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Genesis 43:8-15 בראשית
And the famine was sore in the land. None 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: ‘Go again, buy us a little food.’ None And Judah spoke unto him, saying: ‘The man did earnestly forewarn us, saying: Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. None If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food; None 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.’ None And Israel said: ‘Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?’ None And they said: ‘The 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?’ None And Judah said unto Israel his father: ‘Send 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. None 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. None For except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.’ None And their father Israel said unto them: ‘If 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; None 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; None take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man; None 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.’ None 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. None And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house: ‘Bring the men into the house, and kill the beasts, and prepare the meat; for the men shall dine with me at noon.’ None And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph’s house. None And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said: ‘Because 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.’ None And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they spoke unto him at the door of the house, None and said: ‘Oh my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food. None And it came to pass, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight; and we have brought it back in our hand. None And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food. We know not who put our money in our sacks.’ None And he said: ‘Peace be to you, fear not; your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money.’ And he brought Simeon out unto them. None And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender. None And they made ready the present against Joseph’s coming at noon; for they heard that they should eat bread there. None 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. None And he asked them of their welfare, and said: ‘Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive?’ None And they said: ‘Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive.’ And they bowed the head, and made obeisance. None And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother’s son, and said: ‘Is this your youngest brother of whom ye spoke unto me?’ And he said: ‘God be gracious unto thee, my son.’ None 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. None And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said: ‘Set on bread.’ None 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. None 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. None And portions were taken unto them from before him; but Benjamin’s portion was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him. None
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