Genesis 45:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 45:25, NIV: So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 45:25, ESV: So they went up out of Egypt and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.

Genesis 45:25, KJV: And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,

Genesis 45:25, NASB: Then they went up from Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan, to their father Jacob.

Genesis 45:25, NLT: And they left Egypt and returned to their father, Jacob, in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 45:25, CSB: So they went up from Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.

What does Genesis 45:25 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Joseph has sent his 11 brothers back to their home in Canaan with a two-part mission (Genesis 45:17–20). They are to tell their father Jacob that Joseph is alive (Genesis 37:31–34). In fact, he is thriving as a powerful ruler in Egypt (Genesis 41:44). Then they need to convince Jacob to pack up all they own and move the entire extended family to Egypt. This will allow Joseph to provide a place for them to survive the famine (Genesis 45:6, 10–11).

The brothers arrive home with all the brothers safe and sound (Genesis 43:14), accompanied by wagons and gifts. Jacob has likely been anxiously awaiting the worst news since sending his sons away to buy grain (Genesis 43:1–2). Instead, he will hear news far better than he ever could have hoped.