45,8 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 ruler over all
the land of Egypt. 45,9 Hasten 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. 45,10 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; 45,11 and there will I sustain
thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou,
and thy household, and all that thou hast. 45,12 And, behold, your eyes see, and
the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
45,13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye
have seen; and ye shall hasten and bring down my father hither.’ 45,14 And he
fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his
neck. 45,15 And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that
his brethren talked with him. 45,16 And the report thereof was heard in
Pharaoh’s house, saying: ‘Joseph’s brethren are come’; and it pleased Pharaoh
well, and his servants. 45,17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: ‘Say unto thy
brethren: This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
45,18 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 land.
45,19 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 come.
45,20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good things of all the land of Egypt
are yours.’ 45,21 And the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons,
according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
45,22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he
gave three hundred shekels of silver, and five changes of raiment. 45,23 And to
his father he sent in like manner ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt,
and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and victual for his father by the
way. 45,24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed; and he said unto
them: ‘See that ye fall not out by the way.’ 45,25 And they went up out of
Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father. 45,26 And they
told him, saying: ‘Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over all the land of
Egypt.’ And his heart fainted, for he believed them not. 45,27 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.