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.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
It is good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.
When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
All day long they distort my words;
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
For the wrath of man shall praise You;
With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
Yet it does not so intend,
Nor does it plan so in its heart,
But rather it is its purpose to destroy
And to cut off many nations.
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.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
And He called for a famine upon the land;
He broke the whole staff of bread.