New International Version
and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.
King James Bible
He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
Darby Bible Translation
He sent a man before them: Joseph was sold for a bondman.
World English Bible
He sent a man before them. Joseph was sold for a slave.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath sent before them a man, For a servant hath Joseph been sold.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Touch not mine anointed - It is supposed that the patriarchs are here intended; but the whole people of Israel may be meant. They were a kingdom of priests and kings unto God; and prophets, priests, and kings were always anointed.
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LibraryAugust 14. "Touch not Mine Anointed, and do My Prophets no Harm" (Ps. Cv. 15).
"Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm" (Ps. cv. 15). I would rather play with the forked lightning, or take in my hands living wires, with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies. You may often wonder, perhaps, why your sickness is not healed, your spirit filled with the joy of the Holy Ghost, or your life blessed …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Inviolable Messiahs and Prophets
Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
A Challenge and a Shield
"Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him
So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.
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.
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