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Genesis 40:1-23

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. 2Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. 4The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.

After they had been in custody for some time, 5each 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.

6When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. 7So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

8“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.”

9So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me, 10and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11Pharaoh’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. 13Within 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. 14But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. 15I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.”

16When 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.40:16 Or three wicker baskets 17In 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. 19Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.”

20Now 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: 21He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand— 22but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.

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

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 40:1-23

Yosef Kyerɛ Dae Ase

1Mmere bi akyi no, ɛbaa sɛ Misraimhene Farao nsahyɛfo panyin ne ne brodotofo panyin fom no. 2Farao bo fuw ne nsahyɛfo panyin no ne ne brodotofo panyin no yiye. 3Enti ɔde wɔn koguu afiase wɔ ɔwɛmfo panyin Potifar no fi, beae koro no ara a wɔde Yosef kɔtoo no. 4Ɔwɛmfo panyin Potifar de wɔn hyɛɛ Yosef nsa sɛ, ɔnhwɛ na ɔnyɛ nea ehia wɔn nyinaa mma wɔn.

Wɔdaa afiase hɔ kyɛɛ kakraa no, 5nnipa baanu no nyinaa a na wɔyɛ ɔhene Farao brodotofo panyin ne nsahyɛfo panyin a na wogu afiase hɔ no sosoo adae anadwo koro no ara. Na saa adae abien no mu biara wɔ ne nkyerɛase.

6Ade kyee a Yosef baa nneduafo baanu no nkyɛn no, ohuu sɛ wɔn nyinaa ayeyɛ bosobosoo. 7Obisaa Farao fi mpanyimfo nneduafo a na wɔne no gu afiase hɔ no se, “Adɛn nti na nnɛ de, mo werɛ ahow mo ho sɛɛ?”

8Nneduafo no buaa Yosef se, “Anadwo yi, yɛn baanu nyinaa sosoo adae, nanso yennya obiara wɔ ha nkyerɛ yɛn ase.”

Yosef nso ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Ɛwɔ mu sɛ Onyankopɔn na ɔkyerɛ dae ase de, nanso monka mo dae a mososoe no nkyerɛ me.”

9Enti Farao nsahyɛfo panyin no dii kan kaa ne dae a ɔsoo no kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Me dae mu no, mihuu bobe dua. 10Na saa bobe dua no wɔ mman abiɛsa. Eguu nhwiren, hyehyɛ nyin yɛɛ kasiaw beree. 11Na mikura ɔhene Farao nsa kuruwa. Metetew bobe aba no, kyikyi guu ɔhene Farao nsa kuruwa no mu, de maa no sɛ ɔnnom.”

12Yosef ka kyerɛɛ nsahyɛfo panyin deduani no se, “Wo dae no ase ni: mman abiɛsa a wuhui no kyerɛ nnansa. 13Nnansa ntam no, Farao beyi wo, ama woakodi wo dibea sɛ ɔhene nsahyɛfo panyin. Na wode Farao kuruwa bɛhyɛ ne nsa sɛnea na woyɛ no kan no. 14Na sɛ esi wo yiye a, kae me na yɛ me adɔe; ka me ho asɛm kyerɛ ɔhene Farao, na ɔmma wommeyi me mfi afiase ha. 15Efisɛ manyɛ bɔne biara na wɔkyeree me fii me manfo Hebrifo asase so de me baa ha. Na ɛha nso mpo a meda yi, manyɛ mfomso biara a ɛsɛ sɛ wogyina so de me to afiase.”

16Bere a brodotofo panyin deduani no huu sɛ Yosef akyerɛ nsahyɛfo panyin no dae no ase, ama atɔ asom no, ɔka kyerɛɛ Yosef se, “Me nso, mesoo dae bi. Me dae no mu no, na meso nkɛntɛn abiɛsa a brodo gugu mu. 17Kɛntɛn a esi soro pɛɛ no, na nnuan ahorow a wɔato a mede rekɔma Farao gu mu a na nnomaa sisi aduan no so wɔ mʼatifi redi.”

18Yosef ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wo dae a wosoo no nkyerɛase ni, Nkɛntɛn abiɛsa no gyina hɔ ma nnansa. 19Nnansa ntam no, Farao bɛma wɔabeyi wo afi afiase ha, atwa wo ti, de wo sin no akɔsɛn dua so, ama nnomaa asosɔw wo nam.”

20Ne nnansa so no, na Farao redi nʼawoda. Enti ɔtoo pon kɛse bi maa ne mpanyimfo ne ne fifo nyinaa. Ɔsoma ma wokoyii ne brodotofo panyin ne ne nsahyɛfo panyin nneduafo no fii afiase hɔ baa nʼanim. 21Ɔhene Farao san de ne nsahyɛfo panyin no sii ne sibea ma ɔhyɛɛ ɔhene Farao nsa. 22Nanso ne brodotofo panyin no de, Farao ma wɔkɔsɛn no sɛnea Yosef kyerɛɛ ne dae no ase kyerɛɛ no no pɛpɛɛpɛ.

23Nsahyɛfo panyin no nso werɛ fii Yosef a wankae no koraa.