Day 6

Day 6

Written on 12/27/2019


Genesis 43:16-29

16 When Yosef saw Binyamin with them, he said to his household manager, “Take the men inside the house, kill the animals and prepare the meat. These men will dine with me at noon.” 

17 The man did as Yosef ordered and brought the men into Yosef’s house.

18 Upon being ushered inside Yosef’s house, the men became fearful. They said, “It’s because of the money that was returned in our packs the first time that we have been brought inside — so that he can use it as an excuse to attack us, take us as slaves and seize our donkeys too.” 

19 So they approached the manager of Yosef’s household and spoke to him at the entrance of the house: 

20 “Please, my lord, the first time we indeed came down to buy food; 

21 but when we got to camp, we opened our packs, and there inside our packs was each man’s money, the full amount. We have brought it back with us; 

22 moreover, we have brought down other money to buy food. We have no idea who put our money in our packs.” 

23 “Stop worrying,” he replied, “don’t be afraid. Your God and the God of your father put treasure in your packs. As for your money — I was the one who received it.” Then he brought Shim‘on out to them.

24 The man brought the men into Yosef’s house and gave them water, and they washed their feet, and he provided fodder for their donkeys. 

25 Then they got their gift ready for Yosef’s arrival at noon, for they had heard that they were going to eat a meal there. 

26 When Yosef arrived home, they went in the house and presented him with the gift they had brought with them, then prostrated themselves before him on the ground. 

27 He asked them how they were and inquired, “Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?” 

28 They answered, “Your servant our father is well; yes, he is still alive,” as they bowed in respect. 

29 He looked up and saw Binyamin his brother, his mother’s son, and said, “Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?” and added, “May God be good to you, my son.”

 

Luke 4:16-30

16 Now when he went to Natzeret, where he had been brought up, on Shabbat he went to the synagogue as usual. He stood up to read, 

17 and he was given the scroll of the prophet Yesha‘yahu. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written,

18 “The Spirit of Adonai is upon me;
therefore he has anointed me
to announce Good News to the poor;
he has sent me to proclaim freedom for the imprisoned
and renewed sight for the blind,
to release those who have been crushed,
19 to proclaim a year of the favor of Adonai.”

20 After closing the scroll and returning it to the shammash, he sat down; and the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him. 

21 He started to speak to them: “Today, as you heard it read, this passage of the Tanakh was fulfilled!” 

22 Everyone was speaking well of him and marvelling that such appealing words were coming from his mouth. They were even asking, “Can this be Yosef’s son?”

23 Then Yeshua said to them, “No doubt you will quote to me this proverb — ‘“Doctor, cure yourself!” We’ve heard about all the things that have been going on over in K’far-Nachum; now do them here in your home town!’

24 Yes!” he said, “I tell you that no prophet is accepted in his home town. 

25 It’s true, I’m telling you — when Eliyahu was in Isra’el, and the sky was sealed off for three-and-a-half years, so that all the Land suffered a severe famine, there were many widows; 

26 but Eliyahu was sent to none of them, only to a widow in Tzarfat in the land of Tzidon. 

27 Also there were many people with tzara‘at in Isra’el during the time of the prophet Elisha; but not one of them was healed, only Na‘aman the Syrian.”

28 On hearing this, everyone in the synagogue was filled with fury. 

29 They rose up, drove him out of town and dragged him to the edge of the cliff on which their town was built, intending to throw him off. 

30 But he walked right through the middle of the crowd and went away.