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Genesis 41


1  And it came to pass1961 at the end4480 7093 of two full years,8141 3117 that Pharaoh6547 dreamed:2492 and, behold,2009 he stood5975 by5921 the river.2975

2  And, behold,2009 there came up5927 out of4480 the river2975 seven7651 well3303 favored4758 kine6510 and fatfleshed;1277 1320 and they fed7462 in a meadow.260

3  And, behold,2009 seven7651 other312 kine6510 came up5927 after310 them out of4480 the river,2975 ill7451 favored4758 and leanfleshed;1851 1320 and stood5975 by681 the other kine6510 upon5921 the brink8193 of the river.2975

4  And the ill7451 favored4758 and leanfleshed1851 1320 kine6510 did eat up398 853 the seven7651 well3303 favored4758 and fat1277 kine.6510 So Pharaoh6547 awoke.3364

5  And he slept3462 and dreamed2492 the second time:8145 and, behold,2009 seven7651 ears of corn7641 came up5927 upon one259 stalk,7070 rank1277 and good.2896

6  And, behold,2009 seven7651 thin1851 ears7641 and blasted7710 with the east wind6921 sprung up6779 after310 them.

7  And the seven thin1851 ears7641 devoured1104 853 the seven7651 rank1277 and full4392 ears.7641 And Pharaoh6547 awoke,3364 and, behold,2009 it was a dream.2472

8  And it came to pass1961 in the morning1242 that his spirit7307 was troubled;6470 and he sent7971 and called for7121 853 all3605 the magicians2748 of Egypt,4714 and all3605 the wise men2450 thereof: and Pharaoh6547 told5608 them 853 his dream;2472 but there was none369 that could interpret6622 them unto Pharaoh.6547

9  Then spoke1696 the chief8269 butler4945 853 unto Pharaoh,6547 saying,559 I589 do remember2142 853 my faults2399 this day:3117

10  Pharaoh6547 was wroth7107 with5921 his servants,5650 and put5414 me in ward4929 in the captain8269 of the guard's2876 house,1004 both me and the chief8269 baker:644

11  And we dreamed2492 a dream2472 in one259 night,3915 I589 and he;1931 we dreamed2492 each man376 according to the interpretation6623 of his dream.2472

12  And there was there8033 with854 us a young man,5288 a Hebrew,5680 servant5650 to the captain8269 of the guard;2876 and we told5608 him, and he interpreted6622 to us 853 our dreams;2472 to each man376 according to his dream2472 he did interpret.6622

13  And it came to pass,1961 as834 he interpreted6622 to us, so3651 it was;1961 me he restored7725 unto5921 mine office,3653 and him he hanged.8518

14  Then Pharaoh6547 sent7971 and called7121 853 Joseph,3130 and they brought him hastily7323 out of4480 the dungeon:953 and he shaved1548 himself, and changed2498 his raiment,8071 and came in935 unto413 Pharaoh.6547

15  And Pharaoh6547 said559 unto413 Joseph,3130 I have dreamed2492 a dream,2472 and there is none369 that can interpret6622 it: and I589 have heard8085 say559 of5921 thee, that thou canst understand8085 a dream2472 to interpret6622 it.

16  And Joseph3130 answered6030 853 Pharaoh,6547 saying,559 It is not in1107 me: God430 shall give Pharaoh an answer6030 6547 of 853 peace.7965

17  And Pharaoh6547 said1696 unto413 Joseph,3130 In my dream,2472 behold,2009 I stood5975 upon5921 the bank8193 of the river:2975

18  And, behold,2009 there came up5927 out of4480 the river2975 seven7651 kine,6510 fatfleshed1277 1320 and well3303 favored;8389 and they fed7462 in a meadow:260

19  And, behold,2009 seven7651 other312 kine6510 came up5927 after310 them, poor1800 and very3966 ill7451 favored8389 and leanfleshed,7534 1320 such2007 as I never3808 saw7200 in all3605 the land776 of Egypt4714 for badness:7455

20  And the lean7534 and the ill favored7451 kine6510 did eat up398 853 the first7223 seven7651 fat1277 kine:6510

21  And when they had eaten them up,935 413 7130 it could not3808 be known3045 that3588 they had eaten935 413 7130 them; but they were still ill favored,4758 7451 as834 at the beginning.8462 So I awoke.3364

22  And I saw7200 in my dream,2472 and, behold,2009 seven7651 ears7641 came up5927 in one259 stalk,7070 full4392 and good:2896

23  And, behold,2009 seven7651 ears,7641 withered,6798 thin,1851 and blasted7710 with the east wind,6921 sprung up6779 after310 them:

24  And the thin1851 ears7641 devoured1104 853 the seven7651 good2896 ears:7641 and I told559 this unto413 the magicians;2748 but there was none369 that could declare5046 it to me.

25  And Joseph3130 said559 unto413 Pharaoh,6547 The dream2472 of Pharaoh6547 is one:259 God430 hath showed5046 Pharaoh6547 853 what834 he is about to do.6213

26  The seven7651 good2896 kine6510 are seven7651 years;8141 and the seven7651 good2896 ears7641 are seven7651 years:8141 the dream2472 is one.259

27  And the seven7651 thin7534 and ill favored7451 kine6510 that came up5927 after310 them are seven7651 years;8141 and the seven7651 empty7386 ears7641 blasted7710 with the east wind6921 shall be1961 seven7651 years8141 of famine.7458

28  This1931 is the thing1697 which834 I have spoken1696 unto413 Pharaoh:6547 What834 God430 is about to do6213 he showeth7200 853 unto Pharaoh.6547

29  Behold,2009 there come935 seven7651 years8141 of great1419 plenty7647 throughout all3605 the land776 of Egypt:4714

30  And there shall arise6965 after310 them seven7651 years8141 of famine;7458 and all3605 the plenty7647 shall be forgotten7911 in the land776 of Egypt;4714 and the famine7458 shall consume3615 853 the land;776

31  And the plenty7647 shall not3808 be known3045 in the land776 by reason of4480 6440 that1931 famine7458 following;310 3651 for3588 it1931 shall be very3966 grievous.3515

32  And for5921 that the dream2472 was doubled8138 unto413 Pharaoh6547 twice;6471 it is because3588 the thing1697 is established3559 by4480 5973 God,430 and God430 will shortly4116 bring it to pass.6213

33  Now6258 therefore let Pharaoh6547 look out7200 a man376 discreet995 and wise,2450 and set7896 him over5921 the land776 of Egypt.4714

34  Let Pharaoh6547 do6213 this, and let him appoint6485 officers6496 over5921 the land,776 and take up the fifth part2567 of 853 the land776 of Egypt4714 in the seven7651 plenteous7647 years.8141

35  And let them gather6908 853 all3605 the food400 of those428 good2896 years8141 that come,935 and lay up6651 corn1250 under8478 the hand3027 of Pharaoh,6547 and let them keep8104 food400 in the cities.5892

36  And that food400 shall be1961 for store6487 to the land776 against the seven7651 years8141 of famine,7458 which834 shall be1961 in the land776 of Egypt;4714 that the land776 perish3772 not3808 through the famine.7458

37  And the thing1697 was good3190 in the eyes5869 of Pharaoh,6547 and in the eyes5869 of all3605 his servants.5650

38  And Pharaoh6547 said559 unto413 his servants,5650 Can we find4672 such a one as this2088 is, a man376 in whom834 the Spirit7307 of God430 is?

