raise false accusations against us?" And Judah said,
"Verily, we are guilty concerning our brother, we have
sinned against God, in that we sold our brother, our own
flesh, and why do ye ask, Where, then, is the lovingkindness
of God toward our fathers?"
Reuben spoke in the same way: "Spake I not unto you,
saying, Do not sin against the child, and ye would not hear?
And now the Lord doth demand him of us. How can you
say, Where, then, is the lovingkindness of God toward our
fathers, though you have sinned against Him?"
They proceeded on their journey home, and their father
met them on the way. Jacob was astonished not to see
Simon with them, and in reply to his questions, they told