Integrity » Instances of » Jacob's sons, when accused by joseph of robbery
And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay an animal, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon. And the man did as Joseph bade him; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. read more.
And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for slaves, and our donkeys. And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke with him at the door of the house, And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
And they said unto him, Why says my lord these words? God forbid that your servants should do according to this thing: Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto you out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of your lord's house silver or gold? With whomever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves. read more.
And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and you shall be blameless. Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. And he searched, and began at the eldest, and ended at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. Then they tore their clothes, and loaded every man his donkey, and returned to the city. And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground. And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that you have done? Know you not that such a man as I can certainly divine? And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.