39  And Pharaoh6547 said559 unto413 Joseph,3130 Forasmuch310 as God430 hath showed3045 thee 853 all3605 this,2063 there is none369 so discreet995 and wise2450 as thou3644 art:

40  Thou859 shalt be1961 over5921 my house,1004 and according unto5921 thy word6310 shall all3605 my people5971 be ruled:5401 only7535 in the throne3678 will I be greater1431 than4480 thou.

41  And Pharaoh6547 said559 unto413 Joseph,3130 See,7200 I have set5414 thee over5921 all3605 the land776 of Egypt.4714

42  And Pharaoh6547 took off5493 853 his ring2885 from4480 5921 his hand,3027 and put5414 it upon5921 Joseph's3130 hand,3027 and arrayed3847 him in vestures899 of fine linen,8336 and put7760 a gold2091 chain7242 about5921 his neck;6677

43  And he made him to ride7392 in the second4932 chariot4818 which834 he had; and they cried7121 before6440 him, Bow the knee:86 and he made5414 him ruler over5921 all3605 the land776 of Egypt.4714

44  And Pharaoh6547 said559 unto413 Joseph,3130 I589 am Pharaoh,6547 and without1107 thee shall no3808 man376 lift up7311 853 his hand3027 or foot7272 in all3605 the land776 of Egypt.4714

45  And Pharaoh6547 called7121 Joseph's3130 name8034 Zaphnath-paaneah;6847 and he gave5414 him to wife802 853 Asenath621 the daughter1323 of Poti-pherah6319 priest3548 of On.204 And Joseph3130 went out3318 over5921 all the land776 of Egypt.4714

46  And Joseph3130 was thirty7970 years8141 old1121 when he stood5975 before6440 Pharaoh6547 king4428 of Egypt.4714 And Joseph3130 went out3318 from the presence4480 6440 of Pharaoh,6547 and went5674 throughout all3605 the land776 of Egypt.4714

47  And in the seven7651 plenteous7647 years8141 the earth776 brought forth6213 by handfuls.7062

48  And he gathered up6908 853 all3605 the food400 of the seven7651 years,8141 which834 were1961 in the land776 of Egypt,4714 and laid up5414 the food400 in the cities:5892 the food400 of the field,7704 which834 was round about5439 every city,5892 laid he up5414 in the same.8432

49  And Joseph3130 gathered6651 corn1250 as the sand2344 of the sea,3220 very3966 much,7235 until5704 he left2308 numbering;5608 for3588 it was without369 number.4557

50  And unto Joseph3130 were born3205 two8147 sons1121 before2962 the years8141 of famine7458 came,935 which834 Asenath621 the daughter1323 of Poti-pherah6319 priest3548 of On204 bore3205 unto him.

51  And Joseph3130 called7121 853 the name8034 of the firstborn1060 Manasseh:4519 For3588 God,430 said he, hath made me forget5382 853 all3605 my toil,5999 and all3605 my father's1 house.1004

52  And the name8034 of the second8145 called7121 he Ephraim:669 For3588 God430 hath caused me to be fruitful6509 in the land776 of my affliction.6040

53  And the seven7651 years8141 of plenteousness,7647 that834 was1961 in the land776 of Egypt,4714 were ended.3615

54  And the seven7651 years8141 of dearth7458 began2490 to come,935 according as834 Joseph3130 had said:559 and the dearth7458 was1961 in all3605 lands;776 but in all3605 the land776 of Egypt4714 there was1961 bread.3899

55  And when all3605 the land776 of Egypt4714 was famished,7456 the people5971 cried6817 to413 Pharaoh6547 for bread:3899 and Pharaoh6547 said559 unto all3605 the Egyptians,4714 Go1980 unto413 Joseph;3130 what834 he saith559 to you, do.6213

56  And the famine7458 was1961 over5921 all3605 the face6440 of the earth:776 And Joseph3130 opened6605 853 all3605 the storehouses,834 and sold7666 unto the Egyptians;4714 and the famine7458 waxed sore2388 in the land776 of Egypt.4714

57  And all3605 countries776 came935 into Egypt4714 to413 Joseph3130 for to buy7666 corn; because3588 that the famine7458 was so sore2388 in all3605 lands.776


1 ἐγένετο δὲ μετὰ δύο ἔτη ἡμερῶν Φαραω εἶδεν ἐνύπνιον ᾤετο ἑστάναι ἐπὶ τοῦ ποταμοῦ

2 καὶ ἰδοὺ ὥσπερ ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀνέβαινον ἑπτὰ βόες καλαὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ ἐκλεκταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν καὶ ἐβόσκοντο ἐν τῷ ἄχει

3 ἄλλαι δὲ ἑπτὰ βόες ἀνέβαινον μετὰ ταύτας ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ αἰσχραὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν καὶ ἐνέμοντο παρὰ τὰς βόας παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τοῦ ποταμοῦ

4 καὶ κατέφαγον αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ αἰσχραὶ καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν τὰς ἑπτὰ βόας τὰς καλὰς τῷ εἴδει καὶ τὰς ἐκλεκτάς ἠγέρθη δὲ Φαραω

5 καὶ ἐνυπνιάσθη τὸ δεύτερον καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ στάχυες ἀνέβαινον ἐν πυθμένι ἑνὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ καλοί

6 ἄλλοι δὲ ἑπτὰ στάχυες λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἀνεφύοντο μετ᾽ αὐτούς

7 καὶ κατέπιον οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι τοὺς ἑπτὰ στάχυας τοὺς ἐκλεκτοὺς καὶ τοὺς πλήρεις ἠγέρθη δὲ Φαραω καὶ ἦν ἐνύπνιον

