Genesis 42:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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Joseph's Brothers Go to Egypt

1 When 1Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?" 2 And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us there, that we may 2live and not die." 3 So ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt. 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, 3Joseph's brother, with his brothers, for 4he feared that harm might happen to him. 5 Thus the sons of Israel came to buy among the others who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan. 6 Now Joseph was governor 5over the land. He was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and 6bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground.
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