Joseph tells his steward to fill his brothers bags with as much food as they can carry, and also to put their money in the mouth of their bags. He also had his silver goblet placed in the mouth of his youngest brother’s bag. The brothers leave at dawn, but not long after, Joseph sends his men after them to accuse them of stealing. The brothers did not believe that they were being accused of stealing, but the goblet was found in the youngest brothers bag. All of the brothers returned to Joseph’s house.
“How could you do such a thing?” Joseph asked them. “Did you not know that such a man as I could discern by divination what happened?”
Joseph requests that the youngest brother become his slave as punishment. Judah then stepped forward to explain the situation regarding him taking the place of the youngest brother, so as to spare their father the pain of losing him.