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Genesis 41:40

    Genesis 41:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You, then, are to be over my house, and all my people will be ruled by your word: only as king will I be greater than you.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    You shall be over my house, and according to your word will all my people be ruled. Only in the throne I will be greater than you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 41:40

    According unto thy word shall all my people be ruled - Literally, At thy mouth shall all my people kiss. In the eastern countries it is customary to kiss any thing that comes from a superior, and this is done by way of testifying respect and submission. In this sense the words in the text are to be understood: All the people shall pay the profoundest respect and obedience to all thy orders and commands.

    Only in the throne will I be greater than thou - This, in one word, is a perfect description of a prime minister. Thou shalt have the sole management, under me, of all state affairs.