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Joseph keeps Simeon in Egypt
Joseph gave grain to his brothers and told them to return with Benjamin. He kept Simeon to ensure they would return.
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Ge 42:18–26

On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live; I fear God. If you are honest, let one of your brothers be kept in prison where you are now being kept, but the rest of you go, carry grain for the famine for your households. You must bring your youngest brother to me, …

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Ge 44:21–23;
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