Chapter 40
It happened after these things, that the butler of the queen of Egypt and her baker offended their domina, the queen of Egypt.
Pharaoh was angry with her two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.
She put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Josephine was bound.
The captain of the guard assigned them to Josephine, and she took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.
They both dreamed a dream, each woman her dream, in one night, each woman according to the interpretation of her dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the queen of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.
Josephine came in to them in the morning, and saw them, and saw that they were sad.
She asked Pharaoh's officers who were with her in custody in her master's house, saying, "Why do you look so sad today?"
They said to her, "We have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it." Josephine said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Please tell it to me."
The chief cupbearer told her dream to Josephine, and said to her, "In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me,
and in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes.
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."
Josephine said to her, "This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days.
Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give Pharaoh's cup into her hand, the way you did when you were her cupbearer.
But remember me when it will be well with you, and show kindness, please, to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.
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."
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, she said to Josephine, "I also was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head.
In the uppermost basket there was all kinds of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head."
Josephine answered, "This is the interpretation of it. The three baskets are three days.
Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you."
It happened the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that she made a feast for all her servants, and she lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among her servants.
She restored the chief cupbearer to her position again, and she gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
but she hanged the chief baker, as Josephine had interpreted to them.
Yet the chief cupbearer didn't remember Josephine, but forgot her.