1 Now Joseph could no longer con trol his feelings in the presence of all those standing by and he called out, Leave my presence, everyone! And only his brothers were with him when Joseph made himself known to them. 2 He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard and the news spread through Pha raohs house.
3 Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph. Is my father still alive? And his brothers could not answer because they were terrified at seeing him. 4 Joseph said, Come closer, and they drew nearer. I am Joseph your brother, yes, its me, the one you sold to the Egyptians. 5 Now dont grieve and reproach yourselves for selling me, because God has sent me before you to save your lives. 6 Its two years since famine has been in the land and there will be another five years without tilling and without harvest. 7 God has sent me ahead of you to make our race survive there and to save many of you. 8 So it was not you but God who sent me here, and made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of his household, and ruler also of all the land of Egypt. 9 Go back quickly to my father and say to him: Joseph your son sends you this message: God has made me lord of all Egypt
14 Joseph then threw his arms around Benjamin and wept. 15 Then weeping he kissed and embraced his brothers and they began to talk with him.
16 The news spread through Pharaohs house, Josephs brothers are here, and the news pleased both Pharaoh and his officials.
17 Pharaoh told Joseph, Let your brothers load their beasts, return to the land of Canaan 18 and bring their father and their families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will enjoy the fat of the land! 19 As for yourself give them this order: Take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives
21 The sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them wagons as Pharaoh had ordered, and provisions for the journey. 22 To each one he gave a festal garment but to Benjamin he gave three hundred silver coins and five festal gar ments. 23 To his father he sent ten asses loaded with all the best goods in Egypt and ten donkeys loaded with grain, bread and provisions for his father on the journey. 24 Then he sent his brothers away and as they left he said, Dont quarrel on the way.
25 They returned from Egypt and came back to Jacob their father in Canaan. 26 They told him, Joseph is alive and he is the ruler of all Egypt! Jacob was stunned for he could not believe them. 27 But they told him all that Joseph had said and showed him the wagons that Joseph sent to carry him. Then Jacobs spirit revived and he said, 28 Its enough, my son Joseph is alive