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39 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has shown you all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command; only with regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” 42 Removing his signet ring from his hand, Pharaoh put it on Joseph’s hand; he arrayed him in garments of fine linen, and put a gold chain around his neck. 43 He had him ride in the chariot of his second-in-command; and they cried out in front of him, “Bow the knee!”[a] Thus he set him over all the land of Egypt. 44 Moreover Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no one shall lift up hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.” 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, as his wife. Thus Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt.

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  1. Genesis 41:43 Abrek, apparently an Egyptian word similar in sound to the Hebrew word meaning to kneel

39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you,(A) there is no one so discerning and wise as you.(B) 40 You shall be in charge of my palace,(C) and all my people are to submit to your orders.(D) Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.(E)

Joseph in Charge of Egypt

41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”(F) 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring(G) from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes(H) of fine linen(I) and put a gold chain around his neck.(J) 43 He had him ride in a chariot(K) as his second-in-command,[a](L) and people shouted before him, “Make way[b]!”(M) Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.(N)

44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.”(O) 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph(P) the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest(Q) of On,[c](R) to be his wife.(S) And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 41:43 Or in the chariot of his second-in-command; or in his second chariot
  2. Genesis 41:43 Or Bow down
  3. Genesis 41:45 That is, Heliopolis; also in verse 50