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g000dbuddy 34M
55 posts
12/12/2021 10:02 pm
JOSEPH'S LOYALTY TO HIS FAMILY


The news that Joseph's brothers had arrived became known in Pharaoh's palace; and it
pleased Pharaoh and his servants greatly. Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers,
'Do this: load your beasts, go to the land of Canaan, and take your father and your families
and come to me, and I will give you the best there is in the land of Egypt, and you shall eat
the best that the land can give. Now you are commanded to do this: take wagons from the
land of Egypt for your ones and for your wives, and bring your[39] father and come.
Also do not any attention to your household goods, for the best of all there is in the land
of Egypt is yours.'" And the sons of Jacob did as they were commanded.
So Joseph gave them wagons, as Pharaoh ordered, and what was needed for the journey.
To each of them he gave a change of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred
pieces of silver and five changes of clothing. To his father he sent this gift: ten asses loaded
with the best products of Egypt and ten asses loaded with grain and bread and provisions
for his father on the journey.
So he sent his brothers away, and, as they went, he said to them, "See that you do not
quarrel on the journey!" So they went up of Egypt and came into the land of Canaan to
Jacob their father, and told him, "Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of
Egypt!" Then Jacob's heart stood still, for he could not believe them. But when they told him
all that Joseph had said to them and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to
carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived, and he said, "It is enough; Joseph my
is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."

Then Jacob set on his journey with all that he had. He first went to Beersheba and
offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. God spoke to him in a vision by night and
said, "Jacob, Jacob." He answered, "Here am I." God said, "I am God, the God of your
father. Do not fear to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation. I myself
will go down with you into Egypt; I will surely bring you back again; and Joseph shall close
your dying eyes."
When Jacob left Beersheba, his sons carried him and their ones and their wives in the
wagons that Pharaoh had sent. Jacob also sent Judah before him to Joseph, that he might
show him the way to Goshen.
When they came into the land of Goshen, Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to
Goshen to meet Jacob his father. When he met him, Jacob fell on his neck and wept there
a long time.
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "Now let me die, for I have seen your and know that you
are still alive." But Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household, "I will go up and
tell Pharaoh and will say to him, 'My brothers and my father's family who were in the land of
Canaan have come to me. Now the men[40] are shepherds, for they have been keepers of
cattle; and they have brought their flocks and cattle and all that they have.' When Pharaoh
calls you, and asks, 'What is your business?' you shall say, 'Your servants have been
keepers of cattle from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers.' Say this that you
may live in the land of Goshen, for every shepherd is looked down upon by the Egyptians."
Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh and said, "My father and my brothers with their
sheep and cattle and all that they possess have come from the land of Canaan; and now
they are in the province of Goshen." And he took five of his brothers and presented them to
Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to them, "What is your business?" They answered, "Your servants
are shepherds, both we and our fathers." They also said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live
in your country; because the famine is severe in the land of Canaan, and there is no pasture
for your servants' flocks. Now, therefore, we beg of you, let your servants stay in the land of
Goshen." Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Let them stay in the land of Goshen; and if you
know any able men among them, put them in charge of my cattle."
Joseph also brought in Jacob his father and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed
Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How many years have you lived?" Jacob answered,
"I have lived a hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the years of my life, and
they have not been as many as those that my forefathers lived on earth." After Jacob had
blessed Pharaoh, he went out from Pharaoh's presence. So Joseph gave his father and his
brothers a place to live in and a home in the land of Goshen, in the best part of the land of
Egypt, as Pharaoh had commanded.

g000dbuddy 34M
45 posts
12/12/2021 10:02 pm

Joseph also provided food for his father and his brothers and all his father's family
according to the number of the little children. So the Israelites lived in Egypt, in the land of
Goshen, and there they grew wealthy and had many children.


SayWhat 69F
72 posts
12/13/2021 4:58 pm

Thank you! Do not stop posting, g000dbuddy. God will prevail!!