and the seven years of famine began to come in, according as Joseph had said, - and it came to pass that there was a famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt, there was bread.
so will I sustain thee, there, for there are yet five years of famine, - lest thou come to poverty - thou and thy house and all who are thine.
Then shall arise seven years of famine, after them, so shall be forgotten all the plenty in the land of Egypt, - and the famine shall consume the land;
And lo! seven heifers more coming up after them out of the river, uncomely in appearance and lean in flesh, - and they came and stood beside the heifers, by the lip of the river.
and lo! seven ears, lean and shrivelled by an east wind, coming up after them.
And the seven lean and uncomely heifers that were coming up after them, are seven years, and the seven lean ears, shrivelled by an east wind, will turn out to be - seven years of famine.
And he said, Lo I have heard that there is corn in Egypt, - Go down thither and buy corn for us from thence, that we may live and not die.
Thus came in the sons of Israel, to buy corn in the midst of them that came - for the famine was in the land of Canaan.