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Joseph became a ruler in Egypt. Pharaoh was the only person in the land who had more power. Joseph was given a wife and they had two sons.
There were good crops for 7 years and Joseph had the people to store the grain. Then it quit raining and no crops would grow. The famine was over all the earth, and Egypt was the only country with food.
Jacob sent 10 of his sons to Egypt to buy grain for food. The brothers bowed down before Joseph. He knew who they were, but they didn't recognize him. He gave them food, kept one of the brothers in prison, and told them that when they came again, they would have to bring their youngest brother. (Benjamin was Joseph's own brother.)
Jacob was afraid to send Benjamin, but Benjamin went with the brothers when they returned to Egypt to buy grain a second time. This time Joseph told them who he really was. They were afraid because of the way they had treated him, but Joseph was forgiving.
He told them to go and get their father and move him and their families to Egypt because the famine would not be over for a long time.
Jacob was so happy when they told him about Joseph. Jacob and all the family moved to Egypt and he was able to see his son again.
The famine lasted for 7 years. The Egyptians spent all their money for grain. Then they traded their livestock for food, and finally their land. They all became servants to Pharaoh, but Joseph's family lived in the land of Goshen and had plenty of food.
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What does this story
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Joseph's brothers treated Joseph unfairly when they thought that their father loved him more than he loved them. They were jealous, especially when Joseph received a beautiful coat and when Joseph told them of his dreams of the brothers bowing down to him. They sold him into slavery, thinking they would never see him again.
However, God was going to use their evil deed for good. After many years of separation, they learned of Joseph's identity and realized that they had wronged him.
How about you? Have you ever done something wrong to someone else or have been mean to them? Joseph forgave his brothers. How can you get someone to forgive you? When you have been forgiven, how did you feel? When God forgives our sins, He forgets they ever existed. Kinda neat, huh?
This story about Joseph and his brothers can be found in the Bible in Genesis chapters 42-47.
Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Multiple Choice Test
Joseph and His Brothers - Word Search
Printable Crossword Puzzle
Joseph's Ten Brothers - Word Scramble
Genesis 45:4-5 Fill-in the Blanks
Bible Art Links
Bible Colour and Learn: 07 The Story of Joseph
By Day One Publications
The 20-volume Bible Colour and Learn series will enable even the youngest child to explore the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Children will have fun coloring the illustrations on the right-hand side page - while an adult reads the words of explanation on the left-hand side. Books 1 & 2 introduce the Old and New Testament. Other volumes cover the books of the bible, highlighting the important stories and themes.
Volume 7 tells the story of Joseph from Genesis 37 to Genesis 46.
Joseph Saves His Family: Pencil Fun Book, 10 pack
By David C. Cook
This Bible story book is fun to read and tells the story of Joseph in a simple way so young listeners will find it easy to understand. Plus, children will find "hands-on" scribble activities that gets the child involved in the story. All they need to do is scribble with a pencil over the blank spaces and they'll discover hidden words, pictures, and activities. Comes as a pack of 10 books. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
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Joseph - stories 28-32
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