Genesis 45 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me: and there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brethren. 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 aloud; and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it.
3 And Joseph said to his brethren, I [am] Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled 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 And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you: and they came near. And he said, I [am] Joseph your brother, whom ye 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 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 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 [hath] the famine [been] in the land: and yet [there are] five years, in which [there shall] neither [be] tillage nor 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, to preserve for you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 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 [it was] not you [that] sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout 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 Haste ye, and return to my father, and say to him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me; delay not: 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 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near to me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 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 there will I nourish thee, (for yet [there are] five years of famine,) lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, should come to poverty. 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 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh 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 ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: and ye shall haste, and bring down my father hither. 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 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, 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 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.
16 And the fame of this was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, 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 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, This do ye; load your beasts, and go, return 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 good of the land of Egypt, and ye 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 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take for yourselves wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for 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 Also regard not your furniture; for the good 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 children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. 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 all of them he gave each man changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces] of silver, and five changes of raiment. 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 after this [manner]; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and meat, for his father by the way. 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 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that ye contend not by the way. 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!"
25 And they went up from Egypt, and came into 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 told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and he [is] governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. 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 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, 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] yet 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."