Genesis 40:21

21 he restored the chief cupbearer to his position as cupbearer, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand;

Genesis 40:21 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 40:21

And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again,
&c.] Put him into the same office he was in before: and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
ministered to him in his office the same day, according to his dream and the interpretation of it: the Targum of Jonathan adds this as a reason of his being restored,

``because he found that he was not in that counsel,''
in which it was consulted to poison Pharaoh, (See Gill on Genesis 40:1).

Genesis 40:21 In-Context

19 In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head-from off you-and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body."
20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he gave a feast for all his servants. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker:
21 he restored the chief cupbearer to his position as cupbearer, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand;
22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had explained to them.
23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.