Then Pharaohsent and 1called for Joseph, and they 2hurriedlybrought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.
15Pharaohsaid to Joseph, "I have had a dream, 3but noone can interpret it; and 4I have heardait saidabout you, that bwhen you hear a dream you can interpret it."
16Joseph then answeredPharaoh, saying, "c5It is not in me; 6God will dgivePharaoh a favorableanswer."
So Pharaohspoke to Joseph, "In my dream, behold, I was standing on the bank of the Nile;
and behold, sevencows, efat and sleekcame up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marshgrass.
19"Lo, sevenothercowscame up after them, poor and veryugly and fgaunt , such as I had neverseen for gugliness in all the land of Egypt;
and the lean and huglycowsate up the firstsevenfatcows.
"Yet when they had idevoured them, it could not be jdetected that they had kdevoured them, lfor they were just as ugly as mbefore. Then I awoke.
"I saw also in my dream, and behold, sevenears, full and good, came up on a singlestalk;
and lo, sevenears, withered, thin, and scorched by the eastwind, sprouted up after them;
and the thinearsswallowed the sevengoodears. Then 7I told it to the nmagicians, but there was noone who could explain it to me."
Now Josephsaid to Pharaoh, "Pharaoh'sodreams are one and the same; 8God has told to Pharaohwhat He is about to do.
"The sevengoodcows are sevenyears; and the sevengoodears are sevenyears; the pdreams are one and the same.
"The sevenlean and uglycows that came up after them are sevenyears, and the seventhinearsscorched by the eastwind9will be sevenyears of famine.
"qIt is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: 10God has shown to Pharaohwhat He is about to do.
29"Behold, 11sevenyears of greatabundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;
and after them 12sevenyears of famine will rcome, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will sravage the land.
"So the abundance will be unknown in the landbecause of that subsequentfamine; for it will be verysevere.
"Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaohtwice, it means that 13the matter is determined by God, and God will quicklybring it about.
33"Now let Pharaohlook for a man14discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
"Let Pharaohtakeaction to appointoverseerstin charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the sevenyears of abundance.
"Then let them 15gatherall the food of thesegoodyears that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the citiesunderPharaoh'sauthority, and let them guard it.
"Let the foodbecome as a reserve for the land for the sevenyears of faminewhich will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine."
Now the uproposalseemedgoodvto Pharaoh and wto all his servants.
Then Pharaohsaid to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, 16in whom is a divinespirit?"
So Pharaohsaid to Joseph, "SinceGod has informed you of allthis, there is noone so 17discerning and wise as you are.
"18You shall be over my house, and according to your xcommandall my people shall ydohomage; only in the throne I will be greaterthan you."
41Pharaohsaid to Joseph, "See, I have set you 19overall the land of Egypt."
Then Pharaoh20tookoff his signetring from his hand and put it on Joseph'shand, and clothed him in garments of finelinen and 21put the goldnecklacearound his neck.
He had him ride in zhis secondchariot; and they proclaimedbefore him, "aaBow the knee!" And he set him overall the land of Egypt.
Moreover, Pharaohsaid to Joseph, "Though I am Pharaoh, yet 22withoutbbyour permission noone shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."