Joseph’s Brothers Go To
SEC 8 P T 79
18On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do
this and you will live, for
I fear God:
19If you are honest men,
let one of your brothers
stay here in prison, while
the rest of you go and
take grain back for your starving households.
20But you must bring your youngest brother to
me, so that your words
may be verified and that
you may not die.” This
they proceeded to do.
21They said to one
another, “Surely we are
being punished because of our brother. We saw
how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would
not listen; that’s why this
distress has come on us.”
22Reuben replied, “Didn’t I tell you not to
sin against the boy? But
you wouldn’t listen! Now
we must give an accounting for his blood.”
23They did not realize
that Joseph could understand them, since
he was using an interpreter.
24He turned away from
them and began to weep,
but then came back and spoke to them again. He
had Simeon taken from
them and bound before their eyes.
25Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain,
to put each man’s silver back in his sack, and to
give them provisions for their journey. After this
was done for them,
26they loaded their grain
on their donkeys and left.
27At the place where they stopped for the night
one of them opened his
sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his
silver in the mouth of his
28“My silver has been returned,” he said to his
brothers. “Here it is in
Their hearts sank and they turned to each other
trembling and said, “What is this that God has done to us?”
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