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Genesis 42.6 - 17

posted 29 Feb 2012, 06:25 by Ben@theorderoftheblacksheep.com

6-7 Joseph was running the country; he was the one who gave out rations to all the people. When Joseph's brothers arrived, they treated him with honor, bowing to him. Joseph recognized them immediately, but treated them as strangers and spoke roughly to them.

   He said, "Where do you come from?"

   "From Canaan," they said. "We've come to buy food."

 8 Joseph knew who they were, but they didn't know who he was.

 9 Joseph, remembering the dreams he had dreamed of them, said, "You're spies. You've come to look for our weak spots."

 10-11 "No, master," they said. "We've only come to buy food. We're all the sons of the same man; we're honest men; we'd never think of spying."

 12 He said, "No. You're spies. You've come to look for our weak spots."

 13 They said, "There were twelve of us brothers—sons of the same father in the country of Canaan. The youngest is with our father, and one is no more."

 14-16 But Joseph said, "It's just as I said, you're spies. This is how I'll test you. As Pharaoh lives, you're not going to leave this place until your younger brother comes here. Send one of you to get your brother while the rest of you stay here in jail. We'll see if you're telling the truth or not. As Pharaoh lives, I say you're spies."

 17 Then he threw them into jail for three days.