8 ἐγένετο δὲ πρωὶ καὶ ἐταράχθη ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀποστείλας ἐκάλεσεν πάντας τοὺς ἐξηγητὰς Αἰγύπτου καὶ πάντας τοὺς σοφοὺς αὐτῆς καὶ διηγήσατο αὐτοῖς Φαραω τὸ ἐνύπνιον καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀπαγγέλλων αὐτὸ τῷ Φαραω

9 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ὁ ἀρχιοινοχόος πρὸς Φαραω λέγων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν μου ἀναμιμνῄσκω σήμερον

10 Φαραω ὠργίσθη τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθετο ἡμᾶς ἐν φυλακῇ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ ἀρχιμαγείρου ἐμέ τε καὶ τὸν ἀρχισιτοποιόν

11 καὶ εἴδομεν ἐνύπνιον ἐν νυκτὶ μιᾷ ἐγώ τε καὶ αὐτός ἕκαστος κατὰ τὸ αὑτοῦ ἐνύπνιον εἴδομεν

12 ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ μεθ᾽ ἡμῶν νεανίσκος παῖς Εβραῖος τοῦ ἀρχιμαγείρου καὶ διηγησάμεθα αὐτῷ καὶ συνέκρινεν ἡμῖν

13 ἐγενήθη δὲ καθὼς συνέκρινεν ἡμῖν οὕτως καὶ συνέβη ἐμέ τε ἀποκατασταθῆναι ἐπὶ τὴν ἀρχήν μου ἐκεῖνον δὲ κρεμασθῆναι

14 ἀποστείλας δὲ Φαραω ἐκάλεσεν τὸν Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐξήγαγον αὐτὸν ἐκ τοῦ ὀχυρώματος καὶ ἐξύρησαν αὐτὸν καὶ ἤλλαξαν τὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἦλθεν πρὸς Φαραω

15 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἐνύπνιον ἑώρακα καὶ ὁ συγκρίνων οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτό ἐγὼ δὲ ἀκήκοα περὶ σοῦ λεγόντων ἀκούσαντά σε ἐνύπνια συγκρῖναι αὐτά

16 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ Ιωσηφ τῷ Φαραω εἶπεν ἄνευ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ἀποκριθήσεται τὸ σωτήριον Φαραω

17 ἐλάλησεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ λέγων ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου ᾤμην ἑστάναι παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τοῦ ποταμοῦ

18 καὶ ὥσπερ ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἀνέβαινον ἑπτὰ βόες καλαὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ ἐκλεκταὶ ταῖς σαρξὶν καὶ ἐνέμοντο ἐν τῷ ἄχει

19 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ βόες ἕτεραι ἀνέβαινον ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἐκ τοῦ ποταμοῦ πονηραὶ καὶ αἰσχραὶ τῷ εἴδει καὶ λεπταὶ ταῖς σαρξίν οἵας οὐκ εἶδον τοιαύτας ἐν ὅλῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ αἰσχροτέρας

20 καὶ κατέφαγον αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ αἰσχραὶ καὶ λεπταὶ τὰς ἑπτὰ βόας τὰς πρώτας τὰς καλὰς καὶ ἐκλεκτάς

21 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὰς κοιλίας αὐτῶν καὶ οὐ διάδηλοι ἐγένοντο ὅτι εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὰς κοιλίας αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ ὄψεις αὐτῶν αἰσχραὶ καθὰ καὶ τὴν ἀρχήν ἐξεγερθεὶς δὲ ἐκοιμήθην

22 καὶ εἶδον πάλιν ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου καὶ ὥσπερ ἑπτὰ στάχυες ἀνέβαινον ἐν πυθμένι ἑνὶ πλήρεις καὶ καλοί

23 ἄλλοι δὲ ἑπτὰ στάχυες λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἀνεφύοντο ἐχόμενοι αὐτῶν

24 καὶ κατέπιον οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι τοὺς ἑπτὰ στάχυας τοὺς καλοὺς καὶ τοὺς πλήρεις εἶπα οὖν τοῖς ἐξηγηταῖς καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀπαγγέλλων μοι

25 καὶ εἶπεν Ιωσηφ τῷ Φαραω τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραω ἕν ἐστιν ὅσα ὁ θεὸς ποιεῖ ἔδειξεν τῷ Φαραω

26 αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ καλαὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστίν καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ καλοὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστίν τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραω ἕν ἐστιν

27 καὶ αἱ ἑπτὰ βόες αἱ λεπταὶ αἱ ἀναβαίνουσαι ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐστίν καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ στάχυες οἱ λεπτοὶ καὶ ἀνεμόφθοροι ἔσονται ἑπτὰ ἔτη λιμοῦ

28 τὸ δὲ ῥῆμα ὃ εἴρηκα Φαραω ὅσα ὁ θεὸς ποιεῖ ἔδειξεν τῷ Φαραω

29 ἰδοὺ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἔρχεται εὐθηνία πολλὴ ἐν πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ

30 ἥξει δὲ ἑπτὰ ἔτη λιμοῦ μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἐπιλήσονται τῆς πλησμονῆς ἐν ὅλῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ καὶ ἀναλώσει ὁ λιμὸς τὴν γῆν

31 καὶ οὐκ ἐπιγνωσθήσεται ἡ εὐθηνία ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἀπὸ τοῦ λιμοῦ τοῦ ἐσομένου μετὰ ταῦτα ἰσχυρὸς γὰρ ἔσται σφόδρα

32 περὶ δὲ τοῦ δευτερῶσαι τὸ ἐνύπνιον Φαραω δίς ὅτι ἀληθὲς ἔσται τὸ ῥῆμα τὸ παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ταχυνεῖ ὁ θεὸς τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτό

33 νῦν οὖν σκέψαι ἄνθρωπον φρόνιμον καὶ συνετὸν καὶ κατάστησον αὐτὸν ἐπὶ γῆς Αἰγύπτου

34 καὶ ποιησάτω Φαραω καὶ καταστησάτω τοπάρχας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἀποπεμπτωσάτωσαν πάντα τὰ γενήματα τῆς γῆς Αἰγύπτου τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν τῆς εὐθηνίας

35 καὶ συναγαγέτωσαν πάντα τὰ βρώματα τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν τῶν ἐρχομένων τῶν καλῶν τούτων καὶ συναχθήτω ὁ σῖτος ὑπὸ χεῖρα Φαραω βρώματα ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν φυλαχθήτω

36 καὶ ἔσται τὰ βρώματα πεφυλαγμένα τῇ γῇ εἰς τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ ἃ ἔσονται ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ καὶ οὐκ ἐκτριβήσεται ἡ γῆ ἐν τῷ λιμῷ

