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 

41:8 In the morning he 10  was troubled, so he called for 11  all the diviner-priests 12  of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, 13  but no one could interpret 14  them for him. 15 

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