Joseph Reveals His Identity

1 And Joseph hath not been able to refrain himself before all those standing by him, and he calleth, 'Put out every man from me;' and no man hath stood with him when Joseph maketh himself known unto his brethren,

1 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried, “Have everyone go out from me.” So there (a)was no man with him (A)when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

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.

1 Joseph could no longer keep his composure in front of all his attendants,(a) so he called out, “Send everyone away from me!” No one was with him when he revealed his identity to his brothers.(A)

1 At this point, Joseph could not control his emotions any longer, so he cried out to everyone who was standing nearby, "Everybody! Leave me!" As a result, none of his staff was anywhere near him when he revealed himself to his brothers.

2 and he giveth forth his voice in weeping, and the Egyptians hear, and the house of Pharaoh heareth.

2 (B)He (b)wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it.

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

2 But he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and also Pharaoh’s household heard it.

2 He cried so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, including Pharaoh's household.

3 And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'I am Joseph, is my father yet alive?' and his brethren have not been able to answer him, for they have been troubled at his presence.

3 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “(C)I am Joseph! (D)Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for (E)they were dismayed at his presence.

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.

3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But they could not answer him because they were terrified in his presence.

3 Joseph blurted out, "I'm Joseph! Is my father really alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, because they had become terrified to be in his presence.

4 And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'Come nigh unto me, I pray you,' and they come nigh; and he saith, 'I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt;

4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come (c)closer to me.” And they came (d)closer. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you (F)sold into Egypt.

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.

4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please, come near me,” and they came near. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt.(B)

4 Joseph implored his brothers, "Please come close to me." So they did.

5 and now, be not grieved, nor let it be displeasing in your eyes that ye sold me hither, for to preserve life hath God sent me before you.

5 Now do not be grieved or angry (e)with yourselves, because (G)you sold me here, for (H)God sent me before you to preserve life.

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.

5 And now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.(C)

5 "I'm your brother Joseph, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt!" he told them. "But don't be distressed or angry at yourselves because you sold me here, because God sent me ahead of you all in order to deliver us.

6 Because these two years the famine is in the heart of the land, and yet are five years, in which there is neither ploughing nor harvest;

6 For the famine has been in the land (I)these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

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.

6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.

6 That's because this famine has been going on for two years now in this region, and there are still five years left, during which there won't be any plowing or harvesting.

7 and God sendeth me before you, to place of you a remnant in the land, and to give life to you by a great escape;

7 (J)God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great (f)deliverance.

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

7 God sent me ahead of you to establish you as a remnant within the land and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.(b)

7 God sent me ahead of you to keep you alive on the earth, and to save you all in a magnificent way.

8 and now, ye -- ye have not sent me hither, but God, and He doth set me for a father to Pharaoh, and for lord to all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

8 Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a (K)father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

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.

8 Therefore it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

8 As a result, it wasn't you who sent me here, but God himself! He established me as a father-figure to Pharaoh himself! I'm in charge of his entire palace and ruler over the entire land of Egypt.

9 'Haste, and go up unto my father, then ye have said to him, Thus said Joseph thy son, God hath set me for lord to all Egypt; come down unto me, stay not,

9 Hurry and go up to my father, and (L)say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay.

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:

9 “Return quickly to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me without delay.

9 So hurry up, go back to my father, and tell him that his son Joseph tells him, "God has made me master of all of Egypt. Hurry up! Come live with me!'

10 and thou hast dwelt in the land of Goshen, and been near unto me, thou and thy sons, and thy son's sons, and thy flock, and thy herd, and all that thou hast,

10 You shall (g)live in the land of (M)Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.

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:

10 You can settle in the land of Goshen(D) and be near me—you, your children, and grandchildren, your sheep, cattle, and all you have.

10 You are to live in the land of Goshen, near where I am you, your children, your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and everything that you own.

11 and I have nourished thee there -- for yet are five years of famine -- lest thou become poor, thou and thy household, and all that thou hast.

11 There I will also (N)provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.”’

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.

11 There I will sustain you, for there will be five more years of famine. Otherwise, you, your household, and everything you have will become destitute.”’(E)

11 I'll provide for you there, since there are still five years of famine left to go, and you, your households, and everything you own would have otherwise become impoverished.

12 And lo, your eyes are seeing, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth which is speaking unto you;

12 Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.

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

12 Look! Your eyes and my brother Benjamin’s eyes can see that it is I , Joseph, who am(c) speaking to you.

12 "Look, now! All of you can see me! And my own brother Benjamin can tell that it's really me speaking to you!

13 and ye have declared to my father all my honour in Egypt, and all that ye have seen, and ye have hasted, and have brought down my father hither.'

13 Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and (O)bring my father down here.”

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.

13 Tell my father about all my glory in Egypt and about all you have seen. And bring my father here quickly.”(F)

13 So go tell my father about all of my splendor in Egypt. Tell him about everything that you've seen. Be quick about it, and bring my father down here!"

14 And he falleth on the neck of Benjamin his brother, and weepeth, and Benjamin hath wept on his neck;

14 Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and (P)wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

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

14 Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.

14 Then he threw his arms around Benjamin and wept as they embraced.

15 and he kisseth all his brethren, and weepeth over them; and afterwards have his brethren spoken with him.

