But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Treasury of Scripture
Genesis 37:4,18-20 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him...
Psalm 56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
Genesis 45:5-8 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life...
Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.
Psalm 105:16,17 Moreover he called for a famine on the land: he broke the whole staff of bread...
Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.
Isaiah 10:7 However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Acts 3:13-15,26 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up...
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
ContextJoseph Comforts his Brothers
15And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did to him. 16And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Your father did command before he died, saying, 17So shall you say to Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass of your brothers, and their sin; for they did to you evil: and now, we pray you, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be your servants. 19And Joseph said to them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21Now therefore fear you not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as it is this day, to save a great people alive.
King James Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
As for you, ye devised against me evil -- God devised it for good, in order to do as at this day, to keep alive a numerous people;