Genesis 50:19

“And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ioseph saide vnto them, Feare not: for am I in the place of God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in God's place?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joseph said, Have no fear: am I in the place of God?
- Basic English Bible

And Joseph said to them, Fear not: am I then in the place of God?
- Darby Bible

And Joseph said to them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
- Webster's Bible

Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid, for am I in the place of God?
- World English Bible

And Joseph saith unto them, `Fear not, for [am] I in the place of God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joseph said unto them: 'Fear not; for am I in the place of God?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 50:19


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.


Discussion for Genesis 50:19

  • 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.

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