Genesis 50:18
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.”

Berean Study Bible
His brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, “We are your slaves!”

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Right then, Joseph's brothers came and bowed down to the ground in front of him and said, "We are your slaves."

Good News Translation
Then his brothers themselves came and bowed down before him. "Here we are before you as your slaves," they said.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to him and said, We, these persons, 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‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I beg you, please forgive the transgression and sin of your brothers, for they did you wrong.’ So now, Joseph, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept. 18His brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, “We are your slaves!” 19But Joseph replied, “Do not be afraid. Am I in the place of God?…
Cross References
Genesis 37:8
"Do you intend to reign over us?" his brothers asked. "Will you actually rule us?" So they hated him even more because of his dream and his statements.

Genesis 41:43
He had Joseph ride in his second chariot, with men calling out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he placed him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 50:17
This is what you are to say to Joseph: I beg you, please forgive the transgression and sin of your brothers, for they did you wrong.' So now, Joseph, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

Genesis 50:19
But Joseph replied, "Do not be afraid. Am I in the place of God?

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 thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

Genesis 37:7-11
For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf…

Genesis 42:6
And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.







Lexicon
His brothers
אֶחָ֔יו (’e·ḥāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

also
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

came to him,
וַיֵּלְכוּ֙ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

bowed down
וַֽיִּפְּל֖וּ (way·yip·pə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

before him,
לְפָנָ֑יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and said,
וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“We are your slaves!”
לַעֲבָדִֽים׃ (la·‘ă·ḇā·ḏîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant
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. 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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