Genesis 41 ©
Pharaoh's two dreams. His butler telleth him of Joseph. Pharaoh sendeth for and consulteth him. He interpreteth the dreams, and giveth Pharaoh counsel. Joseph is advanced, and marrieth an Egyptian wife. His wise provision in the years of plenty. Ephraim and Manasseh are born to him. The famine beginneth.
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured *kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a cmeadow.
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.
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed *kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, 1*rank and good.
And the seven thin ears devoured the seven *rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
And it came to pass ein the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the fmagicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was gnone that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; mme he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
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 3thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, sIn my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven *kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
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:
And the lean and the ill favoured *kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
And when they had 4eaten 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.
And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
And, behold, seven ears, 5withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
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.
This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very 6grievous.
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
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 9perish not through the famine.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, *Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art :
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh called Joseph's name 13Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah 14priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
And he qgathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
And the name of the second called he 17Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
¶And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
And the famine was over all the face of the 18earth: And Joseph opened 19all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed *sore in the land of Egypt.