And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
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George Leo Haydock
Resist Hebrew, "Am I not subject to God; or, Am I a God "to oppose his will. Septuagint, "I belong to the Lord. "You see that your designs against me have turned to our mutual advantage. Can I, therefore, think of punishing you? Repent, and obtain pardon of God: I certainly forgive you. (Haydock)
Thus God drew good out of the evil, in which he had no share. (St. Augustine, City of God xiv. 27; St. Chrysostom, hom. 67.)