You shall be over my house, and according unto your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.
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George Leo Haydock
Obey. Hebrew Yishak; which may signify also "kiss "you, or their hand, in testimony of respect; or "shall be fed, governed, and led forth "He made him master of his house, and ruler (Psalm civ. 21; Wisdom x. 14.)
See how all of a sudden the prisoner is made king of the whole of Egypt; the one sent to prison by the chief steward was raised by the king to the highest rank; his former master suddenly saw that the man whom he had cast into prison as an adulterer was awarded authority over the whole of Egypt. Do you see how important it is to bear trials thankfully? Hence Paul also said, “Distress promotes endurance, endurance promotes character, character promotes hope, and hope does not disappoint.” So take note: Joseph bore distress with endurance, endurance gave him character, having such character he acted in hope, and hope did not disappoint him.