Genesis 42 

Brothers Came for Grain  
The famine was so sore in all lands. Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt.

Jacob (to his sons): Why do you look at one another? I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get down there and buy for us from there; that we may live and not die.

And Joseph’s ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt. But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob did not send with his brothers.

Jacob: Lest perhaps mischief befall him.

And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. Joseph’s brothers came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. Joseph saw his brothers, and he knew them but made himself strange to them. Joseph knew his brothers, but they did not know him. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them. Joseph spoke roughly to his brothers.

Joseph (to his brothers): From where do you come?

His brothers: From the land of Canaan to buy food.

Joseph: You are spies. You have come to see the nakedness of the land.

His brothers: No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food. We are all one man’s sons. We are true men, not spies.

Joseph: No, you have come to see the nakedness of the land.

His brothers: Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest son is with our father this day, and one brother is no more.

Joseph: It is as I said to you, you are spies. Here is how you shall prove yourselves. By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go from here, except your youngest brother come here. Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there is any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies.

And Joseph put them all together in prison for three days.

On the third day:

Joseph: Do this and live; for I fear God: If you are true men, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your prison: go, carry corn for the famine to your houses: But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die.

And they did so.

His brothers (one to another): We are truly guilty concerning our brother Joseph, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Reuben: Didn’t I say, Do not sin against the child; and you would not listen? Therefore his blood is required.

They did not know that Joseph understood them; since he spoke to them by an interpreter. Joseph turned away from them and wept and returned to them again and communed with them. Joseph took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.

Then Joseph commanded his servant to fill their sacks with corn and to restore every man’s money into his sack and to give them provision for the way. All this was done to them. And they loaded their asses with the corn and departed.

As one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he saw his money; because it was in the mouth of his sack.

The one (to his brothers): My money is restored; it is in my sack:

Their hearts failed them, and they were afraid.

The brothers (one to another): What is this that God has done to us?

They came to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell them.

The brothers (to Jacob their father): The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. And we said to him, We are true men; we are not spies. We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is with our father in the land of Canaan this day. And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, By this I shall know that you are true men; leave one of your brothers here with me and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone: And bring your youngest brother to me: then I shall know that you are not spies, but that you are true men. Then I will deliver your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.

As they emptied their sacks, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack. When they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 

Jacob: You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and you will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

Reuben: Slay my two sons, if I do not bring Benjamin back to you. Deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again.

Jacob: My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone is left: if mischief befall him by the way in which you go, then you shall bring down my gray hairs
with sorrow to the grave. 


Genesis 41:33-57

Joseph In Charge  

Joseph just interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams. The interpretation of the two dreams was the same – seven plenteous years followed by seven years of famine.

Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. (vs 46)

Joseph: Let Pharaoh seek out a man, who is discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land to take up the fifth part of the harvest of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. Let them gather all the food of those good years that come and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. That food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt. Therefore the land shall not perish through the famine.

This advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.

Pharaoh (to his servants): Can we find a man such as this one, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Pharaoh (to Joseph): Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and according to your word all my people shall be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you. See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.

Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand. He arrayed Joseph in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck. Pharaoh made Joseph ride in the second chariot which he had. Servants went before the chariot.

The servants (cried out): Bow the knee.

And Pharaoh made Joseph ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Pharaoh (to Joseph): I am Pharaoh. Without you, no man shall lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath–paneah. And Pharaoh gave Joseph Asenath, the daughter of Poti–phera priest of On, for his wife.

And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went throughout all the land of Egypt. In the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. And Joseph gathered up all the food of the seven years, which was in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities. The food in the fields around each city was laid up in that city.

Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting because it was without number.

Asenath, the daughter of Poti–phera priest of On, bore two sons to Joseph before the years of famine came. Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh.

Joseph: For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.

Joseph called the name of the second son Ephraim.

Joseph: For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

The seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. And the seven years of shortage began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread.

Pharaoh (to all the Egyptians): Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do.

Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, because the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

All countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy corn, because the famine was so sore in all lands.

Genesis 41:1-32

Pharaoh’s Dream  

Two full years after Joseph interpreted the dreams of the butler and the baker, Pharaoh dreamed.

In his dream, he stood by the river. And seven well-favored and fat-fleshed cows came up out of the river and fed in a meadow. Seven other cows came up out of the river after them. These cows were ill-favored and lean-fleshed. They stood by the other cows on the bank of the river.

Then the ill-favored and lean-fleshed cows ate up the seven well-favored and fat cows.

So Pharaoh awoke.

Pharaoh slept and dreamed the second time.

