Genesis 50:14-21 NIV

14 After burying his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father.1

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      Joseph Reassures His Brothers

      15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "What if Joseph holds a grudge2 against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?"3

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      16 So they sent word to Joseph, saying, "Your father left these instructions4 before he died:

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      17 'This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins5 and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.'6 Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.7" When their message came to him, Joseph wept.8

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          18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him.9 "We are your slaves,"10 they said.

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          19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?11

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          20 You intended to harm me,12 but God intended13 it for good14 to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.15

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          21 So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.16" And he reassured them and spoke kindly17 to them.

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