1 H6680 And he commanded H834 the steward H5921 H1004 of his house, H559 saying, H4390 Fill H582 the men’s H572 sacks H400 with food, H834 as much H3201 as they can H5375 carry, H7760 and put H376 every man’s H3701 money H572 in his sack’s H6310 mouth.
2 H7760 And put H1375 my cup, H3701 the silver H1375 cup, H572 in the sack’s H6310 mouth H6996 of the youngest, H7668 and his corn H3701 money. H6213 And he did H1697 according to the word H3130 that Joseph H1696 had spoken.
3 H1242 As soon as the morning H216 was light, H582 the men H7971 were sent H2543 away, they and their asses.
4 H3318 And when they were gone H5892 out of the city, H7368 and not yet far H3130 off, Joseph H559 said H834 to his steward, H5921 H7291 Up, follow H310 after H582 the men; H5381 and when you do overtake H559 them, say H4100 to them, Why H7999 have you rewarded H7451 evil H2896 for good?
5 H2088 Is not this H834 it in which H113 my lord H8354 drinks, H5172 and whereby indeed he divines? H7489 you have done evil H834 in so H6213 doing.
7 H559 And they said H4100 to him, Why H1696 said H113 my lord H428 these H1697 words? H2486 God forbid H5650 that your servants H6213 should do H2088 according to this H1697 thing:
8 H2005 Behold, H3701 the money, H834 which H4672 we found H572 in our sacks’ H6310 mouths, H7725 we brought H7725 again H776 to you out of the land H3667 of Canaan: H349 how H1589 then should we steal H113 out of your lord’s H1004 house H3701 silver H176 or H2091 gold?
9 H834 With whomsoever H5650 of your servants H4672 it be found, H4191 both let him die, H1571 and we also H113 will be my lord’s H5650 slaves.
10 H559 And he said, H6258 Now H1571 also H1697 let it be according to your words: H834 he with whom H4672 it is found H5650 shall be my servant; H5355 and you shall be blameless.
11 H4116 Then they speedily H3381 took H3381 down H376 every man H572 his sack H776 to the ground, H6605 and opened H376 every man H572 his sack.
12 H2664 And he searched, H2490 and began H1419 at the oldest, H3615 and left H6996 at the youngest: H1375 and the cup H4672 was found H1144 in Benjamin’s H572 sack.
13 H7167 Then they rent H8071 their clothes, H6006 and laded H376 every man H2543 his ass, H7725 and returned H5892 to the city.
14 H3063 And Judah H251 and his brothers H935 came H3130 to Joseph’s H1004 house; H5750 for he was yet H8033 there: H5307 and they fell H6440 before H776 him on the ground.
15 H3130 And Joseph H559 said H4100 to them, What H4639 deed H2088 is this H6213 that you have done? H3045 know H376 you not that such a man H5172 as I can certainly divine?
16 H3063 And Judah H559 said, H4100 What H559 shall we say H113 to my lord? H4100 what H1696 shall we speak? H4100 or how H6663 shall we clear H430 ourselves? God H4672 has found H5771 out the iniquity H5650 of your servants: H2009 behold, H113 we are my lord’s H5650 servants, H1571 both H1571 we, and he also H834 with whom H1375 the cup H4672 is found.
17 H559 And he said, H2486 God forbid H6213 that I should do H2063 so: H376 but the man H3027 in whose hand H1375 the cup H4672 is found, H5650 he shall be my servant; H5927 and as for you, get H7965 you up in peace H1 to your father.
18 H3063 Then Judah H5066 came H5066 near H559 to him, and said, H994 Oh H113 my lord, H5650 let your servant, H4994 I pray H1696 you, speak H1697 a word H113 in my lord’s H241 ears, H639 and let not your anger H2734 burn H5650 against your servant: H6547 for you are even as Pharaoh.
19 H113 My lord H7592 asked H5650 his servants, H559 saying, H3426 Have H1 you a father, H176 or H251 a brother?
20 H559 And we said H113 to my lord, H3426 We have H1 a father, H2205 an old H376 man, H3206 and a child H2208 of his old H6996 age, a little H251 one; and his brother H4191 is dead, H905 and he alone H3498 is left H517 of his mother, H1 and his father H157 loves him.
21 H559 And you said H5650 to your servants, H3381 Bring H3381 him down H7760 to me, that I may set H5869 my eyes on him.
22 H559 And we said H113 to my lord, H5288 The lad H3808 cannot H3201 H5800 leave H1 his father: H5800 for if he should leave H1 his father, H4191 his father would die.
23 H559 And you said H5650 to your servants, H518 Except H3808 H6996 your youngest H251 brother H3381 come H3381 down H7200 with you, you shall see H6440 my face H3808 no H3254 more.
24 H1961 And it came H3588 to pass when H5927 we came H5650 up to your servant H1 my father, H5046 we told H1697 him the words H113 of my lord.
26 H559 And we said, H3808 We cannot H3201 H3381 go H3381 down: H518 if H6996 our youngest H251 brother H3381 be with us, then will we go H3381 down: H3201 for we may H7200 not see H376 the man’s H6440 face, H369 except H6996 our youngest H251 brother be with us.
27 H5650 And your servant H1 my father H559 said H3045 to us, You know H802 that my wife H3205 bore H8147 me two sons:
28 H259 And the one H3318 went H559 out from me, and I said, H389 Surely H2963 he is torn H7200 in pieces; and I saw H2008 him not since:
29 H518 And if H3947 you take H2088 this H1571 also H611 from me, and mischief H7136 befall H3381 him, you shall bring H3381 down H7872 my gray H7451 hairs with sorrow H7585 to the grave.
30 H6258 Now H935 therefore when I come H5650 to your servant H1 my father, H5288 and the lad H5315 be not with us; seeing that his life H7194 is bound H5288 up in the lad’s H5315 life;
31 H1961 It shall come H7200 to pass, when he sees H5288 that the lad H4191 is not with us, that he will die: H5650 and your servants H3381 shall bring H3381 down H7872 the gray H5650 hairs of your servant H1 our father H3015 with sorrow H7585 to the grave.
32 H5650 For your servant H6148 became H6148 surety H5288 for the lad H1 to my father, H559 saying, H518 If H935 I bring H2398 him not to you, then I shall bear H2398 the blame H1 to my father H3605 for ever.
33 H6258 Now H4994 therefore, I pray H5650 you, let your servant H3427 abide H8478 instead H5288 of the lad H5650 a slave H113 to my lord; H5288 and let the lad H5927 go H251 up with his brothers.