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Genesis 45 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Joseph was not able to control himself before all who were standing by him. And he cried out, "Make every man go out from me!" So no one stood with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 1 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, "Have everyone leave my presence!" So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.
2 And {he wept loudly}, so that the Egyptians heard [it] and the household of Pharaoh heard [it]. 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it.
3 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I [am] Joseph! Is my father still alive?" And his brothers were unable to answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. 3 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still living?" But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.
4 So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they drew near. And he said, "I [am] Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come close to me." When they had done so, he said, "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!
5 So now, do not be distressed and do not be angry {with yourselves} that you sold me here, for God sent me as deliverance before you. 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
6 For these two years the famine [has been] in the midst of the land, but [there will be] five more years where there is no plowing or harvest. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping.
7 And God sent me before you [all] to preserve for you a remnant in the land and to keep alive among you many survivors. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now, you yourselves did not send me here, but God put me here as father to Pharaoh and as master of all his household, and a ruler over all the land of Egypt. 8 "So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
9 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 and do not delay. 9 Now hurry back to my father and say to him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don't delay.
10 You shall settle in the land of Goshen so that you will be near me, you and your children and your grandchildren, and your flocks and your herds and all that you have. 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me--you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.
11 And I will provide for you there, because [there are] still five years of famine--lest you and your household and all that you have become destitute.' 11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.'
12 Now behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that {it is I} who am speaking to you. 12 "You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you.
13 And you must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt and all that you have seen. Now hurry and bring my father here." 13 Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly."
14 Then he fell upon the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.
15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. And afterward his brothers spoke with him. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.
16 Then the report was heard [in] the house of Pharaoh, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." And it pleased Pharaoh and his servants. 16 When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.
17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers: 'Do this--load your donkeys and go back to the land of Canaan, 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan,
18 and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.' 18 and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.'
19 And you [Joseph], are commanded [to say] this: 'Do this! Take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and your wives, and bring your father and come! 19 "You are also directed to tell them, 'Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come.
20 {Do not worry} about your possessions, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.'" 20 Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.' "
21 And the sons of Israel did so. And Joseph gave them wagons at the word of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey. 21 So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.
22 To each and to all of them he gave sets of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five sets of clothing. 22 To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes.
23 And to his father he sent {as follows}: ten donkeys carrying the best of Egypt, and ten donkeys carrying grain and food and provisions for his father for the journey. 23 And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
24 Then he sent his brothers away, and when they departed he said to them, "Do not be agitated on the journey." 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!"
25 So they went up from Egypt and came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father. 25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.
26 And they spoke to him, saying, "Joseph [is] still alive, and he [is] ruler over all the land of Egypt." And his heart {went numb}, because he did not believe him. 26 They told him, "Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt." Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.
27 Then they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them. And when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, then the spirit of Jacob their father revived. 27 But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
28 And Israel said, "[It is] enough. Joseph my son [is] still alive. I will go and see him before I die." 28 And Israel said, "I'm convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."