Genesis 40

Joseph Interprets a Dream

Then it came about after these things a the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was b furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. So he put them in confinement in the house of the c captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned. The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he
Lit ministered to
took care of them; and they were in confinement for
Lit days
some time.
Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Or And
When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them,
Lit and behold
behold, they were dejected.
He asked Pharaoh’s officials who were with him in confinement in his master’s house
Lit saying, Why
,
i Why are your faces so sad today?”
Then they said to him, j “We have
Lit dreamed
had a dream and there is no one to interpret it.” Then Joseph said to them, l Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please.”

So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, “In my dream
Lit and behold
behold, there was a vine in front of me;
10 and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes. 11 Now Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I put the cup into Pharaoh’s
Lit palm
hand.”
12 Then Joseph said to him, “This is the o interpretation of it: the three branches are three days; 13 within three more days Pharaoh will
Or possibly forgive you
lift up your head and restore you to your
Lit place
office; and you will put Pharaoh’s cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.
14 Only
Lit remember me with yourself
keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please s do me a kindness
Lit and mention
by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
15 “For u I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the
Or pit
dungeon.”

16 When the chief baker saw that he had interpreted favorably, he said to Joseph, “I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were three baskets of white bread on my head; 17 and in the top basket there were some of all
Lit food for Pharaoh made by a baker
sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”
18 Then Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days; 19 within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you.”

20 Thus it came about on the third day, which was x Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; y and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his
Lit wine-pouring
office, and aa he put the cup into Pharaoh’s
Lit palm
hand;
22 but ac he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but ad forgot him.
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