1 And Joseph could no longer refrain before all them that stood about him, but commanded that they should go all out from him, and that there should be no man with him, while he uttered himself unto his brethren. 2 And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it. 3 And he said unto his brethren, "I am Joseph: doth my father yet live?" But his brethren could not answer him, for they were abashed at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, "Come near to me." And they came near. And he said, "I am Joseph your brother whom ye sold into Egypt. 5 And now be not grieved therewith, neither let it seem a cruel thing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither. For God did send me before you to save life. 6 For this is the second year of dearth in the land, and five more are behind in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. 7 Wherefore God sent me before you to make provision, that ye might continue in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not ye that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me father unto Pharaoh and lord over all his house, and ruler in all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste you and go to my father and tell him, 'This sayeth thy son Joseph: God hath made me lord over all Egypt. Come down unto me and tarry not. 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen and be by me: both thou and thy children, and thy children's children: and thy sheep, and beasts and all that thou hast. 11 There will I make provision for thee: for there remain yet five years of dearth, lest thou and thy household and all that thou hast perish.' 12 Behold, your eyes do see, and the eyes also of my brother Benjamin, that I speak to you by mouth. 13 Therefore, tell my father of all my honour which I have in Egypt and of all that ye have seen, and make haste and bring in father hither."
14 And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. 15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren and wept upon them. And after that, his brethren talked with him.
16 And when the tidings was come unto Pharaoh's house that Joseph's brethren were come, it pleased Pharaoh well and all his servants. 17 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, "Say unto thy brethren, 'This do ye: lade your beasts and get you hence. And when ye be come unto the land of Canaan, 18 take your father and your households and come unto me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.'" 19 And commanded also, "This do ye: take chariots with you out of the land of Egypt, for your children and for your wives: and bring your father and come. 20 Also, regard not your stuff, for the goods of all the land of Egypt shall be yours."
21 And the children of Israel did even so. And Joseph gave them chariots at the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them victuals also to spend by the way. 22 And he gave unto each of them change of raiment: but unto Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of raiment. 23 And unto his father he sent, after the same manner, ten he asses laden with goods out of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn, bread and meat: to serve his father by the way. 24 So sent he his brethren away, and they departed. And he said unto them, "See that ye fall not out by the way."
25 And they departed from Egypt and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, and told him, saying, 26 "Joseph is yet alive and is governor over all the land of Egypt." And Jacob's heart wavered, for he believed them not. 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph which he had said unto them. But when he saw the chariots which Joseph had sent to carry him, then his spirits revived.
28 And Israel said, "I have enough, if Joseph my son be yet alive: I will go and see him, yer that I die."