Genesis 44:30
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New International Version
"So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father, and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy's life,

New Living Translation
"And now, my lord, I cannot go back to my father without the boy. Our father's life is bound up in the boy's life.

English Standard Version
“Now therefore, as soon as I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the boy’s life,

New American Standard Bible
"Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life,

King James Bible
Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So if I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us--his life is wrapped up with the boy's life--

International Standard Version
"So when I go back to your servant, my father, and the young man isn't with us, since he's constantly living life focused on his son,

NET Bible
"So now, when I return to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us--his very life is bound up in his son's life.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the boy's life;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Our father's life is wrapped up with the boy's life. If I come [home] without the boy

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us; seeing that his soul is bound up with the lad's soul;

New American Standard 1977
“Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad’s life,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore when I come to thy slave my father, and the lad is not with us, seeing that his soul is bound up in the lad's soul,

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

American King James Version
Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

American Standard Version
Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

Douay-Rheims Bible
30Therefore if I shall go to thy servant our father, and the boy be wanting, (whereas his life dependeth upon the life of him,)

Darby Bible Translation
And now, when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us, -- seeing that his life is bound up with his life,

English Revised Version
Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore, when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life)

World English Bible
Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; since his life is bound up in the boy's life;

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, at my coming in unto thy servant my father, and the youth not with us (and his soul is bound up in his soul),
Study Bible
Judah Pleads for Benjamin
29'If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.' 30"Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life, 31when he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die. Thus your servants will bring the gray hair of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow.…
Cross References
Genesis 44:20
"We said to my lord, 'We have an old father and a little child of his old age. Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.'

1 Samuel 18:1
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

When I.

Genesis 44:17,31,34 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose …

his life

1 Samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, …

1 Samuel 25:29 Yet a man is risen to pursue you, and to seek your soul…

2 Samuel 18:33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the …

Now therefore, when I come to thy servant my father,.... That is, should he return to him in the land of Canaan with the rest of his brethren:

and the lad be not with us; his brother Benjamin, so called here, and in the following verses, though thirty years of age and upwards, see Genesis 43:8,

seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life; he is as closely united to him in affection, and is as dear to him as his own soul; quite wrapped up in him, and cannot live without him; should he die, he must die too; see 1 Samuel 18:1; so it follows: 44:18-34 Had Joseph been, as Judah supposed him, an utter stranger to the family, he could not but be wrought upon by his powerful reasonings. But neither Jacob nor Benjamin need an intercessor with Joseph; for he himself loved them. Judah's faithful cleaving to Benjamin, now, in his distress, was recompensed long afterwards by the tribe of Benjamin keeping with the tribe of Judah, when the other tribes deserted it. The apostle, when discoursing of the mediation of Christ, observes, that our Lord sprang out of Judah, Heb 7:14; and he not only made intercession for the transgressors, but he became a Surety for them, testifying therein tender concern, both for his Father and for his brethren. Jesus, the great antitype of Joseph, humbles and proves his people, even after they have had some tastes of his loving-kindness. He brings their sins to their remembrance, that they may exercise and show repentance, and feel how much they owe to his mercy.
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