Genesis 43:9
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New International Version
I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life.

King James Bible
I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

Darby Bible Translation
I will be surety for him: of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thy face, then shall I be guilty toward thee for ever.

World English Bible
I'll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don't bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever,

Young's Literal Translation
I -- I am surety for him, from my hand thou dost require him; if I have not brought him in unto thee, and set him before thee -- then I have sinned against thee all the days;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let me bear the blame for ever - וחטאתי לך כל הימים - re vechatathi lecha col haiyamim, then shall I sin against thee all my days, and consequently be liable to punishment for violating my faith.

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will be.

Genesis 42:37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to you: deliver him into my hand...

Genesis 44:32,33 For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to you...

1 Kings 1:21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers...

Job 17:3 Lay down now, put me in a surety with you; who is he that will strike hands with me?

Psalm 119:122 Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

Philemon 1:18 If he has wronged you, or owes you ought, put that on my account;

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Hebrews 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

of my hand.

Genesis 9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man...

Genesis 31:39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not to you; I bore the loss of it; of my hand did you require it, whether stolen by day...

Ezekiel 3:18,20 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way...

Ezekiel 33:6,8 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come...

Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Philemon 1:18
If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.

Philemon 1:19
I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back--not to mention that you owe me your very self.

Genesis 42:37
Then Reuben said to his father, "You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him back."

Genesis 43:10
As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice."

Genesis 44:32
Your servant guaranteed the boy's safety to my father. I said, 'If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, my father, all my life!'

2 Samuel 14:9
But the woman from Tekoa said to him, "Let my lord the king pardon me and my family, and let the king and his throne be without guilt."

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