Then Judah approached him and said, “My lord, please allow your servant to speak a word with you. 1 Please do not get angry with your servant, 2 for you are just like Pharaoh. 3
Then Judah went up to him and said: "Please, my lord, let your servant speak a word to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, though you are equal to Pharaoh himself.
Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.
Then Judah stepped forward and said, "My lord, let me say just this one word to you. Be patient with me for a moment, for I know you could have me killed in an instant, as though you were Pharaoh himself.
Judah came forward. He said, "Please, master; can I say just one thing to you? Don't get angry. Don't think I'm presumptuous--you're the same as Pharaoh as far as I'm concerned.
Then Judah came near him, and said, Let your servant say a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your wrath be burning against your servant: for you are in the place of Pharaoh to us.
Then Judah stepped up to him and said, "O my lord, let your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are like Pharaoh himself.
Then Judah came near to him and said: "O my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s hearing, and do not let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even like Pharaoh.
unto him, and said
let thy servant
I pray thee, speak
in my lord's
and let not thine anger
against thy servant
for thou [art] even as Pharaoh
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him and said
, “My lord
, please allow
. Please do not
with your servant
you are just like
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1 tn Heb “Please my lord, let your servant speak a word into the ears of my lord.”
2 tn Heb “and let not your anger burn against your servant.”
3 sn You are just like Pharaoh. Judah’s speech begins with the fear and trembling of one who stands condemned. Joseph has as much power as Pharaoh, either to condemn or to pardon. Judah will make his appeal, wording his speech in such a way as to appeal to Joseph’s compassion for the father, whom he mentions no less than fourteen times in the speech.