Genesis 42:18
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New International Version
On the third day, Joseph said to them, "Do this and you will live, for I fear God:

King James Bible
And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.

World English Bible
Joseph said to them the third day, "Do this, and live, for I fear God.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph saith unto them on the third day, 'This do and live; God I fear!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I fear God - את האלהים אני ירא eth haelohim ani yare, literally translated the passage runs thus, I also fear the gods; but the emphatic ה ha is probably added by Joseph, both here and in his conversation with Pharaoh, the more particularly to point out the eminence and perfection of the Supreme Being as contradistinguished from the gods of Egypt. He seems to say to his brethren, I am a worshipper of the true God, and ye have nothing to fear.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I fear God.

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Leviticus 25:43 You shall not rule over him with rigor; but shall fear your God.

Nehemiah 5:9,15 Also I said, It is not good that you do...

Luke 18:2,4 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man...

Library
Corn in Egypt
Now, there are very few minds that can make parables. The fact is, I do not know of but one good allegory in the English language, and that is, the "Pilgrim's Progress in Parables, pictures, and analogies are not so easy as some think; most men can understand them, but few can create them. Happy for us who are ministers of Christ, we have no great trouble about this matter; we have not to make parables; they are made for us. I believe that Old Testament history has for one of its designs the furnishing
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
They shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 I proceed now to the second part of the text. A promise annexed. They shall be filled'. A Christian fighting with sin is not like one that beats the air' (1 Corinthians 9:26), and his hungering after righteousness is not like one that sucks in only air, Blessed are they that hunger, for they shall be filled.' Those that hunger after righteousness shall be filled. God never bids us seek him in vain' (Isaiah 45:19). Here is an honeycomb dropping into the mouths of
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Genesis 39:9
No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"

Genesis 42:19
If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.

Exodus 18:21
But select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

Leviticus 25:43
Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.

Nehemiah 5:15
But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.

Job 1:1
In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

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