40:19 In three more days Pharaoh will decapitate you 1 and impale you on a pole. Then the birds will eat your flesh from you.”
40:22 but the chief baker he impaled, just as Joseph had predicted. 2
41:13 It happened just as he had said 3 to us – Pharaoh 4 restored me to my office, but he impaled the baker.” 5
1 tn Heb “Pharaoh will lift up your head from upon you.” Joseph repeats the same expression from the first interpretation (see v. 13), but with the added words “from upon you,” which allow the statement to have a more literal and ominous meaning – the baker will be decapitated.
2 tn Heb “had interpreted for them.”
sn The dreams were fulfilled exactly as Joseph had predicted, down to the very detail. Here was confirmation that Joseph could interpret dreams and that his own dreams were still valid. It would have been a tremendous encouragement to his faith, but it would also have been a great disappointment to spend two more years in jail.
3 tn Heb “interpreted.”
4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Pharaoh) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “him”; the referent (the baker) has been specified in the translation for clarity.