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

So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, (B)whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, (C)for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are (D)yet five years in which there will be neither (E)plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and (F)ruler over all the land of Egypt. 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. 10 (G)You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11 (H)There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’

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15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

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The Resurrection Body

35 But someone will ask, (A)“How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36 You foolish person! (B)What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.

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42 (A)So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonor; (B)it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written, (C)“The first man Adam became a living being”;[a] (D)the last Adam became a (E)life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 (F)The first man was from the earth, (G)a man of dust; (H)the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, (I)so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just (J)as we have borne the image of the man of dust, (K)we shall[b] also bear the image of the man of heaven.

Mystery and Victory

50 I tell you this, brothers: (L)flesh and blood (M)cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:45 Greek a living soul
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:49 Some manuscripts let us

Love Your Enemies

27 “But I say to you who hear, (A)Love your enemies, (B)do good to those who hate you, 28 (C)bless those who curse you, (D)pray for those who abuse you. 29 (E)To one who (F)strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic[a] either. 30 (G)Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And (H)as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

32 (I)“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And (J)if you (K)lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But (L)love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and (M)you will be sons of (N)the Most High, for (O)he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 (P)Be merciful, even as (Q)your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 (R)(S)“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; (T)forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 (U)give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put (V)into your lap. For (W)with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 6:29 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin

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