Genesis 41:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 41:11, NIV: "Each of us had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own."

Genesis 41:11, ESV: "we dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation."

Genesis 41:11, KJV: "And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream."

Genesis 41:11, NASB: "Then we had a dream one night, he and I; each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream."

Genesis 41:11, NLT: "One night the chief baker and I each had a dream, and each dream had its own meaning."

Genesis 41:11, CSB: "He and I had dreams on the same night; each dream had its own meaning."

What does Genesis 41:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

One of the court officials to Egypt's ruler is explaining his experience in prison. The man was jailed, then released, and his freedom was predicted by a fellow prisoner (Genesis 40:20–22). Joseph had heard of the cupbearer's dream and accurately interpreted it (Genesis 40:9–13). More recently, the king—known by the title Pharaoh—has struggled to find meaning in two disturbing dreams of his own. Until now, the cupbearer has said nothing about Joseph (Genesis 40:23), but now seems to believe there is benefit in speaking up.

The cupbearer will continue by describing Joseph as "a young Hebrew," and noting how his dream interpretation was perfectly accurate (Genesis 41:12–13).