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Genesis 45

NLT 1 Joseph could stand it no longer. "Out, all of you!" he cried out to his attendants. He wanted to be alone with his brothers when he told them who he was. 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. NLT 2 Then he broke down and wept aloud. His sobs could be heard throughout the palace, and the news was quickly carried to Pharaoh's palace. NIV 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh's household heard about it. NLT 3 "I am Joseph!" he said to his brothers. "Is my father still alive?" But his brothers were speechless! They were stunned to realize that Joseph was standing there in front of them. 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. NLT 4 "Come over here," he said. So they came closer. And he said again, "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! NLT 5 But don't be angry with yourselves that you did this to me, for God did it. He sent me here ahead of you to preserve your 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. NLT 6 These two years of famine will grow to seven, during which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 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. NLT 7 God has sent me here to keep you and your families alive so that you will become a great nation. 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. NLT 8 Yes, it was God who sent me here, not you! And he has made me a counselor to Pharaoh -- manager of his entire household and ruler over 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. NLT 9 "Hurry, return to my father and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me master over all the land of Egypt. Come down to me right away! 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. NLT 10 You will live in the land of Goshen so you can be near me with all your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all that you have. 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. NLT 11 I will take care of you there, for there are still five years of famine ahead of us. Otherwise you and your household will come to utter poverty.'" 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.' NLT 12 Then Joseph said, "You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that I really am Joseph! NIV 12 "You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you. NLT 13 Tell my father how I am honored here in Egypt. Tell him about everything you have seen, and bring him to me quickly." 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." NLT 14 Weeping with joy, he embraced Benjamin, and Benjamin also began to weep. NIV 14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. NLT 15 Then Joseph kissed each of his brothers and wept over them, and then they began talking freely with him. NIV 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him. NLT 16 The news soon reached Pharaoh: "Joseph's brothers have come!" Pharaoh was very happy to hear this and so were his officials. NIV 16 When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased. NLT 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers to load their pack animals and return quickly to their homes in Canaan. NIV 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan, NLT 18 Tell them to bring your father and all of their families, and to come here to Egypt to live. Tell them, 'Pharaoh will assign to you the very best territory in the land of Egypt. You will 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.' NLT 19 And tell your brothers to take wagons from Egypt to carry their wives and little ones and to bring your father here. 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. NLT 20 Don't worry about your belongings, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours." NIV 20 Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.' " NLT 21 So the sons of Jacob did as they were told. Joseph gave them wagons, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he supplied them with provisions for the journey. 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. NLT 22 And he gave each of them new clothes -- but to Benjamin he gave five changes of clothes and three hundred pieces of silver! 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. NLT 23 He sent his father ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten donkeys loaded with grain and all kinds of other food to be eaten on his journey. 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. NLT 24 So he sent his brothers off, and as they left, he called after them, "Don't quarrel along the way!" NIV 24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!" NLT 25 And they left Egypt and returned to their father, Jacob, in the land of Canaan. NIV 25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. NLT 26 "Joseph is still alive!" they told him. "And he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!" Jacob was stunned at the news -- he couldn't believe it. 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. NLT 27 But when they had given him Joseph's messages, and when he saw the wagons loaded with the food sent by Joseph, his 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. NLT 28 Then Jacob said, "It must be true! My son Joseph is alive! I will 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."