an alliance with our sister? Nevertheless we gave
thee an answer unto all thy questions."

Joseph replied: "Verily, thou canst talk glibly! Is there
another babbler like thee among thy brethren?[271] Why dost
thou speak so much, while thy brethren that are older than
thou, Reuben, Simon, and Levi, stand by silent?"

Judah: "None of my brethren has so much at stake as I
have, if Benjamin returns not to his father. I was a surety
to my father for him, saying, If I bring him not unto thee,
and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame forever,
in this world and in the world to come.[272]

The other brethren withheld themselves intentionally from

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