Genesis 44:12
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New International Version
Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

New Living Translation
The palace manager searched the brothers' sacks, from the oldest to the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin's sack!

English Standard Version
And he searched, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

New American Standard Bible
He searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

King James Bible
And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The steward searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

International Standard Version
The palace manager searched for the cup, beginning with the oldest brother's sack and ending with the youngest brother's sack, and there it was!—in Benjamin's sack.

NET Bible
Then the man searched. He began with the oldest and finished with the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack!

New Heart English Bible
He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the man made a thorough search. He began with the oldest and ended with the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he searched, beginning at the eldest, and leaving off at the youngest; and the goblet was found in Benjamin's sack.

New American Standard 1977
And he searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he searched and began at the eldest and finished at the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

King James 2000 Bible
And he searched, and began at the eldest, and ended at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

American King James Version
And he searched, and began at the oldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

American Standard Version
And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left off at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which when he had searched, beginning at the eldest and ending at the youngest, he found the cup in Benjamin's sack.

Darby Bible Translation
And he searched carefully: he began at the eldest, and ended at the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

English Revised Version
And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

World English Bible
He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

Young's Literal Translation
and he searcheth -- at the eldest he hath begun, and at the youngest he hath completed -- and the cup is found in the bag of Benjamin;
Study Bible
Benjamin and the Silver Cup
11Then they hurried, each man lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack. 12He searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13Then they tore their clothes, and when each man loaded his donkey, they returned to the city.…
Cross References
Genesis 44:2
"Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain." And he did as Joseph had told him.

Genesis 44:11
Then they hurried, each man lowered his sack to the ground, and each man opened his sack.
Treasury of Scripture

And he searched, and began at the oldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

began.

Genesis 43:33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, …

and the cup.

Genesis 44:26-32 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, …

Genesis 42:36-38 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you bereaved of my children: …

Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send …

And he searched,.... To the bottom of them, not content to look into the mouth of them being opened, but rummaged them, and searched deeply into them to find the cup, which was the thing charged upon them he was solicitous to find; as for the money in the sack's mouth he took no notice of that, nor is there any mention of it:

and began at the oldest; at Reuben, as the Targum of Jonathan expresses it: the steward might know their different ages in course, by the order in which they were placed at Joseph's table when they dined with him:

and left off at the youngest; at Benjamin, he ended his scrutiny with him; this method he took partly to hold them in fear as long as he could, and partly to prevent any suspicion of design, which might have been entertained had he went directly to Benjamin's sack:

and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack; where the steward himself had put it, and as it is usually said, they that hide can find. 44:1-17 Joseph tried how his brethren felt towards Benjamin. Had they envied and hated the other son of Rachel as they had hated him, and if they had the same want of feeling towards their father Jacob as heretofore, they would now have shown it. When the cup was found upon Benjamin, they would have a pretext for leaving him to be a slave. But we cannot judge what men are now, by what they have been formerly; nor what they will do, by what they have done. The steward charged them with being ungrateful, rewarding evil for good; with folly, in taking away the cup of daily use, which would soon be missed, and diligent search made for it; for so it may be read, Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, as having a particular fondness for it, and for which he would search thoroughly? Or, By which, leaving it carelessly at your table, he would make trial whether you were honest men or not? They throw themselves upon Joseph's mercy, and acknowledge the righteousness of God, perhaps thinking of the injury they had formerly done to Joseph, for which they thought God was now reckoning with them. Even in afflictions wherein we believe ourselves wronged by men, we must own that God is righteous, and finds out our sin.
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