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Genesis 45:6-11 (New International Version)

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6 For two years now there has been famine1 in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant2 on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.a3 8 "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.6 9 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.8 10 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.10 11 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
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