New Living Translation
Finally, the king's chief cup-bearer spoke up. "Today I have been reminded of my failure," he told Pharaoh.
King James Bible
Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
Darby Bible Translation
Then spoke the chief of the cup-bearers to Pharaoh, saying, I remember mine offences this day.
World English Bible
Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I remember my faults today.
Young's Literal Translation
And the chief of the butlers speaketh with Pharaoh, saying, 'My sin I mention this day:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
41:9 I remember my faults this day - in forgetting Joseph. Some think he means his faults against Pharaoh, for which he was imprisoned, and then he would insinuate, that through Pharaoh had forgiven him, he had not forgiven himself. God's time for the enlargement of his people will appear, at last, to be the fittest time. If the chief butler had at first used his interest for Joseph's enlargement, and had obtained, it is probable, he would have gone back to the land of the Hebrews, and then he had neither been so blessed himself, nor such a blessing to his family. But staying two years longer, and coming out upon this occasion to interpret the king's dreams, way was made for his preferment. The king can scarce allow him time, but that decency required it, to shave himself, and to change his raiment, Ge 41:14. It is done with all possible expedition, and Joseph is brought in perhaps almost as much surprised as Peter was, Acts 12:9, so suddenly is his captivity brought back, that he is as one that dreams, Psa 126:1. Pharaoh immediately, without enquiring who or whence he was tells him his business, that he expected he should interpret his dream.
LibraryAppendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
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Some time later, Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer and chief baker offended their royal master.
Pharaoh became angry with these two officials,
And please remember me and do me a favor when things go well for you. Mention me to Pharaoh, so he might let me out of this place.
Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought.
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