Genesis 50:20
Good News Translation
You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today because of what happened.

Contemporary English Version
You tried to harm me, but God made it turn out for the best, so that he could save all these people, as he is now doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.

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You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.

ye thought.

Genesis 37:4,18-20 And his brethren seeing that he was loved by his father, more than all his sons, hated hem, and could not speak peaceably to him. . . .

Psalm 56:5 All the day long they detested my words: all their thoughts were against me unto evil.

God meant.

Genesis 45:5-8 Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation. . . .

Psalm 76:10 For the thought of man shall give praise to thee: and the remainders of the thought shall keep holiday to thee.

Psalm 105:16,17 And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all the support of bread. . . .

Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.

Isaiah 10:7 But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Acts 2:23 This same being delivered up, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain.

Acts 3:13-15,26 The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released. . . .

Romans 8:28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.

Context
Joseph Comforts His Brothers
19And he answered them: Fear not: can we resist the will of God? 20You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.21Fear not: I will feed you and your children. And he comforted them, and spoke gently and mildly.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:26
And Juda said to his brethren: What will it profit us to kill our brother, and conceal his blood?

Genesis 37:27
It is better that he be sold to the Ismaelites, and that our hands be not defiled: for he is our brother and our flesh. His brethren agreed to his words.

Genesis 45:5
Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation.

Genesis 45:7
And God sent me before, that you may be preserved upon the earth, and may have food to live.

Genesis 50:19
And he answered them: Fear not: can we resist the will of God?

Isaiah 10:7
But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Additional Translations
As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this—to preserve the lives of many people.But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Ye took counsel against me for evil, but God took counsel for me for good, that the matter might be as it is to-day, and much people might be fed.

Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as [it is] this day, to save a great people alive.

And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

As for you, ye devised against me evil -- God devised it for good, in order to do as at this day, to keep alive a numerous people;
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