The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison.
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. Genesis 40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth with two [of] his officers, with the chief of the butlers, and with the chief of the bakers. Genesis 40:3 And he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound.
Joseph hath charge of them.
Genesis 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued a season in custody.
He interpreteth their dreams.
Genesis 40:5 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, who [were] bound in the prison. Genesis 40:6 And Joseph came to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they [were] sad. Genesis 40:7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Why look ye [so] sad to-day? Genesis 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God? tell me [them], I pray you. Genesis 40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine [was] before me; Genesis 40:10 And on the vine [were] three branches: and it [was] as though it budded, [and] its blossoms shot forth; and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes: Genesis 40:11 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. Genesis 40:12 And Joseph said to him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The three branches [are] three days; Genesis 40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee to thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. Genesis 40:14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness to me, I pray thee, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: Genesis 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. Genesis 40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also [was] in my dream, and behold, [I had] three white baskets on my head: Genesis 40:17 And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh; and the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head. Genesis 40:18 And Joseph answered, and said, This [is] the interpretation of it: The three baskets [are] three days: Genesis 40:19 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.
They come to pass according to his interpretation.
Genesis 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, [which was] Pharaoh's birth-day, that he made a feast to all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. Genesis 40:21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: Genesis 40:22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
The ingratitude of the butler.
Genesis 40:23 Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.