17 (A)He sent a man before them—
Joseph—who (B)was sold as a slave.

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The Patriarchs in Egypt

(A)“And the patriarchs, becoming envious, (B)sold Joseph into Egypt. (C)But God was with him

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36 Now (A)the [a]Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 37:36 MT Medanites

20 (A)But as for you, you meant evil against me; but (B)God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

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And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, (A)whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; (B)for God sent me before you to preserve life.

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Joseph a Slave in Egypt

39 Now Joseph had been taken (A)down to Egypt. And (B)Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, (C)bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.

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27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and (A)let not our hand be upon him, for he is (B)our brother and (C)our flesh.” And his brothers listened. 28 Then (D)Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, (E)and sold him to the Ishmaelites for (F)twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

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And God (A)sent me before you to preserve a [a]posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you who sent me here, but (B)God; and He has made me (C)a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a (D)ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 45:7 remnant

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