New International Version
So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, "In my dream I saw a vine in front of me,
King James Bible
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
Darby Bible Translation
Then the chief of the cup-bearers told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
World English Bible
The chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me,
Young's Literal Translation
And the chief of the butlers recounteth his dream to Joseph, and saith to him, 'In my dream, then lo, a vine is before me!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There is no interpreter - They either had access to none, or those to whom they applied could give them no consistent, satisfactory meaning.
Do not interpretations belong to God? - God alone, the Supreme Being, knows what is in futurity; and if he have sent a significant dream, he alone can give the solution.
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.
Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
"We both had dreams," they answered, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."
and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes.
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