Listen to this dream I had. There we were, binding sheaves in the field . . .
Are you really going to make yourself king over us? Or impose your rule on us?
We will take Joseph for twenty pieces of silver.
In my dream,I saw a vine in front of me, and on the vine were three branches. It had barely budded when it's blossoms came out, and it's cluster ripened into grapes. Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; so I took the grapes, pressed them out into his cup, and put it in Pharaoh's hand.
This is what it means. The three branches are three days; within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head* and restore you to your post. You will be handing Pharaoh his cup . . .
In my dream, I was standing on the bank of the Nile, when up from the Nile came seven cows, fat and well-formed; they grazed in the reed grass. Behind them came seven other cows, scrawny, most ill-formed and gaunt . . .
Both of Pharaoh's dreams have the same meaning. God has thus foretold to Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven healthy cows are seven years. The seven thin, ugly cows are seven years of famine . . .
Since God has made all of this known to you, no one can be as wise and discerning as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people shall dart at your command. Only in respect to the throne shall I outrank you. Herewith, I place you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.