Then their father, Israel, said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags and carry a present down to the man – a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds.  Take double the money with you.  Carry back the money that was returned in the mouths of your sacks.  Perhaps it was an oversight.  Take, also, your brother and rise, go again to the man.  May God Almighty grant you mercy before the man, and may he send back your other brother and Benjamin.  And, as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”  (Genesis 43.11-14)


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