Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.1
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Now a young Hebrew2 was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard.3 We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream.4
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And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was hanged.5"
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So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon.6 When he had shaved7 and changed his clothes,8 he came before Pharaoh.
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Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it.9 But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."10
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"I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."11
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Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,12
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when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds.13
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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.
The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first.