corrected Wednesday Genesis reading

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Genesis 45:16-28

16 When the report was heard in Pharaoh's house, 'Joseph's brothers have
come', Pharaoh and his servants were pleased. 17Pharaoh said to Joseph,
'Say to your brothers, "Do this: load your animals and go back to the
land of Canaan. 18Take your father and your households and come to me,
so that I may give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you may enjoy
the fat of the land." 19You are further charged to say, "Do this: take
wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives,
and bring your father, and come. 20Give no thought to your possessions,
for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours." '

21 The sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them wagons according to the
instruction of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey.
22To each one of them he gave a set of garments; but to Benjamin he gave
three hundred pieces of silver and five sets of garments. 23To his
father he sent the following: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of
Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and provision
for his father on the journey. 24Then he sent his brothers on their way,
and as they were leaving he said to them, 'Do not quarrel* along the

25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the
land of Canaan. 26And they told him, 'Joseph is still alive! He is even
ruler over all the land of Egypt.' He was stunned; he could not believe
them. 27But when they told him all the words of Joseph that he had said
to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him,
the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28Israel said, 'Enough! My son
Joseph is still alive. I must go and see him before I die.'

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