Genesis 42
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Yaquuv saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Yaquuv said to his sons, “You shall not be afraid. 2Behold, I heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy for us there, and we will live and we will not die.” 3And ten brothers of Yoseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4And Yaquuv did not send Benyamin, the brother of Yoseph, with his brothers, because he said, “Lest calamity will come to him.” 5And the sons of Israel came to buy with those who were going, because the famine was severe in the land of Canaan.

6And Yoseph was authorized over the land, and he sold to all the people of the land and the brothers of Yoseph came and bowed down to him on their faces on the ground. 7And Yoseph saw his brothers and he recognized them, and he acted deceitfully toward them and he spoke with them harshly and said to them, “From where are you?” And they said, “From the land of Canaan; we come to buy grain.”

8And Yoseph recognized his brothers and they did not recognize him. 9And Yoseph remembered the dream that he dreamt of them and said to them, “You are spies and you have come to notice the report of the land.” 10And they said, “No, our Lord, your Servants have come to buy grain. 11All of us are sons of one man, and we are righteous, and your Servants are not spies.” 12Yoseph said to them, “It is not so; you have come to show the report of the land.” 13And they said to him, “We are twelve brothers; your Servants are the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is not.” 14Yoseph said to them, “It is what I said to you; you are spies! 15In this you will be proven; by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go out from here unless your little brother comes here. 16Send one of you to bring your brother and you will all be bound and your words will be tested, if you have spoken the truth, otherwise, by the life of Pharaoh, you are spies!” 17And he cast them into the prison house three days.

18And Yoseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live; I worship God: 19If you are just, your one brother will be bound in your prison house, and you go bring out grain to the hungry that are in your house: 20And bring your little brother to me, and your words will be believed, and you shall not die”, and they did so. 21And they said, each man to his brothers, “Truly we are condemned concerning our brother, for we did see the anxiety of his soul when he was making supplication to us and we did not listen to him, because of this, this distress has come upon us.” 22And Rubil answered and said to them, “Did I not say to you, ‘Do not sin against the boy’, and you did not listen? Even now, behold, his blood is required. 23And they were not aware that Yoseph heard, because an interpreter was standing among them. 24And he turned from their presence and wept, and returned to them and he spoke with them, and he took Shemon from them and bound him in their sight.

25And Yoseph commanded and they filled their vessels with grain, and to return their money to each man in his sack, and to give them provisions for the road, and they did so for them.

26And they took their food on their donkeys and they went from there. 27And one of them opened his sack to throw hay for his donkey, at the lodging house, and he saw his money laid in the mouth of his pack. 28And he said to his brother, “My money is returned and behold, it is in the mouth of my pack”, and their heart was moved, and each man marveled with his brother and they said, “What is this that God has done to us?”

29And they came to Yaquuv their father, to the land of Canaan and told him everything that had occurred to them, and they said to him. 30“The man, the Lord of the land, spoke with us severely and he considered us as spies of the land. 31And we were saying to him, “We are just and we are not spies: 32We are twelve brothers, sons of our father, and one is not, and the youngest is with our father today in the land of Canaan. 33And the man, the Lord of the land, said to us, ‘In this I shall know that you are righteous: leave your one brother with me and take the grain for the hungry that are in your house and go: 34And bring your little brother to me, and I shall know that you are not spies, but you are good, and I shall give your brother to you and you will do business in the land.’”

35And it was that when they emptied their sacks, behold, the moneybag of the man’s money was in the mouth of his pack, and they saw the moneybags of their money, they and their father, and they were afraid. 36Yaquuv their father said to them, “You have bereaved me; Yoseph is not, and Shemon is not, and you will take Benyamin; all these things are the end of me!” 37And Rubil said to his father, “Put my two sons to death if I shall not bring him to you; deliver him to me and I shall return him to you.” 38And he said, “My son will not go down with you, because his brother is dead, and he alone is left to his mother, and calamity will come to him on the road that you will travel, and my old age will go down in misery to Sheol.”

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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Genesis 41
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