25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; (A)God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do: 26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good [a]heads are seven years; the dreams are one. 27 And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are (B)seven years of famine. 28 (C)This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do. 29 Indeed (D)seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; 30 but after them seven years of famine will (E)arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine (F)will deplete the land. 31 So the plenty will not be known in the land because of the famine following, for it will be very severe. 32 And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the (G)thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

33 “Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

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  1. Genesis 41:26 Heads of grain

Joseph’s Rise to Power

37 So (A)the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man (B)in whom is the Spirit of God?”

39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40 (C)You shall be [a]over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”

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  1. Genesis 41:40 In charge of

50 (A)And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him. 51 Joseph called the name of the firstborn [a]Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my (B)father’s house.” 52 And the name of the second he called [b]Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be (C)fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

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  1. Genesis 41:51 Lit. Making Forgetful
  2. Genesis 41:52 Lit. Fruitfulness