GENESIS 50:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?”

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Genesis 50:19 Translation & Meaning

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And Joseph יוֹסֵ֖ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
said וַיֹּ֧אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֲלֵהֶ֛ם Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
them, Fear תִּירָ֑אוּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten Fear
not: אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
for כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
I אָֽנִי׃ I I
in the place הֲתַ֥חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc place
of God? אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God

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  • 17  So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

  • 18  And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

  • 19  And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

  • 20  But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

  • 21  Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.




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