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46. "O Joseph!" (he said) "O man of truth! Expound to us (the dream) of seven fat kine

whom seven lean ones devour, and of seven green ears of corn and (seven) others

withered: that I may return to the people, and that they may understand."

47. Qala tazraAAoona sabAAa sineena daaban fama hasadtum fatharoohu fee sunbulihi

illa qaleelan mimma ta/kuloon


47. (Joseph) said: "For seven years shall ye diligently sow as is your wont: and the

harvests that ye reap, ye shall leave them in the ear,- except a little, of which ye shall eat.

48. Thumma ya/tee min baAAdi thalika sabAAun shidadun ya/kulna ma qaddamtum

lahunna illa qaleelan mimma tuhsinoon


48. "Then will come after that (period) seven dreadful (years), which will devour what ye

shall have laid by in advance for them,- (all) except a little which ye shall have

(specially) guarded.