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.
Yusufu Annyonnyola Ebirooto
140:1 Nek 1:11Oluvannyuma lw’ebyo omusenero wa kabaka w’e Misiri wamu n’omukulu wa bafumbi be ne banyiiza mukama waabwe kabaka w’e Misiri. 240:2 Nge 16:14, 15Falaawo n’asunguwalira nnyo abakungu be abo: omusenero n’omukulu w’abafumbi, 340:3 Lub 39:20n’abawaayo mu mikono gy’omukulu w’ekkomera, Yusufu mwe yali. 440:4 Lub 39:4Omukulu w’ekkomera n’abawa Yusufu okubakuuma, n’abalabirira, ne babeera mu kkomera.
540:5 Lub 41:11Naye ekiro kimu omusenero n’omukulu wa bafumbi aba kabaka w’e Misiri abaali mu kkomera ne baloota, buli omu ekirooto kye, era nga buli kimu kirina amakulu gaakyo. 6Yusufu bwe yajja gye bali ku makya, n’abalaba nga beeraliikirivu. 740:7 Nek 2:2N’alyoka abuuza abakungu ba Falaawo abaali naye mu kkomera, mu nnyumba ya mukama waabwe nti, “Lwaki leero mulabika nga mweraliikiridde?”
840:8 a Lub 41:8, 15 b Lub 41:16; Dan 2:22, 28, 47Ne bamuddamu nti, “Twaloose ebirooto, naye tewali wa kubivvuunula.” Awo Yusufu n’abagamba nti, “Katonda y’abivvuunula. Kale mbasaba mubimbuulire.”
9Awo omusenero n’ategeeza Yusufu ekirooto kye n’agamba nti, “Nalabye omuti omutiini mu kirooto. 10Ku mutiini nga kuliko amatabi asatu, gwabadde gwakatojjera ne gumulisa, ebirimba ne bibaako zabbibu ennyengevu. 11Nga nkute ekikopo kya Falaawo mu ngalo zange, ne nzirira zabbibu ne nzikamulira mu kikopo kya Falaawo, ne nkimukwasa.”
1240:12 Lub 41:12, 15, 25; Dan 2:36; 4:19Yusufu n’alyoka amugamba nti, “Gano ge makulu gaakyo: amatabi asatu, ze nnaku esatu; 13mu nnaku ssatu Falaawo alikuggya mu kkomera n’akuzza mu kifo kyo, era olimukwasa ekikopo nga bwe wakolanga edda ng’oli musenero we. 1440:14 a Luk 23:42 b Yos 2:12; 1Sa 20:14, 42; 1Bk 2:7Kyokka onzijukiranga ng’otuuse mu maaso ga Falaawo, onzijukiranga n’onjogerako gy’ali nkwegayiridde, alyoke anzigye mu kkomera. 1540:15 Lub 37:26-28Kubanga ddala naggyibwa buggyibwa mu nsi y’Abaebulaniya; ate na wano sirina kye nakola kinsaanyiza kuteekebwa mu kkomera.”
Ekirooto ky’Omukulu wa Bafumbi
16Omukulu w’abafumbi ba Falaawo bwe yalaba ng’amakulu g’ekirooto ky’oli gaali malungi, n’agamba Yusufu nti, “Nange naloose ekirooto: nga neetisse ku mutwe ebibbo by’emigaati bisatu. 17Mu kibbo ekyokusatu mwabaddemu buli ngeri ya mmere enjokye eya Falaawo. Kyokka ng’ennyonyi zigiriira ku mutwe gwange.”
1840:18 nny 12Awo Yusufu n’amuddamu nti, “Gano ge makulu gaakyo: ebibbo ebisatu z’ennaku ssatu; 1940:19 nny 13bwe wanaayitawo ennaku ssatu Falaawo ajja kukutemako omutwe, akuwanike ku muti, omulambo gwo guliibwe ebinyonyi.” 2040:20 a Mat 14:6-10 b Mak 6:21Ku lunaku olwokusatu, lwali lunaku lwa mazaalibwa ga Falaawo, n’akolera abaweereza be bonna embaga, n’atumya omusenero n’omukulu w’abafumbi. 2140:21 nny 13Omusenero n’amuzza ku mulimu gwe, n’atandika okuweereza Falaawo, 2240:22 a nny 19 b Zab 105:19kyokka ye omukulu w’abafumbi n’amuwanika ku muti, nga Yusufu bwe yavvuunula ebirooto byabwe.
2340:23 Yob 19:14; Mub 9:15Naye omusenero n’atajjukira Yusufu n’amwerabira n’atamussaako mwoyo.