And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.15
He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain,2 healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk.
After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind.37
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up;4 it had been a dream.
In the morning his mind was troubled,5 so he sent for all the magicians6 and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.79
Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings.810
Pharaoh was once angry with his servants,9 and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the house of the captain of the guard.1011
Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.1112
Now a young Hebrew12 was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard.13 We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream.1413
And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was hanged.a15"
So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon.16 When he had shaved17 and changed his clothes,18 he came before Pharaoh.