Bible: Genesis 41:46-52

41:46 Now Joseph was 30 years old 1  when he began serving 2  Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph was commissioned by 3  Pharaoh and was in charge of 4  all the land of Egypt. 41:47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced large, bountiful harvests. 5  41:48 Joseph 6  collected all the excess food 7  in the land of Egypt during the seven years and stored it in the cities. 8  In every city he put the food gathered from the fields around it. 41:49 Joseph stored up a vast amount of grain, like the sand of the sea, 9  until he stopped measuring it because it was impossible to measure.

41:50 Two sons were born to Joseph before the famine came. 10  Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, was their mother. 11  41:51 Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, 12  saying, 13  “Certainly 14  God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s house.” 41:52 He named the second child Ephraim, 15  saying, 16  “Certainly 17  God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”

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