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said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies ; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies :
15 Hereby ye shall be proved : By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live ; for I fear God:
19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses :
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words
be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money ; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored ; and, lo, it is even in my sack : and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying,
30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
31 And we said unto him, We are true men ; we are no spies :
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your housholds, and be
gone : 34 And bring your youngest brother unto me : then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone : if mischief befall him by the way in
then shall hairs with sorrow to
had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be
4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food :
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down : for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother and we told him according to the tenor of these words : could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and
go; live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require bim: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
1) And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and
that we may
the which ye go, down my gray the grave.
CHAP. XLIII. AND the famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds : .
12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food :
21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack,
our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food : we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks : I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto thein.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon : for they heard that they should eat bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30 And Joseph made haste ; for his bowels did yern upon his brother : and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves : because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
CHAP. XLIV. AND he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. .
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good ?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth ? ye have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God
forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing :
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan : how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words : he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest : and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet these : and they fell before him on the ground.
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine ?
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord ? what shall we speak ? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
18 Then Judah came near unto
him, and said, Oh my lord, let thyl to thy servant my father, and the servant, I pray thee, speak a word lad be not with us; seeing that his in my lord's ears, and let not thine life is bound up in the lad's life; anger burn against thy servant : for 31 It shall come to pass, when he thou art even as Pharaoh.
seeth that the lad is not with us, that 19 My lord asked his servants, he will diè: and thy servants shall saying, Have ye a father, or a bro bring down the gray hairs of thy ther?
servant our father with sorrow to the 20 And we said unto my lord, grave. We have a father, an old man, and 32 For thy servant became surety a child of his old age, a little one ; for the lad unto my father, saying, and his brother is dead, and he alone If I bring him not unto thee, then I is left of his mother, and his father shall bear the blame to my father for loveth him.
ever. 21 And thou saidst unto thy ser · 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let vants, Bring him down unto me, thy servant abide instead of the lad that I may set mine eyes upon him. a bondman to my lord; and let the
22 And we said unto my lord, lad go up with his brethren. The lad cannot leave his father : for 34 For how shall I go up to my if he should leave his father, his fa father, and the lad be not with me? ther would die.
lest peradventure I see the evil that 23 And thou saidst unto thy ser shall come on my father. vants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall
CHAP. XLV. see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we THEN Joseph could not refrain came up unto thy servant my father, himself before all them that stood we told him the words of my lord. by him ; and he cried, Cause every
25 And our father said, Go again, man to go out from me. And there and buy us a little food.
stood no man with him, while Jo26 And we said, We cannot go seph made himself known unto his down: if our youngest 'brother be brethren. with us, then will we go down : for 2 And he wept aloud : and the we may not see the man's face, ex Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh cept our youngest brother be with heard. US.
3 And Joseph said unto his bre27 And thy servant my father said thren, I am Joseph ; doth my father unto us, Ye know that my wife bare yet live? And his brethren could not me two sons :
answer him; for they were troubled 28 And the one went out from at his presence. me, and I said, Surely he is torn in 4 And Joseph said unto his brepieces; and I saw him not since: thren, Come near to me, I pray you.
29 And if ye take this also from And they came near. And he said, me, and mischief befall him, ye shall I am Joseph your brother, whom ye bring down my gray hairs with sor sold into Egypt. row to the grave.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, 30 Now therefore when I come nor angry with yourselves, that ye