When people hurt others, they are not aware that there is always a paybac day. The story of Joseph is a perfect example. Despite living in wealth, his brothers were afraid of him. There is no doubt they did keep their guard even when he assured them, as mentioned in the above verse.
Is there anywhere in the Bible where Joseph’s brothers’ death was mentioned? None! It depicts their irrelevance that was so glaring as a result of their past sin. Those who deliberately inflict pain on their fellow humans often finish their lives in a pitiable state, unless of course they repent and desist from their wrongdoings.
No matter what anyone sows, they will reap their harvest.