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Genesis 40

The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison.

Genesis 40:1 And it chaunced after this, that the butteler of þe kynge of Egypte and hys baker had offended their Lorde the kynge of Egypte. Genesis 40:2 And Pharao was angrye agaynst his two offycers: agaynst þe chefe butler & the chefe baker: and put them in warde in hys chefe stewardes house: Genesis 40:3 euen in the preson and place where Ioseph was bounde.

Joseph hath charge of them.

Genesis 40:4 And the chefe Stewarde gaue Ioseph a charge with them, & he serued them. And they contynued a season in warde.

He interpreteth their dreams.

Genesis 40:5 And they dreamed ether of them in one nyght: both the butteler and the baker of the kynge of Egypte which were bounde in the preson house, ether of them his dreame, and eache mannes dreame of a sondrye interpretacyon. Genesis 40:6 When Ioseph came in vnto them in the mornynge, and loked vpon them: beholde, they were sadd. And he asked Pharaos offycers that were with hym in hys masters warde sayinge: Genesis 40:7 Wherfore loke ye so sadly to daye? Genesis 40:8 They answered hym: we haue dreamed a dreame, and haue no man to declare it. And Ioseph sayde vnto them: Do not interpretynges belonge to God: yet tell me? Genesis 40:9 And the chefe butlar tolde his dreame to Ioseph, and sayde vnto him: In my dreame me thought there stode a vyne before me, Genesis 40:10 and in the vyne were .iij. braunches, and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shott forth: and the grapes there of waxed type. Genesis 40:11 And I had Pharaos cuppe in my hande and toke of the grapes and wronge them in to Pharaos cuppe, and delyuered Pharaos cuppe in to hys hande. Genesis 40:12 And Ioseph sayde vnto hym: thys is the intrepretacion of it. Genesis 40:13 The thre braunches ar thre dayes: for wythin thre dayes shall Pharao lyft vp thyne heade and restore the vnto thyne offyce agayne, and thou shalt delyuer Pharaos cuppe in to hys hande, after the old maner wherin thou wast wont to geue hym drynke. Genesis 40:14 But yf thou thynke on me wyth the, when thou art in good case, shewe mercye (I praye the) vnto me. And make mencion of me to Pharao, and brynge me out of thys house: Genesis 40:15 for I was stollen out of the lande of the Hebrues, and here also haue I done nothynge at all, wherfore they shulde haue put me in to thys dongeon. Genesis 40:16 When the chefe baker sawe that the interpretacyon was good, he sayde vnto Ioseph: me thought also in my dreame, that I had .iij. wyker baskettes on my heade. Genesis 40:17 And in the vppermost basket there was of all maner bakemeates for Pharao. And the byrdes dyd eate them out of the basket that was vpon my head. Genesis 40:18 And Ioseph answered and sayde: thys is the interpretacyon therof. The thre baskettes are thre dayes, Genesis 40:19 for thys daye thre dayes shall Pharao take thy heade from the, and shall hange the on a tree, and the byrdes shall eate thy fleshe from of the.

They come to pass according to his interpretation.

Genesis 40:20 And it came to passe þe thyrde daye whych was Pharaos byrth daye that he made a feast vnto all hys seruauntes. And he lyfted vp the head of the chefe buttelar and of the chefe baker amonge hys seruauntes. Genesis 40:21 And restored the chefe buttelar vnto hys buttelarshyppe agayne: whych also reched the cuppe into Pharaos hande, Genesis 40:22 but he hanged the chefe baker: euen as Ioseph had interpreted vnto them.

The ingratitude of the butler.

Genesis 40:23 Neyther dyd the chefe buttelar remembre Ioseph, but forgat hym.

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