Genesis 40 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Some time later, both the wine steward and the baker for Egypt's king offended their master, 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 Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief wine steward and the chief baker, 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 and he put them under arrest with the commander of the royal guard in the same jail where Joseph was imprisoned. 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 commander of the royal guard assigned Joseph to assist them. After they had been under arrest 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 both of them—the wine steward and the baker for Egypt's king who were imprisoned in the jail—had dreams one night, and each man's 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 When Joseph met them in the morning, he saw that they were upset. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 He asked the officers of Pharaoh who were under arrest with him in his master's house, "Why do you look so distressed 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 They answered, "We've both had dreams, but there's no one to interpret them." Joseph said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Describe your dreams to me." 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 chief wine steward described his dream to Joseph: "In my dream there was a vine right 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 and on the vine were three branches. When it budded, its blossoms appeared, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 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, so I took the grapes, crushed them into Pharaoh's cup, and put 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 Joseph said to him, "This is the dream's interpretation: 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 an audience and return you to your position. You will put Pharaoh's cup in his hand, just the way things were before when you were his wine steward. 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 please, remember me when you are doing well and be loyal to me. Put in a good word for me to Pharaoh, so he sets me free from 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 stolen from the land of the Hebrews, and here too I've done nothing to be thrown into this 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 favorable, he said to Joseph, "It was the same for me. 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 In the basket on top there were baked goods for Pharaoh's food, but birds were eating them 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 responded, "This is the dream's interpretation: 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 give you an audience and will hang you from a tree where birds will peck your flesh from you." 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, and he gave a party for all of his servants. Before all of his servants, he gave an audience to the chief wine steward 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 He returned the chief wine steward to his position, and he placed the cup in 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 baker he hanged, just as Joseph had said would happen when he interpreted their dreams for them. 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 But the chief wine steward didn't remember Joseph; he forgot all about him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.