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

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

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

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.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The servants of the God of thy father - These words were wonderfully well chosen, and spoken in the most forcible manner to Joseph's piety and filial affection. No wonder then that he wept when they spake to him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fell.

Genesis 27:29 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you...

Genesis 37:7-11 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, see, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright...

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 brothers came...

Genesis 44:14 And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

Genesis 45:3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph; does my father yet live? And his brothers could not answer him...

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Joseph's Faith
'Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.'--GENESIS l. 25. This is the one act of Joseph's life which the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews selects as the sign that he too lived by faith. 'By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.' It was at once a proof of how entirely he believed God's promise, and of how earnestly he longed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Worst Things Work for Good to the Godly
DO not mistake me, I do not say that of their own nature the worst things are good, for they are a fruit of the curse; but though they are naturally evil, yet the wise overruling hand of God disposing and sanctifying them, they are morally good. As the elements, though of contrary qualities, yet God has so tempered them, that they all work in a harmonious manner for the good of the universe. Or as in a watch, the wheels seem to move contrary one to another, but all carry on the motions of the watch:
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Genesis 37:8
His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.

Genesis 41:43
He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, "Make way!" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

Genesis 50:17
This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.' Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father." When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

Genesis 50:19
But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God?

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