Me have ye
Genesis 37:20-35
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Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
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But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life."
22
And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; cast him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him"--that he might rescue him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.
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So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore;
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and they took him and cast him into a pit. The pit was empty, there was no water in it.
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Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ish'maelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt.
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Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
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Come, let us sell him to the Ish'maelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers heeded him.
28
Then Mid'ianite traders passed by; and they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ish'maelites for twenty shekels of silver; and they took Joseph to Egypt.
29
When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he rent his clothes
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and returned to his brothers, and said, "The lad is gone; and I, where shall I go?"
31
Then they took Joseph's robe, and killed a goat, and dipped the robe in the blood;
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and they sent the long robe with sleeves and brought it to their father, and said, "This we have found; see now whether it is your son's robe or not."
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And he recognized it, and said, "It is my son's robe; a wild beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces."
34
Then Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
35
All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and said, "No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." Thus his father wept for him.
Genesis 43:14
may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man, that he may send back your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."
all these things are against me
Genesis 45:28
and Israel said, "It is enough; Joseph my son is still alive; I will go and see him before I die."
Genesis 47:12
And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their dependents.
1 Samuel 27:1
And David said in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul; there is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines; then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand."
Job 7:7
"Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good.
Psalm 34:19
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
Ecclesiastes 7:8
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Isaiah 27:9
Therefore by this the guilt of Jacob will be expiated, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: when he makes all the stones of the altars like chalkstones crushed to pieces, no Ashe'rim or incense altars will remain standing.
Isaiah 38:10
I said, In the noontide of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years.
Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:13
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
Isaiah 41:14
Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
Matthew 14:31
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?"
Romans 8:28
We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
James 5:7-11
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Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain.
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You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
9
Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors.
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As an example of suffering and patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
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Behold, we call those happy who were steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.