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Genesis 42

BBE 1 Now Jacob, hearing that there was grain in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are you looking at one another? NIV 1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "Why do you just keep looking at each other?" BBE 2 And he said, I have had news that there is grain in Egypt: go down there and get grain for us, so that life and not death may be ours. NIV 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." BBE 3 So Joseph's ten brothers went down to get grain from Egypt. NIV 3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. BBE 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with them, for fear, as he said, that some evil might come to him. NIV 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him. BBE 5 And the sons of Israel came with all the others to get grain: for they were very short of food in the land of Canaan. NIV 5 So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also. BBE 6 Now Joseph was ruler over all the land, and it was he who gave out the grain to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brothers came before him and went down on their faces to the earth. NIV 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. BBE 7 And when Joseph saw his brothers, it was clear to him who they were, but he made himself strange to them, and talking roughly to them, said, Where do you come from? And they said, From the land of Canaan, to get food. NIV 7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. "Where do you come from?" he asked. "From the land of Canaan," they replied, "to buy food." BBE 8 Now though Joseph saw that these were his brothers, they had no idea who he was. NIV 8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. BBE 9 Then the memory of his dreams about them came back to Joseph, and he said to them, You have come secretly to see how poor the land is. NIV 9 Then he remembered his dreams about them and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see where our land is unprotected." BBE 10 And they said to him, Not so, my lord: your servants have come with money to get food. NIV 10 "No, my lord," they answered. "Your servants have come to buy food. BBE 11 We are all one man's sons, we are true men; we have not come with any secret purpose. NIV 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies." BBE 12 And he said to them, No, but you have come to see how poor the land is. NIV 12 "No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected." BBE 13 Then they said, We your servants are twelve brothers, sons of one man in the land of Canaan; the youngest of us is now with our father, and one is dead. NIV 13 But they replied, "Your servants were twelve brothers, the sons of one man, who lives in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more." BBE 14 And Joseph said, It is as I said; you have come with some secret purpose; NIV 14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies! BBE 15 But in this way will you be put to the test: by the life of Pharaoh, you will not go away from this place till your youngest brother comes here. NIV 15 And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here. BBE 16 Send one of your number to get your brother, and the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are true; if not, by the life of Pharaoh, your purpose is certainly secret. NIV 16 Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!" BBE 17 So he put them in prison for three days. NIV 17 And he put them all in custody for three days. BBE 18 And on the third day Joseph said to them, Do this, if you would keep your lives: for I am a god-fearing man: NIV 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live, for I fear God: BBE 19 If you are true men, let one of you be kept in prison, while you go and take grain for the needs of your families; NIV 19 If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households. BBE 20 And come back to me with your youngest brother, so that your words may be seen to be true, and you will not be put to death. This is what you are to do. NIV 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die." This they proceeded to do. BBE 21 And they said to one another, Truly, we did wrong to our brother, for we saw his grief of mind, and we did not give ear to his prayers; that is why this trouble has come on us. NIV 21 They said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that's why this distress has come upon us." BBE 22 And Reuben said to them, Did I not say to you, Do the child no wrong? but you gave no attention; so now, punishment has come on us for his blood. NIV 22 Reuben replied, "Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn't listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood." BBE 23 They were not conscious that the sense of their words was clear to Joseph, for he had been talking to them through one who had knowledge of their language. NIV 23 They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter. BBE 24 And turning away from them, he was overcome with weeping; then he went on talking to them again and took Simeon and put chains on him before their eyes. NIV 24 He turned away from them and began to weep, but then turned back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes. BBE 25 Then Joseph gave orders for their bags to be made full of grain, and for every man's money to be put back into his bag, and for food to be given them for the journey: which was done. NIV 25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to put each man's silver back in his sack, and to give them provisions for their journey. After this was done for them, BBE 26 Then they put the bags of grain on their asses and went away. NIV 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left. BBE 27 Now at their night's resting-place one of them, opening his bag to give his ass some food, saw his money in the mouth of the bag. NIV 27 At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack. BBE 28 And he said to his brothers, My money has been given back: it is in my bag; then their hearts became full of fear, and turning to one another they said, What is this which God has done to us? NIV 28 "My silver has been returned," he said to his brothers. "Here it is in my sack." Their hearts sank and they turned to each other trembling and said, "What is this that God has done to us?" BBE 29 So when they came to Jacob their father, in the land of Canaan, they gave him an account of all their experiences, saying, NIV 29 When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them. They said, BBE 30 The man who is the ruler of the country was rough with us and put us in prison, saying that we had come with a secret evil purpose. NIV 30 "The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us and treated us as though we were spying on the land. BBE 31 And we said to him, We are true men, we have no evil designs; NIV 31 But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies. BBE 32 We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is dead, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan. NIV 32 We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.' BBE 33 And the ruler of the land said, In this way I may be certain that you are true men; let one of you be kept here with me, while you go and take grain for the needs of your families; NIV 33 "Then the man who is lord over the land said to us, 'This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go. BBE 34 And come back to me with your youngest brother: then I will be certain that you are true men, and I will give your brother back to you and let you do trade in the land. NIV 34 But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade in the land.' " BBE 35 And when they took the grain out of their bags, it was seen that every man's parcel of money was in his bag; and when they and their father saw the money, they were full of fear. NIV 35 As they were emptying their sacks, there in each man's sack was his pouch of silver! When they and their father saw the money pouches, they were frightened. BBE 36 And Jacob their father said to them, You have taken my children from me: Joseph is gone and Simeon is gone, and now you would take Benjamin away; all these things have come on me. NIV 36 Their father Jacob said to them, "You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!" BBE 37 And Reuben said, Put my two sons to death if I do not come back to you with him; let him be in my care and I will give him safely back to you. NIV 37 Then Reuben said to his father, "You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him back." BBE 38 And he said, I will not let my son go down with you; for his brother is dead and he is all I have: if evil overtakes him on the journey, then through you will my grey head go down to the underworld in sorrow. NIV 38 But Jacob said, "My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in sorrow."