King James Version

Genesis 40:1-23

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. 2And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

5¶ 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. 6And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. 7And 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?40.7 look…: Heb. are your faces evil? 8And 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. 9And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; 10And 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: 11And 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. 12And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: 13Yet 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.40.13 lift…: or, reckon 14But 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:40.14 think…: Heb. remember me with thee 15For 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. 16When 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:40.16 white: or, full of holes 17And 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.40.17 bakemeats…: Heb. meat of Pharaoh, the work of a baker, or, cook 18And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: 19Yet 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.40.19 lift…: or, reckon thee, and take thy office from 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.40.20 lifted…: or, reckoned 21And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: 22But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat 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.