New International Version
He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh's hand--
King James Bible
And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
Darby Bible Translation
And he restored the chief of the cup-bearers to his office of cup-bearer again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
World English Bible
He restored the chief cupbearer to his position again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
Young's Literal Translation
and he putteth back the chief of the butlers to his butlership, and he giveth the cup into the hand of Pharaoh;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pharaoh's birthday - The distinguishing a birthday by a feast appears from this place to have been a very ancient custom. It probably had its origin from a correct notion of the immortality of the soul, as the commencement of life must appear of great consequence to that person who believed he was to live for ever. St. Matthew (Matthew 14:6) mentions Herod's keeping his birthday; and examples of this kind are frequent to the present time in most nations.
Lifted up the head of the chief butler, etc. - By lifting up the head, probably no more is meant than bringing them to trial, tantamount to what was done by Jezebel and the nobles of Israel to Naboth: Set Naboth on high among the people; and set two men, sons of Belial, to bear witness against him, etc.; 1 Kings 21:9, etc. The issue of the trial was, the baker alone was found guilty and hanged; and the butler, being acquitted, was restored to his office.
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gave the cup.
LibraryThe 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
Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
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.
And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled."
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.
till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.
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