Genesis 41:23
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New International Version
After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind.

New Living Translation
Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were blighted, shriveled, and withered by the east wind.

English Standard Version
Seven ears, withered, thin, and blighted by the east wind, sprouted after them,

Berean Study Bible
After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted—withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind.

New American Standard Bible
and lo, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them;

King James Bible
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

Christian Standard Bible
After them, seven heads of grain--withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind--sprouted up.

Contemporary English Version
Then seven other heads of grain came up. They were thin and scorched by a wind from the desert.

Good News Translation
Then seven heads of grain sprouted, thin and scorched by the desert wind,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After them, seven heads of grain--withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind--sprouted up.

International Standard Version
All of a sudden, seven thin, withered ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.

NET Bible
Then seven heads of grain, withered and thin and burned with the east wind, were sprouting up after them.

New Heart English Bible
and look, seven heads of grain, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Seven other heads of grain, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, sprouted behind them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

New American Standard 1977
and lo, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and, behold, seven heads, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and dried by the east wind, sprung up after them:

American King James Version
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

American Standard Version
and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Other seven also thin and blasted, sprung of the stock:

Darby Bible Translation
And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, parched with the east wind, sprung up after them;

English Revised Version
and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

World English Bible
and behold, seven heads of grain, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, seven ears, withered, thin, blasted with an east wind, are springing up after them;
Study Bible
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
22In my dream I also saw seven heads of grain, plump and ripe, growing on a single stalk. 23After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted— withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind. 24And the thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this dream to the magicians, but no one could explain it to me.”…
Cross References
Genesis 41:6
After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted, thin and scorched by the east wind.

Genesis 41:22
In my dream I also saw seven heads of grain, plump and ripe, growing on a single stalk.

Genesis 41:24
And the thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this dream to the magicians, but no one could explain it to me."

Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

withered. or, small. thin.

Genesis 41:6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung …

2 Kings 19:26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed …

Psalm 129:6,7 Let them be as the grass on the housetops, which wither before it grows up…

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

Hosea 9:16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: …

Hosea 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brothers, an east wind shall come, …

blasted. All the mischief done to corn or fruit by blasting, smutting, mildew, etc. are attributed to the east wind. (See Parallel Passages.) In Egypt it is peculiarly destructive, because it comes through the parched deserts of Arabia, often destroying vast numbers of people. The destructive nature of the {Sam, Simoom, Smoom,} or {Samiel}, is mentioned by almost all travellers. When this pestilential wind advances, its approach is indicated by a redness in the air. The principal stream of the blast always moves in a line of about

Genesis 41:20 And the lean and the ill favored cows did eat up the first seven fat cows:







(23) Withered.--This word occurs only in this place. Its meaning is stony, that is, the grains were shrivelled and hard like bits of grit.

And, behold, seven ears withered,.... Here a new epithet of the bad ears is given, and expressed by a word nowhere else used, which Ben Melech interprets, small, little, according to the use of the word in the Misnah; Aben Ezra, void, empty, such as had no grains of corn in them, nothing but husk or chaff, and observes that some render it images; for the word is so used in the Arabic language, and may signify that these ears were only mere shadows or images of ears, which had no substance in them: Jarchi says, the word, in the Syriac language signifies a rock, and so it denotes that these ears were dry as a rock, and had no moisture in them, laid dried, burnt up, and blasted with the east wind. 23. blasted with the east wind—destructive everywhere to grain, but particularly so in Egypt; where, sweeping over the sandy deserts of Arabia, it comes in the character of a hot, blighting wind, that quickly withers all vegetation (compare Eze 19:12; Ho 13:15).41:9-32 God's time for the enlargement of his people is the fittest time. If the chief butler had got Joseph to be released from prison, it is probable he would have gone back to the land of the Hebrews. Then he had neither been so blessed himself, nor such a blessing to his family, as afterwards he proved. Joseph, when introduced to Pharaoh, gives honour to God. Pharaoh had dreamed that he stood upon the bank of the river Nile, and saw the kine, both the fat ones, and the lean ones, come out of the river. Egypt has no rain, but the plenty of the year depends upon the overflowing of the river Nile. See how many ways Providence has of dispensing its gifts; yet our dependence is still the same upon the First Cause, who makes every creature what it is to us, be it rain or river. See to what changes the comforts of this life are subject. We cannot be sure that to-morrow shall be as this day, or next year as this. We must learn how to want, as well as how to abound. Mark the goodness of God in sending the seven years of plenty before those of famine, that provision might be made. The produce of the earth is sometimes more, and sometimes less; yet, take one with another, he that gathers much, has nothing over; and he that gathers little, has no lack, Ex 16:18. And see the perishing nature of our worldly enjoyments. The great harvests of the years of plenty were quite lost, and swallowed up in the years of famine; and that which seemed very much, yet did but just serve to keep the people alive. There is bread which lasts to eternal life, which it is worth while to labour for. They that make the things of this world their good things, will find little pleasure in remembering that they have received them.
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