And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
And shall return unto the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul;
For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy unto all them that call upon you.
He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget you.
Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart is troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said unto you when you were in your blood, Live; yea, I said unto you when you were in your blood, Live.
How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassion is stirred.
Who is a God like unto you, who pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retains not his anger forever, because he delights in mercy.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near by the blood of Christ.
And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were near.