Genesis 45:5
Strong's Lexicon
And now,
וְעַתָּ֣ה ׀ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: 1) now 1a) now 1b) in phrases

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: 1) not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference) 1a) do not, let not (with a verb) 1b) let there not be (with a verb understood) 1c) not, no (with substantive) 1d) nothing (as substantive)

be distressed
תֵּעָ֣צְב֗וּ (tê·‘ā·ṣə·ḇū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6087: 1) to hurt, pain, grieve, displease, vex, wrest 1a) (Qal) to hurt, pain 1b)(Niphal) to be in pain, be pained, be grieved 1c) (Piel) to vex, torture 1d) (Hiphil) to cause pain 1e) (Hithpael) to feel grieved, be vexed 2) to shape, fashion, make, form, stretch into shape, (TWOT) worship 2a) (Piel) to shape, form 2b) (Hiphil) to form, copy, fashion

וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: 1) not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference) 1a) do not, let not (with a verb) 1b) let there not be (with a verb understood) 1c) not, no (with substantive) 1d) nothing (as substantive)

or angry
יִ֙חַר֙ (yi·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2734: 1) to be hot, furious, burn, becomeangry, be kindled 1a) (Qal) to burn, kindle (anger) 1b) (Niphal) to be angry with, be incensed 1c) (Hiphil) to burn, kindle 1d) (Hithpael) to heat oneself in vexation

with yourselves
בְּעֵ֣ינֵיכֶ֔ם (bə·‘ê·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: 1) eye 1a) eye 1a1) of physical eye 1a2) as showing mental qualities 1a3) of mental and spiritual faculties (fig.) 2) spring, fountain

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: 1) that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since 1a) that 1a1) yea, indeed 1b) when (of time) 1b1) when, if, though (with a concessive force) 1c) because, since (causal connection) 1d) but (after negative) 1e) that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if 1f) but rather, but 1g) except that 1h) only, nevertheless 1i) surely 1j) that is 1k) but if 1l) for though 1m) forasmuch as, for therefore

you sold
מְכַרְתֶּ֥ם (mə·ḵar·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4376: 1) to sell 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to sell 1a2) seller (participle) 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be sold 1b2) to sell oneself 1b3) to be given over to death 1c) (Hithpael) to sell oneself

me
אֹתִ֖י (’ō·ṯî)
Direct object marker | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

into this place,
הֵ֑נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2008: 1) here, there, now, hither

because
כִּ֣י ()
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: 1) that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since 1a) that 1a1) yea, indeed 1b) when (of time) 1b1) when, if, though (with a concessive force) 1c) because, since (causal connection) 1d) but (after negative) 1e) that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if 1f) but rather, but 1g) except that 1h) only, nevertheless 1i) surely 1j) that is 1k) but if 1l) for though 1m) forasmuch as, for therefore

it was to save lives
לְמִֽחְיָ֔ה (lə·miḥ·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4241: 1) preservation of life, sustenance 1a) preservation of life 1b) sustenance 1c) reviving 1d) the quick of the flesh, live flesh, tender or raw flesh

that God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: 1) (plural) 1a) rulers, judges 1b) divine ones 1c) angels 1d) gods 2) (plural intensive-singular meaning) 2a) god, goddess 2b) godlike one 2c) works or special possessions of God 2d) the (true) God 2e) God

sent me
שְׁלָחַ֥נִי (šə·lā·ḥa·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: 1) to send, send away, let go, stretch out 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to send 1a2) to stretch out, extend, direct 1a3) to send away 1a4) to let loose 1b) (Niphal) to be sent 1c) (Piel) 1c1) to send off or away or out or forth, dismiss, give over, cast out 1c2) to let go, set free 1c3) to shoot forth (of branches) 1c4) to let down 1c5) to shoot 1d) (Pual) to be sent off, be put away, be divorced, be impelled 1e) (Hiphil) to send

before you.
לִפְנֵיכֶֽם׃ (lip̄·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: 1) face 1a) face, faces 1b) presence, person 1c) face (of seraphim or cherubim) 1d) face (of animals) 1e) face, surface (of ground) 1f) as adv of loc/temp 1f1) before and behind, toward, in front of, forward, formerly, from beforetime, before 1g) with prep 1g1) in front of, before, to the front of, in the presence of, in the face of, at the face or front of, from the presence of, from before, from before the face of

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.

New American Standard Bible
"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

King James Bible
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
But don't be upset, and don't be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.

English Standard Version
And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

New American Standard Bible
"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

King James Bible
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now don't be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.

International Standard Version
"But don't be distressed or angry at yourselves because you sold me here, because God sent me ahead of you all in order to deliver us.

NET Bible
Now, do not be upset and do not be angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life!

American Standard Version
And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

English Revised Version
And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, be not grieved, nor let it be displeasing in your eyes that ye sold me hither, for to preserve life hath God sent me before you.






Cross References
Philemon 1:15
For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

Genesis 37:28
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Genesis 45:7
And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Genesis 45:8
So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 50:20
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

2 Samuel 16:11
And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.

Psalm 105:17
He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 45:4
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Genesis 45:3
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

Genesis 45:2
And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
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