural mind comes around. In Verse 27, being told “all the words of Joseph” shows an influx of inner spiritual things into the natural. Seeing “the wagons which Joseph had sent” shows a dawning awareness. Being revived shows that our natural mind begins to be able to experience a new goodness of life.

In Verse 28, Israel (not Jacob!) says, "It is enough; Joseph my son is still alive: I will go and see him before I die."

The use of the name Israel shows that now good from the inner states is being made a part of our lives. Our joy comes from learning that spiritual things which were concealed were not really lost. “I will go and see him” being said shows an immediate willingness and eagerness to experience the deeper, inner things of our spiritual life.

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Arcana Coelestia 5867, 5868, 5869, 5870, 5871, 5872, 5876, ...


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Genesis 27:28, 33:4, 37:28, 41:37, 41, 43, 42:23, 24, 29, 43:34, 45:8, 26, 46:5, 28, 30, 34, 47:1, 4, 6, 12, 48:11, 50:19, 20, 21

Judges 14:12, 17:10

Esther 4:14, 10:3

Psalms 105:17

Proverbs 25:25

Isaiah 22:21

Zechariah 12:10

Luke 24:11, 39

Acts of the Apostles 7:13, 14

2 Corinthians 2:7

1 John 1:1

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 Bring an Offering of Thanksgiving
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 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

 Family Worship: The Joseph Story
Religion Lesson | All Ages

 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 Forgives His Brothers
If we love the Lord and try to obey His commandments, He will be with us to turn even our bad experiences into things that are good for us, that will prepare us for heaven.
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 Joseph Is Reunited with Brothers
This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph Is Reunited with His Brothers
A coloring page showing Joseph in joyful reunion with his brothers.
Coloring Page | All Ages

 Joseph Reveals Himself - Level A
Complete lesson with activity choices: sing an action song about Joseph's family reunion (video demonstration), make a trifold picture that shows Joseph revealing himself to his brothers, scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6

 Joseph Reveals Himself - Level B
Complete lesson with activity choices: try a water experiment to see how the Lord's forgiveness works (video demonstration), make a trifold picture that shows Joseph revealing himself to his brothers, do a "wrinkled heart" activity to show how hard it can be to heal hurt feelings, scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Joseph Reveals Himself - Level C
Complete lesson with activity choices: watch and discuss a video about what Benjamin represents and how we need that quality in our lives, read several scenarios written in the style of news headlines and consider whether various actions should be forgiven or whether another response is called for, read a door handle sign with the Prayer of Saint Francis reflect on how you can forgive others, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14

 Joseph Reveals Himself - Level D
Complete lesson with activity choices: watch and discuss a video about what Benjamin represents and how we need that quality in our lives, consider how true ideas can connect us with the Lord and help us get to heaven, read a door handle sign with the Prayer of Saint Francis reflect on how you can forgive others, and a scripted story discussion.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 15 - 17

 Joseph Reveals Himself Trifold
Create a tri-fold picture that can be opened to show Joseph revealing his identity to his brothers in Egypt.
Project | All Ages

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

 Qualities of the Lord
Look at colored pictures of stories from the Word. Using a word bank, identify the quality of the Lord shown in each picture.
Project | Ages 9 - 14

 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


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