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40:1 (vii) And it came to pass after these things, [that] the butler of the king of Mitzrayim and [his] baker had offended their master the king of Mitzrayim.
40:2 And Paroh was wroth against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Yosef (יוסף) [was] bound.
40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Yosef (יוסף) with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Mitzrayim, which [were] bound in the prison.
40:6 And Yosef (יוסף) came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, hinnei, they [were] sad.
40:7 And he asked Paroh's officers that [were] with him in the ward of his master's house, saying, Wherefore look ye [so] sadly to day?
40:8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Yosef (יוסף) said unto them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to Elohim (אלהים)? tell me [them], I pray you.
40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Yosef (יוסף), and said to him, In my dream, hinnei, a vine [was] before me;
40:10 And in the vine [were] three branches: and it [was] as though it budded, [and] her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
40:11 And Paroh's cup [was] in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Paroh's cup, and I gave the cup into Paroh's hand.
40:12 And Yosef (יוסף) said unto him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The three branches [are] three days:
40:13 Yet within three days shall Paroh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Paroh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
40:14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Paroh, and bring me out of this house:
40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of eretz the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Yosef (יוסף), I also [was] in my dream, and, hinnei, [I had] three white baskets on my head:
40:17 And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all manner of bakemeats for Paroh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
40:18 And Yosef (יוסף) answered and said, This [is] the interpretation thereof: The three baskets [are] three days:
40:19 Yet within three days shall Paroh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
40:20 (Maftir) And it came to pass the third day, [which was] Paroh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his avadim: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his avadim.
40:21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Paroh's hand:
40:22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Yosef (יוסף) had interpreted to them.
40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Yosef (יוסף), but forgat him.
Haftarah Vayeshev: Amos 2:6-3:8
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