and Pharaoh replied, "I saw the dream and its interpretation
together, and therefore they cannot make a fool of
me."[172] In his modesty Joseph denied that he was an adept
at interpreting dreams. He said, "It is not in me; it is in
the hand of God, and if it be the wish of God, He will permit
me to announce tidings of peace to Pharaoh." And for
such modesty he was rewarded by sovereignty over Egypt,
for the Lord doth honor them that honor Him. Thus was
also Daniel rewarded for his speech to Nebuchadnezzar:

"There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, but as for
me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I
have more than any living, but to the intent that the
interpretation may be made known to the king, and that thou
mayest know the thoughts of thy heart."[173]

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