The name of the second he called E'phraim, "For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."
The seven years of plenty that prevailed in the land of Egypt came to an end;
and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do."
So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.
Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.
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