42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: go down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: go down there, and buy for us from there; that we may live, and not die.

42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain in Egypt.

42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest perhaps mischief shall befall him.
42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest perhaps harm shall 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.
42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy {grain} 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 themselves before him {with} their faces to the earth.
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 themselves before him {with} their faces to the earth.

42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, Where do you come from? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
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 to them, Ye {are} spies; to see the nakedness of the land have ye come.
42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, Ye {are} spies; to see the nakedness of the land have ye come.

42:10 And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food have thy servants come.
42:10 And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food have thy servants come.

42:11 We {are} all one man's sons; we {are} true {men}; thy servants are no spies.
42:11 We {are} all one man's sons; we {are} honest {men}, thy servants are no spies.

42:12 And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land have ye come.
42:12 And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land have ye 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.
42:13 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 to them, That {is} what I spoke to you, saying, Ye {are} spies:
42:14 And Joseph said to them, That {is} what I spoke to you, saying, Ye {are} spies:

42:15 By this ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother shall come hither.
42:15 By this ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth from here, except your youngest brother shall come here.

42:16 Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether {there is any} truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye {are} spies.
42:16 Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether {there is any} truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye {are} spies.

42:17 And he put them all together into custody three days.
42:17 And he put them all together into prison three days.

42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; {for} I fear God:
42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; {for} I fear God:

42:19 If ye {are} true {men}, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
42:19 If ye are honest {men}, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

42:20 But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
42:20 But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

42:21 And they said one to another, We {are} verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
42:21 And they said one to another, We {are} verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the young man; and ye would not hear? therefore behold also his blood is required.
42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the young man; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood {them}; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.
42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood {them}; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.

42:24 And he turned himself away from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
42:24 And he turned himself away from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and spoke with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.

42:25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he to them.
42:25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he to them.

42:26 And they loaded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
42:26 And they loaded their donkeys with the grain, and departed from there.

42:27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money: for behold, it {was} in his sack's mouth.
42:27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed at the inn, he discovered his money; for, behold, it {was} in his sack's mouth.

42:28 And he said to his brethren, My money is restored; and see {it is} even in my sack: and their heart failed {them}, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What {is} this {that} God hath done to us?
42:28 And he said to his brethren, My money is restored; and, see, {it is} even in my sack: and their heart failed {them}, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What {is} this {that} God hath done to us?

42:29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell them, saying,
42:29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell them; saying,

42:30 The man {who is} the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
42:30 The man, {who is} the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.

42:31 And we said to him, We {are} true {men}; we are no spies:
42:31 And we said to him, We {are} honest {men}; we are no spies:

42:32 We {are} twelve brethren, sons of our father: one {is} not, and the youngest {is} this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
42:32 We {are} twelve brethren, sons of our father; one {is} not, and the youngest {is} this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

42:33 And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, By this shall I know that ye {are} true {men}: leave one of your brethren {here} with me, and take {food for} the famine of your households, and depart:
42:33 And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, By this shall I know that ye {are} honest {men}; leave one of your brethren {here} with me, and take {food for} the famine of your households, and depart:

42:34 And bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that ye {are} no spies, but {that} ye {are} true {men}: then will I deliver to you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
42:34 And bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that ye {are} no spies, but {that} ye {are} honest {men: then} will I deliver to you your brother, and ye shall trade in the land.

42:35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money {was} in his sack; and when they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
42:35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money {was} in his sack: and when they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have ye bereaved: Joseph {is} not, and Simeon {is} not, and ye will take Benjamin {away}: all these things are against me.
42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have ye bereaved: Joseph {is} not, and Simeon {is} not, and ye will take Benjamin {away}: all these things are against me.

42:37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
42:37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.

42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief shall befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if harm shall befall him by the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.