spoke, saying, "These came hither with intent to kill thee."
Later, when the brethren returned home, and gave an account
of their adventures to Jacob, they told him that a man
had accused them falsely before the ruler of Egypt, not
knowing that he who incited Joseph against them was an
angel. It was in reference to this matter, and meaning their
accuser, that Jacob, when he dispatched his sons on their
second expedition to Egypt, prayed to God, "God Almighty
give you mercy before the man."[206]

Joseph made himself strange unto his brethren, and he
took his cup in his hand, knocked against it, and said, "By
this magic cup I know that ye are spies." They replied,
"Thy servants came from Canaan into Egypt for to buy

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