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.
Mnyweshaji Na Mwokaji
1Baada ya muda, mnyweshaji na mwokaji wa mfalme wa Misri, wakamkosea bwana wao, mfalme wa Misri. 240:2 Mit 16:14; Es 2:21Farao akawakasirikia hawa maafisa wake wawili, mnyweshaji mkuu na mwokaji mkuu, 340:3 Mwa 37:36; 39:20akawaweka chini ya ulinzi katika nyumba ya mkuu wa kikosi cha ulinzi katika gereza lile lile alimofungwa Yosefu. 440:4 Mwa 37:36; 42:17Mkuu wa kikosi cha ulinzi akawakabidhi kwa Yosefu, naye akawahudumia.
Walipokuwa wamekaa chini ya ulinzi kwa muda, 5kila mmoja wa hao wawili waliokuwa wamewekwa gerezani, yaani mnyweshaji na mwokaji wa mfalme wa Misri, waliota ndoto usiku mmoja, na kila ndoto ilikuwa na maana yake tofauti.
6Yosefu alipowajia asubuhi yake, akawaona kwamba walikuwa na huzuni. 7Ndipo Yosefu akawauliza maafisa hao wa Farao waliokuwa chini ya ulinzi pamoja naye nyumbani mwa bwana wake, akasema, “Mbona nyuso zenu zimejaa huzuni leo?”
840:8 Mwa 41:8, 15; Kum 29:29Wakamjibu, “Sisi sote tuliota ndoto, lakini hapakuwa na mtu yeyote wa kuzifasiri.”
Ndipo Yosefu akawaambia, “Je, kufasiri ndoto si kazi ya Mungu? Niambieni ndoto zenu.”
9Basi mkuu wa wanyweshaji akamweleza Yosefu ndoto yake. Akamwambia, “Katika ndoto yangu niliona mzabibu mbele yangu, 1040:10 Isa 27:6; Hos 14:7nao mzabibu ulikuwa na matawi matatu. Mara tu ulipoanza kuchipua, maua yalichanua na vishada vyake vikawa zabibu zilizoiva. 11Kikombe cha Farao kilikuwa mkononi mwangu, nikazitwaa zabibu, nikazikamua katika kikombe cha Farao, na nikaweka kikombe mkononi mwake.”
1240:12 Dan 2:36Yosefu akamwambia, “Hii ndiyo maana yake: Matawi matatu ni siku tatu. 1340:13 Yos 1:11Katika siku hizi tatu, Farao atakutoa gerezani na kukuweka tena kwenye nafasi yako, nawe utaweka kikombe cha Farao mikononi mwake, kama vile ulivyokuwa unafanya ulipokuwa mnyweshaji wake. 1440:14 1Sam 25:31; 1The 2:7Lakini wakati mambo yatakapokuwia mazuri, unikumbuke, unifanyie wema, useme mema juu yangu kwa Farao ili niondoke huku gerezani. 15Kwa maana nilichukuliwa kwa nguvu kutoka nchi ya Waebrania, na hata hapa nilipo sikufanya lolote linalostahili niwekwe gerezani.”
1640:16 Amo 8:1-2Yule mwokaji mkuu alipoona kuwa Yosefu amefasiri ikiwa na maana nzuri, akamwambia Yosefu, “Mimi pia niliota ndoto: Kichwani mwangu kulikuwepo vikapu vitatu vya mikate. 17Katika kikapu cha juu kulikuwa na aina zote za vyakula vilivyookwa kwa ajili ya Farao, lakini ndege walikuwa wakivila kutoka kwenye kikapu nilichokuwa nimebeba kichwani.”
1840:18 Mwa 40:12Yosefu akamwambia, “Hii ndiyo maana yake: Vikapu vitatu ni siku tatu. 1940:19 Kum 21:22-23; 1Sam 17:44Katika siku hizi tatu, Farao atakata kichwa chako na kukutundika juu ya mti. Nao ndege watakula nyama ya mwili wako.”
20Mnamo siku ya tatu, ilikuwa kumbukumbu ya kuzaliwa kwa Farao, naye akawaandalia maafisa wake wote karamu. Akawatoa gerezani mnyweshaji mkuu na mwokaji mkuu, akawaweka mbele ya maafisa wake: 2140:21 2Fal 25:27; Yer 52:31Ndipo akamrudisha mnyweshaji mkuu kwenye nafasi yake, ili aweke kikombe mikononi mwa Farao tena, 22lakini akamwangika yule mwokaji mkuu, sawasawa na jinsi Yosefu alivyowaambia katika tafsiri yake.
2340:23 Mhu 1:11Pamoja na hayo, mnyweshaji mkuu hakumkumbuka Yosefu, bali alimsahau.