Genesis Chapter 41 (1611 Bible)
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And it came to passe at the end of two ful yeeres, that Pharaoh dreamed: and beholde, hee stood by the riuer.
And behold, there came vp out of the riuer seuen well fauoured kine, and fat fleshed, and they fed in a medow.
And behold, seuen other kine came vp after them out of the riuer, ill fauoured and leane fleshed, and stood by the other kine, vpon the brinke of the riuer.
And the ill fauoured and leane fleshed kine, did eate vp the seuen well fauoured and fat kine: So Pharaoh awoke.
And hee slept and dreamed the second time: and beholde, seuen eares of corne came vp vpon one stalke, ranke and good.
And beholde, seuen thinne eares and blasted with the Eastwind, sprang vp after them.
And the seuen thinne eares deuoured the seuen ranke and full eares: and Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dreame.
And it came to passe 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 tolde them his dreame; but there was none that could interprete them vnto Pharaoh.
¶ Then spake the chiefe Butler vnto Pharaoh, saying, I doe remember my faults this day.
Pharaoh was wroth with his seruants, and put mee in warde, in the captaine of the guards house, both mee, and the chiefe Baker.
And we dreamed a dreame in one night, I and he: we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dreame.
And there was there with vs a yong man an Hebrew, seruant to the captaine of the guard: and wee told him, and he interpreted to vs our dreames, to each man according to his dreame, he did interpret.
And it came to passe, as he interpreted to vs, so it was; mee he restored vnto mine office, and him he hanged.
¶ Then Pharaoh sent and called Ioseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: And he shaued himselfe, and changed his raiment, and came in vnto Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, I haue dreamed a dreame, and there is none that can interpret it: and I haue heard say of thee, that thou canst vnderstand a dreame, to interpret it.
And Ioseph answered Pharaoh, saying; It is not in me: God shall giue Pharaoh an answere of peace.
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph; In my dreame, behold, I stood vpon the banke of the riuer.
And behold, there came vp out of the riuer seuen kine, fat fleshed and well fauoured, and they fed in a medow.
And behold, seuen other kine came vp after them, poore and very ill fauoured, and leane fleshed, such as I neuer saw in all the land of Egypt for badnes.
And the leane, & the ill fauoured kine, did eate vp the first seuen fat kine.
And when they had eaten them vp, it could not bee knowen that they had eaten them, but they were still ill fauoured, as at the beginning: So I awoke.
And I saw in my dreame, and behold, seuen eares came vp in one stalke, full and good.
And behold, seuen eares withered, thin & blasted with the East wind, sprung vp after them.
And the thin eares deuoured the seuen good eares: and I told this vnto the magicians, but there was none that could declare it to me.
¶ And Ioseph said vnto Pharaoh, the dreame of Pharaoh is one; God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to doe.
The seuen good kine are seuen yeeres: and the seuen good eares are seuen yeeres: the dreame is one.
And the seuen thin and ill fauoured kine that came vp after them, are seuen yeeres: and the seuen emptie eares blasted with the East wind, shall bee seuen yeeres of famine.
This is the thing which I haue spoken vnto Pharaoh: what God is about to doe, he sheweth vnto Pharaoh.
Behold, there come seuen yeeres of great plentie, throughout all the land of Egypt.
And there shall arise after them, seuen yeeres of famine, and all the plentie shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt: and the famine shall consume the land.
And the plentie shal not be knowen in the land, by reason of that famine following: for it shalbe very grieuous.
And for that the dreame was doubled vnto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God: and God will shortly bring it to passe.
Now therfore let Pharaoh looke out a man discreet and wise, and set him ouer the land of Egypt.
Let Pharaoh doe this, and let him appoint officers ouer the land, & take vp the fift part of the land of Egypt, in the seuen plenteous yeeres.
And let them gather all the food of those good yeeres that come, and lay vp corne vnder the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keepe food in the cities.
And that food shall be for store to the land, against the seuen yeeres of famine, which shall bee in the land of Egypt, that the land perish not through the famine.
¶ And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his seruants.
And Pharaoh said vnto his seruants, Can we find such a one, as this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is?
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreete and wise, as thou art:
Thou shalt be ouer my house, and according vnto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater then thou.
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, See, I haue set thee ouer all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh tooke off his ring from his hand, & put it vpon Iosephs hand, and arayed him in vestures of fine linnen, and put a gold chaine about his necke.
And he made him to ride in the second charet which he had: and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler ouer all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said vnto Ioseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift vp his hand or foote, in all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh called Iosephs name, Zaphnath-Paaneah, and he gaue him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah, priest of On: and Ioseph went out ouer all the lande of Egypt.
