Genesis 41:24
New International Version
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me.”

New Living Translation
And the shriveled heads swallowed the seven healthy heads. I told these dreams to the magicians, but no one could tell me what they mean.”

English Standard Version
and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears. And I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

Berean Study Bible
And the thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this dream to the magicians, but no one could explain it to me.”

King James Bible
And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

New King James Version
And the thin heads devoured the seven good heads. So I told this to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

New American Standard Bible
and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the soothsayer priests, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

NASB 1995
and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

NASB 1977
and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

Amplified Bible
and the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. Now I told this to the magicians and soothsayers, but there was no one who could explain it [to me].”

Christian Standard Bible
The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven good ones. I told this to the magicians, but no one can tell me what it means.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this to the magicians, but no one can tell me what it means.”

American Standard Version
and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the seven thin ears devoured the good ears, and I told the Sorcerers and there was none who showed me.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the seven thin and blasted ears devoured the seven fine and full ears: so I spoke to the interpreters, and there was no one to explain it to me.

Contemporary English Version
These heads of grain swallowed the full ones. I told my dreams to the magicians, but none of them could tell me the meaning of the dreams.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they devoured the beauty of the former: I told this dream to the conjecturers, and there is no man that can expound it.

English Revised Version
and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

Good News Translation
and the thin heads of grain swallowed the full ones. I told the dreams to the magicians, but none of them could explain them to me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but no one could tell me what it meant."

International Standard Version
But the thin ears gobbled up the seven good ears. I told all this to my advisors, but nobody was able to explain it to me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears. And I told it unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.'

Literal Standard Version
and the thin ears swallow the seven good ears; and I tell [it] to the enchanters, and there is none declaring [it] to me.”

NET Bible
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. So I told all this to the diviner-priests, but no one could tell me its meaning."

New Heart English Bible
And the seven thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. And I told it to the magicians, but no one could tell me its meaning."

World English Bible
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."

Young's Literal Translation
and the thin ears swallow the seven good ears; and I tell unto the scribes, and there is none declaring to me.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
23After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted—withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind. 24And the thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this dream to the magicians, but no one could explain it to me.” 25At this, Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what He is about to do.…

Cross References
Genesis 41:23
After them, seven other heads of grain sprouted--withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind.

Isaiah 8:19
When men tell you to consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who whisper and mutter, shouldn't a people consult their God instead? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Daniel 4:7
When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners came in, I told them the dream, and they could not interpret it for me.


Treasury of Scripture

And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this to the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

I told this.

Genesis 41:8
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

Exodus 8:19
Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

Daniel 4:7
Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the thin
הַדַּקֹּ֔ת (had·daq·qōṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 1851: Crushed, small, thin

heads of grain
הָשִׁבֳּלִ֣ים‪‬ (hā·šib·bo·lîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7641: A stream, an ear of grain, a branch

swallowed
וַתִּבְלַ֙עְןָ֙ (wat·tiḇ·la‘·nā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf

the seven
שֶׁ֥בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

plump
הַטֹּב֑וֹת (haṭ·ṭō·ḇō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

ones.
הַֽשִׁבֳּלִ֖ים (ha·šib·bo·lîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7641: A stream, an ear of grain, a branch

I told
וָֽאֹמַר֙ (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

this [dream] to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the magicians,
הַֽחַרְטֻמִּ֔ים (ha·ḥar·ṭum·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2748: An engraver, writer

but no
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

one could explain it
מַגִּ֖יד (mag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

to me.”
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew


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