I will read for you verses four to eight in the 45th chapter of Genesis: â€œI am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be grieved, and let no anger be in your eyes because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to save life. For the famine has been in the midst of the land for two years. And there are still five years in which no plowing and harvest will be. And God sent me before you to put a remnant in the land for you, and to keep alive for you a great deliverance. And now you did not send me here, but God.â€
In a previous post, I encouraged everyone to try the ESV Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is a good example of why the ESV is a translation worthy of use for reading and study.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (ESV)
Most translations read “All Scripture is inspired by God….” But the Greek word theopneustos that is translated by most translations as “inspired” literally means “God-breathed.” The ESV offers a great image of every scripture being breathed out of the mouth of God and given to us so that we can be equipped for every good work.