Genesis 41:38
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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?'

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Clarke'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

in whom.

Numbers 27:18 And the LORD said to Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand on him;

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Daniel 4:6,8,18 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me...

Daniel 5:11,14 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom...

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him...

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The 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
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4

Cross References
Genesis 41:37
The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.

Job 32:8
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

Isaiah 19:11
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"?

Daniel 4:8
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.)

Daniel 4:9
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.

Daniel 5:11
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.

Daniel 5:14
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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