And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him, for they were terrified at his presence.
Then Joseph said unto his brethren, Now come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves that ye sold me here, for God sent me before you for life.
For these two years the famine has been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.
And God sent me before you that you might remain in the earth and that you might be given life by great liberty.
So now it was not you that sent me here, but God; and he has made me as a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his house and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Make haste and go up to my father and say unto him: Thus saith thy son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down unto me, tarry not.
And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou and thy sons and thy sons’ sons and thy herds and thy cows and all that thou hast.
And there I will nourish thee, for yet there are five years of famine, lest thou and thy household and all that thou hast perish of poverty.
And, behold, your eyes see and the eyes of my brother Benjamin that it is my mouth that speaks unto you.
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 here.