Pharaoh's two dreams.
Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass, at the end of two years of days, that, Pharaoh, was dreaming, when lo! he was standing by the river (Nile); Genesis 41:2 and lo! from the river, were coming up seven heifers, comely in appearance, and fat in flesh,and they fed among the rushes. Genesis 41:3 And lo! seven heifers more, coming up after them, out of the river, uncomely in appearance, and lean in flesh,and they came and stood beside the heifers, by the lip of the river. Genesis 41:4 Then did the heifers that were uncomely in appearance, and lean in flesh, eat up, the seven heifers that were comely in appearance, and fat. So Pharaoh awoke. Genesis 41:5 And he fell asleep, and dreamed a second time,when lo! seven ears, coming up on one stalk, fat and good; Genesis 41:6 and lo! seven ears, lean and shrivelled by an east wind, coming up after them. Genesis 41:7 Then did the lean ears swallow up the seven fat and full ears. So Pharaoh awoke, and lo! it was a dream. Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass, in the morning, that his spirit became restless, so he sent and called for all the sacred scribes of Egypt, and all her wise men,and Pharaoh related to them his dreams, but there was no one that could interpret them, to Pharaoh.
Genesis 41:9 Then spake the chief of the butlers with Pharaoh, saying, My faults, would, I, mention this day. Genesis 41:10 Pharaoh, was wroth with his servants,and put them in the ward of the house of the chief of the royal executioners, me, and the chief of the bakers. Genesis 41:11 Then must we needs dream, a dream in one night, I and he,each man, according to the interpretation of his dream, did we dream. Genesis 41:12 And, there with us, was a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the chief of the royal executioners, and we related to him, and he interpreted to us, our dreams,to each manaccording to his dream, did he interpret. Genesis 41:13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so, it happened,me, he restored to mine office, but, him, he hanged.
Genesis 41:14 Then sent Pharaoh and summoned Joseph, and they hastened him out of the dungeon,so he shaved himself, and changed his garments, and came in unto Pharaoh. Genesis 41:15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, A dream, have I dreamed, but none, can, interpret, it,but, I, have heard say concerning thee, that, on hearing a dream, thou canst interpret it. Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, Not to me, doth it pertain! May, God, grant in answer, the prosperity of Pharaoh! Genesis 41:17 Then spake Pharaoh unto Joseph,In my dream, there was I, standing on the lip of the river; Genesis 41:18 When lo! out of the river, were coming up seven heifers, fat in flesh, and comely in form,and they fed among the rushes. Genesis 41:19 And lo! seven other heifers, coming up after them, poor, and very uncomely in form, and lean in flesh,I had never seen such, in all the land of Egypt, for uncomeliness. Genesis 41:20 Then did the lean and uncomely heifers, eat up, the first seven, fat heifers; Genesis 41:21 and they passed into their stomach, yet could it not be known that they had passed into them, their appearance, being uncomely, as at the beginning. So I awoke. Genesis 41:22 Then looked I in my dream,And lo! seven ears, coming up on one stalk, full and good; Genesis 41:23 And lo! seven ears, withered, lean, shrivelled by an east wind, growing up after them. Genesis 41:24 Then did the lean ears, swallow up, the seven good ears. So I told [these things] unto the sacred scribes, but there was none that could explain [them] to me.
Joseph interpreteth them.
Genesis 41:25 Then said Joseph unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh, is, one. What God is about to do hath he announced to Pharaoh. Genesis 41:26 The seven good heifers, are, seven years, and, the seven good ears, are, seven years,the dream, is, one. Genesis 41:27 And, the seven lean and uncomely heifers that were coming up after them, are, seven years, and, the seven lean ears, shrivelled by an east wind, will turn out to beseven years of famine. Genesis 41:28 The very word that I spake unto Pharaoh, what, God, is about to do, hath he showed unto Pharaoh. Genesis 41:29 Lo! seven years, coming in,of great plenty, in all the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:30 Then shall arise seven years of famine, after them, so shall be forgotten all the plenty in the land of Egypt,and the famine shall consume the land; Genesis 41:31 neither shall the plenty in the land be discernible, because of that famine, coming after,for it shall be, very severe. Genesis 41:32 And, for that there was a repeating of the dream unto Pharaoh, twice, it is because the thing, is established, from God, and God is hastening to do it.
He giveth Pharaoh counsel.
Genesis 41:33 Now, therefore, let Pharaoh look out a man, discreet and wise,and set him over the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:34 Let Pharaoh do this, that he may appoint overseers over the land,so shall he take up a fifth of the land of Egypt, during the seven years of plenty. Genesis 41:35 And let them gather up all the food of these seven good years that are coming in,and let them heap up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, as food in cities, so shall they keep it. Genesis 41:36 So shall the food become a store for the land, for the seven years of famine, which shall come about in the land of Egypt,and the land shall not be cut off in the famine.
Genesis 41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh,and in the eyes of all his servants;
Joseph is advanced.
Genesis 41:38 and Pharaoh said unto his servants,Can we find such a one, a man in whom is the Spirit of God? Genesis 41:39 So Pharaoh said unto Joseph, After God hath made known unto thee all this, there is no one discreet and wise like thee. Genesis 41:40 Thou, shalt be over my house, and, on thy mouth, shall all my people kiss,only as to the throne, will I be greater than thou. Genesis 41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:42 So Pharaoh took his ring from off his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand,and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put the chain of gold upon his neck; Genesis 41:43 and made him ride in the second chariot which belonged to him, and they cried out before him, Bow the knee! thus setting him over all the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I, am Pharaoh, Without thee, therefore, shall no man raise his hand or his foot, in all the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah, and gave him Asenath, daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, to wife,and Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41:46 Now, Joseph, was thirty years old, when he took his station, before Pharaoh king of Egypt. So Joseph went forth from before Pharaoh, and passed along through all the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:47 And the land produced, in the seven years of plenty, by handfuls. Genesis 41:48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years in which there was plenty in the land of Egypt, and laid up food in citiesthe food of the fields of the city, which were round about it, laid he up within it. Genesis 41:49 Thus did Joseph heap up corn like the sand of the sea, making it exceeding abundant,until one hath left off reckoning, because it cannot be reckoned.
He begetteth Manasseh and Ephraim.
Genesis 41:50 Now, to Joseph, were born, two sons, ere yet came in the year of famine,whom Asenath, daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, bare to him. Genesis 41:51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn, Manasseh,For God hath made me forget all my trouble, and all the house of my father. Genesis 41:52 And, the name of the second, called he, Ephraim,For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my humiliation.
The famine beginneth.
Genesis 41:53 Then came to an end the seven years of the plenty,which was in the land of Egypt; Genesis 41:54 and the seven years of famine began to come in, according as Joseph had said,and it came to pass that there was a famine in all the lands, but, in all the land of Egypt, there was bread. Genesis 41:55 Yet was famine felt in all the land of Egypt, and the people made outcry unto Pharaoh, for bread,and Pharaoh said to all Egypt,Go ye unto Joseph, that which he saith to you, shall ye do. Genesis 41:56 Now, the famine, was over all the face of the land,so Joseph opened all [places] wherein it was, and sold corn to the Egyptians, and the famine laid fast hold of the land of Egypt. Genesis 41:57 All the earth also, came in to Egypt to buy corn, unto Joseph,because the famine had laid fast hold on all the earth.