The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Genesis 41: 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him: 'Abrech'; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41: 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.'
Genesis 41: 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.--
Genesis 41: 46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. --And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41: 47 And in the seven years of plenty the earth brought forth in heaps.
Genesis 41: 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
Genesis 41: 49 And Joseph laid up corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until they left off numbering; for it was without number.
Genesis 41: 50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On bore unto him.
Genesis 41: 51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: 'for God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.'
Genesis 41: 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: 'for God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.'