Genesis 40 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Some time later the king of Egypt's wine steward and his chief baker offended the king. 1 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.
2 He was angry with these two officials 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 and put them in prison in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same place where Joseph was being 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 They spent a long time in prison, and the captain assigned Joseph as their servant. 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 there in prison the wine steward and the chief baker each had a dream, and the dreams had different meanings. 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 came to 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 them, "Why do you look so worried 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, "Each of us had a dream, and there is no one here to explain what the dreams mean." "It is God who gives the ability to interpret dreams," Joseph said. "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 wine steward said, "In my dream there was a grapevine 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 with three branches on it. As soon as the leaves came out, the blossoms appeared, and the grapes ripened. 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 the king's cup; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into the cup and gave it to him." 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, "This is what it means: 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 the king will release you, pardon you, and restore you to your position. You will give him his cup as you did 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 everything is going well for you, and please be kind enough to mention me to the king and help me get 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 After all, I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here in Egypt I didn't do anything to deserve being 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 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation of the wine steward's dream was favorable, he said to Joseph, "I had a dream too; I was carrying three breadbaskets 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 there were all kinds of baked goods for the king, and the birds were eating 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 Joseph answered, "This is what it means: the three baskets are three days. 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 In three days the king will release you - and have your head cut off! Then he will hang your body on a pole, and the birds will eat 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 On his birthday three days later the king gave a banquet for all his officials; he released his wine steward and his chief baker and brought them before 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 restored the wine steward 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 executed the chief baker. It all happened just 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 steward never gave Joseph another thought - he forgot all about him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.