Genesis Chapter 40

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Genesis 40

1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

5 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.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand:

22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

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22 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 40

  1. Forget.

    I know that sometimes we have a man or woman of God teaching God’s word and sometimes we forget what was told what it was. But when we do our bible reading for ourselves it confirms what they told us. Joseph was captured. Oh no…what do we do now?? I love all the people in the Bible that God used to tell us a word from on High. I can’t do without any direction. Well….thankyou Jesus. For finding me a place to hear your word.

    Psalm 119:27/
    Help me to understand your laws, and I will meditate on your wonderful teachings.

  2. The Two Dreams
    Gen.40:5-7 The two imprisoned court officials had dreams that perplexed them. Joseph’s immediate response was do not interpretations belong to God?
    Gen.41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying , It is not in me: God shall give Pharoah an answer of peace.

  3. Verse 23 MSG says “But the head cupbearer never gave Joseph another thought; he forgot all about him.” This made me think of how sometimes we may forget about coming back and saying “Thank you, Lord for answering my prayer”. We may be praying and praying about something, then the Lord answers and we forget all about who just brought us through; just like the cupbearer forgot about Joseph.

  4. 14. But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

    23. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

    Expect it: don’t depend on people, they will let you down; most of them are human, after all…God is faithful, you can depend on Him; He has never and will never let anyone down.

    I thank God for the mountains
    I thank God for the valleys
    I thank Him for the storms He’s brought me through
    For if I’d never had a problem
    I’d never know that He could solve them
    I’d never know what faith in His Word could do

    Through it all
    Through it all
    I’ve learned to trust in Jesus
    I’ve learned to trust in God
    Through it all
    Through it all
    I’ve learned to depend upon His Word
    -Andre Crouch

  5. iLove to eat more Word
    “Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭40:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Let’s not forget the things people do for us. We should be people of our Word and we should always help others when we get the opportunity

  6. NEVER STOP USING YOUR TALENT

    20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

    21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand:

    22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

    23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

    One should never stop using one’s talent no matter what stage of our lives we are. We have a responsibility to God to use our talent for His Glory without concern of what might be going on or where you might be. The talent given by God is to be used in the Mountain top as well as the valley low. Joseph is in jail and if he didn’t use his talent Lord knows what would of happened; but as he said It Come From God!!! He interpreted and only asked to never be forgotten but once in freedom the butler got busy with his life. How many of us once taken out of the muddy ditch and been cleansed, freed, and saved by Christ forgotten to go back and help others??? They are still waiting for someone to share the Good News of Salvation, who better than YOU to show them, YOU were right there with them, sick, dirty, tired, and dead. Jesus picked you up, cleaned you up, and set your feet in solid grown!!! Who did YOU forget??? Who should YOU go get out of that prison of sin??? Don’t be a butler be a JOSEPH !!!! use your talents, go rescue, share the Gospel and bring life to the dead!!! IN JESUS NAME AMEN

  7. THE VOICE OF MY COUNTENANCE

    5 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.
    6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
    7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
    8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

    The countenance of a believer is far more important that we may think. Our countenace is identified by not only our facial expressions, but more importantly, our attitude. Joseph noticed first of the butler and baker that they were sad. Confusion, bad news, disappointment, rejection, failure and uncertainty about our future are some of the occurrences that cause a sad countenance.

    Our countenance speaks before our lips speak. Often our countenance determines the tone of our conversations. The sad countenance of the dreamers was met with encouragement from the Leader Joseph. Joseph found a way to bring GOD into their situation.

    As Leaders we should be alert to the countenance of others and invest to assist them in being encouraged by the Hope, Grace and Peace of GOD.

    As Believers we should be encouraged by the Hope, Grace and Peace of GOD that is in us through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost.

    John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

    Be of GOOD CHEER!

    What is your COUNTENANCE speaking today?

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  8. “In the Pits of Life”

    “In the pits of life” are unpleasant circumstances in which we have no control over, or we are not able to remove ourselves from.
    Joseph was “in the pits of life.” He was in prison for a crime he did not commit. Yet in this chapter, he teaches us how to respond when we are ” in the pits of life” by Serving and Ministering to others and not wallowing around in self-pity.

    First, Joseph knew that God was with him. Gen. 39:2a & 21a
    Gen. 39:2a, “And the Lord was with Joseph…”
    Gen. 21a, “But the Lord was with Joseph.”

    Second, he Served the chief butler and chief baker. Gen. 40:3-4
    Gen. 40:3, “And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.”
    Gen. 40:4 “And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.”

    Last, he Ministered to their needs. Gen. 40:7-8
    Gen. 40:7, “And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sad?”
    Gen. 40:8, “And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpratations belong to God? Tell me them, I pray you.”

    So, when you find yourself “in the pits of life” remember:
    God is with you
    Be a Servant
    Minister to there
    and you won’t have time to wallow around in self-pity

    MORE Serving
    MORE Ministering

  9. 21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand:
    22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
    23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

    You are not forgotten.

    Gods plan for our lives are perfect. His timing is everything. Sometimes we hair have to wait.

