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Genesis 40 vs. 9-15 with Betty

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 9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

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:

11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

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 Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

The chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream of a vine with three branches which clustered with grapes which the cupbearer then squeezed into Pharaoh’s cup. In the dream, he placed the filled cup in Pharaoh’s hand.

Joseph interpreted the dream to mean that in three days time Pharaoh would restore the cupbearer to his former position and he would resume putting the cup in the Pharaoh’s hand just as he had done in the past. 

Joseph then told the cupbearer to remember him and show kindness toward him when he was back in favor with Pharaoh, explaining that he should be shown this kindness because he was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews and even in Egypt had done nothing to warrant being imprisoned.

It seems that God’s assistance to Joseph in the interpretation of the dream may lead to an opportunity for something good to happen to Joseph in the future.

Betty Killebrew

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