Chapter 43

Benjamin sent to Egypt

43:1 And the famine [was] severe in the land.
43:2 And it happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go back, buy us a little food.
43:3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother [be] with you.
43:4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food
43:5 But if you will not send [him], we will not go down for the man said to us, You shall not see my face, except your brother [be] with you.
43:6 And Israel said, Why did you do evil with me, to tell the man whether you still [had] a brother ?
43:7 And they said, The man keenly asked us about our kindred, saying, [Is] your father yet alive ? have you [another] brother ? and we answered him according to these words. Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down ?
43:8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the young one with me, and we will rise up and go so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and our little ones.
43:9 I will be surety for him; you may require him from my hand. If I do not bring him to you, and set him before you, I shall be a sinner against you all the days
43:10 For except we had not delayed, truly now we have returned here twice.
43:11 And their father Israel said to them, If [it must be] so then, do this ; take from the produce iof the land in your vessels, and bring down a present to the man, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds
43:12 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 ; perhaps it [was] an oversight
43:13 Take also your brother, and rise up, return to the man
43:14 And may El Shaddai give you mercy before the man, that he may send your other brother, and Simeon to you. If I am bereaved, I am bereaved.
43:15 And the men took this present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin ; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the one over his house, Bring the men into the house, and make a great slaughter , and make ready. For the men shall dine with me at noon.
43:17 And the man did as Joseph had said; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
43:18 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 being brought in; to throw himself on us, and fall on us, and take us for slaves, and our asses.
43:19 And they came near to the man of Joseph's house, and they spoke with him at the door of the house,
43:20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food
43:21 And it happened, when we came to the loding place, 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.
43:22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
43:23 And he said, Peace [be] to you, fear not your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks I had your money. And he brought Simeon out to them.
43:24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and he furnished water, and they washed their feet ; and he gave fodder for their asses.
43:25 And they made ready the present, for Joseph came at noon.For they heard that they should eat bread there.
43:26 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.
43:27 And he asked them of [their] welfare, and said, [Is] your father well, the old man of whom you spoke ? [Is] he still alive ?
43:28 And they answered, Your servant our father [is] in good health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed themselves and fell before [him].
43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, [Is] this your younger brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, Eloheem be gracious to you, my son.
43:30 And Joseph made haste ; for his emotions were deeply moved towars his brother. And he looked for a [place] to weep ; and he entered into [his] chamber, and wept there.

Joseph feasts with his brothers

43:31 And he washed his face, and went out, and controlled himself, and said, Lay out bread.
43:32 And they laid out for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves because the Egyptians cannot eat bread with the Hebrews ; for that [is] an abomination to the Egyptians.
43:33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth and the men were astonished each to his neighbor.
43:34 And he took [and sent ] portions to them from before him but Benjamin's porttion was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were drunken with him.

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