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Book of Genesis  Chapter 41

Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dream

GENESIS 41:1  And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh  dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

GENESIS 41:2  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine  and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

GENESIS 41:3  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.

GENESIS 41:4  And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well  favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

GENESIS 41:5  And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of  corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

GENESIS 41:6  And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up  after them.

GENESIS 41:7  And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And  Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

GENESIS 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 unto Pharaoh.

GENESIS 41:9  Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my  faults this day:

GENESIS 41:10  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:

GENESIS 41:11  And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man  according to the interpretation of his dream.

GENESIS 41:12  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.

GENESIS 41:13  And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he  restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

GENESIS 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  in unto Pharaoh.

GENESIS 41:15  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.

GENESIS 41:16  And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give  Pharaoh an answer of peace.

GENESIS 41:17  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the  bank of the river:

GENESIS 41:18  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed  and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:

GENESIS 41:19  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:

GENESIS 41:20  And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven  fat kine:

GENESIS 41:21  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.

GENESIS 41:22  And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk,  full and good:

GENESIS 41:23  And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east  wind, sprung up after them:

GENESIS 41:24  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.

GENESIS 41:25  And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath  shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

GENESIS 41:26  The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are  seven years: the dream is one.

GENESIS 41:27  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.

GENESIS 41:28  This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is  about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

GENESIS 41:29  Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the  land of Egypt:

GENESIS 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;

GENESIS 41:31  And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that  famine following; for it shall be very grievous.

GENESIS 41:32  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.

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, and let him appoint officers over the land, and  take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

GENESIS 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.

GENESIS 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 perish not  through the famine.

GENESIS 41:37  And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of  all his servants.

GENESIS 41:38  And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this  is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

GENESIS 41:39  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all  this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

GENESIS 41:40  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.

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

GENESIS 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;

GENESIS 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.

GENESIS 41:44  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.

GENESIS 41:45  And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah (1); and he gave him to  wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out  over all the land of Egypt.

GENESIS 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.

GENESIS 41:47  And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by  handfuls.

GENESIS 41:48  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.

GENESIS 41:49  And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he  left numbering; for it was without number.

GENESIS 41:50  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.

GENESIS 41:51  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.

GENESIS 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.

GENESIS 41:53  And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt,  were ended.

GENESIS 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.

GENESIS 41:55  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.

GENESIS 41:56  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.

GENESIS 41:57  And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because  that the famine was so sore in all lands.

(1)Zaphnatpaaneach - Zaphun in Hebrew means "hidden" while Paaneyach means "decipher".

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