he rejoiced exceedingly, chiefly because his coming would
stop the talk of the Egyptians, who were constantly referring
to him as the slave that had dominion over them.
"Now," thought Joseph, "they will see my father and my
brethren, and they will be convinced that I am a free-born
man, of noble stock."

In his joy in anticipation of seeing his father, Joseph
made ready his chariot with his own hands, without waiting
for his servants to minister to him, and this loving action
redounded later to the benefit of the Israelites, for it rendered
of none effect Pharaoh's zeal in making ready his
chariot himself, with his own hands, to pursue after the

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