Genesis 44:4
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New International Version
They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, "Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid good with evil?

King James Bible
And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

Darby Bible Translation
They were gone out of the city, [and] not [yet] far off, when Joseph said to him who was over his house, Up! follow after the men; and when thou overtakest them, thou shalt say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

World English Bible
When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?

Young's Literal Translation
they have gone out of the city -- they have not gone far off -- and Joseph hath said to him who is over his house, 'Rise, pursue after the men; and thou hast overtaken them, and thou hast said unto them, Why have ye recompensed evil for good?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Put my cup in the sack's mouth of the youngest - The stratagem of the cup seems to have been designed to bring Joseph's brethren into the highest state of perplexity and distress, that their deliverance by the discovery that Joseph was their brother might have its highest effect.

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Up.

Deuteronomy 2:16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,

Wherefore.

1 Samuel 24:17 And he said to David, You are more righteous than I: for you have rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded you evil.

2 Chronicles 20:11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit.

Psalm 35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

Psalm 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Proverbs 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

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Genesis 44:3
As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys.

Genesis 44:13
At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to the city.

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