Genesis 41:33
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New International Version
"And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.

New Living Translation
"Therefore, Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt.

English Standard Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
"Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

International Standard Version
Therefore let Pharaoh select a wise, discerning person to place in charge over the land of Egypt.

NET Bible
"So now Pharaoh should look for a wise and discerning man and give him authority over all the land of Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
"Now therefore let Pharaoh look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Pharaoh should look for a wise and intelligent man and put him in charge of Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

New American Standard 1977
“And now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore let Pharaoh find a discreet and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore let Pharaoh seek out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

American King James Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now therefore let the king provide a wise and industrious man, and make him ruler 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.

English Revised Version
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore let Pharaoh look 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;
Study Bible
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
32"Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about. 33"Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34"Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:34
"Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.

Genesis 41:39
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

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Verses 33-36. - Now therefore (adds Joseph, passing on to suggest measures suitable to meet the extraordinary emergency predicted) let Pharaoh look out a man discreet (נָבון, niph. part. of בִּין, intelligent, discerning), and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers (literally, let him set overseers, פְקִדִים, from פָּקַד, to look after, in hiph. to cause to look after) over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt - literally, let him fifth the land, i.e. levy. a tax upon its produce to that extent (LXX., Vulgate), which was double the annual impost exacted from Egyptian farmers, but which the unprecedented fertility of the soil enabled them to bear without complaint, if, indeed, adequate compensation was not given for the second tenth (Rosenmüller) - in the Seven plenteous years. Diodorus mentions the payment of a fifth in productive years as a primitive custom (vide Havernick, p. 219). And let them (the officers) gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and lot them keep feed in the cities (or, food in the cities, and let them keep it). And that food shall be for store (literally, something deposited) to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine - literally; and the land (i.e. the people of the land) shall not be cut off in, or by, the famine. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise,.... Of good judgment and conduct, of abilities equal to the execution of a scheme hereafter proposed: it can scarcely be thought consistent with the great modesty of Joseph that he meant himself, or that indeed, he ventured to give any advice at all, until it was first asked of him by the king; who being so well satisfied with the interpretation of his dreams, thought him a proper person to consult with what to be done in this case; who, as a true father of his country, as every king should be, was concerned for the good of it, and to provide against the worst for them:

and set him over the land of Egypt; not to be governor of it in general, but with a particular respect to the present case, to take care of provision for it. 33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man—The explanation given, when the key to the dreams was supplied, appears to have been satisfactory to the king and his courtiers; and we may suppose that much and anxious conversation arose, in the course of which Joseph might have been asked whether he had anything further to say. No doubt the providence of God provided the opportunity of his suggesting what was necessary.41:33-45 Joseph gave good advice to Pharaoh. Fair warning should always be followed by good counsel. God has in his word told us of a day of trial before us, when we shall need all the grace we can have. Now, therefore, provide accordingly. Pharaoh gave Joseph an honourable testimony. He is a man in whom the spirit of God is; and such men ought to be valued. Pharaoh puts upon Joseph marks of honour. He gave him such a name as spoke the value he had for him, Zaphnath-paaneah, a revealer of secrets. This preferment of Joseph encourages all to trust in God. Some translate Joseph's new name, the saviour of the world. The brightest glories, even of the upper world, are put upon Christ, the highest trust lodged in his hand, and all power given him, both in heaven and earth.
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