14 Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon; and he had shaved himself and changed his garments, and he came to Pharaoh.
15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have had a dream, but there is no one who can interpret it; and I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not of me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.
17 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, In my dream, there I was, standing on the bank of the River.
18 And there came up out of the River seven cows, fat fleshed and fine looking; and they grazed in the reed grass.
19 Then there came up after them seven other cows, poor and very ugly looking and thin fleshed; I had never seen such in all the land of Egypt for ugliness.
20 And the thin and ugly looking cows ate up the first seven fat cows.
21 And when they had swallowed them, no one would have known that they had swallowed them, for they were still as ugly looking as at the beginning. Then I awoke.
22 And I saw this in my next dream: There were seven ears of grain, coming up on one stalk, full and good.
23 Then there were seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, that sprouted after them.
24 And the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears. And I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.
25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, Pharaoh’s dream is one dream; what God is about to do He has told Pharaoh.
26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dream is one.
27 And the seven thin and ugly looking cows that came up after them are seven years, and so are the seven empty ears scorched by the east wind; they will be seven years of famine.
28 This matter is just as I have spoken to Pharaoh; what God is about to do He has shown to Pharaoh.
29 Seven years of great abundance are now about to come throughout all the land of Egypt.
30 Then seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will consume the land.
31 And the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that famine which follows, for it will be very severe.
32 And as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about.
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out for a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers over the land and take a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance.
35 And let them gather all the food of these coming good years and lay up grain under Pharaoh’s authority for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
36 And let the food become a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that will be in the land of Egypt, so that the land does not perish in the famine.
37 And the word seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a man like this, in whom the Spirit of God is?
39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God let you know all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.