In this dream, seven ears of corn came up on one stalk, plump and good. Seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. And the seven thin ears devoured the seven plump and full ears.

And Pharaoh awoke, and it was a dream.

In the morning his spirit was troubled. He sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all the wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but none could interpret them for Pharaoh.

Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh.

The chief butler: I do remember my faults this day. Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me in ward in the captain of the guard’s house, both me and the chief baker. We dreamed a dream in one night, I and he. we each dreamed according to the interpretation of his dream. There was in the prison with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he interpreted our dreams for us. As he interpreted to us, so it was. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged.

Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. His servants brought Joseph hastily out of the dungeon. Joseph shaved himself and changed his clothes and came in to Pharaoh.

Pharaoh (to Joseph): I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it. I have heard it said that you can understand a dream to interpret it.

Joseph: It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

Pharaoh described the first dream.

Pharaoh added: The ill-favored and lean-fleshed cows were such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness. And when they had eaten the well-favored and fat-fleshed cows, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill-favored, as at the beginning.

Pharaoh told Joseph of the second dream.

Pharaoh: I told this to the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

Joseph: The two dreams of Pharaoh have one interpretation. God has shown you what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dream is one. And the seven thin and ill-favored cows that came up after them are seven years. The seven empty ears of corn, blasted with the east wind, shall be seven years of famine. God shows to Pharaoh what he is about to do. There come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt. And after them there shall arise seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land. And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous. Since the dream was shown to Pharaoh twice, the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

Genesis 40

The Butler and the Baker    

Chapter 39 ended with Joseph in prison. The keeper of the jail put all things in the prison into Joseph’s hands.

After these things, the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry against these two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers and against the chief of the bakers. Pharaoh put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and Joseph served them; and they continued a season in ward.

They both dreamed a dream, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them. They were sad.

Joseph (to the Pharaoh’s officers): Why do you look so sad today?

Butler and baker: We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.

Joseph: Don’t interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.

The chief butler told his dream to Joseph.

The chief butler: In my dream, a vine was before me. And in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes. Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup. I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.

Joseph: This is the interpretation of your dream. The three branches are three days. Within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head and restore you to your place, and you shall deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler. But think on me when it shall be well with you, and show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: For I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

When the chief baker saw that the interpretation of the butler’s dream was good, he told Joseph his dream also.

The chief baker: I also was in my dream. I had three white baskets on my head. In the uppermost basket there was all manner of baked foods for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head.

Joseph: This is the interpretation of your dream. The three baskets are three days. Within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head from off you and shall hang you on a tree, and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you.

The third day was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he made a feast for all his servants. He lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. He restored the chief butler to his butlership again. And the butler gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand, but Pharoah hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph but forgot him.

Genesis 39

Potiphar and His Wife  
Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had brought him down there.

The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

Joseph found grace in Potiphar’s sight. And Joseph served Potiphar, and Potiphar made him overseer over his house and all that he had he put into his hand.

From the time that Potiphar had made Joseph overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house and in the field. And Potiphar left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he did not know anything he had, save the bread which he did eat.

Joseph was a goodly person and well favored. After these things, his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph.

Potiphar’s wife (to Joseph): Lie with me.

Joseph refused.

Joseph (to his master’s wife): Behold, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me but you, because you are his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?

 As she spoke to Joseph day by day, he did not listen to her, to lie by her or to be with her.

About this time, Joseph went into the house to do his business, and there was none of the men of the house there inside. Potiphar’s wife caught Joseph by his garment.

Potiphar’s wife: Lie with me.

Joseph left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got out. When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and was fled forth, she called to the men of her house and spoke to them.

Potiphar’s wife: See, my husband has brought in an Hebrew to us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: When he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled and got out.

And she laid up his garment by her until his lord came home.

Potiphar’s wife (to Potiphar): The Hebrew servant, which you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me. As I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled out.

When the master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, his anger was kindled.

Potiphar’s wife: After this manner did your servant to me.

Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound; and he was there in the prison.

But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. The keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with Joseph, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.

Genesis 38

Judah’s Sons (vs 1-11)  
At that time (when Joseph was sold as a slave to Potiphar in Egypt), Judah went down from his brothers, and stayed with Hirah, an Adullamite. While there Judah saw a daughter of Shua, a Canaanite. He took her and went in unto her. She conceived and bore a son. Judah called his name Er. She conceived again and bore a son. She called his name Onan. And she conceived yet again and bore a son. She called his name Shelah. Judah was at Chezib when she gave birth to Shelah.

Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn. Her name was Tamar. Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord killed him.

