Genesis 41
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1And it comes to pass, at the end of two years of days that Pharaoh is dreaming, and behold, he is standing by the River, 2and behold, from the River coming up are seven cows, of beautiful appearance, and fat [in] flesh, and they feed among the reeds; 3and behold, seven other cows are coming up after them out of the River, of bad appearance, and lean [in] flesh, and they stand near the cows on the edge of the River, 4and the cows of bad appearance and lean [in] flesh eat up the seven cows of beautiful appearance, and fat—and Pharaoh awakens. 5And he sleeps, and dreams a second time, and behold, seven ears are coming up on one stalk, fat and good, 6and behold, seven ears, thin, and blasted with an east wind, are springing up after them; 7and the thin ears swallow the seven fat and full ears—and Pharaoh awakens, and behold, a dream. 8And it comes to pass in the morning, that his spirit is moved, and he sends and calls all the enchanters of Egypt, and all its wise men, and Pharaoh recounts to them his dream, and there is no interpreter of them to Pharaoh.

9And the chief of the butlers speaks with Pharaoh, saying, “I mention my sin this day: 10Pharaoh has been angry against his servants, and puts me in confinement in the house of the chief of the executioners, me and the chief of the bakers; 11and we dream a dream in one night, I and he, each according to the interpretation of his dream we have dreamed. 12And there [is] with us a youth, a Hebrew, servant to the chief of the executioners, and we recount to him, and he interprets to us our dreams, [to] each according to his dream has he interpreted, 13and it comes to pass, as he has interpreted to us so it has been, me he put back on my station, and him he hanged.”

14And Pharaoh sends and calls Joseph, and they cause him to run out of the pit, and he shaves, and changes his garments, and comes to Pharaoh. 15And Pharaoh says to Joseph, “I have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it, and I have heard concerning you, saying, You understand a dream to interpret it,” 16and Joseph answers Pharaoh, saying, “Without me—God answers Pharaoh with peace.” 17And Pharaoh speaks to Joseph: “In my dream, behold, I am standing by the edge of the River, 18and behold, out of the River coming up are seven cows, fat [in] flesh, and of beautiful form, and they feed among the reeds; 19and behold, seven other cows are coming up after them, thin, and of very bad form, and lean [in] flesh; I have not seen like these in all the land of Egypt for badness. 20And the lean and the bad cows eat up the first seven fat cows, 21and they come in to their midst, and it has not been known that they have come in to their midst, and their appearance [is] bad as at the commencement; and I awake. 22And I see in my dream, and behold, seven ears are coming up on one stalk, full and good; 23and behold, seven ears, withered, thin, blasted with an east wind, are springing up after them; 24and the thin ears swallow the seven good ears; and I tell [it] to the enchanters, and there is none declaring [it] to me.”

25And Joseph says to Pharaoh, “The dream of Pharaoh is one: that which God is doing he has declared to Pharaoh; 26the seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years, the dream is one; 27and the seven thin and bad cows which are coming up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears, blasted with an east wind, are seven years of famine; 28this [is] the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what He is doing. 29Behold, seven years are coming of great abundance in all the land of Egypt, 30and seven years of famine have arisen after them, and all the plenty is forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine has finished the land, 31and the plenty is not known in the land because of that famine afterward, for it [is] very grievous. 32And because of the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, surely the thing is established by God, and God is hurrying to do it. 33And now, let Pharaoh provide a man, intelligent and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt; 34let Pharaoh make and appoint overseers over the land, and receive a fifth of the land of Egypt in the seven years of plenty, 35and they gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and heap up grain under the hand of Pharaoh—food in the cities; and they have kept [it], 36and the food has been for a store for the land, for the seven years of famine which are in the land of Egypt; and the land is cut off by the famine.”

37And the thing is good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants,

38and Pharaoh says to his servants, “Do we find like this, a man in whom the Spirit of God [is]?” 39And Pharaoh says to Joseph, “After God’s causing you to know all this, there is none intelligent and wise as you; 40you are over my house, and at your mouth do all my people kiss; only in the throne I am greater than you.” 41And Pharaoh says to Joseph, “See, I have put you over all the land of Egypt.” 42And Pharaoh turns aside his seal-ring from off his hand, and puts it on the hand of Joseph, and clothes him [with] garments of fine linen, and places a chain of gold on his neck, 43and causes him to ride in the second chariot which he has, and they proclaim before him, “Bow the knee!” And [he] set him over all the land of Egypt. 44And Pharaoh says to Joseph, “I [am] Pharaoh, and without you a man does not lift up his hand and his foot in all the land of Egypt”; 45and Pharaoh calls Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah, and he gives to him Asenath daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, for a wife, and Joseph goes out over the land of Egypt.

46And Joseph [is] a son of thirty years in his standing before Pharaoh king of Egypt, and Joseph goes out from the presence of Pharaoh, and passes over through all the land of Egypt; 47and the land makes in the seven years of plenty by handfuls. 48And he gathers all the food of the seven years which have been in the land of Egypt, and puts food in the cities; the food of the field which [is] around [each] city has he put in its midst; 49and Joseph gathers grain as sand of the sea, multiplying exceedingly, until he has ceased to number, for there is no number.

50And to Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine comes, whom Asenath daughter of Poti-Pherah, priest of On, has borne to him, 51and Joseph calls the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me to forget all my labor, and all the house of my father”; 52and the name of the second he has called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

53And the seven years of plenty are completed which have been in the land of Egypt, 54and the seven years of famine begin to come, as Joseph said, and famine is in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt has been bread; 55and all the land of Egypt is famished, and the people cry to Pharaoh for bread, and Pharaoh says to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; that which he says to you—do.” 56And the famine has been over all the face of the land, and Joseph opens all [places] which have [grain] in them, and sells to the Egyptians; and the famine is severe in the land of Egypt, 57and all the earth has come to Egypt, to buy, to Joseph, for the famine was severe in all the earth.


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