And the famine [is] severe in the land;
and it cometh to pass, when they have finished eating the corn which they brought from Egypt, that their father saith unto them, `Turn back, buy for us a little food.'
And Judah speaketh unto him, saying, `The man protesting protested to us, saying, Ye do not see my face without your brother [being] with you;
if thou art sending our brother with us, we go down, and buy for thee food,
and if thou art not sending -- we do not go down, for the man said unto us, Ye do not see my face without your brother [being] with you.'
And Israel saith, `Why did ye evil to me, by declaring to the man that ye had yet a brother?'
and they say, `The man asked diligently concerning us, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye a brother? and we declare to him according to the tenor of these things; do we certainly know that he will say, Bring down your brother?'
And Judah saith unto Israel his father, `Send the youth with me, and we arise, and go, and live, and do not die, both we, and thou, and our infants.