Genesis 41:33
New International Version
“And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.

New Living Translation
“Therefore, Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt.

English Standard Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Berean Study Bible
Now, therefore, Pharaoh should look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

New King James Version
“Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
So now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and appoint him over the land of Egypt.

NASB 1995
“Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

NASB 1977
“And now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Amplified Bible
So now let Pharaoh [prepare ahead and] look for a man discerning and clear-headed and wise, and set him [in charge] over the land of Egypt [as governor under Pharaoh].

Christian Standard Bible
“So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now Pharaoh should look for a man wise and intelligent, and he should set him over the land of Egypt.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then, look out a wise and prudent man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Contemporary English Version
Your Majesty, you should find someone who is wise and will know what to do, so that you can put him in charge of all Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore let the king provide a wise and industrious man, and make him ruler over the land of Egypt:

English Revised Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Good News Translation
"Now you should choose some man with wisdom and insight and put him in charge of the country.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Pharaoh should look for a wise and intelligent man and put him in charge of Egypt.

International Standard Version
Therefore let Pharaoh select a wise, discerning person to place in charge over the land of Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Literal Standard Version
And now, let Pharaoh provide a man, intelligent and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt;

NET Bible
"So now Pharaoh should look for a wise and discerning man and give him authority over all the land of Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore Pharaoh should look for a discerning and wise man, and give him authority over the land of Egypt.

World English Bible
"Now therefore let Pharaoh look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, let Pharaoh provide a man, intelligent and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
32Moreover, because the dream was given to Pharaoh in two versions, the matter has been decreed by God, and He will carry it out shortly. 33Now, therefore, Pharaoh should look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt. 34Let Pharaoh take action and appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.…

Cross References
Genesis 41:34
Let Pharaoh take action and appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.

Genesis 41:39
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, may my advice be pleasing to you, O king. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

therefore.

Daniel 4:27
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

look out.

Exodus 18:19-22
Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: …

Deuteronomy 1:13
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Acts 6:3
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.









Verses 33-36. - Now therefore (adds Joseph, passing on to suggest measures suitable to meet the extraordinary emergency predicted) let Pharaoh look out a man discreet (נָבון, niph. part. of בִּין, intelligent, discerning), and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers (literally, let him set overseers, פְקִדִים, from פָּקַד, to look after, in hiph. to cause to look after) over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt - literally, let him fifth the land, i.e. levy. a tax upon its produce to that extent (LXX., Vulgate), which was double the annual impost exacted from Egyptian farmers, but which the unprecedented fertility of the soil enabled them to bear without complaint, if, indeed, adequate compensation was not given for the second tenth (Rosenmüller) - in the Seven plenteous years. Diodorus mentions the payment of a fifth in productive years as a primitive custom (vide Havernick, p. 219). And let them (the officers) gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and lot them keep feed in the cities (or, food in the cities, and let them keep it). And that food shall be for store (literally, something deposited) to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine - literally; and the land (i.e. the people of the land) shall not be cut off in, or by, the famine.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now therefore,
וְעַתָּה֙ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

Pharaoh
פַרְעֹ֔ה (p̄ar·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

should look for
יֵרֶ֣א (yê·re)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

a discerning
נָב֣וֹן (nā·ḇō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

and wise
וְחָכָ֑ם (wə·ḥā·ḵām)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2450: Wise

man
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and set
וִישִׁיתֵ֖הוּ (wî·šî·ṯê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7896: To put, set

him over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the land
אֶ֥רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of Egypt.
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa


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