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42:1 Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"
42:2 He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there, and buy for us from there, so that we may live, and not die."
42:3 Joseph`s ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
42:4 But Jacob didn`t send Benjamin, Joseph`s brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm befall him."
42:5 The sons of Israel came to buy among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
42:7 Joseph saw his brothers, and he recognized them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. He said to them, "Where did you come from?" They said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food."
42:8 Joseph recognized his brothers, but they didn`t recognize him.
42:10 They said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.
42:11 We are all one man`s sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies."
42:12 He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land."
42:14 Joseph said to them, "It is like I told you, saying, `You are spies.`
42:15 Hereby you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother come here.
42:17 He put them all together into custody three days.
42:20 Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won`t die." They did so.
42:21 They said one to another, "We are most assuredly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn`t listen. Therefore this distress has come on us."
42:22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Didn`t I tell you, saying, `Don`t sin against the child,` and you wouldn`t listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required."
42:23 They didn`t know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
42:24 He turned himself about from them, and wept, and he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes.
42:26 They loaded their donkeys with their grain, and departed from there.
42:28 He said to his brothers, "My money is restored! Behold, it is even in my sack." Their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, "What is this that God has done to us?"
42:29 They came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying,
42:31 We said to him, `We are honest men. We are no spies.
42:36 Jacob, their father, said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. All these things are against me."
42:37 Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don`t bring him to you. Deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again."
42:38 He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm befall him by the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.