the butler and the baker who were in
prison with Joseph had dreams. Both of them had a dream
the same night and
each man's dream had its own interpretation.
them in the morning he saw how sad
they looked. So Joseph asked why
they were so sad. They told Joseph that they each had a
dream, and there was no one to
Joseph told them that interpretations belong to God. Then
Joseph asked them what their dreams were.
the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and told him that in his
dream a vine was before him, and
in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded and
blossomed, and its clusters brought
forth ripe grapes.
Pharaoh's cup was in his hand and he took the grapes and pressed them
into Pharaoh's cup, and placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand.
Joseph Interprets the Dreams
The Butler's dream
him what the dream meant. The three
branches represented three days and
within three days the Pharaoh would restore him to his place as the
Pharaoh's butler, and put Pharaoh's cup in his hand as he did
But Joseph asked him to remember him when he got out and tell the Pharaoh about him, and get him out of this house. For Joseph had been taken away from the land of the Hebrews, and had done nothing wrong that they should put him into the dungeon for.
When the chief baker saw that Joseph could make a good interpretation of the butlers dream, he asked Joseph, if he could tell him what his dream meant.
In his dream there were three white baskets on his head. In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for the Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on his head.
The Baker's dream
So Joseph told him what his dream meant. It meant that the three baskets represented three days. Within three days Pharaoh would lift off his head and hang him on a tree. The birds would eat his flesh.
a feast for all the
Pharaoh's servants because it was the Pharaoh's birthday. The
Pharaoh brought the
chief butler and the chief baker among his servants. Then he
restored the chief butler as his
butler again, and placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand. But as
Joseph had interpreted, the chief baker was
hanged. But the chief
butler forgot about Joseph.
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