6 “For the famine has been in the land athese two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
8 “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a afather to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
9 “Hurry and go up to my father, and asay to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay.
11 “There I will also aprovide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.” ’
13 “Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and abring my father down here.”
14 Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and awept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and 1go to the land of Canaan,
27 When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the awagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
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