1 Then it came about afterthesethings, 1the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egyptoffended their lord, the king of Egypt.
Pharaoh was 2furious with his twoofficials, the chiefcupbearer and the chiefbaker.
So he put them in confinement in the house of the 3captain of the bodyguard, in the jail*, the same placewhere*Joseph was imprisoned.
The captain of the bodyguardputJoseph in charge of them, and he tookcare of them; and they were in confinement for sometime.
Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail*, bothhad a dream the samenight, eachman with his own dream and eachdream with its own interpretation.
When Josephcame to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.
He askedPharaoh'sofficialswho were with him in confinement in his master'shouse, "4Why are your faces so sadtoday?"
Then they said to him, "5We have had a dream and there is noone to interpret it." Then Josephsaid to them, "6Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please."
So the chiefcupbearertold his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, there was a vine in front of me;
and on the vine were threebranches. And as it was budding, its blossomscame out, and its clustersproducedripegrapes.
"Now Pharaoh'scup was in my hand; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh'scup, and I put the cup into Pharaoh'shand."
Then Josephsaid to him, "This is the 7interpretation of it: the threebranches are threedays;
within threemoredaysPharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office; and you will putPharaoh'scup into his hand according to your formercustomwhen you were his cupbearer.
"Only*keep me in mind when it goeswell with you, and please8do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of thishouse.
"For 9I was in factkidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and evenhere I have donenothing* that they should have put me into the dungeon."
When the chiefbakersaw that he had interpretedfavorably, he said to Joseph, "I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were threebaskets of whitebread on my head;
and in the topbasket there were some of all sorts of bakedfood for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head."
Then Josephanswered and said, "This is its interpretation: the threebaskets are threedays;
within threemoredaysPharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your fleshoff* you."
Thus it came about on the thirdday, which was 10Pharaoh'sbirthday*, that he made a feast for all his servants; 11and he lifted up the head of the chiefcupbearer and the head of the chiefbakeramong his servants.
He restored the chiefcupbearer to his office, and 12he put the cup into Pharaoh'shand;
but 13he hanged the chiefbaker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet the chiefcupbearer did not rememberJoseph, but 14forgot him.