Joseph is Reunited with His Family.

( Lesson 1. )

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In Canaan, times were hard for Jacob and his family. When Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look one upon another? And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get down there, and buy some for us; so that we will not die of starvation." And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt.

Benjamin, Joseph's brother, was not sent with to Egypt.

Joseph was the governor over the land of Egypt, and he sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brothers came, and bowed down before him with their faces towards the ground. And Joseph saw his brothers, and he knew them, but hid his identity from them, and spoke roughly; and he asked them where they had come from. And they said, "from the land of Canaan to buy food." And Joseph knew his brothers, but they did not know him. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and accused them of being spies. And they said "No, my lord, we have come only to buy food. We are all one man's sons; we are true men; your servants are no spies." And they said, "we are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and,  the youngest is with our father".

Joseph said that they should be tested: "Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you will be kept in prison, so that you can be proven innocent." And he put them all together into custody for three days.

Then Joseph said to them on the third day: "let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: you, carry corn for the famine of your houses: But bring your youngest brother to me; so, to prove the truth and then you shall not die."

They said one to another, "we are being punished because of what we did to our brother, Joseph. He begged us, and we would not hear; this is why we are in this situation now." And Reuben said "Didn't I warn you?. I told you not to sin against the child; and you would not hear? his blood is on our hands." They didn't know that Joseph understood them. Joseph turned himself away from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and took Simon, and bound him before their eyes.

Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way. And they loaded their donkeys with the corn, and left. And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder (food), he caught sight of his money. And he said to his brothers, "My money is back; and their hearts were afraid, saying, "What is this that God has done to us?"

In the land of Canaan, they told their father all that had happened to them; saying, "The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. And we said told him, we are true men; we are not spies: We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is with our father in the land of Canaan. And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, hereby shall I know that you are true men; leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone. Bring your youngest brother to me: then I will know that you are not spies, but that you are true men: then I will let your brother go free."

Jacob said to them, "you have saddened me: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you want to take Benjamin away too: all these things are against me."

Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you: I will bring him to you again." But Jacob remained stubborn.

The famine continued. They had now eaten up the corn, which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, "Go again, buy us a little food. If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; there is a possibility that it was an oversight: Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved." And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon. And the man did as Joseph command and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. And the men were afraid.

And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed ( talked together) with him at the door of the house, And said, "O sir, we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks." And he said, "Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money." And he brought Simeon out unto them. And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys food. When Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Joseph asked, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?"

And they answered, "your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your younger brother, of whom you spoke unto me?" And he said, "God be gracious unto you, my son."                                                      

Questions and Answers.

Q.  Where were Jacob and his ten brothers able to fetch corn?

A.  In Egypt

Q.  Who became governor over the land of Egypt ?

A.  Joseph.

Q.  Who did Joseph put in prison until the brothers returned?

A.  Simon.

Q.  What is the name of the youngest brother ?

A.  Benjamin.

Q.  What did  Joseph commanded the servant,  to fill their sacks with corn, and ..... ?

A.  To restore every man's money into his sack.

Q.  What did Joseph command from the brothers.

A.  That they bring their youngest brother back with them to Egypt.

Joseph Reunited with Family.

 ( Lesson 2.)

And Joseph wanted to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself.

They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birth right, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another. Joseph sent helpings of food, but Benjamin's helpings were five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money." And he did what Joseph had asked.

Early morning, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys. And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men; and when you do overtake them, say to them, "why have you rewarded evil for good? You have stolen from Joseph" He overtook them, and he said these same words. And they said, "why would you say this? God forbid that your servants do such a thing, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought back to you: Why would we steal out of your lord's house silver or gold?"

They took down every mans sack, and opened them. And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. Then they returned to the city. And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; and they fell before him on the ground.

Joseph asked them, "what is this thing that you have done? the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, go back to your father."

Then Judah came near him, and said, "Oh my lord, let your servant, I pray you, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. We cannot go down: if our youngest brother is not with us. Now therefore, I pray, let me stay as a slave, instead of my brother Benjamin and let the lad go up with his brothers.                                                 

Questions and Answers.

Q.  What did Joseph do when he saw Benjamin?

A.  He entered into his chamber, and wept there.

Q.  How did Joseph get them to sit?

A.   The firstborn according to his birth right, and the youngest according to his youth.

Q.  In who's sack did the steward place the cup ?

A.  In Benjamin's sack.

Q.  What did the steward find in there bags?

A.  He found the money in their bags.


Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers

( Lesson 3 )

Then Joseph could no longer keep the secret and he cried. He wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph; does my father yet live?" And his brothers could not answer him; they were troubled at his presence. And Joseph said to his brothers, "come near to me, I pray you." And they came near. And he said, "I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me: for God sent me to preserve life and to save your lives. So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. Go up to my father, and tell him, Joseph says, "God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down to me, don’t waste time, you will live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you, and your children, and your children's children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have" He kissed all his brothers, and wept upon them: and after that his brothers talked with him. 

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto your brothers, I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land. 

And they went up out of Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father, they said, "Joseph is alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt." And Jacob's heart fainted, he did not believe them. And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he 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 Israel said, "It is enough; Joseph my son is alive: I will go and see him before I die."

And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Joseph, "now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive."


Questions and Answers.

Q.  What did Joseph do when he made himself known to his brothers?

A.  He cried aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.

Q.  Who send Joseph to Egypt ? 

A.  God, did,it was his plan to give his people deliverance.

Q.  What did Pharaoh say unto Joseph regarding his brothers?

A.  Load your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; And take your father and your households, and come unto me.

Q.  What was given as gifts to Benjamin?

A.  He gave Benjamin three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.

Q.  What did Joseph's father get as a gift ?

A.  Ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten she donkeys loaded with corn and bread and meat for his father.

Q.  When Joseph got his chariot ready, where did he go ?

A.  He went up to meet Israel his father.



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Did you know?

Camels.

Did you know camels are mammals.  There are two types of camels: dromedary camels, which have one hump, and Bactrian camels, which have two humps. Camels' humps consist of stored fat, which they can metabolize when food and water is scarce.Their lips are also thickened to allow consumption of thorny plants.

In addition to their humps, camels have other ways to adapt to their environment. They have a third, clear eyelid that protects their eyes from blowing sand. Two rows of long lashes also protect their eyes. Sand up the nose can be a problem, but not for camels. They can shut their nostrils during sand storms. 

Humans have used camels as a means of transport for thousands of years. They can carry about 170 to 270 kilograms on their backs

Donkeys.

Donkeys, also called burros and asses, are found throughout the world. They are members of the Equidae family, which also includes horses and zebras. They look a lot like their cousins, but have long, floppy ears and tend to be stockier than horses or zebras.

There are three main types of donkeys: wild, feral and domesticated. Wild donkeys typically grow to around  (125 centimeters) from hoof to shoulder and weight around  (250 kilograms). 

Domesticated donkeys vary in size, depending on how they are bred. There are eight different types of domesticated asses, according to the University. They typically weigh from  (180 to 225 kg). 

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