| Slay Joseph, or cast him out to some land, that your
father’s concern might be for you. And be, thereafter, a righteous people.”
9 The brothers believed that slaying or banishing Joseph to some land would remove him from Jacob’s attention and cause Jacob to eventually set his heart on them instead (My), meaning that his concern would then be for them alone. And be, thereafter, a righteous people means that the brothers intended to repent later to God for their transgression against Joseph (JJ, Z), and to be upright thereafter (Kl), or that, after they had disposed of Joseph, they would seek to mend their relationship with their father (Kl, Z).