New Living Translation
On the third day Joseph said to them, "I am a God-fearing man. If you do as I say, you will live.
King James Bible
And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.
World English Bible
Joseph said to them the third day, "Do this, and live, for I fear God.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph saith unto them on the third day, 'This do and live; God I fear!
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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God."
If you really are honest men, choose one of your brothers to remain in prison. The rest of you may go home with grain for your starving families.
But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten.
Show your fear of God by not treating them harshly.
The former governors, in contrast, had laid heavy burdens on the people, demanding a daily ration of food and wine, besides forty pieces of silver. Even their assistants took advantage of the people. But because I feared God, I did not act that way.
There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless--a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.
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