And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.…
I. THE QUALITIES DEMANDED IN A WISE RULER.
1. Natural ability.
2. The ability to bear up under troubles.
3. Inspired wisdom.
II. THE CHARACTER OF JOSEPH'S ADMINISTRATION.
1. It was characterized by a wise economy.
2. It was characterized by a wise method.Frugality was to be enforced by lawful means. The amount received as taxes and purchased at a fair price, was not to be given away, but must be sold again. The nation must protect itself against the free expenditures of its citizens. The government, notwithstanding its despotism, was made the servant of the people. And Joseph and his officers, scattered over all the empire, outgeneraled all the ignorance of the realm. For this he was as truly inspired as ever was Isaiah.
(D. O. Mears.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
WEB: The thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.