What is the antecedent of "ye" in Genesis 50:17 in the KJV? Genesis 50:16-17 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying. So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil; and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. Does the "ye" [plural] refer to "a messenger" [singular] as its antecedent?