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 Genesis 45:1 - 15
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 45
45:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, "Have everyone leave my presence!" So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.
 
45:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it.
 
45:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still living?" But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.
 
45:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come close to me." When they had done so, he said, "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!
 
45:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
 
45:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping.
 
45:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. F211
 
45:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
 
45:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now hurry back to my father and say to him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don't delay.
 
45:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me - you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.
 
45:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.'
 
45:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you.
 
45:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly."
 
45:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.
 
45:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F211 Or save you as a great band of survivors

 
 

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