Old Testament

The Pentateuch

How could Joseph keep his identity secret in the presence of this honest, emotional plea?

He did not keep his identity a secret any longer. He wept. He revealed his identity to his brothers. At first, the brothers were fearful of his retaliation. Joseph, however, showed mercy and compassion when he reassured them, “And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.” (KJV, Genesis 45:5). Joseph saw a larger purpose in what happened to him. He saw how God used his great misfortune for ultimate good.


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