Posted by: Maggie | September 17, 2007

Joseph–Strengthened by Irons

Of Joseph, it was said–

Moreovere [God] called for a famine in the lan;

He destroyed all the provision of bread.

He sent a man before them–

Joseph–who was sold as a salve.

They hurt his feet with fetters,

He was laid in irons 

Until the time that his word came to pass,

The word of the LORD tested him.  (Psalm 105: 16-19)

Joseph’s father, on his death-bed, said of Joseph:

Joseph is a fruitful bough,

A fruitful bough by a well;

His branches run over the wall.

The archers have bitterly grieved him,

Shot at him and hated him.

But his bow remained in strength,

And the arms of his hands were made strong

By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob.  (Gen. 29:22-24)

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