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Genesis 43 - NKJV

Joseph’s Brothers Return with Benjamin

1 Now the famine was severe in the land. 2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food.”

3 But Judah spoke to him, saying, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’ 4 “If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food. 5 “But if you will not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’ ”

6 And Israel said, “Why did you deal so wrongfully with me as to tell the man whether you had still another brother?”

7 But they said, “The man asked us pointedly about ourselves and our family, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?’ And we told him according to these words. Could we possibly have known that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?”

8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones. 9 “I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever. 10 “For if we had not lingered, surely by now we would have returned this second time.”

11 And their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man—a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds. 12 “Take double money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was an oversight. 13 “Take your brother also, and arise, go back to the man. 14 “And may God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved, I am bereaved!”

15 So the men took that present and Benjamin, and they took double money in their hand, and arose and went down to Egypt; and they stood before Joseph. 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Take these men to my home, and slaughter an animal and make ready; for these men will dine with me at noon.” 17 Then the man did as Joseph ordered, and the man brought the men into Joseph’s house.

18 Now the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money, which was returned in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may make a case against us and seize us, to take us as slaves with our donkeys.”

19 When they drew near to the steward of Joseph’s house, they talked with him at the door of the house, 20 and said, “O sir, we indeed came down the first time to buy food; 21 “but it happened, when we came to the encampment, that we opened our sacks, and there, each man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight; so we have brought it back in our hand. 22 “And we have brought down other money in our hands to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks.”

23 But he said, “Peace be with you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.

24 So the man brought the men into Joseph’s house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys feed. 25 Then they made the present ready for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they heard that they would eat bread there.

26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the earth. 27 Then he asked them about their well-being, and said, “Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?”

28 And they answered, “Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive.” And they bowed their heads down and prostrated themselves.

29 Then he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, “Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me?” And he said, “God be gracious to you, my son.” 30 Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there. 31 Then he washed his face and came out; and he restrained himself, and said, “Serve the bread.”

32 So they set him a place by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat food with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. 33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth; and the men looked in astonishment at one another. 34 Then he took servings to them from before him, but Benjamin’s serving was five times as much as any of theirs. So they drank and were merry with him.




