And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their sovereign the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he ministered to them: and they continued a season in ward. 5 And they dreamed a dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison. 6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward in his master’s house, saying, Why do you look so sad today? 8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to Elohim? Tell it to me, I appeal to you.
9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; 10 and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and its blossoms shot forth; and the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes: 11 and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days; 13 within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your office: and you shall give Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler. 14 But have me in your remembrance when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 15 for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head: 17 and in the uppermost basket there was all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: The three baskets are three days; 19 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you. 20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: 22 but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him.
And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. 2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, well-favored and fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And, behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ill-favored and lean-fleshed; and stood by the other cows upon the brink of the river. 4 And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed cows ate up the seven well-favored and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he slept, and dreamed a second time: and, behold, seven ears of grain came up on one stalk, rank and good. 6 And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them. 7 And the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. 8 And it came to pass in the morning that his Spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them to Pharaoh.
9 Then spoke the chief butler to Pharaoh, saying, I remember my wickedness this day: 10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker: 11 and we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. 12 And there was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. 13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored to my office, and him he hanged.
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that 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 in me: Elohim will give Pharaoh an answer of peace. 17 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the brink of the river: 18 and, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, fat-fleshed and well-favored; and they fed in the reed-grass: 19 and, behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ill-favored and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: 20 and the lean and the ill-favored cows did eat up the first seven fat cows: 21 and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill-favored, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23 and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: 24 and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it to the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: what Elohim is about to do he has declared to 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 lean and ill-favored cows that came up after them are seven years; and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine. 28 That is the thing which I spoke to Pharaoh: what Elohim is about to do he has showed to Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there are coming seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: 30 and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; 31 and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it shall be very grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled to Pharaoh; it is because the thing is established by Elohim, and Elohim will shortly bring it to pass. 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35 And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. 36 And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
37 And the thing 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 in whom the Spirit of Elohim is? 39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since Elohim has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you: 40 you shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you. 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in garments of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 43 and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he set him over all the land of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. 47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. 49 And Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left off numbering; for it was without number. 50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Potiphera priest of On bare to him. 51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For, said he Elohim has made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house. 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For Elohim has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. 53 And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end. 54 And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said: and there was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do. 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. 57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain; because the famine was severe in all earth.
Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look one upon another? 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get down there, and buy for us from there; that we may live, and not die. 3 And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4 But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest perhaps he is harmed. 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. 6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, it was he that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down to him with their faces to the earth. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly with them; and he said to them, Where do you come from? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew him not. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies; to see the nakedness of the land you have come. 10 And they said to him, No, kind sir, but to buy food are your servants come. 11 We are all one man’s sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies. 12 And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land you have come. 13 And they said, We your servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not. 14 And Joseph said to them, That is it that I spoke to you, saying, You are spies: 15 Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth from here, except your youngest brother come here. 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be proved, whether there is truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies. 17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear Elohim: 19 if you are true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go, carry grain for the famine of your houses: 20 and bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so. 21 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he supplicated us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Didn’t I speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore, also behold, his blood is required. 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them. 24 And he turned himself around from them, and wept; and returned to them and spoke to them, again, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes. 25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus was it done to them.
26 And they loaded their asses with the grain, and departed from there. 27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass fodder in the lodging-place, he saw his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack. 28 And he said to his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, What is this that Elohim has done to us? 29 And they came unto Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that had happened to them; saying, 30 The man, the Ruler of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country. 31 And we said to him, We are true men; we are no spies: 32 We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. 33 And the man, the Ruler of the land, said to us, By this shall I know that you are true men: leave one of your brethren with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way; 34 and bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that you are no spies, but that you are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and you shall traffic in the land.
35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father said to them, You have robbed me of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. 37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Kill my two sons, if I bring him not to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again. 38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and only he is left: if harm happen to him by the way in which you go, then will you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.