1 Then Joseph [Yosef] could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man [kol ish] to go out from me. And there stood no man [ish] with him, while [Yoseph] made himself known unto his brethren [achim].

The conclusion is comforting to those who commit their way to God. It may seem to them that God is not only working with them, but actually working against them. Let them remember the agony of Joseph in the pit, in slavery, in false imprisonment and learn that the darkest paths of their life may be the ways appointed for them to reach liberty and life, wealth and honour-yea, a throne in the kingdom of the anti-typical Joseph, who himself had to tread the dark and tearful valley of humiliation, and who, in the day of his glory, will introduce all his brethren, amongst many bright stars, to the most interesting of Jacob's sons.

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"At the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh"

(Acts 7:13).

This "second time" answers to the second advent of the Lord. For the revelation at that time, see Rev. 1:7; Zech. 12:10; Jer. 31:34.

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4 And [Yoseph] said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am [Yoseph] your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Joseph's gracious invitation anticipates that of Christ [Matt. 11:28; Eph. 2:13] which doubtless will be offered to Israel in the future.

In the case of Joseph, the brethren at first doubted the truth of his disclosure. In consternation, they had evidently drawn back in fear, wondering at the strange behaviour of Egypt's second ruler who burst into tears, and made the preposterous claim that he was Joseph!

Previously he had spoken to them through an interpreter, but now the interpreter was dismissed, and Joseph spoke to them in his native tongue.

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