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Genesis 50:16

    Genesis 50:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Your father did command before he died, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So they sent word to Joseph, saying, Your father, before his death, gave us orders, saying,

    Webster's Revision

    And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

    World English Bible

    They sent a message to Joseph, saying, "Your father commanded before he died, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 50:16

    Thy father did command - Whether he did or not we cannot tell. Some think they had feigned this story, but that is not so likely. Jacob might have had suspicions too, and might have thought that the best way to prevent evil was to humble themselves before their brother, and get a fresh assurance of his forgiveness.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 50:16

    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.