Genesis 41:16
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New International Version
"I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."

King James Bible
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

World English Bible
Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It isn't in me. God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."

Young's Literal Translation
and Joseph answereth Pharaoh, saying, 'Without me -- God doth answer Pharaoh with peace.'

Genesis 41:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

It is not in me, etc. - בלעדי biladai, without or independently of me - I am not essential to thy comfort, God himself has thee under his care. And he will send thee, or answer thee, peace; thou shalt have prosperity (שלום shelom) howsoever ominous thy dreams may appear. By this answer he not only conciliated the mind of the king, but led him to expect his help from that God from whom alone all comfort, protection, and prosperity, must proceed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is not.

Genesis 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them...

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision...

2 Kings 6:27 And he said, If the LORD do not help you, from where shall I help you? out of the barn floor, or out of the wine press?

Daniel 2:18-23,28-30,47 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret...

Daniel 4:2 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high God has worked toward me.

Acts 3:7,12 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength...

Acts 14:14,15 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out...

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

peace.

Genesis 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether it be well with your brothers, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again...

Luke 19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day...

Library
The Covenant of Works
Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4

Cross References
Acts 3:12
When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

Genesis 40:8
"We both had dreams," they answered, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."

Genesis 41:17
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,

Genesis 41:25
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.

Genesis 41:28
"It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.

Deuteronomy 29:29
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

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