Genesis 45:14-15

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 over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.

Genesis 45:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
ESV
14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
NLT
14 Weeping with joy, he embraced Benjamin, and Benjamin did the same.
MSG
14 Then Joseph threw himself on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
CSB
14 Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.

Genesis 45:14-15 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 45

This chapter contains an account of Joseph's making himself known to his brethren, which was done when they were alone, Ge 45:1-4; when he encouraged them not to distress themselves on account of their selling him into Egypt, for God in his providence had sent him there for their good, Ge 45:5-8; and he ordered them to go forthwith to Canaan, and acquaint his father with all the honour and glory they saw him in, and to desire him to come thither to him, where he should be provided for during the five years of famine yet to come, in the best part of the land of Egypt, Ge 45:9-13; upon which he expressed the strongest affection to Benjamin, and to all his brethren, Ge 45:14,15; the fame of this was soon spread in the house of Pharaoh, which gave the king great pleasure, who immediately expressed his earnest desire that his father might come and settle in Egypt, and ordered provisions to be sent him, and carriages to bring him down, and all that belonged to him, Ge 45:16-20; and Joseph accordingly delivered to his brethren wagons and provisions for the way, and gave gifts to them, and sent a present to his father, and dismissed his brethren with an exhortation not to fall out by the way, Ge 45:21-24; and when they came to Canaan, they acquainted their father with all these things, who at first could not believe them; but when he saw the wagons, his spirit revived, and determined to go and see his son, Ge 45:25-28.

Genesis 45:14-15 In-Context

12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you.
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 threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.
15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.
16 When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.
17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan,

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Genesis 35:18
  • 2. S Genesis 29:13
  • 3. S Genesis 29:11; Luke 15:20
  • 4. S Genesis 29:11,13; S Genesis 46:4
  • 5. ver 3
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