If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to She'ol.'
Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the boy's life;
it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to She'ol.
For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, 'If I don't bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.'
Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, a bondservant to my lord; and let the boy go up with his brothers.
For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me? Lest I see the evil that will come on my father."