Genesis 41:41
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English Standard Version
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

King James Bible
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again Pharao said to Joseph: Behold, I have appointed thee over the whole land of Egypt.

English Revised Version
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

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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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Genesis 41:44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 39:5,22 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had...

Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was next to king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brothers...

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.

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

Daniel 2:7,8 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation of it...

Daniel 4:2,3 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high God has worked toward me...

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

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

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 42:6
Now Joseph was governor over the land. He was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground.

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

Ecclesiastes 4:14
For he went from prison to the throne, though in his own kingdom he had been born poor.

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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