New International Version
When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.
King James Bible
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
Darby Bible Translation
And the report was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come. And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen.
World English Bible
The report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
Young's Literal Translation
And the sound hath been heard in the house of Pharaoh, saying, 'Come have the brethren of Joseph;' and it is good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck - Among the Asiatics kissing the beard, the neck, and the shoulders, is in use to the present day; and probably falling on the neck signifies no more than kissing the neck or shoulders, with the arms around.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
it pleased Pharaoh well. Heb. was good in the eyes of Pharaoh.
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On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family.
And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan,
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