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Genesis 42

WEB 1 Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look 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?" WEB 2 He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there, and buy for us from there, 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." WEB 3 Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. NIV 3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. WEB 4 But Jacob didn't send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm 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. WEB 5 The sons of Israel came to buy among those who came, for the famine was 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. WEB 6 Joseph was the governor over the land. It was he who sold to all the people of the land. Joseph's brothers came, and bowed themselves down to him with 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. WEB 7 Joseph saw his brothers, and he recognized them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. He said to them, "Where did you come from?" 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." WEB 8 Joseph recognized his brothers, but they didn't recognize him. NIV 8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. WEB 9 Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed about them, and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the 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." WEB 10 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. WEB 11 We are all one man's sons; 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." WEB 12 He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land." NIV 12 "No!" he said to them. "You have come to see where our land is unprotected." WEB 13 They said, "We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more." 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." WEB 14 Joseph said to them, "It is like I told you, saying, 'You are spies.' NIV 14 Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies! WEB 15 Hereby you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother come 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. WEB 16 Send one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else 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!" WEB 17 He put them all together into custody three days. NIV 17 And he put them all in custody for three days. WEB 18 Joseph said to them 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: WEB 19 If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison-house; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses. 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. WEB 20 Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." 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. WEB 21 They said one to another, "We are most assuredly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress 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." WEB 22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required." 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." WEB 23 They didn't know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them. NIV 23 They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter. WEB 24 He turned himself about from them, and wept, and he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among 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. WEB 25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way. Thus was it done to 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, WEB 26 They loaded their donkeys with their grain, and departed from there. NIV 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left. WEB 27 As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging-place, he saw his money. 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. WEB 28 He said to his brothers, "My money is restored! Behold, it is even in my sack." Their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling one to 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?" WEB 29 They came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen 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, WEB 30 "The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly 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. WEB 31 We said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies. NIV 31 But we said to him, 'We are honest men; we are not spies. WEB 32 We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is this day 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.' WEB 33 The man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'Hereby will I know that you are honest men. Leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way. 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. WEB 34 Bring your youngest brother to me. Then will I know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. So will I deliver you your brother, and you shall 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.' " WEB 35 It happened as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. 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. WEB 36 Jacob, their father, said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. 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!" WEB 37 Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you. Deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again." 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." WEB 38 He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm befall him by the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol." 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."