Genesis 41:1
New International Version
When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile,

New Living Translation
Two full years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing on the bank of the Nile River.

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

Berean Study Bible
After two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside 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.

New King James Version
Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river.

New American Standard Bible
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

NASB 1995
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

NASB 1977
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

Amplified Bible
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile.

Christian Standard Bible
At the end of two years Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside the Nile,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two years later Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside the Nile,

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it happened after two years, and Pharaoh dreamed a dream, and behold he stood on the river.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass after two full years that Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood upon the bank of the river.

Contemporary English Version
Two years later the king of Egypt dreamed he was standing beside the Nile 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.

Good News Translation
After two years had passed, the king of Egypt dreamed that he was standing by the Nile River,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After two full years Pharaoh had a dream. He dreamed he was standing by the Nile River.

International Standard Version
Two years later—to the day—Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile River,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, at the end of two years of days that Pharaoh is dreaming, and behold, he is standing by the River,

NET Bible
At the end of two full years Pharaoh had a dream. As he was standing by the Nile,

New Heart English Bible
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and look, he was standing by the Nile.

World English Bible
It happened at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and behold, he stood by the river.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of two years of days that Pharaoh is dreaming, and lo, he is standing by the River,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Dreams of Pharaoh
1After two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside the Nile, 2when seven cows, sleek and well-fed, came up from the river and began to graze among the reeds.…

Cross References
Genesis 28:12
And Jacob had a dream about a ladder that rested on the earth with its top reaching up to heaven, and God's angels were going up and down the ladder.

Genesis 40:23
The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot all about him.

Genesis 41:2
when seven cows, sleek and well-fed, came up from the river and began to graze among the reeds.

Exodus 1:22
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people: "Every son born to the Hebrews you must throw into the Nile, but every daughter you may allow to live."

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


Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

Genesis 29:14
And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode 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, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Genesis 37:5-10
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: 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, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

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 ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

Exodus 4:9
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.









XLI.

JOSEPH INTERPRETS PHARAOH'S DREAMS HE IS MADE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT, AND MARRIES THERE.

(1) Pharaoh dreamed.--After two years spent in the prison, the time has now come for Joseph's elevation to power; and it is to be noticed that this was not brought about by those arts by which men usually attain to greatness, such as statesmanship, or military skill; nor was it by accident, but according to the Biblical rule, by the direct intervention of Providence. Just as centuries afterwards, Daniel rose to high office at Babylon by God making known to him the dream of Nebuchadnezzar; so here, the transplantation of Israel into Egypt is brought about by the revelation to Joseph of "what was to be hereafter."

The river.--Heb., Yeor, the Egyptian word for "great river." It is the usual name in the Bible for the Nile, but is used for the Tigris in Daniel 12:5-6, and for any large river in Job 28:10. The Pharaoh in Those reign Joseph became governor of Egypt, is generally supposed to have been Apophis, the most famous of the shepherd kings. But Canon Cook, in his Essay, On the bearings of Egyptian History upon the Pentateuch, after carefully reviewing the whole subject, decides in favour of King Amenemha III., the greatest monarch of the noble twelfth dynasty, and the last king of all Egypt.

Verse 1. - And it came to pass at the end of two full years (literally, two years of days, i.e. two complete years from the commencement of Joseph's incarceration, or more probably after the butler's liberation), that Pharaoh - on the import of the term vide Genesis 12:15. Under what particular monarch Joseph came to Egypt is a question of much perplexity, and has been variously resolved by modern Egyptologists in favor of -

1. Osirtasen I., the founder of the twelfth dynasty, a prosperous and successful sore-reign, whose name appears on a granite obelisk at Heliopolis (Wilkinson, 'Ancient Egyptians,' 1:30, ed. 1878).

2. Assa, or Assis, the fifth king of the fifteenth dynasty of Shepherd kings (Stuart Peele in Smith's 'Bible Dict.,' art. Egypt).

3. Apophis, a Shepherd king of the fifteenth dynasty, whom all the Greek authorities agree in mentioning as the patron of Joseph (Osburn, 'Menu-mental History,' vol. 2. Genesis 2; Thornley Smith, 'Joseph and his Times,' p. 42). . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After
וַיְהִ֕י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

two full years
שְׁנָתַ֣יִם (šə·nā·ṯa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 8141: A year

had passed,
מִקֵּ֖ץ (miq·qêṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7093: An extremity, after

Pharaoh
וּפַרְעֹ֣ה (ū·p̄ar·‘ōh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

had a dream:
חֹלֵ֔ם (ḥō·lêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2492: To bind firmly, to be, plump, to dream

He was standing
עֹמֵ֥ד (‘ō·mêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

beside
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the Nile,
הַיְאֹֽר׃ (hay·’ōr)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2975: Nile -- a channel, a fosse, canal, shaft, the Nile, the Tigris


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