Genesis 44:18

Overview - Genesis 44
Joseph's policy to stay his brethren.
The cup is found in Benjamin's sack.
14 They are brought before Joseph.
18 Judah's humble supplication to Joseph.
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Genesis 44:18  (King James Version)
Then 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.

Oh my Lord
"No paraphrase," says Dr A. Clarke, "can heighten the effect
of Judah's address to Joseph. To add, would be to diminish its excellence; to attempt to explain, would be to obscure its beauties; to clothe the ideas in other language than that of Judah, and his translators in our Bible, would ruin its energy, and destroy its influence. It is perhaps one of the most tender, affecting pieces of natural oratory ever spoken or penned: and we need not wonder to find that, when Joseph heard it, he could not refrain himself, but wept aloud. His soul must have been insensible beyond what is common to human nature, had he not immediately yielded to a speech so delicately tender, and so powerfully impressive."

let thy
Genesis 18:30 Genesis 18:32 2 Samuel 14:12 ; Job 33:31 ; Acts 2:29

Exodus 32:22 ; Esther 1:12 ; Psalms 79:5

as Pharaoh
Genesis 41:40 Genesis 41:44 Proverbs 19:12 ; Daniel 3:15 Daniel 3:19-23 ; 5:19 John 5:22