21, 22, 23,
Genesis 37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was
a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen
years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad
was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his
father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he
was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more
than all his brethren, they hated him, and
could not speak peaceably unto him.
Coat: with long sleeves, worn only by the chief
and his heir. This the first cause of brothers
Many colours = Not "pieces". Marking it as
priestly or royal
Psalms 45:14 She shall be brought unto the king
in raiment of needlework: the virgins her
companions that follow her shall be brought unto
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be
brought: they shall enter into the king's
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,
whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all
generations: therefore shall the people praise
thee for ever and ever.
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it
his brethren: and
they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I
Dream = For emphasis = had a significant dream
The dream came from God
7 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.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign
or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him
yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it
his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more;
and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made
obeisance to me.
Shalt thou, Compare the rejection of Moses
Exodus 2:14 And he said, Who made thee a
prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to
kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And
Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is
Christ, Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him,
and sent a message after him, saying, We will
not have this man to reign over us.
15 And it came to pass, that when he was
returned, having received the kingdom, then he
commanded these servants to be called unto him,
to whom he had given the money, that he might
know how much every man had gained by trading.
16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound
hath gained ten pounds.
Immediately after the tribulation
of those days shall
the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give
her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven,
and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall
appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth
mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming
in the clouds of heaven with power and great
7th trump - Christ has return and gathers his
very elect, After Satan's tribulation
31 And he shall send his angels with a great
sound of a trumpet, and they shall
gather together his elect from the four
winds, from one end of heaven to the
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and
his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and
every eye shall see him, and they also which
pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of
him. Even so, Amen.
Revelation13:7 And it was given unto him (Satan) to make war
with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him
over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
The only reason Satan is given power over the saints, that is to
say the very elect, is so they can be witness against him.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him
(Satan), whose names are not
written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the
foundation of the world.
Fear none of those
things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the
devil shall cast some
of you into prison, that ye may be
tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten
days: be thou faithful unto death
(satan), and I will give thee a crown of life.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his
father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that
thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren
indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the
Compare to = Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in
heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her
head a crown of twelve stars:
Eleven stars = the eleven signs of the Zodiac,
Joseph being the twelfth.
Numbers 2:2 = Every man of the children of
Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the
ensign of their father's house: far off about
the tabernacle of the congregation shall they
Ensign = Each standard is said to have had as
its "sign" one of the twelve constellations
Numbers 2:2 = One standard, with its sign on it
for each tribe.
Hence called "ensign". See notes on the tribes
below, from the Targum of Jonathan.
Obeisance = in homage to royalty or God: bow
(self) down, fall down, humbly beseech, do
(make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop,
Genesis 42:6 And Joseph was the governor
over the land, and he it was that sold to all
the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren
came, and bowed down themselves before him with
their faces to the earth.
Genesis 43:26 And when Joseph came home,
they brought him the present which was in
their hand into the house, and bowed themselves
to him to the earth.
Genesis 44:14 And Judah and his brethren
came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there:
and they fell before him on the ground.
Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of
glass mingled with fire: and them (God's very
elect from all races) that had gotten the
victory over the beast (Satan), and over
his (Satan) image (false
teaching), and over
mark (believing in false teaching), and over the
number (666) of his name
(Satan), stand on the sea of glass, having the
harps of God. (Revelation 7)
3 And they sing the song of Moses the
servant of God, and the song of the
Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy
works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy
ways, thou King of saints.
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify
thy name? for thou only art holy: for
all nations shall come and worship before thee;
for thy judgments are made manifest.
Why will all nations worship before
Because Christ has return and has gathered His
very elect from all races and you are with
12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the
flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he
said to him, Here am I.
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well
with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word
again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to
15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in
the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where
they feed their flocks.
17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them
say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren,
and found them in Dothan.
Notice Joseph was separate from his brothers
18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto
them, they conspired against him to slay him.
Dothan = On the high road to Egypt for caravans
from the East.
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
They wanted to kill him, they were jealous of
Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the
chief priests and elders of the people took
counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2 And when they had bound him, they led him
away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the
3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he
saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the
chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed
the innocent blood. And they said, What is that
to us? see thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the
temple, and departed, and went and hanged
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him
into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast
hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his
They said this dreamer = Hebrew master (or lord,
Baal) of dreams = they were lying against their
21 And Reuben heard it, and he
delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
They were so jealous of Joseph they were willing
to kill him and lie how it happen
And = emphasizing the deliberateness of their
22 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.
Reuben knew what it would to to
their father if they killed him
23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his
brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his
coat of many colours that was on him;
Reuben said unto them don't kill Joseph
24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit:
and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes
and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came
from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm
and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we
slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites
merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph
out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the
Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and
they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Genesis 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into
Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's,
and captain of the guard.
Ishmael was the son of Abraham by Hagar
Genesis 16:11 And the angel of the Lord said
unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt
bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;
because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be
against every man, and every man's hand against
him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all
Midian the son of Abraham by Keturah
Genesis 25:2 And she bare him Zimran, and
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and
They were mixed together, and were distinguished
only by their nose rings.
Judges 8:24 And Gideon said unto them, I would
desire a request of you, that ye would give me
every man the earrings of his prey. (For they
had golden earrings, because they were
25 And they answered, We will willingly give
them. And they spread a garment, and did cast
therein every man the earrings of his prey.
Genesis 24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose
daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of
Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him:
and I put the earring upon her face, and the
bracelets upon her hands.
Genesis 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the
strange gods which were in their hand, and all
their earrings which were in their ears; and
Jacob hid them under the oak which was by
27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites,
let not our hand be upon him; for he is our
brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
Judah was thinking about how he could profit off
28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen;
and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit,
sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of
silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Judah said, sell him = A Judas sold
Joseph, and a Judas sold Christ. Slaves were in
great demand in Egypt.
Were content = hearkened.
29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not
in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
Genesis 37:25 And they sat down to eat
bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked,
and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from
Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and
balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
They = Joseph's brethren.
Twenty = The number of disappointed expectancy.
Midianites = Midian the son of Abraham by
Ishmeelites = the Arabs nations = Ishmael was
the son of Abraham by Hagar
Where they were mixed together, and were
distinguished only by their nose rings.
30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is
not; and I, whither shall I go?
Reuben = didn't have a part in this. Reuben rent
31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats,
and dipped the coat in the blood;
Go = go in, as though to hide himself
32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it
to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether
it be thy son's coat or no.
Reuben didn't do anything to help his brother,
he when along with his brothers to sell Joseph
33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast
hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins,
and mourned for his son many days.
To emphasize the successive steps in Jacob's
Without doubt = "tearing he has been torn"
By the blood of a kid, as he had deceived his
father with the skin of a kid
Genesis 37:16 And he said, I seek my
brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed
35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort
him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go
down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept
36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an
officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
All his daughters, put for all his female
relatives and granddaughters.
This was God's plan, God's going to put Joseph
where He wants him
Potiphar = consecrated to Ra: one of the gods of
Captain of the guard = had charge of police, as
well as military duties.
2 Kings 25:8 And in the fifth month, on
the seventh day of the month, which is
the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king
of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the
guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto
2 Kings 25:11 Now the rest of the people that
were left in the city, and the fugitives that
fell away to the king of Babylon, with the
remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar–adan the
captain of the guard carry away.
2 Kings 25:20 And Nebuzar–adan captain of the
guard took these, and brought them to the king
of Babylon to Riblah:
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile of
Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be conquered by the
Assyrians was Manasseh, in 745 B.C. Exactly
2520 years later America became a nation on
July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant,
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