Genesis 40 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After these things happened, two of the king's officers displeased the king -- the man who served wine to the king and the king's baker. 1 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.
2 The king became angry with his officer who served him wine and his baker, 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 so he put them in the prison of the captain of the guard, the same prison where Joseph was kept. 3 and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.
4 The captain of the guard put the two prisoners in Joseph's care, and they stayed in prison for some time. 4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,
5 One night both the king's officer who served him wine and the baker had a dream. Each had his own dream with its own meaning. 5 each of the two men--the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison--had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.
6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw they were worried. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 He asked the king's officers who were with him, "Why do you look so unhappy today?" 7 So he asked Pharaoh's officials who were in custody with him in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?"
8 The two men answered, "We both had dreams last night, but no one can explain their meaning to us." Joseph said to them, "God is the only One who can explain the meaning of dreams. Tell me your dreams." 8 "We both had dreams," they answered, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."
9 So the man who served wine to the king told Joseph his dream. He said, "I dreamed I saw a vine, and 9 So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, "In my dream I saw a vine in front of me,
10 on the vine were three branches. I watched the branches bud and blossom, and then the grapes ripened. 10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes.
11 I was holding the king's cup, so I took the grapes and squeezed the juice into the cup. Then I gave it to the king." 11 Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup and put the cup in his hand."
12 Then Joseph said, "I will explain the dream to you. The three branches stand for three days. 12 "This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
13 Before the end of three days the king will free you, and he will allow you to return to your work. You will serve the king his wine just as you did before. 13 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.
14 But when you are free, remember me. Be kind to me, and tell the king about me so I can get out of this prison. 14 But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison.
15 I was taken by force from the land of the Hebrews, and I have done nothing here to deserve being put in prison." 15 For I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon."
16 The baker saw that Joseph's explanation of the dream was good, so he said to him, "I also had a dream. I dreamed there were three bread baskets on my head. 16 When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation, he said to Joseph, "I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread.
17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked food for the king, but the birds were eating this food out of the basket on my head." 17 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."
18 Joseph answered, "I will tell you what the dream means. The three baskets stand for three days. 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 Before the end of three days, the king will cut off your head! He will hang your body on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh." 19 Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat away your flesh."
20 Three days later, on his birthday, the king gave a feast for all his officers. In front of his officers, he released from prison the chief officer who served his wine and the chief baker. 20 Now the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials:
21 The king gave his chief officer who served wine his old position, and once again he put the king's cup of wine into the king's hand. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh's hand,
22 But the king hanged the baker on a pole. Everything happened just as Joseph had said it would, 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 but the officer who served wine did not remember Joseph. He forgot all about him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.