37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.(A) 38 So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God[a]?”(B)

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

Joseph in Charge of Egypt

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

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 41:38 Or of the gods
  2. Genesis 41:43 Or in the chariot of his second-in-command; or in his second chariot
  3. Genesis 41:43 Or Bow down
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20 The king sent and released him,
    the ruler of peoples set him free.(A)
21 He made him master of his household,
    ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes(B) as he pleased
    and teach his elders wisdom.(C)

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