Genesis 40:9
New International Version
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, "In my dream I saw a vine in front of me,

New Living Translation
So the chief cup-bearer told Joseph his dream first. "In my dream," he said, "I saw a grapevine in front of me.

English Standard Version
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream there was a vine before me,

Berean Study Bible
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream: “In my dream there was a vine before me,

New American Standard Bible
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, there was a vine in front of me;

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

Christian Standard Bible
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph: "In my dream there was a vine in front of me.

Contemporary English Version
The king's personal servant told Joseph, "In my dream I saw a vine

Good News Translation
So the wine steward said, "In my dream there was a grapevine in front of me

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph: "In my dream there was a vine in front of me.

International Standard Version
So the senior security advisor related his dream to Joseph. "In my dream," he said, "all of a sudden there was a vine in front of me!

NET Bible
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph: "In my dream, there was a vine in front of me.

New Heart English Bible
The chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, look, a vine was in front of me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said "In my dream a grapevine with three branches appeared in front of me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him: 'In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

New American Standard 1977
So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, “In my dream, behold, there was a vine in front of me;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the chief butler told his dream to Joseph and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me,

King James 2000 Bible
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the chief cupbearer related his dream to Joseph, and said, In my dream a vine was before me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The chief butler first told his dream: I saw before me a vine,

Darby Bible Translation
Then the chief of the cup-bearers told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

World English Bible
The chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me,

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief of the butlers recounteth his dream to Joseph, and saith to him, 'In my dream, then lo, a vine is before me!
Study Bible
The Cupbearer and the Baker
8“We both had dreams,” they replied, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Don’t interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.” 9So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream: “In my dream there was a vine before me, 10and on the vine were three branches. As it budded, its blossoms opened and its clusters ripened into grapes.…
Cross References
Genesis 40:1
Some time later, the king's cupbearer and baker offended their master, the king of Egypt.

Genesis 40:2
Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,

Genesis 40:8
"We both had dreams," they replied, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."

Genesis 40:10
and on the vine were three branches. As it budded, its blossoms opened and its clusters ripened into grapes.

Treasury of Scripture

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

a vine.

Genesis 37:5-10
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more…

Judges 7:13-15
And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along…

Daniel 2:31
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.







Lexicon
So the chief
שַֽׂר־ (śar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

cupbearer
הַמַּשְׁקִ֛ים (ham·maš·qîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4945: Causing to drink, a butler, drink, a well-watered region

told
וַיְסַפֵּ֧ר (way·sap·pêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

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

his dream:
חֲלֹמ֖וֹ (ḥă·lō·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2472: A dream

“In my dream
בַּחֲלוֹמִ֕י (ba·ḥă·lō·w·mî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2472: A dream

there
וְהִנֵּה־ (wə·hin·nêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

was a vine
גֶ֖פֶן (ḡe·p̄en)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1612: A vine, the grape

before me,
לְפָנָֽי׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
Verses 9-11. - And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me - literally, in my dream (sc. I was), and behold a vine (gephen, from the unused root gaphan, to be bent, a twig, hence a plant which has twigs, especially a vine; cf. Judges 9:13; Isaiah 7:43; Isaiah 24:7) before me. The introduction of the vine into the narrative, which has been pronounced (Bohlen) an important factor in proof of its recent composition, since, according to Herodotus (2:77), the vine was not cultivated in Egypt, and, according to Plutarch ('De Is. et Osir.,' 6), it was not till after Psammetichus, i.e. about the time of Josiah, that the Egyptians began to drink wine, has now by more accurate study been ascertained to be in exact accordance, not only with Biblical statements (Numbers 20:5; Psalm 78:47; Psalm 105:33), but likewise with the testimony of Herodotus, who affirms (2:37) that wine (οϊνος ἀμπέλενος) was a privilege of the priestly order, and with the representations on the monuments of vines and grapes, and of the entire process of wine-making (vide Havernick's 'Introduction,' § 21; Wilkinson's 'Ancient Egyptians,' 1:379, et seqq. 430, 431, ed. 1878; Hengstenberg, 'Egypt,' p. 13; Rawlinson, 'Hist. Illus.,' p. 49; Thornley Smith, 'Joseph and his Times,' p. 58). And in the vine were three branches: - sarigim, tendrils of a vine, from sarag, to intertwine (ver. 12; Joel 1:7) - and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; - literally, as it budded (Murphy); or, as though blossoming (Rosenmüller, Keil, Kalisch); it shot forth its blossom (Keil); or, its blossoms shot forth (Rosenmüller, Kalisch, Murphy) - and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: - more correctly, its stems caused to ripen, or matured, clusters, the אֶשְׁכֹּל being the stalk of a cluster, as distinguished from the עֲגָבִים, or clusters themselves (Gesenius, 'Lex.,' p. 85), though interpreters generally (Kalisch, Keil, Murphy) regard the first as the unripe, and the second as the ripe, cluster - and Pharaoh's cup - כּזֹס, a receptacle or vessel, either contracted from כֵּגֶס, like אִישׁ for אֵגֶשׁ (Gesenius), or derived from כּוּא, to conceal, to receive, to keep, connected with the idea of bringing together, collecting into a thing (Furst) - was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them - ἐξέθλιψα (LXX.), expressi (Vulgate), a translation adopted by the most competent authorities (Gesenius, Furst, Rosenmüller, Keil, Kalisch, et alii), though the sense of diluting with water is advocated by Dathe, Havernick ('Introd.,' § 21), and others as the most appropriate signification of שָׁחַט, which occurs only here. That Pharaoh is represented as drinking the expressed juice of grapes is no proof that the Egyptians were not acquainted with fermentation, and did not drink fermented liquors. In numerous frescoes the process of fermentation is distinctly represented, and Herodotus testifies that though the use of grape wine was comparatively limited, the common people drank a wine made from barley: οἵνῳ δ ἐκ κριθέων πεποιημένῳ (2:77) - into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand - literally, I placed the cup upon Pharaoh's palm, כַּפ, used of Jacob's thigh-socket (Genesis 32:26), meaning something hollowed out. 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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