Parallel Bible results for Genesis 41

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Genesis 41

NKJV 1 Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river. NIV 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, NKJV 2 Suddenly there came up out of the river seven cows, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow. NIV 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. NKJV 3 Then behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ugly and gaunt, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the river. NIV 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. NKJV 4 And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke. NIV 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up. NKJV 5 He slept and dreamed a second time; and suddenly seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, plump and good. NIV 5 He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk. NKJV 6 Then behold, seven thin heads, blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them. NIV 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind. NKJV 7 And the seven thin heads devoured the seven plump and full heads. So Pharaoh awoke, and indeed, 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. NKJV 8 Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could 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. NKJV 9 Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: "I remember my faults this day. NIV 9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings. NKJV 10 When Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker, 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. NKJV 11 we each had a dream in one night, he and I. Each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream. NIV 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own. NKJV 12 Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there, a servant of the captain of the guard. And we told him, and he interpreted our dreams for us; to each man he interpreted according to his own 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. NKJV 13 And it came to pass, just as he interpreted for us, so it happened. He restored me to my office, and he 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." NKJV 14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to 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. NKJV 15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to 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." NKJV 16 So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace." NIV 16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." NKJV 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph: "Behold, in my dream I stood on the bank of the river. NIV 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile, NKJV 18 Suddenly seven cows came up out of the river, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow. NIV 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. NKJV 19 Then behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and gaunt, such ugliness as I have never seen 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. NKJV 20 And the gaunt and ugly cows ate up the first seven, the fat cows. NIV 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. NKJV 21 When they had eaten them up, no one would have known that they had eaten them, for they were just as ugly as at the beginning. So I awoke. 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. NKJV 22 Also I saw in my dream, and suddenly seven heads came up on one stalk, full and good. NIV 22 "In my dreams I also saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. NKJV 23 Then behold, seven heads, withered, thin, and blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them. NIV 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. NKJV 24 And the thin heads devoured the seven good heads. So I told this to the magicians, but there was no one who could 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." NKJV 25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown 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. NKJV 26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads are seven years; the dreams are one. 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. NKJV 27 And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted 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. NKJV 28 This is the thing which I have spoken to 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. NKJV 29 Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; NIV 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, NKJV 30 but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete 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. NKJV 31 So the plenty will not be known in the land because of the famine following, for it will be very severe. NIV 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. NKJV 32 And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. 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. NKJV 33 Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him 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. NKJV 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years. NIV 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. NKJV 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep 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. NKJV 36 Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during 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." NKJV 37 So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. NIV 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. NKJV 38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?" NIV 38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?" NKJV 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 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. NKJV 40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne 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." NKJV 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt." NIV 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt." NKJV 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph's hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain 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. NKJV 43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he set him over all the 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. NKJV 44 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt." NIV 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt." NKJV 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all 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. NKJV 46 Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the 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. NKJV 47 Now in the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth abundantly. NIV 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. NKJV 48 So he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them. 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. NKJV 49 Joseph gathered very much grain, as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was immeasurable. 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. NKJV 50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. NIV 50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. NKJV 51 Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: "For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father's house." 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." NKJV 52 And the name of the second he called Ephraim: "For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction." NIV 52 The second son he named Ephraim and said, "It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering." NKJV 53 Then the seven years of plenty which were in the land of Egypt ended, NIV 53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, NKJV 54 and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. The famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was 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. NKJV 55 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Then Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, do." 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." NKJV 56 The famine was over all the face of the earth, and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians. And the famine became severe in the land of Egypt. 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. NKJV 57 So all countries came to Joseph in Egypt to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all lands. NIV 57 And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the world.