15 He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.

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

15 Joseph kissed each of his brothers as he wept,(d) and afterward his brothers talked with him.

15 He kissed all of his brothers and wept with them, too, and then his brothers were able to talk with him.

The Return For Jacob

16 And the sound hath been heard in the house of Pharaoh, saying, 'Come have the brethren of Joseph;' and it is good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants,

16 Now when (Q)the (h)news was heard in Pharaoh’s house (i)that Joseph’s brothers had come, it (j)pleased Pharaoh and his servants.

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.

16 When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace, “Joseph’s brothers have come,” Pharaoh and his servants were pleased.

16 As soon as the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had arrived, Pharaoh and his servants were ecstatic.

17 and Pharaoh saith unto Joseph, 'Say unto thy brethren, This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, enter ye the land of Canaan,

17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and (k)go to the land of Canaan,

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;

17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and go on back to the land of Canaan.

17 Pharaoh told Joseph, "Be sure to tell your brothers, "Do this: load up your livestock, go back to the land of Canaan,

18 and take your father, and your households, and come unto me, and I give to you the good of the land of Egypt, and eat ye the fat of the land.

18 and take your father and your households and come to me, and (R)I will give you the (l)best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.’

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.

18 Get your father and your families, and come back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you can eat from the richness of the land.’

18 get your father and your households, and come back to me. I'll give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can live off the abundance of the land.'

19 Yea, thou -- thou hast been commanded: this do ye, take for yourselves out of the land of Egypt, waggons for your infants, and for your wives, and ye have brought your father, and come;

19 Now you are ordered, ‘Do this: (m)take (S)wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come.

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.

19 You are also commanded, ‘Do this: Take wagons from the land of Egypt for your young children and your wives and bring your father here.(G)

19 In addition," Pharaoh ordered, "Do this: take some transport wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones to ride in, along with your wives, and bring your father and come!

20 and your eye hath no pity on your vessels, for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.'

20 Do not (n)concern yourselves with your goods, for the (o)best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”

20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

20 Do not be concerned about your belongings, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”(H)

20 Don't worry about your household goods, because the best of all the land of Egypt is yours."

21 And the sons of Israel do so, and Joseph giveth waggons to them by the command of Pharaoh, and he giveth to them provision for the way;

21 Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them (T)wagons according to the (p)command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey.

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.

21 The sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them wagons as Pharaoh had commanded, and he gave them provisions for the journey.

21 So Israel's sons did what they were asked to do, and Joseph provided wagons for them, as Pharaoh had commanded. He also gave them provisions for the journey.

22 to all of them hath he given -- to each changes of garments, and to Benjamin he hath given three hundred silverlings, and five changes of garments;

22 To (q)each of them he gave (U)changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and (V)five changes of garments.

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.

22 He gave each of the brothers changes of clothes,(I) but he gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.(J)

22 He gave each of them some changes of clothes, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

23 and to his father he hath sent thus: ten asses bearing of the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses bearing corn and bread, even food for his father for the way.

23 To his father he sent (r)as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the (s)best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father (t)on the journey.

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.

23 He sent his father the following: 10 donkeys carrying the best products of Egypt and 10 female donkeys carrying grain, food, and provisions for his father on the journey.

23 He sent his father ten male donkeys loaded with the best of Egyptian goods and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and provisions for his father during the journey.

24 And he sendeth his brethren away, and they go; and he saith unto them, 'Be not angry in the way.'

24 So he sent his brothers away, and (u)as they departed, he said to them, “Do not (v)quarrel on the journey.”

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

24 So Joseph sent his brothers on their way, and as they were leaving, he said to them, “Don’t argue on the way.”

24 Then Joseph sent his brothers away, and they left for home. As they were leaving, Joseph admonished them, "Don't quarrel on the way back!"

25 And they go up out of Egypt, and come in to the land of Canaan, unto Jacob their father,

25 Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.

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

25 So they went up from Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.

25 So Joseph's brothers left Egypt and returned to the land of Canaan and to their father Jacob,

26 and they declare to him, saying, 'Joseph is yet alive,' and that he is ruler over all the land of Egypt; and his heart ceaseth, for he hath not given credence to them.

26 They told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” But (w)he was stunned, for (W)he did not believe them.

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.

26 They said, “Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!” Jacob was stunned,(e) for he did not believe them.

26 where they informed their father, "Joseph is still alive! As a matter of fact, he's ruling the entire land of Egypt." But Jacob didn't believe them, because he had become cynical.

27 And they speak unto him all the words of Joseph, which he hath spoken unto them, and he seeth the waggons which Joseph hath sent to bear him away, and live doth the spirit of Jacob their father;

27 When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the (X)wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.

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:

27 But when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.

27 However, as soon as his sons had told him everything Joseph had said, and after he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent along to carry him, their father Jacob's spirit was encouraged.

28 and Israel saith, 'Enough! Joseph my son is yet alive; I go and see him before I die.'

28 Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”

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

28 Then Israel said, “Enough! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go to see him before I die.”

28 "It's enough," Israel replied. "My son Joseph is still alive. I'm going to go see him before I die!"

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