13 But they replied, “Your servants(A) were twelve brothers, the sons of one man, who lives in the land of Canaan.(B) The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more.”(C)

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But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants(A) to do anything like that!(B)

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If any of your servants(A) is found to have it, he will die;(B) and the rest of us will become my lord’s slaves.(C)

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16 “What can we say to my lord?(A)” Judah(B) replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence?(C) God has uncovered your servants’(D) guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves(E)—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.(F)

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19 My lord asked his servants,(A) ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’(B)

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21 “Then you said to your servants,(A) ‘Bring him down to me so I can see him for myself.’(B)

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31 sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die.(A) Your servants(B) will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave(C) in sorrow.

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34 you should answer, ‘Your servants(A) have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’(B) Then you will be allowed to settle(C) in the region of Goshen,(D) for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.(E)

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Pharaoh asked the brothers, “What is your occupation?”(A)

“Your servants(B) are shepherds,(C)” they replied to Pharaoh, “just as our fathers were.”

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