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Genesis 43 - Outline

v1-2
Israel seemed to forget why his sons hadn't gone back to Egypt
v3-5
his sons refused to go back without Benjamin
v6-7
Israel blamed his sons for Joseph requiring Benjamin
v8-9
Judah took responsibility this time
v10
'We would have been back by now.'
v11-14
Israel did everything he could to find favor
v15-17
the prodigal brothers returned
v18
their conscience made them afraid they would become slaves, like they had made Joseph
v19-23
See Matthew 5:21-26, especially v25.
v24-26
Joseph's brothers honored him with gifts and bowing down
v27-28
family reunion
v29-31
Joseph was overcome with emotion when he saw his brother Benjamin, but he kept it hidden
v31-34
a feast of forgiveness
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