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THE CUP FOUND IN BENJAMIN'S SACK.

WHEN Benjamin had been sent down to Egypt, Joseph, considering that he had sufficiently punished the former cruelty of his brethren, determined to make himself known to them; but, in order probably to make trial of their feelings towards Benjamin, and to ascertain whether they felt envious on account of his distinguished kindness to the younger brother, the viceroy adopted an expedient which finally placed their sincerity and integrity above the reach of suspicion. He ordered the steward of his household to place his drinking cup, which was of considerable value, in the mouth of Benjamin's sack. As soon as the brothers had departed on their return to the land of Canaan, Joseph commanded them to be pursued and, upon being overtaken, to be charged with the theft. "Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. And he (the steward) searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city." In the picture, the principal group represents Jacob's youngest son, distinguished by his diminutive stature, in an attitude of consternation at witnessing the result of the search after the stolen vessel. By his side is the steward with the cup in his hand, which he has just taken from the mouth of Benjamin's sack. Around are the brothers clasping their hands in anguish and astonishment at this unexpected issue of their visit to Egypt. Their asses are standing under the shade of a group of trees, th sacks which had already been examined lying on the ground near them. The Nile is seen on the other side washing the walls of the regal city, which towers in gorgeous magnificence above.

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THE CUP FOUND IN BENJAMIN'S SACK.

WHEN Benjamin had been sent down to Egypt, Joseph, considering that he had sufficiently punished the former cruelty of his brethren, determined to make himself known to them; but, in order probably to make trial of their feelings towards Benjamin, and to ascertain whether they felt envious on account of his distinguished kindness to the younger brother, the viceroy adopted an expedient which finally placed their sincerity and integrity above the reach of suspicion. He ordered the steward of his household to place his drinking cup, which was of considerable value, in the mouth of Benjamin's sack. As soon as the brothers had departed on their return to the land of Canaan, Joseph commanded them to be pursued and, upon being overtaken, to be charged with the theft. "Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. And he (the steward) searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city." In the picture, the principal group represents Jacob's youngest son, distinguished by his diminutive stature, in an attitude of consternation at witnessing the result of the search after the stolen vessel. By his side is the steward with the cup in his hand, which he has just taken from the mouth of Benjamin's sack. Around are the brothers clasping their hands in anguish and astonishment at this unexpected issue of their visit to Egypt. Their asses are standing under the shade of a group of trees, the sacks which had already been examined lying on the ground near them. The Nile is seen on the other side washing the walls of the regal city, which towers in gorgeous magnificence above.

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