At the end of two years, Pharaoh had a dream: he was standing beside the Nile River;
and there came up out of the river seven cows, sleek and fat; and they began feeding in swamp grass.
After them, there came up out of the river seven more cows, miserable-looking and lean; and they stood by the other cows at the edge of the river.
Then the miserable-looking and lean cows ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. At this point Pharaoh woke up.
But he went to sleep again and dreamt a second time: seven full, ripe ears of grain grew out of a single stalk.
After them, seven ears, thin and blasted by the east wind, sprang up.