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Genesis 41 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Pharaoh’s Dream

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:1 - Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:2 - And behold, from the Nile seven cows came up, fine-looking and [fn]fat; and they grazed in the marsh grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:3 - Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and [fn]thin, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:4 - Then the ugly and [fn]thin cows ate the seven fine-looking and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - But he fell asleep and dreamed a second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single stalk, plump and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:6 - Then behold, seven ears, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:7 - And the thin ears swallowed the seven plump and full ears. Then Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent messengers and called for all the soothsayer priests of Egypt, and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his [fn]dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:9 - Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, “I would make mention today of my own [fn]offenses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:10 - “Pharaoh was furious with his servants, and he put me in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, both me and the chief baker.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - “Then we had a dream one night, [fn]he and I; each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:12 - “Now a Hebrew youth was there with us, a servant of the captain of the bodyguard, and we told him the dreams, and he interpreted our dreams for us. For each man he interpreted according to his own dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:13 - “And just as he interpreted for us, so it happened; Pharaoh restored me in my office, but he hanged [fn]the chief baker.”

Joseph Interprets

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:14 - Then Pharaoh sent word and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:15 - Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it; and I have heard [fn]it said about you, that [fn]when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:16 - Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, “[fn]It has nothing to do with me; God will [fn]give Pharaoh an answer for his own good.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:17 - So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream, there I was, standing on the bank of the Nile;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:18 - and behold, seven cows, [fn]fat and fine-looking came up out of the Nile, and they grazed in the marsh grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:19 - “Then behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very [fn]ugly and [fn]thin, such as I had never seen for [fn]ugliness in all the land of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:20 - and the thin and ugly cows ate the first seven fat cows.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:21 - “Yet when they had [fn]devoured them, it could not be [fn]detected that they had [fn]devoured them, [fn]for they were just as ugly as [fn]before. Then I awoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:22 - “I saw also in my dream, and behold, seven ears of grain, full and good, came up on a single stalk;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:23 - and behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind sprouted up after them;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:24 - and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the soothsayer priests, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:25 - And Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s [fn]dreams are one and the same; God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:26 - “The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the [fn]dreams are one and the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:27 - “The seven thin and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:28 - [fn]It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:29 - “Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:30 - and after them seven years of famine will [fn]come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will [fn]ravage the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:31 - “So the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very severe.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:32 - “Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is confirmed by God, and God will quickly bring it about.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:33 - “So now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and appoint him over the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:34 - “Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers [fn]in charge of the land, and let him take a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt as a tax in the seven years of abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:35 - “Then have them collect all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and have them guard it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - “Let the food be used as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:37 - Now the [fn]proposal seemed good [fn]to Pharaoh and [fn]to all his servants.

Joseph Is Made a Ruler of Egypt

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:38 - Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom there is a divine spirit?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:39 - So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you are.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - “You shall be [fn]in charge of my house, and all my people shall [fn]be obedient to you; only regarding the throne will I be greater than you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:41 - Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “See, I have placed you over all the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:42 - Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put the gold necklace around his neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:43 - And he had him ride in [fn]his second chariot; and they proclaimed ahead of him, “[fn]Bow the knee!” And he placed him over all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:44 - Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Though I am Pharaoh, yet without [fn]your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:45 - Then Pharaoh named Joseph [fn]Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of [fn]On, to be his wife. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:46 - Now Joseph was thirty years old when he [fn]stood in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:47 - During the seven years of plenty the land produced [fn]abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - So he collected all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and put the food in the cities; he put in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:49 - Joseph stored up grain [fn]in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped [fn]measuring it, for it was [fn]beyond measure.

The Sons of Joseph

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 - Now before the year of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of [fn]On, bore to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:51 - Joseph named the firstborn [fn]Manasseh; “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my trouble and all of my father’s household.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:52 - And he named the second [fn]Ephraim; “For,” he said, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:53 - When the seven years of plenty which had taken place in the land of Egypt came to an end,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:54 - and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - So when all the land of Egypt suffered famine, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - When the famine was spread over the entire face of the earth, then Joseph opened all [fn]the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - Then the people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit fat of flesh
Lit thin of flesh
Lit thin of flesh
Lit dream
Or sins
Lit I and he
Lit him
Lit about you, saying
Lit you hear a dream to interpret it
Lit Apart from me
Lit answer the peace of Pharaoh
Lit fat of flesh
Lit bad
Lit thin of flesh
Lit badness
Lit entered their inward parts
Or known
Lit entered their inward parts
Lit and
Lit in the beginning
Lit dream is
Lit dream is
Lit That is the thing which I spoke
Lit arise
Lit destroy
Lit over
Lit word
Lit in the sight of
Lit in the sight of
Lit over
Lit kiss your mouth; LXX obey at your command
Lit the second...which was his
Or Make way
Lit you no one
Prob. Egyptian for “God speaks; he lives”
Or Heliopolis
Or entered the service of
Lit by handfuls
Lit very much
Lit numbering
Or without number
Or Heliopolis
I.e., making to forget
I.e., fruitfulness
Lit that which was in them
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