Jacob's sons travel to Egypt.
(Except for Benjamin, who stays behind with Jacob.)
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons,
Why do ye look one upon another?
And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you
down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
When Jacob heard that there was "corn" (grain) in Egypt, he said to his sons,
Why are you looking at each other?
I've heard there is corn in Egypt. Go get some so we can live.
And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he
said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the
famine was in the land of Canaan.
So Jacob's ten sons went to Egypt to by corn.
(Benjamin stayed home with his father.)
And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all
the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down
themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange
unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come
ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
When Joseph's brothers arrive in Egypt, they bow to Joseph and ask to buy corn.
They don't recognize Joseph, and he pretends he doesn't recognize them. 
And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto
them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
Joseph remembered his dreams about them, and said,
You are spies. You're here to see the nakedness of the land.
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
His brothers said,
No, we're here to buy food.
We are all sons of the same father. We're true men, not spies.
And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are
No, you are here to see the nakedness of the land.
And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in
the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father,
and one is not.
His brothers said,
We are twelve brothers, the son of one man in Canaan.
The youngest is with our father, and one is missing.
And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye
Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth
hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in
prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or
else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
You are spies.
You can't buy corn, unless you bring your youngest brother to Egypt.
One of you must return to Canaan and fetch your brother. The rest will be put in prison.
And he put them all together into ward three days.
Joseph put his brothers in prison for three days.
And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear
If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your
prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
On the third day, Joseph released his brothers, except for Simeon, who
remained in prison while the other other brothers returned to Canaan to fetch Benjamin.
But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified,
and ye shall not die. And they did so.
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother,
in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would
not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin
against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood
And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by
And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them
again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him
before their eyes.
Jacob's sons return to Canaan
(Except for Simeon, who stays in Egypt)
Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every
man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus
did he unto them.
And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
Joseph tells his brothers to fill their sacks with corn and put their money in sacks before leaving for Canaan.
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money;
for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even
in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to
another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
On their way back to Canaan, they pay for an inn with money
from in their sacks. (This seemed to surprise them for some reason.) 
And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell
unto them; saying,
The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for
spies of the country.
And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is
this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know
that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food
for the famine of your households, and be gone:
And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no
spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye
shall traffick in the land.
When they arrive in Canaan, they tell Jacob about their trip to Egypt, including the fact that they had
to leave Simeon and promise to bring Benjamin back to Egypt.
And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in
his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they
When the brothers get back to Canaan, they find their money in their sacks and
are (again) surprised. 
And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children:
Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these
things are against me.
And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him
not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again
And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead,
and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go,
then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Jacob is upset when he hears that Simeon is in prison.
But Rueben said to him,
Kill my two sons if I don't bring Simeon home.