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Genesis 42:17 So he put them all together in prison for three days.

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      17-24. put them . . . into ward three days--Their confinement had been designed to bring them to salutary reflection. And this object was attained, for they looked upon the retributive justice of God as now pursuing them in that foreign land. The drift of their conversation is one of the most striking instances on record of the power of conscience [Ge 42:21, 22].

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Brief Summary: Jacob sends his sons to the land of Egypt to buy grain, the sons of Jacob bow before Joseph and they do not recognize him, Joseph accuses them harshly, Joseph imprisons Simeon the second oldest, Joseph sends them back to the land of Israel to bring him Benjamin.

Outline
1 Jacob sends his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt
16 They are imprisoned by Joseph as spies
18 But are freed, on one condition that they bring Benjamin
21 Their remorse on account of Joseph
24 Simeon is kept as a pledge
25 They return home with corn, and with their money
29 Their report to Jacob
36 Jacob refuses to send Benjamin

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