until he was sold into Egypt. I would neither look upon
him nor hear aught about him, for to our very faces he,
blamed us, because we had eaten the lamb without seeking
the permission of Judah first. And whatever Joseph told
our father, he believed.
"Now I confess my sin, that ofttimes I longed to kill him,
for I hated him from the bottom of my heart, and on account
of his dreams I hated him still more, and I desired
to destroy him from off the land of the living. But Judah
sold him by stealth to the Ishmaelites. Thus the God of our
fathers saved him out of our hands, and He did not permit
us to commit an abominable outrage in Israel.
"Hear now, my children, the words of truth, that ye may