Genesis 39:19-40:8New American Standard Bible (NASB)
19 Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, “[a]This is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned.20 So Joseph’s master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail.21 But the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.22 The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s [b]charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was [c]responsible for it.23 The chief jailer did not supervise anything under [d]Joseph’s charge because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made to prosper.
Joseph Interprets a Dream
40 Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.2 Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.3 So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.4 The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he [e]took care of them; and they were in confinement for [f]some time.5 Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.6 [g]When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, [h]behold, they were dejected.7 He asked Pharaoh’s officials who were with him in confinement in his master’s house, “[i]Why are your faces so sad today?”8 Then they said to him, “We have [j]had a dream and there is no one to interpret it.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please.”
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