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The Watchtower  |  September 2011

Falsely Accused!

Falsely Accused!

 For Young People

Falsely Accused!

JOSEPH​—PART 2

Instructions: Do this exercise in quiet surroundings. As you read the scriptures, imagine that you are part of the event. Visualize the scene. Hear the voices. Feel the emotions of the characters. Let the account come to life.

Main characters: Joseph, Potiphar, and his wife

Summary: Joseph is unjustly imprisoned, but Jehovah is with him.

1 ANALYZE THE SCENE.​—READ GENESIS 39:7, 10-23.

What emotions do you sense in the voice of Potiphar’s wife as she falsely accused Joseph?

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Describe the prison house as you imagine it.

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At first, what type of treatment did Joseph have to endure while he was in prison? (Clue: See Psalm 105:17, 18.)

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2 DIG DEEPER.

If Joseph’s faith had been weak, what wrong conclusion might he have reached while remaining in prison? (Clue: See Job 30:20, 21.)

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How do we know that Joseph did not blame Jehovah for his suffering? (Clue: See Genesis 40:8; 41:15, 16.)

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What qualities do you think helped Joseph to endure his unjust imprisonment? (Clue: Read and reflect on the following scriptures: Micah 7:7; Luke 14:11; James 1:4.)

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 What training did Joseph receive in prison, and how might this training have benefited him later in life? (Clue: See Genesis 39:21-23; 41:38-43.)

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3 APPLY WHAT YOU LEARNED. WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT . . .

The benefits that come to those who endure.

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The training that you can receive while undergoing a hardship.

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Jehovah’s support during times of trial.

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FOR FURTHER APPLICATION.

Have you ever been in a situation in which you felt troubled and isolated? Even while you were undergoing the trial, how might Jehovah have been helping you? (Clue: Read and reflect on 1 Corinthians 10:13.)

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4 WHAT ASPECT OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU, AND WHY?

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