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Genesis 42

NAS 1 Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why are you staring 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?" NAS 2 He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy some for us from that place, so that we may live and not die." 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." NAS 3 Then ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. NIV 3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. NAS 4 But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, "I am afraid that harm may befall 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. NAS 5 So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also. NIV 5 So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also. NAS 6 Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. 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. NAS 7 When Joseph saw his brothers he recognized them, but he disguised himself to them and spoke to them harshly. And he said to them, "Where have you come from?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy 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." NAS 8 But Joseph had recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him. NIV 8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. NAS 9 Joseph remembered the dreams which he had about them, and said to them, "You are spies; you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land." 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." NAS 10 Then they said to him, "No, my lord , but your servants have come to buy food. NIV 10 "No, my lord," they answered. "Your servants have come to buy food. NAS 11 "We are all sons of one man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies." NIV 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies." NAS 12 Yet he said to them, "No, but you have come to look at the undefended parts of our land!" NIV 12 "No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected." NAS 13 But they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive." 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." NAS 14 Joseph said to them, "It is as I said to you, you are spies; NIV 14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies! NAS 15 by this you will be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless 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. NAS 16 "Send one of you that he may get your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies." 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!" NAS 17 So he put them all together in prison for three days. NIV 17 And he put them all in custody for three days. NAS 18 Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God: NIV 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live, for I fear God: NAS 19 if you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined in your prison ; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households, 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. NAS 20 and bring your youngest brother to me, so your words may be verified, and you will not die." And they did so. 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. NAS 21 Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon 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." NAS 22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the boy '; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning 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." NAS 23 They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between them. NIV 23 They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter. NAS 24 He turned away from them and wept. But when he returned to them and spoke to them, he took Simeon from them and bound 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. NAS 25 Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to restore every man's money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. And thus it was done for them. 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, NAS 26 So they loaded their donkeys with their grain and departed from there. NIV 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left. NAS 27 As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack. 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. NAS 28 Then he said to his brothers, "My money has been returned, and behold, it is even in my sack." And their hearts sank, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, "What is this that 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?" NAS 29 When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them, 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, NAS 30 "The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly with us, and took us for spies of the country. 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. NAS 31 "But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies. NIV 31 But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies. NAS 32 'We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father today 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.' NAS 33 "The man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go. 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. NAS 34 'But bring your youngest brother to me that I may know that you are not spies, but honest men. I will give your brother to you, and you may 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.' " NAS 35 Now it came about as they were emptying their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were dismayed. 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. NAS 36 Their father Jacob said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and you would take Benjamin; all these things are against 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!" NAS 37 Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him 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." NAS 38 But Jacob said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone is left. If harm should befall him on the journey you are taking, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol 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."