Bible: Genesis 41:1-8
Joseph’s Rise to Power
41:1 At the end of two full years 1 Pharaoh had a dream. 2 As he was standing by the Nile, 41:2 seven fine-looking, fat cows were coming up out of the Nile, 3 and they grazed in the reeds. 41:3 Then seven bad-looking, thin cows were coming up after them from the Nile, 4 and they stood beside the other cows at the edge of the river. 5 41:4 The bad-looking, thin cows ate the seven fine-looking, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
41:5 Then he fell asleep again and had a second dream: There were seven heads of grain growing 6 on one stalk, healthy 7 and good. 41:6 Then 8 seven heads of grain, thin and burned by the east wind, were sprouting up after them. 41:7 The thin heads swallowed up the seven healthy and full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up and realized it was a dream. 9