Genesis 40:1
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New International Version
Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.

King James Bible
And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after these things, [that] the cup-bearer of the king of Egypt and the baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.

World English Bible
It happened after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh 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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The butler - משקה mashkeh, the same as saky among the Arabians and Persians, and signifying a cup-bearer.

Baker - אפה opheh; rather cook, confectioner, or the like.

Had offended - They had probably been accused of attempting to take away the king's life, one by poisoning his drink, the other by poisoning his bread or confectionaries.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Genesis 39:20-23 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound...

Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles...

the butler. {Maskeh}, from {shakah}, to give drink, is the same as {saky} among the Arabians and Persians, and signifies a cup-bearer.

Genesis 40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your place: and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand...

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants...

Nehemiah 2:1,2 And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine...

Library
The Political Constitution of Egypt
The king, the queen, and the royal princes--Administration under the Pharaohs--Feudalism and the Egyptian priesthood, the military--The citizens and country people. Between the Fayum and the apex of the Delta, the Lybian range expands and forms a vast and slightly undulating table-land, which runs parallel to the Nile for nearly thirty leagues. The Great Sphinx Harmakhis has mounted guard over its northern extremity ever since the time of the Followers of Horus. Illustration: Drawn by Boudier,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 2

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

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

Genesis 40:5
each of the two men--the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison--had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.

Genesis 40:11
Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup and put the cup in his hand."

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

Nehemiah 1:11
Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.

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