CHAP. 1.—Address to children and youth.
Chap. 2–Joseph's parentage. Jacob's removal from
Mesopotamia. Death of Rachel. Birth of Benja-
min. How children ought to treat their mothers.
CHAP. 3.-Jacob arrives at Mamre. Description of He-
bron. Joseph's character. Jacob's affection for him.
His brethren envy him. Sin, if not repented of, in-
CHAP. 4.—Joseph's dreams. His brethren go to She-
chem. Description of this place. Joseph sent to in-
quire after his brethren.
CHAP.5. Joseph approaches his brethren. Their great
wickedness in designing to take his life. Sin is the
cause of misery. It is the greatest of evils. To what
it leads, if not repented of.
CHAP. 6.—Reuben pleads for Joseph's life. Joseph cast
into a pit. His brethren hard-hearted. Judah pleads
for Joseph's life. He is sold to the Ishmaelites, and
carried to Egypt. The providence of God.
CHAP. 7.—Reuben's sorrow at finding Joseph gone. Jo-
seph's brethren lead their father to believe that he
is dead. Their great guilt. The commission of sin
leads to deception and falsehood.
CHAP. 8.—Joseph sold to Potiphar. His history given
to us to show us the providence of God. Potiphar’s
great regard for Joseph. Duties to others to be per-
formed in the fear of God. -
CHAP.9—Joseph made overseer of Potiphar’s house. He
is tempted to great wickedness by Potiphar’s wife.
He fears to sin against God. He is falsely accused,
and cast into prison. His good conduct there. He
has the whole care of the prison. The great happi-
ness of having God with us.
CHAP. 10.—The fear of God, what it is; its benefit. The
o of the chief butler. Its interpretation by Jo-
CHAP. *—The dream of the chief baker and its inter-
pretation. What Joseph foretells comes to pass. Pro-
phecy. Sin of ingratitude.
CHAP. 12.-Pharaoh's dreams. He sends for Joseph.
Joseph's humility. We should not receive the ap-
probation which is due to others, or which we do
not deserve. 7, S 4. 3,