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Joseph saw clearly how God had overcome the brothers’ evil so that good could result.

BibleGateway: Genesis 45:1-10

ESV Text: Genesis 45:1-10

KJV Text:

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     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:(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 14:
All People that on Earth Do Dwell

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1. All people that on earth do dwell, 
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice, 
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell; 
Come ye before Him and rejoice. 

2. The Lord, ye know, is God indeed; 
Without our aid He did us make. 
We are His folk, He doth us feed, 
And for His sheep He doth us take. 

3. Oh, enter, then, His gates with praise, 
Approach with joy His courts unto; 
Praise, laud, and bless His name always. 
For it is seemly so to do. 

4. For why? The Lord, our God, is good; 
His mercy is forever sure. 
His truth at all times firmly stood 
And shall from age to age endure. 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
To God whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel host 
Be praise and glory evermore.