Genesis 43:30-44:17 בראשית
[u'And the famine was sore in the land.', u'And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said unto them: \u2018Go again, buy us a little food.\u2019', u'And Judah spoke unto him, saying: \u2018The man did earnestly forewarn us, saying: Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.', u'If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food;', u'but if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down, for the man said unto us: Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.\u2019', u'And Israel said: \u2018Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?\u2019', u'And they said: \u2018The man asked straitly concerning ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying: Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words; could we in any wise know that he would say: Bring your brother down?\u2019', u'And Judah said unto Israel his father: \u2018Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.', u'I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever.', u'For except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.\u2019', u'And their father Israel said unto them: \u2018If it be so now, do this: take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and ladanum, nuts, and almonds;', u'and take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks carry back in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight;', u'take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man;', u'and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release unto you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.\u2019', u'And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.', u'And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house: \u2018Bring the men into the house, and kill the beasts, and prepare the meat; for the men shall dine with me at noon.\u2019', u'And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph\u2019s house.', u'And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph\u2019s house; and they said: \u2018Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.\u2019', u'And they came near to the steward of Joseph\u2019s house, and they spoke unto him at the door of the house,', u'and said: \u2018Oh my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food.', u'And it came to pass, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man\u2019s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight; and we have brought it back in our hand.', u'And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food. We know not who put our money in our sacks.\u2019', u'And he said: \u2018Peace be to you, fear not; your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money.\u2019 And he brought Simeon out unto them.', u'And the man brought the men into Joseph\u2019s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.', u'And they made ready the present against Joseph\u2019s coming at noon; for they heard that they should eat bread there.', u'And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down to him to the earth.', u'And he asked them of their welfare, and said: \u2018Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive?\u2019', u'And they said: \u2018Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive.\u2019 And they bowed the head, and made obeisance.', u'And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother\u2019s son, and said: \u2018Is this your youngest brother of whom ye spoke unto me?\u2019 And he said: \u2018God be gracious unto thee, my son.\u2019', u'And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned toward his brother; and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.', u'And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said: \u2018Set on bread.\u2019', u'And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, that did eat with him, by themselves; because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.', u'And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; and the men marvelled one with another.', u'And portions were taken unto them from before him; but Benjamin\u2019s portion was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.'] None [u'And he commanded the steward of his house, saying: \u2018Fill the men\u2019s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man\u2019s money in his sack\u2019s mouth.', u'And put my goblet, the silver goblet, in the sack\u2019s mouth of the youngest, and his corn money.\u2019 And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.', u'As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.', u'And when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward: \u2018Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them: Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?', u'Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby he indeed divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.\u2019', u'And he overtook them, and he spoke unto them these words.', u'And they said unto him: \u2018Wherefore speaketh my lord such words as these? Far be it from thy servants that they should do such a thing.', u'Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks\u2019mouths, we brought back unto thee out of the land of Canaan; how then should we steal out of thy lord\u2019s house silver or gold?', u'With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, let him die, and we also will be my lord\u2019s bondmen.\u2019', u'And he said: \u2018Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my bondman; and ye shall be blameless.\u2019', u'Then they hastened, and took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.', u'And he searched, beginning at the eldest, and leaving off at the youngest; and the goblet was found in Benjamin\u2019s sack.', u'And they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.', u'And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph\u2019s house, and he was yet there; and they fell before him on the ground.', u'And Joseph said unto them: \u2018What deed is this that ye have done? know ye not that such a man as I will indeed divine?\u2019', u'And Judah said: \u2018What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord\u2019s bondmen, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found.\u2019', u'And he said: \u2018Far be it from me that I should do so; the man in whose hand the goblet is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.\u2019', u'Then Judah came near unto him, and said: \u2018Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord\u2019s ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh.', u'My lord asked his servants, saying: Have ye a father, or a brother?', u'And we said unto my lord: We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.', u'And thou saidst unto thy servants: Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.', u'And we said unto my lord: The lad cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die.', u'And thou saidst unto thy servants: Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.', u'And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.', u'And our father said: Go again, buy us a little food.', u'And we said: We cannot go down; if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down; for we may not see the man\u2019s face, except our youngest brother be with us.', u'And thy servant my father said unto us: Ye know that my wife bore me two sons;', u'and the one went out from me, and I said: Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him since;', u'and if ye take this one also from me, and harm befall him, ye will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.', u'Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us; seeing that his soul is bound up with the lad\u2019s soul;', u'it will come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die; and thy servants will bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.', u'For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying: If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.', u'Now therefore, let thy servant, I pray thee, abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.', u'For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I look upon the evil that shall come on my father.\u2019'] None
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