New International Version
"And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And now let Pharaoh look himself out a man discreet and wise, and set him 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man discreet and wise - As it is impossible that Joseph could have foreseen his own elevation, consequently he gave this advice without any reference to himself. The counsel therefore was either immediately inspired by God, or was dictated by policy, prudence, and sound sense.
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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
Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue."
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