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Genesis 39:1340:13
When she saw that he had left his c loak in her hand and had run out of
the house, she c alled her household servants. Look, she said to them,
this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here
to sleep with me, but I screamed. When he heard me scream for help, he
left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.
She kept his c loak beside her until his master came home. Then she told
him this story: That Hebrew s lave you brought us came to me to make
sport of me. But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside
me and ran out of the house.
When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, This is how
your slave treated me, he burned with anger. Josephs master took him
and put him in prison, the place where the kings prisoners were confined.
But w
hile Joseph was t here in the prison, the Lord was with him; he
showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison
warden. So the warden put Joseph in c harge of all t hose held in the prison,
and he was made responsible for all that was done t here. The warden paid
no attention to anything under Josephs care, because the Lord was with
Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.
40 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt of
fended t heir master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two
officials, the c hief cupbearer and the c hief baker, and put them in custody
in the h
ouse of the captain of the g uard, in the same prison w
here Joseph
was conf ined. The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he
attended them.
After they had been in custody for some time, each of the two men
the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held
in prisonhad a dream the same n
ight, and each dream had a meaning
of its own.
When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were
dejected. So he asked Pharaohs off icials who were in custody with him
in his masters house, Why do you look so sad today?
We both had dreams, they answered, but there is no one to inter
pret them.
Then Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell
me your dreams.
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, In my
dream I saw a vine in front of me, and on the vine were three branches.
As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes.
Pharaohs cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into
Pharaohs cup and put the cup in his hand.
This is what it means, Joseph said to him. The three branches are
three days. Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore
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