Genesis 41:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 41:25, NIV: Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, 'The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.

Genesis 41:25, ESV: Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.

Genesis 41:25, KJV: And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

Genesis 41:25, NASB: And Joseph said to Pharaoh, 'Pharaoh’s dreams are one and the same; God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do.

Genesis 41:25, NLT: Joseph responded, 'Both of Pharaoh's dreams mean the same thing. God is telling Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do.

Genesis 41:25, CSB: Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "Pharaoh's dreams mean the same thing. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.

What does Genesis 41:25 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Pharaoh has called Joseph before him in hopes that the Hebrew slave can interpret troubling dreams he has had (Genesis 41:14–16). Joseph has heard the dreams (Genesis 41:17–24) and now assures Pharaoh that both dreams mean the same thing. What's more, these dreams are from Joseph's God. They are intended to be a specific revelation to Pharaoh. God means to show Pharaoh exactly what He is about to do on the earth.

That the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would send a revelation to the Pharaoh of Egypt is significant. As we will see in the coming chapters, that revelation is intended, in part, to spare and protect God's chosen people Israel. While the prediction is dire (Genesis 41:25–31), knowing in advance gives Egypt an opportunity to prepare. Joseph will include advice for preparations along with his interpretation (Genesis 41:32–36).