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Genesis Chapter 40

Pharaoh’s butler and baker imprisoned

40:1 And after these things, it happened, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt had sinned against the king of Egypt.
40:2 And Pharaoh was angry against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the cupbearers, and against the chief of the bakers.
40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the cheif of executioners, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] imprisioned.
40:4 And the chief of the executioners charged Joseph with them, and he ministered to them. And they were in custody many days.

Joseph interprets dreams

40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, which [were] imprisioned in the prison.
40:6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad.
40:7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that [were] with him in the custody of his lord’s house, saying, Why are your faces sad today ?
40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God ? Now tell it to me.
40:9 And the chief of the cupbearers told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine [was] before me;
40:10 And in the vine [were] three branches and it at it’s budding, it went up [into] blossom; and the clusters ripened [into] grapes
40:11 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.
40:12 And Joseph said to him, This [is] the interpretation of it The three branches [are] three days
40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your place and you shall deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, according to the former custom when you were his cupbearer.
40:14 But remember me when it shall be well with you, and please show kindness with me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house
40:15 For truly I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also [was] in my dream, and, behold, [I had] three white baskets on my head
40:17 And in the top basket [some] from all the food of Pharaoh the work of a baker; and the birds were eating them out of the basket upon my head.
40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This [is] the interpretation thereof The three baskets [are] three days
40:19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree ; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you.

Joseph’s word comes to pass

40:20 And it happened the third day, [which was] Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and of the chief bakers among his servants.
40:21 And he restored the chief cupbearer to his [office] ; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand
40:22 But he hanged the chief baker as Joseph had interpreted to them.
40:23 and the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

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