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Genesis 44:1-13

Joseph's Final Test

1 Then Joseph commanded his steward: "Fill the men's bags with as much food as they can carry, and put each one's money at the top of his bag.
2 Put my cup, the silver one, at the top of the youngest one's bag, along with his grain money." So he did as Joseph told him.
3 At morning light, the men were sent off with their donkeys.
4 They had not gone very far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, "Get up. Pursue the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?a
5 Isn't this the cup that my master drinks from and uses for divination? What you have done is wrong!' "
6 When he overtook them, he said these words to them.
7 They said to him, "Why does my lord say these things? Your servants could not possibly do such a thing.
8 We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money we found at the top of our bags. How could we steal gold and silver from your master's house?
9 If any of us isb found to have it, he must die, and we also will become my lord's slaves."
10 The steward replied, "What you have said is proper, but only the one who is found to have it will be my slave, and the rest of you will be blameless."
11 So each one quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it.
12 The steward searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they tore their clothes, and each one loaded his donkey and returned to the city.
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