Genesis 41:38
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English Standard Version
And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, 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?

American Standard Version
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God?

English Revised Version
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a man as this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Pharaoh immediately sent for Joseph. As quickly as possible he was fetched from the prison; and after shaving the hair of his head and beard, and changing his clothes, as the customs of Egypt required (see Hengst. Egypt and the Books of Moses, p. 30), he went in to the king. On the king's saying to him, "I have heard of thee (עליך de te), thou hearest a dream to interpret it," - i.e., thou only needest to hear a dream, and thou canst at once interpret it - Joseph replied, "Not I((בּלעדי, lit., "not so far as me," this is not in my power, vid., Genesis 14:24), God will answer Pharaoh's good," i.e., what shall profit Pharaoh; just as in Genesis 40:8 he had pointed the two prisoners away from himself to God. Pharaoh then related his double dream (Genesis 41:17-24), and Joseph gave the interpretation (Genesis 41:25-32): "The dream of Pharaoh is one (i.e., the two dreams have the same meaning); God hath showed Pharaoh what He is about to do." The seven cows and seven ears of corn were seven years, the fat ones very fertile years of superabundance, the lean ones very barren years of famine; the latter would follow the former over the whole land of Egypt, so that the years of famine would leave no trace of the seven fruitful years; and, "for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice" (i.e., so far as this fact is concerned, it signifies) "that the thing is firmly resolved by God, and God will quickly carry it out." In the confidence of this interpretation which looked forward over fourteen years, the divinely enlightened seer's glance was clearly manifested, and could not fail to make an impression upon the king, when contrasted with the perplexity of the Egyptian augurs and wise men. Joseph followed up his interpretation by the advice (Genesis 41:33-36), that Pharaoh should "look out (ירא) a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt;" and cause יעשׂה) that in the seven years of superabundance he should raise fifths (חמּשׁ), i.e., the fifth part of the harvest, through overseers, and have the corn, or the stores of food (אכל), laid up in the cities "under the hand of the king," i.e., by royal authority and direction, as food for the land for the seven years of famine, that it might not perish through famine.

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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...

Cross References
Genesis 41:37
This proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his servants.

Job 32:8
But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

Isaiah 19:11
The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the wisest counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings"?

Daniel 4:8
At last Daniel came in before me--he who was named Belteshazzar after the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods--and I told him the dream, saying,

Daniel 4:9
"O Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you and that no mystery is too difficult for you, tell me the visions of my dream that I saw and their interpretation.

Daniel 5:11
There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods were found in him, and King Nebuchadnezzar, your father--your father the king--made him chief of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers,

Daniel 5:14
I have heard of you that the spirit of the gods is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.

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