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1. And the famine became grievous in the land,
2. And it came to pass when they had finished the eating of the produce which they had brought from Egypt, and their father said unto them, Go back, buy us a little food.
3. And Judah spake unto him, saying, Protesting the man did protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my faces except your brother be with you.
4. If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food,
5. And if thou wilt not send, we will not go down; for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my faces except your brother be with you.
6. And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye ill with me, to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
7. And they said, Asking the man asked unto us, and unto our birth, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye a brother? and we told him according to the mouth of these words. Knowing could we know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
8. And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go; and we will 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 him; if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then I shall sin to thee all the days.
10. For except we had lingered, surely we had now returned these two times.
11. And their father Israel said unto them, If therefore this be so, do this: take of the song of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little resin and a little honey, wax and stacte, terebinth nuts and almonds.
12. And take double silver in your hands, and the silver that was returned in the mouth of your bags carry back in your hand; peradventure it was an error.
13. And take your brother, and arise, and return unto the man.
14. And God Shaddai give you mercies before the man, and send you your other brother and Benjamin. And I, as I have been bereaved, I shall be bereaved.
15. And the men took this present, and they took double silver in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16. And Joseph saw Benjamin with them, and he said to him that was over his house, Bring the men to the house, and slaying slay, and make ready; for the men shall eat with me at noon.
17. And the man did as Joseph said; and the man brought the men to Joseph’s house.
18. And the men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph‘s house; and they said, Over the word of the silver that was returned in our bags in the beginning are we brought; to roll down upon us, and to cast himself upon us, and to take us for servants, and our asses.
19. And they came near to the man that was over Joseph’s house, and they spake unto him at the door of the house,
20. And said, In me, my lord, in coming down we came down in the beginning to buy food;
21. And it came to pass, when we came to the inn and we opened our bags, and behold everyone‘s silver in the mouth of his bag, our silver in its weight; and we have brought it back in our hand.
22. And the other silver have we brought down in our hand to buy food; we know not who put our silver in our bags.
23. And he said, Peace be to you, fear not; your God and the God of your father gave you a hidden gift in your bags; your silver came to me. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24. And the man brought the men to Joseph’s house, and gave 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 Joseph came to the house, and they brought him the present which was in their hand to the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the earth.
27. And he asked them to peace, and said, Is there peace to your father, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28. And they said, There is peace to thy servant our father; he is yet alive. And they bent themselves, and bowed themselves down.
29. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother‘s son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And be said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30. And Joseph made haste, for his compassions were moved toward his brother; and he sought to weep, and he came to the bed-chamber, and wept there.
31. And he washed his faces, and went out, and he restrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
32. And they set on for him alone, and for them alone, and for the Egyptians who did eat with him, alone; because the Egyptians cannot eat bread with the Hebrews; because this is an abomination to the Egyptians.
33. And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; and the men were amazed, everyone at his companion.
34. And he brought out portions from his faces unto them and he multiplied Benjamin’s portion above the portions of them all, five measures. And they drank and drank largely with him.GENESIS 43 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Genesis - BM Home - Full Page