16 When the chief baker(A) saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation,(B) he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets(C) of bread.[a] 17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”

18 “This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days.(D) 19 Within three days(E) Pharaoh will lift off your head(F) and impale your body on a pole.(G) And the birds will eat away your flesh.”(H)

20 Now the third day(I) was Pharaoh’s birthday,(J) and he gave a feast for all his officials.(K) He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker(L) in the presence of his officials: 21 He restored the chief cupbearer(M) to his position,(N) so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand(O) 22 but he impaled the chief baker,(P) just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.(Q)

23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.(R)

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  1. Genesis 40:16 Or three wicker baskets

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