New International Version
His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. "We are your slaves," they said.
King James Bible
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
Darby Bible Translation
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and said, Behold, we are thy bondmen.
World English Bible
His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."
Young's Literal Translation
And his brethren also go and fall before him, and say, 'Lo, we are to thee for servants.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The servants of the God of thy father - These words were wonderfully well chosen, and spoken in the most forcible manner to Joseph's piety and filial affection. No wonder then that he wept when they spake to him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.'--GENESIS l. 25. This is the one act of Joseph's life which the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews selects as the sign that he too lived by faith. 'By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.' It was at once a proof of how entirely he believed God's promise, and of how earnestly he longed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Worst Things Work for Good to the Godly
His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.
He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, "Make way!" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.' Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father." When their message came to him, Joseph wept.
But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?
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