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

  • A disciple
    Death is a terrible thing, and it was not God's first idea for man. God made us to be His children and to live for ever. It is a very sad that we have to die. Sin is cannot be taken lightly; for we all can see its real nature, and the terrible end we all must come to because of it. Because of Jesus, we can be reconciled to God, and the sins taken away; and we will live again. This life is not all.
  • Nnenda
    this teaches us about forgiveness, despite the hatred of Joseph's brethren on him, he forgave them of their past and dealt kindly with them. He had hope that one day his people will return to canaan.
  • Kari the cupcake
    This is a pretty nice story, i read these stories to my children lots and they love 'em and are tickled pink
  • Kitten
    Truly an amazing and heartfelt story of the bible.
  • BSP
    Joseph had truly forgiven his brothers. He saw the bigger picture of the salvation of his family instead of focusing on the past wrongs of his brothers.
  • 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 .

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