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Genesis 44

NIV 1 Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: "Fill the men's sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man's silver in the mouth of his sack. NIV 1 Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: "Fill the men's sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man's silver in the mouth of his sack. NIV 2 Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one's sack, along with the silver for his grain." And he did as Joseph said. NIV 2 Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one's sack, along with the silver for his grain." And he did as Joseph said. NIV 3 As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. NIV 3 As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys. NIV 4 They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, "Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid good with evil? NIV 4 They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, "Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid good with evil? NIV 5 Isn't this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.' " NIV 5 Isn't this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.' " NIV 6 When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. NIV 6 When he caught up with them, he repeated these words to them. NIV 7 But they said to him, "Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that! NIV 7 But they said to him, "Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that! NIV 8 We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found inside the mouths of our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master's house? NIV 8 We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found inside the mouths of our sacks. So why would we steal silver or gold from your master's house? NIV 9 If any of your servants is found to have it, he will die; and the rest of us will become my lord's slaves." NIV 9 If any of your servants is found to have it, he will die; and the rest of us will become my lord's slaves." NIV 10 "Very well, then," he said, "let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it will become my slave; the rest of you will be free from blame." NIV 10 "Very well, then," he said, "let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it will become my slave; the rest of you will be free from blame." NIV 11 Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. NIV 11 Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it. NIV 12 Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. NIV 12 Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. NIV 13 At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city. NIV 13 At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city. NIV 14 Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him. NIV 14 Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they threw themselves to the ground before him. NIV 15 Joseph said to them, "What is this you have done? Don't you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?" NIV 15 Joseph said to them, "What is this you have done? Don't you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?" NIV 16 "What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants' guilt. We are now my lord's slaves--we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup." NIV 16 "What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants' guilt. We are now my lord's slaves--we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup." NIV 17 But Joseph said, "Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace." NIV 17 But Joseph said, "Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace." NIV 18 Then Judah went up to him and said: "Please, my lord, let your servant speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself. NIV 18 Then Judah went up to him and said: "Please, my lord, let your servant speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself. NIV 19 My lord asked his servants, 'Do you have a father or a brother?' NIV 19 My lord asked his servants, 'Do you have a father or a brother?' NIV 20 And we answered, 'We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.' NIV 20 And we answered, 'We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.' NIV 21 "Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.' NIV 21 "Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.' NIV 22 And we said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father will die.' NIV 22 And we said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father; if he leaves him, his father will die.' NIV 23 But you told your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.' NIV 23 But you told your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.' NIV 24 When we went back to your servant my father, we told him what my lord had said. NIV 24 When we went back to your servant my father, we told him what my lord had said. NIV 25 "Then our father said, 'Go back and buy a little more food.' NIV 25 "Then our father said, 'Go back and buy a little more food.' NIV 26 But we said, 'We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.' NIV 26 But we said, 'We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.' NIV 27 "Your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons. NIV 27 "Your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons. NIV 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, "He has surely been torn to pieces." And I have not seen him since. NIV 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, "He has surely been torn to pieces." And I have not seen him since. NIV 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.' NIV 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in misery.' NIV 30 "So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy's life, NIV 30 "So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy's life, NIV 31 sees that the boy isn't there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow. NIV 31 sees that the boy isn't there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow. NIV 32 Your servant guaranteed the boy's safety to my father. I said, 'If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!' NIV 32 Your servant guaranteed the boy's safety to my father. I said, 'If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!' NIV 33 "Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord's slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. NIV 33 "Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord's slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. NIV 34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come upon my father." NIV 34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come upon my father."