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Genesis 40 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now after these things the chief servant who had the care of the wine, and the chief bread-maker in Pharaoh's house, did something against Pharaoh's orders; 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 angry with his two servants, with the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker; 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 And he put them in prison under the care of the captain of the army, in the same prison where Joseph himself was shut up. 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 put them in Joseph's care, and he did what was needed for them; and they were kept 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 And these two had a dream on the same night; the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker of the king of Egypt, who were in prison, the two of them had dreams with a special sense. 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 in the morning when Joseph came to them he saw that they were looking sad. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 And he said to the servants of Pharaoh who were in prison with him, Why are you looking so sad? 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 Then they said to him, We have had a dream, and no one is able to give us the sense. And Joseph said, Does not the sense of dreams come from God? what was your dream? 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 Then the chief wine-servant gave Joseph an account of his dream, and said, In my dream I saw a vine 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 seemed as if it put out buds and flowers, and from them came grapes ready for cutting. 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 crushing them into Pharaoh's cup, 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 Then Joseph said, This is the sense of your dream: the three branches are three days; 12 "This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
13 After three days Pharaoh will give you honour, and put you back into your place, and you will give him his cup as you did before, when you were his wine-servant. 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 keep me in mind when things go well for you, and be good to me and say a good word for me to Pharaoh and 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 For truly I was taken by force from the land of the Hebrews; and I have done nothing for which I might be 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 Now when the chief bread-maker saw that the first dream had a good sense, he said to Joseph, I had a dream; and in my dream there were three baskets of white 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 And in the top basket were all sorts of cooked meats for Pharaoh; and the birds were taking them out of the baskets 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 Then Joseph said, This is the sense of your dream: the three baskets are three days; 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 After three days Pharaoh will take you out of prison, hanging you on a tree, so that your flesh will be food for birds. 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 Now the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his servants; and he gave honour to the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker among the others. 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 put the chief wine-servant back in his old place; 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 the chief bread-maker was put to death by hanging, as Joseph had said. 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 But the wine-servant did not keep Joseph in mind or give a thought to him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.