Understanding the Scriptures
|Refrain himself (v. 1)||Control his emotions|
|Grieved (v. 5)||Troubled|
|Earing nor harvest (v. 6)||Growing or gathering food|
|Deliverance (v. 7)||Way of escape|
|Nourish (v. 11)||Feed|
|Fame thereof (v. 16)||Story|
|Regard not (v. 20)||Do not worry about|
|Provision (v. 21)||Food|
|Raiment (v. 22)||Clothing|
|Revived (v. 27)||Became strong|
Studying the Scriptures
Do either activity A or B as you study Genesis 45.
Write a Journal Entry
Write an imaginary journal entry for Joseph at the end of the day he revealed himself to his brothers. Include what you think he realized about his life twenty years after being sold into Egypt, including the difficult trials he experienced.
What Do You Think They Said?
In Genesis 45:25–27, Joseph’s brothers told Jacob the story of what happened when they were in Egypt. They certainly needed to fill in some parts of the story, however, like what really happened to Joseph when Jacob thought he had died. Imagine you are Judah and write what you would have said to Jacob on this occasion. Include the following information in what you write: how your feelings have changed over the years (for example, compare Genesis 37:23–34 with Genesis 43:3–10; 44:14–34), which events changed your feelings, how you feel about things in the past, and how you feel about what happened on your trips to Egypt, especially the final time when Joseph revealed himself.