Joseph could not control himself in front of his servants any longer, so he cried out, "Have everyone leave me." When only the brothers were left with Joseph, he told them who he was.
Joseph cried so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and the people in the king's palace heard about it.
He said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?" But the brothers could not answer him, because they were very afraid of him.
So Joseph said to them, "Come close to me." When the brothers came close to him, he said to them, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold as a slave to go to Egypt.
Now don't be worried or angry with yourselves because you sold me here. God sent me here ahead of you to save people's lives.
No food has grown on the land for two years now, and there will be five more years without planting or harvest.