Caught, but not caught

Joseph planted evidence on his little brother Benjamin, and Joseph’s servant ran after the brothers, and stated that whoever had Joseph’s divination cup, would become his slave (Genesis 44:10). They made search and discovered the cup in Benjamin’s sack (Genesis 44:11, 12). Then the Bible says,

“Then they tore their clothes, and each man loaded his donkey and returned to the city” (Genesis 44:13).

Benjamin knew that he had not taken it, and we wonder what the brothers must have thought. 

However, they would soon learn that though they had been caught with the cup, they truly had not been caught with it, for they had not stolen yet, but Joseph had manipulated things that he might have Benjamin with him in Egypt. 

Be sure to read the rest of the story to see what happened next, especially what Judah did. 

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