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41:1-13 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
pharaoh was this one?). And, behold, he stood by the
river. And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured
kine and fat fleshed and they fed in a meadow. And, behold, seven other
of cow).came up after them out
of the river, ill favoured and lean fleshed and stood by the other kine
upon the brink of the river. And the ill favoured and lean fleshed kine
did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. And
he slept and dreamed the second time. And, behold, seven ears of corn came
up upon one stalk, rank and good. And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted
with the east wind sprung up after them. And the seven thin ears devoured
the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke and behold, it was a dream.
And 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 the wise men thereof.
And Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none that could interpret
them unto Pharaoh. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh saying, I do
remember my faults this day when Pharaoh was wroth with his servants and
put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief
baker. And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he. We dreamed each man
according to the interpretation of his dream.
41:12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to
the captain of the guard and we told him and he interpreted to us our dreams;
to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
41:13,14 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was. Me
he restored unto mine office and him he hanged. Then Pharaoh sent and called
Joseph and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. And he shaved himself
and changed his raiment and came in unto Pharaoh.
41:15,16 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream and there
is none that can interpret it. And I have heard say of thee that thou canst
understand a dream to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying,
It is not in me. God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
41:17-22 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood
upon the bank of the river. And behold, there came up out of the river
seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured and they fed in a meadow. And,
behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured
and lean fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.
And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine.
And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten
them, but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
And I saw in my dream and behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full
41:23 And behold, seven ears, withered, thin and blasted with the east
wind, sprung up after them. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears.
41:24 And I told this unto the magicians,
but there was none that could declare it to me.
41:25 And Joseph said unto
The dream of Pharaoh is one.(it
wasn't disconnected, it was all one dream; about
dreams). God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to
41:26,27 The seven good kine.(plural
of cow).are seven years and
the seven good ears are seven years; the dream is one. And the seven thin
and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years and the seven
empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
41:28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh. What God
is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
41:29-31 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout
all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years of
famine and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt and the
famine shall consume the land; And the plenty shall not be known in the
land by reason of that famine following, for it shall be very grievous.
41:32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice.(there
was a repeating of the dream to Pharaoh; twice
it was repeated); it is because the thing is established
by God and God will shortly bring it to pass.
41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh
look out a man discreet
and wise and set him over
the land of Egypt.
41:34-36 Let Pharaoh do this and let him appoint officers over the
land and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous
years. And let them gather all the food of those good years that come and
lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh and let them keep food in the cities.
And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of
famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through
41:37,38 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes
of all his servants. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such
a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God has showed you
all this, there is none so discreet
and wise as you are.
41:40,41 You shalt be over my house and according unto your word shall
all my people be ruled. Only in the throne will I be greater than you.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of
41:42,43 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand and put it upon
Joseph's hand and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen and put a gold
chain about his neck; And he made him to ride in the second chariot which
he had and they cried before him, Bow the knee..(announcers
of chariots were declaring to the people 'bow the knee' which let the people
know that whomever
was in the chariots were administrators
of the land and its affairs;
it was a way of introducing those new to positions of power; the bending
one knee was for recognition of the office of those in the procession,
a pointing out to the people who they were)
41:44 And he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh
said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh
and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land
41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah
and he gave him to wife Asenath
the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.(Genesis
46:20; Jeremiah 43:10-13).
two sons by Joseph. They were Ephraim
and Manasseh. Manasseh was the eldest. There was also an evil
king who later changed. He had the same name, Manasseh.
41:46 And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. And Joseph was
thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph
went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went throughout all the land
41:47-49 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by
handfuls. And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were
in the land of Egypt and laid up the food in the cities. The food of the
field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. And Joseph
gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering,
for it was without number.
41:50-52 And unto Joseph
were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath
the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.(verse
45 above).bare unto him. And
Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh.
For God, said he, has made me forget all my toil and all my father's house.(speaking
of the hard time he had with his brothers who were jealous of him:.Genesis
37:18-28). And the name of the second called he Ephraim,
For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
41:53,54 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land
of Egypt were ended. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according
as Joseph had said. And the dearth was in all lands, but in all the land
of Egypt there was bread.
41:55-57 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried
to Pharaoh for bread. And Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto
Joseph. What he saith to you, do. And the famine was over all the face
of the earth. And Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold unto the Egyptians
and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came
into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn, because that the famine was so sore
in all lands.