Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

King James Version

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Holman Bible

And now don't be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.

International Standard Version

"I'm your brother Joseph, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt!" he told them. "But don't be distressed or angry at yourselves because you sold me here, because God sent me ahead of you all in order to deliver us.

A Conservative Version

And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

American Standard Version

And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Amplified

But now, do not be distressed and disheartened or vexed and angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.

Bible in Basic English

Now do not be troubled or angry with yourselves for sending me away, because God sent me before you to be the saviour of your lives.

Darby Translation

And now, be not grieved, and be not angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves that ye sold me here, for God sent me before you for life.

Julia Smith Translation

And now, ye shall not be grieved, and it shall not burn in your eyes, because ye sold me here: for God sent me before you for the preservation of life.

King James 2000

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So now, do not be distressed and do not be angry {with yourselves} that you sold me here, for God sent me as deliverance before you.

Modern King James verseion

And now do not be grieved, nor angry with yourselves that you sold me here. For God sent me before you to preserve life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And now be not grieved therewith, neither let it seem a cruel thing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither. For God did send me before you to save life.

NET Bible

Now, do not be upset and do not be angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life!

New Heart English Bible

Now do not be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

The Emphasized Bible

But, now, do not grieve, neither let it be vexing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither, - for, to save life, did God send me before you.

Webster

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

World English Bible

Now don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

Youngs Literal Translation

and now, be not grieved, nor let it be displeasing in your eyes that ye sold me hither, for to preserve life hath God sent me before you.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצב 
`atsab 
Usage: 17

חרה 
Charah 
Usage: 91

עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

מכר 
Makar 
Usage: 80

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Reveals His Identity

4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 "Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 "For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.


Cross References

Genesis 50:20

"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

Genesis 45:7-8

"God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.

Job 1:21

He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."

Psalm 105:16-17

And He called for a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.

Genesis 47:25

So they said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's slaves."

1 Samuel 1:19

Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned again to their house in Ramah And Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.

2 Samuel 12:12

'Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and under the sun.'"

2 Samuel 16:10-12

But the king said, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the LORD has told him, 'Curse David,' then who shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"

2 Samuel 17:14

Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom.

Isaiah 40:1-2

"Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.

Luke 23:34

But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing " And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

Acts 2:23-24

this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.

Acts 4:24-28

And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,

Acts 7:9-15

"The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:11

so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

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