Genesis 40:6

6 When Joseph saw them the next morning, he noticed that they both looked upset.

Genesis 40:6 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 40:6

And Joseph came in unto them in the morning
For though Joseph and they were in the same prison, yet not in the same ward. Aben Ezra thinks that Joseph lodged in the dungeon in the night, ( Genesis 40:15 ) ; and was let out in the morning to wait on these prisoners; but the great interest he had in the keeper of the prison, and the favour shown him by the captain of the guard, in putting such prisoners under his care, will easily make one conclude, that Joseph now had a better lodging than that; though it had been his case, he was now provided with a better apartment in the prison; and when he arose in the morning, like a careful and faithful servant, he came to the ward where the prisoners under his care were, to see that they were safe, and what they wanted: and looked upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad;
they looked sorrowful, dejected, and uneasy.

Genesis 40:6 In-Context

4 They remained in prison for quite some time, and the captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, who looked after them.
5 While they were in prison, Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker each had a dream one night, and each dream had its own meaning.
6 When Joseph saw them the next morning, he noticed that they both looked upset.
7 “Why do you look so worried today?” he asked them.
8 And they replied, “We both had dreams last night, but no one can tell us what they mean.” “Interpreting dreams is God’s business,” Joseph replied. “Go ahead and tell me your dreams.”
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