Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, "Why do ye look one upon another?"
And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt. Go down thither and buy for us from thence, that we may live and not die."
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren, for he said, "Lest perhaps mischief befall him."
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was who sold to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brethren came and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.