Genesis 41:4
New International Version
And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

New Living Translation
Then the scrawny, thin cows ate the seven healthy, fat cows! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up.

English Standard Version
And the ugly, thin cows ate up the seven attractive, plump cows. And Pharaoh awoke.

Berean Study Bible
And the cows that were sickly and thin devoured the seven sleek, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up,

King James Bible
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

New King James Version
And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.

New American Standard Bible
Then the ugly and thin cows ate the seven fine-looking and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.

NASB 1995
The ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.

NASB 1977
And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.

Amplified Bible
Then the ugly and gaunt and raw-boned cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh awoke.

Christian Standard Bible
The sickly, thin cows ate the healthy, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sickly, thin cows ate the healthy, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

American Standard Version
And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well-favored and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the cows that were bad in their appearance and skinny in their flesh ate the seven cows that were excellent in their appearance and fat in their flesh, and Pharaoh woke up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the seven ill-favoured and lean cows devoured the seven well-favoured and choice-fleshed cows; and Pharao awoke.

Contemporary English Version
ate the fat, healthy cows. When this happened, the king woke up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they devoured them, whose bodies were very beautiful and well conditioned. So Pharao awoke.

English Revised Version
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

Good News Translation
and the thin cows ate up the fat cows. Then the king woke up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The cows that were sickly and skinny ate the seven nice-looking, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

International Standard Version
But all of a sudden they ate up the seven healthy, plump cows! Then Pharaoh woke up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

Literal Standard Version
and the cows of bad appearance and lean [in] flesh eat up the seven cows of beautiful appearance, and fat—and Pharaoh awakens.

NET Bible
The bad-looking, thin cows ate the seven fine-looking, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

New Heart English Bible
The miserable-looking and thin cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

World English Bible
The ugly and thin cattle ate up the seven sleek and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke.

Young's Literal Translation
and the kine of bad appearance and lean in flesh eat up the seven kine of fair appearance, and fat -- and Pharaoh awaketh.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Dreams of Pharaoh
3After 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. 4And the cows that were sickly and thin devoured the seven sleek, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up, 5but he fell back asleep and dreamed a second time: Seven heads of grain, plump and ripe, came up on one stalk.…

Cross References
Genesis 41:2
when seven cows, sleek and well-fed, came up from the river and began to graze among the reeds.

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 41:5
but he fell back asleep and dreamed a second time: Seven heads of grain, plump and ripe, came up on one stalk.


Treasury of Scripture

And the ill favored and skinney cows did eat up the seven well favored and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.

So Pharaoh awoke.

1 Kings 3:15
And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.









Verse 4. - And the ill-favored and lean fleshed kine did eat up the seven we favored and fat kine - without there being any effect to show that they had eaten them (ver. 21). So (literally, and) Pharaoh awoke.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And the cows
הַפָּר֗וֹת (hap·pā·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6510: A heifer, cow

[that were] sickly
רָע֤וֹת (rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and thin
וְדַקֹּ֣ת (wə·ḏaq·qōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1851: Crushed, small, thin

ate up
וַתֹּאכַ֣לְנָה (wat·tō·ḵal·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

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

sleek,
יְפֹ֥ת (yə·p̄ōṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3303: Fair, beautiful

well-fed
וְהַבְּרִיאֹ֑ת (wə·hab·bə·rî·’ōṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1277: Fatted, plump

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

Then Pharaoh
פַּרְעֹֽה׃ (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

woke up,
וַיִּיקַ֖ץ (way·yî·qaṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3364: To awake


Jump to Previous
Appearance Ate Awaketh Awoke Cattle Cows Eat Fair Fat Favored Fine-Looking Flesh Gaunt Ill Ill-Favored Ill-Favoured Kine Leanfleshed Meal Pharaoh Seven Sleek Sleep Thin Ugly Well-Favored Well-Favoured Woke
Jump to Next
Appearance Ate Awaketh Awoke Cattle Cows Eat Fair Fat Favored Fine-Looking Flesh Gaunt Ill Ill-Favored Ill-Favoured Kine Leanfleshed Meal Pharaoh Seven Sleek Sleep Thin Ugly Well-Favored Well-Favoured Woke
Links
Genesis 41:4 NIV
Genesis 41:4 NLT
Genesis 41:4 ESV
Genesis 41:4 NASB
Genesis 41:4 KJV

Genesis 41:4 BibleApps.com
Genesis 41:4 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 41:4 Chinese Bible
Genesis 41:4 French Bible
Genesis 41:4 Clyx Quotations

OT Law: Genesis 41:4 The ugly and thin cattle ate up (Gen. Ge Gn)
Genesis 41:3
Top of Page
Top of Page