37 ἤρεσεν δὲ τὰ ῥήματα ἐναντίον Φαραω καὶ ἐναντίον πάντων τῶν παίδων αὐτοῦ

38 καὶ εἶπεν Φαραω πᾶσιν τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ μὴ εὑρήσομεν ἄνθρωπον τοιοῦτον ὃς ἔχει πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ

39 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἐπειδὴ ἔδειξεν ὁ θεός σοι πάντα ταῦτα οὐκ ἔστιν ἄνθρωπος φρονιμώτερος καὶ συνετώτερός σου

40 σὺ ἔσῃ ἐπὶ τῷ οἴκῳ μου καὶ ἐπὶ τῷ στόματί σου ὑπακούσεται πᾶς ὁ λαός μου πλὴν τὸν θρόνον ὑπερέξω σου ἐγώ

41 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἰδοὺ καθίστημί σε σήμερον ἐπὶ πάσης γῆς Αἰγύπτου

42 καὶ περιελόμενος Φαραω τὸν δακτύλιον ἀπὸ τῆς χειρὸς αὐτοῦ περιέθηκεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὴν χεῖρα Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐνέδυσεν αὐτὸν στολὴν βυσσίνην καὶ περιέθηκεν κλοιὸν χρυσοῦν περὶ τὸν τράχηλον αὐτοῦ

43 καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἅρμα τὸ δεύτερον τῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκήρυξεν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ κῆρυξ καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτὸν ἐφ᾽ ὅλης γῆς Αἰγύπτου

44 εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω τῷ Ιωσηφ ἐγὼ Φαραω ἄνευ σοῦ οὐκ ἐξαρεῖ οὐθεὶς τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτου

45 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν Φαραω τὸ ὄνομα Ιωσηφ Ψονθομφανηχ καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ τὴν Ασεννεθ θυγατέρα Πετεφρη ἱερέως Ἡλίου πόλεως αὐτῷ γυναῖκα

46 Ιωσηφ δὲ ἦν ἐτῶν τριάκοντα ὅτε ἔστη ἐναντίον Φαραω βασιλέως Αἰγύπτου ἐξῆλθεν δὲ Ιωσηφ ἐκ προσώπου Φαραω καὶ διῆλθεν πᾶσαν γῆν Αἰγύπτου

47 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἡ γῆ ἐν τοῖς ἑπτὰ ἔτεσιν τῆς εὐθηνίας δράγματα

48 καὶ συνήγαγεν πάντα τὰ βρώματα τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν ἐν οἷς ἦν ἡ εὐθηνία ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἔθηκεν τὰ βρώματα ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν βρώματα τῶν πεδίων τῆς πόλεως τῶν κύκλῳ αὐτῆς ἔθηκεν ἐν αὐτῇ

49 καὶ συνήγαγεν Ιωσηφ σῖτον ὡσεὶ τὴν ἄμμον τῆς θαλάσσης πολὺν σφόδρα ἕως οὐκ ἠδύναντο ἀριθμῆσαι οὐ γὰρ ἦν ἀριθμός

50 τῷ δὲ Ιωσηφ ἐγένοντο υἱοὶ δύο πρὸ τοῦ ἐλθεῖν τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ οὓς ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ Ασεννεθ θυγάτηρ Πετεφρη ἱερέως Ἡλίου πόλεως

51 ἐκάλεσεν δὲ Ιωσηφ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ πρωτοτόκου Μανασση ὅτι ἐπιλαθέσθαι με ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς πάντων τῶν πόνων μου καὶ πάντων τῶν τοῦ πατρός μου

52 τὸ δὲ ὄνομα τοῦ δευτέρου ἐκάλεσεν Εφραιμ ὅτι ηὔξησέν με ὁ θεὸς ἐν γῇ ταπεινώσεώς μου

53 παρῆλθον δὲ τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τῆς εὐθηνίας ἃ ἐγένοντο ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ

54 καὶ ἤρξαντο τὰ ἑπτὰ ἔτη τοῦ λιμοῦ ἔρχεσθαι καθὰ εἶπεν Ιωσηφ καὶ ἐγένετο λιμὸς ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ ἐν δὲ πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτου ἦσαν ἄρτοι

55 καὶ ἐπείνασεν πᾶσα ἡ γῆ Αἰγύπτου ἐκέκραξεν δὲ ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Φαραω περὶ ἄρτων εἶπεν δὲ Φαραω πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις πορεύεσθε πρὸς Ιωσηφ καὶ ὃ ἐὰν εἴπῃ ὑμῖν ποιήσατε

56 καὶ ὁ λιμὸς ἦν ἐπὶ προσώπου πάσης τῆς γῆς ἀνέῳξεν δὲ Ιωσηφ πάντας τοὺς σιτοβολῶνας καὶ ἐπώλει πᾶσι τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις

57 καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ χῶραι ἦλθον εἰς Αἴγυπτον ἀγοράζειν πρὸς Ιωσηφ ἐπεκράτησεν γὰρ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ


‎1 ‏וַיְהִ֕י מִקֵּ֖ץ שְׁנָתַ֣יִם יָמִ֑ים וּפַרְעֹ֣ה חֹלֵ֔ם וְהִנֵּ֖ה עֹמֵ֥ד עַל־הַיְאֹֽר׃

‎2 ‏וְהִנֵּ֣ה מִן־הַיְאֹ֗ר עֹלֹת֙ שֶׁ֣בַע פָּר֔וֹת יְפ֥וֹת מַרְאֶ֖ה וּבְרִיאֹ֣ת בָּשָׂ֑ר וַתִּרְעֶ֖ינָה בָּאָֽחוּ׃

‎3 ‏וְהִנֵּ֞ה שֶׁ֧בַע פָּר֣וֹת אֲחֵר֗וֹת עֹל֤וֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶן֙ מִן־הַיְאֹ֔ר רָע֥וֹת מַרְאֶ֖ה וְדַקּ֣וֹת בָּשָׂ֑ר וַֽתַּעֲמֹ֛דְנָה אֵ֥צֶל הַפָּר֖וֹת עַל־שְׂפַ֥ת הַיְאֹֽר׃

‎4 ‏וַתֹּאכַ֣לְנָה הַפָּר֗וֹת רָע֤וֹת הַמַּרְאֶה֙ וְדַקֹּ֣ת הַבָּשָׂ֔ר אֵ֚ת שֶׁ֣בַע הַפָּר֔וֹת יְפֹ֥ת הַמַּרְאֶ֖ה וְהַבְּרִיאֹ֑ת וַיִּיקַ֖ץ פַּרְעֹֽה׃

