“And God sent me before you, to preserue you a posteritie in the earth, and to saue your liues by a great deliuerance.”
King James Version (KJV)
4. And Ioseph said vnto his brethren, Come neere to me, I pray you: and they came neere; and he said, I am Ioseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 5. Now therefore bee not grieued, nor angry with your selues, that yee sold me hither: for God did send me before you, to preserue life. 6. For these two yeeres hath the famine bene in the land: and yet there are fiue yeeres, in the which there shall neither be earing nor haruest. 7. And God sent me before you, to preserue you a posteritie in the earth, and to saue your liues by a great deliuerance. 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 you, and goe vp to my father, and say vnto him, Thus saith thy sonne Ioseph; God hath made me lord of all Egypt; come downe vnto me, tary not. 10. And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be neere vnto me, thou, and thy children, and thy childrens children, and thy flockes, and thy heards, and all that thou hast.