Eventually, Potiphar's wife tried to seduce on Joseph. When he refused her, she became very upset and accused him of attacking her. Potiphar put Joseph
in the prison with the king's (Pharaoh) prisoners. Again, Joseph gained favor with his overseer, the prison keeper, who put in charge of all the prisoners.
When Pharaoh's cupbearer and baker end up in prison, the captain of the guard placed Joseph over them as well.
One day, the two prisoners looked upset. When Joseph asked what was wrong, they said they had had dreams the night before but there was no one to interpret.
Joseph told them interpretations belong to the Lord and asked them to tell him their dreams. Joseph told the cupbearer his dream meant Pharaoh would
give him back his position in three day. He told the baker Pharaoh would have him put to death in three days. Both dreams came true, and Joseph asked
the cupbearer to tell the pharaoh about him and get him out of prison.
The cupbearer forgot all about Joseph until Pharaoh had dream no one could interpret two years later. Joseph was able to tell the pharaoh God was going
to send seven years of plenty then seven years of famine. When Pharaoh asked what should be done, Joseph told him to put someone in charge of gathering
the extra during the years of plenty to provide during the years of famine. The pharaoh made Joseph that man becasue the Spirit of God was in him.
Joseph managed the collection and storage of the extra grain during the seven years of plenty and the distibution of the grain during the seven years
When the famine hit, it was so severe and widespread, Jacob, Joseph's father, sent all Joseph's brothers except the youngest Benjamin, now Jacob's favorite, to Egypt to buy grain. Joseph
recognized his brothers and tested them to see if they had changed. He even accused them of being spies and locked up one of the brothers until they could
return with Benjamin. When they returned, Joseph threatened to keep Benjamin, but Judah offered to stay in his place. When Joseph heard this, he told
his brothers who he was, asked about his father, and sent for all of their families to come live in Egypt where Joseph could provide for them. Pharaoh even
gave Joseph's family the area of Goshen, "the best of the land".
Before Jacob died, he blessed each of his sons and Joseph's two sons, whom he claimed as his own. He told him sons to be sure to bury him back
in his homeland. Ater he died, they took his body and buried him in the cave with Abraham, Sarah, Issac, Rebekah, and Leah.
After Jacob's death, the brothers admitted they were worried Joseph had only pretended to forgive them for his father's sake. This broke Joseph heart
because he really loved and forgave his brothers. He told them God had used their evil actions to save them instead, and he would always provide for them
and their families. He also asked his family to take his bones back to the Promised Land when they returned after he died because he believed the Covenant
established with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would happen, and they would eventually return to the land God promised his father and grandfathers.
Joseph's family eventually became Egyptian slaves and the next couple of books in the Bible tell how God rescued them and led them to the Promised Land...
400 years later just as He had promised Abraham the night He walked between the animal halves to ratify the Covenant (Set C.)
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