Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren.
Genesis 45:1 And Joseph could not restrain himself, before all who were stationed near him, so he cried outHave forth every man from me! And there stood no man with him, when Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. Genesis 45:2 Then gave he forth his voice, in weeping,and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard. Genesis 45:3 Then said Joseph unto his brethren: I, am Joseph, is my father, yet, alive? But his brethren could not answer him, for they were terrified because of him. Genesis 45:4 Then said Joseph unto his brethrenDraw near, I pray you, unto me. And they drew near. And he saidI, am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
He comforteth them in God's providence.
Genesis 45:5 But, now, do not grieve, neither let it be vexing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither,for, to save life, did God send me before you. Genesis 45:6 For, these two years, hath the famine been in the midst of the land,and, yet five years, are there, in which there shall be neither ploughing, nor harvest. Genesis 45:7 So then God sent, me before you, to plant for you a remainder, in the earth,and to save you alive, by a great deliverance. Genesis 45:8 Now, therefore, it was not, ye, who sent me hither, but, God, himself,who also appointed me to be a father to Pharaoh, and a lord to all his house, and a ruler, over all the land of Egypt.
He sendeth for his father.
Genesis 45:9 Haste ye, and go up unto my father, then shall ye say unto himThus, saith thy son Joseph, God hath appointed me lord to all Egypt,come down unto me, do not delay; Genesis 45:10 so shalt thou dwell in the land of Goshen, and shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy sons, and thy sons' sons,and thy flocks and thy herds, and all that is thine; Genesis 45:11 so will I sustain thee, there, for there are yet five years, of famine,lest thou come to povertythou, and thy house, and all who are thine. Genesis 45:12 Now lo! your own eyes, do see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,that it is, my own mouth, that doth speak unto you. Genesis 45:13 As soon as ye have told my father all my honour in Egypt, and all that ye have seen, so soon shall ye hasten, and bring down my father, hither. Genesis 45:14 Then fell he upon the neck of Benjamin his brother, and wept,and, Benjamin, wept on his, neck. Genesis 45:15 Then kissed he all his brethren, and wept upon them,and, thereafter, his brethren spake with him.
Pharaoh confirmeth it.
Genesis 45:16 Now, the report, was heard by the house of Pharaoh, saying, The brethren of Joseph have come in. And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. Genesis 45:17 So then Pharaoh said unto JosephSay unto thy brethren, This, do,lade your asses, and go, enter into the land of Canaan; Genesis 45:18 and fetch your father and your households, and come in unto me,that I may give you the best of the land of Egypt, and eat ye the fat of the land. Genesis 45:19 Thou, therefore, command them, This, do ye,Take you, out of the land of Egypt, waggons for your little ones, and for your wives, so shall ye bring your father, and come in. Genesis 45:20 Your eye, moreover, let it not look with pity upon your goods,for, the best of all the land of Egypt, is, yours.
Joseph furnisheth them for their journey, and exhorteth them to concord.
Genesis 45:21 And the sons of Israel did so, and Joseph gave them waggons, at the bidding of Pharaoh,and gave them provisions for the way: Genesis 45:22 to all of them, gave he, to each man, changes of raiment,but, to Benjamin, he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. Genesis 45:23 Moreover, to his father, sent he as followethten he-asses, laden from the best of Egypt,and ten she-asses, laden with corn and bread and nourishing food for his father, for the way. Genesis 45:24 Thus sent he forth his brethren, and they departed,and he said unto them, Do not fall out, by the way.
Jacob is revived with the news.
Genesis 45:25 And they went up out of Egypt,and came into the land of Canaan, unto Jacob their father. Genesis 45:26 And they told him, sayingJoseph, is, yet alive, yea, indeed, he, is ruler in all the land of Egypt. And his heart became faint, for he believed them not. Genesis 45:27 So they spake unto him all the words of Joseph, which he had spoken unto, them, then saw he the waggons, which Joseph had sent to carry him,and the spirit of Jacob their father revived. Genesis 45:28 And Israel said, Enough! Joseph my son is, yet, alive. I must go and see him before I die!