Genesis 40 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Some time later, Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer and chief baker offended him. 1 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.
2 Pharaoh became very angry with these officials, 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 and he put them in the prison where Joseph was, in the palace of Potiphar, the captain of the guard. 3 and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.
4 They remained in prison for quite some time, and Potiphar assigned Joseph to take care of them. 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 the cup-bearer and the baker each had a dream, and each dream 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 The next morning Joseph noticed the dejected look on their faces. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 "Why do you look so worried today?" he asked. 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 And they replied, "We both had dreams last night, but there is no one here to tell us what they mean." "Interpreting dreams is God's business," Joseph replied. "Tell me what you saw." 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 The cup-bearer told his dream first. "In my dream," he said, "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 It had three branches that began to bud and blossom, and soon there were clusters of ripe grapes. 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 Pharaoh's wine cup in my hand, so I took the grapes and squeezed the juice into it. Then I placed the cup in Pharaoh's 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 "I know what the dream means," Joseph said. "The three branches mean three days. 12 "This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
13 Within three days Pharaoh will take you out of prison and return you to your position as his chief cup-bearer. 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 And please have some pity on me when you are back in his favor. Mention me to Pharaoh, and ask him to let me out of here. 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 For I was kidnapped from my homeland, the land of the Hebrews, and now I'm here in jail, but I did nothing to deserve it." 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 When the chief baker saw that the first dream had such a good meaning, he told his dream to Joseph, too. "In my dream," he said, "there were three baskets of pastries 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 bakery goods for Pharaoh, but the birds came and ate them." 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 "I'll tell you what it means," Joseph told him. "The three baskets mean three days. 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 Three days from now Pharaoh will cut off your head and impale your body on a pole. Then birds will come and peck away at 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 Pharaoh's birthday came three days later, and he gave a banquet for all his officials and household staff. He sent for his chief cup-bearer and chief baker, and they were brought to him from the prison. 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 then restored the chief cup-bearer to his former position, 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh's hand,
22 but he sentenced the chief baker to be impaled on a pole, just as Joseph had predicted. 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 Pharaoh's cup-bearer, however, promptly forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.