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Genesis 45:5

    Genesis 45:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 45:5

    Be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves - This discovers a truly noble mind: he not only forgives and forgets, but he wishes even those who had wronged him to forget the injury they had done, that they might not suffer distress on the account; and with deep piety he attributes the whole to the providence of God; for, says he, God did send me before you to preserve life. On every word here a strong emphasis may be laid. It is not you, but God; it is not you that sold me, but God who sent me; Egypt and Canaan must both have perished, had not a merciful provision been made; you were to come down hither, and God sent me before you; death must have been the consequence of this famine, had not God sent me here to preserve life.