New Living Translation
Some time later, Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer and chief baker offended their royal master.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:1 We should not have had this story of Pharaoh's butler and baker recorded in scripture, if it had not been serviceable to Joseph's preferment. The world stands for the sake of the church, and is governed for its good. Observe, [1.] Two of the great officers of Pharaoh's court having offended the king are committed to prison. Note, High places are slippery places; nothing more uncertain than the favour of princes. Those that make God's favour their happiness, and his service their business, will find him a better master than Pharaoh was, and not so extreme to mark what they do amiss. Many conjectures there are concerning the offence of these servants of Pharaoh; some make it no less than an attempt to take away his life; others no more but the casual lighting of a fly into his cup, and a little sand in his bread: whatever it was, Providence, by this means, brought them into the prison where Joseph was.
Pharaoh became angry with these two officials,
While they were in prison, Pharaoh's cup-bearer and baker each had a dream one night, and each dream had its own meaning.
I was holding Pharaoh's wine cup in my hand, so I took a cluster of grapes and squeezed the juice into the cup. Then I placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand."
Within three days Pharaoh will lift you up and restore you to your position as his chief cup-bearer.
O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me." In those days I was the king's cup-bearer.
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