And Joseph said to his brothers, 1"I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, 2whom you sold into Egypt.
And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, 3for God sent me before you to preserve life.
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are 4yet five years in which there will be neither 5plowing nor harvest.
And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.
So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and 6ruler over all the land of Egypt.
Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry.
107You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.
118There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.'
And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is 9my mouth that speaks to you.
You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and 10bring my father down here."