Webster Bible

Genesis 42

Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt.

Genesis 42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? Genesis 42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: go down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

Genesis 42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt. Genesis 42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he said, Lest perhaps mischief shall befall him. Genesis 42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy [corn] among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. Genesis 42:6 And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and] he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed themselves before him [with] their faces to the earth. Genesis 42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. Genesis 42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, Ye [are] spies; to see the nakedness of the land have ye come. Genesis 42:10 And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food have thy servants come. Genesis 42:11 We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men]; thy servants are no spies. Genesis 42:12 And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land have ye come. Genesis 42:13 And they said, Thy servants [are] twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest [is] this day with our father, and one [is] not. Genesis 42:14 And Joseph said to them, That [is] what I spoke to you, saying, Ye [are] spies: Genesis 42:15 By this ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother shall come hither.

They are imprisoned by Joseph for spies.

Genesis 42:16 Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether [there is any] truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye [are] spies. Genesis 42:17 And he put them all together into custody three days.

They are set at liberty, on condition to bring Benjamin.

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God: Genesis 42:19 If ye [are] true [men], let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: Genesis 42:20 But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

They have remorse for Joseph.

Genesis 42:21 And they said one to another, We [are] verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. Genesis 42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the young man; and ye would not hear? therefore behold also his blood is required. Genesis 42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood [them]; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.

Simeon is kept for a pledge.

Genesis 42:24 And he turned himself away from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.

They return with corn, and their money.

Genesis 42:25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he to them. Genesis 42:26 And they loaded their asses with the corn, and departed thence. Genesis 42:27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money: for behold, it [was] in his sack's mouth. Genesis 42:28 And he said to his brethren, My money is restored; and see [it is] even in my sack: and their heart failed [them], and they were afraid, saying one to another, What [is] this [that] God hath done to us?

Their relation to Jacob.

Genesis 42:29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell them, saying, Genesis 42:30 The man [who is] the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country. Genesis 42:31 And we said to him, We [are] true [men]; we are no spies: Genesis 42:32 We [are] twelve brethren, sons of our father: one [is] not, and the youngest [is] this day with our father in the land of Canaan. Genesis 42:33 And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, By this shall I know that ye [are] true [men]: leave one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food for] the famine of your households, and depart: Genesis 42:34 And bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that ye [are] no spies, but [that] ye [are] true [men]: then will I deliver to you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

Genesis 42:35 And 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 the bundles of money, they were afraid.

Jacob refuseth to send Benjamin.

Genesis 42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have ye bereaved: Joseph [is] not, and Simeon [is] not, and ye will take Benjamin [away]: all these things are against me. Genesis 42:37 And Reuben spoke to 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. Genesis 42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief shall befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Download these eBooks in Deluxe
Strong's Concordance & Cross-Referenced Student's Editions!

Leave Your Comments Here!

 

Be a Facebook Fan!
Search Bibles by: All Words Any Word Exact Phrase 2012 OldeBible.com

WEB 1833 Webster Bible with Strongs ConcordanceDOWNLOAD this eBookNew offer..
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle devices
!
Apple iBookstore
Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod
!
Barnes & Noble Nook
Barnes & Noble Nook
!