Genesis 40

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The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

Chapter 41


And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:6 and, behold, he stood6 by the river.


And, behold, there came up6 out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; 1320 and they fed4 in a meadow.


And, behold, seven other kine came up6 after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; 1320 and stood4 by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river.


And the ill favoured and leanfleshed 1320 kine did eat4 up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.4


And he slept4 and dreamed4 the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up6 upon one stalk, rank and good.


And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted7 with the east wind sprung up6 after them.


And the seven thin ears devoured4 the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke,4 and, behold, [it was] a dream.


And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled;11 and he sent4 and called4 for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told17 them his dream; but [there was] none that could interpret6 them unto Pharaoh.


Then spake17 the chief butler56 unto Pharaoh, saying,2 I do remember56 my faults this day:


Pharaoh was wroth1 with his servants, and put4 me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, [both] me and the chief baker:6


And we dreamed4 a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed1 each man according to the interpretation of his dream.


And [there was] there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told17 him, and he interpreted4 to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.1


And it came to pass, as he interpreted1 to us, so it was; me he restored52 unto mine office, and him he hanged.1


Then Pharaoh sent4 and called4 Joseph, and they brought him hastily55 out of the dungeon: and he shaved17 [himself], and changed17 his raiment, and came4 in unto Pharaoh.


And Pharaoh said4 unto Joseph, I have dreamed1 a dream, and [there is] none that can interpret6 it: and I have heard1 say2 of thee, [that] thou canst understand4 a dream to interpret2 it.


And Joseph answered4 Pharaoh, saying,2 [It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer4 of peace.


And Pharaoh said17 unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood6 upon the bank of the river:


And, behold, there came up6 out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed 1320 and well favoured; and they fed4 in a meadow:


And, behold, seven other kine came up6 after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, 1320 such as I never saw1 in all the land of Egypt for badness:


And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat4 up the first seven fat kine:


And when they had eaten4 7130 them up, it could not be known8 that they had eaten1 7130 them; but they [were] still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.4


And I saw4 in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up6 in one stalk, full and good:


And, behold, seven ears, withered,7 thin, [and] blasted7 with the east wind, sprung up6 after them:


And the thin ears devoured4 the seven good ears: and I told4 [this] unto the magicians; but [there was] none that could declare56 [it] to me.


And Joseph said4 unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed52 Pharaoh what he [is] about to do.6


The seven good kine [are] seven years; and the seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is] one.


And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up6 after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted7 with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.


This [is] the thing which I have spoken14 unto Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do6 he sheweth52 unto Pharaoh.


Behold, there come6 seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:


And there shall arise1 after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten8 in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume14 the land;


And the plenty shall not be known11 in the land by reason of that famine following; 3651 for it [shall be] very grievous.


And for that the dream was doubled9 unto Pharaoh twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established12 by God, and God will shortly18 bring it to pass.2


Now therefore let Pharaoh look out4 a man discreet12 and wise, and set4 him over the land of Egypt.


Let Pharaoh do4 [this], and let him appoint55 officers over the land, and take up the fifth part14 of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.


And let them gather4 all the food of those good years that come,6 and lay up4 corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep1 food in the cities.


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 perish11 not through the famine.


And the thing was good4 in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.


And Pharaoh said4 unto his servants, Can we find4 [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the Spirit of God [is]?


And Pharaoh said4 unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed53 thee all this, [there is] none so discreet12 and wise as thou [art]:


Thou shalt be4 over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled:4 only in the throne will I be greater4 than thou.


And Pharaoh said4 unto Joseph, See,3 I have set1 thee over all the land of Egypt.


And Pharaoh took off55 his ring from his hand, and put4 it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed55 him in vestures of fine linen, and put4 a gold chain about his neck;


And he made him to ride55 in the second chariot which he had; and they cried4 before him, Bow the knee: and he made2 him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.


And Pharaoh said4 unto Joseph, I [am] Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up55 his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.


And Pharaoh called4 Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave4 him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out4 over [all] the land of Egypt.


And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood2 before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out4 from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout4 all the land of Egypt.


And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth4 by handfuls.


And he gathered up4 all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up4 the food in the cities: the food of the field, which [was] round about every city, laid he up1 in the same.


And Joseph gathered4 corn as the sand of the sea, very much,53 until he left1 numbering;2 for [it was] without number.


And unto Joseph were born27 two sons before the years of famine came,4 which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare1 unto him.


And Joseph called4 the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget14 all my toil, and all my father's house.


And the name of the second called1 he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful52 in the land of my affliction.


And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.4


And the seven years of dearth began55 to come,2 according as Joseph had said:1 and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.


And when all the land of Egypt was famished,4 the people cried4 to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said4 unto all the Egyptians, Go3 unto Joseph; what he saith4 to you, do.4


And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened4 all the storehouses, and sold4 unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore4 in the land of Egypt.


And all countries came1 into Egypt to Joseph for to buy2 [corn]; because that the famine was [so] sore1 in all lands.

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