The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 41:37–49

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37  And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

37  The counsel pleased Pharaoh and all his ministers.

38  And Pharaoh said unto his servants: 'Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is?'

38  And he said to them, “Would we be able to find another such man, who is full of the Spirit of God?”

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39  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'Forasmuch as God hath shown thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou.

39  Therefore, he said to Joseph: “Because God has revealed to you all that you have said, would I be able to find anyone wiser and as much like you?

39  Then Pharaoh said to Joseph. Forasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is none so wise and discreet as you are

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40  Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled; only in the throne will I be greater than thou.'

40  You will be over my house, and to the authority of your mouth, all the people will show obedience. Only in one way, in the throne of the kingdom, will I go before you.”

41  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.'

41  And again, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Behold, I have appointed you over the entire land of Egypt.”

42  And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck.

42  And he took the ring from his own hand, and he gave it into his hand. And he clothed him with a robe of fine linen, and he placed a necklace of gold around his neck.

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43  And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him: 'Abrech'; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.

43  And he mounted him on the second of his chariots, and a herald made proclamation before him; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.

43  And he caused him to ascend upon his second swift chariot, with the herald proclaiming that everyone should bend their knee before him, and that they should know that he was governor over the entire land of Egypt.

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44  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.'

44  Likewise, the king said to Joseph: “I am Pharaoh: apart from your authority, no one will move hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

44  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I Pharaoh have commanded that without your orders no man shall undertake anything in all the land of Egypt.

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45  And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.--

45  And he changed his name and called him, in the Egyptian tongue: ‘Savior of the world.’ And he gave him as a wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis. And so Joseph went out into the land of Egypt.

45  Then Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah (because the hidden things were revealed to him); and he gave him to wife Asiath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went throughout all the land of Egypt.

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46  And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt.--And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

46  (Now he was thirty years old when he stood in the sight of king Pharaoh.) And he traveled throughout the regions of Egypt.

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47  And in the seven years of plenty the earth brought forth in heaps.

47  And the land produced, in the seven years of plenty, whole handfuls of corn.

47  And the fertility of the seven years arrived. And when the grain fields were reduced to sheaves, these were gathered into the storehouses of Egypt.

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48  And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

48  And now all the abundance of grain was stored away in every city.

49  And Joseph laid up corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until they left off numbering; for it was without number.

49  And there was such a great abundance of wheat that it was comparable to the sands of the sea, and its bounty exceeded all measure.