Matthew Bible

Genesis 40

The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison.

Genesis 40:1 And it chaunced after this, that the chefe butlar of the kyng of Egypte and hys chefe baker had offended their Lorde the kynge of Egipte. Genesis 40:2 And Pharao was angrye wt them and put them inwarde in hys chefe marshals house: Genesis 40:3 euen in the preson where Ioseph was bound.

Joseph hath charge of them.

Genesis 40:4 And the chefe marshall gaue Ioseph a charge wyth them, and he serued them. And they contynued a season inwarde.

He interpreteth their dreams.

Genesis 40:5 And they dreamed ether of them in one nyghte: both the butlar and the baker of the kynge of Egypte whych were bounde in the preson house, ether of them hys dreame, and eche mannes dreame of a sondrye interpretacion. Genesis 40:6 When Ioseph came in vnto them in the mornyng, & loked vpon them: beholde, they were sadd. And he asked them saying: Genesis 40:7 wherfore loke ye so sadly to day? Genesis 40:8 They answered him, we haue dreamed a dreame, & haue no man to declare it. And Ioseph sayd vnto them. Interpretynge belongeth to God but tell me yet. Genesis 40:9 And the chefe butlar tolde his dreame to Ioseph and sayde vnto hym. In my dreame me thought there stode a vyne before me, Genesis 40:10 & in the vyne were .iij. braunches, and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shott forth: & the grapes there of waxed rype. Genesis 40:11 And I had Pharaos cuppe in my hand, and toke of the grapes & wronge them into Pharaos cuppe, & delyuered Pharaos cuppe in to hys hande. Genesis 40:12 And Ioseph sayd vnto him, this is the interpretacion of it. Genesis 40:13 The .iij. braunches are thre dayes: for wythin thre dayes shall Pharao lyft vp thyne heade, & restore the vnto thyne offyce agayne, and thou shalt delyuer Pharaos cuppe in to his hande, after the old maner, euen as thou dydest when thou wast his butlar. Genesis 40:14 But thynke on me wyth the, when thou art in good case, and shewe mercy vnto me. And make mencion of me to Pharao, & helpe to brynge me oute of thys house: Genesis 40:15 for I was stollen out of the lande of the Hebrues, & here also haue I done nothing at all wherfore they should haue put me in to thys dongeon. Genesis 40:16 When the chefe baker sawe that he had well interpretate it, 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 of all maner bakemeates for Pharao. And the byrdes ate them out of the basket vpon my head. Genesis 40:18 Ioseph answered and sayde: thys is the interpretacion therof. The .iij. baskettes are .iij. dayes, Genesis 40:19 for thys daye .iij. 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 the thyrde day which 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 his seruauntes. Genesis 40:21 And restored the chefe buttelar vnto hys buttelarshippe agayne, and he reched the cuppe in to Pharaos hande, Genesis 40:22 and hanged the chefe baker euen as Ioseph had interpretated vnto them.

The ingratitude of the butler.

Genesis 40:23 Notwythstandyng the chefe buttelar remembred not Ioseph, but forgat hym.

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