Genesis 44:34
Good News Translation
How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I cannot bear to see this disaster come upon my father."

Contemporary English Version
How can I face my father if Benjamin isn't with me? I couldn't bear to see my father in such sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I cannot return to my father without the boy, lest I be a witness of the calamity that will oppress my father.

New American Bible
How could I go back to my father if the boy were not with me? I could not bear to see the anguish that would overcome my father.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For I cannot return to my father without the boy, lest I be a witness of the calamity that will oppress my father.

lest.

1 Samuel 2:33,34 However, I will not altogether take away a man of thee from my altar: but that thy eyes may faint, and thy soul be spent: and a great part of thy house shall die, when they come to man's estate. . . .

2 Chronicles 34:28 For now I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be brought to thy tomb in peace: and thy eyes shall not see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and the inhabitants thereof. They therefore reported to the king all that she had said.

Esther 8:6 For how can I endure the murdering and slaughter of my people?

Jeremiah 52:10,11 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Sedecias before his eyes: and he slew all the princes of Juda in Reblatha. . . .

come on.

Exodus 18:8 Moses told his kinsman all that the Lord had done to Pharao, and the Egyptians in favour of Israel: and all the labour which had befallen them in the journey, and that the Lord had delivered them.

Job 31:29 If I have been glad at the downfall of him that hated me, and have rejoiced that evil had found him.

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death have compassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:

Psalm 119:143 Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.

Context
Judah Pleads for Benjamin
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. 34For I cannot return to my father without the boy, lest I be a witness of the calamity that will oppress my father.
Cross References
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.

Genesis 45:1
Joseph could no longer refrain himself before many that stood by: whereupon he commanded that all should go out, and no stranger be present at their knowing one another.

Additional Translations
For how can I go back to my father without the boy? I could not bear to see the misery that would overwhelm him.”For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

For how shall I go up to my father, the lad not being with us? lest I behold the evils which will befall my father.

for how should I go up to my father if the lad were not with me? -- lest I see the evil that would come on my father.

For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

For how shall I return to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.

For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me?--lest I see the evil that will come on my father."

for how do I go up unto my father, and the youth not with me? lest I look on the evil which doth find my father.'
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