Genesis 40:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 40:10, NIV: and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes.

Genesis 40:10, ESV: and on the vine there were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters ripened into grapes.

Genesis 40:10, KJV: 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:

Genesis 40:10, NASB: and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.

Genesis 40:10, NLT: The vine had three branches that began to bud and blossom, and soon it produced clusters of ripe grapes.

Genesis 40:10, CSB: On the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms came out and its clusters ripened into grapes.

What does Genesis 40:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Pharaoh's former cupbearer and baker (Genesis 40:1–4), imprisoned with Joseph (Genesis 39:11–15), have both dreamed prophetic dreams on the same night (Genesis 40:5–8). Joseph, claiming that God will reveal the meaning of those dreams, has asked to hear them.

The cupbearer's dream involved a grapevine (Genesis 40:9), no surprise for someone who's profession involved wine. In his dream, the vine's three branches developed into ripe grapes extremely quickly. Modern readers might picture a time lapse video of grapes growing. The cupbearer will continue to explain how he gives the results to Pharaoh, and Joseph will explain this to be a good sign (Genesis 40:11–13).