The Cupbearer and the
16When the chief baker
saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation, he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were
three baskets of bread.
17In the top basket were
all kinds of baked goods
for Pharaoh, but the birds
were eating them out of
the basket on my head.”
18“This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days.
19Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your
head and impale your body on a pole. And the
birds will eat away your
20Now the third day was
Pharaoh’s birthday, and
he gave a feast for all his
officials. He lifted up the
heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials:
21He restored the chief cupbearer to his position,
so that he once again put
the cup into Pharaoh’s hand—
22but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.
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