Bible: Genesis 45:3-15

45:3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” His brothers could not answer him because they were dumbfounded before him. 45:4 Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me,” so they came near. Then he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 45:5 Now, do not be upset and do not be angry with yourselves because you sold me here, 1  for God sent me 2  ahead of you to preserve life! 45:6 For these past two years there has been famine in 3  the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 45:7 God sent me 4  ahead of you to preserve you 5  on the earth and to save your lives 6  by a great deliverance. 45:8 So now, it is not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me an adviser 7  to Pharaoh, lord over all his household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 45:9 Now go up to my father quickly 8  and tell him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay! 45:10 You will live 9  in the land of Goshen, and you will be near me – you, your children, your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and everything you have. 45:11 I will provide you with food 10  there because there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise you would become poor – you, your household, and everyone who belongs to you.”’ 45:12 You and my brother Benjamin can certainly see with your own eyes that I really am the one who speaks to you. 11  45:13 So tell 12  my father about all my honor in Egypt and about everything you have seen. But bring my father down here quickly! 13 

45:14 Then he threw himself on the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. 45:15 He kissed all his brothers and wept over them. After this his brothers talked with him.

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