Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

1. Mosebog 40:1-23

Josef tyder drømme i fængslet

1Nogen tid senere skete det, at kongen blev vred på sin hofbager og sin mundskænk. 2Han blev så vred, 3at han satte dem i fængsel, det samme fængsel, hvor Josef var. 4De sad inde i nogen tid, og fængselsinspektøren satte Josef til at have opsyn med dem.

5En nat havde både hofbageren og mundskænken en drøm, og hver drøm havde sin egen betydning. 6Næste morgen, da Josef kom ind til dem, bemærkede han, at de to mænd virkede mere mismodige end normalt.

7„Hvorfor er I så triste i dag?” spurgte han.

8„Vi havde nogle underlige drømme i nat,” forklarede de, „men der er ingen, som kan tyde dem for os.”

„Drømmetydning er Guds sag!” sagde Josef. „Fortæl mig, hvad I drømte.”

9Først fortalte mundskænken sin drøm: „I drømmen så jeg en vinstok. 10Den havde tre grene, som begyndte at skyde knopper, og senere fik den blomster. Snart var der også klaser af modne druer på den. 11Jeg stod med Faraos vinbæger i hånden, så jeg tog drueklaserne og pressede saften ud i bægeret, og rakte det til Farao.”

12„Jeg ved godt, hvad den drøm betyder,” sagde Josef. „De tre grene betyder tre dage. 13Inden tre dage vil Farao føre dig ud af fængslet og give dig dit gamle job tilbage, så du igen rækker ham bægeret som før, da du var hans mundskænk. 14Når det så går dig godt igen, vil jeg bede dig om at huske mig og lægge et godt ord ind for mig hos Farao, så jeg kan komme ud herfra. 15Jeg har ikke gjort noget forkert. Jeg blev kidnappet fra hebræernes land, og her i Egypten har jeg heller ikke gjort noget, man kunne sætte mig i fængsel for.”

16Da hofbageren hørte den positive tydning af den første drøm, fortalte han også sin drøm til Josef. „I drømmen bar jeg tre kurve med brød på hovedet,” sagde han. 17„I den øverste kurv var der alle mulige slags bagværk til Faraos bord, men fuglene kom og spiste det hele!”

18„Nu skal jeg sige dig, hvad den drøm betyder,” sagde Josef. „De tre kurve betyder tre dage. 19Inden tre dage vil Farao føre dig ud af fængslet—men så vil han hugge hovedet af dig og hænge dig op på en pæl, så fuglene kan komme og æde din krop.”

20To40,20 På hebraisk: „den tredje dag”, hvilket svarer til „to dage efter” på dansk. dage efter var det Faraos fødselsdag, og han holdt en fest for sine hoffolk. Da lod han sin mundskænk og sin hofbager komme ud fra fængslet. 21Mundskænken fik sit tidligere embede tilbage, så han igen rakte Farao bægeret. 22Men bageren lod han henrette, som Josef havde forudsagt. 23Mundskænken glemte imidlertid alt om Josef i fængslet.

New International Version

Genesis 40

The Cupbearer and the Baker

1Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. 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 prison—had a dream the same night, 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 Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret 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, 10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup and put the cup in his hand.”

12 “This is what it means,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days. 13 Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer. 14 But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. 15 I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.”

16 When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation, he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread.[a] 17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”

18 “This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days. 19 Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.”

20 Now the third day was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials: 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand— 22 but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.

23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 40:16 Or three wicker baskets