PHARAOH'S DREAM STUDY ON
PHARAOH'S DREAM STORY WITH PHARAOH'S DREAM INTERPRETED AND PHARAOH'S DREAM
We hope today’s
Daily Bread finds you
in good health and spirits and ready for another story from the book of
Genesis. In our last story, we had Joseph in the Pharaoh’s prison, in
charge of all the prisoners. Joseph interpreted some dreams for the
Pharaoh’s butler and baker who were in the jail with him. It was a happy
ending for the butler but for the baker, things didn’t turn out so well.
Joseph asked the butler to put in a good word for him with Pharaoh when he
got his old job back, but alas ... The butler forgot all about it until ...
It’s been two whole years since the
butler was given back his position, and Joseph is still in the prison. It
came to pass that Pharaoh had two dreams, and he was troubled about what
these dreams meant. He called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt
and told them his dreams, but none of them could interpret them for Pharaoh.
PHARAOH'S DREAM LESSON WITH PHARAOH'S DREAM EXPLANATION AND PHARAOH'S DREAM
Finally, the butler remembered
Joseph. He told Pharaoh how Joseph interpreted his and the baker’s dreams
and how things turned out exactly as he explained, so Pharaoh had Joseph
brought out of the prison to him. He told Joseph that nobody could
interpret his dreams but he had heard that Joseph could. Joseph said, It
isn’t me who can interpret them, but God will give you an answer to ease
Pharaoh told Joseph his dreams. In my
dream, I was standing on the bank of the river and seven fat cows came up
out of the river and fed in the meadow. Then seven scrawny cows, such
skinny cows I have never seen in Egypt, came up out of the river and ate up
the first seven fat cows. But when they had eaten them, they were still as
scrawny as before, so I woke up. When I fell back to sleep, I saw in my
dream seven fat ears of corn sprang up on one stalk. Then seven withered,
and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. The seven withered
ears devoured the seven fat ears.
Joseph said, Both dreams have
the same meaning. God has showed you what He’s about to do. The seven fat
cows are seven years and the seven fat ears are seven years. They are one
and the same. The seven scrawny cows and the seven withered ears will be
seven years of famine. That’s what I meant when I said God has showed you
what He’s about to do.
There will be seven years of great
plenty throughout Egypt and after that there will be seven years of famine.
All the plenty will be forgotten in Egypt and the famine will be so serious
that it will consume the land. Because of how terrible it will be, is the
reason why you had two dreams about it. God has prepared it to happen and
it will come to pass.
Pharaoh should look for a person who
is cautious and wise and put him in charge over the land of Egypt. Then
hire people to store up one fifth of what the land produces during the seven
good years. That food will be for the seven years of famine, so that the
land of Egypt can survive.
Pharaoh and all his servants believed
Joseph’s interpretation. Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has shown you
all this, there isn’t anyone as cautious and wise as you are. You will be
in charge and by your ideas my people will be ruled. Only in the throne
will I be greater than you.
PHARAOH'S DREAM INFORMATION WITH PHARAOH'S DREAM MEANING
AND PHARAOH'S DREAM DISCUSSION
Pharaoh took off his ring and put in
on Joseph’s hand, dressed him in royal clothes and put a gold chain around
his neck. Joseph rode in the chariot behind Pharaoh’s and people bowed as
he passed. Pharaoh made Joseph ruler and said nobody will do anything
without Joseph’s permission in all the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh gave Joseph a wife named
Asenath and he traveled all over Egypt. Joseph was thirty years old now.
The seven years of plenty produced abundantly and Joseph gathered up so much
food to store that he stopped keeping track of it because there was so much.
Joseph had two sons before the famine
came. He named the firstborn Manasseh, which means Forgetting, because he
said God made him forget all his labor and his father’s family. He named
the second Ephraim, which means, Fruitful, because he said God has made him
fruitful in the land of his affliction.
The seven years of plenty ended, and
when the seven years of famine began, but there was food in the land of
Egypt. When people asked Pharaoh for food, he sent them to Joseph and told
them to do what he said. The famine covered the whole earth and people from
all other countries came to Egypt to Joseph to buy corn because it was so
So almost fifteen years has passed
since Joseph was sold into the land of Egypt, and has become a very
prominent man in the land. People from countries all over are coming to buy
food from him. Now speaking of dreams, remember Joseph’s dreams about his
brothers bowing before him? Who do you think will show up in Egypt looking
for food and end up bowing before him? Oh, my! God sure does have a way of
balancing things, doesn’t He? Look for the beginning of that story next
time, in Daily Bread.