Genesis 50:19

Overview - Genesis 50
The mourning for Jacob.
Joseph gets leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.
The funeral.
15 Joseph comforts his brethren, who crave his pardon.
22 His age.
23 He sees the third generation of his sons.
24 He prophesies unto his brethren of their return.
25 He takes an oath of them concerning his bones.
26 He dies, and is put into a coffin.
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Genesis 50:19  (King James Version)
And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

fear not
45:5 Matthew 14:27 ; Luke 24:37 Luke 24:38

for am I
It belongs to God to execute vengeance, and Joseph did not intend to usurp his prerogative. Thus he instructed his brethren not to fear him, but to fear God; to humble themselves before God, and to seek his forgiveness.
30:2 Deuteronomy 32:35 ; 2 Kings 5:7 ; Job 34:19-29 ; Romans 12:19 ; Hebrews 10:30