Psalm 105:20
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New International Version
The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.

New Living Translation
Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door.

English Standard Version
The king sent and released him; the ruler of the peoples set him free;

New American Standard Bible
The king sent and released him, The ruler of peoples, and set him free.

King James Bible
The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king sent for him and released him; the ruler of peoples set him free.

International Standard Version
He sent a king who released him, a ruler of people who set him free.

NET Bible
The king authorized his release; the ruler of nations set him free.

New Heart English Bible
The king sent and freed him; even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The King sent and released him; he made him a Prince over his people,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king sent someone to release him. The ruler of nations set him free.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The king sent and loosed him; Even the ruler of the peoples, and set him free.

New American Standard 1977
The king sent and released him,
            The ruler of peoples, and set him free.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The king sent and loosed him, the ruler of the people let him go free.

King James 2000 Bible
The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

American King James Version
The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

American Standard Version
The king sent and loosed him; Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king sent, and he released him: the ruler of the people, and he set him at liberty.

Darby Bible Translation
The king sent and loosed him -- the ruler of peoples -- and let him go free.

English Revised Version
The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.

Webster's Bible Translation
The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

World English Bible
The king sent and freed him; even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.

Young's Literal Translation
The king hath sent, and looseth him, The ruler of the peoples, and draweth him out.
Study Bible
Tell of His Wonderful Works!
19Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him. 20The king sent and released him, The ruler of peoples, and set him free. 21He made him lord of his house And ruler over all his possessions,…
Cross References
Genesis 41:14
Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.

Psalm 105:21
He made him lord of his house And ruler over all his possessions,
Treasury of Scripture

The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily …

Verse 20. - The king sent and loosed him (see Genesis 41:14). Even the ruler of the people. Pharaoh, ruler of the Egyptians. Let him go free; i.e. made him a free man, instead of a prisoner and a slave. The king sent and loosed him,.... That is, Pharaoh king of Egypt sent messengers to the prison, and ordered Joseph to be loosed, as soon as ever he heard the account which the chief butler gave of him, and of his skill in interpreting dreams.

Even the ruler of the people; or "peoples": the subjects of Pharaoh's kingdom being very numerous.

And let him go free, ordered his fetters to be taken off, and him to be set at liberty, to go where he pleased; or, however, that he might come to court, whither he was brought, and which was the end of his releasement; see Genesis 41:14, in this he was a type of Christ in his resurrection from the dead; who for a while was under the dominion of death, was held with the pains and cords of it, and was under the power and in the prison of the grave; but it was not possible, considering the dignity of his person, and the performance of his work as a surety, that he should be held here. Wherefore the cords and pains of death were loosed, and he was brought out of prison; God his Father, the King of kings, sent an angel from heaven, to roll away the stone of the sepulchre, and let the prisoner free; so that he was legally and judicially discharged and acquitted; as it was proper he should, having satisfied both law and justice; he was justified in the Spirit when he rose from the dead, and all his people were justified in him, for he rose again for their justification. 105:8-23 Let us remember the Redeemer's marvellous works, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. Though true Christians are few number, strangers and pilgrims upon earth, yet a far better inheritance than Canaan is made sure to them by the covenant of God; and if we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit, none can do us any harm. Afflictions are among our mercies. They prove our faith and love, they humble our pride, they wean us from the world, and quicken our prayers. Bread is the staff which supports life; when that staff is broken, the body fails and sinks to the earth. The word of God is the staff of spiritual life, the food and support of the soul: the sorest judgment is a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. Such a famine was sore in all lands when Christ appeared in the flesh; whose coming, and the blessed effect of it, are shadowed forth in the history of Joseph. At the appointed time Christ was exalted as Mediator; all the treasures of grace and salvation are at his disposal, perishing sinners come to him, and are relieved by him.
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