|Overview - Genesis 45|
|1||Joseph makes himself known to his brethren.|
|5||He comforts them in God's providence.|
|9||He sends for his father.|
|16||Pharaoh confirms it.|
|21||Joseph furnishes then for their journey, and exhorts them to concord.|
|25||Jacob is revived with the news.|
Genesis 45:2 (King James Version)
And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
- wept aloud
- Hebrew gave forth his voice in weeping.
- "This," says Sir J. Chardin, "is exactly the genius of the people of Asia; their sentiments of joy or grief are properly transports, and their transports are ungoverned, excessive, and truly outrageous. When anyone returns from a long journey or dies, his family burst into cries that may be heard twenty doors off; and this is renewed at different times, and continues many days, according to the vigour of the passion. Sometimes they cease all at once, and then begin as suddenly, with a greater shrillness and loudness than one could easily imagine."
- Numbers 14:1 ; Ruth 1:9 ; 2 Kings 20:3 ; Acts 20:37