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1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that PharaohThis dream was not so much for Pharaoh, as is was a means to deliver Joseph and to provide for God's Church.dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

2 And loe, there came out of the riuer seuen goodly kine and fatfleshed, and they fedde in a medowe:

3 And loe, seuen other kine came vp after the out of the riuer, euill fauoured & leane fleshed, and stoode by the other kine vpon the brinke of the riuer.

4 And the euilfauoured and leane fleshed kine did eate vp the seuen welfauoured and fatte kine: so Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he slept and dreamed theAll these means God used to deliver his servant, and to bring him into favour and authority.second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

6 And loe, seuen thinne eares, and blasted with the east winde, sprang vp after them:

7 And the thinne eares deuoured the seuen ranke and full eares. then Pharaoh awaked, and loe, it was a dreame.

8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit wasThis fear was enough to teach him that this vision was sent by God.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.

9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, IHe confesses his fault against the king before he speaks of Joseph.do remember my faults this day:

10 Pharaoh being angrie with his seruantes, put me in ward in the chiefe stewards house, both me and the chiefe baker.

11 Then we dreamed a dreame in one night, both I, and he: we dreamed eche man according to the interpretation of his dreame.

12 And there was with vs a yong man, an Ebrew, seruant vnto the chiefe steward, whome when we told, he declared our dreames to vs, to euery one he declared according to his dreame.

13 And as he declared vnto vs, so it came to passe: for he restored me to mine office, & hanged him.

14 Then Pharaoh sent and calledThe wicked seek the prophets of God in their time of need, while in their prosperity they abhor them.Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved [himself], and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

15 Then Pharaoh sayde to Ioseph, I haue dreamed a dreame, and no man can interprete it, and I haue hearde say of thee, that when thou hearest a dreame, thou canst interprete it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying,As though he would say if I interpret your dream it comes from God, and not from me.[It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh sayde vnto Ioseph, In my dreame, beholde, I stoode by the banke of the riuer:

18 And lo, there came vp out of the riuer seuen fat fleshed, and welfauoured kine, and they fedde in the medowe.

19 Also loe, seuen other kine came vp after them, poore and very euilfauoured, and leanefleshed: I neuer sawe the like in all the lande of Egypt, for euilfauoured.

20 And the leane and euilfauoured kine did eate vp the first seuen fat kine.

21 And when they had eaten them vp, it could not be knowen that they had eaten them, but they were still as euilfauoured, as they were at the beginning: so did I awake.

22 Moreouer I sawe in my dreame, and beholde, seuen eares sprang out of one stalke, full and faire.

23 And lo, seuen eares, withered, thinne, and blasted with the East winde, sprang vp after them.

24 And the thinne eares deuoured the seuen good eares. Nowe I haue tolde the soothsayers, and none can declare it vnto me.

25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh,Both his dreams have the same message.The dream of Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] about to do.

26 The seuen good kine are seuen yeres, and the seuen good eares are seuen yeeres: this is one dreame.

27 Likewise the seuen thinne and euilfauoured kine, that came out after them, are seuen yeeres: and the seuen emptie eares blasted with the East winde, are seuen yeeres of famine.

28 This is the thing which I haue saide vnto Pharaoh, that God hath shewed vnto Pharaoh, what he is about to doe.

29 Beholde, there come seuen yeeres of great plentie in all the land of Egypt.

30 Againe, there shall arise after them seuen yeeres of famine, so that all the plentie shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine shall consume the land:

31 Neither shall the plentie bee knowen in the land, by reason of this famine that shall come after: for it shalbe exceeding great.

32 And therefore the dreame was doubled vnto Pharaoh the second time, because the thing is established by God, & God hasteth to performe it.

33 Now therefore let PharaohThe office of a true prophet is not only to show the evils to come, but also the remedies for the same.look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh make and appoynt officers ouer the lande, and take vp the fift part of the land of Egypt in the seuen plenteous yeeres.

35 Also let them gather all the foode of these good yeeres that come, and lay vp corne vnder the hand of Pharaoh for foode, in the cities, and let them keepe it.

36 So the foode shall be for the prouision of the lande, against the seuen yeeres of famine, which shalbe in the lande of Egypt, that the land perish not by famine.

37 And the saying pleased Pharaoh and all his seruants.

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom theNo one should be honoured who does not have gifts from God fitting for the same.Spirit of God [is]?

39 The Pharaoh said to Ioseph, For as much as God hath shewed thee all this, there is no man of vnderstanding, or of wisedome like vnto thee.

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thySome read, «the people will kill your mouth», that is obey you in all things.word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41 Moreouer Pharaoh said to Ioseph, Behold, I haue set thee ouer all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh tooke off his ring from his hand, and put it vpon Iosephs hand, and arayed him in garments of fine linnen, and put a golden cheyne about his necke.

43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him,Or «Abrech»: a sign of honour; a word some translate, tender father or father of the king, or kneel down.Bow the knee: and he made him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.

44 Againe Pharaoh saide vnto Ioseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift vp his hand or his foote in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Iosephs name Zaphnath-paaneah: and he gaue him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah prince of On. then went Ioseph abrode in the land of Egypt.

46 And Joseph [was]His age is mentioned both to show that his authority came from God, and also that he endured imprisonment and exile for twelve years or more.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 of Egypt.

47 And in the seuen plenteous yeres the earth brought foorth store.

48 And hee gathered vp all the foode of the seuen plenteous yeeres, which were in the lande of Egypt, and layde vp foode in the cities: the foode of the fielde, that was round about euery citie, layde he vp in the same.

49 So Ioseph gathered wheate, like vnto the sand of the sea in multitude out of measure, vntill he left numbring: for it was without number.

50 Now vnto Ioseph were borne two sonnes (before the yeeres of famine came) which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah prince of On bare vnto him.

51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget all my toil, and all myNonetheless, his father's house was the true Church of God: yet the company of the wicked and prosperity caused him to forget it.father's house.

52 Also hee called the name of the second, Ephraim: For God, sayde he hath made me fruitfull in the land of mine affliction.

53 So the seuen yeeres of the plentie that was in the land of Egypt were ended.

54 Then began the seuen yeeres of famine to come, according as Ioseph had saide: and the famine was in all landes, but in all the land of Egypt was bread.

55 At the length all the lande of Egypt was affamished, and the people cryed to Pharaoh for bread; Pharaoh said vnto all the Egyptians, Goe to Ioseph: what he sayth to you, doe ye.

56 When the famine was vpon all the land, Ioseph opened all places, wherein the store was, and solde vnto the Egyptians: for the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came to Egypt to bye corne of Ioseph, because the famine was sore in all landes.

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