1611 King James Bible

Genesis 40

The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison.

Genesis 40:1 And it came to passe 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 against two of his officers, against the chiefe of the Butlers, and against the chiefe of the Bakers. Genesis 40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captaine of the guard, into the prison, the place where Ioseph was bound.

Joseph hath charge of them.

Genesis 40:4 And the captaine of the guard charged Ioseph with them, and he serued them, and they continued a season in warde.

He interpreteth their dreams.

Genesis 40:5 And they dreamed a dreame both of them, each man his dreame in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dreame, the Butler and the Baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison. Genesis 40:6 And Ioseph came in vnto them in the morning, and looked vpon them, and behold, they [were] sad. Genesis 40:7 And he asked Pharaohs officers that were with him in the warde of his lords house, saying, wherefore looke ye so sadly to day? Genesis 40:8 And they said vnto him, we haue dreamed a dreame, and there is no interpreter of it. And Ioseph said vnto them, Doe not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you. Genesis 40:9 And the chiefe Butler tolde his dreame to Ioseph, and said to him; In my dreame, beholde, a vine was before mee: Genesis 40:10 And in the vine [were] three branches, and it [was] as though it budded, and her blossoms shot foorth; [and] the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes. Genesis 40:11 And Pharaohs cup was in my hand, and I tooke the grapes and pressed them into Pharaohs cup: and I gaue the cup into Pharaohs hand. Genesis 40:12 And Ioseph said vnto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three dayes, Genesis 40:13 Yet within three dayes shall Pharaoh lift vp thine head, and restore thee vnto thy place, and thou shalt deliuer Pharaohs cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his Butler. Genesis 40:14 But thinke on me, when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindenesse, I pray thee, vnto mee, and make mention of me vnto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. Genesis 40:15 For indeed I was stollen away out of the land of the Hebrewes: and here also haue I done nothing, that they should put me into the dungeon. Genesis 40:16 When the chiefe Baker saw, that the interpretation was good, he said vnto Ioseph, I also was in my dreame, and behold, I had three white baskets on my head. Genesis 40:17 And in the vppermost basket there was of all maner of bake-meats for Pharaoh, and the birds did eat them out of the basket vpon my head. Genesis 40:18 And Ioseph answered, and said, This is the interpretation thereof: the three baskets are three dayes: Genesis 40:19 Yet within three dayes shall Pharaoh lift vp thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree, and the birds shall eate thy flesh from off thee.

They come to pass according to his interpretation.

Genesis 40:20 And it came to passe the third day, [which was] Pharaohs birth day, that hee made a feast vnto all his seruaunts: and he lifted vp the head of the chiefe Butler, and of the chiefe Baker among his seruants. Genesis 40:21 And he restored the chiefe Butler vnto his Butlership againe, and hee gaue the cup into Pharaohs hand. Genesis 40:22 But he hanged the chiefe Baker, as Ioseph had interpreted to them.

The ingratitude of the butler.

Genesis 40:23 Yet did not the chiefe Butler remember Ioseph, but forgate him.

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