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Book of Genesis  Chapter 45

GENESIS 45:1  Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by  him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man  with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

GENESIS 45:2  And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.

GENESIS 45:3  And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet  live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his  presence.

GENESIS 45:4  And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And  they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into  Egypt.

GENESIS 45:5  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold  me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

GENESIS 45:6  For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there  are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

GENESIS 45:7  And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the  earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

GENESIS 45:8  So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made  me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all  the land of Egypt.

GENESIS 45:9  Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy  son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:

GENESIS 45:10  And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near  unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks,  and thy herds, and all that thou hast:

GENESIS 45:11  And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of  famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to  poverty.

GENESIS 45:12  And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,  that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

GENESIS 45:13  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 hither.

GENESIS 45:14  And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin  wept upon his neck.

GENESIS 45:15  Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after  that his brethren talked with him.

GENESIS 45:16  And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's  brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

GENESIS 45:17  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye;  lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;

GENESIS 45:18  And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I  will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the  land.

GENESIS 45:19  Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land  of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and  come.

GENESIS 45:20  Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is  your's.

GENESIS 45:21  And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,  according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

GENESIS 45:22  To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin  he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.

GENESIS 45:23  And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with  the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and  meat for his father by the way.

GENESIS 45:24  So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto  them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

GENESIS 45:25  And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto  Jacob their father,

GENESIS 45:26  And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over  all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

GENESIS 45:27  And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto  them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the  spirit of Jacob their father revived:

GENESIS 45:28  And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go  and see him before I die.

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