New International Version
"Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the patriarchs - The twelve sons of Jacob, thus called because each was chief or head of his respective family or tribe.
Moved with envy - Ζηλωσαντες. We translate ζηλος variously: zeal or fervent affection, whether its object be good or bad, is its general meaning; and ζηλοω signifies to be indignant, envious, etc. See the note on Acts 5:17. The brethren of Joseph, hearing of his dreams, and understanding them to portend his future advancement, filled with envy, (with which no ordinary portion of malice was associated), sold Joseph into the land of Egypt, hoping by this means to prevent his future grandeur; but God, from whom the portents came, was with him, and made their envy the direct means of accomplishing the great design.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God'--ACTS vii. 56. I. The vision of the Son of Man, or the abiding manhood of Jesus. Stephen's Greek name, and his belonging to the Hellenistic part of the Church, make it probable that he had never seen Jesus during His earthly life. If so, how beautiful that he should thus see and recognise Him! How significant, in any case, is it he should instinctively have taken on his lips that name, 'the Son of Man,' to designate …
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The Prayer of Stephen.
Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
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His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.
The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come close to me." When they had done so, he said, "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!
and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.
But now be strong, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD. 'Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with you,' declares the LORD Almighty.
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