Genesis 45


45:1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that
 stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me:
 and there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself
 known to his brethren.
45:2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of
 Pharaoh heard.
45:3 And Joseph said to his brethren, I [am] Joseph; doth my
 father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for
 they were troubled at his presence.
45:4 And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray
 you: and they came near. And he said, I [am] Joseph your
 brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves,
 that ye sold me hither; for God sent me before you to preserve
 life.
45:6 For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the land:
 and yet [there are] five years, in which [there shall] neither
 [be] tillage nor harvest.
45:7 And God sent me before you, to preserve for you a posterity
 in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
45:8 So now [it was] not you [that] sent me hither, but God: and
 he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house,
 and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
45:9 Haste ye, and return to my father, and say to him, Thus
 saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come
 down to me; delay not:
45:10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt
 be near to me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's
 children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou
 hast:
45:11 And there will I nourish thee, (for yet [there are] five
 years of famine,) lest thou, and thy household, and all that
 thou hast, should come to poverty.
45:12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother
 Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh to you.
45:13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and
 of all that ye have seen: and ye shall haste, and bring down my
 father hither.
45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept;
 and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
45:15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them:
 and after that his brethren talked with him.
45:16 And the fame of this was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying,
 Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and
 his servants.
45:17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, This do
 ye; load your beasts, and go, return to the land of Canaan;
45:18 And take your father, and your households, and come to me:
 and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall
 eat the fat of the land.
45:19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take for yourselves
 wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for
 your wives, and bring your father, and come.
45:20 Also regard not your furniture; for the good of all the
 land of Egypt [is] yours.
45:21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them
 wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them
 provision for the way.
45:22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment: but to
 Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces] of silver, and five
 changes of raiment.
45:23 And to his father he sent after this [manner]; ten asses
 laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden
 with corn and bread and meat, for his father by the way.
45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he
 said to them, See that ye contend not by the way.
45:25 And they went up from Egypt, and came into the land of
 Canaan, to Jacob their father,
45:26 And told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and he [is]
 governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted,
 for he believed them not.
45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had
 said to them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent
 to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
45:28 And Israel said, [It is] enough; Joseph my son [is] yet
 alive: I will go and see him before I die.
 
 

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