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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Genesis 42



Verses 1-38

Genesis 42:9Scripture References - Note:

Genesis 37:6, "And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf."

Genesis 42:15"By the life of Pharaoh" - Comments- Oaths in the Old Testament were made by the name of someone of high authority or power.

Genesis 42:21Comments- Joseph seems to be dealing with them this way because of the way they treated him years ago.

Genesis 42:22Scripture References - Note:

Genesis 37:21, "And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again."

Genesis 42:24Comments- Why did Joseph choose Simeon?

Genesis 42:27Comments- Inns were in existence long before Jesus' time.

Genesis 42:28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

Genesis 42:28Comments- Joseph's brothers could have returned the money ( Genesis 42:35). They must have not opened the other sacks until later.

Genesis 42:35, "And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man"s bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid."

Genesis 42:36 — "all these things are against me" - Comments- The circumstances appeared to be against Jacob, but they were if fact working on his side to bring him to a better place. Very often in life, our situations may seem difficult, but if we are endeavouring to follow the Lord, He is guiding us to a better place in this life and we are to persevere despite hardships.

Genesis 42:37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.

Genesis 42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Genesis 42:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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