SEC 4 P T 75
9Then the chief
cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “Today I am reminded of my shortcomings.
10Pharaoh was once
angry with his servants, and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the
house of the captain of
11Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.
12Now a young Hebrew
was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the interpretation of his dream.
13And things turned out exactly as he interpreted
them to us: I was restored
to my position, and the other man was impaled.”
14So Pharaoh sent for
Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the
dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before
15Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream,
and no one can interpret
it. But I have heard it said of you that when
you hear a dream you
can interpret it.”
16“I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to
Pharaoh, “but God will
give Pharaoh the answer
17Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream I
was standing on the bank
of the Nile,
18when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and
they grazed among the
19After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly
and lean. I had never
seen such ugly cows in
all the land of Egypt.
20The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows
that came up first.
21But even after they ate
them, no one could tell
that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.
22“In my dream I saw
seven heads of grain, full
and good, growing on a
23After them, seven other heads sprouted—withered and thin and scorched by the east wind.
24The thin heads of grain
swallowed up the seven
good heads. I told this to
the magicians, but none
of them could explain it to me.”
25Then Joseph said to
Pharaoh, “The dreams of
Pharaoh are one and the
same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26The seven good cows
are seven years, and the
seven good heads of grain are seven years; it
is one and the same dream.
27The seven lean, ugly
cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of
grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.
28“It is just as I said to
Pharaoh: God has shown
Pharaoh what he is about
29Seven years of great
abundance are coming
throughout the land of Egypt,
30but seven years of famine will follow them.
Then all the abundance
in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine
will ravage the land.
31The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the
famine that follows it will be so severe.
32The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in
two forms is that the
matter has been firmly
decided by God, and God
will do it soon.
33“And now let Pharaoh
look for a discerning and
wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.
34Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the
land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
35They should collect all
the food of these good
years that are coming and
store up the grain under
the authority of Pharaoh,
to be kept in the cities for
36This food should be held in reserve for the
country, to be used during the seven years of
famine that will come
upon Egypt, so that the
country may not be ruined by the famine.”
37The plan seemed good
to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
38So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one
in whom is the spirit of God ?”
39Then Pharaoh said to
Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so
discerning and wise as
40You shall be in charge
of my palace, and all my
people are to submit to
Only with respect to the
throne will I be greater than you.”
Twelve days of enlightenment thinking,
one poetry for each day that reveals the different wonders of God;
which makes you appreciate all he is and what he has done for you.
Which will open the doorway for many blessings to enter into your life.