Genesis 41
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And it happened after two years, and Pharaoh dreamed a dream, and behold he stood on the river. 2And behold, from the river seven oxen, excellent in their appearance and fat in their flesh, arose, and they fed in a meadow. 3And behold seven other cows came up after them from the river, bad in their appearance and skinny in their flesh, and the cows stood on the side on the edge of the river. 4And the cows that were bad in their appearance and skinny in their flesh ate the seven cows that were excellent in their appearance and fat in their flesh, and Pharaoh woke up. 5And he slept and he dreamt a second time, and behold, seven ears of wheat came up on one stalk, full and good. 6And behold seven thin ears and blasted with the hot wind sprang up after them. 7And the thin ears devoured the seven fat and full ears; and Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream. 8And it was dawn, and the spirit of Pharaoh was troubled, and he sent and called all the Sorcerers and all the Wise Ones of Egypt, and Pharaoh related to them his dreams, and there was none who interpreted them for Pharaoh.

9And the Chief of Drinking spoke before Pharaoh, and he said, “I remember my fault today: 10Pharaoh was angry with his Servants and cast us in the prison in the house of the Chief of the Guard, me and the Chief Baker: 11And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and that man, each according to the interpretation of his dream, we dreamed. 12And there was with us a young Hebrew man, the Servant of the Chief of the Guard, and we narrated to him and he interpreted our dreams for us, each man according to his dream he interpreted. 13And as he interpreted to us, so it happened to us: myself, I would return to my position, and he was crucified.”

14And Pharaoh sent and he called Yoseph and hastily brought him from the pit, and he shaved and changed his clothes and entered before Pharaoh. 15And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “I have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpretation for it, and I have heard about you, that you can hear a dream and interpret it.” 16Yoseph answered and said to Pharaoh, “Do you think that without God we will answer peace to Pharaoh?” 17And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “In my dream, behold, I am standing on the edge of the river: 18And behold, from the river seven cows arise, fat in their flesh and their appearance excellent, and they feed in a meadow: 19And behold seven other cows arise after them, skinny and their appearance bad and very sickly in their flesh, and I had not seen any so bad in all the land of Egypt: 20And the sickly and ill cows ate the seven former fat cows: 21And they went into them and it was not known that they went into them and their appearance was as bad as at the first, and I was awakened. 22And again I saw in my dream and behold seven ears arising on a reed, each full and good: 23And behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the hot wind sprouted after them: 24And the seven thin ears devoured the good ears, and I told the Sorcerers and there was none who showed me.”

25And Yoseph said to Pharaoh, “The dream, Oh, Pharaoh, is one; that which God does he has shown to Pharaoh. 26The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dream is one. 27And the seven sickly and ill cows that came up after them are seven years and the seven thin ears that were blasted with the hot wind, they will be seven years of famine.” 28That is the answer I spoke to Pharaoh: “Those things that God does he has shown to Pharaoh. 29Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt: 30And seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the plenty that had come into the whole land of Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will consume the land; 31And the plenty will not be known in the land, because that famine afterward is very severe. 32And because the dream was repeated to Pharaoh two times, the response is prepared from before God, and God hastens to do it. 33Now Pharaoh should look for a man wise and intelligent, and he should set him over the land of Egypt. 34And Pharaoh should go through and let him place a Governor over the land of Egypt, and they should take one fifth in the land of Egypt in the seven years of plenty. 35And let them gather all the produce of these good years that are coming, and let them gather the produce under the hand of Pharaoh; they will keep the produce in the villages. 36And the produce will be kept for the land in the seven years of famine to be in the entire land of Egypt, and the land will not end in hunger.”

37And the answer was excellent in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his Servants.

38And Pharaoh said to his Servants, “Is there found one like this man in whom is the Spirit of God?” 39And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “After God made known to you all this, there is none that is wise and understanding like you. 40You will be over my house, and upon the word of your mouth all my people will accept judgment; only on the throne shall I be greater than you.” 41And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “See that I have authorized you over all the land of Egypt.” 42And Pharaoh took his ring from his hand and he placed it on the hand of Yoseph, and clothed him with clothing of fine white linen, and cast a necklace of gold on his neck; 43And he set him in his other chariot, and he was proclaimed before him, “Father and Prince”, and he gave him authority over all the land of Egypt. 44And Pharaoh said to Yoseph, “I, Pharaoh, have commanded that without you a man will not lift his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.” 45And Pharaoh called the name of Yoseph, Tsaphnathpanakh, because hidden things were revealed to him, and he gave to him Asyath, daughter of Putiphara, Priest of Oun, as a wife, and Yoseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

46And Yoseph was son of thirty years when he stood before Pharaoh the King of Egypt, and Yoseph went out from before Pharaoh and he passed through in all the land of Egypt. 47And the land stocked up in granaries in the seven years of plenty. 48And he collected all the produce that came in seven years of the fullness that was in the land of Egypt, and he put the produce in a town; he gathered the grain of the fields of a town and its surroundings within it. 49And Yoseph gathered grain as the sand of the sea, a great abundance, until he was weary of counting without number.

50And to Yoseph were born two sons, before a year of famine would come in, for Asyath, daughter of Putiphara, Priest of Oun, had given birth by him. 51And Yoseph called the name of his firstborn son Manasheh, because, “God made me forget all my labor and all the house of my father.” 52And the name of the other he called Aphreim, because, “God made me fruitful in the land of my bondage.”

53And the seven years of the plenty ended that had come upon the land of Egypt. 54And seven years of famine began to come according to what Yoseph said, and there was a famine in all lands and in all the land of Egypt there was no bread. 55And all the land of Egypt was hungry, and the people appealed unto Pharaoh for bread, and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Yoseph, and anything that he says to you, you will do.” 56And famine was on the face of all the Earth, and Yoseph opened the granaries and he sold to the Egyptians, and the famine prevailed in the land of Egypt. 57And all the Earth came to Egypt to buy from Yoseph, because the famine was severe in all the land of Egypt.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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Genesis 40
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