Genesis 41:1-43

1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh

dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. 2 And, behold, there

came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed;

and they fed in a meadow. 3 And, behold, seven other kine came up

after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and

stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river. 4 And the

ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well

favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he slept and

dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up

upon one stalk, rank and good. 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and

blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. 7 And the seven

thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh

awoke, and, behold, [it was] a dream. 8 And it came to pass in

the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called

for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and

Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none that could

interpret them unto Pharaoh. 9 Then spake the chief butler unto

Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: 10 Pharaoh was

wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the

guard's house, [both] me and the chief baker: 11 And we dreamed a

dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the

interpretation of his dream. 12 And [there was] there with us a

young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we

told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man

according to his dream he did interpret. 13 And it came to pass,

as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine

office, and him he hanged. 14 Then Pharaoh sent and called

Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he

shaved [himself], and changed his raiment, and came in unto

Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream,

and [there is] none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of

thee, [that] thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. 16

And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not in me: God shall

give Pharaoh an answer of peace. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: 18 And,

behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and

well favoured; and they fed in a meadow: 19 And, behold, seven

other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and

leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for

badness: 20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the

first seven fat kine: 21 And when they had eaten them up, it

could not be known that they had eaten them; but they [were] still

ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22 And I saw in my

dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and

good: 23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted

with the east wind, sprung up after them: 24 And the thin ears

devoured the seven good ears: and I told [this] unto the

magicians; but [there was] none that could declare [it] to me. 25

And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh [is] one: God

hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] about to do. 26 The seven good

kine [are] seven years; and the seven good ears [are] seven years:

the dream [is] one. 27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine

that came up after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty

ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine. 28

This [is] the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God

[is] about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there come

seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: 30

And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all

the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine

shall consume the land; 31 And the plenty shall not be known in

the land by reason of that famine following; for it [shall be]

very grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh

twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established by God, and God

will shortly bring it to pass. 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look

out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint officers over the

land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven

plenteous years. 35 And let them gather all the food of those

good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh,

and let them keep food in the cities. 36 And that food shall be

for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which

shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through

the famine. 37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and

in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his

servants, Can we find [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the

Spirit of God [is]? 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as

God hath shewed thee all this, [there is] none so discreet and

wise as thou [art]: 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according

unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne

will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh

took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand,

and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain

about his neck; 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot

which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made

him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.

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