Genesis 44:17
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English Standard Version
But he said, “Far be it from me that I should do so! Only the man in whose hand the cup was found shall be my servant. But as for you, go up in peace to your father.”

King James Bible
And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

American Standard Version
And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Joseph answered: God forbid that should do so: he that stole the cup, he shall be my bondman: and go you away free to your father.

English Revised Version
And he said, God forbid that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, go in peace to your father.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

They then took down their sacks as quickly as possible; and he examined them, beginning with the eldest and finishing with the youngest; and the goblet was found in Benjamin's sack. With anguish and alarm at this new calamity they rent their clothes (vid., Genesis 37:34), loaded their asses again, and returned to the city. It would now be seen how they felt in their inmost hearts towards their father's favourite, who had been so distinguished by the great man of Egypt: whether now as formerly they were capable of giving up their brother, and bringing their aged father with sorrow to the grave; or whether they were ready, with unenvying, self-sacrificing love, to give up their own liberty and lives for him. And they stood this test.

Genesis 44:17 Parallel Commentaries

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God forbid.

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked...

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Psalm 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

he shall.

Genesis 44:10 And he said, Now also let it be according to your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and you shall be blameless.

in peace.

Genesis 26:29 That you will do us no hurt, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace...

Genesis 37:32,33 And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found...

Cross References
Genesis 44:16
And Judah said, "What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; behold, we are my lord's servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found."

Genesis 44:18
Then Judah went up to him and said, "Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself.

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