1 And when Jacob shall see there is selling in Egypt, Jacob will say to his sons, For what will ye look? 2 Behold I heard that there is selling in Egypt: go ye there, and buy grain for us from thence; and we shall live and shall not die. 3 And Joseph's brethren, the ten, will go to buy grain from Egypt 4 And Benjamin, Josephs brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest harm should meet him.
5 And the sons of Israel will come to buy in the midst of those coming; for the famine was in the land of Canaan. 6 And Joseph, he the ruler over the land, and he selling grain to all the people of the earth; and Joseph's brethren will come, and will worship before him the face to the earth. 7 And Joseph will see his brethren, and will know them, and he will not let himself be known to them. And will speak with them hard things: and he will say to them, From whence came ye? And they will say, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph will know his brethren, and they knew him not 9 And Joseph will remember the dreams which he dreamed concerning them, and he will say to them, Ye spying; to see the naked places of the land ye came.
10 And they will say to him, Nay my lord, and thy servants came to buy food. 11 We all one man's sons; we true; we thy servants were not spying.
12 And he will say to them, Nay, to see the naked places of the land ye came.
13 And they will say, Thy servants twelve brethren; we the sons of one man in the land of Canaan: and behold, the little one with our father this day, and one, not
14 And Joseph will say to them, This which I spake to you, saying, Ye spying: 15 In this ye shall be proved; Pharaoh living, if ye shall go forth from here except in the coming of your brother, the little one hither. 16 Send one of you and he shall take your brother, and ye to be bound, and your words shall be proved, whether the truth with you; and if not, Pharaoh living, for ye are spying. 17 And he will gather them to guard three days.
18 And Joseph will say to them in the third day, This do ye, and live, I fearing God. 19 If ye true, one of your brethren shall be bound in the house of your guard, and ye yourselves go carry the selling for the famine of your houses. 20 And ye shall bring your little brother to me, and your words shall be believed, and ye shall not die. And they will do so.
21 And they will say, a man to his brother, Truly we guilty concerning our brother, when we saw the straits of his soul in his entreating us, and we heard him not; for this, these straits are come to us.
22 And Reuben will answer them, saying, Spake I not to you, saying, Ye shall not sin against the child; and ye heard not? and also behold his blood was required.
23 And they will not know that Joseph heard them, for an interpreter between them. 24 And he will turn about from them, and will weep; and he will turn back to them and speak to them, and he will take from them Simeon, and will bind him before their eyes. 25 And Joseph will command, and they will fill their vessels with grain, and turn back their silver to a man, into his sack, and give to them provision for the way: and he will do thus to them. 26 And they will lift up the grain upon their asses, and they will go from thence.
27 And the one will open his sack to give food to his ass in the lodging place, and he will see his silver; for behold, it in the mouth of his sack. 28 And he will say to his brethren, My silver restored; and also behold in my sack: and their heart will go forth and they will tremble, a man saying to his brother, What this God did to us?
29 And they will come to Jacob their father, to the land of Canaan, and they will announce to him all having happened to them, saying, 30 The man, the lord of the land, spake to us hard things, and he will give us for spying the land. 31 And we shall say to him, We are true; we were not spying; 32 We are twelve brethren, sons of our father: one is not, and the little one, he with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the land, will say to us, In this I shall know that ye are true; leave one of your brethren with me, and take for the famine of your houses and go. 34 And bring your little brother to me, and I shall know that ye are not spying, but ye are true: I will give to you your brother and ye shall traffic in the land.
35 And it will be in their emptying their sacks, and behold, the bundle of silver of each in his sack: and they will see the bundles of their silver, they and their father, and they will be afraid.
36 And Jacob their father will say to them, Me ye bereaved of children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin: all these things were against me. 37 And Reuben will speak to his father, saying, Kill my two sons, if I shall not bring him to thee: give him into my hand, and I will turn him back to thee.
38 And he will say, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother died, and he alone was left: and harm meeting him in the way in which ye shall go, and ye bring down my old age with grief to hades.