He said, "God has made me forget all my sufferings and all my father's family"; so he named his first son Manasseh.
He also said, "God has given me children in the land of my trouble"; so he named his second son Ephraim.
The seven years of plenty that the land of Egypt had enjoyed came to an end,
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in every other country, but there was food throughout Egypt. 1
When the Egyptians began to be hungry, they cried out to the king for food. So he ordered them to go to Joseph and do what he told them. 2
The famine grew worse and spread over the whole country, so Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians.