Two years later Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing beside the Nile,
when seven healthy-looking, well-fed cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.
After them, seven other cows, sickly and thin, came up from the Nile and stood beside those cows along the bank of the Nile.
The sickly, thin cows ate the healthy, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
He fell asleep and dreamed a second time: Seven heads of grain, full and good, came up on one stalk.
After them, seven heads of grain, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up.