43:1 And the famine {was} severe in the land.
43:1 And the famine {was} severe in the land.

43:2 And it came to pass, when they had consumed the corn which they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.
43:2 And it came to pass, when they had consumed the grain which they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

43:3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother {be} with you.
43:3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother {be} with you.

43:4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
43:4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

43:5 But if thou wilt not send {him}, we will not go down, for the man said to us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother {be} with you.
43:5 But if thou wilt not send {him}, we will not go down: for the man said to us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother {be} with you.

43:6 And Israel said, Why dealt ye {so} ill with me, {as} to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
43:6 And Israel said, Why dealt ye {so} ill with me, {as} to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

43:7 And they said, The man asked us strictly concerning our state, and 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 certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
43:7 And they said, The man asked us carefully concerning our state, and 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 certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

43:8 And Judah said to 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.
43:8 And Judah said to 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.

43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

43:10 For except we had delayed, surely now we had returned this second time.
43:10 For except we had delayed, surely now we had returned this second time.

43:11 And their father Israel said to them, If {it must be} so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry to the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
43:11 And their father Israel said to them, If {it must be} so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down to the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

43:12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks, carry {it} again in your hand; it may be it {was} an oversight:
43:12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks, carry {it} again in your hand; it may be it {was} an oversight:

43:13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man:
43:13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man:

43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin: If I be bereaved, I am bereaved.
43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved {of my children}, I am bereaved.

43:15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and arose, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
43:15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and arose, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring {these} men home, and slay, and make ready: for {these} men shall dine with me at noon.
43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring {these} men home, and slaughter {a beast}, and make ready; for {these} men shall dine with me at noon.

43:17 And the man did as Joseph commanded: and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
43:17 And the man did as Joseph commanded; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

43:18 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 bond-men, and our asses.
43:18 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 slaves, and our donkeys.

43:19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
43:19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke with him at the door of the house,

43:20 And said, O sir, we came down indeed at the first time to buy food:
43:20 And said, O sir, we came down indeed at the first time to buy food:

43:21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, 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 again in our hand.
43:21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, 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 again in our hand.

43:22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
43:22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

43:23 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 to them.
43:23 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 to them.

43:24 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.
43:24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave {them} water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys feed.

43:25 And they made ready the present against Joseph should come at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.
43:25 And they made ready the present for Joseph's coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

43:26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which {was} in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
43:26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which {was} in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

43:27 And he asked them of {their} welfare, and said, {Is} your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? {Is} he yet alive?
43:27 And he asked them of {their} welfare, and said, {Is} your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? {Is} he yet alive?

43:28 And they answered, Thy servant, our father, {is} in good health, he {is} yet alive: and they bowed their heads and made obeisance.
43:28 And they answered, Thy servant our father {is} in good health, he {is} yet alive. And they bowed their heads, and made obeisance.

43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, {Is} this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to thee, my son.
43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, {Is} this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to thee, my son.

43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels yearned towards his brother: and he sought {where} to weep; and he entered into {his} chamber, and wept there.
43:30 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.

43:31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
43:31 And he washed his face, and went out, and controlled himself, and said, Set on bread.

43:32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians who ate with him, by themselves; because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that {is} an abomination to the Egyptians.
43:32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, who ate with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that {is} an abomination to the Egyptians.

43:33 And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birth-right, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men wondered one at another.
43:33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men wondered one at another.

43:34 And he took {and sent} messes to them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
43:34 And he took {and sent} messes to them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.