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ND Jacob having seen that there was a sale [of corn] in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are ye indolent? 2 Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt; go down thither, and buy for us a little food, that we may live, and not die. 3 And the ten brethren of Joseph went down to buy corn out of Egypt. 4 But [Jacob] sent not Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, with his brethren; for he said, Lest, haply, disease befall him. 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy with those that came, for the famine was in the land of Chanaan. 6 And Joseph was ruler of the land; he sold to all the people of the land. And the brethren of Joseph, having come, did reverence to him, [bowing] with the face to the ground. 7 And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, and estranged himself from them, and spoke hard words to them; and said to them, Whence are ye come? And they said, Out of the land of Chanaan, to buy food. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. 9 And Joseph remembered his dream, which he saw; and he said to them, Ye are spies; to observe the marks of the land are ye come. 10 But they said, Nay, Sir, we thy servants are come to buy food; 11 we are all sons of one man; we are peaceable, thy servants are not spies. 12 And he said to them, Nay, but ye are come to observe the marks of the land.

ΙΔΩΝ δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ ὅτι ἐστὶ πρᾶσις ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, εἶπε τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ· ἱνατί ραθυμεῖτε; 2 ἰδοὺ ἀκήκοα ὅτι ἐστὶ σῖτος ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ· κατάβητε ἐκεῖ καὶ πρίασθε ἡμῖν μικρὰ βρώματα, ἵνα ζήσωμεν καὶ μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν. 3 κατέβησαν δὲ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ οἱ δέκα πρίασθαι σῖτον ἐξ Αἰγύπτου· 4 τὸν δὲ Βενιαμὶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν ᾿Ιωσὴφ οὐκ ἀπέστειλε μετὰ τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτοῦ, εἶπε γάρ· μή ποτε συμβῇ αὐτῷ μαλακία. 5 ῏Ηλθον δὲ οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀγοράζειν μετὰ τῶν ἐρχομένων· ἦν γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν γῇ Χαναάν. 6 ᾿Ιωσὴφ δὲ ἦν ὁ ἄρχων τῆς γῆς, οὗτος ἐπώλει παντὶ τῷ λαῷ τῆς γῆς· ἐλθόντες δὲ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν. 7 ἰδὼν δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τούς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐπέγνω καὶ ἠλλοτριοῦτο ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν καὶ ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς σκληρὰ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· πόθεν ἥκατε; οἱ δὲ εἶπον· ἐκ γῆς Χαναὰν ἀγοράσαι βρώματα. 8 ἐπέγνω δὲ ᾿Ιωσὴφ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ, αὐτοὶ δὲ οὐκ ἐπέγνωσαν αὐτόν. 9 καὶ ἐμνήσθη ᾿Ιωσὴφ τῶν ἐνυπνίων αὐτοῦ, ὧν εἶδεν αὐτός, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· κατάσκοποί ἐστε, κατανοῆσαι τὰ ἴχνη τῆς χώρας ἥκατε. 10 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν· οὐχί, κύριε, οἱ παῖδές σου ἤλθομεν πρίασθαι βρώματα· 11 πάντες ἐσμὲν υἱοὶ ἑνὸς ἀνθρώπου· εἰρηνικοί ἐσμεν, οὐκ εἰσὶν οἱ παῖδές σου κατάσκοποι. 12 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· οὐχί, ἀλλὰ τὰ ἴχνη τῆς γῆς ἤλθετε ἰδεῖν.

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