5190. A continuation about the correspondence with the Grand Man will be found at the end of the following chapter.*
* End of Volume 4 of the original Latin work.
1. And it came to pass from the end of two years of days and Pharaoh dreamed, and behold he stood by the river.
2. And behold out of the river there came up seven kine, beautiful in look and fat in flesh; and they fed in the sedge.
3. And behold seven other kine came up after them out of the river, evil in look and thin in flesh; and stood by the kine upon the bank of the river.
4. And the kine evil in look and thin in flesh did eat up the seven kine beautiful in look and fat. And Pharaoh awoke.
5. And he slept and dreamed a second time, and behold seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, fat and good.
6. And behold seven ears thin and parched with the east wind sprung up after them.
7. And the thin ears swallowed up the seven fat 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 all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof; and Pharaoh told them his dream; and no one interpreted these things to Pharaoh.
9. And spoke the prince of the butlers unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my sins this day.
10. Pharaoh was wroth upon his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the prince of the guards, me and the prince of the bakers:
11. And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each one according to the interpretation of his dream.
12. And there was with us there a Hebrew boy, servant to the prince of the guards; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each according to his dream he did interpret.
13. And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he brought back upon my station, and him he hanged.
14. And Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the pit; and he shaved, and changed his garments, and came unto Pharaoh.
15. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and no one interpreteth it; and I have heard upon thee, saying, thou hearest a dream to interpret it.
16. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, Not unto me; God shall answer peace to Pharaoh.
17. And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph, In my dream behold I stood beside the bank of the river:
18. And behold out of the river there came up seven kine, fat in flesh and beautiful in form, and they fed in the sedge:
19. And behold seven other kine came up after them, thin and evil in form exceedingly, and lean in flesh, such as I have never seen in all the land of Egypt for badness:
20. And the lean and evil kine did eat up the first seven fat kine;
21. And they came to their inwards and it was not known that they had come to their inwards; and their look was bad as in the beginning. And I awoke.
22. And I saw in my dream, and behold seven ears came up upon one stalk, full and good;
23. And behold seven ears, withered, thin, and parched with the east wind, sprung up after them;
24. And the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears; and I told it unto the magicians; and no one telleth it to me.
25. And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one; what God is about to do He hath shown to Pharaoh.
26. The seven good kine are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
27. And the seven thin and evil kine that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears parched with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28. This is the word that I spoke unto Pharaoh; what God doeth He hath caused Pharaoh to see.
29. Behold there come seven years of great abundance of produce in all the land of Egypt;
30. And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the abundance of produce shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
31. And the abundance of produce shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine after it, for it shall be very grievous.
32. And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the word is established by God, and God is hastening to do it.
33. And now let Pharaoh see a man intelligent and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint governors over the land, and take the fifth of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance of produce.
35. And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and heap up corn under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them guard it.
36. And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine that shall be in the land of Egypt; and the land shall not be cut off in the famine.
37. And the word was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
38. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Shall we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the spirit of God?
39. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God has caused thee to know all this, there is no one so intelligent and wise as thou.
40. Thou shalt be over my house, and upon thy mouth shall all my people kiss; only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
41. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
42. And Pharaoh took off his ring from upon his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put a necklace of gold upon his neck;
43. And he made him ride in the second chariot that he had; and they cried before him, Abrech; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.
44. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee 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 Asenath the daughter of Potiphera priest of On for a woman; and Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
46. And Joseph was a son of thirty years when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from before Pharaoh, and passed over into all the land of Egypt.
47. And the earth made gatherings in the seven years of abundance of produce.
48. And he gathered together all the food of the seven years that were in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities; the food of the field of the city, that which was round about it, put he in the midst thereof.
49. And Joseph heaped up corn as the sand of the sea, exceeding much, until he ceased to number, because 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 firstborn Manasseh; For God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
52. And the name of the second called he Ephraim; For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.
53. And the seven years of abundance of produce that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
54. And the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said; and there was famine in all the lands; and in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55. And all the land of Egypt was famished, and the people cried unto Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all Egypt, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
56. And the famine was over all the faces of the land; and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to Egypt; and the famine was strengthened in the land of Egypt.
57. And all the earth came into Egypt to buy, to Joseph; because the famine was strengthened in all the earth.