1.Gen. 39:21-232: Joseph was a good person and God was with him. God, however, did not enable Joseph to leave the prison, as he had a much better plan, but Joseph did not ___. The warden rarely saw ___ people, but Joseph was ___ and the warden did what? Was this due to Joseph’s efforts or did God encourage the warden?
2.Gen. 40: Tell all about the butler and the baker and their dreams.
3.That they would tell their dreams to Joseph indicates that the butler and baker thought ___ of him.
4.Joseph told the butler and baker that only ___ can interpret dreams, but he also indicated that ___ was God’s spokesman. What was the implication when Joseph mentioned “God”? Joseph not only indicated his faith in God, he also told the butler and baker that he was a ___.
5.What gave the baker the courage to tell his dream to Joseph? How do you think he reacted when he heard the bad news from Joseph?
6.What one thing did Joseph request of the butler? But the Butler ___ Joseph.
7.Gen. 41: Tell all about the dreams Pharaoh had.
8.Why could the magicians and wise men of Egypt not interpret the dreams？
9.Why shave Joseph’s beard?
10.List several things that indicate Joseph’s strong faith and his courage when he met Pharaoh. 1) Joseph said that he could not___ 2) In Pharaoh’s presence, Joseph dared to mention and express his faith in ___. Why is this significant? Because in Egypt, Pharaoh was regarded as a ___.
11.Joseph said the meaning of Pharaoh’s dreams were what?
12.Why did Pharaoh accept and believe the interpretation that Joseph gave?
13.What did Pharaoh do for Joseph? Who was Joseph given as wife? What were the names of his children?
14.How old was Joseph when these things happened? From the time Joseph left his home and was sold as a slave in Egypt until he became ruler of that country was how many years? (See Gen. 37:2)
15.Joseph suggested that Pharaoh store up what percentage of the crops? Why this amount? How much did the Egyptians store up all together?
16.Whose hand controls all things? Whose will is evident in these events? Did God make any of these people do what they did? Did God make the butler and the baker tell Joseph their dreams? Did God make the butler and baker believe the interpretation Joseph gave their dreams? Did God make the butler forget Joseph? Did God make the butler remember Joseph and tell Pharaoh about him? Did God make Joseph live a righteous life so that others would think well of him? Did God make Pharaoh believe the interpretation Joseph gave his dream? Did God make Pharaoh raise Joseph to second-in-command in Egypt? Did God make Joseph be faithful to God? Why then is the story of Joseph so special?
17.What have you learned from today’s lesson?
Bible Study Questions: Joseph (2)
作者：谢德华 ©By Edward Short
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