Parash 9 Vayeshev (He continued living) B’resheet/ Genesis 37:1-40:23
Synopsis – Yosef/Joseph’s special mantle Coat, Yosef’s prophetic dreams, Yosef is sold into slavery by his brother’s because of jealousy.
Theme & Message – The focus of this lesson is that when we persevere in the things of God, no matter how circumstances may appear, we can be certain we will receive the promises of God. This is an encouragement that in the face of adversity, those who follow God’s will are assured of the Lord’s presence with them. Even when it may seem that the Lord is far off.
B’resheet/ GENESIS 39
In this chapter the history returns to Yoseph again, who being brought down to Egypt was sold to Potiphar, with whom he found favor, and who set him over his house, the Lord prospering everything in his hands, Gen_39:1; and being a young man of a comely aspect, his mistress lusted after him, and tempted him to lie with her from time to time, but he as constantly refused it, as being both ingratitude to his master, and a sin against God, Gen_39:7; at a certain time they being alone in the house, she renewed her solicitations, and laid hold on his garment (Mantle-Tallit), which he left in her hand and fled, Gen_39:11; upon which she called to her servants without, and accused Yoseph of an ill design upon her, and reported the same to her husband when he came home, Gen_39:13; upon which his master put him into prison, but he found favor also with the keeper of it, who committed the prisoners and all things relative to them into his hands, Gen_39:20.