New International Version
So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?"
King James Bible
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find [one] as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
World English Bible
Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?"
Young's Literal Translation
and Pharaoh saith unto his servants, 'Do we find like this, a man in whom the spirit of God is?'
Genesis 41:38 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In whom the Spirit of God is? - רוח אלהים ruach Elohim, the identical words used Genesis 1:2; and certainly to be understood here as in the preceding place. If the Egyptians were idolaters, they acknowledged Joseph's God; and it is not to be supposed that they only became acquainted with him on this occasion. The knowledge of the true God was in Egypt long before; but it is very likely that though they acknowledged his influence with respect to Joseph, as they saw most clearly that he acted under an influence far beyond that of their magicians, for he interpreted dreams which they could not; yet they might, notwithstanding, have their gods many and their lords many at this time, for we know that in religious matters they were exceedingly corrupt afterwards.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools; the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the wise men, a disciple of the ancient kings"?
Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.)
I said, "Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no mystery is too difficult for you. Here is my dream; interpret it for me.
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners.
I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom.
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