Parallel Verses

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.

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

Now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to save life and preserve our family.

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.

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.

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 And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'Come nigh unto me, I pray you,' and they come nigh; and he saith, 'I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt; 5 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. 6 Because these two years the famine is in the heart of the land, and yet are five years, in which there is neither ploughing nor harvest;


Cross References

Genesis 50:20

As for you, ye devised against me evil -- God devised it for good, in order to do as at this day, to keep alive a numerous people;

Genesis 45:7-8

and God sendeth me before you, to place of you a remnant in the land, and to give life to you by a great escape;

Job 1:21

and he saith, 'Naked came I forth from the womb of my mother, and naked I turn back thither: Jehovah hath given and Jehovah hath taken: let the name of Jehovah be blessed.'

Psalm 105:16-17

And He calleth a famine on the land, The whole staff of bread He hath broken.

Genesis 47:25

And they say, 'Thou hast revived us; we find grace in the eyes of my lord, and have been servants to Pharaoh;'

1 Samuel 1:19

And they rise early in the morning, and bow themselves before Jehovah, and turn back, and come in unto their house in Ramah, and Elkanah knoweth Hannah his wife, and Jehovah remembereth her;

2 Samuel 12:12

for thou hast done it in secret, and I do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.'

2 Samuel 16:10-12

And the king saith, 'What -- to me and to you, O sons of Zeruiah? for -- let him revile; even because Jehovah hath said to him, Revile David; and who saith, Wherefore hast Thou done so?'

2 Samuel 17:14

And Absalom saith -- and all the men of Israel -- 'Better is the counsel of Hushai the Archite than the counsel of Ahithophel;' and Jehovah willed to make void the good counsel of Ahithophel for the sake of Jehovah's bringing unto Absalom the evil.

Isaiah 40:1-2

Comfort ye, comfort ye, My people, saith your God.

Luke 23:34

And Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they have not known what they do;' and parting his garments they cast a lot.

Acts 2:23-24

this one, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, being given out, having taken by lawless hands, having crucified -- ye did slay;

Acts 4:24-28

and they having heard, with one accord did lift up the voice unto God, and said, 'Lord, thou art God, who didst make the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all that are in them,

Acts 7:9-15

and the patriarchs, having been moved with jealousy, sold Joseph to Egypt, and God was with him,

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that, on the contrary, it is rather for you to forgive and to comfort, lest by over abundant sorrow such a one may be swallowed up;

2 Corinthians 2:11

that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.

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