Israel(A) asked, “Why did you bring this trouble(B) on me by telling the man you had another brother?”

They replied, “The man questioned us closely about ourselves and our family. ‘Is your father still living?’(C) he asked us. ‘Do you have another brother?’(D) We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say, ‘Bring your brother down here’?”(E)

Then Judah(F) said to Israel(G) his father, “Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die.(H)

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And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.

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