Psalm 105:22
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.

Berean Study Bible
to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.

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

New King James Version
To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.

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

NASB 1995
To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.

NASB 1977
To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.

Amplified Bible
To imprison his princes at his will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to chastise his rulers at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

Contemporary English Version
Joseph was in command of the officials, and he taught the leaders how to use wisdom.

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

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

Good News Translation
with power over the king's officials and authority to instruct his advisers.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
To bind his chiefs at his pleasure, "" And he makes his elderly 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Tell of His Wonders
21He made him master of his household, ruler over all his substance, 22to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom. 23Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.…

Cross References
Genesis 41:44
And Pharaoh declared to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your permission, no one in all the land of Egypt shall lift his hand or foot."

Numbers 21:18
The princes dug the well; the nobles of the people hollowed it out with their scepters and with their staffs." From the wilderness the Israelites went on to Mattanah,


Treasury of Scripture

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

teach

Genesis 41:33,38
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt…

Isaiah 19:11
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?









Verse 22. - To bind his princes at his pleasure. The kings of Egypt were despots, and could imprison any subject. Joseph, as the Pharaoh's alter ego (Genesis 41:40, 44), would, of course, be able to do the same. And teach his senators wisdom. As being wiser than any of them (Genesis 41:38, 39).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
to instruct
לֶאְסֹ֣ר (le’·sōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

his princes
שָׂרָ֣יו (śā·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

as he pleased
בְּנַפְשׁ֑וֹ (bə·nap̄·šōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

and teach
יְחַכֵּֽם׃ (yə·ḥak·kêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2449: To be wise

his elders {wisdom}.
וּזְקֵנָ֥יו (ū·zə·qê·nāw)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old


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