Genesis 41:41

Joseph in Charge of Egypt

41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”

Genesis 41:41 in Other Translations

KJV
41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
ESV
41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."
NLT
41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.”
MSG
41 So Pharaoh commissioned Joseph: "I'm putting you in charge of the entire country of Egypt."
CSB
41 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, "See, I am placing you over all the land of Egypt."

Genesis 41:41 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 41:41

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph
He continued speaking to him for the greater confirmation of what he had said, and for further explanation of it: see, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt;
not merely as the corn master general, to take care of a provision of corn in time of plenty, against a time of scarcity, but as a viceroy or deputy governor over the whole land, as appears by the ensigns of honour and dignity bestowed on him; of which in the following verses.

Genesis 41:41 In-Context

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 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 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”
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 had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, “Make way !” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 43,55; Genesis 42:6; Genesis 45:8,13,26; Esther 8:2; Jeremiah 40:7; Daniel 6:3