Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who
stood by him, and he cried out, "Send everyone away from
me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known
to his brothers.
And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the
household of Pharaoh heard it.
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still
alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed
were they at his presence.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come closer to me."
And they came closer. He said, "I am your brother, Joseph,
whom you sold into Egypt.
And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because
you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are
five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor
God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and
to keep alive for you many survivors.
So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a
father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all
the land of Egypt.
Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son
Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not
You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me,
you and your children and your children's children, as well as
your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.
I will provide for you there--since there are five more years of
famine to come--so that you and your household, and all that you
have, will not come to poverty.
And now your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it
is my own mouth that speaks to you.
You must tell my father how greatly I am honored in Egypt, and all
that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here."
Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, while
Benjamin wept upon his neck.
And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that
his brothers talked with him.
133:1 How very good and
pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the
beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of
Zion. For there the LORD ordained his blessing, life forevermore.
56:1 Thus says the LORD: Maintain justice, and do what is right,
for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.
And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to
him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who
keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my
these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my
house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will
be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of
prayer for all peoples.
Thus says the Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will
gather others to them besides those already gathered.
11:1 I ask, then, has
God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a
descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know
what the scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against
for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received
mercy because of their disobedience,
so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy
shown to you, they too may now receive mercy.
For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be
merciful to all.
15:20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with
unwashed hands does not defile."
Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and
Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started
shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter
is tormented by a demon."
But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged
him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after
He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house
But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help
He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and
throw it to the dogs."
She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that
fall from their masters' table."
Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it
be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed