Genesis 45
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1Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried, "Have everyone go out from me." So there was no man with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.1Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me!” So none of them were with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.
2He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it.2But he wept so loudly that the Egyptians and Pharaoh’s household heard him.
3Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.3Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But they were unable to answer him, because they were terrified in his presence.
4Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.4Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near me.” And they did so. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt!
5"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.5And now, do not be distressed or angry with yourselves that you sold me into this place, because it was to save lives that God sent me before you.
6"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.6For the famine has covered the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.
7"God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.7God sent me before you to preserve you as a remnant on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8"Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.8Therefore it was not you who sent me here, but God, who has made me a father to Pharaoh—lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
9"Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, "God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay.9Now return quickly to my father and tell him, ’This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me without delay.
10"You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.10You shall settle in the land of Goshen and be near me—you and your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and everything you own.
11"There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."'11And there I will provide for you, because there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise, you and your household and everything you own will come to destitution.’
12"Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.12Behold! You and my brother Benjamin can see that I, Joseph, am the one speaking with you.
13"Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here."13Tell my father about all my splendor in Egypt and everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”
14Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.14Then Joseph threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept as they embraced.
15He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.15Joseph kissed each of his brothers as he wept over them. And afterward his brothers talked with him.
16Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.16When the news reached Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.
17Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Do this: load your beasts and go to the land of Canaan,17Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ’Do as follows: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan.
18and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.'18Then bring your father and your families and return to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat from the fat of the land.’
19"Now you are ordered, 'Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come.19You are also directed to tell them: ’Take wagons from the land of Egypt for your young children and your wives, and bring your father and come back.
20'Do not concern yourselves with your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.'"20But pay no regard to your belongings, for the best of all the land of Egypt will be yours.’”
21Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.21So the sons of Israel did as they were told. Joseph gave them wagons as Pharaoh had instructed, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.
22To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.22He gave new garments to each of them, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes.
23To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father on the journey.23And he sent to his father the following: ten donkeys loaded with the best of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provisions for his father’s journey.
24So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the journey."24Then Joseph sent his brothers on their way, and as they were leaving, he said to them, “Do not quarrel on the way!”
25Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.25So the brothers went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.
26They told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." But he was stunned, for he did not believe them.26“Joseph is still alive,” they said, “and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!” But Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them.
27When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.27However, when they relayed all that Joseph had told them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob was revived.
28Then Israel said, "It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."28“Enough!” declared Israel. “My son Joseph is still alive! I will go to see him before I die.”
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