37:14 Hezekiah took the letter 1 from the messengers and read it. 2 Then Hezekiah went up to the Lord’s temple and spread it out before the Lord. 37:15 Hezekiah prayed before the Lord: 37:16 “O Lord who commands armies, O God of Israel, who is enthroned on the cherubim! 3 You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the sky 4 and the earth. 37:17 Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to this entire message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God! 5 37:18 It is true, Lord, that the kings of Assyria have destroyed all the nations 6 and their lands. 37:19 They have burned the gods of the nations, 7 for they are not really gods, but only the product of human hands manufactured from wood and stone. That is why the Assyrians could destroy them. 8 37:20 Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power, so all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord.” 9
40:12 “This is its meaning,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches represent 1 three days.
42:5 So Israel’s sons came to buy grain among the other travelers, 1 for the famine was severe in the land of Canaan.
42:6 Now Joseph was the ruler of the country, the one who sold grain to all the people of the country. 2 Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down 3 before him with 4 their faces to the ground. 42:7 When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger 5 to them and spoke to them harshly. He asked, “Where do you come from?” They answered, 6 “From the land of Canaan, to buy grain for food.” 7
42:8 Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. 42:9 Then Joseph remembered 8 the dreams he had dreamed about them, and he said to them, “You are spies; you have come to see if our land is vulnerable!” 9
44:24 When we returned to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
44:25 “Then our father said, ‘Go back and buy us a little food.’ 44:26 But we replied, ‘We cannot go down there. 1 If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go, 2 for we won’t be permitted to see the man’s face if our youngest brother is not with us.’
44:27 “Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife gave me two sons. 3 44:28 The first disappeared 4 and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.” I have not seen him since.
45:8 So now, it is not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me an adviser 1 to Pharaoh, lord over all his household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 45:9 Now go up to my father quickly 2 and tell him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay! 45:10 You will live 3 in the land of Goshen, and you will be near me – you, your children, your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and everything you have. 45:11 I will provide you with food 4 there because there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise you would become poor – you, your household, and everyone who belongs to you.”’ 45:12 You and my brother Benjamin can certainly see with your own eyes that I really am the one who speaks to you. 5