When the chief baker1 saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation,2 he said to Joseph, "I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets3 of bread.
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In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head."
"This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.4
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Within three days5 Pharaoh will lift off your head6 and hang you on a tree.7 And the birds will eat away your flesh."8
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Now the third day9 was Pharaoh's birthday,10 and he gave a feast for all his officials.11 He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker12 in the presence of his officials:
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He restored the chief cupbearer13 to his position,14 so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh's hand,15
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but he hanged the chief baker,16 just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.17
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The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.18
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