Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

with yourselves
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

that ye sold
מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

me before you
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Joseph Reveals His Identity

4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please, come near me,” and they came near. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt. 5 And now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.


Cross References

Genesis 50:20

You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people.

Genesis 45:7-8

God sent me ahead of you to establish you as a remnant within the land and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.

Job 1:21

saying:Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will leave this life.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.
Praise the name of Yahweh.

Psalm 105:16-17

He called down famine against the land
and destroyed the entire food supply.

Genesis 47:25

And they said, “You have saved our lives. We have found favor in our lord’s eyes and will be Pharaoh’s slaves.”

1 Samuel 1:19

The next morning Elkanah and Hannah got up early to bow in worship before the Lord. Afterward, they returned home to Ramah. Then Elkanah was intimate with his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her.

2 Samuel 12:12

You acted in secret, but I will do this before all Israel and in broad daylight.’”

2 Samuel 16:10-12

The king replied, “Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything? He curses me this way because the Lord told him, ‘Curse David!’ Therefore, who can say, ‘Why did you do that?’”

2 Samuel 17:14

Since the Lord had decreed that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”

Isaiah 40:1-2

“Comfort, comfort My people,”
says your God.

Luke 23:34

[Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”] And they divided His clothes and cast lots.

Acts 2:23-24

Though He was delivered up according to God’s determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail Him to a cross and kill Him.

Acts 4:24-28

When they heard this, they all raised their voices to God and said, “Master, You are the One who made the heaven, the earth, and the sea, and everything in them.

Acts 7:9-15

“The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt, but God was with him

2 Corinthians 2:7

As a result, you should instead forgive and comfort him. Otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.

2 Corinthians 2:11

I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.

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