Genesis 50:21
Strong's Lexicon
Therefore
וְעַתָּה֙ (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 afraid.
תִּירָ֔אוּ (tî·rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: 1) to fear, revere, be afraid 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to fear, be afraid 1a2) to stand in awe of, be awed 1a3) to fear, reverence, honour, respect 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be fearful, be dreadful, be feared 1b2) to cause astonishment and awe, be held in awe 1b3) to inspire reverence or godly fear or awe 1c) (Piel) to make afraid, terrify 2) (TWOT) to shoot, pour

I
אָנֹכִ֛י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: 1) I (first pers. sing.)

will provide for
אֲכַלְכֵּ֥ל (’ă·ḵal·kêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3557: 1) to seize, contain, measure 1a)(Qal) to measure, calculate 1b) (Pilpel) to sustain, maintain, contain 1b1) to sustain, support, nourish 1b2) to contain, hold in, restrain 1b3) to support, endure 1c) (Polpal) to be supplied 1d) (Hilpil) to contain, hold, hold in, endure 1d1) to contain 1d2) to sustain, endure

you
אֶתְכֶ֖ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

וְאֶֽת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

and your little ones.”
טַפְּכֶ֑ם (ṭap·pə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2945: 1) children, little children, little ones

So [Joseph] reassured
וַיְנַחֵ֣ם (way·na·ḥêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5162: 1) to be sorry, console oneself, repent, regret, comfort, be comforted 1a) (Niphal) 1a1) to be sorry, be moved to pity, have compassion 1a2) to be sorry, rue, suffer grief, repent 1a3) to comfort oneself, be comforted 1a4) to comfort oneself, ease oneself 1b) (Piel) to comfort, console 1c) (Pual) to be comforted, be consoled 1d) (Hithpael) 1d1) to be sorry, have compassion 1d2) to rue, repent of 1d3) to comfort oneself, be comforted 1d4) to ease oneself

[his brothers]
אוֹתָ֔ם (’ō·w·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

and spoke
וַיְדַבֵּ֖ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: 1) to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing 1a) (Qal) to speak 1b) (Niphal) to speak with one another, talk 1c) (Piel) 1c1) to speak 1c2) to promise 1d) (Pual) to be spoken 1e) (Hithpael) to speak 1f) (Hiphil) to lead away, put to flight

kindly to them
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: prep 1) upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against 1a) upon, on the ground of, on the basis of, on account of, because of, therefore, on behalf of, for the sake of, for, with, in spite of, notwithstanding, concerning, in the matter of, as regards 1b) above, beyond, over (of excess) 1c) above, over (of elevation or pre-eminence) 1d) upon, to, over to, unto, in addition to, together with, with (of addition) 1e) over (of suspension or extension) 1f) by, adjoining, next, at, over, around (of contiguity or proximity) 1g) down upon, upon, on, from, up upon, up to, towards, over towards, to, against (with verbs of motion) 1h) to (as a dative) conj 2) because that, because, notwithstanding, although

לִבָּֽם׃ (lib·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3820: 1) inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding 1a) inner part, midst 1a1) midst (of things) 1a2) heart (of man) 1a3) soul, heart (of man) 1a4) mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory 1a5) inclination, resolution, determination (of will) 1a6) conscience 1a7) heart (of moral character) 1a8) as seat of appetites 1a9) as seat of emotions and passions 1a10) as seat of courage

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore don’t be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them .

New American Standard Bible
"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

King James Bible
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

New Living Translation
No, don't be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children." So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.

English Standard Version
So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

New American Standard Bible
"So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

King James Bible
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore don't be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones." And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

International Standard Version
So don't be afraid! I'll take care of you and your little ones." So Joseph kept on comforting them, speaking to the needs of their hearts.

NET Bible
So now, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your little children." Then he consoled them and spoke kindly to them.

American Standard Version
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

English Revised Version
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, fear not: I do nourish you and your infants;' and he comforteth them, and speaketh unto their heart.






Cross References
Genesis 45:11
And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

Genesis 47:12
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.

Genesis 50:22
And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

Judges 19:3
And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.

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

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.

Genesis 50:19
And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

Genesis 50:18
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

Genesis 50:23
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

Genesis 50:24
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
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