Genesis 41:39

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

Genesis 41:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
ESV
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are.
NLT
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are.
MSG
39 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "You're the man for us. God has given you the inside story - no one is as qualified as you in experience and wisdom.
CSB
39 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you.

Genesis 41:39 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 41:39

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph
After his servants had agreed to his being the man: at least Pharaoh had declared his mind that he should be the person; which if any of them disliked, as probably might be the case of some through envy, and as desirous of the post themselves, yet durst not make any opposition to it: forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this;
the interpretation of his dreams, what would be hereafter for fourteen years to come, what was advisable to be done for the good of the nation, and had proposed a plan so well contrived and formed: [there is] none so discreet and wise as thou [art];
and consequently none so fit for this business, since he was so divinely qualified; and Justin, the Heathen writer F18, observes that he had such knowledge and experience of things, that his answers seemed to be given not from men, but from God.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 E. Trogo, l. 36. c. 32.

Genesis 41:39 In-Context

37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
38 So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?”
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”
41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”

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