Genesis

Genesis 41 ©

1Pharaoh's two dreams. 9His butler telleth him of Joseph. 14Pharaoh sendeth for and consulteth him. 25He interpreteth the dreams, and giveth Pharaoh counsel. 38Joseph is advanced, and marrieth an Egyptian wife. 46His wise provision in the years of plenty. 50Ephraim and Manasseh are born to him. 53The famine beginneth.

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AND it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh adreamed: and, behold, he stood by bthe river.

2

And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured *kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a cmeadow.

c v.18.
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, 1*rank and good.

6

And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the deast 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 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.

9

¶Then spake the chief *butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my hfaults this day:

h ch. 40.1,2,14,23.
10

Pharaoh iwas *wroth with his servants, and put me *in ward jin the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:

i ch. 40.2,3.
11

And we kdreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

k ch. 40.5,8.
12

And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and lhe interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

l ch. 40.12,19.
13

And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; mme he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

m ch. 40.20-22.
14

¶Then nPharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they 2brought him ohastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and pchanged his *raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

p Es. 4.1,2,4.
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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.

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And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is qnot in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of rpeace.

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And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, sIn my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

s v.1-7.
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:

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And the lean and the ill favoured *kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

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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.

22

And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:

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And, behold, seven ears, 5withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

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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.

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¶And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: tGod hath shewed Pharaoh uwhat he is about to do.

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The seven good *kine vare seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

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And wthe 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 xseven years of famine.

w v.3,4,6,7,30,31,54.
28

This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

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Behold, ythere come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:

y v.26,47-49.
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And there shall arise after them zseven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine ashall consume the land;

z 2Ki. 8.1. 2Sa. 24.13. v.27,54.
a ch. 47.13.
31

And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very 6grievous.

32

And for that the dream was bdoubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is 7established 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 8officers over the land, and ctake up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

35

And dlet them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the ehand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.

d v.48.
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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.

37

¶And the thing was fgood 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 gin 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:

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Thou hshalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people 10be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, iI have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

42

And Pharaoh took off his jring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and karrayed him in vestures of 11fine linen, and put a lgold chain about his neck;

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And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; mand they cried before him, 12Bow the knee: and he made him ruler nover all the land of Egypt.

m Es. 6.9.
n ch. 42.6; 45.8,9,26.
44

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.

45

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.

46

¶And Joseph was othirty years old when he pstood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

47

And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

48

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.

q v.34.
49

And Joseph gathered corn ras the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.

50

And sunto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah 15priest of On bare unto him.

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And Joseph called the name of the firstborn 16Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me tforget all my toil, and all my father's house.

t Ps. 30.5,11. Pr. 31.7. Ps. 45.10.
52

And the name of the second called he 17Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

53

¶And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

54

And uthe seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55

And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people vcried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, wGo unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

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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.

57

And all xcountries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so *sore in all lands.