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(Gen 42:1) Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
(Gen 42:2) And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
(Gen 42:3) And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
(Gen 42:4) But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
(Gen 42:5) And the sons of Israel came to buy {corn} among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
(Gen 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 brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him {with} their faces to the earth.
(Gen 42:7) And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
(Gen 42:8) And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
(Gen 42:9) 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.
(Gen 42:10) And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
(Gen 42:11) We {are} all one man's sons; we {are} true {men}, thy servants are no spies.
(Gen 42:12) And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
(Gen 42:13) 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.
(Gen 42:14) And Joseph said unto them, That {is it} that I spake unto you, saying, Ye {are} spies:
(Gen 42:15) Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
(Gen 42:16) 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.
(Gen 42:17) And he put them all together into ward three days.
(Gen 42:18) And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; {for} I fear God:
(Gen 42:19) 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:
(Gen 42:20) But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
(Gen 42:21) 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.
(Gen 42:22) 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.
(Gen 42:23) And they knew not that Joseph understood {them}; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
(Gen 42:24) 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.
(Gen 42:25) 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.
(Gen 42:26) And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
(Gen 42:27) 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.
(Gen 42:28) 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?
(Gen 42:29) And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying,
(Gen 42:30) The man, {who is} the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
(Gen 42:31) And we said unto him, We {are} true {men}; we are no spies:
(Gen 42:32) 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.
(Gen 42:33) 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 households, and be gone:
(Gen 42:34) 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.
(Gen 42:35) 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.
(Gen 42:36) 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.
(Gen 42:37) 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.
(Gen 42:38) 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 the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
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