Joseph in Charge of Egypt

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

44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.”(J) 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph(K) the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest(L) of On,[c](M) to be his wife.(N) 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