Genesis 40:12
New International Version
"This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.

New Living Translation
"This is what the dream means," Joseph said. "The three branches represent three days.

English Standard Version
Then Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.

Berean Study Bible
Joseph replied, “This is the interpretation: The three branches are three days.

New American Standard Bible
Then Joseph said to him, "This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

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

Christian Standard Bible
"This is its interpretation," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.

Contemporary English Version
Joseph said: This is the meaning of your dream. The three branches stand for three days,

Good News Translation
Joseph said, "This is what it means: the three branches are three days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is its interpretation," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.

International Standard Version
Then Joseph told him, "This is what your dream means: The three branches are three days.

NET Bible
"This is its meaning," Joseph said to him. "The three branches represent three days.

New Heart English Bible
Joseph said to him, "This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joseph said unto him: 'This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

New American Standard 1977
Then Joseph said to him, “This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days;

King James 2000 Bible
And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

American King James Version
And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

American Standard Version
And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it. The three stems are three days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Joseph answered: This is the interpretation of the dream: The three branches are yet three days:

Darby Bible Translation
And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days.

English Revised Version
And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days;

World English Bible
Joseph said to him, "This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joseph saith to him, 'This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days;
Study Bible
The Cupbearer and the Baker
11Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into his cup, and placed the cup into his hand.” 12Joseph replied, “This is the interpretation: The three branches are three days. 13Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore your position. You will put Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, just as you did when you were his cupbearer.…
Cross References
Genesis 40:11
Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into his cup, and placed the cup into his hand."

Genesis 40:13
Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore your position. You will put Pharaoh's cup into his hand, just as you did when you were his cupbearer.

Genesis 41:12
Now a young Hebrew was there with us, a servant of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams and he interpreted them for us individually.

Daniel 2:36
This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation.

Daniel 4:18
This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now, Belteshazzar, tell me the interpretation, because none of the wise men of my kingdom can interpret it for me. But you are able, because the spirit of the holy gods is in you."

Daniel 4:19
For a time, Daniel, who was also known as Belteshazzar, was perplexed, and his thoughts alarmed him. So the king said, "Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you." "My lord," replied Belteshazzar, "may the dream apply to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies!

Treasury of Scripture

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

This.

Genesis 40:18
And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

Genesis 41:12,25,26
And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret…

Judges 7:14
And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.

The three.

Genesis 41:26
The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

Judges 7:14
And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.

Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.







Lexicon
Joseph
יוֹסֵ֔ף (yō·w·sêp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3130: Joseph -- 'he increases', a son of Jacob, also the name of several Israelites

replied,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“This [is]
זֶ֖ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

the interpretation:
פִּתְרֹנ֑וֹ (piṯ·rō·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6623: Interpretation

The three
שְׁלֹ֙שֶׁת֙ (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

branches
הַשָּׂ֣רִגִ֔ים (haś·śā·ri·ḡîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8299: Tendril, twig

are three
שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

days.
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
Verses 12-15. - And Joseph (acting no doubt under a Divine impulse) said unto him, This is the interpretation of it (cf. ver. 18; 41:12, 25; Judges 7:14; Daniel 2:36; Daniel 4:19): The three branches (vide supra, ver. 10) are three days: - literally, three days these (cf. Genesis 41:26) - yet within three days (literally, in yet three days, i.e. within three more days, before the third day is over) shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, - not μνησθήσεται τῆς ἀρχῆς σου (LXX.), record-abitur ministerii tui (Vulgate), a rendering which has the sanction of Onkelos, Samaritan, Jarchi, Rosenmüller, and others; but shall promote thee from the depths of thy humiliation (Gesenius, Furst, Keil, Kalisch, etc.), to which there is an assonance, and upon which there is an intentional play, in the opposite phrase employed to depict the fortunes of the baker (vide infra, ver. 19) and restore thee unto thy place: - epexegetic of the preceding clause, the כֵּן (or pedestal, from כָּגַן, unused, to stand upright, or stand fast as a base) upon which the butler was to be set being his former dignity and office, as is next explained - and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. After which Joseph adds a request for himself. But think on me when it shall be well with thee (literally, but, or only, thou shalt remember me with thee, according as, or when, it goes well with thee), and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me (cf. Joshua 2:12; 1 Samuel 20:14, 15; 2 Samuel 9:1; 1 Kings 2:7), and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, - literally, bring me to remembrance before Pharaoh (cf. 1 Kings 17:18; Jeremiah 4:16; Ezekiel 21:28) - and bring me out of this house: for indeed I was stolen (literally, for stolen I was stolen, i.e. I was furtively abducted, without my knowledge or consent, and did not voluntarily abscond in consequence of having perpetrated any crime) away out (literally, from) of the land of the Hebrews: - i.e. the land where the labrum live (Keil); an expression which Joseph never could have used, since the Hebrews were strangers and sojourners in the land, and had no settled possession in it, and therefore a certain index of the lateness of the composition of this portion of the narrative (Block, 'Introd.,' § 80); but if Abram, nearly two centuries earlier, was recognized as a Hebrew (Genesis 14:13), and if Potiphar's wife could, in speaking to her Egyptian husband and domestics, describe Joseph as an Hebrew (Genesis 39:14, 17), there does not appear sufficient reason why Joseph should not be able to characterize his country as the land of the Hebrews. The Hebrews had through Abraham become known at least to Pharaoh and his Court as belonging to the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:15-20); and it is not a violent supposition that in Joseph s time "the land of the Hebrews" was a phrase quite intelligible to an Egyptian, as signifying not perhaps the entire extent of Palestine, but the region round about Hebron and Mamre (Nachmanides, Clericus, Rosenmüller) - scarcely as suggesting that the Hebrews had possession of the land prior to the Canaanites (Murphy). And here also have I done nothing (i.e. committed no crime) that they should (literally, that they have) put me into the dungeon. The term בּור is here used to describe Joseph's place of confinement, because pits or cisterns or cesspools, when empty, were frequently employed in primitive times for the incarceration of offenders (el. Jeremiah 38:6; Zechariah 9:11). 40:1-19 It was not so much the prison that made the butler and baker sad, as their dreams. God has more ways than one to sadden the spirits. Joseph had compassion towards them. Let us be concerned for the sadness of our brethren's countenances. It is often a relief to those that are in trouble to be noticed. Also learn to look into the causes of our own sorrow. Is there a good reason? Is there not comfort sufficient to balance it, whatever it is? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Joseph was careful to ascribe the glory to God. The chief butler's dream foretold his advancement. The chief baker's dream his death. It was not Joseph's fault that he brought the baker no better tidings. And thus ministers are but interpreters; they cannot make the thing otherwise than it is: if they deal faithfully, and their message prove unpleasing, it is not their fault. Joseph does not reflect upon his brethren that sold him; nor does he reflect on the wrong done him by his mistress and his master, but mildly states his own innocence. When we are called on to clear ourselves, we should carefully avoid, as much as may be, speaking ill of others. Let us be content to prove ourselves innocent, and not upbraid others with their guilt.
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