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Genesis 43

NRS 1 Now the famine was severe in the land. NIV 1 Now the famine was still severe in the land. NRS 2 And when they had eaten up the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food." NIV 2 So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us a little more food." NRS 3 But Judah said to him, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, "You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.' NIV 3 But Judah said to him, "The man warned us solemnly, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.' NRS 4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food; NIV 4 If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you. NRS 5 but if you will not send him, we will not go down, for the man said to us, "You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.' " NIV 5 But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, 'You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.' " NRS 6 Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly as to tell the man that you had another brother?" NIV 6 Israel asked, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?" NRS 7 They replied, "The man questioned us carefully about ourselves and our kindred, saying, "Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' What we told him was in answer to these questions. Could we in any way know that he would say, "Bring your brother down'?" NIV 7 They replied, "The man questioned us closely about ourselves and our family. 'Is your father still living?' he asked us. 'Do you have another brother?' We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say, 'Bring your brother down here'?" NRS 8 Then Judah said to his father Israel, "Send the boy with me, and let us be on our way, so that we may live and not die—you and we and also our little ones. NIV 8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die. NRS 9 I myself will be surety for him; you can hold me accountable for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever. NIV 9 I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. NRS 10 If we had not delayed, we would now have returned twice." NIV 10 As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice." NRS 11 Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry them down as a present to the man—a little balm and a little honey, gum, resin, pistachio nuts, and almonds. NIV 11 Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds. NRS 12 Take double the money with you. Carry back with you the money that was returned in the top of your sacks; perhaps it was an oversight. NIV 12 Take double the amount of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks. Perhaps it was a mistake. NRS 13 Take your brother also, and be on your way again to the man; NIV 13 Take your brother also and go back to the man at once. NRS 14 may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man, so that he may send back your other brother and Benjamin. As for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved." NIV 14 And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved." NRS 15 So the men took the present, and they took double the money with them, as well as Benjamin. Then they went on their way down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. NIV 15 So the men took the gifts and double the amount of silver, and Benjamin also. They hurried down to Egypt and presented themselves to Joseph. NRS 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon." NIV 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare dinner; they are to eat with me at noon." NRS 17 The man did as Joseph said, and brought the men to Joseph's house. NIV 17 The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph's house. NRS 18 Now the men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house, and they said, "It is because of the money, replaced in our sacks the first time, that we have been brought in, so that he may have an opportunity to fall upon us, to make slaves of us and take our donkeys." NIV 18 Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, "We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our donkeys." NRS 19 So they went up to the steward of Joseph's house and spoke with him at the entrance to the house. NIV 19 So they went up to Joseph's steward and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. NRS 20 They said, "Oh, my lord, we came down the first time to buy food; NIV 20 "Please, sir," they said, "we came down here the first time to buy food. NRS 21 and when we came to the lodging place we opened our sacks, and there was each one's money in the top of his sack, our money in full weight. So we have brought it back with us. NIV 21 But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver--the exact weight--in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us. NRS 22 Moreover we have brought down with us additional money to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks." NIV 22 We have also brought additional silver with us to buy food. We don't know who put our silver in our sacks." NRS 23 He replied, "Rest assured, do not be afraid; your God and the God of your father must have put treasure in your sacks for you; I received your money." Then he brought Simeon out to them. NIV 23 "It's all right," he said. "Don't be afraid. Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver." Then he brought Simeon out to them. NRS 24 When the steward had brought the men into Joseph's house, and given them water, and they had washed their feet, and when he had given their donkeys fodder, NIV 24 The steward took the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys. NRS 25 they made the present ready for Joseph's coming at noon, for they had heard that they would dine there. NIV 25 They prepared their gifts for Joseph's arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there. NRS 26 When Joseph came home, they brought him the present that they had carried into the house, and bowed to the ground before him. NIV 26 When Joseph came home, they presented to him the gifts they had brought into the house, and they bowed down before him to the ground. NRS 27 He inquired about their welfare, and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?" NIV 27 He asked them how they were, and then he said, "How is your aged father you told me about? Is he still living?" NRS 28 They said, "Your servant our father is well; he is still alive." And they bowed their heads and did obeisance. NIV 28 They replied, "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And they bowed low to pay him honor. NRS 29 Then he looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? God be gracious to you, my son!" NIV 29 As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?" And he said, "God be gracious to you, my son." NRS 30 With that, Joseph hurried out, because he was overcome with affection for his brother, and he was about to weep. So he went into a private room and wept there. NIV 30 Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there. NRS 31 Then he washed his face and came out; and controlling himself he said, "Serve the meal." NIV 31 After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said, "Serve the food." NRS 32 They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. NIV 32 They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians. NRS 33 When they were seated before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, the men looked at one another in amazement. NIV 33 The men had been seated before him in the order of their ages, from the firstborn to the youngest; and they looked at each other in astonishment. NRS 34 Portions were taken to them from Joseph's table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. So they drank and were merry with him. NIV 34 When portions were served to them from Joseph's table, Benjamin's portion was five times as much as anyone else's. So they feasted and drank freely with him.