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.