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had not stolen the cup; and they took down quickly their sacks of corn, and each man opened his sack.

And the steward looked in all the sacks, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

Then his brethren rent their clothes; and they all went back with Benjamin to Joseph's house.

To befall, means to happen.

Chapter XXXVXXX.

JOSEPH MADE KNOWN TO HIS BRETHREN.

When Joseph's brethren had been brought back, and had come again into Joseph's house, they fell before him on the ground. And Joseph said, " What deed is this that

ye

have done?” Then Judah said that they could not clear

was

themselves, and that therefore they would all be his servants, they all, as well as Benjamin, in whose sack the

cup

found. But Joseph said that it should not be so. He said, “ The man in whose hand the cup was found, he shall be my servant; but as for you, go in peace unto your father.”

Then Judah came near unto Joseph, and said, “O my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word, and let not thine anger burn against thy servants." Then Judah told Joseph how greatly his father loved Benjamin, because he was his youngest son, and the only son that was left of his mother. And he said, “If I come to my father, and the lad be not with us, it shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die : and we shall bring down the gray

hairs of our father with sorrow to the grave.”

Then Judah prayed Joseph to let him stay, and be his bondman instead of Benjamin, that Benjamin might go back with his brethren to his father.

Then Joseph could not bear to try his brethren any more, and he told them that he was Joseph. He wept aloud, and he said unto his brethren, “I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?” And his brethren could not answer him; they remembered how cruel they had been to Joseph, and they were troubled and afraid.

But Joseph had forgiven them. And he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me; for God did send me before

you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land : and yet there are five years, in which there shall be neither earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to save your lives. So now, it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and He hath made me lord of all Pharaoh's house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt."

Then Joseph told his brethren to hasten, and go to his father, and say to him, “Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not.”

And Joseph said that he would give his father a land to dwell in, with his children, and his children's children, and his flocks, and his herds, that they might be near him, and that he might give them food during the five years of famine that were yet to be. And he said, that they should tell his father of all his glory in Egypt, and of all that they had seen, and hasten, and bring him into Egypt.

Then Joseph fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. And Joseph kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them. And after that, his brethren talked with him.

Pharaoh the king was glad when he heard that Joseph's brethren were come. And he told Joseph to give them wagons, to fetch their father, and their wives, and their little ones, and provisions for the way, that they might all come to the land of Egypt.

Then Joseph gave his brethren wagons, and provisions for their journey, and sent them away.

And they went up out of the land of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan.

A bondman, is a slave.
To preserve life, means to save life.

Chapter xxxxx.

THE GOING DOWN INTO EGYPT OF JACOB AND

HIS HOUSEHOLD.

When Joseph's brethren had come again unto Jacob their father in the land of Canaan, they told him that their brother Joseph was still alive; they said, “ Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.”

Then they told him all the words which Joseph had said unto them. And when Jacob saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, his spirit revived, and he believed them. And he said, “It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive:

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