|Genesis 40 |
1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt had offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief of the butlers and the chief of the bakers.
3 So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison where Joseph was confined.
4 And the captain of the guard put Joseph in charge of them, and he served them; and they continued in custody for some time.
5 Then the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, both dreamed a dream on the same night, each dream having its own interpretation.
6 And when Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them, he saw that they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his lord's house, "Why do you look so sad today?"
8 And they said to him, "We have dreamed dreams, and there is no interpreter for them." And Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, I pray you."
9 Then the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, saying, "In my dream I saw a vine before me,
10 And on the vine were three branches. Then it was as though it budded; and its blossoms shot forth and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes.
11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup; and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand."
12 And Joseph said to him, "This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days.
13 Within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head, and restore you to your place, and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler.
14 But think about me when it is well with you and show kindness to me, and mention me to Pharaoh and bring me out of this house.
15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing for which they should put me into the dungeon."
16 Now when the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, "I was also in my dream, and I had three white baskets on my head.
17 And in the top basket there were all kinds of baked foods for Pharaoh, but the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head."
18 And Joseph answered and said, "This is the interpretation of it: The three baskets are three days.
19 Within three days Pharaoh shall cut off your head and hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh."
20 And it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the chief baker among his servants.
21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
22 But he hung the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
23 Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
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