PT 28 PT 29
28“It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what
he is about to do.
29Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the
land of Egypt,
30but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the
abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will
ravage the land.
31The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because
the famine that follows it will be so severe.
32The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is
that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will
do it soon.
33“And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man
and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.
34Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a
fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
35They should collect all the food of these good years that are
coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh,
to be kept in the cities for food.
36This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be
used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.”
37The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials.
38So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man,
one in whom is the spirit of God ?”
39Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this
known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
40You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”