Daily Torah Reading
So, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his household, and ruler over the whole land of Egypt.
"Now, hurry back to my father and say to him: Thus says your son Joseph, 'God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me without delay. You will dwell in the region of Goshen, where You will be near me--you and your children and your grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all that is yours. There I will provide for you--for there are yet five years of famine to come--that you and your household and all that is yours may not suffer want.' You can see for yourselves, and my brother Benjamin for himself, that it is indeed I who am speaking to You. And you must tell my father everything about my high station in Egypt and all that you have seen; and bring my father here with all speed."
With that he embraced his brother Benjamin around the neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. He kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; only then were his brothers able to talk to him.
The news reached Pharaoh's palace: "Joseph's brothers have come." Pharaoh and his courtiers were pleased. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brothers, 'Do as follows: load up your beasts and go at once to the land of Canaan. Take your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you shall live off the fat of the land.'
From Parshat VaYigash. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.
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