PT 40 SEC//20 PT 41
brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.
17Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load
your animals and return to the land of Canaan,
18and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the
fat of the land.’
19“You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some
carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get
your father and come.
20Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.’ ”
21So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as
Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions
for their journey.
22To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he
gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes.
23And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded
with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
24Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!”
25So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.
26They told him, “Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt.” Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.
27But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them,
and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back,
the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
28And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”