they had two wrongs to expiate, the wrong against their
brother and the wrong against their father, who was so
grieved that he exclaimed, "I will go down to the grave to
my son mourning."

The brethren of Joseph knew not that the viceroy of
Egypt understood Hebrew, and could follow their words,
for Manasseh stood and was an interpreter between them
and him.[214]

Joseph decided to keep Simon as hostage in Egypt, for he
had been one of the two--Levi was the other--to advise that
Joseph be put to death, and only the intercession of Reuben
and Judah had saved him. He did not detain Levi, too, for
he feared, if both remained behind together, Egypt might

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