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Genesis 45 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:1 - Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:2 - And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 - And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 - “But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:6 - “For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:7 - “And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:8 - “So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:9 - “Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph: “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not tarry.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:10 - “You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:11 - “There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine.” ’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:12 - “And behold, your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my mouth that speaks to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - “So you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you shall hurry and bring my father down here.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:14 - Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and after that his brothers talked with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:16 - Now the report of it was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come.” So it pleased Pharaoh and his servants well.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:17 - And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and depart; go to the land of Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:18 - ‘Bring your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:19 - ‘Now you are commanded—do this: Take carts out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and your wives; bring your father and come.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:20 - ‘Also do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:21 - Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them carts, according to the command of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And he sent to his father these things: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and food for his father for the journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:24 - So he sent his brothers away, and they departed; and he said to them, “See that you do not become troubled along the way.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:25 - Then they went up out of Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:26 - And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.” And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:27 - But when they told him all the words which Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:28 - Then Israel said, “It is enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”

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