Genesis 40 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Some time later, the Egyptian king's baker and wine taster did something their master didn't like. 1 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.
2 So Pharaoh became angry with his two officials, the chief wine taster and the chief baker. 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 He put them in prison in the house of the captain of the palace guard. It was 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 put Joseph in charge of those men. So Joseph took care of them. Some time passed while they were in prison. 4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,
5 Then each of the two men had a dream. The men were the Egyptian king's baker and wine taster. They were being held in prison. Both of them had dreams the same night. Each of their dreams had 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 Joseph came to them the next morning. He saw that they were sad. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 They were Pharaoh's officials, and they were in prison with Joseph in his master's house. So he asked them, "Why do you look so sad 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 "We both had dreams," they answered. "But no one can tell us what they mean." Then Joseph said to them, "Only God knows what dreams mean. 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 chief wine taster told Joseph his dream. He said to him, "In my dream I saw a vine in front of me. 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 There were three branches on the vine. As soon as it budded, it flowered. And bunches of ripe grapes grew on it. 10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes.
11 "Pharaoh's cup was in my hand. I took the grapes. I squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup. Then I put the cup in his hand." 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 "Here's what your dream means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days. 12 "This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
13 In three days Pharaoh will let you out of prison. He'll give your position back to you. And you will put Pharaoh's cup in his hand. That's what you used to do when you were his wine taster. 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 everything is going well with you, remember me. Do me a favor. Speak to Pharaoh about me. Get me 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 away from the land of the Hebrews by force. Even here I haven't done anything to be put in prison for." 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 chief baker saw that Joseph had given a positive meaning to the wine taster's dream. So he said to Joseph, "I had a dream too. There were three baskets of bread 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 All kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh were in the top basket. But the birds were eating them out of the basket that was 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 "Here's what your dream means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days. 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 In three days Pharaoh will cut your head off. Then he will stick a pole through your body and set the pole up. The birds will eat up your body." 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 The third day was Pharaoh's birthday. He had a big dinner prepared for all of his officials. He brought the chief wine taster and the chief baker out of prison. He did it in front of his officials. 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 He gave the chief wine taster's position back to him. Once again the wine taster put the cup into Pharaoh'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 Pharaoh had a pole stuck through the chief baker's body. Then he had the pole set up. Everything happened exactly as Joseph had told them when he explained their dreams. 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 But the chief wine taster didn't remember Joseph. In fact, he forgot all about him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.