0 SAB Genesis 40

They heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden. 3:8

Trivia: Which two Bible books begin with the words "In the beginning"?



The king's butler and baker

1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

The king's butler and baker are thrown into prison, and Joseph is put in charge of them.

5And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

They each had a dream on the same night. [1]

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

8And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

Joseph asked them,
Why do you look so sad?

They answered,

Because we have dreamed a dream and no one can interpret them.

Joseph said,

Don't interpretations belong to God?
The butler's dream

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

The butler told Joseph his dream, saying,

There was this vine with three branches that produced 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.

I made juice from its grapes and gave a cup to the Pharaoh.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

Joseph interpreted the butler's dream, saying,

The three branches are days.

In three days the Pharaoh will release you from prison.

14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto 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 have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

When you get out of prison, you might mention me to the Pharaoh.

I was stolen in Canaan and haven't done anything wrong.

The baker's dream

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

When the baker heard Joseph's happy interpretation of the butler's dream, he decided to tell Joseph his, too. Saying,

I also had a dream. There were these three white baskets on my head.

The top basket had all kinds of meats for the Pharaoh, and birds ate out of it.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

Joseph interpreted the baker's dream, saying,

In three days the king will cut off your head and birds will eat your flesh.

Joseph's interpretations come true

20And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

On the third day after Joseph interpreted the butler and baker's dreams, the Pharaoh had a birthday party. [2]

21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

On his birthday, he released the butler from prison and hanged the baker.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

But the butler didn't tell Pharaoh about Joseph's interpretation of his dream.


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