Genesis 45:26
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New International Version
They told him, "Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt." Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.

King James Bible
And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

Darby Bible Translation
And they told him, saying, Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he did not believe them.

World English Bible
They told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." His heart fainted, for he didn't believe them.

Young's Literal Translation
and they declare to him, saying, 'Joseph is yet alive,' and that he is ruler over all the land of Egypt; and his heart ceaseth, for he hath not given credence to them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Jacob's heart fainted - Probably the good news so overpowered him as to cast him into a swoon. He believed them not - he thought it was too good news to be true; and though it occasioned his swooning, yet on his recovery he could not fully credit it. See a similar case, Luke 24:41 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Joseph.

Luke 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.

and he is.

Genesis 45:8,9 So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house...

Psalm 105:21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

And Jacob's. Heb. and his.

Genesis 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said...

Genesis 42:36,38 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not...

Genesis 44:28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:

Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.

he believed.

Job 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had listened to my voice.

Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Psalm 126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Luke 24:11,41 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not...

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"And God has thus sent me before you to prepare for you a permanence on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance."--Genesis xlv., v. 7. In a time of effort, suffering and grief such as this country has never before known, it is well that we should have frequent occasions for a review of the position in which we stand for a strengthening of our sinews to continue the struggle in the spirit of the high and noble resolve which induced our participation in it. This week-end will be a
B. N. Michelson—No. 4, Intersession

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

Cross References
Genesis 37:31
Then they got Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

Genesis 45:25
So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.

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