(¶ And Ioseph was thirtie yeeres old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt) and Ioseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went thorowout all the land of Egypt.
And in the seuen plenteous yeres the earth brought forth by handfuls.
And he gathered vp all the foode of the seuen yeeres, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid vp the foode in the cities: the foode of the field which was round about euery citie, laid he vp in the same.
And Ioseph gathered corne as the sand of the sea, very much, vntill he left numbring: for it was without number.
And vnto Ioseph were borne two sonnes, before the yeeres of famine came: which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah, Priest of On bare vnto him.
And Ioseph called the name of the first borne Manasseh: for God, said hee, hath made me forget all my toile, and all my fathers house.
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: for God hath caused mee to be fruitfull in the land of my affliction.
¶ And the seuen yeeres of plenteousnesse, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
And the seuen yeeres of dearth beganne to come according as Ioseph had saide, and the dearth was in all lands: but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said vnto all the Egyptians, Goe vnto Ioseph: what he saith to you, doe.
And the famine was ouer all the face of the earth; and Ioseph opened all the storehouses, and solde vnto the Egyptians: and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
And all countreys came into Egypt to Ioseph, for to buy corne, because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
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Mina's Genesis Chapter 41 comment about verse 40 on 4/13/2013, 8:35am...
We, as Christians are a type of "Joseph". We have great authority given us "In Christ" by our King. We were in the "pit". We rise from despair to Kingship because of our Savior. Our King is still the One who reigns on the Throne.
Olayinka oye's Genesis Chapter 41 comment on 1/19/2013, 7:27am...
Joseph offered a voluntary service to the chief butler and the chief baker without any benefit. Little did he know that his good deeds will make way for him. When he was brought to Pharaoh and after he interpreted the king's dream, he suggested that the king should look out for a man who is discreet and wise to do the job. Joseph did not recommend himself. We need to learn from Joseph, who knows whether the solution to our challenge lies in giving a helping hand to somebody in need. Joseph was sensitive to the needs of others, despite his own challenges, he was ready to provide solution without any benefit.
Hemant's Genesis Chapter 41 comment on 10/03/2012, 9:43pm...
By the end of the chapter we see that Joseph was all in all in Egypt. We even see Pharaoh telling people to do what Joseph tells them to do. But..... was it easy for Joseph to have this position? Let's go back a little and see through what circumstances had Joseph go through to rise to this position. He had to go to the pit, he became a servant in the house of Potiphar where he was accused for nothing, the devil pushed him to the jail. It was the Hell. Then Joseph began to rise. He was made the chief of the prisoners and he had the keys of the jail. He interpreted the dreams of the butler and the baker. He was not noticeable till then. He had to interpret for Pharaoh.....so on.... What we can conclude from here is that our God is not that God who leaves his people in the midst of troubles. He always makes a way for his people. But we have to prove our faithfulness to Him. Glory be to our God forever and ever and ever.
Timothy Wayne George's Genesis Chapter 41 comment on 5/16/2012, 8:40am...
GOD SAID A MAN'S GIFT SHALL MAKE ROOM FOR HIM. JOSEPH WAS VINDICATED AND IS MADE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT. JOSEPH DOES NOT SEEK REVENGE FOR THOSE WHO SENT HIM TO PRISON, YET HE IS BLESSED WITH A WIFE, AND TWO CHILDREN. GOD MADE HIM TO FORGET HIS TOIL, AND MADE HIM TO PROSPER. SEVEN REPRESENTS COMPLETION, AND GOD BRINGS ALL THINGS TO A PERFECT COMPLETION AT THE RIGHT TIME. THANK GOD FOR JOSEPH, AND LOOK TO THE LORD TO BRING YOUR SITUATION TO A COMPLETE ENDING AT THE APPOINTED TIME FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Ibukun's Genesis Chapter 41 comment about verse 38 on 8/28/2011, 10:39pm...
God mercy go before joseph and speak on his behalf
Jay Chesney's Genesis Chapter 41 comment on 2/20/2011, 9:44am...
No matter what we go through, God always has a plan for us. Joseph's dreams are about to become reality, but he could not see it in the pit. God put Joseph in a place where he would be needed to perform God's will.
RALPH M. WATERS's Genesis Chapter 41 comment on 1/07/2011, 1:45pm...
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.
Isn't this is what GOD wants us to do, TO do as the LORD says: Its a shame, we have to wait until times are hard to turn to him. - It seems nothing has changed since the time of pharoah
Cynthia's Genesis Chapter 41 comment on 3/26/2010, 1:30pm...
it is amazing how GOD can use anyone HE choose to use and bless them with silver and gold
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