The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
GEN 43:5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the
man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with
GEN 43:6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell
the man whether ye had yet a brother?
GEN 43:7 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?
GEN 43:8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me,
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