Genesis 41 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it happened [that] after {two full years} Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he was standing by the Nile. 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile,
2 And behold, seven cows, {well built and fat}, were coming up from the Nile, and they grazed among the reeds. 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 cows came up after them from the Nile, {ugly and gaunt}, and they stood beside those cows on the bank of the Nile. 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 {ugly and gaunt} cows ate the seven {well built and fat} cows. Then 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 fell asleep and dreamed a second time, and behold, seven ears of grain, plump and good, were coming out of one stalk. 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 thin ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them. 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind.
7 And the thin ears of grain swallowed up the seven plump and full ears of grain. Then 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 happened [that] in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called all of the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men, and Pharaoh told his dream to them. But {they had no interpretation} for 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 the chief of the cupbearers spoke with Pharaoh, saying, "I remember my sins today. 9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings.
10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and he put me and the chief baker in the custody of the house of the chief of the guard. 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 one night, I and he, {each with a dream that had a meaning}. 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.
12 And there with us [was] a young man, a Hebrew servant of the chief of the guard, and we told him [the dream], and he interpreted our dreams for us, each according to his dream he interpreted. 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 happened just as he interpreted to us, so it was. He restored me 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 [for] Joseph, and they brought him quickly from the prison. And he shaved and changed his clothing, and came 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 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I dreamed a dream, but there is none to interpret it. Now, I have heard concerning you [that when] you hear a dream [you can] 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 Then Joseph answered Pharaoh saying, "{It is not in my power}; God will answer [concerning] the well-being of Pharaoh." 16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."
17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "[Now] in my dream, behold, I was standing on the bank of the Nile, 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,
18 and behold, seven cows, {well built and fat}, were coming up from the Nile, and they grazed among the reeds. 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 cows came up after them from the Nile, very {ugly and gaunt}--never have I seen [any] as them in all the land of Egypt for ugliness. 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 thin and ugly cows ate the former seven healthy cows. 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first.
21 But [when] they went into their bellies it could not be known that they went into their bellies, for their appearance [was] as ugly as at the beginning. Then 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 Then I saw in my dream and behold, seven ears of grain were coming out of 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 withered ears of grain, thin [and] scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them. 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind.
24 And the thin ears of grain swallowed up the seven good ears of grain. And I told the magicians, but there was none to explain [it] 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 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh [are] one. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 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 good cows, they are seven years, and the seven good ears of grain, they [are] seven years. The dreams [are] 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 thin and ugly cows coming up after them, they [are] seven years, and the seven empty ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, they are [also] 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 that I have spoken to Pharaoh; God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 28 "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.
29 Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the whole land of Egypt. 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt,
30 Then seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. The famine will consume 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 Abundance in the land will not be known because of the famine {that follows}, for it will be very heavy. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe.
32 Now concerning the repetition of the dream twice to Pharaoh, [it is] because the matter [is] established by God, and God will do [it] quickly. 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 Now then, let Pharaoh select a man [who is] discerning and wise, and let him 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], and let him appoint supervisors over the land, and let him take one-fifth from the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
35 Then let them gather all the food of these coming good years and let them pile up grain under the hand of Pharaoh [for] food in the cities, and let them 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 Then the food shall be as a deposit for the land for the seven years of the famine that will be in the land of Egypt, that the land will not perish on account of 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 plan was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
38 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this in whom is the spirit of God?" 38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?"
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all of this known to you there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 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 You shall be over my house, and to your word all my people shall submit. Only [with respect to] the throne will I be greater than you." 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 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you 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 Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his finger and put it on the finger of Joseph. And he clothed him with garments of fine linen, and he put a chain of gold around 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 had him ride in his second chariot. And they cried out before him, "Kneel!" And Pharaoh 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 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I [am] Pharaoh, but without your consent no one will lift 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 the name of Joseph Zaphenath-paneah and gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, as a wife. 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 Now Joseph {was thirty years old} when he stood before Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and traveled 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 the land produced a plenty in the seven years of abundance. 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully.
48 And he gathered all the food of the seven years which [occurred] in the land of Egypt. And he stored the food in the cities. The food of the field that surrounded [each] city he stored in its midst. 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 piled up grain like the sand of the sea in great abundance until he stopped counting [it], for {it could not be counted}. 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 Before the years of famine came, Asenath, daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore two sons 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 [he said], "God has caused me to forget all my hardship 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 [he said], "God has made me fruitful in the land of my misfortune." 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 abundance which [were] in the land of Egypt came to an end. 53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end,
54 And the seven years of famine began to come as Joseph had said. And there was famine in all of the countries, but in the land of Egypt there was food. 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 when all the land of Egypt was hungry the people cried out to Pharaoh for food. And Pharaoh said to all the land of Egypt, "Go to Joseph; what he says to you, you must 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 over the whole land, and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold [food] to the Egyptians. And the famine was severe 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 every land came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, for the famine was severe in every land. 57 And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the world.