New International Version
So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
King James Bible
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, fear not: I will maintain you and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke consolingly to them.
World English Bible
Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, fear not: I do nourish you and your infants;' and he comforteth them, and speaketh unto their heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Am I in the place of God? - These words may be understood either as a question, or an affirmative proposition. How should I take any farther notice of your transgression? I have passed it by, the matter lies now between God and you. Or, in the order of Divine providence I am now in God's place; he has furnished me with means, and made me a distributor of his bounty; I will therefore not only nourish you, but also your little ones, Genesis 50:21 : and therefore he spake comfortably unto them, as in Genesis 45:8, telling them that he attributed the whole business to the particular providence of God rather than to any ill will or malice in them, and that, in permitting him to be brought into Egypt, God had graciously saved their lives, the life of their father, the lives of the people of Canaan, and of the Egyptians: as therefore God had honored him by making him vicegerent in the dispensations of his especial bounty towards so many people, it was impossible he should be displeased with the means by which this was brought about.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will nourish.
kindly unto them. Heb. to their hearts.
'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
I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.'
Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their children.
Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father's family. He lived a hundred and ten years
her husband went to her to persuade her to return. He had with him his servant and two donkeys. She took him into her parents' home, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.
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