The Cupbearer and the Baker
1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
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 Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”
K.J.V. Bible Text
As Chapter 40 of Genesis begins, we find that the king of Egypt has been offended by the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. They have been taken into custody in the same prison where Joseph is confined, the prison where Joseph has been given over the day to day operations.
After a period of time in the prison, each of those two men had a dream the same night. The dreams were different and the two men were sad because there was no one to interpret the dreams.
Joseph reminded them that the interpretation of dreams belonged to God. He then asked the men to tell him the dreams.
As we know, Joseph in childhood had himself interpreted dreams. I am sure he realized that God would aid him in interpreting the dreams after he was told what they were.
king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.
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