Genesis 40:23
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English Standard Version
Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

King James Bible
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

American Standard Version
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the chief butler, when things prospered with him, forgot his interpreter.

English Revised Version
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Encouraged by this favourable interpretation, the chief baker also told his dream: "I too,...in my dream: behold, baskets of white bread upon my head, and in the top basket all kinds of food for Pharaoh, pastry; and the birds ate it out of the basket from my head." In this dream, the carrying of the baskets upon the head is thoroughly Egyptian; for, according to Herod. 2, 35, the men in Egypt carry burdens upon the head, the women upon the shoulders. And, according to the monuments, the variety of confectionary was very extensive (cf. Hengst. p. 27). In the opening words, "I too," the baker points to the resemblance between his dream and the cup-bearer's. The resemblance was not confined to the sameness of the numbers-three baskets of white bread, and three branches of the vine-but was also seen in the fact that his official duty at the court was represented in the dream. But instead of Pharaoh taking the bread from his hand, the birds of heaven ate it out of the basket upon his head. And Joseph gave this interpretation: "The three baskets signify three days: within that time Pharaoh will take away thy head from thee ("lift up thy head," as in Genesis 40:13, but with מעליך "away from thee," i.e., behead thee), and hang thee on the stake (thy body after execution; vid., Deuteronomy 21:22-23), and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee." However simple and close this interpretation of the two dreams may appear, the exact accordance with the fulfilment was a miracle wrought by God, and showed that as the dreams originated in the instigation of God, the interpretation was His inspiration also.

Genesis 40:23 Parallel Commentaries

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but forgat him.

Job 19:14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

Psalm 31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

Psalm 105:19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.

Ecclesiastes 9:15,16 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man...

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Cross References
Genesis 41:1
After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile,

Genesis 41:9
Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "I remember my offenses today.

Job 19:14
My relatives have failed me, my close friends have forgotten me.

Psalm 31:12
I have been forgotten like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.

Ecclesiastes 9:15
But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

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