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Genesis 40 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As time went on, it happened that the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt crossed 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 furious with his two officials, the head cupbearer and the head baker, 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
3 and put them in custody under the captain of the guard; it was the same jail where Joseph was held. 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 captain of the guard assigned Joseph to see to their needs. 4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. After they had been in custody for some time,
5 the king's cupbearer and baker, while being held in the jail, both had a dream on the same night, each dream having 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 arrived in the morning, he noticed that they were feeling low. 6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
7 So he asked them, the two officials of Pharaoh who had been thrown into jail with him, "What's wrong? Why the long faces?" 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 said, "We dreamed dreams and there's no one to interpret them." Joseph said, "Don't interpretations come from God? Tell me the 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 First the head cupbearer told his dream to Joseph: "In my dream there was 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 with three branches on it: It budded, blossomed, and the 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 I was holding Pharaoh's cup; I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup, and gave the cup to Pharaoh." 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, "Here's the meaning. The three branches are three days. 12 "This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
13 Within three days, Pharaoh will get you out of here and put you back to your old work - you'll be giving Pharaoh his cup just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer. 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 Only remember me when things are going well with you again - tell Pharaoh about me and get me out of this place. 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 kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews. And since I've been here, I've done nothing to deserve being put in this hole." 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 head baker saw how well Joseph's interpretation turned out, he spoke up: "My dream went like this: I saw three wicker 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 the top basket had assorted pastries from the bakery and birds were picking at them from 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 said, "This is the interpretation: The three baskets are three days; 18 "This is what it means," Joseph said. "The three baskets are three days.
19 within three days Pharaoh will take off your head, impale you on a post, and the birds will pick your bones clean." 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 sure enough, on the third day it was Pharaoh's birthday and he threw a feast for all his servants. He set the head cupbearer and the head baker in places of honor in the presence of all the guests. 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 Then he restored the head cupbearer to his cupbearing post; he handed Pharaoh his cup just as before. 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh's hand,
22 And then he impaled the head baker on a post, following Joseph's interpretations exactly. 22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 But the head cupbearer never gave Joseph another thought; he forgot all about him. 23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.