Genesis 45:8

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 ruler over all the land of Egypt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So now it was not you who sent me here, but God: and he has made me as a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
- Basic English Bible

And 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 governor over all the land of Egypt.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

So now it wasn't you who sent me here, but God, and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
- World English Bible

and now, ye -- ye have not sent me hither, but God, and He doth set me for a father to Pharaoh, and for lord to all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 ruler over all the land of Egypt.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 45:8


45:8 See what a favourable colour he puts upon the injury they had done him, God sent me before you - God's Israel is the particular care of God's providence. Joseph reckoned that his advancement was not so much designed to save a whole kingdom of Egyptians, as to preserve a small family of Israelites; for the Lord's portion is his people: whatever goes with others, they shall be secured. How admirable are the projects of Providence! How remote its tendencies! What wheels are there within wheels; and yet all directed by the eyes in the wheels, and the Spirit of the living Creature! [5.] He promises to take care of his father and all his family, during the rest of the years of famine. [1.] He desires that his father might speedily be made glad with the tidings of his life and honour. His brethren must hasten to Canaan, and acquaint Jacob that his son Joseph was lord of all Egypt - He knew it would be a refreshing oil to his hoary head, and a sovereign cordial to his spirits. He desires them to give themselves, and take with them to their father, all possible satisfaction of the truth of these surprising tidings.


Discussion for Genesis 45

  • Musiwa
    from this chapter it is noted that Joseph acknowledged that it is God that sent him to Egypt . That God worked using the betrayal of his brothers to lead Joseph to his destiny of greatness. Sometimes in our lives we get betrayed, let down or disappointed by people we love or trust and as children of God he might be using a difficult situation like that to take us to a higher greater place where we are meant to be.
  • Paula Taylor
    I read this while at work this morning and my heart just filled with joy and my eyes just watered up. God is so good!
  • Policeman
    looking at Joseph,one cant argue that he is and was a true representative of a true believer.He was like Jesus a perfect example of a Good character that one can desire to have as substantiated by the oracles of the Mighty God
  • =layinka oye
    And he Joseph wept aloud There are times when we weep either because of difficult situations of life or we are overwhelmed by the miralous ways God has visited us and beautify our lives I want to believe that Joseph perhaphs remembered when he was in the pit before he was sold as a slave and other difficulties he encountered before this transformation Thank God the weeping is not based on regret but to appreciate God who will never lie but always keep His promises no matter how long the time is God can t foget us His children in whatever we are passing through Our time to look back and see how God brought us out to bring us in a place of rest is now
  • Sharon
    i praise his name each day and give thanks to him because he always work in our favor amen.
  • I adore ths word , he remind we need to have happns in life

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