Parallel Bible results for Genesis 41:1-40

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Genesis 41:1-40

NIV 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, NIV 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, NIV 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. NIV 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. NIV 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. NIV 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. NIV 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat 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. NIV 5 He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing 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. NIV 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind. NIV 6 After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--thin and scorched by the east wind. NIV 7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up; it had been 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. 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. 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. NIV 9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings. NIV 9 Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I am reminded of my shortcomings. 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. 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. NIV 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own. NIV 11 Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own. 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. 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. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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." 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." NIV 16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." NIV 16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." NIV 17 Then 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, NIV 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. NIV 18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. 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. 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. NIV 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. NIV 20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. 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. 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. NIV 22 "In my dreams I also saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. NIV 22 "In my dreams I also saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. NIV 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. NIV 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted--withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 28 "It is just as I said 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. NIV 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, NIV 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 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. 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. NIV 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. NIV 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 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. 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. NIV 33 "And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of 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. NIV 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest 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. 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. 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. 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." 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." NIV 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. NIV 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. NIV 38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one 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 ?" 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. 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. 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." 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."