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.’ 12 And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is (I)my mouth that speaks to you. 13 You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and (J)bring my father down here.” 14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Economy Bible, Softcover
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover
Retail: $2.99
Our Price: $1.99
Save: $1.00 (33%)
3.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Dark Brown Cloth over Board)
ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Dark Brown Cloth over Board)
Retail: $199.99
Our Price: $89.99
Save: $110.00 (55%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Turquoise
ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Turquoise
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $22.99
Save: $17.00 (43%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Jesus Bible: ESV
The Jesus Bible: ESV
Retail: $44.99
Our Price: $21.49
Save: $23.50 (52%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Large Print Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Ruby, Vine Design)
ESV Large Print Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Ruby, Vine Design)
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $8.00
Save: $11.99 (60%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars