41:54 Then the seven years of famine began, 1 just as Joseph had predicted. There was famine in all the other lands, but throughout the land of Egypt there was food. 41:55 When all the land of Egypt experienced the famine, the people cried out to Pharaoh for food. Pharaoh said to all the people of Egypt, 2 “Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you.”
1 tn Heb “began to arrive.”
2 tn Heb “to all Egypt.” The name of the country is used by metonymy for the inhabitants.
3 tn Or “over the entire land”; Heb “over all the face of the earth.” The disjunctive clause is circumstantial-temporal to the next clause.
4 tc The MT reads “he opened all that was in [or “among”] them.” The translation follows the reading of the LXX and Syriac versions.