Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 40

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Genesis 39 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 41
GENESIS 40:1
JPS 40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.
ONK 40:1 And after these things the cup-bearer and the baker of the king of Mizraim offended their master, the king of Mizraim.
PAL 40:1 And after these things it was shown, saying, The chief of the butlers of the king of Mizraim, and the chief of the bakers, have offended; having taken counsel to throw the poison of death into his food, and into his drink, to kill their master the king of Mizraim.
 
GENESIS 40:2
JPS 40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
ONK 40:2 And Pharoh was angry with two of his chiefs, with the chief of the cupbearers and with the chief of the bakers.
PAL 40:2 And Pharoh was angry when he heard concerning his two servants, the chief cup-bearer and the chief baker.
 
GENESIS 40:3
JPS 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.
ONK 40:3 And he gave them into ward in the house of the captain of the executioners (killers) in the house of the prison, the place where Joseph was confined.
PAL 40:3 And he gave them in ward in the house of the chief executioner, the prison house where Joseph was confined.
 
GENESIS 40:4
JPS 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph to be with them, and he ministered unto them; and they continued a season in ward.
ONK 40:4 And the captain of the executioners appointed Joseph with them, and he ministered to them, and they were certain days in ward.
PAL 40:4 And the chief executioner intrusted Joseph with them, and he served them, and they were certain days in the house of custody.
 
GENESIS 40:5
JPS 40:5 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, who were bound in the prison.
ONK 40:5 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 cupbearer and the baker of the king of Mizraim, who were confined in the house of the bound.
PAL 40:5 And they dreamed a dream, both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man his own dream, and the interpretation of his companion's dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Mizraim who were confined in the prison.
 
GENESIS 40:6
JPS 40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad.
ONK 40:6 And Joseph came to them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were melancholy.
PAL 40:6 And Joseph came to them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were troubled.
 
GENESIS 40:7
JPS 40:7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his master's house, saying: 'Wherefore look ye so sad to-day?'
ONK 40:7 And he asked the chiefs of Pharoh who were with him in ward, in his master's house, saying, Why are your faces evil to-day?
PAL 40:7 And Joseph asked the chiefs of Pharoh who were with him in the custody of his master's house, saying, Why is the look of your faces more evil to-day than all the other days that you have been here?
 
GENESIS 40:8
JPS 40:8 And they said unto him: 'We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it.' And Joseph said unto them: 'Do not interpretations belong to God? tell it me, I pray you.'
ONK 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Are not interpretations from before the Lord? Relate it now to me.
PAL 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter for it. And Joseph answered, Are not the interpretations of dreams from the Lord? Tell it now to me.
 
GENESIS 40:9
JPS 40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him: 'In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
ONK 40:9 And the chief of the cupbearers related his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me,
PAL 40:9 And the chief of the butlers related his dream to Joseph, and said to him, I saw in my dream, and, behold, a vine was before me.
 
GENESIS 40:10
JPS 40:10 and in the vine were three branches; and as it was budding, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes,
ONK 40:10 and in the vine were three branches: and it was, as it sprouted, it produced buds, and, having flowered, ripened clusters of grapes.
PAL 40:10 And in the vine were three branches; and as it sprouted it brought forth buds, and immediately they ripened into clusters, and became grapes.
 
GENESIS 40:11
JPS 40:11 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.'
ONK 40:11 And the cup of Pharoh was in my hand; and I took grapes and expressed them into Pharoh's cup, and gave the cup into Pharoh's hand.
PAL 40:11 And I saw till they gave the cup of Pharoh into my hand, and I took the grapes, and expressed them into Pharoh's cup, and gave the cup into Pharoh's hand.
 
GENESIS 40:12
JPS 40:12 And Joseph said unto him: 'This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;
ONK 40:12 And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation: the three branches are three days.
PAL 40:12 And Joseph said to him, This is the end of the interpretation of the dream. The three branches are the three Fathers of the world, Abraham, Izhak, and Jakob, the children of whose sons are to be enslaved in Mizraim in clay and brick (work,) and in all labour of the face of the field: but afterwards shall they be delivered by the hand of three shepherds. As thou hast said, I took the grapes and expressed them into Pharoh's cup, and gave the cup into Pharoh's hand: It is the vial of wrath which Pharoh (himself) is to drink at the last. But thou, the chief butler, shalt receive a good reward, concerning the good dream which thou hast dreamed; and the interpretation of it, to thyself, is this: The three branches are three days until thy liberation.
JER 40:12 And Joseph said, This is the interpretation of the dream: The three branches are the three Fathers of the world, Abraham, Izhak, and Jakob, the children of whose sons will be enslaved in the land of Mizraim, and will be delivered by the hand of three faithful pastors,(104) who may be likened to the clusters. And whereas thou hast said, I took the grapes and expressed them into the cup of Pharoh, and gave the cup into Pharoh's hand: It is the cup of retribution which Pharoh is to drink at the last. As to thyself, the chief of the butlers, thou wilt not lose thy reward; for this dream which thou hast dreamed is good. Nevertheless the interpretation of the dream (as relating to himself) Joseph had not told him; but afterwards he explained it, when it pleased him. And Joseph said to him, The three branches are three days.
 
