Genesis 40:22
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New International Version
but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.

King James Bible
But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he hanged the chief of the bakers, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

World English Bible
but he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief of the bakers he hath hanged, as Joseph hath interpreted to them;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Pharaoh's birthday - The distinguishing a birthday by a feast appears from this place to have been a very ancient custom. It probably had its origin from a correct notion of the immortality of the soul, as the commencement of life must appear of great consequence to that person who believed he was to live for ever. St. Matthew (Matthew 14:6) mentions Herod's keeping his birthday; and examples of this kind are frequent to the present time in most nations.

Lifted up the head of the chief butler, etc. - By lifting up the head, probably no more is meant than bringing them to trial, tantamount to what was done by Jezebel and the nobles of Israel to Naboth: Set Naboth on high among the people; and set two men, sons of Belial, to bear witness against him, etc.; 1 Kings 21:9, etc. The issue of the trial was, the baker alone was found guilty and hanged; and the butler, being acquitted, was restored to his office.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he hanged.

Genesis 40:8,19 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them...

Genesis 41:11-13,16 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream...

Jeremiah 23:28 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully...

Daniel 2:19-23,30 Then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven...

Daniel 5:12 For as much as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences...

Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree.

Library
The Political Constitution of Egypt
The king, the queen, and the royal princes--Administration under the Pharaohs--Feudalism and the Egyptian priesthood, the military--The citizens and country people. Between the Fayum and the apex of the Delta, the Lybian range expands and forms a vast and slightly undulating table-land, which runs parallel to the Nile for nearly thirty leagues. The Great Sphinx Harmakhis has mounted guard over its northern extremity ever since the time of the Followers of Horus. Illustration: Drawn by Boudier,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 2

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Genesis 40:1
Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.

Genesis 40:19
Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh."

Genesis 41:13
And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled."

Esther 7:10
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided.

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