So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
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George Leo Haydock
Counsel. Joseph's brethren had no design of elevating him to so high a dignity; but God's will directed Pharao to appoint him his counsellor or prime minister. His father. (Haydock)
So the Roman emperors styled the prefects of the Prætorium, and the Caliphs their chief minister. (Calmet)