41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that
Pharaoh dreamed: and behold, he stood by the river.
41:2 And behold, there came up out of the river seven
well-favored cows and fat-fleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
41:3 And behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the
river, ill-favored and lean-fleshed; and stood by the [other]
cows upon the brink of the river.
41:4 And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed cows ate up the seven
well-favored and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.
41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and behold, seven
ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
41:6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind
sprung up after them.
41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full
ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, [it was] a dream.
41:8 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 to
41:9 Then spoke the chief butler to Pharaoh, saying, I do
remember my faults this day:
41:10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in custody
in the captain of the guard's house, [both] me, and the chief
41:11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he: we dreamed
each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
41:12 And [there was] there with us a young man, a 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 interpreted.
41:13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was:
me he restored to my office, and him he hanged.
41:14 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 before Pharaoh.
41:15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and
[there is] none that can interpret it: and I have heard it said
of thee, [that] thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not in me:
God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
41:17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood
upon the bank of the river:
41:18 And behold, there came out of the river seven cows,
fat-fleshed, and well-favored; and they fed in a meadow:
41:19 And behold, seven other cows came out after them, poor,
and very ill-favored, and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in
all the land of Egypt for badness:
41:20 And the lean and the ill-favored cows ate up the first
seven fat cows:
41:21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known
that they had eaten them; but they [were] still ill-favored, as
at the beginning. So I awoke.
41:22 And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears came up on
one stalk, full and good:
41:23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with
the east wind, sprung up after them:
41:24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told
[this] to the magicians; but [there was] none that could
explain [it] to me.
41:25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh [is] one;
God hath showed Pharaoh what he [is] about to do.
41:26 The seven good cows [are] seven years; and the seven good
ears [are] seven years: the dream [is] one.
41:27 And the seven thin and ill-favored cows that came up after
them [are] seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with
the east wind will be seven years of famine.
41:28 This [is] the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh: What
God [is] about to do he showeth to Pharaoh.
41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout
all the land of Egypt:
41:30 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;
41:31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of
the famine following: for it [will be] very grievous.
41:32 And for that the dream was doubled to Pharaoh twice; [it
is] because the thing [is] established by God, and God will
shortly bring it to pass.
41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and
wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
41:34 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.
41:35 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.
41:36 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 may not perish through the famine.
41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the
eyes of all his servants.
41:38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find [such a man]
as this [is], a man in whom the spirit of God [is]?
41:39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shown
thee all this, [there is] none so discreet and wise as thou
41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy word
shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be
greater than thou.
41:41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set thee over all
the land of Egypt.
41:42 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;
41:43 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.
41:44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I [am] Pharaoh, and without
thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of
41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he
gave him for a wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest
of On: and Joseph went over [all] the land of Egypt.
41:46 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.
41:47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth
41:48 And he gathered 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] around every city, he laid up in
41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very
much, until he left numbering; for [it was] without number.
41:50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of
famine came: which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest
of On bore to him.
41:51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For
God, [said he], hath made me forget all my toil, and all my
41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: for God hath
caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
41:53 And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land
of Egypt, were ended.
41:54 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.
41:55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people
cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said to all the
Egyptians, Go to Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
41:56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth; and
Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold to the Egyptians;
and the famine became severe in the land of Egypt.
41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy [corn];
because the famine was distressing in all lands.