Genesis Chapter 41

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1: And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. edit

2: And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. edit

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. edit

4: And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. edit

5: And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. edit

6: And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. edit

7: And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. edit

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. edit

9: Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: edit

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: edit

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

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. edit

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

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. edit

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. edit

16: And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. edit

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

18: And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow: edit

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: edit

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

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. edit

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

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

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. edit

25: And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. edit

26: The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. edit

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. edit

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

29: Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: edit

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; edit

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

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. edit

33: Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. edit

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. edit

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. edit

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. edit

37: And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. edit

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? edit

39: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: edit

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. edit

41: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. edit

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; edit

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. edit

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. edit

45: And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. edit

46: And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. edit

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

48: And he gathered 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. edit

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

50: And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. edit

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

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

53: And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. edit

54: And the 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. edit

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

56: And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. edit

57: And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands. edit

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