1 Non se poterat ultra cohibere Ioseph omnibus coram astantibus, unde clamavit: "Egredimini, cuncti, foras!" Et nemo aderat cum eo, quando manifestavit se fratribus suis.
2 Elevavitque vocem cum fletu, quam audierunt Aegyptii omnisque domus pharaonis.
3 Et dixit Ioseph fratribus suis: "Ego sum Ioseph! Adhuc pater meus vivit?" Nec poterant respondere fratres nimio terrore perterriti.
4 Ad quos ille clementer: "Accedite, inquit, ad me" Et cum accessissent prope: "Ego sum, ait, Ioseph frater vester, quem vendidistis in Aegyptum.
5 Nolite contristari, neque vobis durum esse videatur quod vendidistis me in his regionibus. Pro salute enim vestra misit me Deus ante vos in Aegyptum.
6 Biennium est enim quod coepit fames esse in terra, et adhuc quinque anni restant, quibus nec arari poterit nec meti.
7 Praemisitque me Deus, ut reservemini super terram, et servetur vita vestra in salvationem magnam.
8 Non vestro consilio, sed Dei voluntate huc missus sum, qui fecit me quasi patrem pharaonis et dominum universae domus eius ac principem in omni terra Aegypti.
9 Festinate et ascendite ad patrem meum et dicetis ei: "Haec mandat filius tuus Ioseph: Deus fecit me dominum universae terrae Aegypti; descende ad me, ne moreris.
10 Et habitabis in terra Gessen; erisque iuxta me tu et filii tui et filii filiorum tuorum, oves tuae et armenta tua et universa, quae possides.
11 Ibique te pascam adhuc enim quinque anni residui sunt famis ne et tu pereas et domus tua et omnia, quae possides".
12 En oculi vestri et oculi fratris mei Beniamin vident quia os meum est, quod loquitur ad vos.
13 Nuntiate patri meo universam gloriam meam in Aegypto et cuncta, quae vidistis. Festinate et adducite eum ad me"
14 Cumque amplexatus recidisset in collum Beniamin fratris sui, flevit, illo quoque similiter flente, super collum eius.
15 Osculatusque est Ioseph omnes fratres suos et ploravit super singulos. Post quae ausi sunt loqui ad eum.
16 Auditumque est et celebri sermone vulgatum in aula regis: "Venerunt fratres Ioseph!" Et gavisus est pharao atque omnis familia eius.
17 Dixitque ad Ioseph, ut imperaret fratribus suis dicens: "Onerantes iumenta ite in terram Chanaan
18 et tollite inde patrem vestrum et cognationem et venite ad me; et ego dabo vobis omnia bona Aegypti, ut comedatis medullam terrae.
19 Praecipe etiam: tollite plaustra de terra Aegypti ad subvectionem parvulorum vestrorum ac coniugum et tollite patrem vestrum et properate quantocius venientes.
20 Nec doleatis super supellectilem vestram, quia omnes opes Aegypti vestrae erunt"
21 Feceruntque filii Israel, ut eis mandatum fuerat. Quibus dedit Ioseph plaustra secundum pharaonis imperium et cibaria in itinere.
22 Singulis quoque proferri iussit vestimentum mutatorium; Beniamin vero dedit trecentos argenteos cum quinque
23 vestimentis mutatoriis. Patri suo misit similiter asinos decem, qui subveherent ex omnibus divitiis Aegypti, et totidem asinas triticum et panem et cibum pro itinere portantes.
24 Dimisit ergo fratres suos et proficiscentibus ait: "Ne irascamini in via!"
25 Qui ascendentes ex Aegypto venerunt in terram Chanaan ad patrem suum Iacob
26 et nuntiaverunt ei dicentes: "Ioseph vivit et ipse dominatur in omni terra Aegypti!" At cor eius frigidum mansit; non enim credebat eis.
27 Tunc referebant omnia verba Ioseph, quae dixerat eis. Cumque vidisset plaustra et universa, quae miserat ad adducendum eum, revixit spiritus eius,
28 et ait: "Sufficit mihi, si adhuc Ioseph filius meus vivit. Vadam et videbo illum, antequam moriar"
King James Version
1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
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 a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste 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:
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:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
16 ¶ And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
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;
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.
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.
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
25 ¶ And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
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:
28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.