Genesis 42:1-6 LEB

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?"

References for Genesis 42:1

      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

      References for Genesis 42:4

        • ˣ 42:4 - Literally "he thought, lest harm encounter him"
          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.