Genesis 43:9 - A Better Covenant

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
Judah's offer to take responsibility for the welfare of Benjamin was more convincing than Reuben's. Judah made an agreement that he was ready to honor (Genesis 44:32); whereas, being confident that nothing would happen to Benjamin, Reuben made an offer that was too lofty to be taken seriously (Genesis 42:37). Here, Judah is proving himself to be more of a leader, while Reuben is proving himself to be more untrustworthy.

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