39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40 iYou shall be 7over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have jset you over all the land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh ktook his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he lclothed him in garments of fine linen mand put a gold chain around his neck. 43 And he had him ride in the second nchariot which he had; oand they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him pover all the land of Egypt. 44 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.” 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name 8Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife qAsenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
46 Joseph was thirty years old when he rstood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. 47 Now in the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth 9abundantly. 48 So he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them. 49 Joseph gathered very much grain, sas the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was immeasurable.
50 tAnd to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. 51 Joseph called the name of the firstborn 1Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my ufather’s house.” 52 And the name of the second he called 2Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be vfruitful in the land of my affliction.”
53 Then the seven years of plenty which were in the land of Egypt ended, 54 wand the seven years of famine began to come, xas Joseph had said. The famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Then Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; ywhatever he says to you, do.” 56 The famine was over all the face of the earth, and Joseph opened 3all the storehouses and zsold to the Egyptians. And the famine became severe in the land of Egypt. 57 aSo all countries came to Joseph in Egypt to bbuy grain, because the famine was severe in all lands.
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