My knees are weak from fasting,
and my body is emaciated.
You have shriveled me up—it has become a witness;
My frailty rises up against me and testifies to my face.
His flesh wastes away to nothing,
and his unseen bones stick out.
On that day
the splendor of Jacob will fade,
and his healthy body will become emaciated.
“Therefore, this is what the Lord God says to them: See, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
After them, seven other cows, sickly and thin, came up from the Nile and stood beside those cows along the bank of the Nile.
The sickly, thin cows ate the healthy, well-fed cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
After them, seven other cows—ugly, very sickly, and thin—came up. I’ve never seen such ugly ones as these in all the land of Egypt. Then the thin, ugly cows ate the first seven well-fed cows.
The seven thin, ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven worthless, scorched heads of grain are seven years of famine.
After them, seven heads of grain, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up.
The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven plump, ripe ones. Then Pharaoh woke up, and it was only a dream.
After them, seven heads of grain—withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind—sprouted up.
The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven plump ones. I told this to the magicians, but no one can tell me what it means.”