THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 40 ©
The chief butler and baker of Pharaoh are put in prison, and committed to Joseph, vs. 1, etc. They dream each one his dream which Joseph interprets, praying the butler, being restored to his place, according to his dream, to be mindful of him, 5. Joseph’s interpretation of both the prisoners’ dreams is made good by the event; but the butler forgets Joseph, 20.
AND it came to pass after these things, that the 1butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his 2officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
And he put them in warda in the house of the captain 3of the guard, 4into the prison, the place where Joseph was 5bound.
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a 6season in ward.
¶And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, 7each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker 8of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were 9sad.
And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the 10ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so 11sadly to day?
And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is 12no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, 13Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, 14In my dream, 15behold, a vine was before me;
And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and 16the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches 17are three days:
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up 18thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former 19manner when thou wast his butler.
But think on me when it shall be well 20with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
For indeed 21I was stolen away out of the land of the 22Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
When the chief baker saw 23that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, 24I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three 25white baskets on my head:
And in the uppermost basket there was of 26all manner of bakemeatsb for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets 27are three days:
Yet within three days shall 28Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall 29hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
¶And it came to pass the third day, which was 30Pharaoh’s birthday, 31that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
And he restored the chief butlerc unto his 32butlershipd again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
But he 33hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but 34forgat him.