And after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers and all who went up with him to bury his father.
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him."
So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, "Before your father died he commanded, saying,
'Thus you shall say to Joseph: "I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you." ' Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."
Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?