Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.…
1. Seek from above wisdom and prudence for the discreet guidance of all your own affairs, and of those of others still more especially, when they are entrusted to your management. "The Lord giveth wisdom."
2. Be thankful for the blessings of plenty and of freedom, in the measure in which providence has, in this favoured land, seen meet to bestow them.
3. The marvellous and lamentable difference between the manner in which mankind in general are affected by what relates to the life of the body and what relates to the life of the soul — to temporal and to eternal interests. Oh, how much in earnest about "the life that now is" — and about the means of its sustenance and prolongation, though it can last at the longest but for a few years, and, even in the midst of the abundance of all that is fitted to support it, may not last a few days.
(R. Wardlaw, D. D,)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.