He asked them, saying: Why is your countenance sadder today than usual?
They answered: We have dreamed a dream, and there is nobody to interpret it to us. And Joseph said to them: Doth not interpretation belong to God? Tell me what you have dreamed:
The chief butler first told his dream: I saw before me a vine,
On which were three branches, which by little and little sent out buds, and after the blossoms brought forth ripe grapes:
And the cup of Pharao was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into the cup which I held, and I gave the cup to Pharao.
Joseph answered: This is the interpretation of the dream: The three branches, are yet three days:
After which Pharao will remember thy service, and will restore thee to thy former place: and thou shalt present him the cup according to thy office, as before thou was wont to do.
Only remember me when it shall be well with thee, and do me this kindness: to put Pharao in mind to take me out of this prison:
For I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here without any fault was cast into the dungeon.
The chief baker seeing that he had wisely interpreted the dream, said: I also dreamed a dream, That I had three baskets of meal upon my head:
And that in one basket which was uppermost, I carried all meats that are made by the art of baking, and that the birds ate out of it.