Joseph identifies himself to his brothers.
Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him;
and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with
him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?
And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they
came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me
hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are
five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and
to save your lives by a great deliverance.
So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a
father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the
land of Egypt.
(45:1-8) Joseph finally identifies himself. "I'm Joseph, the guy you sold."
"But that's OK. Don't be angry with yourselves. God has made me Pharaoh's father, lord of his house, ruler
Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son
Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
(45:9) Joseph tells his brothers to return to Canaan and tell his father about Joseph.
And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto
me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and
thy herds, and all that thou hast:
And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine;
lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it
is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye
have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept
upon his neck.
Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that
his brethren talked with him.
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's
brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
(45:10-11) He says his family should move to Goshen to be near him and safe from the famine.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your
beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will
give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the
Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of
Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and
Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is
And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according
to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
(45:17-20) The Pharaoh told Joseph's family to move to Egypt and live off the fat of the land.
To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he
gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
(45:22) Joseph gave each brother a change of clothes;
Benjamin got 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.
And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good
things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for
his father by the way.
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them,
See that ye fall not out by the way.
(45:23) He gave his father 10 asses with the good things of Egypt and 10 she asses with corn, bread, and meat.
And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob
And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the
land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them:
and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of
Jacob their father revived:
And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and
see him before I die.
(45:25-28) When they arrived in Canaan, they told Jacob about Joseph and Jacob decided to go see Joseph in Egypt.