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°.
 ILit stood aAc 7:13
 ILit gave forth his voice in weeping aGn 45:14, 15; 46:29
 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.
 ILit near aGn 37:28
 ILit in your eyes aGn 37:28 bGn 45:7, 8; 50:20; Ps 105:17
 aGn 37:2; 41:46, 53
 ILit escaped company aGn 45:5
 aJg 17:10
 aAc 7:14
 ILit dwell aGn 46:28, 34; 47:1
 aGn 47:12
 aAc 7:14
 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.’”
 ILit voice IILit saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come”; IIILit was good in the eyes of aAc 7:13
 ILit come, go
 ILit good aGn 27:28
 ILit take for yourselves aGn 45:21, 27; 46:5; Nu 7:3-8
 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°.
 ILit mouth aGn 45:19
 ILit all of them he gave each man a2K 5:5 bGn 43:34
 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°.”
 ILit they departed; and he said IILit be agitated
 ILit his heart grew numb aGn 37:31-35
 aGn 45:19
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Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren.
1 ¶ Then Josephº couldºª not² refrain¹ª himself² before all² them that stoodºª by² him; and he cried,ºª Cause¹ª every² manº to go outºª from²² me. And there stoodºª no² manº with² him, while Josephº made himself knownºª unto² his brethren.º 2 And he wept¹¹ aloud:ºª²²² and the Egyptiansº and the houseº of Pharaohº heard.ºª 3 And Josephº saidºª unto² his brethren,º I² [am] Joseph;º doth my fatherº yet² live?º And his brethrenº couldºª not² answerºª him; for² they were troubledºª at his presence.º² 4 And Josephº saidºª unto² his brethren,º Come nearºª to² me, I pray you.² And they came near.ºª And he said,ºª I² [am] Josephº your brother,º whom² ye soldºª into Egypt.º
 Gn 43:30; 2S 1:20; Is 42:14; Jr 20:9; Mt 18:15; Ac 10:41; 1Co 13:5.
 Nu 14:1; Ru 1:9; 2K 20:3; Ac 20:37.
 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.
 Gn 37:28; 50:18; Mt 14:27; Ac 9:5.
He comforteth them in God's providence.
5 Now² therefore be not² grieved,ºª nor² angryºª with yourselves,º that² ye soldºª me hither:² for² Godº did sendºª me before² you¹ to preserve life.º 6 For² these² two yearsº [hath] the famineº [been] inº the land:º and yet² [there are] fiveº years,º in the which² [there shall] neitherº [be] earingº nor harvest.º 7 And Godº sentºª me before² you¹ to preserveºª you a posterityº in the earth,º and to save your livesºª by a greatº deliverance.º 8 So now² [it was] not² you² [that] sentºª me hither,² but² God:º and he hath madeºª me a fatherº to Pharaoh,º and lordº of all² his house,º and a rulerºª throughout all² the landº of Egypt.º
 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.
 Gn 41:29, 54, 56; 47:18, 23; Ex 34:21; Dt 21:4; 1S 8:12; Is 30:24.
 Jg 15:18; 1Ch 11:14; Ps 18:50; 44:4; Ac 7:35.
 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 Hasteºª ye, and go upºª to² my father,º and sayºª unto² him, Thus² saithºª thy sonº Joseph,º Godº hath madeºª me lordº of all² Egypt:º come downºª unto² me, tarryºª not:² 10 And thou shalt dwellºª in the landº of Goshen,º and thou shalt be² nearº unto² me, thou,² and thy children,º and thy children'sº children,º and thy flocks,º and thy herds,º and all² that² thou hast: 11 And there² will I nourishºª thee; for² yet² [there are] fiveº yearsº of famine;º lest² thou,² and thy household,º and all² that² thou hast, come to poverty.ºª 12 And, behold,² your eyesº see,ºª and the eyesº of my brotherº Benjamin,º that² [it is] my mouthº that speakethºª unto² you. 13 And ye shall tellºª my fatherº of² all² my gloryº in Egypt,º and of all² that² ye have seen;ºª and ye shall hasteºª and bring downºª² my fatherº hither.² 14 And he fellºª upon² his brotherº Benjamin'sº neck,º and wept;ºª and Benjaminº weptºª upon² his neck.º 15 Moreover he kissedºª all² his brethren,º and weptºª upon² them: and afterº that² his brethrenº talkedºª with² him.
