They said to one another, "Surely we are being punished because of our brother.1 We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that's why this distress2 has come upon us."
Reuben replied, "Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy?3 But you wouldn't listen! Now we must give an accounting4 for his blood."523
They did not realize6 that Joseph could understand them,7 since he was using an interpreter.
He turned away from them and began to weep,8 but then turned back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes.9