‎5 ‏וַיִּישָׁ֕ן וַֽיַּחֲלֹ֖ם שֵׁנִ֑ית וְהִנֵּ֣ה׀ שֶׁ֣בַע שִׁבֳּלִ֗ים עֹל֛וֹת בְּקָנֶ֥ה אֶחָ֖ד בְּרִיא֥וֹת וְטֹבֽוֹת׃

‎6 ‏וְהִנֵּה֙ שֶׁ֣בַע שִׁבֳּלִ֔ים דַּקּ֖וֹת וּשְׁדוּפֹ֣ת קָדִ֑ים צֹמְח֖וֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶֽן׃

‎7 ‏וַתִּבְלַ֙עְנָה֙ הַשִּׁבֳּלִ֣ים הַדַּקּ֔וֹת אֵ֚ת שֶׁ֣בַע הַֽשִּׁבֳּלִ֔ים הַבְּרִיא֖וֹת וְהַמְּלֵא֑וֹת וַיִּיקַ֥ץ פַּרְעֹ֖ה וְהִנֵּ֥ה חֲלֽוֹם׃

‎8 ‏וַיְהִ֤י בַבֹּ֙קֶר֙ וַתִּפָּ֣עֶם רוּח֔וֹ וַיִּשְׁלַ֗ח וַיִּקְרָ֛א אֶת־כָּל־חַרְטֻמֵּ֥י מִצְרַ֖יִם וְאֶת־כָּל־חֲכָמֶ֑יהָ וַיְסַפֵּ֨ר פַּרְעֹ֤ה לָהֶם֙ אֶת־חֲלֹמ֔וֹ וְאֵין־פּוֹתֵ֥ר אוֹתָ֖ם לְפַרְעֹֽה׃

‎9 ‏וַיְדַבֵּר֙ שַׂ֣ר הַמַּשְׁקִ֔ים אֶת־פַּרְעֹ֖ה לֵאמֹ֑ר אֶת־חֲטָאַ֕י אֲנִ֖י מַזְכִּ֥יר הַיּֽוֹם׃

‎10 ‏פַּרְעֹ֖ה קָצַ֣ף עַל־עֲבָדָ֑יו וַיִּתֵּ֨ן אֹתִ֜י בְּמִשְׁמַ֗ר בֵּ֚ית שַׂ֣ר הַטַּבָּחִ֔ים אֹתִ֕י וְאֵ֖ת שַׂ֥ר הָאֹפִֽים׃

‎11 ‏וַנַּֽחַלְמָ֥ה חֲל֛וֹם בְּלַ֥יְלָה אֶחָ֖ד אֲנִ֣י וָה֑וּא אִ֛ישׁ כְּפִתְר֥וֹן חֲלֹמ֖וֹ חָלָֽמְנוּ׃

‎12 ‏וְשָׁ֨ם אִתָּ֜נוּ נַ֣עַר עִבְרִ֗י עֶ֚בֶד לְשַׂ֣ר הַטַּבָּחִ֔ים וַנְּ֨סַפֶּר־ל֔וֹ1 וַיִּפְתָּר־לָ֖נוּ אֶת־חֲלֹמֹתֵ֑ינוּ אִ֥ישׁ כַּחֲלֹמ֖וֹ פָּתָֽר׃

‎13 ‏וַיְהִ֛י כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר פָּֽתַר־לָ֖נוּ כֵּ֣ן הָיָ֑ה אֹתִ֛י הֵשִׁ֥יב עַל־כַּנִּ֖י וְאֹת֥וֹ תָלָֽה׃

‎14 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח פַּרְעֹה֙ וַיִּקְרָ֣א אֶת־יוֹסֵ֔ף וַיְרִיצֻ֖הוּ מִן־הַבּ֑וֹר וַיְגַלַּח֙ וַיְחַלֵּ֣ף שִׂמְלֹתָ֔יו וַיָּבֹ֖א אֶל־פַּרְעֹֽה׃

‎15 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר פַּרְעֹה֙ אֶל־יוֹסֵ֔ף חֲל֣וֹם חָלַ֔מְתִּי וּפֹתֵ֖ר אֵ֣ין אֹת֑וֹ וַאֲנִ֗י שָׁמַ֤עְתִּי עָלֶ֙יךָ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר תִּשְׁמַ֥ע חֲל֖וֹם לִפְתֹּ֥ר אֹתֽוֹ׃

‎16 ‏וַיַּ֨עַן יוֹסֵ֧ף אֶת־פַּרְעֹ֛ה לֵאמֹ֖ר בִּלְעָדָ֑י אֱלֹהִ֕ים יַעֲנֶ֖ה אֶת־שְׁל֥וֹם פַּרְעֹֽה׃

‎17 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר פַּרְעֹ֖ה אֶל־יוֹסֵ֑ף בַּחֲלֹמִ֕י הִנְנִ֥י עֹמֵ֖ד עַל־שְׂפַ֥ת הַיְאֹֽר׃

‎18 ‏וְהִנֵּ֣ה מִן־הַיְאֹ֗ר עֹלֹת֙ שֶׁ֣בַע פָּר֔וֹת בְּרִיא֥וֹת בָּשָׂ֖ר וִיפֹ֣ת תֹּ֑אַר וַתִּרְעֶ֖ינָה בָּאָֽחוּ׃

‎19 ‏וְהִנֵּ֞ה שֶֽׁבַע־פָּר֤וֹת אֲחֵרוֹת֙ עֹל֣וֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶ֔ן דַּלּ֨וֹת וְרָע֥וֹת תֹּ֛אַר מְאֹ֖ד וְרַקּ֣וֹת בָּשָׂ֑ר לֹֽא־רָאִ֧יתִי כָהֵ֛נָּה בְּכָל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם לָרֹֽעַ׃

‎20 ‏וַתֹּאכַ֙לְנָה֙ הַפָּר֔וֹת הָרַקּ֖וֹת וְהָרָע֑וֹת אֵ֣ת שֶׁ֧בַע הַפָּר֛וֹת הָרִאשֹׁנ֖וֹת הַבְּרִיאֹֽת׃

‎21 ‏וַתָּבֹ֣אנָה אֶל־קִרְבֶּ֗נָה וְלֹ֤א נוֹדַע֙ כִּי־בָ֣אוּ אֶל־קִרְבֶּ֔נָה וּמַרְאֵיהֶ֣ן רַ֔ע כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר בַּתְּחִלָּ֑ה וָאִיקָֽץ׃

