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Joseph in Egypt Bible Story Explained
A friendly hello to you from Daily Bread. It's good to have you join
us for the continuation of our story about Israel's son Joseph and
the famine in Egypt. In our last segment, Joseph's brothers came to
Egypt to buy food from Joseph, but they didn't recognize him. He
accused them of being spies and kept his brother Simeon imprisoned
while the other brothers returned home to get their youngest brother
Benjamin. Joseph told them to bring him back in order to prove that
they weren't spies. But alas, in fear of losing another son, Israel
wouldn't let Benjamin return with them.
The famine remained severe in the land, and when Israel and his
family ate up all the food that they brought back from Egypt, Israel
told them to go back to buy a little more food.
Judah repeated to Israel what Joseph said before they left Egypt. You
will not see my face unless your youngest brother is with you. If
you'll send him with us, we'll go and buy food, but if you won't, we
won't go. In anguish, Israel said, Why did you do me so wrong by
telling the man you had another brother? They replied, He asked us
where we were from and about our family. He asked, Is your father
still alive? Do you have another brother? We certainly didn't know
that he'd say, Bring your brother here to me.
Judah added, Send Benjamin with me and we'll go so we can buy food,
then we and all our children can stay alive and not starve to death.
I guarantee I'll bring him back or the blame will be on me for ever.
If you had let us go before, we'd be back by now.
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Israel conceded and said, If it must be, then take the best fruits in
the land and take the man a present, a little balm, honey, spices,
myrrh, nuts and almonds and twice as much money as you brought back
in your sacks. Maybe it was a mistake. Take Benjamin and go again to
the man, and may God Almighty give you mercy in his eyes so he'll
send Simeon and Benjamin back home. If I am left childless, I am left
So they did as Israel said, and went back to Egypt and stood before
Joseph. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he told his steward
to bring them to his home and make a feast so they could eat with him.
They were all afraid being brought to Joseph's house. They thought
they'd be accused of stealing the money that was returned in their
sacks and they'd be taken prisoners.
When they arrived at Joseph's door they explained to the steward that
when they were returning home to Canaan and stopped at the inn on the
way, they were surprised to see that the money they used to pay for
the food was replaced in their sacks, so they brought it back with
them again along with more money to buy food.
The steward said, Peace be with you, don't be afraid. Your God and
the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks. I
received your money. And he brought Simeon out to them. Then he
brought them into Joseph's house and gave them water. They washed
their feet and the steward gave their mules food.
They got their present ready to give Joseph. When Joseph got home,
they brought him the present and bowed themselves to him. Joseph
asked how they were and said, Is your father well, the old man that
you talked about? Is he still alive?
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They answered, Our father is alive and well. And they bowed again in
respect. Then Joseph noticed his brother Benjamin, his mother's son,
and said, Is this your younger brother that you spoke of? And he said
to Benjamin, God be gracious to you, my son.
Joseph hurried away to where he couldn't be seen because his soul was
so moved at the sight of his little brother that he wanted to cry. He
went to his room and wept there, then he composed himself, washed his
face, returned to his brothers and told the steward to set out the
Joseph sat separately from his brothers, and the Egyptians that ate
with him sat separately because the Egyptians thought it was a
disgrace to eat with Hebrews.
The brothers sat according to their age, from the firstborn to the
youngest. They marveled at each other and Joseph sent their servings
to them, but Benjamin's serving was five times as much as any of the
others. And they all drank and had a joyous time together.
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Joseph in Egypt Bible Story Conclusion
You may think Joseph wrong for deceiving his brothers, but remember
what they did to him first. Sold him as a slave. There is relief in
the air as the brothers are confident that they've proven they aren't
spies. Now, they can return to Israel with Benjamin and Simeon safe
and sound ... But the story isn't over yet. We'll find out what
happened after that in our next Daily Bread.
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