Genesis 41:40
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English Standard Version
You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt be over my house, and at the commandment of thy mouth all the people shall obey: only in the kingly throne will I be above thee.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Pharaoh immediately sent for Joseph. As quickly as possible he was fetched from the prison; and after shaving the hair of his head and beard, and changing his clothes, as the customs of Egypt required (see Hengst. Egypt and the Books of Moses, p. 30), he went in to the king. On the king's saying to him, "I have heard of thee (עליך de te), thou hearest a dream to interpret it," - i.e., thou only needest to hear a dream, and thou canst at once interpret it - Joseph replied, "Not I((בּלעדי, lit., "not so far as me," this is not in my power, vid., Genesis 14:24), God will answer Pharaoh's good," i.e., what shall profit Pharaoh; just as in Genesis 40:8 he had pointed the two prisoners away from himself to God. Pharaoh then related his double dream (Genesis 41:17-24), and Joseph gave the interpretation (Genesis 41:25-32): "The dream of Pharaoh is one (i.e., the two dreams have the same meaning); God hath showed Pharaoh what He is about to do." The seven cows and seven ears of corn were seven years, the fat ones very fertile years of superabundance, the lean ones very barren years of famine; the latter would follow the former over the whole land of Egypt, so that the years of famine would leave no trace of the seven fruitful years; and, "for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice" (i.e., so far as this fact is concerned, it signifies) "that the thing is firmly resolved by God, and God will quickly carry it out." In the confidence of this interpretation which looked forward over fourteen years, the divinely enlightened seer's glance was clearly manifested, and could not fail to make an impression upon the king, when contrasted with the perplexity of the Egyptian augurs and wise men. Joseph followed up his interpretation by the advice (Genesis 41:33-36), that Pharaoh should "look out (ירא) a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt;" and cause יעשׂה) that in the seven years of superabundance he should raise fifths (חמּשׁ), i.e., the fifth part of the harvest, through overseers, and have the corn, or the stores of food (אכל), laid up in the cities "under the hand of the king," i.e., by royal authority and direction, as food for the land for the seven years of famine, that it might not perish through famine.

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Thou shalt.

Genesis 39:4-6 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house...

Genesis 45:8,9,26 So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house...

Psalm 105:21,22 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance...

Proverbs 22:29 See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Daniel 2:46-48 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, and worshipped Daniel...

Daniel 5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck...

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him...

be ruled. Heb. be armed, or kiss.

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said...

Job 31:27 And my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand:

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little...

Cross References
Acts 7:10
and rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.

Genesis 39:9
He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?"

Genesis 44:18
Then Judah went up to him and said, "Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself.

Psalm 105:21
he made him lord of his house and ruler of all his possessions,

Daniel 6:3
Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.

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