Now 1Jacobsaw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacobsaid to his sons, "Why are you staring at one another?"
He said, "Behold, 2I have heard that there is grain in Egypt ; godownthere and buy some for us afrom that place, 3so that we may live and not die."
Then tenbrothers of Josephwentdown to buygrain from Egypt.
But Jacob did not sendJoseph'sbrother4Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "5I am afraid that harm may befall him."
So the sons of Israelcame to buygrainamong those who were coming, 6for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.
Now 7Joseph was the rulerover the land ; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph'sbrotherscame and 8boweddown to him with their faces to the ground.