24 And he turned away from them and wept. Then he returned to them and spoke to them. And he took Simeon from among them and bound him before their eyes.
25 Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain and to restore every man’s silver pieces into his sack and to give them provisions for the way. And thus was it done for them.
26 And they loaded their grain upon their donkeys and departed from there.
27 And one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, and he saw his silver; there it was in the mouth of his sack.
28 And he said to his brothers, My silver has been returned; and here it is in my sack! And their heart stopped, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, What is this that God has done to us?
29 And they came to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan and told him all that had happened to them, saying,
30 The man, the lord of the land, spoke harshly to us and took us for spies on the land.
31 But we said to him, We are honest men; we have never been spies.
32 We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; the one is no more, and the youngest is with our father today in the land of Canaan.
33 And the man, the lord of the land, said to us, By this will I know that you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.
34 And bring your youngest brother to me that I may know that you are not spies but are honest men. I will give you your brother, and you may trade in the land.
35 And when they emptied their sacks, there was each man’s bundle of silver pieces, in his sack. And when they and their father saw their bundles of silver, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said to them, You have bereaved me of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and you would take Benjamin; all these things are against me.
37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, You may put to death my two sons if I do not bring him to you. Put him in my hand, and I will return him to you.
38 But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left. And if harm should befall him on the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol.