Parsha vaYeishev Aliyah 7

Bereishit (Genesis) 40:1—23

Chapter 40

1And it happened after these things that the cupbearer of the king of Mitzrayim and the baker transgressed against their master, against the king of Mitzrayim. 2Pharaoh was enraged at his two courtiers, the Chamberlain of the Cupbearers and the Chamberlain of the Bakers. 3And he placed them in the ward of the house of the Chamberlain of the Butchers, into the prison, the place where Yosef was confined. 4The Chamberlain of the Butchers appointed Yosef to be with them, and he attended them and they remained in the ward for a period of days.

5The two of them dreamt a dream, each one had his on the same night, each one according to the interpretation of his dream ― the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Mitzrayim who were confined in the prison.

6Yosef came to them in the morning. He saw them and behold! they were aggrieved.

7And he asked Pharaoh’s courtiers who were with him in the ward of his master’s house, saying, “Why do you appear downcast today?” 8And they said to him, “We dreamt a dream, but there is no interpretation for it.” So Yosef said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to G-d? Relate it to me, if you please.”

9Then the Chamberlain of the Cupbearers recounted his dream to Yosef and said to him, “I my dream ― behold! there was a grapevine in front of me! 10On the grapevine were three tendrils; and it was as though it budded ― its blossoms bloomed and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand and I took the grapes, pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I placed the cup in Pharaoh’s palm.”

12Yosef said to him, “This is its interpretation: The three tendrils are three days. 13In another three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and will restore you to your post, and you will place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as was the former practice when you were his cupbearer. 14If only you would think of me with yourself when he benefits you, and you will do me kindness, if you please, and mention me to Pharaoh, then you would get me out of this building.

15For indeed I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing for them to have put me in the dungeon.”

16The Chamberlain of the Bakers saw that he had interpreted well, so he said to Yosef, “I too! In my dream ― behold! three wicker baskets were on my head. 17And in the uppermost basket were all kinds of Pharaoh’s food ― baker’s handiwork ― and the birds were eating them from the basket above my head.”

18Yosef responded and said, “This is the interpretation: The three baskets are three days. 19In three days Pharaoh will lift your head from you and hang you on a tree; birds will eat your flesh from you.”

20And it was on the third day, Pharaoh’s birthday that he made a feast for all his servants and he counted the Chamberlain of the Cupbearers and the Chamberlains of the Bakers among his servants. 21He restored the Chamberlain of the Cupbearers to his cupbearing and he placed the cup on Pharaoh’s palm. 22But he hanged the Chamberlain of the Bakers, just as Yosef had interpreted to them.

23Yet the Chamberlain of the Cupbearers did not remember Yosef, but he forgot him.

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