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Chapter 43 10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.