New Living Translation
For how can I return to my father if the boy is not with me? I couldn't bear to see the anguish this would cause my father!"
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
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."
Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Genesis 44:34 Parallel
CommentaryGenesis 44:34 Parallel Commentaries
"So please, my lord, let me stay here as a slave instead of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers.
Joseph could stand it no longer. There were many people in the room, and he said to his attendants, "Out, all of you!" So he was alone with his brothers when he told them who he was.
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