17 ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins(A) and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’(B) Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.(C)” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.(D)

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And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting.(A) I will demand an accounting from every animal.(B) And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.(C)

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28 So when the Midianite(A) merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern(B) and sold(C) him for twenty shekels[a] of silver(D) to the Ishmaelites,(E) who took him to Egypt.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 37:28 That is, about 8 ounces or about 230 grams

11 On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame(A)
    for all the wrongs you have done to me,(B)
because I will remove from you
    your arrogant boasters.(C)
Never again will you be haughty
    on my holy hill.(D)

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Do not repay evil with evil(A) or insult with insult.(B) On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,(C) because to this(D) you were called(E) so that you may inherit a blessing.(F)

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