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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe after these things, that the Butler of the King of Egypt, and his Baker, had offended their lord the King of Egypt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now after these things the chief servant who had the care of the wine, and the chief bread-maker in Pharaoh's house, did something against Pharaoh's orders;
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass after these things, [that] the cup-bearer of the king of Egypt and the baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

It happened after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, after these things -- the butler of the king of Egypt and the baker have sinned against their lord, against the king of Egypt;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 40:1


40:1 We should not have had this story of Pharaoh's butler and baker recorded in scripture, if it had not been serviceable to Joseph's preferment. The world stands for the sake of the church, and is governed for its good. Observe, [1.] Two of the great officers of Pharaoh's court having offended the king are committed to prison. Note, High places are slippery places; nothing more uncertain than the favour of princes. Those that make God's favour their happiness, and his service their business, will find him a better master than Pharaoh was, and not so extreme to mark what they do amiss. Many conjectures there are concerning the offence of these servants of Pharaoh; some make it no less than an attempt to take away his life; others no more but the casual lighting of a fly into his cup, and a little sand in his bread: whatever it was, Providence, by this means, brought them into the prison where Joseph was.


Discussion for Genesis 40:1

  • Stephen for verse 1
    Does this also represent Jesus s judgement over the earth or even deeper when, after his crucifixion he spent three days in hell sheol preaching to the fallen angels: 1 Peter 3:18-20. Will even some of these go back to serving God?

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