* he bowed himself.
Joseph thus shewed that his external greatness did not render
him forgetful of the respect due to his father. The
Egyptians were remarkable for the reverence paid to old age:
"for if a young person meet his senior, he instantly turns
aside to make way for him; if an aged person enter an
apartment, the youth always rise from their seats;" and Mr.
Savary observes, that the same reverence is still paid to old
age in Egypt.
18:2 19:1 23:7 33:3 42:6 Ex 20:12 34:8 Le 19:3,32 1Ki 2:19
2Ki 4:37 Pr 31:28 Eph 6:1