When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream. In his dream, he was standing by the Nile River.
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Seven cows came up out of the river. They looked healthy and fat. They were eating some of the tall grass that was growing along the river.
After them, seven other cows came up out of the Nile. They looked ugly and skinny. They were standing beside the other cows on the riverbank.
The ugly, skinny cows ate up the seven cows that looked healthy and fat. Then Pharaoh woke up.
He fell asleep again and had a second dream. In that dream, seven heads of grain were growing on one stem. They were healthy and good.
After them, seven other heads of grain came up. They were thin and dried up by the east wind.
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up. It had been a dream.