New Living Translation
Joseph responded, "Both of Pharaoh's dreams mean the same thing. God is telling Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.
King James Bible
And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God will do he has made known to Pharaoh.
World English Bible
Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God is about to do he has declared to Pharaoh.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph saith unto Pharaoh, 'The dream of Pharaoh is one: that which God is doing he hath declared to Pharaoh;
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Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
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"It is beyond my power to do this," Joseph replied. "But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease."
The seven healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity.
"This will happen just as I have described it, for God has revealed to Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.
As for having two similar dreams, it means that these events have been decreed by God, and he will soon make them happen.
But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed.
"While Your Majesty was sleeping, you dreamed about coming events. He who reveals secrets has shown you what is going to happen.
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