And if you take this one from me too, something terrible will happen to him, and you will send me—old as I am—to my grave in despair.'
When I now go back to your servant my father without the young man—whose life is so bound up with his—
and when he sees that the young man isn't with us,a he will die, and your servants will have sent our father your servant—old as he is—to his grave in grief.
I, your servant, guaranteed the young man's safety to my father, telling him, ‘If I don't bring him back to you, it will be my fault forever.'
Now, please let your servant stay as your slave instead of the young man so that he can go back with his brothers.
How can I go back to my father without the young man? I couldn't bear to see how badly my father would be hurt."