New International Version
"I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."
King James Bible
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
World English Bible
Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It isn't in me. God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."
Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph answereth Pharaoh, saying, 'Without me -- God doth answer Pharaoh with peace.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is not in me, etc. - בלעדי biladai, without or independently of me - I am not essential to thy comfort, God himself has thee under his care. And he will send thee, or answer thee, peace; thou shalt have prosperity (שלום shelom) howsoever ominous thy dreams may appear. By this answer he not only conciliated the mind of the king, but led him to expect his help from that God from whom alone all comfort, protection, and prosperity, must proceed.
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It is not.
LibraryThe Covenant of Works
Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
"We both had dreams," they answered, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
"It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
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