Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated Joseph and were not able to speak to him kindly.
All day long they cause me trouble; they make a habit of plotting my demise.
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!
Certainly your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise; you reveal your anger in full measure.
He called down a famine upon the earth; he cut off all the food supply.
It was good for me to suffer, so that I might learn your statutes.
But he does not agree with this, his mind does not reason this way, for his goal is to destroy, and to eliminate many nations.
this man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our forefathers, has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate after he had decided to release him.
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
For perhaps it was for this reason that he was separated from you for a little while, so that you would have him back eternally,