Agbọ́tí àti alásè
1Kò pẹ́ lẹ́yìn èyí, ni agbọ́tí ọba àti alásè rẹ̀ ṣẹ̀ ọba Ejibiti, olúwa wọn. 2Farao sì bínú sí méjì nínú àwọn ìjòyè rẹ̀, olórí agbọ́tí àti olórí alásè, 3Ó sì fi wọ́n sí ìhámọ́ ní ilé olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́, ní inú ẹ̀wọ̀n ibi tí Josẹfu pẹ̀lú wà. 4Olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́ sì yan Josẹfu láti máa ṣe ìránṣẹ́ wọn.
Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí wọ́n ti wà ní ìhámọ́ fún ìgbà díẹ̀. 5Ni ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan àwọn ọkùnrin méjèèjì náà—olórí agbọ́tí àti olórí alásè ọba Ejibiti, tí a dè sínú túbú, lá àlá ní òru kan náà, àlá kọ̀ọ̀kan sì ní ìtumọ̀ tirẹ̀.
6Nígbà tí Josẹfu dé ọ̀dọ̀ wọn ní òwúrọ̀ ọjọ́ kejì, ó ṣe àkíyèsí pé, inú wọn kò dùn. 7Ó sì bi àwọn ìjòyè Farao tí ó wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ nínú ìhámọ́, nínú ilé olúwa rẹ̀ léèrè pé, “Èéṣe tí ojú yín fi fàro bẹ́ẹ̀ ní òní, tí inú yín kò sì dùn?”
8Wọ́n wí pé, “Àwa méjèèjì ni a lá àlá, kò sì sí ẹni tí yóò túmọ̀ rẹ̀.”
Josẹfu sì wí fún wọn pé, “Ọlọ́run nìkan ni ó ni ìtumọ̀. Ẹ sọ àwọn àlá yín fún mi.”
9Olórí agbọ́tí sì ṣọ́ àlá rẹ̀ fún Josẹfu, wí pé, “Ní ojú àlá mi, mo rí àjàrà kan (tí wọn ń fi èso rẹ̀ ṣe wáìnì) níwájú mi, 10Mo sì rí ẹ̀ka mẹ́ta lórí àjàrà náà, ó yọ ẹ̀ka tuntun, ó sì tanná, láìpẹ́, ó bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ní í ní èso tí ó ti pọ́n. 11Ife Farao sì wà lọ́wọ́ mi, mo sì mú àwọn èso àjàrà náà, mo sì fún un sínú ife Farao, mo sì gbé ife náà fún Farao.”
12Josẹfu wí fún un pé, “Èyí ni ìtumọ̀ àlá rẹ. Ẹ̀ka mẹ́ta náà dúró fún ọjọ́ mẹ́ta. 13Láàrín ọjọ́ mẹ́ta Farao yóò mú ọ jáde nínú ẹ̀wọ̀n padà sí ipò rẹ, ìwọ yóò sì tún máa gbé ọtí fún un, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìṣe rẹ àtẹ̀yìnwá. 14Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ohun gbogbo bá dára fún ọ, rántí mi kí o sì fi àánú hàn sí mi. Dárúkọ mi fún Farao, kí o sì mú mi jáde kúrò ní ìhín. 15Nítorí á jí mi gbé tà kúrò ní ilẹ̀ àwọn Heberu ni, àti pé níhìn-ín èmi kò ṣe ohunkóhun tí ó fi yẹ kí èmi wà ní ìhámọ́ bí mo ti wà yìí.”
16Nígbà tí olórí alásè rí i wí pé ìtumọ̀ tí Josẹfu fún àlá náà dára, ó wí fún Josẹfu pé, “Èmi pẹ̀lú lá àlá: Mo ru agbọ̀n oúnjẹ mẹ́ta lórí, 17Nínú agbọ̀n tí ó wà lókè, onírúurú oúnjẹ ló wà níbẹ̀ fún Farao, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ẹyẹ sì ń ṣà wọ́n jẹ láti inú apẹ̀rẹ̀ náà tí ó wà lórí mi.”
