Genesis 40 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass after these things, [that] the butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. 1 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth with two [of] his officers, with the chief of the butlers, and with the chief of the bakers. 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 And he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound. 3 and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined.
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued a season in custody. 4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,
5 And they dreamed 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, who [were] bound in the prison. 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 And Joseph came to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they [were] sad. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Why look ye [so] sad to-day? 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 said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God? tell me [them], I pray you. 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 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine [was] before 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 And on the vine [were] three branches: and it [was] as though it budded, [and] its blossoms shot forth; and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes: 10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes.
11 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. 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 And Joseph said to him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The three branches [are] three days; 12 "This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee to thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. 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 think on me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness to me, I pray thee, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 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 indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. 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 interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also [was] in my dream, and behold, [I had] three white 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 And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh; and the birds ate them out of the basket upon 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 And Joseph answered, and said, This [is] the interpretation of it: The three baskets [are] three days: 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. 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 And it came to pass the third day, [which was] Pharaoh's birth-day, that he made a feast to all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 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 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave 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 he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.