New International Version
when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds.
King James Bible
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and of fine form, and they fed in the reed-grass.
World English Bible
and behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, fat and sleek. They fed in the marsh grass,
Young's Literal Translation
and lo, out of the River coming up are seven kine, fat in flesh, and of fair form, and they feed among the reeds;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seven kine, fat-fleshed - See Clarke on Genesis 41:2 (note). And observe farther, that the seven fat and the seven lean kine coming out of the same river plainly show, at once, the cause both of the plenty and the dearth. It is well known that there is scarcely any rain in Egypt; and that the country depends for its fertility on the overflowing of the Nile; and that the fertility is in proportion to the duration and quantity of the overflow. We may therefore safely conclude that the seven years of plenty were owing to an extraordinary overflowing of the Nile; and that the seven years of dearth were occasioned by a very partial, or total want of this essentially necessary inundation. Thus then the two sorts of cattle, signifying years of plenty and want, might be said to come out of the same river, as the inundation was either complete, partial, or wholly restrained. See Clarke on Genesis 41:31 (note).
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Q-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pain of death. For this, consult with Gen 2:16, 17: And the Lord commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt …
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when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds.
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,
After them, seven other cows came up--scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt.
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