Chapter 47 (Genesis 47)

Chapter 47

In this chapter we have instances, I. Of Joseph?s kindness and affection to his relations, presenting his brethren first and then his father to Pharaoh (Gen. 47:1-10), settling them in Goshen, and providing for them there (Gen. 47:11, 12), and paying his respects to his father when he sent for him, Gen. 47:27-31. II. Of Joseph?s justice between prince and people in a very critical affair, selling Pharaoh?s corn to his subjects with reasonable profits to Pharaoh, and yet without any wrong to them, Gen. 47:13-26 Thus he approved himself wise and good, both in his private and in his public capacity.

- Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary