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Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.
What Pharaoh Heard
Thought for the Week:
When we are wronged by someone, it is natural to tell others about it. We want to tell others about how it happened to garner their sympathy and support. Somehow it makes us feel better to know that others are aware of the injustice committed against us. We seek out sympathy and commit a small act of retaliation.
"Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants." (Genesis 45:16)
Pharaoh was delighted when he heard that Joseph's brothers had come to Egypt. He immediately made provision to bring the entire family to Egypt so they could survive the famine in safety and comfort. He provided wagons for the move. He promised them the best of the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh's warm welcome of Joseph's brothers reveals an important detail about Joseph's time in Egyp...
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More from this week's portion
- What Pharaoh Heard
- Life's Hardships
- Man of Sorrows
- Preserving the Remnant
- Jacob's Hardships
- The Revelation of Joseph
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