40:8 They told him, “We both had dreams, 1 but there is no one to interpret them.” Joseph responded, “Don’t interpretations belong to God? Tell them 2 to me.”
40:19 In three more days Pharaoh will decapitate you 3 and impale you on a pole. Then the birds will eat your flesh from you.”
1 tn Heb “a dream we dreamed.”
2 tn The word “them” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 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.