Genesis 42:1-6 TNIV

Joseph's Brothers Go to Egypt

1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt,1 he said to his sons, "Why do you just keep looking at each other?"

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2 He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us,2 so that we may live and not die."3

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3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain4 from Egypt.

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4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin,5 Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him.6

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      5 So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain,7 for the famine was in the land of Canaan8 also.9

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      6 Now Joseph was the governor of the land,10 the person who sold grain to all its people.11 So when Joseph's brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.12

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