Let them get their father and their families and come back here. I will give them the best land in Egypt, and they will have more than enough to live on.
Tell them also to take wagons with them from Egypt for their wives and small children and to bring their father with them.
They are not to worry about leaving their possessions behind; the best in the whole land of Egypt will be theirs."
Jacob's sons did as they were told. Joseph gave them wagons, as the king had ordered, and food for the trip.
He also gave each of them a change of clothes, but he gave Benjamin three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.
He sent his father ten donkeys loaded with the best Egyptian goods and ten donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and other food for the trip.
He sent his brothers off and as they left, he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way."
They left Egypt and went back home to their father Jacob in Canaan.
"Joseph is still alive!" they told him. "He is the ruler of all Egypt!" Jacob was stunned and could not believe them.
But when they told him all that Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to take him to Egypt, he recovered from the shock.
"My son Joseph is still alive!" he said. "This is all I could ask for! I must go and see him before I die."