Then Josephcould not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried, "Have everyonego out from me." So there awas noman with him 1when Josephmade himself known to his brothers.
22He bwept so loudly that the Egyptiansheard it, and the household of Pharaohheard of it.
Then Josephsaid to his brothers, "3I am Joseph ! 4Is my fatherstillalive ?" But his brotherscould not answer him, for 5they were dismayed at his presence.
Then Josephsaid to his brothers, "Pleasecomeccloser to me." And they camedcloser. And he said, "I am your brotherJoseph, whom you 6sold into Egypt.
5"Now do not be grieved or angryewith yourselves, because7you sold me here, for 8Godsent me before you to preservelife.
"For the famine has been in the land9these two years, and there are stillfiveyears in whichthere will be neitherplowingnorharvesting.
"10Godsent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a greatfdeliverance.
8"Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God ; and He has made me a 11father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
9"Hurry and go up to my father, and 12say to him, 'Thussays your sonJoseph, "God has made me lord of allEgypt ; comedown to me, do not delay.
"You shall glive in the land of 13Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children'schildren and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.
11"There I will also 14provide for you, for there are stillfiveyears of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished."'
12"Behold, your eyessee, and the eyes of my brotherBenjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.
"Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen ; and you must hurry and 15bring my fatherdownhere."
Then he fell on his brotherBenjamin'sneck and 16wept, and Benjaminwept on his neck.
He kissedall his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brotherstalked with him.
Now when 17the hnews was heard in Pharaoh'shouseithat Joseph'sbrothers had come, it jpleasedPharaoh and his servants.
Then Pharaohsaid to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Dothis : load your beasts and kgo to the land of Canaan,
and take your father and your households and come to me, and 18I will give you the lbest of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.'
"Now you are ordered, 'Dothis : mtake19wagons from the land of Egypt for your littleones and for your wives, and bring your father and come.
'Do not nconcernyourselves with your goods, for the obest of all the land of Egypt is yours.' "
Then the sons of Israeldidso ; and Josephgave them 20wagonsaccording to the pcommand of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.
To qeach of them he gave21changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gavethreehundred pieces of silver and 22fivechanges of garments.
To his father he sentras follows : tendonkeysloaded with the sbestthings of Egypt, and tenfemaledonkeysloaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his fatherton the journey.
So he sent his brothersaway, and uas they departed, he said to them, "Do not vquarrel on the journey."
Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their fatherJacob.
They told him, saying, "Joseph is stillalive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." But whe was stunned, for 23he did not believe them.
When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the 24wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their fatherJacobrevived.
Then Israelsaid, "It is enough ; my sonJoseph is stillalive. I will go and see him before I die."