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Genesis 40

Joseph Interprets Dreams
1Some time after this, the cupbearer # Ne 1:11 of the king of Egypt # Ge 40:13 and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt. 2Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, # Pr 16:14 with the chief of the cupbearers and with the chief of the bakers. 3So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, the place where Joseph was confined. # Ge 39:20 4The captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he attended to them.
They continued to be in confinement for some time. 5Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation. # Ge 41:11
6Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them and realized they were sad. 7So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were with him in the care of his lord’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?” # Ne 2:2; Da 2:3
8And they said to him, “We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter for it.”
Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell them to me.” # Ge 41:15–16; Da 2:10–11, 28
9The chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream, a vine was in front of me. 10And in the vine there were three branches. As it budded, its blossoms shot forth and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes. 11Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.”
12Joseph said to him, “This is the interpretation of it. # Ge 41:12 The three branches are three days. 13Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your place, # 2Ki 25:27; Ps 3:3 and you will deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand in the same way you did before when you were his cupbearer. 14But remember me when it is well with you, and show kindness, # Jos 2:12; 1Ki 2:7 I pray you, to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house. 15For I was indeed kidnapped out of the land of the Hebrews, and I have done nothing that they should put me in the dungeon.” # Ge 39:20
16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, “I also was in my dream, and I had three white baskets on my head. 17In the uppermost basket there was all manner of baked goods for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head.”
18And Joseph answered, “This is the interpretation: The three baskets are three days. # Ge 40:12 19Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat the flesh from you.”
20It happened on the third day, # Ge 40:13, 19 which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker among his servants. 21He restored the chief cupbearer to his position again, and he put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. # Ne 2:1 22However, he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.
23Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. # Job 19:14; Ps 31:12

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