‎22 ‏וָאֵ֖רֶא בַּחֲלֹמִ֑י וְהִנֵּ֣ה׀ שֶׁ֣בַע שִׁבֳּלִ֗ים עֹלֹ֛ת בְּקָנֶ֥ה אֶחָ֖ד מְלֵאֹ֥ת וְטֹבֽוֹת׃

‎23 ‏וְהִנֵּה֙ שֶׁ֣בַע שִׁבֳּלִ֔ים צְנֻמ֥וֹת דַּקּ֖וֹת שְׁדֻפ֣וֹת קָדִ֑ים צֹמְח֖וֹת אַחֲרֵיהֶֽם׃

‎24 ‏וַתִּבְלַ֙עְןָ֙ הָשִׁבֳּלִ֣ים1 הַדַּקֹּ֔ת אֵ֛ת שֶׁ֥בַע הַֽשִׁבֳּלִ֖ים הַטֹּב֑וֹת וָֽאֹמַר֙ אֶל־הַֽחַרְטֻמִּ֔ים וְאֵ֥ין מַגִּ֖יד לִֽי׃

‎25 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יוֹסֵף֙ אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֔ה חֲל֥וֹם פַּרְעֹ֖ה אֶחָ֣ד ה֑וּא אֵ֣ת אֲשֶׁ֧ר הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים עֹשֶׂ֖ה הִגִּ֥יד לְפַרְעֹֽה׃

‎26 ‏שֶׁ֧בַע פָּרֹ֣ת הַטֹּבֹ֗ת שֶׁ֤בַע שָׁנִים֙ הֵ֔נָּה וְשֶׁ֤בַע הַֽשִּׁבֳּלִים֙3 הַטֹּבֹ֔ת שֶׁ֥בַע שָׁנִ֖ים הֵ֑נָּה חֲל֖וֹם אֶחָ֥ד הֽוּא׃

‎27 ‏וְשֶׁ֣בַע הַ֠פָּרוֹת הָֽרַקּ֨וֹת וְהָרָעֹ֜ת הָעֹלֹ֣ת אַחֲרֵיהֶ֗ן שֶׁ֤בַע שָׁנִים֙ הֵ֔נָּה וְשֶׁ֤בַע הַֽשִׁבֳּלִים֙ הָרֵק֔וֹת שְׁדֻפ֖וֹת הַקָּדִ֑ים יִהְי֕וּ שֶׁ֖בַע שְׁנֵ֥י רָעָֽב׃

‎28 ‏ה֣וּא הַדָּבָ֔ר אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבַּ֖רְתִּי אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֧ר הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים עֹשֶׂ֖ה הֶרְאָ֥ה אֶת־פַּרְעֹֽה׃

‎29 ‏הִנֵּ֛ה שֶׁ֥בַע שָׁנִ֖ים בָּא֑וֹת שָׂבָ֥ע גָּד֖וֹל בְּכָל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎30 ‏וְ֠קָמוּ שֶׁ֨בַע שְׁנֵ֤י רָעָב֙ אַחֲרֵיהֶ֔ן וְנִשְׁכַּ֥ח כָּל־הַשָּׂבָ֖ע בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם וְכִלָּ֥ה הָרָעָ֖ב אֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

‎31 ‏וְלֹֽא־יִוָּדַ֤ע הַשָּׂבָע֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ מִפְּנֵ֛י הָרָעָ֥ב הַה֖וּא אַחֲרֵי־כֵ֑ן כִּֽי־כָבֵ֥ד ה֖וּא מְאֹֽד׃

‎32 ‏וְעַ֨ל הִשָּׁנ֧וֹת הַחֲל֛וֹם אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֖ה פַּעֲמָ֑יִם כִּֽי־נָכ֤וֹן הַדָּבָר֙ מֵעִ֣ם הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים וּמְמַהֵ֥ר הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים לַעֲשֹׂתֽוֹ׃

‎33 ‏וְעַתָּה֙ יֵרֶ֣א פַרְעֹ֔ה אִ֖ישׁ נָב֣וֹן וְחָכָ֑ם וִישִׁיתֵ֖הוּ עַל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎34 ‏יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה פַרְעֹ֔ה וְיַפְקֵ֥ד פְּקִדִ֖ים עַל־הָאָ֑רֶץ וְחִמֵּשׁ֙ אֶת־אֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם בְּשֶׁ֖בַע שְׁנֵ֥י הַשָּׂבָֽע׃

‎35 ‏וְיִקְבְּצ֗וּ אֶת־כָּל־אֹ֙כֶל֙ הַשָּׁנִ֣ים הַטֹּבֹ֔ת הַבָּאֹ֖ת הָאֵ֑לֶּה וְיִצְבְּרוּ־בָ֞ר תַּ֧חַת יַד־פַּרְעֹ֛ה אֹ֥כֶל בֶּעָרִ֖ים וְשָׁמָֽרוּ׃

‎36 ‏וְהָיָ֨ה הָאֹ֤כֶל לְפִקָּדוֹן֙ לָאָ֔רֶץ לְשֶׁ֙בַע֙ שְׁנֵ֣י הָרָעָ֔ב אֲשֶׁ֥ר תִּהְיֶ֖יןָ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם וְלֹֽא־תִכָּרֵ֥ת הָאָ֖רֶץ בָּרָעָֽב׃

‎37 ‏וַיִּיטַ֥ב הַדָּבָ֖ר בְּעֵינֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֑ה וּבְעֵינֵ֖י כָּל־עֲבָדָֽיו׃

‎38 ‏וַיֹּ֥אמֶר פַּרְעֹ֖ה אֶל־עֲבָדָ֑יו הֲנִמְצָ֣א כָזֶ֔ה אִ֕ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֛ר ר֥וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֖ים בּֽוֹ׃

‎39 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר פַּרְעֹה֙ אֶל־יוֹסֵ֔ף אַחֲרֵ֨י הוֹדִ֧יעַ אֱלֹהִ֛ים אוֹתְךָ֖ אֶת־כָּל־זֹ֑את אֵין־נָב֥וֹן וְחָכָ֖ם כָּמֽוֹךָ׃

‎40 ‏אַתָּה֙ תִּהְיֶ֣ה עַל־בֵּיתִ֔י וְעַל־פִּ֖יךָ יִשַּׁ֣ק כָּל־עַמִּ֑י רַ֥ק הַכִּסֵּ֖א אֶגְדַּ֥ל מִמֶּֽךָּ׃

