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Genesis 42 - AMP

2 For, he said, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; get down there and buy for us, that we may live and not die.

3 So ten of Joseph's brethren went to buy grain in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob did not send with his brothers; for he said, Lest perhaps some harm or injury should befall him.

5 So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who came, for there was hunger and general lack of food in the land of Canaan.

6 Now Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was who sold to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brothers came and bowed themselves down before him with their faces to the ground.

7 Joseph saw his brethren and he recognized them, but he treated them as if he were a stranger to them and spoke roughly to them. He said, Where do you come from? And they replied, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

8 Joseph knew his brethren, but they did not know him.

9 And Joseph remembered the dreams he had dreamed about them and said to them, You are spies and with unfriendly purpose you have come to observe the nakedness of the land.

10 But they said to him, No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men; your servants are not spies.

12 And he said to them, No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land.

13 But they said, Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; the youngest is today with our father, and one is not.

14 And Joseph said to them, It is as I said to you, You are spies.

15 You shall be proved by this test: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go away from here unless your youngest brother comes here.

16 Send one of you and let him bring your brother, and you will be kept in prison, that your words may be proved whether there is any truth in you; or else by the life of Pharaoh you certainly are spies.

17 Then he put them all in custody for three days.

18 And Joseph said to them on the third day, Do this and live! I reverence and fear God.

19 If you are true men, let one of your brothers be bound in your prison, but you go and carry grain for those weakened with hunger in your households.

20 But bring your youngest brother to me, so your words will be verified and you shall live. And they did so.

21 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty about our brother, for we saw the distress and anguish of his soul when he begged us , and we would not hear. So this distress and difficulty has come upon us.

22 Reuben answered them, Did I not tell you, Do not sin against the boy, and you would not hear? Therefore, behold, his blood is required .

23 But they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke to them through an interpreter.

24 And he turned away from them and wept; then he returned to them and talked with them, and took from them Simeon and bound him before their eyes.

25 Then Joseph commanded that their sacks be filled with grain, every man's money be restored to his sack, and provisions be given to them for the journey. And this was done for them.

26 They loaded their donkeys with grain and left.

27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he caught sight of his money; for behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

28 And he said to his brothers, My money is restored! Here it is in my sack! And their hearts failed them and they were afraid and turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God has done to us?

29 When they came to Jacob their father in Canaan, they told him all that had befallen them, saying,

30 The man who is the lord of the land spoke roughly to us and took us for spies of the country.

31 And we said to him, We are true men, not spies.

32 We are twelve brothers with the same father; one is no more, and the youngest is today with our father in the land of Canaan.

33 And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, By this test I will know whether or not you are honest men: leave one of your brothers here with me and take grain for your famishing households and be gone.

34 Bring your youngest brother to me; then I will know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. And I will deliver to you your brother , and you may do business in the land.

35 When they emptied their sacks, behold, every man's parcel of money was in his sack! When both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

36 And Jacob their father said to them, You have bereaved me! Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you would take Benjamin from me. All these things are against me!

37 And Reuben said to his father, Slay my two sons if I do not bring back to you. Deliver him into my keeping, and I will bring him back to you.

38 But said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left ; if harm or accident should befall him on the journey you are to take, you would bring my hoary head down to Sheol (the place of the dead) with grief.

