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So now, it is not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me an adviser[a] to Pharaoh, lord over all his household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Now go up to my father quickly[b] and tell him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay! 10 You will live[c] in the land of Goshen, and you will be near me—you, your children, your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and everything you have.

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  1. Genesis 45:8 tn Heb “a father.” The term is used here figuratively of one who gives advice, as a father would to his children.
  2. Genesis 45:9 tn Heb “hurry and go up.”
  3. Genesis 45:10 tn The perfect verbal form with vav consecutive here expresses instruction.

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