Genesis 43:14–20

14 and may 1aGod Almighty bgrant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you cyour other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, dif I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”

15 So the men took athis present, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; then they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Joseph Sees Benjamin

16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his ahouse steward, “Bring the men into the house, and slay an animal and make ready; for the men are to dine with me at noon.”

17 So the man did as Joseph said, and 1brought the men to Joseph’s house.

18 Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may 1seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys.”

19 So they came near to Joseph’s house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,

20 and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

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