Genesis 45:5

“Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 45:5

Now therefore bee not grieued, nor angry with your selues, that yee sold me hither: for God did send me before you, to preserue life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
- Webster's Bible

Now don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God did send me before you to preserve life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 45:5

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 45:5


45:5 Be not grieved or angry with yourselves - Sinners must grieve, and be angry with themselves for their sins; yea, though God, by his power, bring good out of them, for that is no thanks to the sinner: but true penitents should be greatly affected with it, when they see God bringing good out of evil. Though we must not with this consideration extenuate our own sins, and so take off the edge of our repentance; yet it may do well thus to extenuate the sins of others, and so take off the edge of our angry resentments. Thus Joseph doth here. His brethren needed not to fear that he would revenge upon them an injury which God's providence had made to turn so much to his advantage, and that of his family. Now he tells them how long the famine was likely to last, five years yet, #Ge 45:6|, and what a capacity he was in of being kind to his relations, which is the greatest satisfaction that wealth and power can give to a good man.


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