The Book of Jasher
|XLVI:1 In those days Joseph was still confined in the prison house in the land of Egypt.
XLVI:2 At that time the attendants of Pharaoh were standing before him, the chief of the butlers
and the chief of the bakers which belonged to the king of Egypt.
XLVI:3 And the butler took wine and placed it before the king to drink, and the baker placed bread
before the king to eat, and the king drank of the wine and ate of the bread, he and his
servants and ministers that ate at the king’s table.
XLVI:4 And whilst they were eating and drinking, the butler and the baker remained there, and
Pharaoh’s ministers found many flies in the wine, which the butler had brought, and stones
of nitre were found in the baker’s bread.
XLVI:5 And the captain of the guard placed Joseph as an attendant on Pharaoh’s officers, and
Pharaoh’s officers were in confinement one year.
XLVI:6 And at the end of the year, they both dreamed dreams in one night, in the place of
confinement where they were, and in the morning Joseph came to them to attend upon them
as usual, and he saw them, and behold their countenances were dejected and sad.
XLVI:7 And Joseph asked them, Why are your countenances sad and dejected this day? And they
said unto him, We dreamed a dream, and there is no one to interpret it; and Joseph said unto
them, Relate, I pray you, your dream unto me, and Elohim shall give you an answer of peace
as you desire.
XLVI:8 And the butler related his dream unto Joseph, and he said, I saw in my dream, and behold
a large vine was before me, and upon that vine I saw three branches, and the vine speedily
blossomed and reached a great height, and its clusters were ripened and became grapes.
XLVI:9 And I took the grapes and pressed them in a cup, and placed it in Pharaoh’s hand and
he drank; and Joseph said unto him, The three branches that were upon the vine are three
XLVI:10 Yet within three days, the king will order thee to be brought out and he will restore thee
to thy office, and thou shalt give the king his wine to drink as at first when thou wast his
butler; but let me find favor in thy sight, that thou shalt remember me to Pharaoh when it
will be well with thee, and do a kindness unto me, and get me brought forth from this prison,
for I was stolen away from the land of Canaan and was sold for a slave in this place.
Commentary on Jasher XLVI:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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