Joseph

Joseph

 
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  • "It is beyond my power to do this," Joseph replied. "But God will tell you what it means and will set you at ease." - Genesis 41:16


  • "Both dreams mean the same thing," Joseph told Pharaoh. "God was telling you what he is about to do. - Genesis 41:25


  • Joseph's suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his advisers. - Genesis 41:37


  • As they discussed who should be appointed for the job, Pharaoh said, "Who could do it better than Joseph? For he is a man who is obviously filled with the spirit of God." - Genesis 41:38


  • Turning to Joseph, Pharaoh said, "Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, you are the wisest man in the land! - Genesis 41:39


  • And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt." - Genesis 41:41


  • Then Pharaoh placed his own signet ring on Joseph's finger as a symbol of his authority. He dressed him in beautiful clothing and placed the royal gold chain about his neck. - Genesis 41:42


  • Pharaoh also gave Joseph the chariot of his second-in-command, and wherever he went the command was shouted, "Kneel down!" So Joseph was put in charge of all Egypt. - Genesis 41:43


  • And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am the king, but no one will move a hand or a foot in the entire land of Egypt without your approval." - Genesis 41:44


  • Pharaoh renamed him Zaphenath-paneah* and gave him a wife--a young woman named Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis.* So Joseph took charge of the entire land of Egypt.1 - Genesis 41:45


  • He was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Joseph left Pharaoh's presence, he made a tour of inspection throughout the land. - Genesis 41:46


  • During those years, Joseph took a portion of all the crops grown in Egypt and stored them for the government in nearby cities. - Genesis 41:48


  • During this time, before the arrival of the first of the famine years, two sons were born to Joseph and his wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis. - Genesis 41:50


  • Joseph named his older son Manasseh,* for he said, "God has made me forget all my troubles and the family of my father."2 - Genesis 41:51


  • Joseph named his second son Ephraim,* for he said, "God has made me fruitful in this land of my suffering."3 - Genesis 41:52


  • Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. There were crop failures in all the surrounding countries, too, but in Egypt there was plenty of grain in the storehouses. - Genesis 41:54


  • Throughout the land of Egypt the people began to starve. They pleaded with Pharaoh for food, and he told them, "Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you." - Genesis 41:55
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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