Genesis 44:32
Good News Translation
What is more, I pledged my life to my father for the boy. I told him that if I did not bring the boy back to him, I would bear the blame all my life.

Contemporary English Version
I promised my father that I would bring him safely home. If I don't, I told my father he could blame me the rest of my life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let me be thy proper servant, who took him into my trust, and promised, saying: If I bring him not again, I will be guilty of sin against my father for ever.

New American Bible
Besides, I, your servant, have guaranteed the boy’s safety for my father by saying, ‘If I fail to bring him back to you, father, I will bear the blame before you forever.’

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Let me be thy proper servant, who took him into my trust, and promised, saying: If I bring him not again, I will be guilty of sin against my father for ever.

Genesis 43:8,9,16 And Juda said to his father: Send the boy with me, that we may set forward, and may live: lest both we and our children perish. . . .

Context
Judah Pleads for Benjamin
31And he shall see that he is not with us, he will die, and thy servants shall bring down his grey hairs with sorrow unto hell. 32Let me be thy proper servant, who took him into my trust, and promised, saying: If I bring him not again, I will be guilty of sin against my father for ever.33Therefore I, thy servant, will stay instead of the boy in the service of my lord, and let the boy go up with his brethren.…
Cross References
Genesis 43:9
I take the boy upon me, require him at my hand: unless I bring him again, and restore him to thee, I will be guilty of sin against thee for ever.

Genesis 44:33
Therefore I, thy servant, will stay instead of the boy in the service of my lord, and let the boy go up with his brethren.

Additional Translations
Indeed, your servant guaranteed the boy’s safety to my father, saying, ‘If I do not return him to you, I will bear the guilt before you, my father, all my life.’For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to you, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.

For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.

For thy servant has received the boy in charge from his father, saying, If I bring him not to thee, and place him before thee, I shall be guilty towards my father for ever.

For thy servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to thee, then I shall be guilty toward my father all my days.

For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.

For thy servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to thee, then I will bear the blame to my father for ever.

For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, 'If I don't bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.'

for thy servant obtained the youth by surety from my father, saying, If I bring him not in unto thee -- then I have sinned against my father all the days.
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