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Genesis 40:1 Then it came about after these things the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

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      Ge 40:1-8. TWO STATE PRISONERS.

      1. the butler--not only the cup-bearer, but overseer of the royal vineyards, as well as the cellars; having, probably, some hundreds of people under him.
      baker--or cook, had the superintendence of every thing relating to the providing and preparing of meats for the royal table. Both officers, especially the former, were, in ancient Egypt, always persons of great rank and importance; and from the confidential nature of their employment, as well as their access to the royal presence, they were generally the highest nobles or princes of the blood.


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Brief Summary: Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh's chief butler and chief baker, the dreams came to pass, the butler forgets to mention Joseph.

1 The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison.
4 Joseph has charge of them
5 Joseph interprels their dreams
20 which come to pass as he described
23 The butler forgets Joseph

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