Daily Word OT

September 15, 2018

Genesis 44:32  Genesis 45:15

32 For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I do not bring him to you, then I shall bear the blame of sinning before my father forever.

33 Now therefore, please let your servant remain as a slave to my lord instead of the boy, and let the boy go up with his brothers.

34 For how shall I go up to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would come on my father.


1 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who attended him; and he cried out, Have everyone go out from me. So there was no one standing with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.

3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Is my father still alive? But his brothers could not answer him, so troubled were they at his presence.

4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Please come closer to me. And they came closer. And he said, I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.

5 And now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

6 For the famine has been in the midst of the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.

8 So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

9 Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me; do not delay.

10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen and be near to me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.

11 And there I will sustain you – for there are still five years of famine to come – so that you and your household and all that you have do not become impoverished.

12 And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my own mouth that speaks to you.

13 And you must tell my father of all my glory in Egypt and of all that you have seen, and you must hurry and bring my father down here.

14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them, and after that his brothers talked with him.