THE BUTLER AND BAKER

 

Genesis 40

1 And it came to pass after these things, [that] the butler of

the king of Egypt and [his] baker had offended their lord the king

of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his officers,

against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the

bakers. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of

the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound. 4

And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he

served them: and they continued a season in ward. 5 And they

dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night,

each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler

and the baker of the king of Egypt, which [were] bound in the

prison. 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked

upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's

officers that [were] with him in the ward of his lord's house,

saying, Wherefore look ye [so] sadly to day? 8 And they said unto

him, We have dreamed a dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it.

And Joseph said unto them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to

God? tell me [them], I pray you. 9 And the chief butler told his

dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine

[was] before me; 10 And in the vine [were] three branches: and it

[was] as though it budded, [and] her blossoms shot forth; and the

clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 11 And 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. 12 And

Joseph said unto him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The

three branches [are] three days: 13 Yet within three days shall

Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and

thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former

manner when thou wast his butler. 14 But think on me when it

shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me,

and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this

house: 15 For 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. 16 When the chief baker saw that the

interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also [was] in my

dream, and, behold, [I had] three white baskets on my head: 17

And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all manner of bakemeats

for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my

head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This [is] the

interpretation thereof: The three baskets [are] three days: 19

Yet within 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. 20 And 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 of the

chief baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief

butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into

Pharaoh's hand: 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had

interpreted to them. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember

Joseph, but forgat him.


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