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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 45:16 - 28
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 45
45:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.
 
45:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan,
 
45:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.'
 
45:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"You are also directed to tell them, 'Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come.
 
45:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.'"
 
45:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.
 
45:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels F212 of silver and five sets of clothes.
 
45:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
 
45:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!"
 
45:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.
 
45:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They told him, "Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt." Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.
 
45:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
 
45:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Israel said, "I'm convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F212 That is, about 7 1/2 pounds (about 3.5 kilograms)

 
 

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