Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river.
Suddenly there came up out of the river seven cows, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow.
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.
And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.
He slept and dreamed a second time; and suddenly seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, plump and good.
Then behold, seven thin heads, blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them.
And the seven thin heads devoured the seven plump and full heads. So Pharaoh awoke, and indeed, it was a dream.
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.