and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears. And I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dream of Pharaoh is one; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dream is one.
The seven lean and gaunt cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blighted by the east wind are also seven years of famine.
It is as I told Pharaoh, God has shown to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
There will come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt,
but after them there will arise seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; the famine will consume the land,
and the plenty will be unknown in the land by reason of that famine which will follow, for it will be very grievous.
And the doubling of Pharaoh's dream means that the thing is fixed by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
Now therefore let Pharaoh select a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land, and take the fifth part of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plenteous years.