Genesis 44:17
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New International Version
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."

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Far be it from me to do so! The man in whose hand the cup has been found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, go up in peace to your father.

World English Bible
He said, "Far be it from me that I should do so. The man in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my bondservant; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Far be it from me to do this; the man in whose hand the cup hath been found, he becometh my servant; and ye, go ye up in peace unto your father.'

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Commentary
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

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...

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Genesis 44:16
"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."

Genesis 44:18
Then Judah went up to him and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, let me speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.

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