Judah (to Onan): Go in unto your brother’s wife and marry her and raise up seed to your brother.

Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. Therefore, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, he spilled his seed on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother. This thing which he did displeased the Lord: therefore he slew him also.

Judah (to Tamar his daughter in law): Remain a widow at your father’s house till Shelah my son is grown.

Judah (to himself): Lest perhaps he die also, as his brethren did.

And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

Tamar Played the Harlot (vs 12-23)

In the process of time Judah’s wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Someone (to Tamar): Your father-in-law goes up to Timnah to shear his sheep.

Tamar saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him as a wife. Therefore she took off her widow’s garments and covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself and sat in an open place by the way to Timnah. When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute; because she had covered her face.

He turned to her by the way.

Judah: Let me come in unto you.

He did not know that she was his daughter-in-law.

Tamar: What will you give me, that you may come in to me?

Judah: I will send you a kid from the flock.

Tamar: Will you give me a pledge, till you send it?

Judah: What pledge shall I give you?

Tamar: Your signet and your bracelets and your staff that is in your hand.

Judah gave it her and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Tamar arose, went away, laid her veil from her and put on the garments of her widowhood.

Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand. But Hirah did not find her.

Hirah (to the men of that place): Where is the harlot, that was openly by the wayside?

The men: There was no harlot in this place.

Hirah returned to Judah.

Hirah: I cannot find her, and also the men of the place said that there was no harlot in this place.

Judah said, Let her keep the pledge for herself, lest we be shamed. I sent this kid as I said, and you have not found her.

More Righteous Than Judah (vs 24-26)

About three months later:

Someone (to Judah): Tamar your daughter-in-law has played the harlot; and she is with child by whoredom.

Judah: Bring her forth and let her be burned.

Tamar was brought forth.

She sent the pledge items to her father-in-law.

Tamar: By the man, to whom these belong, am I with child. Discern whose are these, the signet, the bracelets and the staff.

Judah acknowledged them.

Judah: She has been more righteous than I; because I did not give her to Shelah my son.

Judah did not have sex with Tamar ever again.

Twins (vs 27-30)

In the time of her travail, twins were in her womb. When she travailed, one child put out his hand: and the midwife bound a scarlet thread around his hand.

The midwife: This came out first.

As he drew back his hand, his brother came out

The midwife: How have you broken forth? The breach be on you.

Therefore his name was called Pharez. Pharez means “breach.”

Afterward his brother, who had the scarlet thread on his hand, came out.

His name was called Zerah.

1 Chronicles 2:4
Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar bore Perez and Zerah to Judah. He had five sons in all. 

Genesis 37

Favorite (vs 1-4)  

Jacob dwelt in the land in which his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

We just read in Chapter 36 that Esau separated himself from Jacob because the land could not support all their flocks and herds. Esau moved out of the land of Canaan to mount Seir.

When Joseph was seventeen years, he was feeding the flock with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Israel made Joseph a coat of many colors. When his brothers saw that their father loved Joseph more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.

Remember in Genesis 35:10, God said to Jacob, Your name shall not be called Jacob any more, but Israel shall be your name.

Joseph’s Dreams (vs 5-11)

Joseph dreamed a dream.

Joseph (to his brother): Hear this dream which I have dreamed: We were binding sheaves in the field. My sheaf stood upright, and your sheaves stood round about and bowed to my sheaf.

Joseph’s brothers: Shall you reign over us? Shall you have dominion over us?

And they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Joseph dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers.

Joseph: I have dreamed another dream. The sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed to me.

Joseph told the dream to his father also. His father rebuked him.

Israel: What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?

Joseph’s brothers envied him; but his father kept his words in mind.

Sold By Brothers (vs 12-30)

Joseph’s brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.

Israel (to Joseph): Aren’t your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Go to them and see whether it is well with them and well with the flocks, and bring me word again.

Joseph went out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. He was wandering in the field, and a certain man found him.

The man: What do you seek?

Joseph: I seek my brothers. Tell me where they feed their flocks.

The man: They left. I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan.

Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan.

When they saw him afar off, even before he came near to them, they conspired against him.

The brothers (one to another): The dreamer comes. Let’s kill him and cast him into some pit. We will say, Some evil beast has devoured him. And we shall see what will become of his dreams.

Reuben heard it, and he planned to deliver Joseph out of their hands.

Reuben: Let’s not kill him. Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him.

Reuben said these things that he might rescue Joseph and deliver him safely to their father.

When Joseph was come to his brothers, they stripped him out of his coat of many colors that he wore. Then they took him and cast him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.

