And when our father said, "Go again, buy us a little food,'
we said, "We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother goes with us, will we go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.'
Then your servant my father said to us, "You know that my wife bore me two sons;
one left me, and I said, Surely he has been torn to pieces; and I have never seen him since.
If you take this one also from me, and harm comes to him, you will bring down my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol.'
Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the boy's life,
when he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die; and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.
For your servant became surety for the boy to my father, saying, "If I do not bring him back to you, then I will bear the blame in the sight of my father all my life.'
Now therefore, please let your servant remain as a slave to my lord in place of the boy; and let the boy go back with his brothers.
For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the suffering that would come upon my father."