Bible: Genesis 43:16-23

43:16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the servant who was over his household, “Bring the men to the house. Slaughter an animal and prepare it, for the men will eat with me at noon.” 43:17 The man did just as Joseph said; he 1  brought the men into Joseph’s house. 2 

43:18 But the men were afraid when they were brought to Joseph’s house. They said, “We are being brought in because of 3  the money that was returned in our sacks last time. 4  He wants to capture us, 5  make us slaves, and take 6  our donkeys! 43:19 So they approached the man who was in charge of Joseph’s household and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. 43:20 They said, “My lord, we did indeed come down 7  the first time 8  to buy food. 43:21 But when we came to the place where we spent the night, we opened our sacks and each of us found his money – the full amount 9 in the mouth of his sack. So we have returned it. 10  43:22 We have brought additional money with us to buy food. We do not know who put the money in our sacks!

43:23Everything is fine,” 11  the man in charge of Joseph’s household told them. “Don’t be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks. 12  I had your money.” 13  Then he brought Simeon out to them.

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