G E N E S I S
Two things Providence is here bringing about:—I.
The advancement of Joseph. II. The maintenance of Jacob and his
family in a time of famine; for the eyes of the Lord run to and fro
through the earth, and direct the affairs of the children of men
for the benefit of those few whose hearts are upright with him. In
order to these, we have here, 1. Pharaoh's dreams, ver. 1-8. 2. The recommendation of
Joseph to him for an interpreter, ver. 9-13. 3. The interpretation of the
dreams, and the prediction of seven years of plenty and seven years
of famine in Egypt, with the prudent advice given to Pharaoh
thereupon, ver. 14-36.
4. The preferment of Joseph to a place of the highest power and
trust in Egypt, ver.
37-45. 5. The accomplishment of Joseph's prediction, and
his fidelity to his trust, ver.