sought to calm them, saying, "Now be not grieved, nor
angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither, for God did
send me before you to preserve life."

Even such kind words of exhortation did not banish their
fear, and Joseph continued to speak, "As little as I harbor
vengeful thoughts in my heart against Benjamin, so little
do I harbor them against you."And still his brethren were
ill at case, and Joseph went on, "Think you that it is possible
for me to inflict harm upon you? If the smoke of ten
candles could not extinguish one, how can one extinguish

At last the brethren were soothed, and they went up to
Joseph,[282] who knew each by name, and, weeping, he embraced

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