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of Benjamin's going with them to Egypt? Judah,

2. What did the present consist of which Jacob sent to Joseph ? A little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds.

3. What was the prayer which Jacob offered up when he sent them away? “ And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother and Benjamin."

4. When Joseph saw his brethren, what orders did he give to the ruler of his house ? “ Bring these men home, and slay and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at 200n."

5. When they spoke to Joseph's steward concerning the money they found in their sacks, what answer did he make to them? Peace be to you, fear not: your God and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks."

6. What inquiries did Joseph make concerning his father? “Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive."'. 7. What did he


to Benjamin? be gracious to thee, my son."

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8. How did his brethren feel while they were at dinner? “And they drank, and were

merry with him."


There are some persons who, when they have eaten one meal, know not where they shall get another. You inay be blamed for telling the truth, but you must speak the truth always. Jacob blamed his children for tell. ing the truth. Many wicked parents do this. Why did you tell these things; could you not have told a different story. When we make promises, we must perform them. Th=refore never make a promise which you cannot keep. It is better not to promise than to break our promises. Delays are dangerons. A man'. gist maketh room for him,

Let us always accompany our gifts with our prayers that God would bless the gift, the giver, and the receiver. When a person gives you more than you ought to have, give it back. When you go to the shop for change, count it and see that you have it right, not too much, nor too little. When


receive too much, return it, it was an oversight; it was a mistake, Then peo


ple will know that you are honest, and that they cau trust you. It is good to gie great men hospitable and generous. It is good 10 see children kind. Rich children should be kind to poor children. When in distress about any thing, we should ask advice, especially of those who are able to help us and to give good counsel. Encourage those that are fearful. Look to God. You must always behave with respect to those who are your su. periors. Enquire kindly after the welfare of others, especially of aged friends. Let all young persons pray that God would be gracious to hem. Children must not be displ.ased if they do not sit at the same table with their parents, especially when they have company and there is no room for them. Every child should sit in their own place according to their ages. Then there will be no quarreling about places. We have sometimes reason to wonder at others conduct, but we ought to wonder most at our own.

It is the greatest wonder of all that we sinful creatures are out of Hell; when we have deserved to be doomed to that place long ago: Let no child wish for Benjamiu's mess. He had four times


more than, would do him good. It is not love to help children to more than they can eat. Children must not wish to taste of eve. ту dish at the table. It is not proper that children should have what they please ; nor yet as much as they can eat.


GEN. 44. 12. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. Josepit: Brethren seemed to have been very happy he last time we took Icave of them, Their fears and their troubles seem to be all forgotten. They were dining with the goverpor of all the land of Egypt, and they drank and were inerry with him. A merry evening sometimes brings a sorrowful morning. Joseph oommanded his steward to fill every man's sack with food as much as they could carry, aud to put every man's money in his sack's mouth, and “put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his cornmoney." This was done that he might have a reason for detaining them, and trying their love to Benjamin. Jost ph's orders were o. beyed. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away and their asses. Little did they think how soon they were to return to Joseph's house.



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