“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.(A) He made me father(B) to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.(C) Now hurry(D) back 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; don’t delay.(E) 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen(F) and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.(G) 11 I will provide for you there,(H) because five years of famine(I) are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’(J)

12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin,(K) that it is really I who am speaking to you.(L) 13 Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt(M) and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.(N)

14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin(O) embraced him,(P) weeping. 15 And he kissed(Q) all his brothers and wept over them.(R) Afterward his brothers talked with him.(S)

16 When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come,(T) Pharaoh and all his officials(U) were pleased.(V) 17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals(W) and return to the land of Canaan,(X) 18 and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt(Y) and you can enjoy the fat of the land.’(Z)

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