18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:(A)

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15 But the earlier governors—those preceding me—placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels[a] of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God(A) I did not act like that.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 5:15 That is, about 1 pound or about 460 grams

23 For I dreaded destruction from God,(A)
    and for fear of his splendor(B) I could not do such things.(C)

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Psalm 36[a]

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord.

I have a message from God in my heart
    concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:[b](A)
There is no fear(B) of God
    before their eyes.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 36:1 In Hebrew texts 36:1-12 is numbered 36:2-13.
  2. Psalm 36:1 Or A message from God: The transgression of the wicked / resides in their hearts.

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
    through the fear of the Lord(A) evil is avoided.(B)

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