both prisoners--the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt--had dreams one night. Each man had a dream with its own special meaning.
When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were upset.
So he asked these officials of Pharaoh who were with him in his master's prison, "Why do you look so unhappy today?"
"We both had dreams," they answered him, "but there's no one to tell us what they mean." "Isn't God the only one who can tell what they mean?" Joseph asked them. "Why don't you tell me all about them."
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said "In my dream a grapevine with three branches appeared in front of me.
Soon after it sprouted it blossomed. Then its clusters ripened into grapes.
Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, so I took the grapes and squeezed them into it. I put the cup in Pharaoh's hand."
"This is what it means," Joseph said to him. "The three branches are three days.
In the next three days Pharaoh will release you and restore you to your position. You will put Pharaoh's cup in his hand as you used to do when you were his cupbearer.
Remember me when things go well for you, and please do me a favor. Mention me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this prison.
I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I've done nothing to deserve being put in this prison."