GENESIS 40:13
JPS 40:13 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee unto thine office; and thou shalt give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
ONK 40:13 At the end of three days, Pharoh will remember thee(196) and restore thee to thy service, and thou wilt give the cup into Pharoh's hand, according to thy former custom when thou wast cup-bearer to him.
PAL 40:13 At the end of three days the memory of thee will come before Pharoh, and he will lift up thy head with honour, and restore thee to thy service, and thou wilt give the cup of Pharoh into his hand, according to thy former custom in pouring out(103) for him.
 
GENESIS 40:14
JPS 40:14 But have me in thy remembrance when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.
ONK 40:14 But let remembrance of me be with thee when it shall be well with thee, and do me favour, I beseech thee, and remember me before Pharoh, and deliver me from this prison.
PAL 40:14 Joseph, leaving his higher trust(105) and retaining confidence in a man, said to the chief butler, But be thou mindful of me when it shall be well with thee, and act kindly by me, and remember me before Pharoh, and obtain my deliverance from this prison house.
 
GENESIS 40:15
JPS 40:15 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.'
ONK 40:15 For I was verily taken by fraud from the land of the Hivraee, and here have I done nothing evil that I should be imprisoned.
PAL 40:15 For I was verily carried away dishonestly from the land of the Hivraee; and here also I have done nothing evil, that they should put me in prison.
 
GENESIS 40:16
JPS 40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph: 'I also saw in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head;
ONK 40:16 And when the master of the bakers saw that he had interpreted pleasantly, he said to Joseph, I also (was) in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of confectionery(197) were upon my head,
PAL 40:16 And the chief baker, when he understood the interpretation of his companion's dream, seeing that he had interpreted well, began to speak with an impatient tongue, and said to Joseph, I also saw in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of fine cakes were upon my head;
JER 40:16 And, behold, three baskets of hot loaves were upon my head;
 
GENESIS 40:17
JPS 40:17 and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.'
ONK 40:17 and in the upper basket were all (sorts of) food for Pharoh, the work of the baker; and the birds ate them from the basket that was on my head.
PAL 40:17 and in the upper basket of all delicious meat for Pharoh made by the confectioner: and the birds ate them from the basket upon my head.
 
GENESIS 40:18
JPS 40:18 And Joseph answered and said: 'This is the interpretation thereof: the three baskets are three days;
ONK 40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: The three baskets are three days;
PAL 40:18 Joseph answered and said, This is its interpretation. The three baskets are the three enslavements with which the house of Israel are to be enslaved. But thou, the chief of the bakers, wilt receive an evil award, by the dream which thou hast dreamed. And Joseph explained it, as it was proper in his eyes, and said to him: This is its interpretation to thyself. The three baskets are three days until thy death.
JER 40:18 And he said to him, The three baskets are the three heavy enslavements which are to happen to the house of Israel in the land of Mizraim, in clay, and in bricks, and in all work on the face of the field. It will be that Pharoh king of Mizraim will decree evil decrees against Israel, and throw their children into the river. Nevertheless Pharoh will perish, and his host be destroyed, but the sons of Israel will go forth redeemed with uncovered head. And thou, the chief of the bakers, wilt receive punishment; for this dream which thou hast dreamed is evil. But the interpretation of the dream Joseph did not (at once) make known to him; but afterwards Joseph expounded it, when it pleased him. And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of the dream. The three baskets are three days.
 
GENESIS 40:19
JPS 40:19 within yet 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.'
ONK 40:19 at the end of three days will Pharoh remove thy head from off thee, and will hang thee upon a gibbet, and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee.
PAL 40:19 At the end of three days, Pharoh with the sword will take away thy head from thy body, and will hang thee upon a gibbet, and the birds will eat thy flesh from thee.
 
GENESIS 40:20
JPS 40:20 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 the head of the chief baker among his servants.
ONK 40:20 And it was on the third day, the day of the nativity of Pharoh, that he made a feast for all his servants, and he took the head(198) of the chief cupbearer and the head(199) of the chief of the bakers in the midst of his servants.
PAL 40:20 And it was on the third day, the nativity of Pharoh, that he made a feast to all his servants. And he lifted up the head of the chief butler, and the head of the chief baker, in the midst of his servants.
 
GENESIS 40:21
JPS 40:21 And he restored the chief butler back unto his butlership; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
ONK 40:21 And he restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he gave the cup into Pharoh's hand.
PAL 40:21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership, because he found he had not been in that counsel. And he gave the cup into Pharoh's hand.
 
GENESIS 40:22
JPS 40:22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
ONK 40:22 And the chief of the bakers he hanged, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
PAL 40:22 But the chief baker he hanged, because he had taken counsel to kill him, even as Joseph had expounded to them.
 
GENESIS 40:23
JPS 40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him.
ONK 40:23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgat him.
PAL 40:23 But because Joseph had withdrawn from(106) the mercy that is above, and had put his confidence in the chief butler, he waited on the flesh. Therefore the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgat him, until from the Lord came the time of the end that he should be released.
JER 40:23 Joseph left the mercy above, and the mercy beneath, and the mercy which accompanied him from his father's house, and put his confidence in the chief butler: he trusted in the flesh, and the flesh he tasted of, even the cup of death. Neither did he remember the scripture where it is written expressly, Cursed shall be the man who trusteth in the flesh, and setteth the flesh as his confidence. Blessed shall be the man who trusteth in the Name of the Word of the Lord, and whose confidence is the Word of the Lord. Therefore the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgat him, until the time of the end came that he should be released.
 
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