Genesis 50:21

“Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now therefore feare yee not: I will nourish you, and your litle ones. And hee comforted them, and spake kindly vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones. So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So now, have no fear: for I will take care of you and your little ones. So he gave them comfort with kind words.
- Basic English Bible

And now, fear not: I will maintain you and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke consolingly to them.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
- World English Bible

and now, fear not: I do nourish you and your infants;' and he comforteth them, and speaketh unto their heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore fear ye not; I will sustain you, and your little ones.' And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 50:21


50:21 Fear not, I will nourish you - See what an excellent spirit Joseph was of, and learn of him to render good for evil. He did not tell them they were upon their good behaviour, and he would be kind to them if he saw they carried themselves well: no, he would not thus hold them in suspence, nor seem jealous of them, though they had been suspicious of him. He comforted them, and, to banish all their fears, he spake kindly to them. Those we love and forgive we must not only do well for, but speak kindly to.


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