However, afterwards, when the goblet had been discovered in the travel bag of Binyamin, they no longer mentioned the death penalty but offered themselves collectively as slaves to Joseph [Tur HaAroch, Genesis 44:9 - I believe this is in reference to Genesis 44:16]
ויאמר יהודה מה־נאמר לאדני מה־...
Just came across this today so I figured I better post it...
According to Or HaChaim on Genesis 30:2
ויחר אף יעקב
Jacob became agitated...[because]
ודברי הצדיקים אפילו בסדר זה יעשו רושם
the words of the righteous even when okay [conditionally] make an impression.
I also found a ...