Genesis 41:1
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English Standard Version
After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile,

King James Bible
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

Douay-Rheims Bible
After two years Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood by the river,

English Revised Version
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and behold, he stood by the river.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Encouraged by this favourable interpretation, the chief baker also told his dream: "I too,...in my dream: behold, baskets of white bread upon my head, and in the top basket all kinds of food for Pharaoh, pastry; and the birds ate it out of the basket from my head." In this dream, the carrying of the baskets upon the head is thoroughly Egyptian; for, according to Herod. 2, 35, the men in Egypt carry burdens upon the head, the women upon the shoulders. And, according to the monuments, the variety of confectionary was very extensive (cf. Hengst. p. 27). In the opening words, "I too," the baker points to the resemblance between his dream and the cup-bearer's. The resemblance was not confined to the sameness of the numbers-three baskets of white bread, and three branches of the vine-but was also seen in the fact that his official duty at the court was represented in the dream. But instead of Pharaoh taking the bread from his hand, the birds of heaven ate it out of the basket upon his head. And Joseph gave this interpretation: "The three baskets signify three days: within that time Pharaoh will take away thy head from thee ("lift up thy head," as in Genesis 40:13, but with מעליך "away from thee," i.e., behead thee), and hang thee on the stake (thy body after execution; vid., Deuteronomy 21:22-23), and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee." However simple and close this interpretation of the two dreams may appear, the exact accordance with the fulfilment was a miracle wrought by God, and showed that as the dreams originated in the instigation of God, the interpretation was His inspiration also.

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2289. B.C.

1715. two full years. {Shenathayim yamim,} two years of days, two complete solar revolutions; as a month of days is a full month.

Genesis 29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he stayed with him the space of a month.

that Pharaoh.

Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, for the woman which you have taken...

Genesis 37:5-10 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brothers: and they hated him yet the more...

Genesis 40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream...

Judges 7:13,14 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream to his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and...

Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles...

Job 33:15,16 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, in slumberings on the bed...

Daniel 2:1-3 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, with which his spirit was troubled...

Daniel 4:5-18 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me...

Daniel 7:1-8:27 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head on his bed: then he wrote the dream...

Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just man...

the river.

Genesis 31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river...

Exodus 4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither listen to your voice...

Deuteronomy 11:10 For the land, where you go in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from from where you came out, where you sowed your seed...

Isaiah 19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.

Ezekiel 29:3,9 Speak, and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt...

Cross References
Genesis 28:12
And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

Genesis 40:23
Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Genesis 41:2
and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows, attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass.

Exodus 1:22
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live."

Daniel 2:1
In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him.

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