Genesis 40:21

21 He then restored the chief cup-bearer to his former position, so he could again hand Pharaoh his cup.

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 Three days from now Pharaoh will lift you up and impale your body on a pole. Then birds will come and peck away at your flesh.”
20 Pharaoh’s birthday came three days later, and he prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff. He summoned his chief cup-bearer and chief baker to join the other officials.
21 He then restored the chief cup-bearer to his former position, so he could again hand Pharaoh his cup.
22 But Pharaoh impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had predicted when he interpreted his dream.
23 Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought.