"Knowest thou not, O king of Egypt, that the might of
our God is with us, and that He always hearkens unto our
prayers, and never forsakes us? Had I called upon God to
rise up against thee when my sons told me how thou didst act
toward them, thou and thy people, ye all would have been
annihilated ere Benjamin could come down to thee. But I
reflected that Simon my son was abiding in thy house, and
perhaps thou wast doing kindnesses unto him, and therefore
I invoked not the punishment of God upon thee. Now my
son Benjamin goeth down unto thee with my other sons.
Take heed unto thyself, keep thy eyes directed upon him,
and God will direct His eye upon all thy kingdom.

"I have said all now that is in my heart. My sons take

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