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Genesis 42:1 (show verse)

Now when Jacob saw that there was food in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why are ye looking upon one another?

Genesis 42:2 (show verse)

And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is food in Egypt; go down there and buy for us from there that we may live, and not die.

Genesis 42:3 (show verse)

And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy wheat in Egypt.

Genesis 42:4 (show verse)

But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure disaster befall him.

Genesis 42:5 (show verse)

And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 42:6 (show verse)

And Joseph was the lord over the land, and he it was that sold the wheat to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brethren came and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

Genesis 42:7 (show verse)

And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, but made himself strange unto them and spoke roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Where have you come from? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

Genesis 42:8 (show verse)

And Joseph knew his brethren but they did not know him.

Genesis 42:9 (show verse)

Then 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.

Genesis 42:10 (show verse)

And they said unto him, No, my lord, but to buy food are thy slaves come.

Genesis 42:11 (show verse)

We are all one man's sons; we are men of the truth, thy slaves have never been spies.

Genesis 42:12 (show verse)

And he said unto them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Genesis 42:13 (show verse)

And they said, Thy slaves 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.

Genesis 42:14 (show verse)

And Joseph said unto them, That is it that which I spoke unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

Genesis 42:15 (show verse)

Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth from here unless your youngest brother comes here.

Genesis 42:16 (show verse)

Send one of you and let him bring your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison that your words may be proved, whether there is any truth in you; or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

Genesis 42:17 (show verse)

And he put them all together into prison for three days.

Genesis 42:18 (show verse)

And Joseph said unto them the third day, Do this and live, for I fear God.

Genesis 42:19 (show verse)

If ye are men of the truth, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison; go ye, carry food for the famine of your houses

Genesis 42:20 (show verse)

but bring your youngest brother unto me, so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

Genesis 42:21 (show verse)

And they said one to another, We are truly 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.

Genesis 42:22 (show verse)

Then Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak unto you, saying, Do not sin against the young man, and ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, his blood is also required.

Genesis 42:23 (show verse)

And they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Genesis 42:24 (show verse)

And he turned himself about from them and wept and returned to them again and spoke with them and took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.

Genesis 42:25 (show verse)

Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with wheat and to restore each man's money into his sack and to give them provisions for the way; and thus it was done unto them.

Genesis 42:26 (show verse)

And they laded their asses with the wheat and departed from there.

Genesis 42:27 (show verse)

And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass fodder in the inn, he saw his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

Genesis 42:28 (show verse)

And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, behold, it is even in my sack. And their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God has done unto us?

Genesis 42:29 (show verse)

And they came unto Jacob, their father, unto the land of Canaan and told him all that had befallen them, saying,

Genesis 42:30 (show verse)

The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us and took us for spies of the country.

Genesis 42:31 (show verse)

And we said unto him, We are men of the truth; we have never been spies.

Genesis 42:32 (show verse)

We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 42:33 (show verse)

And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby I shall know that ye are men of the truth; leave one of your brethren here with me and take food for the famine of your households and go

Genesis 42:34 (show verse)

and bring your youngest brother unto me; then I shall know that ye are not spies, but that ye are men of the truth; thus I will deliver you your brother, and ye shall trade in the land.

Genesis 42:35 (show verse)

And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, each man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

Genesis 42:36 (show verse)

And Jacob, their father, said unto them, Ye have bereaved me of my sons: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away; all these things are upon me.

Genesis 42:37 (show verse)

And Reuben spoke unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I do not bring him to thee; deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
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Genesis 42:38 (show verse)

And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; if some disaster should befall him by the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring my gray hairs with sorrow down to Sheol.