Genesis 45, 1 – 4 „Joseph could no longer restrain himself in the presence of all his attendants, so he cried out, Have everyone withdraw from me! So no one attended him when he made himself known to his brothers. 2But his sobs were so loud that the Egyptians heard him, and so the news reached Pharaoh’s house. 3I am Joseph, he said to his brothers. Is my father still alive? But his brothers could give him no answer, so dumbfounded were they at him. 4Come closer to me, Joseph told his brothers. When they had done so, he said: I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt”.