Jacob's sons sent to Egypt for grain
42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to
his sons, Why do you look at each other?
42:2 And he said, Look, I have heard that there is grain in
Egypt go down there, and buy for us from there ; that we may live, and not die.
42:3 And Joseph's ten bothers went down to buy grain in
42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his
bothers ; for he said, Unless harm happen to him.
42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy [grain]
among those that came for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
42:6 And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and]
he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land and
Joseph's bothers came, and bowed down themselves
before him [with] their faces down to the earth.
42:7 And Joseph saw his bothers, and he recognized them, but
acted as a stranger toward them, and spoke roughly to them; and
he said to them, Where come you? And they said, From the land of
Canaan to buy food.
42:8 And Joseph recognized his bothers, but they did not
42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of
them, and said to them, You [are] spies ; you are come
to see the bareness of the land
42:10 And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food are
your servants come.
42:11 We [are] all one man's sons ; we [are] honest
[men], your servants are not spies.
42:12 And he said to them, No, you have come in to see the
baredness of the land.
42:13 And they said, Your servants [are] twelve
bothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan ; and, behold, the youngest [is] this day with our
father, and one [is] not.
42:14 And Joseph said to them, That [is it] that I
spoke to you, saying, You [are] spies
42:15 By this you shall be tested. As Pharaoh lives you shall
not leave here, except your youngest brother come here.
Imprisoned as spies
42:16 Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, and
you shall be bound in prison, and let your words be proved,
whether truth [is] with you. if notas the Pharaoh lives
surely you [are] spies.
42:17 And he put them all together into custody three days.
42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, Do [this],
and live ; I fear God
Joseph's treament of his brothers
42:19 If you [be] honest [men], let one of
your bothers be bound in the house of your prison go you, bring
grain for the famine of your houses
42:20 And bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your
words be confirmed, and you shall not die. And they did so.
42:21 And they said each to his brother, We [are]
truly guilty concerning our brother, whom we saw the distress of
his soul, when he begged us, and we would not hear. That is why
this distress come to us.
42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you,
saying, Do not sin against the youth ; and you did not hear? And
behold, also his blood is also required.
42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood [them];
for he spoke to them by an interpreter.
Simeon kept for a pledge
42:24 And he turned away from them, and wept ; and returned
to them again, and spoke to them. And took from them Simeon, from
them and bound him before their eyes.
42:25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with grain,
and to return every man's money into his sack, and to give them
food for the way and thus did he to them.
42:26 And they loaded their asses with the grain, and
42:27 And as one of them opened his sack to give fodder to
his ass in the loding place, he saw his money ; and, behold, it [was]
in his sack's mouth.
42:28 And he said to his bothers, My money is restored ; and,
lo, [it is] even in my sack and their hearts sank, and
they were afraid, saying one to another , What [is] this [that]
God has done to us?
42:29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of
Canaan, and told him all that befell to them; saying,
42:30 The man, [who is] the ruler of the land, spoke
roughly to us, and considered us as spies in the land.
42:31 And we said to him, We [are] honest [men];
we are not spies
42:32 We [are] twelve bothers, sons of our father ;
one [is] not, and the youngest [is] this day
with our father in the land of Canaan.
42:33 And the man, the ruler of the land, said to us, By this
shall I know that you [are] honest; leave one, your
bother with me and take and go for the famine of your houses.
42:34 And bring your youngest brother to me then shall I know
that you [are] not spies, but [that] you [are]
honest. I will give your brotherto you, and you shall go through
42:35 And it happened 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.
42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you
bereaved me. Joseph [is] not, and Simeon [is]
not, and you will take Benjamin [away] all these things
are against me.
42:37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, You may kill my
two sons, if I do not bring him to you. Give him into my hand,
and I will bring him to you again.
42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his
brother is dead, and he is left alone if harm should happen to
him in the way in the which you go, then shall you bring down my
gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
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