And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream…
1. Sad and seduced souls may be brought to open their troubles to such as may truly answer them from God.
2. Things seen in dreams sent by God may signify matters of another nature. So the vine, &c. (ver. 10).
3. Actions are presented in some dreams by God to presage the like really to come (ver. 11).
4. God's gift of interpretation of dreams is a sure oracle.
5. God alone determines the truth to every sign. Three branches, three days (ver. 12).
6. Under symbols God may infallibly teach restitution, and advancement to imprisoned creatures.
7. God's prophets may declare that to others, which they cannot to themselves for good.
8. Restitution of evil-doers to favour must carry orderly ministration therein (ver. 13).
9. God's goodness to sufferers by His prophets, requireth good to them. Remember me (ver. 14).
10. It is not unbeseeming God's prophets to desire their own good.
11. It is reasonable to desire to be known to them who can help them.
12. Liberty is desirable by saints in their restraints.
13. It is just for God's innocents to complain of wrongs.
14. It is equal for God's afflicted ones to plead their own innocency.
15. It is fit for saints to desire freedom from dungeon calamities (ver. 15).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
WEB: They both dreamed a dream, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.