Genesis

Genesis 40 ©

1Pharaoh's butler and baker in prison are committed to Joseph's charge. 5He interpreteth their dreams, 20which come to pass according to Joseph's interpretation. 23The ingratitude of the butler.

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AND ait came to pass after these things, that bthe *butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

a Es. 6.1.
b v.13. Ne. 1.11.
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And Pharaoh cwas *wroth against two of his dofficers, against the chief of the *butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

d ch. 37.36.
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And he put them *in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the eprison, the place where Joseph was bound.

e ch. 39.20-23.
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And the fcaptain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season *in ward.

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¶And they gdreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the *butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

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And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were hsad.

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And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him *in the ward of his lord's house, saying, iWherefore 1look ye so sadly to day?

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And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations jbelong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

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And the chief *butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a kvine was before me;

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And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

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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.

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And Joseph said unto him, lThis is the interpretation of it: The three branches mare three days:

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Yet nwithin three days shall Pharaoh 2lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former *manner when thou wast his *butler.

n v.20-22.
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But 3think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

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For indeed I was ostolen away out of pthe land of the Hebrews: and here also have qI done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

o ch. 37.28.
p ch. 14.13.
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When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three 4white baskets on my head:

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And in the uppermost basket there was of all *manner of 5*bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

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And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

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Yet within three days shall Pharaoh 6lift up thy head from off thee, and shall rhang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

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¶And it came to pass sthe third day, which was Pharaoh's tbirthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he 7lifted up the head of the chief *butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

s v.13,19.
t Mat. 14.6. Mar. 6.21. Es. 1.3. ch. 21.8.
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And he restored the chief *butler unto his *butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

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But he hanged the chief baker: uas Joseph had interpreted to them.

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Yet did not the chief *butler remember Joseph, but vforgat him.