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27 “Then my father said to us, ‘As you know, my wife had two sons, 28 and one of them went away and never returned. Doubtless he was torn to pieces by some wild animal. I have never seen him since. 29 Now if you take his brother away from me, and any harm comes to him, you will send this grieving, white-haired man to his grave.[a]

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  1. 44:29 Hebrew to Sheol; also in 44:31.

27 “Your servant my father(A) said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons.(B) 28 One of them went away from me, and I said, “He has surely been torn to pieces.”(C) And I have not seen him since.(D) 29 If you take this one from me too and harm comes to him, you will bring my gray head down to the grave(E) in misery.’(F)

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