Genesis 41:42-43

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,[a] and people shouted before him, “Make way[b] !” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:42-43 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter are related Pharaoh's dreams, which his magicians could not interpret, Ge 41:1-9, upon which the chief butler now remembering Joseph, recommended him to Pharaoh as an interpreter, having had an happy experience of him as such himself, Ge 41:10-13, when Joseph was sent for out of prison; and Pharaoh having related his dreams, he interpreted them of seven years of plenty, and seven years of famine, that should be in the land of Egypt, Ge 41:14-32; and having done, he gave his advice to provide in the years of plenty against the years of famine, and proposed a scheme for doing it, which was approved of by Pharaoh and his ministers, Ge 41:33-37; and Joseph himself was pitched upon as the most proper person to execute it, and was appointed chief over the kingdom next to Pharaoh, who gave him a new name and a wife upon this occasion, Ge 41:38-45; accordingly, in the years of plenty he took a tour throughout the whole land, and gathered and laid up food in vast quantities in every city, Ge 41:46-49; an account is given of two sons born to Joseph, and of their names, Ge 41:50-52; and of the seven years of famine, beginning to come on at the end of the seven years of plenty, which brought great distress on the land of Egypt, and the countries round about, who all came to Joseph to buy corn, Ge 41:53-57.

Cross References 8

  • 1. S Genesis 24:22; Esther 3:10; Esther 8:2,8
  • 2. 1 Samuel 17:38; 1 Samuel 18:4; 1 Kings 19:19; Esther 6:8,11; Daniel 5:29; Zechariah 3:4
  • 3. Exodus 25:4; Esther 8:15; Daniel 5:29
  • 4. Psalms 73:6; Song of Songs 4:9; Isaiah 3:18; Ezekiel 16:11; Da 5:7,16,29
  • 5. Genesis 46:29; Genesis 50:9; Isaiah 2:7; Isaiah 22:18
  • 6. Esther 10:3
  • 7. Esther 6:9
  • 8. S ver 41

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "in the chariot of his second-in-command" ; or "in his second chariot"
  • [b]. Or "Bow down"
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