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Larry Turner avatar
A Trail of Trickery
Shared by: Larry Turner on May, 2016
Summary: When Joseph got the chance to make his brothers sweat, he took it.
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-49:11
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 297
Paul Basehore avatar
Joseph: The Beginning of Hardship
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: Even through bad situations God is in control, and will turn them for His glory
Ian Humphrey avatar
Joseph the Saviour
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Joseph and Salvation
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 148
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Genesis 42:9-25
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 402
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on May, 2015
Summary: We're going to look at the story of Joseph & see how God used him to save a nation & to heal his fragmented family. (PowerPoints available - #125)
Jeff krist avatar
Free Samples
Shared by: Jeff krist on Apr, 2015
Summary: Are you willing to hand of Free Samples? Joseph had a choice to either forgive or not to forgive. He made the right choice will you?
Series: Average Joe
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Aug, 2014
Summary: Many times, we get hurt and we wanted to take revenge. But God reminds us through the story of Joseph that we have been placed by God in that position of authority for a greater purpose and that we must always manifest a humble heart.
Kim Oliver  avatar
7 WEEPINGS of Joseph
Shared by: Kim Oliver on Jun, 2014
Summary: What makes Jesus weep
Scripture: Genesis 42:22-50:16
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 551
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 42:1-38
Shared by: John Shearhart on Feb, 2014
Summary: God finally fulfills His promise to Joseph when His brothers bow down before him. He proves that He never leaves us nor fails us no matter where we go or what we do.
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 904
Paul Barreca avatar
Grappling with Guilt
Shared by: Paul Barreca on May, 2013
Summary: Joseph teaches an important lesson on overcoming guilt. This message will examine the Source, the Symptoms and the Solution for guilt.
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-38
Views: 623
Brian Gordon avatar
The Power of Forgiveness
Shared by: Brian Gordon on Nov, 2011
Summary: The Power of Forgiveness
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-45:1
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 734
Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in Genesis: Chapter 42
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 42:1-38
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,062
C. Philip Green avatar
Turning Burdens into Bridges
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2011
Summary: True healing in our relationships begins when, in reliance upon God, we recognize our own sin with a remorse that leads to full repentance.
Rich  Anderson avatar
The Life Of Joseph - Part 4
Shared by: Rich Anderson on Feb, 2011
Summary: God's promises are just as much for us as they were for Joseph. His grace is still at work. His tender mercies accompany us from the pit to the pinnacle.
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-38
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 653
Rodney Johnson avatar
Now Is Not The End Part 4
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Feb, 2011
Summary: Part 4 focuses on Joseph's revelation to his brother and his understanding that God had established him to save the lives of his family as part of His promise to Abraham.
David Owens avatar
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: 2,469
David Owens avatar
Activating A Seared Conscience
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2010
Summary: In this lesson we see the wrong way Joseph's brothers dealt with their guilt, and we learn the right way to handle guilt through God's remedy.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-28
Views: 2,469
Rodney Kelley avatar
Facing Yesterday
Shared by: Rodney Kelley on Sep, 2009
Summary: Face the problems of your past so you can enjoy living in your tomorrows.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-45:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,147
Tom Owen avatar
Genesis 49
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 41:50-42:36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 577
Tom Owen avatar
Genesis 50
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:36-46:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 759
Joseph Smith avatar
Spies Who Stayed to Serve
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2009
Summary: For deacon ordination: deacons are like spies, of whom the world is suspicious; but we win their confidence by serving them.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-47:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 605
Paul Clemente avatar
Grief, Guilt, Grudge!
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jul, 2009
Summary: Because the three G’s, grief, guilt, and grudge, will happen in our lives, are we clinging to the Big G, God, for answers?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-38
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,327
Joe Rowland avatar
Joseph Remembered What God Had Spoken
Shared by: Joe Rowland on Jun, 2009
Summary: When we are in the pit do we remember what the Lord has spoken? God had spoken to Joseph and then he was thrown into a pit. Joseph stayed faithful to God through it all.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:6-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 869
Hugh W.  Davidson avatar
Sincere forgiveness
Shared by: Hugh W. Davidson on May, 2009
Summary: Joseph’s confrontation with his brothers.
Series: Joseph
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 647
Joel Smith avatar
Playing God
Shared by: Joel Smith on Mar, 2009
Summary: You are God’s catalyst for change.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-45:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 746
Joe Hayes avatar
Ministry Builder v Ministry Blockers pt 4 The Next Step
Shared by: Joe Hayes on Nov, 2008
Summary: Take the Next step it is mostly likely your ministry for now You can listen to this message at www.preaching.co.nr (April 2008)
Scripture: Genesis 42:9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 226
Clarence Eisberg avatar
Forgiveness: It's a God Thing - Pass It On!
Shared by: Clarence Eisberg on Sep, 2008
Summary: This is part of a series of messages about the life of Joseph. We are challenged to "imitate" Jesus by forgiving those who have caused emotional harm. Some thoughts come from Sermon Central - John Hamby "Dealing With Forgiveness"
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-45:14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 724
James Thomas avatar
You don't look like what you been through
Shared by: James Thomas on Apr, 2008
Summary: Triumph in tough times victory from defeat
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,058
Grant van Boeschoten avatar
Rule Your Future
Shared by: Grant van Boeschoten on Feb, 2008
Summary: I believe that God wants for you to be able to Rule Your Future. He does not want you to be in a constant state of crisis, with the problems of the moment overwhelming you.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 39:1-42:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 748
Victor Yap avatar
Forgiveness Means Having to Say You're Sorry
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Joseph, Pt. 4 (Final)
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 42:21-50:21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,537