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1 Mosebog 40

Josef tyder drømme i fængslet

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

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

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

„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.”

Først fortalte mundskænken sin drøm: „I drømmen så jeg en vinstok. 10 Den havde tre grene, som begyndte at skyde knopper, og senere fik den blomster. Snart var der også klaser af modne druer på den. 11 Jeg 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. 13 Inden 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. 14 Når 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. 15 Jeg 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.”

16 Da 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. 19 Inden 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.”

20 To[a] 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. 21 Mundskænken fik sit tidligere embede tilbage, så han igen rakte Farao bægeret. 22 Men bageren lod han henrette, som Josef havde forudsagt. 23 Mundskænken glemte imidlertid alt om Josef i fængslet.

Footnotes

  1. 40,20 På hebraisk: „den tredje dag”, hvilket svarer til „to dage efter” på dansk.

King James Version

Genesis 40

1And 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.

And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

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.

And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

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?

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.

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.

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.