Genesis 40

Thomson(i) 1 Now after these things it happened that the chief butler of the king of Egypt and the chief baker offended their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharao was incensed against his two officers, against the chief butler and against the chief baker 3 and sent them under a guard to prison; to the place to which Joseph had been sent. 4 And the keeper of the prison committed them to Joseph and he attended them. And when they had been there some days in prison, 5 they both had a dream, in the same night. And the appearance of the dream both of the chief butler and the chief baker, who belonged to the king of Egypt and were in prison, was similar. 6 And in the morning when Joseph went in to them he saw that they were troubled. 7 Whereupon he asked the officers of Pharao who were confined with him at his master's, saying, Why are your countenances sad to day? 8 And they said to him, We have had a dream and there is none to interpret it. And Joseph said, Is not the interpretation thereof from God? Therefore tell me. 9 So the chief butler told Joseph his dream and said, In my sleep there was a vine before me, 10 and on the vine three branches and one was flourishing and had produced clusters, and the grapes of one cluster were ripe. 11 And I had in my hand the cup of Pharao. So I took the bunch and squeezed it into the cup and gave the cup into Pharao's hand. 12 Thereupon Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it. The three branches are three days. 13 Three days hence Pharao will take cognizance of thy administration and restore thee to thy office of cup bearer, and thou shalt give Pharao's cup into his hand according to thy former dignity, when thou wast butler. 14 But think of me by thy own case, when it shall be well with thee; and do me the favour to mention me to Pharao and release me from this prison. 15 For I have been stolen from the land of the Hebrews; and here I have done nothing, yet they have thrown me into this dungeon. 16 And when the chief baker saw that he interpreted well he said to Joseph, I also had a dream, I thought I was carrying on my head three baskets of cakes, 17 and in the uppermost basket, pastry of all the sorts which Pharao eateth. And the birds of the air devoured those in the uppermost basket on my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said to him, This is the interpretation thereof. The three baskets are three days. 19 Three days hence Pharao will take off thy head and hang thee on a gibbet and the birds of the air will devour thy flesh. 20 Accordingly it fell out, that the third day was Pharao's birth day, and he made an entertainment for all his servants and took cognizance of the administration of the butler, and the administration of the baker in the midst of his servants. 21 And he restored the butler to his office, and he gave the cup into Pharao's hand. 22 But the chief baker he hanged as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief butler made no mention of Joseph, but passed him over in oblivion.