Genesis 44:16
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New International Version
"What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. "What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants' guilt. We are now my lord's slaves--we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup."

King James Bible
And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak, and how justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he in whose hand the cup has been found.

World English Bible
Judah said, "What will we tell my lord? What will we speak? Or how will we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord's bondservants, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found."

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah saith, 'What do we say to my lord? what do we speak? and what -- do we justify ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants; lo, we are servants to my lord, both we, and he in whose hand the cup hath been found;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What shall we say, etc. - No words can more strongly mark confusion and perturbation of mind. They, no doubt, all thought that Benjamin had actually stolen the cup; and the probability of this guilt might be heightened by the circumstance of his having that very cup to drink out of at dinner; for as he had the most honorable mess, so it is likely he had the most honorable cup to drink out of at the entertainment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Judah.

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

Genesis 43:8,9 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you...

What shall we say.

Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous...

Ezra 9:10,15 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken your commandments...

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

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

Isaiah 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.

Daniel 9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah...

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers...

God hath.

Genesis 37:18-28 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near to them, they conspired against him to slay him...

Genesis 42:21,22 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us...

Numbers 32:23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Joshua 7:1,18 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah...

Judges 1:7 And Adonibezek said, Three score and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table...

Proverbs 28:17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

iniquity.

Genesis 43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not to you, and set him before you...

Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin...

Daniel 9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah...

behold.

Genesis 44:9 With whomsoever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves.

Genesis 37:7,9 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, see, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright...

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Cross References
Genesis 44:9
If any of your servants is found to have it, he will die; and the rest of us will become my lord's slaves."

Genesis 44:17
But Joseph said, "Far be it from me to do such a thing! Only the man who was found to have the cup will become my slave. The rest of you, go back to your father in peace."

Numbers 32:23
"But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.

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