Genesis 43

Bible Reading

Genesis 43

The Second Journey to Egypt

The famine was still severe in the land and Jacob’s family ate all the grain.

The brothers were told by their father to return to Egypt to buy more grain.

Jacob’s sons restated the man warned us to return with our youngest brother to buy more food.

Israel asked, “Why did you bring this trouble by telling of your youngest brother?”

Judah stated the man questioned them closely and asked if our father was living.

Judah promised the father with his life to deliver the youngest.

Israel the father said, “Take the best products of the land in your bags; take double silver with you.”

Israel also said to return the silver found in your sacks, too.

Joseph saw his brothers and Benjamin and had a meal prepared to be eaten at noon.

Joseph’s brothers were afraid to go to Joseph’s house and have additional silver placed in their bags.

Joseph said, “It is alright; don’t be afraid, the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks.”

The steward took the men to Joseph’s house, brought their gifts and bowed down to the ground.

Joseph asked about their aged father. They stated their father is alive and well.

Joseph asked about Benjamin; he was deeply moved and went into a private room to weep.

Joseph washed up and returned. “Serve the food.”

The brothers were seated by their age and looked at each other in astonishment.

Portions were served from Joseph’s table; Benjamin was served five times as anyone else.

Everyone feasted and drank freely with him.


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