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? 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.
The other brethren withheld themselves intentionally from