NASB — Genesis 45 — KJV

Joseph Deals Kindly with His Brothers

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 Iwas no man with him awhen Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 aHe Iwept so loudly that the Egyptians heard [it], and the household of Pharaoh heard [of it]. 3 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “aI am Joseph! bIs my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for cthey were dismayed at his presence.

[1] ILit stood aAc 7:13
[2] ILit gave forth his voice in weeping aGn 45:14, 15; 46:29
[3] aAc 7:13 bGn 43:27 cGn 37:20-28; 42:21, 22

4 ¶ Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come Icloser to me.” And they came Icloser. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you asold into Egypt. 5 Now do not be grieved or angry Iwith yourselves, because ayou sold me here, for bGod sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine [has been] in the land athese two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 aGod sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great Ideliverance. 8 Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a afather to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9 Hurry and go up to my father, and asay to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. 10 You shall Ilive in the land of aGoshen, 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. 11 There I will also aprovide 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.”’ 12 Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin [see], that it is my mouth which is speaking to 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 abring my father down here.” 14 Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and awept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. 15 He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

[4] ILit near aGn 37:28
[5] ILit in your eyes aGn 37:28 bGn 45:7, 8; 50:20; Ps 105:17
[6] aGn 37:2; 41:46, 53
[7] ILit escaped company aGn 45:5
[8] aJg 17:10
[9] aAc 7:14
[10] ILit dwell aGn 46:28, 34; 47:1
[11] aGn 47:12
[13] aAc 7:14
[14] aGn 45:2

16 ¶ Now when athe Inews was heard in Pharaoh’s house IIthat Joseph’s brothers had come, it IIIpleased Pharaoh and his servants. 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and Igo to the land of Canaan, 18 and take your father and your households and come to me, and aI will give you the Ibest of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.’ 19 Now you are ordered, ‘Do this: Itake awagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come. 20 Do not Iconcern yourselves with your goods, for the IIbest of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”

[16] ILit voice IILit saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come”; IIILit was good in the eyes of aAc 7:13
[17] ILit come, go
[18] ILit good aGn 27:28
[19] ILit take for yourselves aGn 45:21, 27; 46:5; Nu 7:3-8
[20] ILit let your eye look with regret upon your vessels IILit good

21 ¶ Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them awagons according to the Icommand of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey. 22 To Ieach of them he gave achanges of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces of] silver and bfive changes of garments. 23 To his father he sent Ias follows: ten donkeys loaded with the IIbest things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father IIIon the journey.

[21] ILit mouth aGn 45:19
[22] ILit all of them he gave each man a2K 5:5 bGn 43:34
[23] ILit like this IILit good IIILit for

24 ¶ So he sent his brothers away, and Ias they departed, he said to them, “Do not IIquarrel on the journey.” 25 Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob. 26 They told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” But Ihe was stunned, for ahe did not believe them. 27 When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the awagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28 Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”

[24] ILit they departed; and he said IILit be agitated
[26] ILit his heart grew numb aGn 37:31-35
[27] aGn 45:19


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Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren.

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 unto his brethren. 2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I [am] Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. 4 And Joseph said unto 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.

[1] Gn 43:30; 2S 1:20; Is 42:14; Jr 20:9; Mt 18:15; Ac 10:41; 1Co 13:5.
[2] Nu 14:1; Ru 1:9; 2K 20:3; Ac 20:37.
[3] Jb 4:5; 23:15; Zc 12:10; Mt 14:26, 27; Mk 6:50; Lk 5:8; 24:37; Ac 7:13; 9:5; Rv 1:7.
[4] Gn 37:28; 50:18; Mt 14:27; Ac 9:5.

He comforteth them in God's providence.

5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the land: and yet [there are] five years, in the which [there shall] neither [be] earing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 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.

[5] Gn 45:7; 47:25; 50:20; 1S 1:19; 2S 12:12; 16:10; 17:14; Jb 1:21; Ps 105:16; Is 40:1; Lk 23:34; Ac 2:23; 4:24; 7:9; 2Co 2:7, 11.
[6] Gn 41:29, 54, 56; 47:18, 23; Ex 34:21; Dt 21:4; 1S 8:12; Is 30:24.
[7] Jg 15:18; 1Ch 11:14; Ps 18:50; 44:4; Ac 7:35.
[8] Gn 41:39; 45:5; Jg 17:10; Jb 29:16; Ps 105:21; Jn 15:16; 19:11; Ro 9:16.

He sendeth for his father.

9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 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, come to poverty. 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh unto you. 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. 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

[9] Gn 45:13, 19, 26.
[10] Gn 46:29, 34; 47:1; Ex 8:22; 9:26; Jn 14:2; 17:24.
[11] Gn 47:6, 12; Mt 15:5; Mk 7:9; 1Ti 5:4.
[12] Gn 42:23; Lk 24:39; Jn 20:27.
[13] Jn 17:24; Ac 7:14; 1P 1:10; Rv 21:23.
[14] Gn 29:11; 33:4; 46:29; Ro 1:31.
[15] Gn 29:11, 13; 33:4; 45:2; Ex 4:27; Ru 1:9, 14; 1S 10:1; 20:41; 2S 14:33; Ps 77:4; Lk 15:20; Ac 20:37.

Pharaoh confirmeth it.

16 ¶ And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt [is] yours.

[16] Gn 16:6; 20:15; 34:18; 41:33; Dt 1:33; 2S 3:36; 2Ch 30:4; Es 1:21; 2:4; 5:14; Ac 6:5.
[17] Gn 42:25; 44:1.
[18] Gn 27:28; 47:6; Nu 18:12, 29; Dt 32:14; Ps 81:16; 147:14; Is 28:1, 4.
[19] Gn 31:17; 45:27; 46:5; Is 49:1, 23.
[20] Gn 20:15; 45:18; Ex 22:7; Dt 7:16; 19:13, 21; Jsh 7:11; 1S 10:22; 25:13; 30:24; Ezr 9:12; Is 1:19; 13:18; Ezk 7:4, 9; 9:5; 12:3; 20:17; Mt 24:17; Lk 17:31.

Joseph furnisheth them for their journey, and exhorteth them to concord.

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. 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. 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. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

[21] Gn 45:19, 27; 46:5; Ex 17:1; Nu 3:16; 7:3; 2Ch 8:13; 35:16; Ec 8:2; Lm 1:18; Ezk 23:24.
[22] Gn 43:34; Jg 14:12, 19; 2K 5:5, 22; Rv 6:11.
[23] Gn 24:10; 43:11; 45:17; Ex 16:3.
[24] Gn 37:22; 42:21; Ps 133:1; Jn 13:34; Ep 4:31; Php 2:2; Col 3:12; 1Th 5:13.

Jacob is revived with the news.

25 ¶ And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 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. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: 28 And Israel said, [It is] enough; Joseph my son [is] yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

[26] Gn 37:35; 42:36, 38; 44:28; 45:8; Jb 9:16; 29:24; Ps 105:21; 126:1; Jna 2:7; Lk 24:11, 34, 41.
[27] Jg 15:19; 1S 30:12; Ps 85:6; Is 57:15; Ho 6:2.
[28] Gn 46:30; Lk 2:28; Jn 16:21.


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