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1 Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.
3 Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and 1gaunt, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile.
4 The ugly and 1gaunt cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.
8 Now in the morning ahis spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the 1bmagicians of Egypt, and all its cwise men. And Pharaoh told them his 2dreams, but dthere was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
12 “Now a Hebrew youth was with us there, a aservant of the captain of the bodyguard, and we related them to him, and bhe interpreted our dreams for us. To each one he interpreted according to his own dream.
18 and behold, seven cows, 1fat and sleek came up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marsh grass.
20 and the lean and 1ugly cows ate up the first seven fat cows.
26 “The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the 1dreams are one and the same.
27 “The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind awill be seven years of famine.
29 “Behold, aseven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;
32 “Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that athe matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about.
33 “Now let Pharaoh look for a man adiscerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 “Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers 1in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.
35 “Then let them agather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it.
38 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, ain whom is a divine spirit?”
39 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so adiscerning and wise as you are.
41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you aover all the land of Egypt.”
47 During the seven years of plenty the land brought forth 1abundantly.
51 Joseph named the firstborn 1Manasseh, “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”
54 and athe seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; awhatever he says to you, you shall do.”
56 When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all 1the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.
57 The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because athe famine was severe in all the earth.
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