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Transquotation: Genesis 39:1

19 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

Verses:

Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. (Genesis 39:1)

Transquotation:

Now, though Jesus was greatly loved by His father, He descended to Earth, becoming trapped in a body. Indeed, more than that, one of his own disciples betrayed Him for the price of a gored slave!

Explanation of the transquote:

In this particular transquote, we need to look back a couple of chapters to get the whole picture, but the general idea can still be seen in the couple of verses we’re using now: Joseph becomes a slave… Now, though Jesus never became a slave, He was sold for the price of a (gored) one.  — And if you were wondering, yes, the price of a gored slave was thirty pieces of silver, which is exactly the amount Judas betrayed Jesus for.

We were all slaves to sin; willingly sinning. Perhaps here and there our conscience was pricked, but our shackles were too heavy for us to do anything about it. Yet then came Jesus, and by His death, He broke our chains and set us free. Something which in turn should lead us to tell any and everyone who’ll listen of the Gospel.

New Testament confirmation:

14 (S)Then one of the twelve, whose name was (T)Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they (U)paid him(V)thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity (W)to betray him. (Matthew 26:14-16)

Context confirmation:

The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. (Genesis 39:2)

Christ accomplished exactly what He set out to do: save us. He was a “successful man.” — This supports the transquote by strengthening the connection between Joseph and Jesus.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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