Two years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing near the Nile.
In front of him, seven healthy-looking, fattened cows climbed up out of the Nile and grazed on the reeds.
Just then, seven other cows, terrible-looking and scrawny, climbed up out of the Nile after them and stood beside them on the bank of the Nile.
The terrible-looking, scrawny cows devoured the seven healthy-looking, fattened cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
He went back to sleep and had a second dream, in which seven ears of grain, full and healthy, grew on a single stalk.
Just then, seven ears of grain, scrawny and scorched by the east wind, sprouted after them,