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Genesis 41 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he stood by the river. 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile,
2 And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fine-looking and fat-fleshed, and they fed in the reed-grass. 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds.
3 And behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, bad-looking and lean-fleshed, and stood by the kine on the bank of the river. 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank.
4 And the kine that were bad-looking and lean-fleshed ate up the seven kine that were fine-looking and fat. And Pharaoh awoke. 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
5 And he slept and dreamed the second time; and behold, seven ears of corn grew up on one stalk, fat and good. 5 He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk.
6 And behold, seven ears, thin and parched with the east wind, sprung up after them. 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind.
7 And the thin ears devoured the seven fat and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke; and behold, it was a dream. 7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up; it had been a dream.
8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the scribes of Egypt, and all the sages who were therein, and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none to interpret them to Pharaoh. 8 In the morning his mind was troubled, so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.
9 Then spoke the chief of the cup-bearers to Pharaoh, saying, I remember mine offences this day. 9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings.
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his bondmen, and put me in custody into the captain of the life-guard's house, me and the chief of the bakers. 10 Pharaoh was once angry with his servants, and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the house of the captain of the guard.
11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each according to the interpretation of his dream. 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.
12 And there was there with us a Hebrew youth, a bondman of the captain of the life-guard, to whom we told [them], and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each he interpreted according to his dream. 12 Now a young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream.
13 And it came to pass, just as he interpreted to us, so it came about: me has he restored to my office, and him he hanged. 13 And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was hanged."
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph; and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. And he shaved [himself], and changed his clothes, and came in to Pharaoh. 14 So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.
15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamt a dream, and there is none to interpret it. And I have heard say of thee, thou understandest a dream to interpret it. 15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace. 16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."
17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood on the bank of the river. 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,
18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and of fine form, and they fed in the reed-grass. 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds.
19 And behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor, and very ill-formed, and lean-fleshed -- such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness. 19 After them, seven other cows came up--scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt.
20 And the lean and bad kine ate up the seven first fat kine; 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first.
21 and they came into their belly, and it could not be known that they had come into their belly; and their look was bad, as at the beginning. And I awoke. 21 But even after they ate them, no one could tell that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.
22 And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears came up on one stalk, full and good. 22 "In my dreams I also saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk.
23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, parched with the east wind, sprung up after them; 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind.
24 and the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I told it to the scribes; but there was none to make it known to me. 24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none could explain it to me."
25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God will do he has made known to Pharaoh. 25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26 The seven fine kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. 26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream.
27 And the seven lean and bad kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears, parched with the east wind, will be seven years of famine. 27 The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.
28 This is the word which I have spoken to Pharaoh: what God is about to do he has let Pharaoh see. 28 "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout the land of Egypt. 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt,
30 And there will arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will waste away the land. 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.
31 And the plenty will not be known afterwards in the land by reason of that famine; for it will be very grievous. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe.
32 And as regards the double repetition of the dream to Pharaoh, it is that the thing is established by God, and God will hasten to do it. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.
33 And now let Pharaoh look himself out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 33 "And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do [this]: let him appoint overseers over the land, and take the fifth part of the land of Egypt during the seven years of plenty, 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
35 and let them gather all the food of these coming good years, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, for food in the cities, and keep [it]. 35 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.
36 And let the food be as store for the land for the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt, that the land perish not through the famine. 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine."
37 And the word was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his bondmen. 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
38 And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find [one] as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? 38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?"
39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has made all this known to thee, there is none [so] discreet and wise as thou. 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy commandment shall all my people regulate themselves; only concerning the throne will I be greater than thou. 40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you."
41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt."
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothes of byssus, and put a gold chain on his neck. 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 And he caused him to ride in the second chariot that he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee! and he set him over all the land of Egypt. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and men shouted before him, "Make way !" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh; and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt. 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt."
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah, and gave him as wife Asnath the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt. 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.
46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh, and passed through the whole land of Egypt. 46 Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh's presence and traveled throughout Egypt.
47 And in the seven years of plenty the land brought forth by handfuls. 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.
48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years that was in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities; the food of the fields of the city, which were round about it, he laid up in it. 48 Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it.
49 And Joseph laid up corn as sand of the sea exceeding much, until they left off numbering; for it was without number. 49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.
50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asnath the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On bore to him. 50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.
51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh -- For God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. 51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, "It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."
52 And the name of the second he called Ephraim -- For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. 52 The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."
53 And the seven years of plenty that were in the land of Egypt were ended; 53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end,
54 and the seven years of the dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said. And there was dearth in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
55 And all the land of Egypt suffered from the dearth. And the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph: what he says to you, that do. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph and do what he tells you."
56 And the famine was on all the earth. And Joseph opened every place in which there was [provision], and sold grain to the Egyptians; and the famine was grievous in the land of Egypt. 56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt.
57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph, to buy [grain], because the famine was grievous on the whole earth. 57 And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the world.