And their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and f carry down a present for the man - a little g balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.
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"and also say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us."' For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
And Jacob said, "No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.
Then they made the present ready for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they would eat bread there.
And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the earth.
A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt.
Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?
Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, millet, honey, oil, and balm.