40:9And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; 40:10and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and its blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 40:11and Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. 40:12And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days; 40:13within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee unto thine office: and thou shalt give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. 40:14But have me in thy remembrance when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 40:15for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
40:16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head: 40:17and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. 40:18And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: the three baskets are three days; 40:19within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee. 40:20And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants. 40:21And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: 40:22but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 40:23Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
Preceding Entry: Genesis 39
Following Entry: Genesis 41