For two years now there has been famine1 in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping.
But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant2 on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.a38
"So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.4 He made me father5 to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.69
Now hurry7 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.810
You shall live in the region of Goshen9 and be near me--you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.1011
I will provide for you there,11 because five years of famine12 are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.'13