Two years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing on the bank of the Nile River.
In his dream, seven fat, healthy-looking cows suddenly came up out of the river and began grazing along its bank.
Then seven other cows came up from the river, but these were very ugly and gaunt. These cows went over and stood beside the fat cows.
Then the thin, ugly cows ate the fat ones! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up.
Soon he fell asleep again and had a second dream. This time he saw seven heads of grain on one stalk, with every kernel well formed and plump.
Then suddenly, seven more heads appeared on the stalk, but these were shriveled and withered by the east wind.