- And it came to pass after these things,
that the chief cupbearer of the king of Egypt
and the chief baker trespassed against their
lord the king of Egypt.
- And Pharao was
wroth with his two eunuchs, with his chief
cupbearer, and with his chief baker.
he put them in ward, into the prison, into
the place whereinto Joseph had been led.
- And the chief keeper of the prison committed
them to Joseph, and he stood by
them; and they were some days in the prison.
- And they both [a] had a dream in one
night; and the vision of the dream of the
chief cupbearer and chief baker, who belonged
to the king of Egypt, who were in
the prison, was this.
- Joseph went in to
them in the morning, and saw them, and
they had been troubled.
- And he asked
the eunuchs of Pharao who were with him
in the prison with his master, saying, Why
is it that your countenances are sad to-day?
- And they said to him, We have seen a
dream, and there is no interpreter of it.
And Joseph said to them, Is not the interpretation
of them through God? tell them
then to me.
- And the chief cupbearer related
his dream to Joseph, and said, In my
[b] dream a vine was before me.
- And in the
vine were three stems; and it budding shot
forth blossoms; the clusters of grapes were
- And the cup of Pharao was in my
hand; and I took the bunch of grapes, and
squeezed it into the cup, and gave the cup
into Pharao's hand.
- And Joseph said to
him, This is the interpretation of it. The
three stems are three days.
- Yet three
days and Pharao shall remember thy office,
and he shall restore thee to thy place of
chief cupbearer, and thou shalt give the cup
of Pharao into his hand, according to thy
former high place, as thou wast wont to be
- But remember me of thyself,
when it shall be well with thee, and thou
shalt deal mercifully with me, and thou
shalt make mention of me to Pharao, and
thou shalt bring me forth out of this dungeon.
- For surely I was stolen away out
of the land of the Hebrews, and here I have
done nothing, but they have cast me into
- And the chief baker saw that he
interpreted aright; and he said to Joseph, I
also saw a dream, and methought I took up
on my head three baskets of mealy food.
- And in the upper basket there was the
work of the baker of every kind which Pharao
eats; and the fowls of the air ate them
out of the basket that was on my head.
- And Joseph answered and said to him,
This is the interpretation of it; The three
baskets are three days.
- Yet three days,
and Pharao shall take away thy head from
off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree, and
the birds of the sky shall eat thy flesh from
- And it came to pass on the third
day that it was Pharao's birth-day, and he
made a banquet for all his servants, and he
remembered the office of the cupbearer and
the office of the baker in the midst of his
- And he restored the chief cupbearer
to his office, and he gave the cup
into Pharao's hand.
- And he hanged the
chief baker, as Joseph, interpreted to them.
- Yet did not the chief cupbearer remember
Joseph, but forgot him.
[a] Gr. saw.
[b] Gr. sleep.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]