Genesis 41:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 41:17, NIV: Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,

Genesis 41:17, ESV: Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Behold, in my dream I was standing on the banks of the Nile.

Genesis 41:17, KJV: And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

Genesis 41:17, NASB: So Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'In my dream, there I was, standing on the bank of the Nile;

Genesis 41:17, NLT: So Pharaoh told Joseph his dream. 'In my dream,' he said, 'I was standing on the bank of the Nile River,

Genesis 41:17, CSB: So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,

What does Genesis 41:17 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This begins Pharaoh's recounting of his dreams (Genesis 41:1–7) to Joseph. The Egyptian ruler's magicians and wise men have been unable to explain the visions (Genesis 41:8). Joseph was summoned from prison after a former inmate remembered him and suggested he could interpret the king's dreams (Genesis 41:9–13). For his part, Joseph has claimed that only God has the required knowledge, yet he will pass this along to Pharaoh (Genesis 41:14–16).

The description given over the next few verses is almost identical to that explained in the earlier passage.