in the presence of God – 841

then jacob called his sons and said, “gather yourselves together, that i may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come. “assemble and listen, o sons of jacob, listen to israel your father. [genesis 49:1-2]   will you listen and follow his words?  ...

in the presence of God – 840

“now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of abraham. and isaac went to gerar to abimelech king of the philistines. and the Lord appeared to him and said, “do not go down to egypt; dwell in the land of which i shall tell you....

in the presence of God – 839

“now the Lord said to abram, “go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that i will show you. and i will make of you a great nation, and i will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. i will bless those...

in the presence of God – 838

then israel said to joseph, “i am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers. and to you i give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge i took from the amorites with my sword and my bow.” [genesis 48:21-22]...

in the presence of God – 837

when joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of ephraim, it displeased him, and he took his father’s hand to move it from ephraim’s head to manasseh’s head. and joseph said to his father, “not this way, my father; since this one is the firstborn,...

in the presence of God – 836

when israel saw joseph’s sons, he said, “who are these?” joseph said to his father, “they are my sons, whom God has given me here.” and he said, “bring them to me, please, that i may bless them.” now the eyes of israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. so...