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 befalls him, you will bring down my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol.'
Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the lad's life,
when he sees that the lad 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 lad to my father, saying, `If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame in the sight of my father all my life.'
Now therefore, let your servant, I pray you, remain instead of the lad as a slave to my lord; and let the lad go back with his brothers.
For how can I go back to my father if the lad is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would come upon my father."