 Gn 45:13, 19, 26.
 Gn 46:29, 34; 47:1; Ex 8:22; 9:26; Jn 14:2; 17:24.
 Gn 47:6, 12; Mt 15:5; Mk 7:9; 1Ti 5:4.
 Gn 42:23; Lk 24:39; Jn 20:27.
 Jn 17:24; Ac 7:14; 1P 1:10; Rv 21:23.
 Gn 29:11; 33:4; 46:29; Ro 1:31.
 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 fameº thereof was heardºª in Pharaoh'sº house,º saying,ºª Joseph'sº brethrenº are come:ºª and it pleased¹¹ª Pharaoh¹ well,ººª² and¹ his servants.º 17 And Pharaohº saidºª unto² Joseph,º Sayºª unto² thy brethren,º This² doºª ye; ladeºª² your beasts,º and go,¹ª² getºª you unto the landº of Canaan;º 18 And takeºª² your fatherº and your households,º and comeºª unto² me: and I will giveºª you² the goodº of the landº of Egypt,º and ye shall eatºª² the fatº of the land.º 19 Now thou² art commanded,ºª this² doºª ye; takeºª you wagonsº out of the landº² of Egyptº for your little ones,º and for your wives,º and bringºª² your father,º and come.ºª 20 Also¹ regardºª² not² your stuff;º for² the goodº of all² the landº of Egyptº [is] yours.
 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.
 Gn 42:25; 44:1.
 Gn 27:28; 47:6; Nu 18:12, 29; Dt 32:14; Ps 81:16; 147:14; Is 28:1, 4.
 Gn 31:17; 45:27; 46:5; Is 49:1, 23.
 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 childrenº of Israelº didºª so:² and Josephº gaveºª them wagons,º according to² the commandmentº of Pharaoh,º and gaveºª them provisionº for the way.º 22 To all² of them he gaveºª each manº changesº of raiment;º but to Benjaminº he gaveºª threeº hundredº [pieces] of silver,º and fiveº changesº of raiment.º 23 And to his fatherº he sentºª after thisº [manner]; tenº assesº ladenºª with the good thingsº² of Egypt,º and tenº she assesº ladenºª with cornº and breadº and meatº for his fatherº by the way.º 24 So he sentºª² his brethrenº away,¹ª and they departed:¹ª² and he saidºª unto² them, See that ye fall not outºª² by the way.º
 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.
 Gn 43:34; Jg 14:12, 19; 2K 5:5, 22; Rv 6:11.
 Gn 24:10; 43:11; 45:17; Ex 16:3.
 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 upºª out of Egypt,º² and cameºª into the landº of Canaanº unto² Jacobº their father,º 26 And toldºª him, saying,ºª Josephº [is] yet² alive,º and he² [is] governorºª over all² the landº of Egypt.º And Jacob's heartº fainted,ºª for² he believedºª them not.² 27 And they toldºª² him² all² the wordsº of Joseph,º which² he had saidºª unto² them: and when he sawºª² the wagonsº which² Josephº had sentºª to carryºª him, the spiritº of Jacobº their fatherº revived:ºª 28 And Israelº said,ºª [It is] enough;º Josephº my sonº [is] yet² alive:º I will go¹ª² and see² him¹ª before² I die.ºª
 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.
 Jg 15:19; 1S 30:12; Ps 85:6; Is 57:15; Ho 6:2.
 Gn 46:30; Lk 2:28; Jn 16:21.
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