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out from me." And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brethren. And he wept aloud and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren, "I am Joseph; 5 doth my father yet live?" And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, "Come near to me, I pray you." And they came near. And he said, "I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 10 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves,
that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent 15 me before you to save your lives. So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son 20 Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not. And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast. And there will I nourish 25 thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.' And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my
brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither."
And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the 5 land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, and told him, saying, "Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt." And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw 10 the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived; and he said, "It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die."
-THE BIBLE: Genesis xliii-xlv.
re frained', kept back (his tears); mess'es, food; bond'man, slave; in iq'ui ty, wickedness; sure'ty, something left in one's hand to make it sure that a promise will be kept.
1. Tell how Joseph's dream came true. 2. How did he repay his brothers for their treatment of him? 3. In what way did he show his love for his father? 4. Tell the story of Joseph in your own words.
Sentence Study. Tell what kind of a sentence each of the following is. Read aloud all the subjects. Write the predicates in a column.
1. Joseph was made ruler of Egypt. 2. Where is 2. Where is Egypt? 3. He had a strange dream. 4. Long live the king! 5. Keep thy tongue from evil. 6. Out of the north the wild news came. 7. Drop by drop the lake is drained. 8. Was there a man dismayed? 9. The
night is calm and cloudless. 10. The tree's early leaf buds were bursting their brown. 11. Hail to the chief that in triumph advances. 12. Strike when the iron is hot. 13. Dost thou love thy fellow-men? 14. Look up and not down. Look forward and not back. Look out and not in. Lend a hand.
THE BURIAL OF MOSES
By Nebo's lonely mountain,
And no man knows that sepulcher,
For the angels of God upturned the sod,
That was the grandest funeral
Comes back when night is done,
Noiselessly as the springtime
And all the trees on all the hills
Or voice of them that wept,
Perchance the bald old eagle,
On gray Beth-peor's height, Out of his lonely eyrie,
Looked on the wondrous sight:
Still shuns that hallowed spot,
But when the warrior dieth,
They show the banners taken,
They tell his battles won,
And after him lead his masterless steed,
Amid the noblest of the land
And give the bard an honored place,
In the great minster transept
And the organ rings, and the sweet choir sings,
This was the truest warrior
That ever buckled sword,
That ever breathed a word;
And had he not high honor-
And the dark rock pines, like tossing plumes,
And God's own hand in that lonely land,
O lonely grave in Moab's land!