Bible: Genesis 43:3-10

43:3 But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned 1  us, ‘You will not see my face 2  unless your brother is with you.’ 43:4 If you send 3  our brother with us, we’ll go down and buy food for you. 43:5 But if you will not send him, we won’t go down there because the man said to us, ‘You will not see my face unless your brother is with you.’

43:6 Israel said, “Why did you bring this trouble 4  on me by telling 5  the man you had one more brother?

43:7 They replied, “The man questioned us 6  thoroughly 7  about ourselves and our family, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?’ 8  So we answered him in this way. 9  How could we possibly know 10  that he would say, 11 Bring your brother down?

43:8 Then Judah said to his father Israel, “Send the boy with me and we will go immediately. 12  Then we will live 13  and not die – we and you and our little ones. 43:9 I myself pledge security 14  for him; you may hold me liable. If I do not bring him back to you and place him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. 15  43:10 But if we had not delayed, we could have traveled there and back 16  twice by now!

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