Psalm 105:22
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New International Version
to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.

New Living Translation
He could instruct the king's aides as he pleased and teach the king's advisers.

English Standard Version
to bind his princes at his pleasure and to teach his elders wisdom.

New American Standard Bible
To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.

King James Bible
To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
binding his officials at will and instructing his elders.

International Standard Version
to discipline his rulers at will and make his elders wise.

NET Bible
giving him authority to imprison his officials and to teach his advisers.

New Heart English Bible
to discipline his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That he would instruct Rulers as he pleased and would teach wisdom to the Elders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph trained the king's officers the way he wanted and taught his respected leaders wisdom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.

New American Standard 1977
To imprison his princes at will,
            That he might teach his elders wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
To bind his princes at his pleasure and teach his elders wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his elders wisdom.

American King James Version
To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

American Standard Version
To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his ancients wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
To bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his elders wisdom.

English Revised Version
To bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his senators wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

World English Bible
to discipline his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
To bind his chiefs at his pleasure, And his elders he maketh wise.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Tell of His Wonderful Works!
21He made him lord of his house And ruler over all his possessions, 22To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom. 23Israel also came into Egypt; Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:44
Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Though I am Pharaoh, yet without your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."

Numbers 21:18
"The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter and with their staffs." And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,
Treasury of Scripture

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