44:14And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground. 44:15And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? know ye not that such a man as I can indeed divine? 44:16And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found. 44:17And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
44:18Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh, my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh. 44:19My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 44:20And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loveth him. 44:21And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 44:22And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 44:23And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. 44:24And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 44:25And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food. 44:26And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, expect our youngest brother be with us. 44:27And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons: 44:28and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him since: 44:29and if ye take this one also from me, and harm befall him, ye will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol. 44:30Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life; 44:31it will come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants will bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to Sheol. 44:32For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever. 44:33Now therefore, let thy servant, I pray thee, abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 44:34For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.