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New Begginings
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon for the new year . Hopefully it will get people to realize that as bad as we think things are we are not alone in our struggles. With God our situation can always change for the better.
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JOSEPH, JESUS, AND THE BOWING OF THE KNEE
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Joseph Triumphant
Scripture: Genesis 43:24-28
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 174
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Key to the palace of Egypt
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show figuratively that we are the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, we are given this power and authority, we can use to dine and drink even here on earth and when we come to our mansions. John 14:2 (King James Version) In my Father's house are many man
Scripture: Genesis 43:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 497
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Favor before men and release
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD ALMIGHTY gives us mercy and favor before men and sent the release for us. 1 Peter 5:7 (Amplified Bible) Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for
Scripture: Genesis 43:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 492
Bruce Lee avatar
Five Times the Welcome
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Sep, 2015
Summary: How is your hospitality? The story of Joseph and the coat of many colors teaches us to have an attitude of five times the welcome.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:33-34
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 3,843
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FROM FAMINE TO FEASTING
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Sep, 2014
Summary: For many Christians, there is a famine for God's Word that can easily affect their ability to face their problems. But it is possible to have spiritual feasting in the insurmountable riches of Christ. Let us learn from these characters from Genesis.
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It’s about time…to grow up!
Shared by: allan kircher on Apr, 2014
Summary: If you are growing as you should, you are closer to Him today than you were when you got saved.
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 497
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GIFTS FIT FOR A KING
Shared by: allan kircher on Apr, 2014
Summary: God does not need us or anything we possess. So, what could we possibly give to Him?
Series: Joseph
Scripture: Genesis 43:11-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 385
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Toyring or Feasting?
Shared by: josh foster on Mar, 2014
Summary: What if you took a step beyond privately forgiving those who’ve hurt, betrayed, caused you suffering? What if you prepared a feast on their behalf and showed them love and mercy ~ whether it was done in secret, or whether it was done personally? What if
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Genesis 43-45
Shared by: John Shearhart on Mar, 2014
Summary: God uses even evil deeds to serve His purpose in preserving a remnant for Israel.
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-45:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 445
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS promised Himself not anyone else
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2014
Summary: To show that CHRIST promised Himself for us, so we have the Firm Foundation, Himself, living in us.
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The Freedom of Forgiveness
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jun, 2013
Summary: Joseph's restoration with his brothers teaches us that we can be free by forgiving those who have harmed us. In this way, Joseph is a picture of Christ - the one who forgives us and the model for the way that we should forgive others.
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“Generational Conflict” Blessing Others Through Humility and Respect
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jun, 2013
Summary: Generational Conflict is not new. We learn from the Joseph story that Humility from the Old will encourage the young to accomplish great things, and Respect from the young will provide honor that is due to their seniors.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Views: 2,048
Greg Powell avatar
Reactions to Famine Time
Shared by: Greg Powell on Mar, 2013
Summary: God is beginning to break the hearts and stir the consciences of Jacob and his sons. While still in the middle of the famine, we can learn much from their wrong reactions to the famine and the sin that was a very real part of their lives
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Scripture: Genesis 43:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 888
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Studies in Genesis: Chapter 43
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-32
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 886
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Antidote for Anxiety
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2011
Summary: If we want to overcome our fears, then we must always remember: God is faithful and we are forgiven.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 890
Rich  Anderson avatar
The Life Of Joseph - Part 5
Shared by: Rich Anderson on Feb, 2011
Summary: God created us to walk with Him, to trust Him, and believe in Him, just like the life of Joseph.
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 777
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Conflict and Offence
Shared by: Sean Harder on Sep, 2010
Summary: More than anyone, Christians should be the best at dealing with conflict and being offended. Unfortunately, experience shows us that we may be among the worst. Nothing dirties the church’s so much, and nothing better gauges the spiritual maturity of a per
Series: Living Well
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-46:34
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,609
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Riddin' Stinkin' Thinkin'
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2010
Summary: In this sermon, we focus on Jacob, Joseph's father, and his negative, faithless attitude. We learn how to overcome those challenges and learn to trust God more.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:36-43:14
Views: 2,466
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Amazing Grace
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2010
Summary: In this sermon, we recognize the analogy between the feast of grace that Joseph placed before his brothers, the one that God places before us.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:15-34
Views: 1,437
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Gifts Fit for a King
Shared by: Carl Allen on May, 2010
Summary: God does not need us or anything we possess. So, what could we possibly give to Him? These verses teach us something about that matter. In fact, these verses talk about the only gifts that are worthy of our Savior. I want to take this episode from the lif
Series: Joseph
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:11-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,945
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Swimming in a Sea of Emotion
Shared by: Carl Allen on May, 2010
Summary: I want to take this passage and preach on the subject Swimming in a Sea of Emotions. Emotions are something we deal with every day of our lives. They are powerful and they can control our lives if we allow them to. Now, emotions, or feelings, are not bad
Series: Joseph
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:15-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,672
Paul Clemente avatar
Discipline Leads to Joy!
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jul, 2009
Summary: God disciplines Christians when they mess up not to punish them but to reveal the awesome glory of Christ!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 465
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Trading the Superficial for the Substantial
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jun, 2008
Summary: A sermon all about choices and sacrifice. Are you hungry for the spices of life or the corn of the Kingdom?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,731
Chris Kelly avatar
How To Deal With Lifes Greatest Changes
Shared by: Chris Kelly on Nov, 2006
Summary: This series follows the life of Joseph as he enrolls in the "School of Hard Knocks". Learn how you too can be victorious no matter what life throws at you.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-14
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 7,335
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Character on Trial
Shared by: Dean O'Bryan on Jul, 2006
Summary: The sixth message in a series from the life of Joseph
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-45:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,611
Duane Brown avatar
Displacing Fear with Grace
Shared by: Duane Brown on Feb, 2006
Summary: 6th sermon in the joseph series with a salvation twist
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-21
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 771
Toby Powers avatar
Honey For The Journey
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
Summary: There is sweetness and strength in serving God.
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,075
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Joseph Foreshadows Jesus
Shared by: William Mouser on Feb, 2005
Summary: The person and mission of Jesus the Messiah was foreshadowed centuries before in the person and mission of Joseph.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-34
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 3,950
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Keys to Reconciliation
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Sep, 2003
Summary: Keys to reconciling with God and people
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 43:1-50:25
Views: 2,562