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Genesis 42:1-6 (Lexham English Bible)

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Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt for Food

1 When Jacob realized that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?" 2 Then he said, "Look, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us there that we may live and not die." 3 And the ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, for {he feared harm would come to him}.a 5 Then the sons of Israel went to buy grain amid those [other people] who went [as well], for there was famine in the land of Canaan. 6 Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He [was] the one who sold [food] to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
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