But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.
“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
But those who were hungry cease to hunger.
Even the barren gives birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes.
Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself;
Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor,
Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.
If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.