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Genesis 42 - Outline

v1-3
'Why are you just sitting there, looking at each other?' Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to buy grain so their family wouldn't starve to death
v4
Jacob tried to keep Benjamin back to make sure nothing bad would happen to him
v5
the depression reached the place where Jacob's family lived
v6-8
Joseph saw his dream partly fulfilled
v9-20
Joseph devised a way to get his other brother there too
v21
we hear that Joseph hadn't been a completely silent victim, but had begged his brothers with visible anguish
v22-24
Reuben, who had sort of stood up for what was right, could sort of vindicate himself later
v25-28
they returned
v29-34
they told Jacob what happened
v35-38
Jacob seemed to realize that Joseph's brothers were responsible for him loosing Joseph
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