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36. John. See page 59. This speech was spoken to the multitudes on the banks of the Jordan, presenting
Jesus of Nazareth, about 30 A.D.
Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharoah. lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. And our father
srid, Go again, and buy us a little food. And we said, We cannot to down: for we may not see the man's face, except
And thy servant my father
our youngest brother be with us. said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons: And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since: And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the rave. Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that is life is bound up in the lad's life; It shall cone to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, if I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondsman to my lord; and let the lad o up with his brethren. For now shall I go up to my father, and the lad
be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.