Joseph Makes Himself Known
PT 39 SEC//19 PT 40
1Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his
attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my
presence!” So there was no one with Joseph when he made
himself known to his brothers.
2And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.
3Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.
4Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph,
the one you sold into Egypt!
5And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
6For two years now there has been famine in the land, and forthe next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.
7But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great
8“So then, it was not you who sent me here,
but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his
entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
9Now hurry 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.
10You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you,
your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.
11I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and
all who belong to you will become destitute.’
12“You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you.
13Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen.
And bring my father down here quickly.”
14Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.
15And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them.
Afterward his brothers talked with him.