‎41 ‏וַיֹּ֥אמֶר פַּרְעֹ֖ה אֶל־יוֹסֵ֑ף רְאֵה֙ נָתַ֣תִּי אֹֽתְךָ֔ עַ֖ל כָּל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎42 ‏וַיָּ֨סַר פַּרְעֹ֤ה אֶת־טַבַּעְתּוֹ֙ מֵעַ֣ל יָד֔וֹ וַיִּתֵּ֥ן אֹתָ֖הּ עַל־יַ֣ד יוֹסֵ֑ף וַיַּלְבֵּ֤שׁ אֹתוֹ֙ בִּגְדֵי־שֵׁ֔שׁ וַיָּ֛שֶׂם רְבִ֥ד הַזָּהָ֖ב עַל־צַוָּארֽוֹ׃

‎43 ‏וַיַּרְכֵּ֣ב אֹת֗וֹ בְּמִרְכֶּ֤בֶת הַמִּשְׁנֶה֙ אֲשֶׁר־ל֔וֹ וַיִּקְרְא֥וּ לְפָנָ֖יו אַבְרֵ֑ךְ וְנָת֣וֹן אֹת֔וֹ עַ֖ל כָּל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎44 ‏וַיֹּ֧אמֶר פַּרְעֹ֛ה אֶל־יוֹסֵ֖ף אֲנִ֣י פַרְעֹ֑ה וּבִלְעָדֶ֗יךָ לֹֽא־יָרִ֨ים אִ֧ישׁ אֶת־יָד֛וֹ וְאֶת־רַגְל֖וֹ בְּכָל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎45 ‏וַיִּקְרָ֨א פַרְעֹ֣ה שֵׁם־יוֹסֵף֮ צָֽפְנַ֣ת פַּעְנֵחַ֒ וַיִּתֶּן־ל֣וֹ אֶת־אָֽסְנַ֗ת בַּת־פּ֥וֹטִי פֶ֛רַע כֹּהֵ֥ן אֹ֖ן לְאִשָּׁ֑ה וַיֵּצֵ֥א יוֹסֵ֖ף עַל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎46 ‏וְיוֹסֵף֙ בֶּן־שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה בְּעָמְד֕וֹ לִפְנֵ֖י פַּרְעֹ֣ה מֶֽלֶךְ־מִצְרָ֑יִם וַיֵּצֵ֤א יוֹסֵף֙ מִלִּפְנֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֔ה וַֽיַּעְבֹ֖ר1 בְּכָל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎47 ‏וַתַּ֣עַשׂ הָאָ֔רֶץ בְּשֶׁ֖בַע שְׁנֵ֣י הַשָּׂבָ֑ע לִקְמָצִֽים׃

‎48 ‏וַיִּקְבֹּ֞ץ אֶת־כָּל־אֹ֣כֶל׀ שֶׁ֣בַע שָׁנִ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֤ר הָיוּ֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם וַיִּתֶּן־אֹ֖כֶל בֶּעָרִ֑ים אֹ֧כֶל שְׂדֵה־הָעִ֛יר אֲשֶׁ֥ר סְבִיבֹתֶ֖יהָ נָתַ֥ן בְּתוֹכָֽהּ׃

‎49 ‏וַיִּצְבֹּ֨ר יוֹסֵ֥ף בָּ֛ר כְּח֥וֹל הַיָּ֖ם הַרְבֵּ֣ה מְאֹ֑ד עַ֛ד כִּי־חָדַ֥ל לִסְפֹּ֖ר כִּי־אֵ֥ין מִסְפָּֽר׃

‎50 ‏וּלְיוֹסֵ֤ף יֻלַּד֙ שְׁנֵ֣י בָנִ֔ים בְּטֶ֥רֶם תָּב֖וֹא שְׁנַ֣ת הָרָעָ֑ב אֲשֶׁ֤ר יָֽלְדָה־לּוֹ֙ אָֽסְנַ֔ת בַּת־פּ֥וֹטִי פֶ֖רַע כֹּהֵ֥ן אֽוֹן׃

‎51 ‏וַיִּקְרָ֥א יוֹסֵ֛ף אֶת־שֵׁ֥ם הַבְּכ֖וֹר מְנַשֶּׁ֑ה כִּֽי־נַשַּׁ֤נִי אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶת־כָּל־עֲמָלִ֔י וְאֵ֖ת כָּל־בֵּ֥ית אָבִֽי׃

‎52 ‏וְאֵ֛ת שֵׁ֥ם הַשֵּׁנִ֖י קָרָ֣א אֶפְרָ֑יִם כִּֽי־הִפְרַ֥נִי אֱלֹהִ֖ים בְּאֶ֥רֶץ עָנְיִֽי׃

‎53 ‏וַתִּכְלֶ֕ינָה שֶׁ֖בַע שְׁנֵ֣י הַשָּׂבָ֑ע אֲשֶׁ֥ר הָיָ֖ה בְּאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎54 ‏וַתְּחִלֶּ֜ינָה שֶׁ֣בַע שְׁנֵ֤י הָרָעָב֙ לָב֔וֹא כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר אָמַ֣ר יוֹסֵ֑ף וַיְהִ֤י רָעָב֙ בְּכָל־הָ֣אֲרָצ֔וֹת וּבְכָל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם הָ֥יָה לָֽחֶם׃

‎55 ‏וַתִּרְעַב֙ כָּל־אֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם וַיִּצְעַ֥ק הָעָ֛ם אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֖ה לַלָּ֑חֶם וַיֹּ֨אמֶר פַּרְעֹ֤ה לְכָל־מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ לְכ֣וּ אֶל־יוֹסֵ֔ף אֲשֶׁר־יֹאמַ֥ר לָכֶ֖ם תַּעֲשֽׂוּ׃

‎56 ‏וְהָרָעָ֣ב הָיָ֔ה עַ֖ל כָּל־פְּנֵ֣י הָאָ֑רֶץ וַיִּפְתַּ֨ח יוֹסֵ֜ף אֶֽת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֤ר בָּהֶם֙ וַיִּשְׁבֹּ֣ר לְמִצְרַ֔יִם וַיֶּחֱזַ֥ק הָֽרָעָ֖ב בְּאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎57 ‏וְכָל־הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ בָּ֣אוּ מִצְרַ֔יְמָה לִשְׁבֹּ֖ר אֶל־יוֹסֵ֑ף כִּֽי־חָזַ֥ק הָרָעָ֖ב בְּכָל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃


1 Post duos annos vidit Pharao somnium. Putabat se stare super fluvium,

2 de quo ascendebant septem boves, pulchræ et crassæ nimis: et pascebantur in locis palustribus.

