The Book of Jasher
|XLIX:1 After those things the king sent and assembled all his officers and servants, and all the
princes and nobles belonging to the king, and they all came before the king.
XLIX:2 And the king said unto them, Behold you have seen and heard all the words of this Hebrew
man, and all the signs which he declared would come to pass, and not any of his words have
fallen to the ground.
XLIX:3 You know that he has given a proper interpretation of the dream, and it will surely come to
pass, now therefore take counsel, and know what you will do and how the land will be
delivered from the famine.
XLIX:4 Seek now and see whether the like can be found, in whose heart there is wisdom and
knowledge, and I will appoint him over the land.
XLIX:5 For you have heard what this Hebrew man has advised concerning this to save the land
therewith from the famine, and I know that the land will not be delivered from the famine
but with the advice of the Hebrew man, him that advised me.
XLIX:6 And they all answered the king and said, The counsel which the Hebrew has given
concerning this is good; now therefore, our lord and king, behold the whole land is in
thy hand, do that which seemeth good in thy sight.
XLIX:7 Him whom thou choosest, and whom thou in thy wisdom knowest to be wise and capable
of delivering the land with his wisdom, him shall the king appoint to be under him over the land.
XLIX:8 And the king said to all the officers: I have thought that since Elohim has made known to
the Hebrew man all that he has spoken, there is none so discreet and wise in the whole land as
he is; if it seem good in your sight I will place him over the land, for he will save the land with
XLIX:9 And all the officers answered the king and said, But surely it is written in the laws of Egypt,
and it should not be violated, that no man shall reign over Egypt, nor be the second to the
king, but one who has knowledge in all the languages of the sons of men.
XLIX:10 Now therefore our lord and king, behold this Hebrew man can only speak the
Hebrew language, and how then can he be over us the second under government, a man who
not even knoweth our language?
Commentary on Jasher XLIX:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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