Genesis 40:7

“And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 40:7

And he asked Pharaohs officers that were with him in the warde of his lords house, saying, wherefore looke ye so sadly to day?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He asked Pharaoh's officials who were with him in confinement in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in ward in his master's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sad to-day?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to the servants of Pharaoh who were in prison with him, Why are you looking so sad?
- Basic English Bible

And he asked Pharaoh's chamberlains that were with him in custody in his lord's house, saying, Why are your faces [so] sad to-day?
- Darby Bible

And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Why look ye so sad to-day?
- Webster's Bible

He asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, saying, "Why do you look so sad today?"
- World English Bible

and he asketh Pharaoh's eunuchs who [are] with him in charge in the house of his lord, saying, `Wherefore [are] your faces sad to-day?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his master's house, saying: 'Wherefore look ye so sad to-day?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 40:7

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 40:7


40:6 They were sad - It was not the prison that made them sad; they were pretty well used to that, but the dream. God has more ways than one to sadden the spirits of those that are to be made sad. Those sinners that are hardy enough under outward trouble, yet God can find a way to trouble them, and take off their wheels, by wounding their spirits, and laying a load upon them.

40:8 Do not interpretations belong to God? - He means the God whom he worshipped, to the knowledge of whom he endeavours hereby to lead them. And if interpretations belong to God, he is a free agent, and may communicate the power to whom he pleases, therefore tell me your dreams.


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