|Gen 45:1 Then 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.
|Gen 45:2 He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it.
|Gen 45:3 Then 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.
|Gen 45:4 ¶ Then 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.
|Gen 45:5 "Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
|Gen 45:6 "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.
|Gen 45:7 "God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
|Gen 45:8 "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.
|Gen 45:9 "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.
|Gen 45:10 "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.
|Gen 45:11 "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."'
|Gen 45:12 "Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.
|Gen 45:13 "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."
|Gen 45:14 Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
|Gen 45:15 He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.
|Gen 45:16 ¶ Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants.
|Gen 45:17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Do this: load your beasts and go to the land of Canaan,
|Gen 45:18 and 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.'
|Gen 45:19 "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.
|Gen 45:20 'Do not concern yourselves with your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.'"
|Gen 45:21 ¶ Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.
|Gen 45:22 To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.
|Gen 45:23 To 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.
|Gen 45:24 ¶ So he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the journey."
|Gen 45:25 Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.
|Gen 45:26 They 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.
|Gen 45:27 When 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.
|Gen 45:28 Then Israel said, "It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."