23-24 Joseph had been using an interpreter, so they didn’t know that Joseph was understanding every word. Joseph turned away from them and cried. When he was able to speak again, he took Simeon and had him tied up, making a prisoner of him while they all watched.

25 Then Joseph ordered that their sacks be filled with grain, that their money be put back in each sack, and that they be given rations for the road. That was all done for them.

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23 They did not realize(A) that Joseph could understand them,(B) since he was using an interpreter.

24 He turned away from them and began to weep,(C) but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes.(D)

25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain,(E) to put each man’s silver back in his sack,(F) and to give them provisions(G) for their journey.(H) After this was done for them,

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