The life of Joseph is a foreshadow of the life of Jesus. Joseph forgave his brothers, the sons of Israel, explaining that God used their act of betrayal to bring him to Egypt, so he could save their lives.
Jesus, during the trial before His crucifixion, told Pilate that his authority to sentence Him to death was due only to God’s will. “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above” (John 19:11). Jesus, too, forgave those who crucified Him (Luke 23:34).