Genesis 41:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 41:13, NIV: And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was impaled.'

Genesis 41:13, ESV: And as he interpreted to us, so it came about. I was restored to my office, and the baker was hanged.”

Genesis 41:13, KJV: And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

Genesis 41:13, NASB: And just as he interpreted for us, so it happened; Pharaoh restored me in my office, but he hanged the chief baker.'

Genesis 41:13, NLT: And everything happened just as he had predicted. I was restored to my position as cup-bearer, and the chief baker was executed and impaled on a pole.'

Genesis 41:13, CSB: It turned out just the way he interpreted them to us: I was restored to my position, and the other man was hanged."

What does Genesis 41:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The ruler of Egypt, called by the title "Pharaoh," is struggling to understand two dreams (Genesis 41:1–7). This inspires one of his court officials to speak up. This man is a cupbearer, likely in charge of serving and protecting the king's wine. Some time ago, this man was jailed (Genesis 40:2). In prison, he and another official had prophetic dreams. These dreams were accurately interpreted by one of their fellow prisoners, Joseph (Genesis 40:20–22; 41:9–12).

What Joseph claimed about these dreams came true exactly as he had said. This would have been of great interest to Pharaoh, since his own advisors were unable to give his dreams meaning (Genesis 41:8). This will lead to yet another sudden change in Joseph's status, as the Egyptian king has him summoned from the jail (Genesis 41:14).