Understanding the Scriptures
|Divineth (v. 5)||Makes predictions about the future|
|Bondmen (v. 9)||Servants|
|Rent (v. 13)||Tore|
|Wot (v. 15)||Know|
|Divine (v. 15)||Know what you are doing without anyone telling me|
|Clear (v. 16)||Make innocent|
|Iniquity (v. 16)||Sin|
|Mischief befall him (v. 29)||Bad things happen to him|
|Bound up in (v. 30)||Very closely tied to|
|Surety (v. 32)||Responsible|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Genesis 44.
How Is This Story a Symbol?
President Brigham Young taught that “Joseph was foreordained to be the temporal saviour of his father’s house, and the seed of Joseph are ordained to be the spiritual and temporal saviours of all the house of Israel in the latter days” (in Journal of Discourses, 7:290). The Prophet Joseph Smith was a direct descendant of Joseph, son of Jacob; most members of the Church are of the lineage of either Ephraim or Manasseh, Joseph’s two sons. How are Joseph’s modern descendants (the Church) spiritually doing for the house of Israel what he temporally did for his family anciently?