Genesis 42 (asv)
Genesis 42 (asv)
42:18And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God: 42:19if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses: 42:20and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so. 42:21And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 42:22And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore also, behold, his blood is required. 42:23And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them. 42:24And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and he returned to them, and spake to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes. 42:25Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way: and thus was it done unto them.
42:26And they laded their asses with their grain, and departed thence. 42:27And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack. 42:28And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God hath done unto us? 42:29And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying, 42:30The man, the lord of the land, spake roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country. 42:31And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies: 42:32we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 42:33And the man, the lord of the land, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: leave one of your brethren with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way; 42:34and bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.
42:35And 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 their bundles of money, they were afraid. 42:36And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. 42:37And Reuben spake unto 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. 42:38And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left: if harm befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.