Genesis 45:7
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King James Version
And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Darby Bible Translation
So God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

World English Bible
God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

Young's Literal Translation
and God sendeth me before you, to place of you a remnant in the land, and to give life to you by a great escape;

Genesis 45:7 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

to preserve...: Heb. to put for you a remnant

Geneva Study Bible

And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin preserve

Heb. to make you a remnant. Isa 1:9 Rom 11:5. See Scofield Note: "Rom 11:5".Genesis 45:7 Parallel Commentaries

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Jesus and his Brethren
"Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 43: 1897

Gifts Received for the Rebellious
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. W hen Joseph exchanged a prison for the chief honour and government of Egypt, the advantage of his exaltation was felt by those who little deserved it (Genesis 45:4, 5) . His brethren hated him, and had conspired to kill him. And though he was preserved from death, they were permitted to sell him for a bond-servant. He owed his servitude,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

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Genesis 45:5
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Genesis 50:20
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

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