Genesis 50:18
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New International Version
His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. "We are your slaves," they said.

New Living Translation
Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. "Look, we are your slaves!" they said.

English Standard Version
His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

New American Standard Bible
Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, "Behold, we are your servants."

King James Bible
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then his brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, "We are your slaves!"

International Standard Version
So Joseph's brothers went to visit him, fell prostrate in front of him, and declared, "Look! We're your servants."

NET Bible
Then his brothers also came and threw themselves down before him; they said, "Here we are; we are your slaves."

New Heart English Bible
His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Look, we are your servants."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then his brothers also came and immediately bowed down in front of him. "We are your slaves!" they said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said: 'Behold, we are thy bondmen.'

New American Standard 1977
Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and they said, Behold, we are thy slaves.

King James 2000 Bible
And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants.

American King James Version
And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be your servants.

American Standard Version
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are thy servants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his brethren came to him: and worshipping prostrate on the ground they said: We are thy servants.

Darby Bible Translation
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and said, Behold, we are thy bondmen.

English Revised Version
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face: and they said, Behold, we are thy servants.

World English Bible
His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."

Young's Literal Translation
And his brethren also go and fall before him, and say, 'Lo, we are to thee for servants.'
Study Bible
Joseph Comforts his Brothers
17'Thus you shall say to Joseph, "Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong."' And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, "Behold, we are your servants." 19But Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in God's place?…
Cross References
Genesis 37:8
Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Genesis 41:43
He had him ride in his second chariot; and they proclaimed before him, "Bow the knee!" And he set him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 50:17
'Thus you shall say to Joseph, "Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong."' And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Genesis 50:19
But Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in God's place?
Treasury of Scripture

And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be your servants.

fell.

Genesis 27:29 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your …

Genesis 37:7-11 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, see, my sheaf …

Genesis 42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold …

Genesis 44:14 And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet …

Genesis 45:3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph; does my father yet …

Verse 18. - And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. Both the attitudes assumed and the words spoken were designed to express the intensity of their contrition and the fervor of their supplication. And his brethren also went,.... The messengers being returned to them, and acquainting them with what Joseph had said, they took courage and went from Goshen to Joseph's house or palace, be it where it may:

and fell down before his face; in an humble suppliant manner:

and they said, behold, we be thy servants; they were content to be so, would he but forgive their sin, and not resent their ill behaviour to him; thus they further fulfilled his dream of the eleven stars making obeisance to him, Genesis 37:9. 50:15-21 Various motives might cause the sons of Jacob to continue in Egypt, notwithstanding the prophetic vision Abraham had of their bondage there. Judging of Joseph from the general temper of human nature, they thought he would now avenge himself on those who hated and injured him without cause. Not being able to resist, or to flee away, they attempted to soften him by humbling themselves. They pleaded with him as the servants of Jacob's God. Joseph was much affected at seeing this complete fulfilment of his dreams. He directs them not to fear him, but to fear God; to humble themselves before the Lord, and to seek the Divine forgiveness. He assures them of his own kindness to them. See what an excellent spirit Joseph was of, and learn of him to render good for evil. He comforted them, and, to banish all their fears, he spake kindly to them. Broken spirits must be bound up and encouraged. Those we love and forgive, we must not only do well for, but speak kindly to.
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