and put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, with his money for the grain." And he did as Joseph told him.
As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys.
They had gone only a short distance from the city. Now Joseph said to his 1steward, "Up, follow after the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?a5
Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and 2by this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.'"
When he overtook them, he spoke to them these words.
They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!
Behold, 3the money that we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house?
94Whichever of your servants is found with it shall die, and we also will be 5my lord's servants."
He said, "Let it be as you say: he who is found with it shall be my servant, and the rest of you shall be innocent."
Then each man quickly lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack.
And he searched, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.