While they sat down to eat bread, they looked up and saw a company of Ishmaelites. They came from Gilead with their camels carrying spices and balm and myrrh down to Egypt.

Judah (to his brothers): What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh.

His brothers listened and agreed. As the Midianites merchantmen passed by, they lifted Joseph out of the pit. They sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The Ishmaelites took Joseph into Egypt.

Reuben returned to the pit; and Joseph was not in it. He tore his clothes in grief.

Reuben (to his brothers): The child is not there. Where shall I go?

Brothers Deceived Jacob (vs 31-36)

The sons of Israel killed a kid of the goats and dipped Joseph’s coat in the blood. They took the coat of many colors to their father.

The sons of Israel (to their father): We have found this garment. Is it your son’s coat or not?

Jacob recognized the coat.

Jacob: It is my son’s coat. An evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without a doubt rent in pieces.

Jacob tore his clothes and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted.

Jacob: I will go down into the grave to my son mourning.

His father wept for him.

The Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, and captain of the guard.

Jacob had deceived his father in Genesis 27, and now his sons deceive him. We reap what we sow. But we reap more than we sow. Jacob was deceived three times.

1. By Laban when he gave Leah to Jacob instead of Rachel. (Genesis 29:25)

2. By Laban regarding his wages. (Genesis 31:7)

3. By his sons when they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites. They brought Joseph’s coat covered in blood and allowed Jacob to think his favorite son had been killed by a wild beast. (Genesis 37) 

Each of these deceptions brought sorrow into Jacob’s life.

Genesis 36

Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land could not bear them because of their cattle. So Esau dwelt in mount Seir.

Matthew Henry’s Consise Commentary states:
Mount Seir is called the land of their possession. Canaan was at this time only the land of promise. Seir was in the possession of the Edomites. The children of this world have their all in hand, and nothing in hope; while the children of God have their all in hope, and next to nothing in hand. But, all things considered, it is beyond compare better to have Canaan in promise, than mount Seir in possession. 

Joseph: A Picture of Jesus

There are several similarities between Joseph and Jesus. So Joseph is said to be “a picture of Jesus.”
First, let’s look at Joseph:

Genesis 37

–Beloved of the his father

–Hated/rejected by his brethren (for his words)

–A shepherd

–Predictions of power, mocked

–Brethren plotted to kill him

–Thrown into a pit and raised out

–Sold for the price of a slave

–Went into Egypt
Genesis 39

–tempted and sinned not (tempted by Potiphar ‘s wife

–falsely accused (by Potiphar’s wife)
Genesis 41

–exalted to power

–Gentile bride

–At the age of 30 entered into service (Pharaoh’s service)
Genesis 42

–the salvation of his brethren and the world – Joseph saved his brethren and the world from physical death during the famine.
Genesis 45

–Forgives the brethren (reconciled)

–Brethren did nothing to deserve forgiveness

–Every knee shall bow: 

Genesis 41:43 Bow the knee,

Genesis 42 brethren bow

–Predictions/prophecies fulfilled

–He’s alive

–Reunited with his father
Now let’s look at JESUS:

–Beloved of the Father –

Matthew 3:16-17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Matthew 17:5 (transfiguration ) … behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him.
–Hated/rejected by his brethren

John 12:48 for his words
Luke 9:22 Jesus said, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
–A shepherd

John 10:11, 14 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
–Predictions of power, mocked

Matthew 26:64 Jesus said…Hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
–Brethren plotted to kill him

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill Jesus; for they feared the people.
–Thrown into a pit and raised out

Represents the death and resurrection
Matthew 16:21 From that time forth Jesus began to show to his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
–Sold for the price of a slave

Matthew 26:15 And Judas said unto them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
–Went into Egypt

Matthew 2:13 And when the wise men were departed, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
–Tempted and sinned not

Matthew 4 – Jesus tempted in the wilderness by Satan
–Falsely accused

Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
–Exalted to power

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mark 12:10 …The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
–Gentile bride – the church is the bride of Christ
–At the age of 30 begins His ministry

Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age (was baptized, then led by the Spirit into the wilderness, then returned into Galilee and began teaching in their synagogues)
–Every knee shall bow

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
–The salvation of his brethren and the world – Christ spiritually saves his brethren and the nations
–Forgives the brethren (reconciled)

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Forgives us as sinners – forgiven

Matthew 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To know, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
–Brethren did nothing to deserve forgiveness
–Predictions/prophecies fulfilled
–He’s alive

Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Luke 24:23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
–Reunited with the Father

Sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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