Genesis 40
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1And it comes to pass, after these things—the butler of the king of Egypt and the baker have sinned against their lord, against the king of Egypt; 2and Pharaoh is angry against his two eunuchs, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers, 3and puts them in confinement in the house of the chief of the executioners, into the round-house, the place where Joseph [is] a prisoner, 4and the chief of the executioners charges Joseph with them, and he serves them; and they are in confinement [for some] days. 5And they dream a dream both of them, each his dream in one night, each according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker whom the king of Egypt has, who [are] prisoners in the round-house. 6And Joseph comes to them in the morning, and sees them, and behold, they [are] morose; 7and he asks Pharaoh’s eunuchs who [are] with him in confinement in the house of his lord, saying, “Why [are] your faces sad today?” 8And they say to him, “We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it”; and Joseph says to them, “Are interpretations not with God? Please recount to me.”

9And the chief of the butlers recounts his dream to Joseph and says to him, “In my dream, then behold, a vine [is] before me! 10And in the vine [are] three branches, and it [is] as it were flourishing; gone up has its blossom, its clusters have ripened grapes; 11and Pharaoh’s cup [is] in my hand, and I take the grapes and press them into the cup of Pharaoh, and I give the cup into the hand of Pharaoh.” 12And Joseph says to him, “This [is] its interpretation: the three branches are three days; 13yet, within three days Pharaoh lifts up your head, and has put you back on your station, and you have given the cup of Pharaoh into his hand, according to the former custom when you were his butler. 14Surely if you have remembered me with you, when it is well with you, and have please done kindness with me, and have made mention of me to Pharaoh, then you have brought me out from this house, 15for I was really stolen from the land of the Hebrews; and here also I have done nothing that they have put me in the pit [for].”

16And the chief of the bakers sees that he has interpreted good, and he says to Joseph, “I also [am] in a dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread [are] on my head, 17and in the highest basket [are] of all [kinds] of Pharaoh’s food, work of a baker; and the birds are eating them out of the basket, from off my head.” 18And Joseph answers and says, “This [is] its interpretation: the three baskets are three days; 19yet, within three days Pharaoh lifts up your head from off you, and has hanged you on a tree, and the birds have eaten your flesh from off you.”

20And it comes to pass, on the third day, Pharaoh’s birthday, that he makes a banquet to all his servants, and lifts up the head of the chief of the butlers, and the head of the chief of the bakers among his servants, 21and he puts back the chief of the butlers to his butlership, and he gives the cup into the hand of Pharaoh; 22and the chief of the bakers he has hanged, as Joseph has interpreted to them; 23and the chief of the butlers has not remembered Joseph, but forgets him.


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Genesis 39
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