Transquotation: Genesis 50:20-21

01 Feb

Hello again!

Just to let you know: today will probably be the last day I transquote anything for a long time; it’s the end of Genesis. So I hope God really speaks to you in this transquote. — This is what God gave me today in His word:


As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (Genesis 50:20-21)


When Jesus was being crucified, the Pharisee’s meant for evil. They wanted Him dead. Yet what they intended for evil, God intended for the saving of many lives; our lives. — We are alive (Spiritually) today, because He died. We need to always remember this; it will put our entire life into perspective.

Explanation of the transquote:

Jesus died so that we could live! He gave up His own life for us, He was beaten to the point of not even looking a human being, and then crucified. I would dare to say that the Pharisee’s intended that for evil. They’re like Joseph’s brothers, trying to kill the one they will one day bow down too. Yet what the Pharisee’s, like with what Joseph’s brothers did, God intended for the saving of many lives. Though it’s true the number of lives which were saved by Joseph, and the number of lives saved by Jesus, are different, the point remains: what was intended for evil, God intended for the saving of many lives.

New Testament confirmation:

The following verses are after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead:

45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.

“What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”

49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”

51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life. (John 11:45-53)

Context confirmation:

So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them. (Genesis 50:21)

The Holy Spirit was sent to “provide for us,” if you will, while we wait for the return of Jesus. Not only for us, but for our (not mine, I don’t have any; I’m still thirteen) children too. — This supports the transquote by strengthening the connection, in this passage, between Jesus and Joseph, and between us and Joseph’s brothers.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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4 responses to “Transquotation: Genesis 50:20-21

  1. Joyce de vivre

    February 2, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    Hi Josh, thanks for sharing this transquote. The conclusion of Genesis is one of my favorite passages. By the way, I sent you an email today. Hope you can check it out during your free time. God bless!

    • Joshua Cleveland

      February 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      Thank you Joyce; Genesis 50 is a favorite of mine too, though the whole Bible is fantastic. — I’ve received your email and am working on responding to it now.

      God bless you too,


  2. tacticianjenro

    February 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Just to add to it, since I love Gen 50:20.. 🙂

    There are also times that we have meant to do bad things…and meant it for a wrong purpose, but God could even shape those things in order to bring us into the good, into the light.

    I believe that the light wouldn’t be as much as amazing if there is no darkness… just imagine it.

    Thanks for sharing what you believe God has revealed to you 🙂

    • Joshua Cleveland

      February 1, 2012 at 6:47 PM

      I agree with what you said; even when we do things wrong, God comes through. In fact, as you pointed out, the grace which God gives us suddenly becomes all the more evident because of our fall into sin.

      Thank you for the encouragement, it’s always very appreciated :).



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