Genesis 45:7
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New International Version
But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

King James Bible
And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Darby Bible Translation
So God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

World English Bible
God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

Young's Literal Translation
and God sendeth me before you, to place of you a remnant in the land, and to give life to you by a great escape;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There shall neither be earing nor harvest - Earing has been supposed to mean collecting the ears of corn, which would confound it with harvest: the word, however, means ploughing or seed-time, from the Anglo-Saxon erian, probably borrowed from the Latin aro, to plough, and plainly means that there should be no seed-time, and consequently no harvest; and why? Because there should be a total want of rain in other countries, and the Nile should not rise above twelve cubits in Egypt; See Clarke on Genesis 41:31 (note). But the expressions here must be qualified a little, as we find from Genesis 47:19, that the Egyptians came to Joseph to buy seed; and it is probable that even during this famine they sowed some of the ground, particularly on the borders of the river, from which a crop, though not an abundant one, might be produced. The passage, however, in the above chapter may refer to the last year of the famine, when they came to procure seed for the ensuing year.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to preserve you a posterity. Heb. to put for you a remnant.
to save.

Judges 15:18 And he was sore thirsty, and called on the LORD, and said, You have given this great deliverance into the hand of your servant...

1 Chronicles 11:14 And they set themselves in the middle of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines...

Psalm 18:50 Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for ever more.

Psalm 44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Acts 7:35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge?...

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"And God has thus sent me before you to prepare for you a permanence on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance."--Genesis xlv., v. 7. In a time of effort, suffering and grief such as this country has never before known, it is well that we should have frequent occasions for a review of the position in which we stand for a strengthening of our sinews to continue the struggle in the spirit of the high and noble resolve which induced our participation in it. This week-end will be a
B. N. Michelson—No. 4, Intersession

Gifts Received for the Rebellious
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. W hen Joseph exchanged a prison for the chief honour and government of Egypt, the advantage of his exaltation was felt by those who little deserved it (Genesis 45:4, 5) . His brethren hated him, and had conspired to kill him. And though he was preserved from death, they were permitted to sell him for a bond-servant. He owed his servitude,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Genesis 45:5
And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.

Genesis 50:20
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

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