24 And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys fodder.
25 And they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they had heard that they would eat a meal there.
26 And when Joseph came into the house, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house and bowed down to the ground to him.
27 And he asked them about their welfare and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?
28 And they said, Your servant our father is well; he is still alive. And they bowed and paid him homage.
29 And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to you, my son.
30 And Joseph hurried – for his inward parts burned for his brother – and sought a place to weep. So he entered into his chamber and wept there.
31 Then he washed his face and came out, and he controlled himself and said, Serve the meal.
32 And they served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat a meal with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another in astonishment.
34 And he had portions brought to them from before him; however Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank and were merry with him.
1 And he commanded him who was over his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest with his silver for the grain. And he did so, according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.
4 When they had just gone out of the city and were not yet far off, Joseph said to him who was over his house, Rise up, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have you repaid evil for good?
5 Is not this that from which my lord drinks, and which he indeed uses for divining? You have done wrong in so doing.
6 And he overtook them and spoke these words to them.
7 And they said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing.
8 See how we brought back to you the silver which we found in the mouth of our sacks from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold out of your lord’s house?
9 With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die; and we ourselves will become my lord’s slaves.