'This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins1 and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.'2 Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.3" When their message came to him, Joseph wept.418
His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him.5 "We are your slaves,"6 they said.
But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?720
You intended to harm me,8 but God intended9 it for good10 to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.1121
So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.12" And he reassured them and spoke kindly13 to them.