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Genesis 41:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy commandment shall all my people regulate themselves; only concerning the throne will I be greater than thou.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou, shalt be over my house, and, on thy mouth, shall all my people kiss,—only as to the throne, will I be greater than thou.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— thou—thou art over my house, and at thy mouth do all my people kiss; only in the throne I am greater than thou.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou shalt be over my house, and at the commandment of thy mouth all the people shall obey: only in the kingly throne will I be above thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou shalt be ouer my house, and according vnto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater then thou.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt be over my house, and all my people shall be obedient to thy word; only in the throne will I excel thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
shalt be 1961
{1961} Prime
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
over x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
my house, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
and according unto x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
thy word 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
shall all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
my people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
be ruled: 5401
{5401} Prime
נָשַׁק
nashaq
{naw-shak'}
A primitive root (identical with H5400, through the idea of fastening up; compare H2388 and H2836); to kiss, literally or figuratively (touch); also (as a mode of attachment), to equip with weapons.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
only x7535
(7535) Complement
רַק
raq
{rak}
The same as H7534 as a noun; properly leanness, that is, (figuratively) limitation; only adverbially merely, or conjugationally although.
in the throne 3678
{3678} Prime
כִּסֵּא
kicce'
{kis-say'}
From H3680; properly covered, that is, a throne (as canopied).
will I be greater 1431
{1431} Prime
גָּדַל
gadal
{gaw-dal'}
A primitive root; properly to twist (compare H1434), that is, to be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
than x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
thou.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 41:40

_ _ Thou shalt be over my house — This sudden change in the condition of a man who had just been taken out of prison could take place nowhere, except in Egypt. In ancient as well as modern times, slaves have often risen to be its rulers. But the special providence of God had determined to make Joseph governor of Egypt; and the way was paved for it by the deep and universal conviction produced in the minds both of the king and his councillors, that a divine spirit animated his mind and had given him such extraordinary knowledge.

_ _ according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled — literally, “kiss.” This refers to the edict granting official power to Joseph, to be issued in the form of a firman, as in all Oriental countries; and all who should receive that order would kiss it, according to the usual Eastern mode of acknowledging obedience and respect for the sovereign [Wilkinson].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 41:33-45.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 41:40

Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy (l) word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

(l) Some read, "the people will kill your mouth", that is obey you in all things.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Thou shalt:

Genesis 39:4-6 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all [that] he had he put into his hand. ... And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well favoured.
Genesis 45:8-9 So now [it was] not you [that] sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. ... Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
Genesis 45:26 And told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and he [is] governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
Psalms 105:21-22 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance: ... To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].
Daniel 2:46-48 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. ... Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise [men] of Babylon.
Daniel 5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and [put] a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

be ruled:
Heb. be armed, or kiss,
1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured [it] upon his head, and kissed him, and said, [Is it] not because the LORD hath anointed thee [to be] captain over his inheritance?
Job 31:27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.
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Gn 39:4; 45:8, 26. 1S 10:1. Jb 31:27. Ps 2:12; 105:21. Pv 22:29. Dn 2:46; 5:29; 6:3.

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