If we had not waited so long, we could have been there and back twice by now."
Their father said to them, "If that is how it has to be, then take the best products of the land in your packs as a present for the governor: a little resin, a little honey, spices, pistachio nuts, and almonds.
Take with you also twice as much money, because you must take back the money that was returned in the top of your sacks. Maybe it was a mistake.
Take your brother and return at once.
May Almighty God cause the man to have pity on you, so that he will give Benjamin and your other brother back to you. As for me, if I must lose my children, I must lose them."
So the brothers took the gifts and twice as much money, and set out for Egypt with Benjamin. There they presented themselves to Joseph.
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the servant in charge of his house, "Take these men to my house. They are going to eat with me at noon, so kill an animal and prepare it."
The servant did as he was commanded and took the brothers to Joseph's house.
As they were being brought to the house, they were afraid and thought, "We are being brought here because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time. They will suddenly attack us, take our donkeys, and make us his slaves."
So at the door of the house, they said to the servant in charge,
"If you please, sir, we came here once before to buy food.