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;
Genesis 40:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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
Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt.
Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh."
And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled."
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided.
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