Genesis 44
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  • Verse 4

    And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

    Deuteronomy 2:16
    1 Samuel 24:17; 2 Chronicles 20:11; Psalms 35:12; 109:5; Proverbs 17:13; John 10:32

  • Verse 5

    Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

    or, maketh trial.
    15; *marg:; 30:27; Leviticus 19:26; 1 Kings 20:33; 2 Kings 21:6; In the East, there is an ancient tradition, that there was a Cup which possessed the strange property of representing in it the whole world, and all the things which were then doing. The cup is called {Jami Jemsheed,} "the cup of Jemsheed," a very ancient king of Persia; and they say that it was discovered, filled with the elixir of immortality, when digging to lay the foundations of Persepolis. The Persian poets are full of allusions to this cup, which they style {Jem jehan nima,} the cup shewing the universe; and to it they ascribe all the prosperity of their ancient monarchs. Many of the Mahometan princes and governors affect still to have information by means of a cup. Now, though it cannot be admitted that Joseph practised divination, yet, according to the superstition of those times, supernatural influence might be attributed to HIS CUP.

  • Verse 7

    And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:

    34:25-31; 35:22; 37:18-32; 38:16-18; Joshua 22:22-29; 2 Samuel 20:20; 2 Kings 8:13; Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes 7:1; Hebrews 13:18

  • Verse 8

    Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?

    the money
    42:21,27,35; 43:12,21,22
    how then
    7; Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19; Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9; James 2:10,11

  • Verse 9

    With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.

    31:32; Job 31:38-40; Psalms 7:3-5; Acts 25:11
    and we

  • Verse 10

    And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

    he with whom
    17,33; Exodus 22:3; Matthew 18:24,25

  • Verse 12

    And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

    and the cup
    26-32; 42:36-38; 43:14