19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for (A)am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but (B)God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people[a] should be kept alive, as they are today. 21 So do not fear; (C)I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 50:20 Or a numerous people

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