Crack open a Bible and you are more likely to locate (a) guidance for residing (b) solutions to life's private questions (c) unending lists of individuals you've got by no means heard of (d) an enormous tale a couple of God who deals desire to a tousled global. 'Incredible tale' isn't the very first thing that involves brain in the event you try to learn throughout the complete Bible. probably you have attempted, basically to wander off between imprecise genealogies and historic nutritional legislation. possibly you do not have a clue the place to start. At its most elementary point, Christianity is a narrative approximately God and the awesome lengths he is going to with the intention to rescue misplaced and hurting humans. the tale provides simply that---the tale of Scripture. Condensed into thirty available chapters, it reads extra like a unique than your regular spiritual textual content. and prefer any solid tale, the tale is full of intrigue, drama, clash, romance, and redemption.
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So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it. Joseph said to his brothers,“I am Joseph! ” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence. ” When they had done so, he said,“I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
Jacob,” he answered. ” Then he blessed him there. ” Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two female servants. He put the female servants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. 32 Jacob and Esau’s Reunion But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him.
So they feasted and drank freely with him. Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack. ” And he did as Joseph said. As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward,“Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them,‘Why have you repaid good with evil? Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination?