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Joseph's Brothers in Egypt

Genesis Chapter 42


42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?  
42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.  
42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.  
42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.    
42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.  
42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that 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.    
42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.    
42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.    
42:10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.    
42:11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.    
42:12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.    
42:13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.  
42:14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:    
42:15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.    
42:16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.  
42:17 And he put them all together into ward three days.  

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