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Genesis 41

CEB 1 Two years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing near the Nile. NIV 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, CEB 2 In front of him, seven healthy-looking, fattened cows climbed up out of the Nile and grazed on the reeds. NIV 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. CEB 3 Just then, seven other cows, terrible-looking and scrawny, climbed up out of the Nile after them and stood beside them on the bank of the Nile. NIV 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. CEB 4 The terrible-looking, scrawny cows devoured the seven healthy-looking, fattened cows. Then Pharaoh woke up. NIV 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up. CEB 5 He went back to sleep and had a second dream, in which seven ears of grain, full and healthy, grew on a single stalk. NIV 5 He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk. CEB 6 Just then, seven ears of grain, scrawny and scorched by the east wind, sprouted after them, NIV 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind. CEB 7 and the scrawny ears swallowed up the full and well-formed ears. Then Pharaoh woke up and realized it was a dream. NIV 7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up; it had been a dream. CEB 8 In the morning, he was disturbed and summoned all of Egypt's religious experts and all of its advisors. Pharaoh described his dreams to them, but they couldn't interpret them for Pharaoh. NIV 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. CEB 9 Then the chief wine steward spoke to Pharaoh: "Today I've just remembered my mistake. NIV 9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings. CEB 10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me and the chief baker under arrest with the commander of the royal guard. NIV 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. CEB 11 We both dreamed one night, he and I, and each of our dreams had its own interpretation. NIV 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own. CEB 12 A young Hebrew man, a servant of the commander of the royal guard, was with us. We described our dreams to him, and he interpreted our dreams for us, giving us an interpretation for each dream. NIV 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. CEB 13 His interpretations came true exactly: Pharaoh restored me to my position but hanged him." NIV 13 And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was hanged." CEB 14 So Pharaoh summoned Joseph, and they quickly brought him from the dungeon. He shaved, changed clothes, and appeared before Pharaoh. NIV 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. CEB 15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, but no one could interpret it. Then I heard that when you hear a dream, you can interpret it." NIV 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." CEB 16 Joseph answered Pharaoh, "It's not me. God will give Pharaoh a favorable response." NIV 16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." CEB 17 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile. NIV 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile, CEB 18 In front of me, seven fattened, stout cows climbed up out of the Nile and grazed on the reeds. NIV 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. CEB 19 Just then, seven other cows, weak and frail and thin, climbed up after them. I've never seen such awful cows in all the land of Egypt. NIV 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. CEB 20 Then the thin, frail cows devoured the first seven, fattened cows. NIV 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. CEB 21 But after they swallowed them whole, no one would have known it. They looked just as bad as they had before. Then I woke up. NIV 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. CEB 22 I went to sleep again and saw in my dream seven full and healthy ears of grain growing on one stalk. NIV 22 "In my dreams I also saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. CEB 23 Just then, seven hard and thin ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, sprouted after them, NIV 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. CEB 24 and the thin ears swallowed up the healthy ears. I told the religious experts, but they couldn't explain it to me." NIV 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." CEB 25 Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh has actually had one dream. God has announced to Pharaoh what he is about to do. NIV 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. CEB 26 The seven healthy cows are seven years, and the seven healthy ears of grain are seven years. It's actually one dream. NIV 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. CEB 27 The seven thin and frail cows, climbing up after them, are seven years. The seven thin ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, are seven years of famine. NIV 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. CEB 28 It's just as I told Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. NIV 28 "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. CEB 29 Seven years of great abundance are now coming throughout the entire land of Egypt. NIV 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, CEB 30 After them, seven years of famine will appear, and all of the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. The famine will devastate the land. NIV 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. CEB 31 No one will remember the abundance in the land because the famine that follows will be so very severe. NIV 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. CEB 32 The dream occurred to Pharaoh twice because God has determined to do it, and God will make it happen soon. NIV 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. CEB 33 "Now Pharaoh should find an intelligent, wise man and give him authority over the land of Egypt. NIV 33 "And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt. CEB 34 Then Pharaoh should appoint administrators over the land and take one-fifth of all the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. NIV 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. CEB 35 During the good years that are coming, they should collect all such food and store the grain under Pharaoh's control, protecting the food in the cities. NIV 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. CEB 36 This food will be reserved for the seven years of famine to follow in the land of Egypt so that the land won't be ravaged by the famine." NIV 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." CEB 37 This advice seemed wise to Pharaoh and all his servants, NIV 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. CEB 38 and Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man with more God-given gifts than this one?" NIV 38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?" CEB 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all this known to you, no one is as intelligent and wise as you are. NIV 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. CEB 40 You will be in charge of my kingdom, and all my people will obey your command. Only as the enthroned king will I be greater than you." NIV 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." CEB 41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Know this: I've given you authority over the entire land of Egypt." NIV 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt." CEB 42 Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, he dressed him in linen clothes, and he put a gold necklace around his neck. NIV 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. CEB 43 He put Joseph on the chariot of his second-in-command, and everyone in front of him cried out, "Attention!" So Pharaoh installed him over the entire land of Egypt. NIV 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. CEB 44 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh; no one will do anything or go anywhere in all the land of Egypt without your permission." NIV 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt." CEB 45 Pharaoh renamed Joseph, Zaphenath-paneah, and married him to Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of Heliopolis. Then Joseph assumed control of the land of Egypt. NIV 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. CEB 46 Joseph was 30 years old when he began to serve Pharaoh, Egypt's king, when he left Pharaoh's court and traveled through the entire land of Egypt. NIV 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. CEB 47 During the seven years of abundance, the land produced plentifully. NIV 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. CEB 48 He collected all of the food during the seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt, and stored the food in cities. In each city, he stored the food from the fields surrounding it. NIV 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. CEB 49 Joseph amassed grain like the sand of the sea. There was so much that he stopped trying to measure it because it was beyond measuring. NIV 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. CEB 50 Before the years of famine arrived, Asenath the daughter of Potiphera, priest of Heliopolis, gave birth to two sons for Joseph. NIV 50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. CEB 51 Joseph named the oldest son Manasseh,"because," he said, "God has helped me forget all of my troubles and everyone in my father's household." NIV 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." CEB 52 He named the second Ephraim,"because," he said, "God has given me children in the land where I've been treated harshly." NIV 52 The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering." CEB 53 The seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end, NIV 53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, CEB 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. The famine struck every country, but the entire land of Egypt had bread. NIV 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. CEB 55 When the famine ravaged the entire land of Egypt and the people pleaded to Pharaoh for bread, Pharaoh said to all of the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph. Do whatever he tells you." NIV 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." CEB 56 The famine covered every part of the land, and Joseph opened all of the granaries and sold grain to the Egyptians. In the land of Egypt, the famine became more and more severe. NIV 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. CEB 57 Every country came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because in every country the famine had also become more severe. NIV 57 And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the world.