V. 22- 29
V. 22- “When he reached maturity, We bestowed on him wisdom, judgment, and knowledge, Thus do We reward the righteous.”
According to other verses and narrations Prophet-hood only comes to the Prophets at 40 (except Esa (AS)). This verse mentions that Yusuf (AS) received authority, judgment and knowledge, this verse (belagha ashudah) the mufasiroon say he is either 25 or 33. Talents for human beings especially intellectual talents can be explored from 20 to 33, after 33 there will not be new developments, but those talents that have been discovered will continue to grow and excelled, if there are any potential talents that were not discovered will die away. These talents are like a seed they need nurtured to grow. Physically we stop growing around 20 years old. Intellectual growth will continue to grow if it has been discovered before 33 years of age. If it is not nurtured it will decay or even die. This verse is very important for us to be observant of people around us at this age of growth and potential to discover and nurture their talents.