Genesis 40:19

19 1In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head--from you!--and 2hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat the flesh from you."

Genesis 40:19 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 40:19

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head from
off thee
Order thee to be beheaded; so the Targum of Jonathan and Ben Melech interpret it,

``Pharaoh shall remove thy head from thy body with a sword:''
and shall hang thee on a tree;
his body after his head was severed from it, this should be hung upon a gallows or gibbet, and there continue: and the birds shall eat the flesh from off thee;
as they usually do when bodies are thus hung up, see ( 2 Samuel 21:9 2 Samuel 21:10 ) ; this was signified by the birds eating the bakemeats out of the uppermost basket when upon his head, as it seemed to him in his dream.

Genesis 40:19 In-Context

17 and in the uppermost basket there were all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating it out of the basket on my head."
18 And Joseph answered and said, "This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days.
19 In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head--from you!--and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat the flesh from you."
20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand.

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