Genesis 50:18

“And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 50:18

And his brethren also went and fell downe before his face, and they said, Behold, we be thy seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, "Behold, we are your servants."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are thy servants.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then his brothers went, and falling at his feet, said, Truly, we are your servants.
- Basic English Bible

And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and said, Behold, we are thy bondmen.
- Darby Bible

And his brethren also went and fell down before his face: and they said, Behold, we are thy servants.
- Webster's Bible

His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."
- World English Bible

And his brethren also go and fall before him, and say, `Lo, we [are] to thee for servants.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said: 'Behold, we are thy bondmen.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 50:18

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 50:18


50:16 Thy father did command - Thus in humbling ourselves to Christ by faith and repentance, we may plead that it is the command of his father and our father we should do so.

50:17 We are the servants of the God of thy father - Not only children of the same Jacob, but worshippers of the same Jehovah. Though we must be ready to forgive all that injure us, yet we must especially take heed of bearing malice towards any that are the servants of the God of our father; those we should always treat with a peculiar tenderness, for we and they have the same master. He wept when they spake to him - These were tears of sorrow for their suspicion of him, and tears of tenderness upon their submission.

50:19 Am I in the place of God? - He in his great humility thought they shewed him too much respect, and faith to them in effect, as Peter to Cornelius, Stand up, I myself also am a man. Make your peace with God, and then you will find it an easy matter to make your peace with me.

50:20 Ye thought evil, but God meant it unto good - In order to the making Joseph a greater blessing to his family than otherwise he could have been.


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