  10. God’s timing is not our timing, and His timing is perfect. It would have been awesome for the Chief Butler to have remember Joseph the very day he was restored to his position, but that didn’t happened. Apparently God wasn’t finished with Joseph in the pit at that time. Perhaps he had more to learn, or more to accomplish while there.

    God sees our end from beginning and knows exactly what we need and when we have need of it. The challenge for us it to accept his timing.

  11. 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
    God knows the deepest meanings to all things. We may be confused and lost when it comes to life, but we serve a God who never is!

  12. Genesis 40:21 (KJV Strong’s)

    21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand:

    When we pray for the will of God to be done we are not just asking for God to do something but rather to do something God’s way. When he works it isn’t just the situation but all those that will be involved in the situation in time. Joseph had no clue that the butler had to be restored simply because he needed to be there to let pharaoh know he knew someone that could interpret a dream. Praying for God’s will should be synonymous with patience. He will work it out his way, in his time, the best way possible.

  13. God was with Joseph in prison. Yet Joseph clearly set to work with a will to be helpful . The conviction that God is with us in every circumstance frees us to keep on doing our best however great our setbacks. Joseph’s faithfulness prepared him for the sudden advancement he experiences. If we cannot be faithful in small things we cannot expect great things to follow. Proving our faithfulness in small things is the best preparation for greatness. I Praise God For All The Great Things He Is Doing In My Family And I.

  14. “And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?” The word of God (Jesus) shows that all can have dreams, and with a purpose; yet the true meaning may just be, unknown. One that finds themselves in a similar circumstance (bound) and has such a dream would be very wise to inquire of the God chosen man, as they did (butler and butcher); as one’s dream may also have a significant meaning. Dear God, help me to truly see and hear; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  15. 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

    May we not forget the Lord after he ansswers our prayers and after blessings come. Lets not forget the prison where he brought us from.

  16. I can only imagine how Joseph felt after the cup bearer forgot about him. I imagine he was joyous at the cupbearers release. “Surely I will be released” he must have thought. This would not be the case, at least for now. Joseph had to endure the time between the hope of the promise and ya matriculation. Likewise, we must hold onto the hope we have, in this life and the next. Remember, God gave us a promise. Maybe it was a paid IFT commitment or the salvation of a family member. Whatever it is, though the time between the promise and the fulfillment may be long, it will come to pass.

  17. “As time went on, it happened that the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt crossed their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the head cupbearer and the head baker, and put them in custody under the captain of the guard; it was the same jail where Joseph was held. The captain of the guard assigned Joseph to see to their needs. After they had been in custody for a while, the king’s cupbearer and baker, while being held in the jail, both had a dream on the same night, each dream having its own meaning. When Joseph arrived in the morning, he noticed that they were feeling low. So he asked them, the two officials of Pharaoh who had been thrown into jail with him, “What’s wrong? Why the long faces?” After they had been in custody for a while, the king’s cupbearer and baker, while being held in the jail, both had a dream on the same night, each dream having its own meaning. When Joseph arrived in the morning, he noticed that they were feeling low. So he asked them, the two officials of Pharaoh who had been thrown into jail with him, “What’s wrong? Why the long faces?”

    They said, “We dreamed dreams and there’s no one to interpret them.” Joseph said, “Don’t interpretations come from God? Tell me the dreams.””
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭40:4-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Not every message you receive from God will be one you want to hear. You’re given people to help you understand what God is trying to say when you’re too far away from Him to understand/interpret them.

  18. “And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭40:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    When we go through things or might seem like it is going to last forever, but it is only for a season. Don’t grow weary, keep working diligently. What ever it is it will only last for a season.

  19. v 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to GOD? tell me them I pray you.

    If we have a need or need a solution all we have to do is ASK GOD.
    “In him we live, and move, and have our being”

  20. 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

    23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

    People you may have helped may have forgotten about you now in your troubles, but later in life, they may end up helping get your blessing!

  21. Hope

    Genesis 40:20 NLT
    Pharaoh’s birthday came three days later, and he prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff. He summoned his chief cup-bearer and chief baker to join the other officials.

    Commentary on this passage tells that the birthday of Pharaoh was held as a holiday in which even servants were invited to join in the celebration. Pharaoh even prepared a banquet for those serving him. It seems strange to suddenly transition between speaking of Pharaoh birthday to then mentioning the butler and baker again but some say this time of celebration came with a reviewing of the cases of those in prison like the butler and baker. While some received amnesty and forgiveness for their offenses, like the butler, others received punishment, like the baker. However, the trend seemed to remain that attention was brought to those individuals.

    The butler and baker both seemed in equal states of despair at first, but hope came when Joseph began to share the meaning of their dreams; the butler received a good interpretation, and the baker asked for his interpretation as well in hope it would also be good. Three days later, a reexamination of their cases was made. They were not left to sit around in questioning for the rest of their lives, never knowing for sure what would happen. Pharaoh’s birthday gave an opportunity but God made events unfold just how they needed to be. We don’t need to despair in seemingly endless, unresolved issues but rather we must trust in God and declare Him as sovereign Lord over our lives. He can bring resolution and peace about situations where it seems bleak with man, and He can command the storm winds to be still in an instant.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

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