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.
"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
But don’t be angry with yourselves that you did this to me, for God did it. He sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.
But don't feel badly, don't blame yourselves for selling me. God was behind it. God sent me here ahead of you to save lives.
Now do not be troubled or angry with yourselves for sending me away, because God sent me before you to be the saviour of your lives.
And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
"But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
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1 tn Heb “let there not be anger in your eyes.”
2 sn You sold me here, for God sent me. The tension remains as to how the brothers’ wickedness and God’s intentions work together. Clearly God is able to transform the actions of wickedness to bring about some gracious end. But this is saying more than that; it is saying that from the beginning it was God who sent Joseph here. Although harmonization of these ideas remains humanly impossible, the divine intention is what should be the focus. Only that will enable reconciliation.