The Douay-Rheims Bible Genesis 40

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GEN 40:1  After this, it came to pass, that two eunuchs, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, offended their lord.

GEN 40:2  And Pharao being angry with them (now the one was chief butler, the other chief baker)

GEN 40:3  He sent them to the prison of the commander of the soldiers, in which Joseph also was prisoner,

GEN 40:4  But the keeper of the prison delivered them to Joseph, and he served them. Some little time passed, and they were kept in custody.

GEN 40:5  And they both dreamed a dream the same night, according to the interpretation agreeing to themselves:

GEN 40:6  And when Joseph was come in to them in the morning, and saw them sad,

GEN 40:7  He asked them, saying: Why is your oountenance sadder to day than usual?

GEN 40:8  They answered: We have dreamed a dream, and there is nobody to interpret it to us. And Joseph said to them: Both not interpretation belong to God? Tell me what you have dreamed. g The chief butler first told his dream: I saw before me a vine,

GEN 40:10  On which were three branches, which by little and little sent out buds, and after the blossoms brought forth ripe grapes :

GEN 40:11  And the cup of Pharao was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into the cup which I held, and I gave the cup to Pharao.

GEN 40:12  Joseph answered: This is the interpretation of the dream: The three branches are yet three days:

GEN 40:13  After which Pharao will remember thy service, and will restore thee to thy former place: and thou shah present him the cup according to thy office, as before thou wast wont to do.

GEN 40:14  Only remember me, when it shall be well with thee, and do me this kindness: to put Pharao in mind to take me out of this prison:

GEN 40:16  For I was stolen away out of the land I of the Hebrews, and here without any fault was cast into the dungeon.

GEN 40:16  The chief baker seeing that he had wisely interpreted the dream, said: I also dreamed a dream, That I bed three baskets of meal upon my heed:

GEN 40:17  And that in one basket which was uppermost, I carried all meats that are made by the art of baking, and that the birds ate out of it.

GEN 40:18  Joseph answered: This is the interpretation of the dream: The three baskets are yet three days:

GEN 40:19  After which Pharao will take thy hand from thee, and hang thee on a cross, and the birds shall tear thy flesh.

GEN 40:20  The third day after this was the birthday of Pharao: and he made a. great feast for his servants, and at the banquet remembered the chief butler, and the chief baker.

GEN 40:21  And he restored the one to his place to present him the cup:

GEN 40:22  The other he hanged on a gibbet, that the truth of the interpreter might be shewn.

GEN 40:23  But the chief butler, when things prospered with him, forgot his interpreter.