Genesis 44:28-34 NIV

28 One of them went away from me, and I said, "He has surely been torn to pieces."1 And I have not seen him since.2

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29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the gravea3 in misery.'4

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    • a 44:29 - Hebrew "Sheol "; also in verse 31
      30 "So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father5 and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy's life,6

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      31 sees that the boy isn't there, he will die.7 Your servants8 will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave9 in sorrow.

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          32 Your servant guaranteed the boy's safety to my father. I said, 'If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!'10

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          33 "Now then, please let your servant remain here as my lord's slave11 in place of the boy,12 and let the boy return with his brothers.

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              34 How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery13 that would come upon my father."14

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