As soon as they came into Egypt
, they were brought down to Joseph:
but here no small fear disturbed them, lest they should be accused about
the price of the corn, as if they had cheated Joseph. They then made a
long apology to Joseph's steward; and told him, that when they came home
they found the money in their sacks, and that they had now brought it along
with them. He said he did not know what they meant: so they were delivered
from that fear. And when he had loosed Symeon, and put him into a handsome
habit, he suffered him to be with his brethren; at which time Joseph came
from his attendance on the king. So they offered him their presents; and
upon his putting the question to them about their father, they answered
that they found him well. He also, upon his discovery that Benjamin was
alive, asked whether this was their younger brother; for he had seen him.
Whereupon they said he was: he replied, that the God over all was his protector.
But when his affection to him made him shed tears, he retired, desiring
he might not be seen in that plight by his brethren. Then Joseph took them
to supper, and they were set down in the same order as they used to sit
at their father's table. And although Joseph treated them all kindly, yet
did he send a mess to Benjamin that was double to what the rest of the
guests had for their shares.