Genesis 42:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why don't you do something? 1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why do you just keep looking at each other?"
2 I hear that there is grain in Egypt; go there and buy some to keep us from starving to death." 2 He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."
3 So Joseph's ten half brothers went to buy grain in Egypt, 3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
4 but Jacob did not send Joseph's full brother Benjamin with them, because he was afraid that something might happen to him. 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him.
5 The sons of Jacob came with others to buy grain, because there was famine in the land of Canaan. 5 So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.
6 Joseph, as governor of the land of Egypt, was selling grain to people from all over the world. So Joseph's brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the ground. 6 Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the one who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph's brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.