Genesis 42:10

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In Genesis 44, by way of his servant, Joseph was to accuse his bothers of theft of a common item of luxury which he represents to them as that by which he has power to divine. But, these brothers all sincerely deny having committed such a thing, having already denied in Genesis 42, to being covertly adverse to Egypt.

Back then, they, for the want of food, and in face of an accusation of being covertly adverse to Egypt, had claimed to being there for want of food, and that they were all reputable sons of one man. And, they really are all one man’s sons: Adam’s.

But, this verse, 42:10, by being related to 44:5, is the most powerful way in which Joseph is a figure of Christ, because Christ was not a son of Adam and so could judge all Adam's sons.

So, the story surrounding this verse has the men pleading innocence, and as consenting to the guilt of the one among them of whom might be found the object of guilt. Yet, as 'counter-conspired' by Joseph, that one (Benjamin) is not guilty at all, but all of them except that one: to steal a mere drinking vessel from a 'house of a luxury of such vessels' was nothing to the theft of the very life of one who had never known either any luxury save the one by which he had been specially clothed, nor any way to defend against both having that clothing stolen from him and of being murdered in any case.

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