“ For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.“ For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out,“ Make everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.Then Joseph said to his brothers,“ I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence.And Joseph said to his brothers,“ Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said:“ I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
And he commanded the steward of his house, saying,“ Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack.Also put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his grain money.” So he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.As soon as the morning dawned, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward,“ Get up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them,‘ Why have you repaid evil for good?Is not this the one from which my Lord drinks, and with which he indeed practices divination? You have done evil in so doing.’”
And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day,“ In the Mount of The Lord it shall be provided.”
And he turned himself away from them and wept. Then he returned to them again, and talked with them. And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.
Then he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said,“ Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me?” And he said,“ God be gracious to you, my son.”Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.Then he washed his face and came out; and he restrained himself, and said,“ Serve the bread.”
And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying,“ Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying,“ Send her away, for she cries out after us.”But He answered and said,“ I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”Then she came and worshiped Him, saying,“ Lord, help me!”But He answered and said,“ It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”And she said,“ Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”Then Jesus answered and said to her,“ O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.