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12 And he searched, beginning from the eldest, until he came to the youngest; and he found the cup in Benjamin's sack. 13 And they rent their garments, and laid each man his sack on his ass, and returned to the city. 14 And Judas and his brethren came in to Joseph, while he was yet there, and fell on the ground before him. 15 And Joseph said to them, What is this thing that ye have done? know ye not that a man such as I can surely divine? 16 And Judas said, What shall we answer to our lord, or what shall we say, or wherein should we be justified? whereas God has discovered the unrighteousness of thy servants; behold, we are slaves to our lord, both we and he with whom the cup has been found. 17 And Joseph said, Far be it from me to do this thing; the man with whom the cup has been found, he shall be my servant; but do ye go up with safety to your father. 18 And Judas drew near him, and said, I pray, Sir, let thy servant speak a word before thee, and be not angry with thy servant, for thou art next to Pharao. 19 Sir, thou askedst thy servants, saying, Have ye a father or a brother? 20 And we said to [my] lord, We have a father, an old man, and he has a son of his old age, a young one, and his brother is dead, and he alone has been left behind to his mother, and his father loves him. 21 And thou saidst to thy servants, Bring him down to me, and I will take care of him. 22 And we said to [my] lord, The child will not be able to leave his father; but if he should leave his father, he will die.

12 ἠρεύνησε δὲ ἀπὸ τοῦ πρεσβυτέρου ἀρξάμενος, ἕως ἦλθεν ἐπὶ τὸν νεώτερον, καὶ εὗρε τὸ κόνδυ ἐν τῷ μαρσίππῳ τοῦ Βενιαμίν. 13 καὶ διέρρηξαν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν καὶ ἐπέθηκαν ἕκαστος τὸν μάρσιππον αὐτοῦ ἐπί τὸν ὄνον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν εἰς τὴν πόλιν. 14 εἰσῆλθε δὲ ᾿Ιούδας καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσήφ, ἔτι αὐτοῦ ὄντος ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἔπεσον ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν. 15 εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιωσήφ· τί τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῦτο ἐποιήσατε; οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι οἰωνισμῷ οἰωνιεῖται ὁ ἄνθρωπος, οἷος ἐγώ; 16 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιούδας· τί ἀντεροῦμεν τῷ κυρίῳ, ἢ τί λαλήσομεν, ἢ τί δικαιωθῶμεν; ὁ Θεὸς δὲ εὗρε τὴν ἀδικίαν τῶν παίδων σου. ἰδού ἐσμεν οἰκέται τῷ κυρίῳ ἡμῶν, καὶ ἡμεῖς καὶ παρ᾿ ᾧ εὑρέθη τὸ κόνδυ. 17 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιωσήφ· μή μοι γένοιτο ποιῆσαι τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο· ὁ ἄνθρωπος, παρ᾿ ᾧ εὑρέθη τὸ κόνδυ αὐτὸς ἔσται μου παῖς. ὑμεῖς δὲ ἀνάβητε μετὰ σωτηρίας πρὸς τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν. 18 ᾿Εγγίσας δὲ αὐτῷ ᾿Ιούδας εἶπε· δέομαι, κύριε· λαλησάτω ὁ παῖς σου ρῆμα ἐναντίον σου, καὶ μὴ θυμωθῇς τῷ παιδί σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ μετὰ Φαραώ. 19 κύριε, σὺ ἠρώτησας τοὺς παῖδάς σου, λέγων· εἰ ἔχετε πατέρα ἢ ἀδελφόν; 20 καὶ εἴπαμεν τῷ κυρίῳ· ἔστιν ἡμῖν πατὴρ πρεσβύτερος καὶ παιδίον γήρους νεώτερον αὐτῷ, καὶ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ἀπέθανεν, αὐτὸς δὲ μόνος ὑπελείφθη τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ, ὁ δὲ πατὴρ αὐτὸν ἠγάπησεν. 21 εἶπας δὲ τοῖς παισί σου· καταγάγετε αὐτὸν πρός με, καὶ ἐπιμελοῦμαι αὐτοῦ. 22 καὶ εἴπαμεν τῷ κυρίῳ· οὐ δυνήσεται τὸ παιδίον καταλιπεῖν τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ· ἐὰν δὲ καταλίπῃ τὸν πατέρα, ἀποθανεῖται.

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