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Genesis 41 - AMP

2 And behold, there came up out of the river seven well-favored cows, sleek and handsome and fat; and they grazed in the reed grass .

3 And behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river , ill favored and gaunt and ugly, and stood by the fat cows on the bank of the river .

4 And the ill-favored, gaunt, and ugly cows ate up the seven well-favored and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.

5 But he slept and dreamed the second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came out on one stalk, plump and good.

6 And behold, after them seven ears sprouted, thin and blighted by the east wind.

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

8 So when morning came his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians and all the wise men of Egypt. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but not one could interpret them to .

9 Then the chief butler said to Pharaoh, I remember my faults today.

10 When Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me in custody in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker,

11 We dreamed a dream in the same night, he and I; we dreamed each of us according to the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard and chief executioner; and we told him our dreams, and he interpreted them to us, to each man according to the significance of his dream.

13 And as he interpreted to us, so it came to pass; I was restored to my office , and the baker was hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. But Joseph shaved himself, changed his clothes, and made himself presentable; then he came into Pharaoh's presence.

15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it; and I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream and interpret it.

16 Joseph answered Pharaoh, It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a answer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood on the bank of the river ;

18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven fat, sleek, and handsome cows, and they grazed in the reed grass .

19 And behold, seven other cows came up after them, undernourished, gaunt, and ugly as I have never seen in all of Egypt.

20 And the lean and ill favored cows ate up the seven fat cows that had come first.

21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be detected and known that they had eaten them, for they were still as thin and emaciated as at the beginning. Then I awoke.

22 And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears growing on one stalk, plump and good.

23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blighted by the east wind, sprouted after them.

24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. Now I told this to the magicians, but there was no one who could tell me what it meant.

25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dreams are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.

26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one .

27 And the seven thin and ill favored cows that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears , blighted and shriveled by the east wind; they are seven years of hunger and famine.

28 This is the message just as I have told Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.

29 Take note! Seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt are coming.

30 Then there will come seven years of hunger and famine, and all the great abundance of the previous years will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and hunger (destitution, starvation) will exhaust (consume, finish) the land.

31 And the plenty will become quite unknown in the land because of that following famine, for it will be very woefully severe.

32 That the dream was sent twice to Pharaoh and in two forms indicates that this thing which God will very soon bring to pass is fully prepared and established by God.

33 So now let Pharaoh seek out and provide a man discreet, understanding, proficient, and wise and set him over the land of Egypt .

34 Let Pharaoh do this; then let him select and appoint officers over the land, and take one-fifth of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years .

35 And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and lay up grain under the direction and authority of Pharaoh, and let them retain food in the cities.

36 And that food shall be put in store for the country against the seven years of hunger and famine that are to come upon the land of Egypt, so that the land may not be ruined and cut off by the famine.

37 And the plan seemed good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.

38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find this man's equal, a man in whom is the spirit of God?

39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are.

40 You shall have charge over my house, and all my people shall be governed according to your word . Only in matters of the throne will I be greater than you are.

41 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck;

43 He made him to ride in the second chariot which he had, and cried before him, Bow the knee! And he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah and he gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his wife. And Joseph made an tour of all the land of Egypt.

46 Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.

47 In the seven abundant years the earth brought forth by handfuls .

48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years in the land of Egypt and stored up the food in the cities; he stored away in each city the food from the fields around it.

49 And Joseph gathered grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting, for it could not be measured.

50 Now to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On, bore to him.

51 And Joseph called the firstborn Manasseh , For God, said he, has made me forget all my toil and hardship and all my father's house.

52 And the second he called Ephraim , For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

53 When the seven years of plenty were ended in the land of Egypt,

54 The seven years of scarcity and famine began to come, as Joseph had said they would; the famine was in all lands, but in all of Egypt there was food.

55 But when all the land of Egypt was weakened with hunger, the people cried to Pharaoh for food; and Pharaoh said to all, Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.

56 When the famine was over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians; for the famine grew extremely distressing in the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all earth.

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