The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe.
The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided1 by God, and God will do it soon.233
"And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man3 and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.434
Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners5 over the land to take a fifth6 of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.735
They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food.836
This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt,9 so that the country may not be ruined by the famine."
The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.1038
So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of Goda ?"1139
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you,12 there is no one so discerning and wise as you.1340
You shall be in charge of my palace,14 and all my people are to submit to your orders.15 Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.16"