New American Standard Bible
"The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,
King James Bible
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,
Darby Bible Translation
And the patriarchs, envying Joseph, sold him away into Egypt. And God was with him,
World English Bible
"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,
Young's Literal Translation
and the patriarchs, having been moved with jealousy, sold Joseph to Egypt, and God was with him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Moved with envy - That is, dissatisfied with the favor which their father Jacob showed Joseph, and envious at the dreams which indicated that he was to be raised to remarkable honor above his parents and brethren, Genesis 37:3-11.
Sold Joseph into Egypt - Sold him, that he might be taken to Egypt. This was done at the suggestion of "Judah," who advised it that Joseph might not be put to death by his brethren, Genesis 37:28. It is possible that Stephen, by this fact, might have designed to prepare the way for a severe rebuke of the Jews for having dealt in a similar manner with their Messiah.
But God was with him - God protected him, and overruled all these wicked doings, so that he was raised to extraordinary honors.
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His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.
Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt.
The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
'But now take courage, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD, 'take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,' declares the LORD, 'and work; for I am with you,' declares the LORD of hosts.
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