Genesis 45:5
Good News Translation
Now do not be upset or blame yourselves because you sold me here. It was really God who sent me ahead of you to save people's lives.

Contemporary English Version
Don't worry or blame yourselves for what you did. God is the one who sent me ahead of you to save lives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation.

New American Bible
But now do not be distressed, and do not be angry with yourselves for having sold me here. It was really for the sake of saving lives that God sent me here ahead of you.

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Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation.

be not grieved.

Isaiah 40:1,2 Be comforted, be comforted, my people, saith your God. . . .

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.

2 Corinthians 2:7,11 So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. . . .

nor angry with yourselves.

God.

Genesis 45:7,8 And God sent me before, that you may be preserved upon the earth, and may have food to live. . . .

Genesis 47:25 And they answered: our life is in thy hand; only let my lord look favourably upon us, and we will gladly serve the king.

Genesis 50:20 You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.

1 Samuel 1:19 And they rose in the morning, and worshipped before the Lord: and they returned, and came into their house at Ramatha. And Elcana knew Anna his wife: And the Lord remembered her.

2 Samuel 12:12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing in the sight of all Israel, and in the sight of the sun.

2 Samuel 16:10-12 And the king said: What have I to do with you, ye sons of Sarvia? Let him alone and let him curse: for the Lord hath bid him curse David: and who is he that shall dare say, why hath he done so? . . .

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom, and all the men of Israel said: The counsel of Chusai the Arachite is better than the counsel of Achitophel: and by the will of the Lord the profitable counsel of Achitophel was defeated, that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom.

Job 1:21 And said: Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord, so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord.

Psalm 105:16,17 And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all the support of bread. . . .

Acts 2:23,24 This same being delivered up, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain. . . .

Acts 4:24-28 Who having heard it, with one accord lifted up their voice to God and said: Lord, thou art he that didst make heaven and earth, the sea and all things that are in them. . . .

Acts 7:9-15 And the patriarchs, through envy, sold Joseph into Egypt. And God was with him, . . .

Context
Joseph Reveals His Identity
4And he said mildly to them: Come nearer to me. And when they were come near him, he said: I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 5Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation.6For it is two years since the famine began to be upon the land, and five years more remain, wherein there can be neither ploughing nor reaping.…
Cross References
Philemon 1:15
For perhaps he therefore departed for a season from thee that thou mightest receive him again for ever:

Genesis 37:28
And when the Madianite merchants passed by, they drew him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ismaelites, for twenty pieces of silver: and they led him into Egypt.

Genesis 45:7
And God sent me before, that you may be preserved upon the earth, and may have food to live.

Genesis 45:8
Not by your counsel was I sent hither, but by the will of God: who hath made me as it were a father to Pharao, and lord of his whole house, and governor in all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 50:20
You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.

2 Samuel 16:11
And the king said to Abisai, and to all his servants: Behold my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now a son of Jemini? let him alone that he may curse as the Lord hath bidden him.

Psalm 105:17
He sent a man before them: Joseph, who was sold for a slave.

Additional Translations
And now, do not be distressed or angry with yourselves that you sold me into this place, because it was to save lives that God sent me before you.Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Now then be not grieved, and let it not seem hard to you that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you for life.

And now, be not grieved, and be not angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

Now don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

and now, be not grieved, nor let it be displeasing in your eyes that ye sold me hither, for to preserve life hath God sent me before you.
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