3 Aliæ quoque septem emergebant de flumine, fœdæ confectæque macie: et pascebantur in ipsa amnis ripa in locis virentibus:

4 devoraveruntque eas, quarum mira species et habitudo corporum erat. Expergefactus Pharao,

5 rursum dormivit, et vidit alterum somnium: septem spicæ pullulabant in culmo uno plenæ atque formosæ:

6 aliæ quoque totidem spicæ tenues, et percussæ uredine oriebantur,

7 devorantes omnium priorum pulchritudinem. Evigilans Pharao post quietem,

8 et facto mane, pavore perterritus, misit ad omnes conjectores Ægypti, cunctosque sapientes, et accersitis narravit somnium, nec erat qui interpretaretur.

9 Tunc demum reminiscens pincernarum magister, ait: Confiteor peccatum meum:

10 iratus rex servis suis, me et magistrum pistorum retrudi jussit in carcerem principis militum:

11 ubi una nocte uterque vidimus somnium præsagum futurorum.

12 Erat ibi puer hebræus, ejusdem ducis militum famulus: cui narrantes somnia,

13 audivimus quidquid postea rei probavit eventus; ego enim redditus sum officio meo, et ille suspensus est in cruce.

14 Protinus ad regis imperium eductum de carcere Joseph totonderunt: ac veste mutata obtulerunt ei.

15 Cui ille ait: Vidi somnia, nec est qui edisserat: quæ audivi te sapientissime conjicere.

16 Respondit Joseph: Absque me Deus respondebit prospera Pharaoni.

17 Narravit ergo Pharao quod viderat: Putabam me stare super ripam fluminis,

18 et septem boves de amne conscendere, pulchras nimis, et obesis carnibus: quæ in pastu paludis virecta carpebant.

19 Et ecce, has sequebantur aliæ septem boves, in tantum deformes et macilentæ, ut numquam tales in terra Ægypti viderim:

20 quæ, devoratis et consumptis prioribus,

21 nullum saturitatis dedere vestigium: sed simili macie et squalore torpebant. Evigilans, rursus sopore depressus,

22 vidi somnium. Septem spicæ pullulabant in culmo uno plenæ atque pulcherrimæ.

23 Aliæ quoque septem tenues et percussæ uredine, oriebantur e stipula:

24 quæ priorum pulchritudinem devoraverunt. Narravi conjectoribus somnium, et nemo est qui edisserat.

25 Respondit Joseph: Somnium regis unum est: quæ facturus est Deus, ostendit Pharaoni.

26 Septem boves pulchræ, et septem spicæ plenæ, septem ubertatis anni sunt: eamdemque vim somnii comprehendunt.

27 Septem quoque boves tenues atque macilentæ, quæ ascenderunt post eas, et septem spicæ tenues, et vento urente percussæ, septem anni venturæ sunt famis.

28 Qui hoc ordine complebuntur:

29 ecce septem anni venient fertilitatis magnæ in universa terra Ægypti,

30 quos sequentur septem anni alii tantæ sterilitatis, ut oblivioni tradatur cuncta retro abundantia: consumptura est enim fames omnem terram,

31 et ubertatis magnitudinem perditura est inopiæ magnitudo.

32 Quod autem vidisti secundo ad eamdem rem pertinens somnium: firmitatis indicium est, eo quod fiat sermo Dei, et velocius impleatur.

33 Nunc ergo provideat rex virum sapientem et industrium, et præficiat eum terræ Ægypti:

34 qui constituat præpositos per cunctas regiones: et quintam partem fructuum per septem annos fertilitatis,

35 qui jam nunc futuri sunt, congreget in horrea: et omne frumentum sub Pharaonis potestate condatur, serveturque in urbibus.

36 Et præparetur futuræ septem annorum fami, quæ oppressura est Ægyptum, et non consumetur terra inopia.

37 Placuit Pharaoni consilium et cunctis ministris ejus:

38 locutusque est ad eos: Num invenire poterimus talem virum, qui spiritu Dei plenus sit?

39 Dixit ergo ad Joseph: Quia ostendit tibi Deus omnia quæ locutus es, numquid sapientiorem et consimilem tui invenire potero?

40 Tu eris super domum meam, et ad tui oris imperium cunctus populus obediet: uno tantum regni solio te præcedam.

41 Dixitque rursus Pharao ad Joseph: Ecce, constitui te super universam terram Ægypti.

42 Tulitque annulum de manu sua, et dedit eum in manu ejus: vestivitque eum stola byssina, et collo torquem auream circumposuit.

43 Fecitque eum ascendere super currum suum secundum, clamante præcone, ut omnes coram eo genu flecterent, et præpositum esse scirent universæ terræ Ægypti.

44 Dixit quoque rex ad Joseph: Ego sum Pharao: absque tuo imperio non movebit quisquam manum aut pedem in omni terra Ægypti.

45 Vertitque nomen ejus, et vocavit eum, lingua ægyptiaca, Salvatorem mundi. Deditque illi uxorem Aseneth filiam Putiphare sacerdotis Heliopoleos. Egressus est itaque Joseph ad terram Ægypti

46 (triginta autem annorum erat quando stetit in conspectu regis Pharaonis), et circuivit omnes regiones Ægypti.

47 Venitque fertilitas septem annorum: et in manipulos redactæ segetes congregatæ sunt in horrea Ægypti.

48 Omnis etiam frugum abundantia in singulis urbibus condita est.

49 Tantaque fuit abundantia tritici, ut arenæ maris coæquaretur, et copia mensuram excederet.

50 Nati sunt autem Joseph filii duo antequam veniret fames: quos peperit ei Aseneth filia Putiphare sacerdotis Heliopoleos.

51 Vocavitque nomen primogeniti Manasses, dicens: Oblivisci me fecit Deus omnium laborum meorum, et domus patris mei.

52 Nomen quoque secundi appellavit Ephraim, dicens: Crescere me fecit Deus in terra paupertatis meæ.

53 Igitur transactis septem ubertatis annis, qui fuerant in Ægypto,

54 cœperunt venire septem anni inopiæ, quos prædixerat Joseph: et in universo orbe fames prævaluit, in cuncta autem terra Ægypti panis erat.

55 Qua esuriente, clamavit populus ad Pharaonem, alimenta petens. Quibus ille respondit: Ite ad Joseph: et quidquid ipse vobis dixerit, facite.

56 Crescebat autem quotidie fames in omni terra: aperuitque Joseph universa horrea, et vendebat Ægyptiis: nam et illos oppresserat fames.

57 Omnesque provinciæ veniebant in Ægyptum, ut emerent escas, et malum inopiæ temperarent.

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