Yosef held back the tears all this time to see if his brothers have learned their lesson. And now the report cards are graded with an A+ for teshuva. The brothers have proven that they are truly sorry for selling Yosef. Yosef orders all the Egyptians to clear the room. When only his brothers are left, Yosef bursts out in tears: "I am Yosef!...Is my father still alive?"
Imagine the surprise that his brothers are faced with! They are stunned and ashamed. One minute they're about to disappoint their father with the loss of Binyamin. The next minute they've found their missing brother!
It's a scene of both joy and fear. What would Yosef do to them now that he has revealed himself? Will he punish them all for selling him 23 years before? Yosef comforts them by reminding them that it was Hashem who guided him here to feed his family during the famine. (TorahTots)
So, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his household, and ruler over the whole land of Egypt.
“Now, hurry back to my father and say to him: Thus says your son Joseph, ‘God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me without delay.
You will dwell in the region of Goshen, where you will be near me—you and your children and your grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all that is yours.
There I will provide for you—for there are yet five years of famine to come—that you and your household and all that is yours may not suffer want.’
You can see for yourselves, and my brother Benjamin for himself, that it is indeed I who am speaking to you.
And you must tell my father everything about my high station in Egypt and all that you have seen; and bring my father here with all speed.”
With that he embraced his brother Benjamin around the neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
He kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; only then were his brothers able to talk to him.
The news reached Pharaoh’s palace: “Joseph’s brothers have come.” Pharaoh and his courtiers were pleased.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do as follows: load up your beasts and go at once to the land of Canaan.
Take your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you shall live off the fat of the land.’