Genesis 41:16
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New Living Translation
"It is beyond my power to do this," Joseph replied. "But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease."

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.'

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

41:16
(1.) He gives honour to God; It is not in me; God must give it. Great gifts then appear most graceful and illustrious, when those that have them use them humbly, and take not the praise of them to themselves, but give it to God,
(2.) He shews respect to Pharaoh, and hearty good - will to him, supposing that the interpretation would be an answer of peace. Those that consult God's oracles may expect an answer of peace.

Genesis 41:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Appendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions [76] Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah [77] until the end of the first night watch. [78] These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Acts 3:12
Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. "People of Israel," he said, "what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness?

2 Corinthians 3:5
It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.

Genesis 40:8
And they replied, "We both had dreams last night, but no one can tell us what they mean." "Interpreting dreams is God's business," Joseph replied. "Go ahead and tell me your dreams."

Genesis 41:17
So Pharaoh told Joseph his dream. "In my dream," he said, "I was standing on the bank of the Nile River,

Genesis 41:25
Joseph responded, "Both of Pharaoh's dreams mean the same thing. God is telling Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.

Genesis 41:28
"This will happen just as I have described it, for God has revealed to Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.

Deuteronomy 29:29
"The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.

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