Genesis 50:15

“And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Iosephs brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Ioseph will peraduenture hate vs, and will certainely requite vs all the euill which we did vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now after the death of their father, Joseph's brothers said to themselves, It may be that Joseph's heart will be turned against us, and he will give us punishment for all the evil which we did to him.
- Basic English Bible

And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, If now Joseph should be hostile to us, and should indeed requite us all the evil that we did to him!
- Darby Bible

And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will perhaps hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did to him.
- Webster's Bible

When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all of the evil which we did to him."
- World English Bible

And the brethren of Joseph see that their father is dead, and say, `Peradventure Joseph doth hate us, and doth certainly return to us all the evil which we did with him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said: 'It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 50:15


50:15 Joseph will peradventure hate us - While their father lived, they thought themselves safe under his shadow; but now he was dead, they feared the worst. A guilty conscience exposeth men to continual frights; those that would be fearless must keep themselves guiltless.


Discussion for Genesis 50

  • Vincent for verse 26
    joseph live a blessing life that he was being reward by God, Egypt 110 years is a blessing live is 70 years after that it is a reward .
  • Anonymous for verse 25
    Joseph was a man of faith. He kept his hope alive that one day, his people would leave Egypt for the promised land.
  • Anonymous for verse 25
    Joseph was a man of faith. He kept his hope alive that one day, his people would leave Egypt for the promised land.
  • Ty Hesford for verse 20
    I have to learn this for school
  • Joseph truly showed a forgiving and humble attitude. Instead of taking matters into his own hand and getting revenge, he left matters in God 's hand. Judging belongs to God and we should leave matters in His hands.
  • Sahara
    We should always forgive and do good to those who wrong us

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