When Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"
And he said, "Indeed I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down to that place and buy for us there, that we may live and not die."
So Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.
But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "Lest some calamity befall him."
And the sons of Israel went to buy grain among those who journeyed, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth.