And Jacob saw that there··were rations in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look◦ at one another?
And he said, Behold, I have heard that there··are rations in Egypt; go··down thither, and purchase··rations for us from thence; and we shall live, and not die.
And the ten brothers of Joseph went··down to purchase grain◦ from Egypt.
And Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with◦ his brothers; for he said, Lest harm befall him.
And the sons of Israel came to purchase in the midst of those that came; for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
And Joseph, he◦ was dominant over the land; it was he◦ who rationed to all the people of the land; and the brothers of Joseph came, and bowed· themselves ·down to him, faces◦ to▫ the earth.
And Joseph saw his brothers, and he recognized them, but made· himself ·unrecognizable to▵ them, and spoke hard things with◦ them; and he said to▵ them, Whence◦ did you come? And they said, From the land of Canaan to purchase food.
And Joseph recognized his brothers; but they◦ did not recognize him.
And Joseph remembered the dreams that he dreamed of◦ them, and said to▵ them, You◦ are spies; to see the nakedness of the land you have come.
And they said to▵ him, No◦, my lord, but thy servants have come to purchase food.
We▵ are all the sons of one man◦; we◦ are honest; thy servants are not spies.
And he said to▵ them, No, but◦ to see the nakedness of the land you have come.
And they said, We◦ thy servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man◦ in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest◦ is this day with◦ our father, and one is not◦.
And Joseph said to▵ them, This◦ is it what I spoke to▵ you, saying, you◦ are spies.
By this you shall be tested: as Pharaoh lives, you shall not go··out from this place unless◦ your youngest◦ brother come hither.
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you◦ shall be bound, and your words shall be tested, whether the truth is with◦ you; and if not, as Pharaoh lives, then you◦ are spies.
And he gathered them under guard three days.
And Joseph said to▵ them on◦ the third day, Do this, and live; I◦ fear God.
If you◦ be righteous◦, let one of your brothers be bound in the house of your keeping; and go, bring back your purchase for the hunger of your houses.
And bring your youngest◦ brother to▵ me; and your words shall be believed, and you shall· not ·die. And they did so.
And they said, a man◦ to▵ his brother, We◦ are indeed guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the adversity of his soul, when he asked· us ·for··grace, and we would not hear; therefore has this adversity come to▵ us.
And Reuben answered them, saying, Said I not to▵ you, saying, Sin not against◦ the child; and you did not hearken? And, behold, also his blood is inquired after.
And they◦ knew not that Joseph heard them; for the translator was between them.
And he turned··around from upon them, and wept; and he returned to▵ them, and spoke to▵ them, and took Simeon from them, and bound him before▫ their eyes.
And Joseph commanded, and they filled their vessels with grain◦, and he commanded them to return their silver of each··man◦ to▵ his sack, and to give them provision for the way; and he did so to them.
And they lifted their purchase onto◦ their donkeys, and went thence.
And one opened his sack to give his donkey fodder in the inn, and he saw his silver; and behold, it◦ was in the mouth of his bag.
And he said to▵ his brothers, My silver is returned, and behold, it is even in my bag; and their heart went··forth, and they were frightened a man◦ to▵ his brother, saying, What is this that God has done to us?
And they came to▵ Jacob their father to▫ the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying,
The man◦, the lord of the land, spoke hard things with◦ us, and took us for◦ spies of the land.
And we said to▵ him, We◦ are honest; we are not spies.
We◦ are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is not◦, and the youngest◦* is today with◦ our father in the land of Canaan.
And the man◦, the lord of the land, said to▵ us, By this I shall know that you◦ are righteous◦; let· one of your brothers ·stay with◦ me, and take for the hunger of your houses, and go.
And bring your youngest◦ brother to▵ me, then shall I know that you◦ are not spies, but◦ that you◦ are honest; I will give your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.
And it was that they◦ emptied their sacks, and behold, each··man◦, the bundle of his silver was in his sack; and they saw the bundles of their silver, they◦ and their father, and they were fearful.
And Jacob their father said to▵ them, Me have you bereaved, Joseph is not◦, and Simeon is not◦, and you will take Benjamin; all these things be come upon me.
And Reuben said to▵ his father, saying, Put··to··death my two sons if I bring him not to▵ thee; give him upon my hand, and I◦ will return him to▵ thee.
And he said, My son shall not go··down with you; for his brother is··dead, and he◦ alone is left; and harm will befall him in the way in which◦ you shall go, and you will make my gray··hairs go··down in sorrow to the underworld.