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Genesis 41:33-57 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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33 "Now Pharaoh should find an intelligent, wise man and give him authority over the land of Egypt. 33 "And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.
34 Then Pharaoh should appoint administrators over the land and take one-fifth of all the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
35 During the good years that are coming, they should collect all such food and store the grain under Pharaoh's control, protecting the food in the cities. 35 They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food.
36 This food will be reserved for the seven years of famine to follow in the land of Egypt so that the land won't be ravaged by the famine." 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine."
37 This advice seemed wise to Pharaoh and all his servants, 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
38 and Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man with more God-given gifts than this one?" 38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?"
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, no one is as intelligent and wise as you are. 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
40 You will be in charge of my kingdom, and all my people will obey your command. Only as the enthroned king will I be greater than you." 40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you."
41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Know this: I've given you authority over the entire land of Egypt." 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt."
42 Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, he dressed him in linen clothes, and he put a gold necklace around his neck. 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 He put Joseph on the chariot of his second-in-command, and everyone in front of him cried out, "Attention!" So Pharaoh installed him over the entire land of Egypt. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and men shouted before him, "Make way !" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
44 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; no one will do anything or go anywhere in all the land of Egypt without your permission." 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt."
45 Pharaoh renamed Joseph, Zaphenath-paneah, and married him to Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of Heliopolis. Then Joseph assumed control of the land of Egypt. 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.
46 Joseph was 30 years old when he began to serve Pharaoh, Egypt's king, when he left Pharaoh's court and traveled through the entire land of Egypt. 46 Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh's presence and traveled throughout Egypt.
47 During the seven years of abundance, the land produced plentifully. 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.
48 He collected all of the food during the seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt, and stored the food in cities. In each city, he stored the food from the fields surrounding it. 48 Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it.
49 Joseph amassed grain like the sand of the sea. There was so much that he stopped trying to measure it because it was beyond measuring. 49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.
50 Before the years of famine arrived, Asenath the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis, gave birth to two sons for Joseph. 50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.
51 Joseph named the oldest son Manasseh,"because," he said, "God has helped me forget all of my troubles and everyone in my father's household." 51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, "It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."
52 He named the second Ephraim,"because," he said, "God has given me children in the land where I've been treated harshly." 52 The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."
53 The seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end, 53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end,
54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. The famine struck every country, but the entire land of Egypt had bread. 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
55 When the famine ravaged the entire land of Egypt and the people pleaded to Pharaoh for bread, Pharaoh said to all of the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph. Do whatever he tells you." 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph and do what he tells you."
56 The famine covered every part of the land, and Joseph opened all of the granaries and sold grain to the Egyptians. In the land of Egypt, the famine became more and more severe. 56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt.
57 Every country came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because in every country the famine had also become more severe. 57 And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the world.