|Overview - Genesis 43|
|1||Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin.|
|15||Joseph entertains his brethren.|
|19||They discover their fears to the steward.|
|26||Joseph makes them a feast.|
Genesis 43:34 (King James Version)
And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
- 2 Samuel 11:8
- was five times
- Sir John Chardin observes, that "in Persia, Arabia, and the Indies, there are some houses where they place several plates in large salvers, and set one of these before each person, or before two or three, according to the magnificence of each house. The great men of the state are always served by themselves, in the feasts that are made for them; and with great profusion, their part of each kind of provision being always double, treble, or a larger proportion of each kind of meat."
- 45:22 1 Samuel 1:5 ; 9:22-24
- were merry
- Hebrew drank largely.
- Proverbs 31:6 ; Ecclesiastes 9:7 ; 10:19 Solomon 5:1 ; Habakkuk 1:6 ; Matthew 11:19 ; John 2:10