And it cometh to pass, after these things -- the butler of
the king of Egypt and the baker have sinned against their lord, against the
king of Egypt;
and Pharaoh is wroth against his two eunuchs, against the
chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers,
and giveth them in charge in the house of the chief of the
executioners, unto the round-house, the place where Joseph is a
and the chief of the executioners chargeth Joseph with them,
and he serveth them; and they are days in charge.
And they dream a dream both of them, each his dream in one
night, each according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the
baker whom the king of Egypt hath, who are prisoners in the round-house.
And Joseph cometh in unto them in the morning, and seeth
them, and lo, they are morose;
and he asketh Pharaoh's eunuchs who are with him in
charge in the house of his lord, saying, 'Wherefore are your faces sad
And they say unto him, 'A dream we have dreamed, and there
is no interpreter of it;' and Joseph saith unto them, 'Are not interpretations with
God? recount, I pray you, to me.'
And the chief of the butlers recounteth his dream to Joseph,
and saith to him, 'In my dream, then lo, a vine is before me!
and in the vine are three branches, and it is
as it were flourishing; gone up hath its blossom, its clusters have ripened
and Pharaoh's cup is in my hand, and I take the
grapes and press them into the cup of Pharaoh, and I give the cup into the hand
And Joseph saith to him, 'This is its interpretation:
the three branches are three days;
yet, within three days doth Pharaoh lift up thy head, and
hath put thee back on thy station, and thou hast given the cup of Pharaoh into his
hand, according to the former custom when thou wast his butler.
'Surely if thou hast remembered me with thee, when it is
well with thee, and hast done (I pray thee) kindness with me, and hast made
mention of me unto Pharaoh, then hast thou brought me out from this house,
for I was really stolen from the land of the Hebrews; and
here also have I done nothing that they have put me in the pit.'
And the chief of the bakers seeth that he hath interpreted
good, and he saith unto Joseph, 'I also am in a dream, and lo, three
baskets of white bread are on my head,
and in the uppermost basket are of all kinds
of Pharaoh's food, work of a baker; and the birds are eating them out of the
basket, from off my head.'
And Joseph answereth and saith, 'This is its
interpretation: the three baskets are three days;
yet, within three days doth Pharaoh lift up thy head from
off thee, and hath hanged thee on a tree, and the birds have eaten thy flesh
from off thee.'
And it cometh to pass, on the third day, Pharaoh's birthday,
that he maketh a banquet to all his servants, and lifteth up the head of the
chief of the butlers, and the head of the chief of the bakers among his
and he putteth back the chief of the butlers to his
butlership, and he giveth the cup into the hand of Pharaoh;
and the chief of the bakers he hath hanged, as Joseph hath
interpreted to them;
and the chief of the butlers hath not remembered Joseph, but