18Josẹfu dáhùn, “Èyí ni ìtumọ̀ àlá rẹ. Agbọ̀n mẹ́ta náà túmọ̀ sí ọjọ́ mẹ́ta. 19Láàrín ọjọ́ mẹ́ta, Farao yóò tú ọ sílẹ̀, yóò sì bẹ́ orí rẹ, yóò sì gbé ara rẹ kọ́ sí orí igi. Àwọn ẹyẹ yóò sì jẹ ara rẹ.”
20Ọjọ́ kẹta sì jẹ́ ọjọ́ ìbí Farao, ó sì ṣe àsè fún gbogbo àwọn ìjòyè e rẹ̀. Ó sì mú olórí agbọ́tí àti olórí alásè jáde kúrò nínú ẹ̀wọ̀n. 21Ó dá olórí agbọ́tí padà sí ipò tí ó wà tẹ́lẹ̀, kí ó ba à le máa fi ago lé Farao ní ọwọ́, 22Ṣùgbọ́n, ó so olórí alásè kọ́ sórí igi, gẹ́gẹ́ bí Josẹfu ti sọ fún wọn nínú ìtumọ̀ rẹ̀ sí àlá wọn.
23Ṣùgbọ́n, olórí agbọ́tí kò rántí Josẹfu mọ́, kò tilẹ̀ ronú nípa rẹ̀.
The Wine Taster and the Baker
1Some time later, the Egyptian king’s baker and wine taster did something their master didn’t like. 2So Pharaoh became angry with his two officials, the chief wine taster and the chief baker. 3He put them in prison in the house of the captain of the palace guard. It was the same prison where Joseph was kept. 4The captain put Joseph in charge of those men. So Joseph took care of them.
Some time passed while they were in prison. 5Then each of the two men had a dream. The men were the Egyptian king’s baker and wine taster. They were being held in prison. Both of them had dreams the same night. Each of their dreams had its own meaning.
6Joseph came to them the next morning. He saw that they were sad. 7They were Pharaoh’s officials, and they were in prison with Joseph in his master’s house. So he asked them, “Why do you look so sad today?”
8“We both had dreams,” they answered. “But no one can tell us what they mean.”
Then Joseph said to them, “Only God knows what dreams mean. Tell me your dreams.”
9So the chief wine taster told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me. 10There were three branches on the vine. As soon as it budded, it flowered. And bunches of ripe grapes grew on it. 11Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand. I took the grapes. I squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup. Then I put the cup in his hand.”
12“Here’s what your dream means,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days. 13In three days Pharaoh will let you out of prison. He’ll give your job back to you. And you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand. That’s what you used to do when you were his wine taster. 14But when everything is going well with you, remember me. Do me a favor. Speak to Pharaoh about me. Get me out of this prison. 15I was taken away from the land of the Hebrews by force. Even here I haven’t done anything to be put in prison for.”
16The chief baker saw that Joseph had given a positive meaning to the wine taster’s dream. So he said to Joseph, “I had a dream too. There were three baskets of bread on my head. 17All kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh were in the top basket. But the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”
18“Here’s what your dream means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days. 19In three days Pharaoh will cut your head off. Then he will stick a pole through your body and set the pole up. The birds will eat your flesh.”
20The third day was Pharaoh’s birthday. He had a feast prepared for all his officials. He brought the chief wine taster and the chief baker out of prison. He did it in front of his officials. 21He gave the chief wine taster’s job back to him. Once again the wine taster put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 22But Pharaoh had a pole stuck through the chief baker’s body. Then he had the pole set up. Everything happened just as Joseph had told them when he explained their dreams.
23But the chief wine taster didn’t remember Joseph. In fact, he forgot all about him.