1611 King James Bible

Genesis 45

Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren.

Genesis 45:1 Then Ioseph could not refraine himselfe before all them that stood by him: and he cried, Cause euery man to goe out from me; and there stood no man with him, while Ioseph made himselfe knowen vnto his brethren. Genesis 45:2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians, and the house of Pharaoh heard. Genesis 45:3 And Ioseph said vnto his brethren, I [am] Ioseph; Doeth my father yet liue? and his brethren could not answere him: for they were troubled at his presence. Genesis 45:4 And Ioseph said vnto his brethren, Come neere to me, I pray you: and they came neere; and he said, I [am] Ioseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

He comforteth them in God's providence.

Genesis 45:5 Now therefore bee not grieued, nor angry with your selues, that yee sold me hither: for God did send me before you, to preserue life. Genesis 45:6 For these two yeeres hath the famine bene in the land: and yet there are fiue yeeres, in the which there shall neither be earing nor haruest. Genesis 45:7 And God sent me before you, to preserue you a posteritie in the earth, and to saue your liues by a great deliuerance. Genesis 45:8 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.

He sendeth for his father.

Genesis 45:9 Haste you, and goe vp to my father, and say vnto him, Thus saith thy sonne Ioseph; God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come downe vnto me, tary not. Genesis 45:10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be neere vnto me, thou, and thy children, and thy childrens children, and thy flockes, and thy heards, and all that thou hast. Genesis 45:11 And there wil I nourish thee, (for yet there are fiue yeeres of famine) lest thou and thy houshold, and all that thou hast, come to pouertie. Genesis 45:12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Beniamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh vnto you. Genesis 45:13 And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you haue seene, and ye shall haste, and bring downe my father hither. Genesis 45:14 And he fel vpon his brother Beniamins necke, and wept: and Beniamin wept vpon his necke. Genesis 45:15 Moreouer hee kissed all his brethren, and wept vpon them: and after that, his brethren talked with him.

Pharaoh confirmeth it.

Genesis 45:16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaohs house, saying, Iosephs brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his seruants. Genesis 45:17 And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, Say vnto thy brethren, This doe yee, lade your beasts and goe, get you vnto the land of Canaan. Genesis 45:18 And take your father, and your housholds, and come vnto mee: and I wil giue you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. Genesis 45:19 Now thou art commanded, this doe yee; Take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wiues, and bring your father, and come. Genesis 45:20 Also regard not your stuffe: for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

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

Genesis 45:21 And the children of Israel did so: and Ioseph gaue them wagons, according to the commandement of Pharaoh, and gaue them prouision for the way. Genesis 45:22 To all of them he gaue each man changes of raiment: but to Beniamin hee gaue three hundred [pieces] of siluer, and fiue changes of raiment. Genesis 45:23 And to his father hee sent after this maner: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten shee asses laden with corne, and bread and meat for his father by the way. Genesis 45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and hee said vnto them, See that yee fall not out by the way.

Jacob is revived with the news.

Genesis 45:25 And they went vp out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan vnto Iacob their father, Genesis 45:26 And told him, saying, Ioseph is yet aliue, and he is gouernour ouer all the land of Egypt. And Iacobs heart fainted, for he beleeued them not. Genesis 45:27 And they told him all the words of Ioseph, which hee had saide vnto them: and when hee saw the wagons which Ioseph had sent to carie him, the spirit of Iacob their father reuiued. Genesis 45:28 And Israel said, It is enough; Ioseph my sonne is yet aliue: I will goe and see him before I die.

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