26 So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and (A)conceal his blood? 27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and (B)let not our hand be upon him, for he is (C)our brother and (D)our flesh.” And his brothers listened. 28 Then (E)Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, (F)and sold him to the Ishmaelites for (G)twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

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16 Then Judah said, “What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall we clear ourselves? God has (A)found out the iniquity of your servants; here (B)we are, my lord’s slaves, both we and he also with whom the cup was found.”

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Then Joseph said to his brothers, (A)“I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence.

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And (A)if they are bound in [a]fetters,
Held in the cords of affliction,

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Footnotes

  1. Job 36:8 chains

Then He tells them their work and their transgressions—
That they have acted [a]defiantly.

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  1. Job 36:9 proudly

15 I will return again to My place
Till they [a]acknowledge their offense.
Then they will seek My face;
In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:15 Lit. become guilty or bear punishment