Genesis 41:27
New International Version
The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.

New Living Translation
The seven thin, scrawny cows that came up later and the seven thin heads of grain, withered by the east wind, represent seven years of famine.

English Standard Version
The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blighted by the east wind are also seven years of famine.

Berean Study Bible
Moreover, the seven thin, ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind—they are seven years of famine.

King James Bible
And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

New King James Version
And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine.

New American Standard Bible
The seven thin and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.

NASB 1995
“The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.

NASB 1977
“And the seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

Amplified Bible
The seven thin and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years; and also the seven thin ears, dried up and scorched by the east wind, they are seven years of famine and hunger.

Christian Standard Bible
The seven thin, sickly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind are seven years of famine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The seven thin, ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven worthless, scorched heads of grain are seven years of famine.”

American Standard Version
And the seven lean and ill-favored kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the seven sickly and ill cows that came up after them are seven years and the seven thin ears that were blasted with the hot wind, they will be seven years of famine.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the seven thin kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven thin and blasted ears are seven years; there shall be seven years of famine.

Contemporary English Version
The seven skinny, ugly cows that came up later also stand for seven years, as do the seven bad heads of grain that were scorched by the desert wind. The dreams mean there will be seven years when there won't be enough grain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the seven lean and thin kine that came up after them, and the seven thin ears that were blasted with the burning wind, are seven years of famine to come:

English Revised Version
And the seven lean and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine.

Good News Translation
The seven thin cows which came up later and the seven thin heads of grain scorched by the desert wind are seven years of famine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The seven thin, sickly cows that came up behind them are seven years. The seven empty heads of grain scorched by the east wind are also seven years. Seven years of famine are coming.

International Standard Version
The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the seven lean and ill-favoured kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine.

Literal Standard Version
and the seven thin and bad cows which are coming up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears, blasted with an east wind, are seven years of famine;

NET Bible
The seven lean, bad-looking cows that came up after them represent seven years, as do the seven empty heads of grain burned with the east wind. They represent seven years of famine.

New Heart English Bible
And the seven thin and miserable-looking cows that came up after them represent seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind. They are seven years of famine.

World English Bible
The seven thin and ugly cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind; they will be seven years of famine.

Young's Literal Translation
and the seven thin and bad kine which are coming up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears, blasted with an east wind, are seven years of famine;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
26The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven ripe heads of grain are seven years. The dreams have the same meaning. 27Moreover, the seven thin, ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind— they are seven years of famine. 28It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.…

Cross References
Genesis 41:3
After them, seven other cows, sickly and thin, came up from the Nile and stood beside the well-fed cows on the bank of the river.

Genesis 41:26
The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven ripe heads of grain are seven years. The dreams have the same meaning.

2 Kings 8:1
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Arise, you and your household; go and live as a foreigner wherever you can. For the LORD has decreed a seven-year famine, and it has already come to the land."


Treasury of Scripture

And the seven thin and ill favored cows that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

seven years of famine.

2 Samuel 24:19
And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded.

2 Kings 8:1
Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Moreover, the seven
וְשֶׁ֣בַע (wə·še·ḇa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

thin,
הָֽרַקּ֨וֹת (hā·raq·qō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7534: Thin, only, altogether, surely

ugly
וְהָרָעֹ֜ת (wə·hā·rā·‘ōṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

cows
הַ֠פָּרוֹת (hap·pā·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6510: A heifer, cow

that came up
הָעֹלֹ֣ת (hā·‘ō·lōṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

after them
אַחֲרֵיהֶ֗ן (’a·ḥă·rê·hen)
Preposition | third person feminine plural
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

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

years,
שָׁנִים֙ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

and so are
הֵ֔נָּה (hên·nāh)
Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2007: Themselves

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

worthless
הָרֵק֔וֹת (hā·rê·qō·wṯ)
Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7386: Empty, worthless

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

scorched
שְׁדֻפ֖וֹת (šə·ḏu·p̄ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine plural construct
Strong's 7710: To scorch, blight

by the east wind—
הַקָּדִ֑ים (haq·qā·ḏîm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6921: The fore, front part, the East

they are
יִהְי֕וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

years
שְׁנֵ֥י (šə·nê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 8141: A year

of famine.
רָעָֽב׃ (rā·‘āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7458: Famine, hunger


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