Genesis 40
New Heart English Bible
1It happened after these things that the cupbearer of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt. 2Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. 3So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, the place where Joseph was confined. 4The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. They stayed in prison for some time. 5And the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, and each dream had its own meaning. 6Joseph met them in the morning and looked at them and saw that they were sad. 7He asked Pharaoh?s officers who were with him in custody in his master?s house, saying, "Why do you look so sad today?" 8They said to him, "We both had dreams, but there is no one who can interpret it." Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell it to me."

9The chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, look, a vine was in front of me, 10and in the vine were three branches. When it budded, its blossoms opened, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11Pharaoh?s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh?s cup, and I placed the cup into Pharaoh?s hand." 12Then Joseph said to him, "This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. 13Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office. You will put Pharaoh?s cup into his hand as you used to when you were his cupbearer. 14But remember me when it goes well for you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. 15For indeed, I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the pit."

16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Joseph, "I also appeared in my dream, and look, three baskets of white bread were on my head. 17In the top basket there was all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head." 18Joseph answered, "This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days. 19Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and impale you on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh off you."

20And it happened on the third day, which was Pharaoh?s birthday, that he gave a feast for all his servants, and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. 21He restored the chief cupbearer to his position again, and he placed the cup into Pharaoh?s hand; 22but he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23But the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2020


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