And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.…
I. THE EVIDENCE OF IT.
1. The unexpected confession of guilt which he makes. "God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants."
2. The sensitive appreciation of the terrible blow which Benjamin's loss would be to Jacob. "When he seeth the lad is not with us he will die."
3. The noble sacrifice he proposes to make for Benjamin. "Let thy servant abide instead of the lad, a bondman to my lord."
II. THE CAUSE OF IT.
1. The memory of his old sin, which appears to have haunted his conscience.
2. The arrestment of Divine Providence, which in his Egyptian experience he suffered.
3. The inward operation of God's grace upon his heart. Learn -
1. That no living sinner is beyond the reach of conversion.
2. That for the most part the work of conversion is gradually consummated; and -
3. That when once it is completed it appears in a change of character and life. - W.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.