Close Please enter your Username and Password


g000dbuddy 34M
55 posts
12/12/2021 9:58 pm
JOSEPH'S FORGIVENESS OF HIS BROTHERS


When Judah and his brothers came back to Joseph's house, Joseph was still there; and
they threw themselves before him on the ground. Joseph said to them, "What deed is this
that you have done? Do you not know that a man like me can always tell where things
are?"[37] Judah replied, "What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak or how shall
we clear ourselves? God has found the guilt of your servants. See, both we and he also
with whom the cup was found are my lord's slaves." But Joseph said, "Far be it from
that I should do so! The man with whom the cup was found shall be my slave; but you
yourselves go up in peace to your father."
Then Judah came close to him and said, "Oh, my lord, let your servant, I beg of you, speak
a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger be aroused against your servant, for you are
even as Pharaoh. My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father or a brother?' And
we said to my lord, 'We have a father, an old man, and a of his old age, a one. As
his brother is dead, he is the of his who is left; and his father loves him.'
You said to your servants, 'Bring him down to , that I may see him.' But we said to my
lord, 'The cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'
Then you said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you
shall not see me again.'
"When we went up to your servant, my father, we told him the words of my lord; and our
father said, 'Go again, us a food.' But we said, 'We cannot go down. If our
youngest brother is with us, then we will go; for we cannot see the man again unless our
youngest brother is with us.' Your servant, my father, said to us, 'You know that my wife had
two sons; and one went from ,' and I said, 'Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have not
seen him since. If you take this one also from , and harm come to him, you will bring
down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.' Now if I return to your servant, my father, and
Benjamin with whose life his heart is bound up is not with us, and he sees that there is no
, he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father
with sorrow to the grave. For your servant became responsible for the to my father,
when I said, 'If I do not bring him to you, then I will bear the blame before my father forever.'
Now, therefore, let me, instead of the , remain as a slave to my lord, I beg of you; but let
the go back with his brothers. For how can I go back to my father, if the is not with
, lest I should see the sorrow that would come upon my father?"
Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who were standing by him; so he
cried , "Let every man leave ." So no Egyptian was present while Joseph made
himself known to his[38]
brothers. But he wept so loudly that the Egyptians and Pharaoh's court heard.
And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?" But his brothers
could not answer him, for they were too ashamed to him in the . Then Joseph said

to his brothers, "Come near to me, I beg of you." So they came near. He said, "I am
Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. Do not be troubled nor angry with
yourselves that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to save your lives. For the
famine has already been two years in the land, and there are still five years in which there
shall be neither ploughing nor harvest. God sent me before you to save your lives through a
great deliverance and thus give you on the earth. So now it is not you who sent me
here, but God. He has made me like a father to Pharaoh and master of all his household
and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

g000dbuddy 34M
45 posts
12/12/2021 9:59 pm

"Go up quickly to my father and say to him, 'Your son Joseph says: God has made me
master of all Egypt. Come down to me without delay. You shall live in the land of Goshen,
and you shall be near me with your children and your grandchildren, with your flocks and
your herds and all that you have, so that you, with your household and all that you have,
may never want. There I will provide for you, for there will be five more years of famine.'
Now you and my brother Benjamin see that it is I who am speaking to you. Tell my father all
about my honor in Egypt and what you have seen; and you must quickly bring him down
here."
Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
He also kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.


SayWhat 69F
72 posts
12/13/2021 5:22 pm

Yup. Word here!!