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Genesis 45

MSG 1 Joseph couldn't hold himself in any longer, keeping up a front before all his attendants. He cried out, "Leave! Clear out - everyone leave!" So there was no one with Joseph when he identified himself to his brothers. NIV 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. MSG 2 But his sobbing was so violent that the Egyptians couldn't help but hear him. The news was soon reported to Pharaoh's palace. NIV 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it. MSG 3 Joseph spoke to his brothers: "I am Joseph. Is my father really still alive?" But his brothers couldn't say a word. They were speechless - they couldn't believe what they were hearing and seeing. NIV 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. MSG 4 "Come closer to me," Joseph said to his brothers. They came closer. "I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt. NIV 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! MSG 5 But don't feel badly, don't blame yourselves for selling me. God was behind it. God sent me here ahead of you to save lives. NIV 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. MSG 6 There has been a famine in the land now for two years; the famine will continue for five more years - neither plowing nor harvesting. NIV 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. MSG 7 God sent me on ahead to pave the way and make sure there was a remnant in the land, to save your lives in an amazing act of deliverance. NIV 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. MSG 8 So you see, it wasn't you who sent me here but God. He set me in place as a father to Pharaoh, put me in charge of his personal affairs, and made me ruler of all Egypt. NIV 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. MSG 9 "Hurry back to my father. Tell him, 'Your son Joseph says: I'm master of all of Egypt. Come as fast as you can and join me here. NIV 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. MSG 10 I'll give you a place to live in Goshen where you'll be close to me - you, your children, your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and anything else you can think of. NIV 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. MSG 11 I'll take care of you there completely. There are still five more years of famine ahead; I'll make sure all your needs are taken care of, you and everyone connected with you - you won't want for a thing.' NIV 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.' MSG 12 "Look at me. You can see for yourselves, and my brother Benjamin can see for himself, that it's me, my own mouth, telling you all this. NIV 12 "You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you. MSG 13 Tell my father all about the high position I hold in Egypt, tell him everything you've seen here, but don't take all day - hurry up and get my father down here." NIV 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." MSG 14 Then Joseph threw himself on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. NIV 14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. MSG 15 He then kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Only then were his brothers able to talk with him. NIV 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him. MSG 16 The story was reported in Pharaoh's palace: "Joseph's brothers have come." It was good news to Pharaoh and all who worked with him. NIV 16 When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased. MSG 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'This is the plan: Load up your pack animals; go to Canaan, NIV 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan, MSG 18 get your father and your families and bring them back here. I'll settle you on the best land in Egypt - you'll live off the fat of the land.' NIV 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.' MSG 19 "Also tell them this: 'Here's what I want you to do: Take wagons from Egypt to carry your little ones and your wives and load up your father and come back. NIV 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. MSG 20 Don't worry about having to leave things behind; the best in all of Egypt will be yours.'" NIV 20 Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.' " MSG 21 And they did just that, the sons of Israel. Joseph gave them the wagons that Pharaoh had promised and food for the trip. NIV 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. MSG 22 He outfitted all the brothers in brand-new clothes, but he gave Benjamin three hundred pieces of silver and several suits of clothes. NIV 22 To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes. MSG 23 He sent his father these gifts: ten donkeys loaded with Egypt's best products and another ten donkeys loaded with grain and bread, provisions for his father's journey back. NIV 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. MSG 24 Then he sent his brothers off. As they left he told them, "Take it easy on the journey; try to get along with each other." NIV 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!" MSG 25 They left Egypt and went back to their father Jacob in Canaan. NIV 25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. MSG 26 When they told him, "Joseph is still alive - and he's the ruler over the whole land of Egypt!" he went numb; he couldn't believe his ears. NIV 26 They told him, "Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt." Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them. MSG 27 But the more they talked, telling him everything that Joseph had told them and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him back, the blood started to flow again - their father Jacob's spirit revived. NIV 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. MSG 28 Israel said, "I've heard enough - my son Joseph is still alive. I've got to go and see him before I die." NIV 28 And Israel said, "I'm convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."